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Indigenous women say they’re still afraid of the Sûreté du Québec – CTV News

October 17, 2019 MONTREAL — Four years after the allegations of abuse in Val-d’Or, some Indigenous women say they’re still afraid to leave their homes for fear of running into police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). Édith Cloutier, executive director of the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre, spoke of the women’s fear Thursday as […]

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Indigenous women in Montreal subjected to random police checks because of ‘systemic bias’: report – APTN News

October 8, 2019 A damning report out of Montreal has revealed that Indigenous women are subject to random police checks at a rate expotentially higher than other minority groups in the city. The report released Monday found evidence that Montreal police show “systemic bias” in conducting street checks with people from certain racialized groups and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201915 Views

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QNW: Dignity of Indigenous Women

KAHNAWAKE, October 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, October 2, 2019, Premier François Legault apologized and asked forgiveness of First Nations and Inuit members for a “situation unworthy of Quebec society” caused by the shortcomings of the Quebec state in this regard. He qualified the findings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201916 Views

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AFNQL: An urgent need to take action to put an end to Quebec’s systemic discrimination

Wendake, October 2, 2019 – “The Premier may attempt to make amends for the past, but I especially wish that he would do so for today, when the Government of Quebec, on this very day, stood before the court and continued to affirm that Quebec has never recognized the right to self-determination of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201918 Views

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Filing of the Report by the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations Between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec (CERP): Need for Collective Action

Wendake, September 30, 2019 – Having read the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations Between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec’s report, the Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) is confident that the government will make the necessary changes to eliminate the negative impacts that members of First Nations, Inuit and their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201917 Views

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Viens Commission’s Report – Beyond the apology, the urgency to act

Val-d’Or, September 30, 2019 – “We knew we wouldn’t see what we wanted to see. The establishment of the Viens Commission goes to Indigenous women who dared to speak out against the abuses they suffered as victims, and the report devotes them only a few lines. The apologies recommended by Judge Viens are rightfully theirs,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201916 Views

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Tabling of CERP report: UQAT highlights its members’ involvement

ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, Sept. 30, 2019  – Earlier today, a press conference was held on the tabling of the report of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Quebec: Listening, Reconciliation, and Progress (CERP) at the First Peoples Pavilion on the Val-d’Or campus of Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201915 Views

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Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee): The Viens Commission Lays Out a Road Map for Reconciliation between Quebec and Indigenous Peoples

As Commissioner Jacques Viens stated in his remarks today, it is fitting that the Report was released in Val-d’Or, since that is where the events leading to the creation of the Commission took place. The Cree Nation salutes the courage of the Indigenous women who came forward with their stories of abuse and misconduct. Without […]

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Quebec commission calls for apology over abuse of Indigenous people – Radio Canada International

September 30, 2019 The head of a public inquiry into the treatment of Quebec’s Indigenous people is calling on the provincial government to apologize to the First Nations and Inuit for the harm and “systemic discrimination” they have endured as a result of provincial laws, policies and deeply ingrained prejudices. The recommendation tops the list […]

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Names of children who died in residential schools to be released – APTN News

September 30, 2019 The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is to reveal at a ceremony in Gatineau, Que., today the names of 2,800 children who died in residential schools. The act will break the silence over the fate of at least some of the thousands who disappeared during the decades the schools operated. Their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201912 Views

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