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Feb 16th, 2012
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Canada’s human rights record to be reviewed in GenevaNews release Amnesty International Canada - 16 February 2012On February 22 and 23, Canada’s record on combating discrimination will be examined by a highlevel body of the United Nations. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CE...
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Jan 30th, 2012
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Japanese Minister apologizes to sufferers of Minamata disease By Elizabeth Batt Digital Journal Jan 29, 201 Minamata – Sufferers of Minamata disease not yet certified with the illness, are still awaiting relief measures decades after a company dumped an estimated 27 tons of mercury compounds in...
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Jan 9th, 2012
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News release from Anishinabek Nation - Jan 5 2012UOI OFFICES, NIPISSING FN – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that First Nations in the Anishinabek Nation Territory have been opposed to nuclear waste storage sites since 2004....
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Dec 23rd, 2011
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By M. CAROLYN BLACK Midland Free Press dec 22 2011 A story that has dominated the national news since late October now has a local element: Clarence (Clare) Boudreau of EHL Homes in Penetanguishene has secured a government contract to build 22 modular homes in the troubled northern Ontario community ...
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Dec 16th, 2011
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News release from Union of Ontario Indians December 15, 2011Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that he applauds the United Nations attention on murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada, but adds that it’s a shame that we needed to bring in the UN to draw attention to ...
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Dec 14th, 2011
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By Moira Welsh and Robert Benzie Toronto Star December 13 2011 The plan to destroy old growth forest near Temagami is not a done deal, said the Minister of Natural Resources. REad more  Ontario breaks Temagami pledge ...
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Dec 13th, 2011
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It will take a paradigm shift in our relationship with First Nations to solve the ills of the Attawapiskats By David McLaren December 12 2011Perhaps the most iconic irony of the whole crisis at Attawapiskat is the presence, a scant 90 km away, of the De Beers Diamond Mine at Victor Lake. The top 1% a...
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Dec 11th, 2011
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By Carmelle Wolfson This Magazine November 22 On a cold December day nine years ago, a group of young people from the Grassy Narrows First Nation lay down in front of a line of logging trucks on a snow-covered road. Read more ...
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Dec 9th, 2011
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Canada must meet its human rights obligations Public statement from Kairos, Amnesty International and Quakers December 8 2011 Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right to enjoy the same standard of living and access to government services that are enjoyed by other people in Canada. They have ...
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Dec 5th, 2011
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By Tim Groves and Martin Lukacs Toronto Star December 4 2011 The federal government created a vast surveillance network in early 2007 to monitor protests by First Nations, including those that would attract national attention or target “critical infrastructure” like highways, railways and pipelines, ...