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Blasted By UN Human Rights Expert

GENEVA - A United Nations human rights expert says the name of the Washington Redskins football team is a "hurtful reminder" of the mistreatment of Native Americans, but stopped short of joining in ca...
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Will The UN Rule On Northern Gateway?

VANCOUVER - A group of British Columbia first nations is asking the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to investigate the actions of the provincial government on the...
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Where Child Poverty Thrives

While the federal government adjourns for summer break, they would be hardpressed to ignore headlines this week about their failure to ensure Indigenous peoples in Canada are thriving. A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children illuminates a stark reality for status First Nations populations: 50% of children are living in poverty. This came after a second report by the Canadian Human Rights Commission outlined how far behind Aboriginal populations are in regards to income and employment. All in all, the picture is bleak.