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PSAC applauds victory for First Nations children

“Kids win.” That’s how Dr. Cindy Blackstock describes the recent decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal finding that there has been widespread discrimination against children who live on reserve. Legal analysts say this decision will forever alter the way in which the Canadian government provides services to First Nations citizens. Dr. Blackstock, the executive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016652 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Media Availability with Minister Bennett

January 28, 2016 Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the Iqaluit meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2016375 Views

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The MNC Extends Condolences to the Village of La Loche

The Métis National Council leadership and staff extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to all families of those involved in the tragic events that occurred Friday, January 22, 2016 and to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Donations have been made to assist with funeral costs to the families through the Metis Legal Research and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016591 Views

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Adoption Council Applauds Human Rights Tribunal Decision re: First Nations Children

OTTAWA, ON–(January 26, 2016) – The Adoption Council of Canada applauds the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights tribunal, which has today recognized the federal government’s discrimination in the provision of child and family services for First Nations’ children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon. The First Nations Caring Society, whose […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016694 Views

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Funding supports B.C. organizations tackling racism in communities

Fourteen community organizations throughout the province, from Victoria to Fort St. James, are each receiving up to $20,000 for the delivery of anti-racism projects. In total, the Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism is contributing $262,898 to organizations like the YMCA of Greater Vancouver or the Port Alberni Friendship Centre that have especially strong connections to their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016689 Views

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UNICEF responds to landmark decision of the Human Rights Tribunal, outlining critical next steps for Canada’s children

TORONTO/OTTAWA, January 26, 2016—UNICEF Canada has responded to today’s ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that involved a complaint against the federal government alleging that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve amounts to discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. UNICEF Canada’s President and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016684 Views

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Kairos: Human Rights Tribunal ruling a win for Indigenous children & reconciliation

January 26, 2016 Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada urges the Canadian government to act immediately to implement the landmark ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which today announced that the federal government has discriminated against 163,000 children and their families because they are Indigenous. In February 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016723 Views

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Statement from CUPE’s National President on shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan

Jan 25, 2016 On behalf of all CUPE members, we offer our deepest condolences to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders affected by Friday’s tragedy. CUPE members in schools across Canada work to provide a safe learning environment that fosters the best opportunity for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016564 Views

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) extends our sincere condolences to the community of La Loche

The Ontario Native Women’s Association staff and Board of Directors are saddened to hear of the tragic school shooting that occurred in the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday, January 22, 2016. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and community members affected by this tragedy. At this time, we offer […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016636 Views

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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, 2016905 Views

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NWAC Stands with La Loche Community School in Wake of January 22 Shooting

(January 22, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada is heartbroken to hear of the horrific shooting that took place at La Loche Community School in the small and primarily Indigenous community of La Loche, Saskatchewan earlier today. Though details on this tragedy are still developing, our regional members are doing everything […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016598 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, 2016381 Views

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Métis Nation Mourns Deaths in La Loche

Ottawa, ON (January 22, 2016) – Métis National Council President Clément Chartier expressed his shock and horror at the shooting deaths in the predominantly Métis community of La Loche in northwestern Saskatchewan. “It is unbelievable that a killing on this scale can occur in one of our communities,” said President Chartier. “My grand-daughter attends that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016704 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, 2016678 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, 2016683 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, 2016748 Views

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Ontario Helping Northern, Rural and Remote Communities Address Violence Against Women

Province Introduces New Measures to Support Agencies January 22, 2016 Today, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at the Women’s Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy & Area to announce that Ontario is introducing two new initiatives to help rural, remote and Northern communities address violence against women. Violence Against Women agencies […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016626 Views

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Minister Ganley discusses key justice and public safety issues with colleagues across Canada

Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley issued the following statement after meeting with federal, provincial and territorial justice and public safety ministers in Quebec City: “Today was an important step in building collaborative and healthy relationships with my federal, provincial and territorial counterparts in justice and public safety. I look forward to working further […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016642 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Media Availability with Ministers Bennett, Wilson-Raybould and Joly

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be available to the media to discuss the Montréal meeting with family members and loved ones of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016670 Views

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Justice and Public Safety Ministers From Across the Country Meet in Quebec City to Work Together on Key Issues Facing Canadians

January 21, 2016 – Quebec City, QC Today, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded a one-day meeting to discuss justice and public safety priorities for Canadians. With a new federal government and a number of new provincial and territorial governments, this meeting was an opportunity to build new relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016627 Views

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Media Advisory: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

January 21, 2016 Media Availability with Ministers Bennett and Joly Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be available to the media to discuss the Québec meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 2016593 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, 2016640 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Ministers Hajdu and Bennett’s media availability Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, along with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the Halifax meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

by mmnationtalk on January 19, 2016830 Views

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Amnesty International Film Festival – Nelson BC

Mark your calendar and come in from the cold to be inspired, alarmed, moved to action…and even entertained. Coffee and goodies available… by donation ($10 suggested for each 2-film session). Shambhala Performance Centre, Selkirk College Nelson campus. Friday January 29 7:00 pm Showing – The Abominable Crime (66 min) – Lessons in Dissent (98 min) […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 2016731 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada hears challenge to mandatory minimum sentencing, a case with critical implications for women’s equality

January 13, 2016 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF is in Ottawa at the Supreme Court of Canada as an intervener in Lloyd v R. The case challenges the constitutionality of a section of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which creates a mandatory minimum jail term of one year for drug possession in specific […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2016801 Views

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UBCM: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry

Jan. 13, 2016 The Government of Canada announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In order to inform the design of the inquiry, Canada has now developed a discussion guide, and launched an online survey for public input. Building on input gathered […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2016691 Views

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Benefits available from child intervention class action

