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Truth and Reconciliation Commission leaves most calls to action unmet, despite federal government's commitment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by promising that his government would implement all of the commission's calls to action but, nearly three years later, the progress has been slow.

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After decades of silence, Canada's one-time most dangerous woman slams justice system

Lisa Neve was once labelled the most dangerous woman in Canada.

Today she's speaking out about a justice system that nearly sent her away for life, a system with a rising number of Indigenous women behind bars, a system facing a ...

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Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration 1978 – 2018

Information from an article in NewNewsLedger: Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic celebrated the 40th Anniversary Open House on 86 S. Cumberland Street with a traditional prayer, a smudge and a dedication Board room name in honour of Wanda White...

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One-fifth of on-reserve families to miss out on child benefit boost: Duclos

Thousands of Indigenous families living on-reserve will miss out on a boost to the Canada Child Benefit when the more lucrative payments hit parents' bank accounts Friday, even as Liberals put on a national show to promote their signature family...

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Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that strives to support families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

Beendigen Anishinabe Women's Crisis Home & Family Healing Agency is...

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Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism.

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 June 2018

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. Top stories are:

One in two Indigenous children in danger of going to school hungry:
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Indigenous spiritual practices are protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code

Information from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC):

What protection does the Ontario Human Rights Code offer?

The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) recognizes...

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Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions. 

Lawyers say the report shows how the system can be biased.

The report,...

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Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.

In a 7-2 decision, ...

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