News from Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
The five commissioners tasked with examining the high number of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or murdered are scheduled to start hearings in May.
The CHRC has agreed to hold discussions with federal officials on the current pace and plans for reforming the First Nation child welfare system, says Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.
The federal government won't be appealing a CHRT ruling that determined Indigenous Affairs discriminates against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare services on reserves.
This page on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network website lists the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report.
PMO ordered Justice department to re-word Criminal Code to weaken Gladue principles for Aboriginal offenders
The Prime Ministers Office directed the Justice department to reword portions of the Criminal Code to "diminish" the effect of Gladue principles for Aboriginal offenders before the courts.
Aboriginal Affairs spent more money on litigation than any other department in the federal government.
Federal Court: Human Rights Tribunal 'not fair' in dismissing First Nations child discrimination complaint against Ottawa
The Federal Court issued a stinging rebuke to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Wednesday in a ruling overturning a decision to dismiss a discrimination complaint against the federal Aboriginal Affairs department over its funding to First Nations child and welfare services.