Albertans who were injured as children while under provincial guardianship between 1966 and 2008 may be eligible for Victims of Crime benefits. The Court of Queen’s Bench approved the settlement of a class action suit regarding the government’s role to seek compensation for children injured as a result of abuse, assault or other crimes while […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2016849 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Whitehorse meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2016592 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, 2016929 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the third meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2016756 Views

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Justice Conference: Traditional Family & Community Relationships

February 3, 4 & 5  2016 Ramada Hotel, 806 Idylwyld Drive, Saskatoon, SK The File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council has partnered with the Touchwood Agency Tribal Council, Yorkton Tribal Council and the Department of Justice Canada on a 3 day gathering and Justice Conference focusing on Traditional Family & Community Relationships. Download the Registration Form (PDF […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 2016922 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, 2016738 Views

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

PUBLIC ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 5, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada has learned that pre-inquiry consultations with survivors, family members and loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will begin tomorrow (January 6, 2016) in Thunder Bay, Ontario and will be hosted by Minister Carolyn […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 2016841 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, 2016733 Views

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NAN Encourages Participation in MMIWG Meeting

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum encourages NAN members to participate in the federal government’s pre-inquiry discussion meeting in Thunder Bay next week as part of the design process for a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “It is appropriate that the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2016746 Views

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Invitation to a Meeting with Ministers to design an Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – January 5th and January 6th, 2016 in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Dear Survivors, Families and Loved Ones: On December 8 2015, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of the Status of Women, Patty Hajdu, and the Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, announced the launch of a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In the first phase […]

by aanationtalk on January 3, 2016894 Views

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NUPGE: Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a gift to us all

“The two or three Mi’kmaq women who sat with Nora Bernard around her kitchen table in Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1987 strengthened us all. They believed in themselves. They believed they could find many more men and women of good will to stand with them and fight the good fight for dignity and justice for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015735 Views

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Ontario needs human trafficking task-force: report

Ontario should provide funding for a province-wide task force to combat human trafficking, according to a report released after an investigation into sexual violence in the province. The report said that the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment recognizes that human trafficking, although often hidden, is a major problem in Ontario. Victims are forced […]

by pmnationtalk on December 21, 2015620 Views

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RCMP: Assembly of First Nations

Commissioner’s speaking points Assembly of First Nations December 9, 2015 Gatineau, Quebec Good afternoon. National Chief Bellegarde, Elders and all Chiefs in attendance. I’m so very pleased to be here before you today. First, let me acknowledge the Algonquin people on whose traditional territory we meet. Thank you one and all. The RCMP’s relationship with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015816 Views

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Public engagement report for the Crime Prevention Strategy

Start Date: December 18, 2015 End Date: December 31, 2015 Nunavut-wide 45 sec Between November 2013 and July 2014, the Department of Justice visited Nunavut’s 25 communities, and held public engagement meetings on crime prevention. Hundreds of Nunavummiut shared their thoughts, including youth, Elders, municipal leaders, concerned citizens, law enforcement and community justice committees. Information […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2015355 Views

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CUPE applauds release of TRC final report, heeds calls to action

CUPE is applauding the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. The report describes the devastating history of the residential school system for Indigenous peoples in Canada and outlines 94 calls to action. It’s the result of six years of work by the commission. Prime Minister Trudeau has promised to fully implement the calls to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015833 Views

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Open Letter: Plecas Review Must be Withdrawn and RCY Recommendations Fully Implemented

December 17, 2015 Dear Premier Clark and Minister Cadieux: Two reports were released this week that touch on the lives of Aboriginal children and youth. One was written by a Justice and will transform Canada’s relationship with Aboriginal peoples. The other by a government insider, flippantly dismisses the value of reports written by Justices, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015816 Views

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Ontario Provincial Police’s Report: Missing and Unsolved Murdered Indigenous People

As a leader in addressing violence against Aboriginal women in the province, ONWA is pleased that the OPP has released a report on missing and murdered Aboriginal people as a first step toward building relationships and sharing information. ONWA believes the report is a good first step, however, we continue to stress the importance of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015790 Views

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FHQ Tribal Council Elected Leadership Dismayed by RPS Claim of No Racism Within Ranks

(Fort Qu’Appelle, SK) The elected leadership of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council met yesterday and discussed the remarks made on December 10, 2015 by Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen regarding the issue of racism within the Regina Police Service. While we acknowledge the positive steps made throughout the years between Indigenous groups and the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2015936 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, 2015665 Views

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Natan Obed responds to the Release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report

December 15, 2015 National Inuit Leader Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization, addressed a crowd in Ottawa during the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the release of its final report. “I would like to recognize all Inuit who have participated in the truth-telling events, who […]

by aanationtalk on December 16, 2015701 Views

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NWAC stands in solidarity with the #TRC

NWAC stands in solidarity with Truth and Reconciliation Commission upon the release of their final report on tragic Indian residential school legacy in Canada (December 15, 2015) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada seeks to extend gratitude and solidarity to our brave friends at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). […]

by aanationtalk on December 16, 2015676 Views

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The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Building a Bridge over a Tragic Past towards a Future Together

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 15, 2015 – The AFNQL greeted today’s release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a bridge and as steps for Canada to follow in order to move beyond a shameful past to a future in which Canadians will take pride. The report proposes a number of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015623 Views

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TRC Final Report A Roadmap to Move from Apology to Action

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) welcomes the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report that calls on the Government of Canada to confront the ‘cultural genocide’ of the Indian Residential School system and move from apology to action for reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples. “We welcome the TRC’s final report and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015703 Views

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All Canadians must support reconciliation

December 15, 2015 Today the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report documenting the dark history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system, in which more than 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis children were subjected to systemic racism, abuse and other forms of mistreatment. The final report, formed after six years of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015704 Views

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