Aboriginal peoples


Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Community leaders in Attawapiskat have successfully defended the right for women to have a planned birth in the community — a right they had been granted by the health authority six years ago but was denied by regional...


Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

Indigenous and Black children are over-represented in foster care and group homes overseen by children's aid societies across the province, an Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry confirms.



Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

In 2016, Angelique EagleWoman packed up her life in the United States and moved north to Thunder Bay, where she became the first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school. Her appointment at Lakehead University's law faculty was celebrated as "historic...


We must end discrimination in jury selection

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece: David Tanovich is a professor of law at the University of Windsor and fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has co-authored a book on jury selection and has...


Wikwemikong man says day-to-day racism is a sad fact of life for Indigenous people

A Wikwemikong man is reflecting on a recent report from Ontario's Human Rights Commissioner that says racism against Indigenous people in a northeastern Ontario city is "pervasive."  

Romeo Trudeau said when he heard Renu...


She was arrested for carrying a suitcase lined with cocaine into Canada. Her court case changed the law.

On June 27, 2015, Cheyenne Sharma landed at Pearson International Airport, outside of Toronto, on a flight from Trinidad.

Canadian border agents inspected Sharma's suitcase on her arrival and found more than 4...


A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

Last month, the federal government released ...


Justice coordinators seek equity for Indigenous people in justice sector

Workers helping First Nations people in the justice system are using their knowledge and experience to add pressure for changes in the wake of the Colten Boushie killing verdict.

The five Indigenous justice coordinators from across southwestern...



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Locked up at 12: A Métis woman tries to overcome the inequalities in Canada's justice system

Amanda Lepine has 12 hours before she will be sent back to prison. But first, a graduation ceremony.

She's just spent 40 days on Vancouver Island at Tsow-Tun Le Lum, a "helping house" that offers substance abuse and trauma treatment to...

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