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The Commission sets a deadline for accepting witness testimonies

VAL-D’OR, QC, June 4, 2018 – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress has announced today that a deadline for receiving new testimonies has been set for September 5, 2018. The investigation agents will not be accepting new testimonies after this date. Any […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201826 Views

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Honouring innovation and creativity for human rights: call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award now open

Montréal, June 1st, 2018 — The Commission de droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched today the call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award. The theme is Innovation and Creativity for Human Rights. Nominations are open until July 15th. « Innovation and creativity are key drivers of social […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201849 Views

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QNW denounces the funding of the Trans Mountain pipeline

Kahnawake, May 30th 2018 – Québec Native Women is opposed to the decision by the federal government to finance the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and joins its voice to the numerous First Nations and Canadians who denounce this oil expansion project. Several of our Indigenous brothers and sisters are opposed to this expansion, as it goes against […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201820 Views

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Montreal’s Indigenous homeless women face roadblocks in quest for justice – CBC

SPVM Aboriginal liaison officer says the force is open to adapting to fit Indigenous community’s needs Jun 01, 2018 On any given week, Jessica Quijano estimates she hears two or three complaints of sexual assault from her clients — predominantly homeless Indigenous women staying in Montreal’s west end. But she says helping victims navigate the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201815 Views

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to hear from Cree communities in coming weeks – CBC

Viens Commission set to begin 2 weeks of hearings in Mistissini, Que. on June 11 Jun 01, 2018 The public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec is about to kick off two weeks of hearings in the Cree community of Mistissini, beginning June 11. They will be the first and only full […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201815 Views

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Public hearings continue in June – The Commission to hold public hearings in Val-d’Or and in the Cree Nation of Mistissini

VAL-D’OR, QC, May 29, 2018  – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will hold public hearings at the Conservatory of music and drama of Val-d’Or, from June 4 to 8 and at Neoskweskau Complex in the Cree Nation of Mistissini, from June 11 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201815 Views

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Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke finding legalized pot law to be a ‘tricky’ endeavour – APTN News

May 25, 2018 As the federal government works towards legalizing marijuana, the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke is still trying to work out its own law. The community outside Montreal isn’t opposed to legalized pot – in fact, it’s looking at it as an “opportunity.” But as First Nation communities across Canada are getting ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201813 Views

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Opinion: Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women – The Province

Over the last decade, the number of women in Canada’s jails has spiked 30 per cent. Even more troubling, after a 60-per-cent increase over the same period, Indigenous female prisoners now account for 37 per cent of all incarcerated women, and 50 per cent of women in maximum security. According to the 2017 correctional investigator […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201819 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights OTTAWA, May 17, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s said the report by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201828 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould reaffirms Canada’s commitment to justice reform at the United Nations

May 15, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Department of Justice Canada Canada is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and on building a system that is more just, compassionate and fair. This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, addressed the 27th Annual Session of the United Nations Commission […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201823 Views

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