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January 29, 2016 |
AFN Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde said he is optimistic that the Trudeau government is listening. But indigenous groups warn they will go to court again if the government does not fix the system.
January 27, 2016 |
A ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has confirmed that the federal government discriminated against First Nations children.
| October 19, 2015
end racism
| March 19, 2015
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| March 4, 2015

New research helps advocate for a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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What does it take to protect Indigenous women from violence?

Tina Fontaine was a young woman who should have had her whole life ahead of her. She was a much loved daughter, niece, sister and friend. She was also a citizen of the Sagkeeng First Nation and member of an Indigenous community with a rich cultural heritage. However, this past summer she also became another number in a shameful statistic: one of over 1,100 Indigenous women and girls to have gone missing or been murdered in Canada since 1980.

Responding to Tina's death, vigils were held, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups in a renewed call for a national commission of inquiry into the appallingly high numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.



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| December 9, 2014
Photo by krystalline kraus at the AFN convention 2012
| May 5, 2014

Harper wins, First Nations lose

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Daniel Wilson explains the background to AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo's resignation.

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