Aboriginal peoples

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Toronto legal clinic launches challenge to mandatory minimum sentence

Toronto's Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) has launched a Charter challenge to a mandatory minimum sentence for a First Nations woman who pleaded guilty to importing cocaine, arguing the sentence violates protections against cruel and unusual...

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Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada's prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of Public Safety.

Indigenous people are also more...

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First Nations students face continued funding shortfalls, advocate says

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, yet First Nations students are set to return in September to an under-funded, under-equipped education system, says Cindy Blackstock, education and child welfare advocate.

The Liberal...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 August 2017

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

Top stories are: 

The truth about food insecurity is that it's not about food:
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'Disappointing' response so far to 7 youth inquest recommendations, says Aboriginal Legal Services

Legal representatives for the families of six of the seven Indigenous students who were the subject of a coroner's inquest in Thunder Bay, Ont., say, overall, the response to the jury's recommendations so far has been "disappointing."

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Ottawa's first Indigenous peoples court to be announced Friday

The provincial government will announce the opening of Ottawa's first court for Indigenous peoples this week, CBC News has confirmed.

A ceremony to make the news official will take place Friday afternoon inside the Ottawa courthouse...

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Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don't feel confident enough and are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

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

Pain and suffering compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works and...

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Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

An historic education agreement signed on Wednesday between 23 First Nations and the province is being hailed as a step towards self-governance as it gives full educational authority to Indigenous...

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'Things are getting worse, not better': Activists testifying about Canadian racism to UN panel

Toronto civil-society groups want the UN to know that while Canada may have a great reputation, racism is alive and well.

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