Ottawa's first Indigenous peoples court to be announced Friday

The opening of the specialized court is meant to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada's criminal justice system.

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

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 are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

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.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

The historic deal gives full educational authority to Indigenous communities. Twenty-three member nations of the Anishinabek Nation have signed the agreement.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

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

Representatives from the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants are testifying at the UN.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Provincial Government Working to Recruit More Judges from Indigenous and Diverse Communities

Measures include asking applicants from minority groups to self-identify, increasing outreach, and collecting race-based data on applicants and new appointments to strengthen reporting on diversity.

Posted:
August 11, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

The study says Canada is creating a group of young people who are at higher risk of becoming homeless because they lack resources when coming out of foster care.

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

Editorial: Hand the MMIWG inquiry over to Indigenous Canadians

Ottawa would provide a set amount of funding but leave everything to Indigenous Canadians to decide: The inquiry's composition, mission, terms of reference, timelines, methods, objectives.

Posted:
August 09, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups

The "school to prison pipeline" starts with suspensions and expulsions of racialized students and can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system later on.

Posted:
August 08, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Legal clinic aims to help people who don't officially exist

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic set up an ID bank to provide vulnerable people with a safe place to store personal documents but found many people had no identification to store.

Posted:
August 02, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)