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Human Rights Tribunal Finds the Canadian Government Is Racially Discriminating Against 163,000 First Nations Children

Ottawa, ON – January 26, 2016 – In a landmark ruling released today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services (“FNCFS Program”) and failing to implement Jordan’s Principle to ensure equitable access to government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016150 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Mourns Tragedy in La Loche, SK

January 22, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and members of Manitoba’s Métis Community expressed grief and shock over the horrible tragedy that took place in La Loche, Saskatchewan. “My heart is broken for those who have lost loved ones in this senseless act of violence,” stated President Chartrand. “Many of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016133 Views

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Media Advisory: Prominent national organizations seek commitment that inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be truly national and comprehensive

January 22, 2016 In an open letter sent this week, five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can: Focus on the extreme violence faced by Indigenous women and girls and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016121 Views

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Media Advisory: Important Human Rights Decision to be Issued January 26, 2016

OTTAWA – January 22, 2016 – The Canadian Human Rights Commission has learned that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will issue a decision next Tuesday, January 26, in a case that affects the welfare of thousands of First Nations children and families living on reserves. At issue in this case is whether the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016171 Views

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Women, Allies and International Human Rights Experts Gather to Strategize National Inquiry into MMIWG

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the Canadian Journal of Women in Law (CJWL) will host a symposium on murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and the forthcoming national inquiry on January 30 and 31, 2016 at the University of Ottawa. This […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016134 Views

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NWAC urges survivors, families and loved ones of MMIWG to actively participate in pre-inquiry consultations

(January 19, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― Be advised that the Government of Canada’s pre-inquiry consultation meetings are underway, and they are open to survivors, families, and loved ones of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, as well as representatives of front-line and Indigenous organizations. This is your opportunity to be heard on the national level. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016186 Views

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First National Summit Focusing on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Families and the Justice System

January 8, 2016 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and representatives from police agencies, the criminal justice system and victims services participated in a two-day summit in Winnipeg to share their stories, challenges and recommendations to move forward on this critical national issue, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “It was an honour to welcome […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2016204 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Hajdu and Bennett will be available to the media following the second meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, along with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will be available to the media following their meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2016158 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Pre-Inquiry Online Survey

January 5, 2016 Today, as part of its commitment to an inclusive and respectful engagement process, the Government of Canada announced the launch of an online survey to inform the design of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Building on the input gathered from the engagement sessions being held across Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2016155 Views

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MHRC Joins Commissions Across Canada in Support of the TRC’s Calls to Action

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission (MHRC) challenges all Manitobans to actively take steps to implement the TRC’s Calls to Action – to repair, strengthen and build relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Reconciliation among these groups will require meaningful action by governments, public service agencies, educators, religious institutions, media, the private sector and individual citizens. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015240 Views

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