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Human Rights Tribunal begins historic case alleging Federal Government discrimination against First Nation children in state care

OTTAWA, Sept. 14 – Today, a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal began hearing a historic case which asserts the federal government is discriminating against thousands of First Nation children in the federal child welfare system. It is the first time a human rights complaint case involving discrimination against First Nations has been filed with the Human […]

by NationTalk on September 14, 20091964 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Marks Second Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA, Sept. 11 – September 13, 2009 marks the second anniversary of the passing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada was one of only four countries in the world to vote against the UN Declaration, and continues to oppose it.”September 13 is a landmark day for the world’s Indigenous […]

by NationTalk on September 12, 20091469 Views

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Media Advisory: Historic First Nations Human Rights Case reaches the Human Rights Tribunal

OTTAWA, Sept. 11 – For the first time in history a case alleging that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations families and children will be heard by a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.This first and historic case which proceeds before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on September 14th, asserts that the federal government has […]

by NationTalk on September 11, 20091348 Views

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AFN National Chief Issues “Back to School” Statement to First Nations Students and Families

OTTAWA, Sept. 8 – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo today issued the following statement: “Today marks the day when many students across the country are returning to school. And for some, it will be their first day of school, the start of a new journey.I want to take this opportunity to congratulate […]

by NationTalk on September 8, 20091186 Views

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