Post Tagged with: "discrimination"

Voices of change: the many ways to testify to the provincial inquiry

Voices of change: the many ways to testify to the provincial inquiry

For Natasia Mukash, it was a difficult decision to come forward and share her story with the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec – known by its French acronym, CERP. “A lot […]

Panel discussion on ÒA Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesÓ (on the occasion of the International Day of the WorldÕs Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP))

UN committee sees little progress despite new government

Canada last faced the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2012, when Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were in power. Now, with Justin Trudeau as prime minister of a Liberal government, Canadian policies were once again under the […]

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

Val-d’Or’s annual Gabriel Commanda Walk and racial awareness week

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Val-d’Or when a record number of people participated in the 17th annual Gabriel Commanda Walk March 23. The event is part of the city’s annual Week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination organized […]

Pushing back against institutional racism

Pushing back against institutional racism

Marginalized groups need to work together to raise awareness and push back against institutionalized racism. That was a central message heard by hundreds of people who crowded into a Concordia University conference room in Montreal February 7 to hear a […]

Justice for Aboriginal women in Quebec?

  Last fall, the shocking allegations by Aboriginal women in Val-d’Or of physical and sexual misconduct perpetrated against them by local Sûreté du Québec officers brought a human drama into the light – violence against Indigenous women committed by those […]

The $80 Indian

The $80 Indian

Like many non-Natives in North America, I can point to at least one First Nations ancestor. My great-grandfather, Charles Augustus Fry (pictured here at his wedding with Edna Eaton), emigrated from Oklahoma to Western Canada in the late 1890s. He […]