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The AMC marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) marks November 25, 2020 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is also the first day of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence running to December 10, which is World Human Rights Day. AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20206 Views

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Statement to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

From: Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “In Canada and around the world, an estimated one in three women still experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. This abuse can occur in many forms, from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20205 Views

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Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Calls for Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights to ensure accountability for victims and survivors of crime

November 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, Heidi Illingworth, the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, released a Progress Report: The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (CVBR) and called upon Parliament to conduct its Statutory Review of the legislation. In her role as Federal Ombudsman, Illingworth led an in-depth examination and assessment of Canada’s performance […]

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Lawyers familiar with Ontario inquest process call for more accountability after deaths at Thunder Bay jail – CBC

Emily Hill of Aboriginal Legal Services says inquests show deaths are preventable but province isn’t listening Nov 25, 2020 Going through a provincial inquest into the death of someone in the government’s custody is often traumatizing for the family members that Emily Hill has represented. The senior staff lawyer with Aboriginal Legal Services says that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20208 Views

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Increasing the Use of Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters in Canada – Baseline Report

Baseline Report Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on Restorative Justice Acknowledgements: The Working Group thanks all the ministries and jurisdictions that provided data, as well as the Research Subcommittee members for their help and advice. Product Information © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2020 Cat. No.: PS4-266/2020E-PDF ISBN: 978-0-660-35441-5 Synopsis The Research Subcommittee of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20207 Views

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Betty Ann Adam: The Neil Stonechild case, decades later – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

In the years since I wrote these reflections on police treatment of Indigenous men, we’ve seen signs of progress, but also ongoing disheartening injustices. Betty Ann Adam worked as a reporter with The StarPhoenix for nearly three decades and covered the Stonechild inquiry. On the 30th anniversary of Stonechild’s death, Adam has written an epilogue […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20208 Views

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Eliminating violence against Indigenous women and girls begins by listening to their voices

Eliminating violence against Indigenous women and girls begins by listening to their voices Thunder Bay, ON – Today, on the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) acknowledges the voices of Indigenous woman and girls. To eliminate violence against Indigenous women and girls, we must begin […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20209 Views

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Indigenous Man Files Human Rights Complaint Over Arrest At B.C. Bank – HuffPost Canada

Maxwell Johnson is seeking compensation and a public apology for the incident that he says put him back in counselling. VANCOUVER — An Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open […]

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UBCIC Supports Call for ABC Network to Acknowledge and Address MMIWG Crisis

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – November 24, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) joins Indigenous organizations and Tribal Leaders who are calling on the ABC Network to address and rectify its incomplete depiction of violence against women and girls in its primetime thriller Big Sky. Despite being set in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202021 Views

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Police action to disperse and arrest activists in Ottawa raises questions

In response to the police intervention early in the morning of November 21, 2020 to disperse the occupation of a downtown intersection in Ottawa and arrest activists and allies with the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition, Anishinabe Land Protectors, and the Justice for Abdi Abdirahman Coalition, Amnesty International Canada Secretary General Ketty Nivyabandi said: “We express […]

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