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Ottawa's political needs trump recording violence against Aboriginal women

Created in 2005, Sisters in Spirit has led the way in research on missing and murdered aboriginal women. Their April 2010 report "What Their Stories Tell Us," identified the knowledge gaps that have hurt the creation of effective policies and programming to address the high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

So it mystifies many Aboriginal women and their advocates that Sisters in Spirit was shunned by the Conservatives in a recent $10 million announcement to deal with violence against Aboriginal women.

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Hunger in the North: Witnessing food insecurity in Nunavut

Youth show their visitor just how hard to is to afford sufficient nutritious food.

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On May 16, 2012 the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, released his preliminary report after his visit to Canada. The Special Rapporteur "was disconcerted by the deep and severe food insecurity faced by aboriginal peoples across Canada living both on- and off-reserve in remote and urban areas."

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