Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

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

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "multi-faceted" and "need a multi-pronged approach."

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

Angelique EagleWoman, who became first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school, says efforts to bring meaningful change “thwarted” by Lakehead University.

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Wikwemikong man says day-to-day racism is a sad fact of life for Indigenous people

Romeo Trudeau says he used to try to "pass" as non-Indigenous to avoid discrimination.

Posted:
April 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Locked up at 12: A Métis woman tries to overcome the inequalities in Canada's justice system

Indigenous women represented 38 per cent of admissions to territorial and provincial adult female prisons in 2015/2016, according to data from Statistics Canada.

Posted:
March 29, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Standardized tests could soon be more fair to northwestern Ontario students

Currently, literacy tests sometimes ask students to respond to situations that are common to large cities, scenarios some students can't relate to.

Posted:
March 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Support for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

If you are family, you can find support at one of Ontario's Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs).

Posted:
March 27, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Teen gets three-year sentence in 'devastating' foster home fire that killed two people

Investigations of the fire have revealed a child protection system that doesn't know if minimal standards of care are being met and has no qualifications for caregivers, among other findings.

Posted:
March 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Reconciliation in Canada's legal system

A CBA-FLSC Ethics Forum in Toronto focused on what steps lawyers and the legal system can take to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. 

 

Posted:
March 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)