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Indigenous, International, Politics

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Canada

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will visit Canada next week to discuss efforts to protect human rights and promote gender equality around the world, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday. During her four-day visit the »

Indigenous, Politics

Trudeau accepts the finding of genocide in deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls

The Liberal government accepts the finding of a national commission of inquiry that the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls across Canada in recent decades amount to an act of “genocide,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. But Trudeau also urged »

Indigenous, Society

Canada complicit in ‘race-based genocide’ against Indigenous women and girls: report

The murders and disappearances of thousands of Indigenous women and girls across Canada in recent decades constitute “acts of genocide,” according to the final report of the national inquiry into the ongoing tragedy presented Monday to the federal government during »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Supreme Court landmark decisions on development-indigenous rights

It’s been a three-year battle for the mostly Inuit communities of Baffin Island, but today they’ve won their battle at the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court of Canada has cancelled plans for seismic oil and gas exploration »

Indigenous, Politics

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Parliament Hill protest teepee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he visited a group of Indigenous protesters who have set up a traditional aboriginal tent on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to deliver a message of respect and reconciliation ahead of Canada Day celebrations. The Bawaating »