News in Aboriginal Issues
A study has found that systemic bias within the RCMP and Vancouver police led to "blatant failures" in investigating the disappearances of dozens of women in Vancouver.
Dr. Chandrakant Shah, who has worked in health care among native people for 45 years, says racism against First Nations people in Toronto's health-care system is far too common.
A new helpline has been launched for Aboriginal women and their families living in Northern Ontario, on and off reserve and in remote, urban and rural communities.
Tim Harper: Tribunal will rule whether Ottawa retaliated against native rights' advocate Cindy Blackstock
Cindy Blackstock has spent more than five years trying to hold Ottawa accountable for a funding gap on the welfare of aboriginal children on reserves.
Thirteen years after the Supreme Court of Canada issued a demand for information that would enable trial judges to pass more culturally sensitive sentences for aboriginal defendants, its edict has been largely ignored in much of the country.
The Truth and Reconciliation Committee will visit the Saskatchewan Penitentiary and the Riverbend Institution in Prince Albert to offer inmates an opportunity to express their residential schools experiences.
October 31: Registration is now closed for CLEO's webinar, The Crisis of Aboriginal Women Entangled in the Criminal Law
Date Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Time 1 p.m. EDT
This webinar looks at the high and increasing rate of Aboriginal women in prison, some root causes, and best practices for supporting Aboriginal women involved in the criminal law process. Please note: The response to this webinar has been overwhelming. Registration for this webinar is now closed as our budget is limited in how many participants we are able to include.
The funding will focus on pregnant women, mothers, and those aboriginal communities who are addicted to opioids, such as the prescription painkiller OxyContin.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is recommending in its first-ever set of national standards for admission to the bar that all new Canadian lawyers possess knowledge of aboriginal rights.
Irwin Elman wants the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to hear a complaint that alleges that the federal government provides poorer quality child welfare services for First Nations children than for other Canadian children.