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Regional Chief Isadore Day asks government to follow up on TRC's calls to action

Create: 12/16/2015 - 04:57
Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day with Bkejwanong/Walpole Island Chief Dan Miskokomon at the Indian Residential School Memorial in the First Nation.

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling on all levels of government and all sectors of society to act upon the 94 Calls to Action made in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report released today. The six-volume, 25-lb report on the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system is the most comprehensive chronicle of a painful history that continues to haunt Indigenous peoples today.

PM Trudeau speaks about the TRC Final Report

Create: 12/16/2015 - 04:27

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement after receiving the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

"The Indian residential school system, one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history, has had a profoundly lasting and damaging impact on Indigenous culture, heritage, and language. As a father and a former teacher, I am overwhelmingly moved by these events.

Man arrested in Tina Fontaine murder case

Create: 12/12/2015 - 11:12

Raymond Joseph Cormier has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Manitoba teenager, Tina Fontaine.

Fontaine's death rallied calls for a National inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

Fontaine was just 15 years old when her body, wrapped in a bag, was found in the Red River in August 2014. She was supposed to have been in a group or foster home in Winnipeg, but she had run away.

Her family expressed relief after learning of Cormier's arrest, which was also welcomed by Aboriginal leaders and government representatives.

Toronto’s car wars: a show down in Hog Town

Create: 12/09/2015 - 11:45

Any citizens of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) traveling to Toronto on December 9, 2015, should be aware there will be a citywide taxi and limo strike.

The Hog Town battle is between Toronto city taxicabs and Uber: a personal driver service connected through smart phone apps.

The strike will gum up the streets in protest to Uber’s non-compliance of Toronto’s city bylaws. The taxi and limo driver’s are arguing that Uber is operating without licenses, insurance and are not regulated by city standards.

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