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Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women

Lynn Gehl's grandmother belonged to the Pikwakanagan First Nation, one of hundreds of indigenous groups in...

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Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northwestern Ontario, Indigenous families are afraid for their children. 

For many communities in the North, the reality for young people is that moving far from home is often their only way to get a high...

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Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

"There's a continued liability on the province," Grassy Narrows chief Simon Fobister...

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Police, shelter welcome new powers to track missing women

Ottawa police, along with at least one Indigenous organization in the capital, are welcoming a new bill they say will make it easier to locate missing women. 

Bill 175, known as the ...

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What to do about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prisons: Editorial

From a Toronto Star editorial: For decades watchdogs and researchers have attempted to draw attention to the disturbing overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the country's prison systems.

Yet...

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Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

The disproportionate number of Indigenous children currently in the child welfare system has created a "humanitarian crisis" in the country, says Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial...

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Missing and murdered inquiry wants task force established to review cold cases

Amid tight timelines and delays, commissioners with the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry are recommending the creation of a national police task force that could review cold cases and reopen investigations.

While the...

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November 28: Equity, Inclusion & Racial Justice Change-Making Conversation

Information from Chinese & South Asian Legal Clinic: A community forum to bring together First Peoples and peoples of colour to share their respective visions, strategies and priorities on: 

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Health Canada knew of massive gaps in First Nations child health care, documents show

Health Canada officials were sent scrambling after a landmark human rights ruling last year that found the federal government discriminated against First Nation children by underfunding services for First Nation children, according to internal...

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Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice

On May 8, 2015, when Jeremy Davies was charged with various crimes and looking at seven years in prison, no one told him he had the right to a Gladue report. He was aware of the option, but wasn't...

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