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The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.
Indigenous laws are often depicted in traditional narratives, language, song, and dances. They're not the same as Aboriginal laws, which pertain to treaty rights and enforcement.
The Ontario Justice Education Network, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, sponsored the 8-week project that resulted in a student-produced radio program about their legal rights.
As part of a unique outreach program in Toronto, police walk with Indigenous elders to have conversations with Aboriginal homeless people and help them gain access to support services.
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The Indian Friendship Centre and Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services began working on the project in 2010 with the goal of reducing the number of indigenous people in correctional facilities.
More than 90 per cent of the population in the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations show signs of mercury poisoning.
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.
'Excited over the simple things': First Nation enjoys turning on the taps after 10 years without clean water
Pic Mobert is one of 18 Indigenous communities that got off the federal government's long-term drinking water list — a designation for reserves with advisories in place for more than a year.
"Many of the people I spoke to, English is not their first language," she said. "Their families are sometimes hundreds of kilometres away, so they weren't able to have regular visits with family."