Racism

MMIWG Report Presses Tory Senators To Pass UN Indigenous Rights Bill

MMIWG Report Presses Tory Senators To Pass UN Indigenous Rights Bill

Click here to view original web page at MMIWG Report Presses Tory Senators To Pass UN Indigenous Rights Bill Commissioner Michele Audette speaks during ceremonies marking the release of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women report in Gatineau on June 3, 2019. GATINEAU, Que. — The final report of the …

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MMIWG’s findings on ‘man camps’ are a good place for government to get started

MMIWG’s findings on ‘man camps’ are a good place for government to get started

Click here to view original web page at MMIWG’s findings on ‘man camps’ are a good place for government to get started A work camp near Fort St. John, B.C. Deep inside the national inquiry’s final report into the widespread violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls—a sprawling 1,200-page document …

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MMIWG report calls for public inquiry into allegations of racism, sexual assault by Manitoba Hydro workers

MMIWG report calls for public inquiry into allegations of racism, sexual assault by Manitoba Hydro workers

Click here to view original web page at MMIWG report calls for public inquiry into allegations of racism, sexual assault by Manitoba Hydro workers A report last year cited allegations of years of sexual abuse at hydro projects in northern Manitoba, such as the Keeyask site. The MMIWG commission says …

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Students learn about the life cycle of salmon and Mi’kmaq culture

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PEI A growing number of Island students are helping maintain salmon populations and learning about Mi’kmaq culture — raising eggs in their classrooms before releasing them into Island rivers.   Students from 26 schools will raise and then release salmon this year CBC News · Posted: Jun 06, 2019 7:00 …

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How Indigenous players and coaches are forging ahead in a positive way

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Many hockey players, parents and coaches have spoken out about racism in the sport. They say discrimination is an all too common experience in arenas, whether it be from the opposing players, their parents, or referees. Many are looking for ways forward. Ashley Iserhoff, far left, with players from the …

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UNDRIP bill in ‘grave danger’ of dying in Senate, committee chair says

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A bill aiming to ensure federal laws are in harmony with an international declaration on Indigenous rights is in “grave danger” of dying on the floor of the Red Chamber, according to the chair of the Senate Aboriginal Peoples committee. Sen. Lillian Dyck, left, and Conservative Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas, …

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‘It’s torturous’: Young mother joins calls from MMIWG advocates to stop apprehensions at birth

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A young mother who was on Manitoba’s birth alert system is joining calls from advocates, researchers and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls demanding that the province stop taking babies from mothers at birth. Shaylese Monkman, 20, was removed from Manitoba’s birth alert system with help …

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Indigenous youth leaders address Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples

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Indigenous Eight young Indigenous leaders from across the country gathered in front of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to testify and share their thoughts on what a new nation to nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous people should look like. 8 Indigenous youth from across the country come together …

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Families of missing Indigenous children welcome call for Quebec inquiry

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Quebec’s minister of Indigenous Affairs is going to ask First Nations and Inuit what to tackle first among 21 calls for justice issued in a special supplementary report by the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Some Indigenous people are torn about what should be at the …

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Mi’kmaq chiefs ‘blindsided’ by PC plan to allow shale gas development in Sussex area

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Anti-shale gas activists and Mi’kmaq chiefs are warning the Higgs government to prepare for another fight over fracking, now that a moratorium on the practice is being lifted in one part of the province. The Progressive Conservative government is also facing questions about whether it has fulfilled its legal obligation …

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