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Canadian Human Rights Commission commends TRC on final report and calls for action

December 15, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement in light of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final report: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) congratulates the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on releasing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015265 Views

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AFN National Chief Hopeful Arrest and Charges in Tina Fontaine Case the Start of Healing and Justice

AFN National Chief Hopeful Arrest and Charges in Tina Fontaine Case the Start of Healing and Justice December 15, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commented today on the arrest and charges in the Tina Fontaine case, saying he hopes this is the beginning of healing and justice […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015411 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015 Assembly of First Nations Recognizes International Human Rights Day (Gatineau, QC): Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today in recognition of International Human Rights Day. “Today on International Human Rights Day, we welcome Canada’s commitment to renew the nation-to-nation relationship and to give life to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015422 Views

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Defending Rights for All: Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for a new Canadian Government

December 10, 2015 The change in government following the October 2015 federal election must now become the catalyst for a new approach and strengthened commitment to improving Canada’s domestic and international human rights record, Amnesty International said with the release of its 2016 Human Rights Agenda for Canada: Defending Rights for All today, International Human […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015335 Views

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Coalition Honours Families and Advocates as Canada Launches National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 10, 2015 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C.- December 10, 2015) Earlier this week, the Canadian Government announced the launch of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, beginning with pre-inquiry consultation. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls honours families and advocates who fought tirelessly for the national […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2015347 Views

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B.C. supports national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton have issued the following statement: “Our government has been clear that we support a national inquiry. We will be happy to share the learnings and progress coming out of our own Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry here in B.C. as well […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015290 Views

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Justice Minister’s statement on violence against women

Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with the following statement: “Today, we remember Dec. 6, 1989, the day 14 young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal. “We commemorate those whose lives ended in a tragic act of violence against women: Geneviève Bergeron, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015230 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 8, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada today announced the launch of a national inquiry to address the high number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Government will immediately begin engaging with survivors, family members and loved ones of victims, as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015215 Views

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Open letter on Free, prior and informed consent

November 24, 2015 Dear Prime Minister, Our organizations welcome your public commitment to a renewed relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the rights guaranteed in Canada’s Constitution and enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We hope that this vision of cooperation and partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015341 Views

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Homicide in Canada, 2014

Released: 2015-11-25 Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014, 4 more than in the previous year. The homicide rate, however, was stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates since 1966. Almost a quarter (23%) of those 516 homicide victims were reported by police as Aboriginal, a group that accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population. In 2014, five provinces reported fewer homicides […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015235 Views

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