The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

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.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

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.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Aboriginal elders team up with officers to build bridges between police and homeless

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.

Posted:
March 07, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 3 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Indigenous People's Court opens in Thunder Bay

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.

Posted:
March 02, 2017
Article source:
tbnewswatch.com

Report suggesting mercury still leaking near Grassy Narrows 'deeply concerning,' chief says

More than 90 per cent of the population in the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations show signs of mercury poisoning.

Posted:
March 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry set to begin hearings in May

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.

Posted:
February 28, 2017
Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

'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.

Posted:
February 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail has addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner

"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."

Posted:
February 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)