Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal argues that the team name and logo are racist and discriminatory, and using them in baseball games contravenes human rights codes.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

New Projects with Indigenous Partners to Break the Cycle of Poverty Across Ontario

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will receive support to improve access to safe and nutritious food, good jobs, and better housing through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

OPP fighting court decision that would see detachment used as jail

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is seeking to intervene in both the Crown appeal and OPP application. 

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

December 18: Violence Against Older Women

When: Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre, meeting room, 700 River Street, Thunder Bay P7A 3S6

Some of the topics to be covered: What is elder abuse? Recognizing unhealthy relationships, what to do if you suspect abuse, supporting women whether they stay in abusive relationships or not.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

New video from Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

This video provides information to Indigenous people about Ontario's Human Rights Code and how to get free legal help from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. 

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
CP24

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

What to do about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prisons: Editorial

Indigenous people make up less than 5 per cent of the country's population but account for more than a quarter of federal inmates.

Posted:
November 06, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial counterparts Tuesday requesting an "emergency meeting" on Indigenous children and family services early in the New Year.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)