Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 by people marching through the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness about the impacts that hydroelectric development has had on northern Manitoba communities. Wa Ni Ska Tan is an alliance of hydro-impacted communities that
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Justice Murray Sinclair has called for a national investigation into the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during their time at residential schools.
The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre has elected a new board of directors. Dr.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould represented Canada in the UN's third Universal Periodic Review of human rights. Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council advised Canada to do more to improve the treatment of Indignous women and girls, including providing su
Indigenous protestors set up a teepee on Parliament Hill as part of a protest during Canada 150. Some were initially detained, but the RCMP has said that none will be arrested.
A report filed by the Human Rights Watch details abuse by police against Indigenous women. After interviews with more than 60 women, the Human Rights Watch determined that the abuse is not contained to one area, but instead is widespread and systemic.
The National Human Rights Conference, held June 3, 2017, addressed the contemporary human rights issues including the global refugee crisis, the battle for equality for LGBTI communities around the world, and the need for reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada.
Human-rights watchdog Amnesty International has issued a report, called The point of No Return, that calls for all approvals on the controversial Site C Dam project to be rescinded.
Women's rights and human rights groups are expressing concerns about the upcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women after the inquiry's Terms of Reference were leaked by APTN.
Human Rights Watch has released a 92-page report (“Make It Safe: Canada’s Obligation to End the First Nations Water Crisis,”) detailing the extent to which First Nations communities do not have access to safe water.