News in Aboriginal Issues
Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the OESP, which take effect May 1, 2017.
Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers
A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.
Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."
Ontario has hired Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29.
Indigenous women without proof of a medical need to have someone escort them have long been forced to have their children alone and far from from their land, language, and heritage.
An analysis by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children shows how the 2017 federal budget will affect children and their families.
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.