Truth and Reconciliation Commission leaves most calls to action unmet, despite federal government's commitment

Few of the 76 calls to action that fall under federal jurisdiction have been fully met, and many have not advanced beyond the initial stages.

Posted:
August 13, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

After decades of silence, Canada's one-time most dangerous woman slams justice system

Neve was just the second woman in the country to be declared a dangerous offender in 1994, and at 21, she expected to spend the rest of her life in prison on an indefinite sentence.

Posted:
August 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration 1978 – 2018

In 1978, the clinic opened its doors as "Thunder Bay District Native Legal Counselling Services". It is the first indigenous legal clinic in Ontario. Kinna-aweya is the Ojibwa word for "everyone".

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
Netnewsledger.com

One-fifth of on-reserve families to miss out on child benefit boost: Duclos

Take-up rates for families on-reserve consistently lag behind the wider population — largely chalked up to lower tax filing rates among Indigenous families.

Posted:
July 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that supports families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

Posted:
July 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

Posted:
June 25, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 22, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Indigenous spiritual practices are protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario, including status, non-status, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. 

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)