News in Aboriginal Issues
A lawsuit against the government of Canada on behalf of a 26-year-old aboriginal woman who was held in solitary confinement in a federal prison for more than 3½ years has been resolved.
Date Friday, June 7, 2013
Time 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto
Registration Free but required. Space is limited so register soon! Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2013
This year's Learning Exchange symposium features a keynote speaker, workshops and discussion groups, show and tell, and opportunities to share learnings, strategies, and promising practices.
Nine of Canada's provinces pressed Wednesday for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women across the country.
Canada, Ontario, and a large group of northern First Nations have signed on to a joint plan to give the communities a larger say in the schooling of about 7,000 students.
B.C.'s provincial health officer, Perry Kendall, is calling on the Conservative government to revoke or amend its recent tough-on-crime legislation, over fears the new laws will adversely affect vulnerable native communities.
Marking International Women's Day March 8, CASHRA released a motion urging the Government to implement a plan to address and prevent the root causes of violence against Aboriginal women and girls.
The Manitoba Métis Federation had sought a declaration of the government's failure to implement a 1870 land deal.
Aboriginal people are so vastly over-represented in Canada's federal prison system that current policies are clearly failing them, according to a new report by the Office of the Correctional Investigator.
Date Sunday, March 24, to Thursday, March 28, 2013
Place Best Western Nor'Wester Hotel and Conference Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Delegates to this forum will speak to issues they experience within their communities, make recommendations, and begin development of a plan to address these issues.
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto urges implemention of the recommendations in the 'First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries' independent review
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto commends the report for raising the issues of the crises in the justice system for Aboriginal people in Ontario and for admitting that jury representation is only one example of the crisis.