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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, 2015236 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, 2015396 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, 2015381 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, 2015361 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, 2015214 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, 2015412 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, 2015414 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2015 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, I join Canadians – and people around the world – in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Violence against women is a violation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015313 Views

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Statement – National Child Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 20, 2015) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today released the following statement on the occasion of National Child Day: “Today, on National Child Day, I would like to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous children and youth across Canada. Representing the youngest and fastest growing segment of our […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2015292 Views

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Media Statement about National Child Day

On National Child Day (November 20, 2015), the members of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) repeat their call to the federal government and provincial and territorial governments to come together and address the dire situation of Indigenous child welfare in Canada. As independent Child Advocates from nine provinces and two territories […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2015443 Views

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