Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

Update — National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Indigenous Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

(Disponible en français : Mise à jour — Journée nationale des Autochtones : Célébrer la culture, le patrimoine et les réalisations autochtones) On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions to Canada. These events will include workshops, traditional games, pow-wows, cultural…

Aboriginal Languages in the Forging of a Covenant of Reconciliation

(Disponible en français : Les langues autochtones dans l’édification d’un pacte de réconciliation) 1. Calls to Action on Aboriginal languages from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada In its final report tabled in 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) notes that the suppression of Aboriginal languages was a core element of…

United Nations design and logo about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Moving Forward

Following 25 years of negotiations, in a landmark vote of the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007, 143 countries voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For many of the world’s Indigenous peoples, the Declaration represents a major turning point in the recognition and protection of their…

Monument to aboriginal war veterans in Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada

National Aboriginal Day: Celebrating Aboriginal Cultures, Heritage and Achievements

Brittany Collier Legal and Social Affairs On June 21, hundreds of communities across Canada will hold numerous events for National Aboriginal Day to celebrate Aboriginal cultures and contributions to Canada. These events will include workshops, traditional games, pow-wows, cultural celebrations, concerts and wreath-laying ceremonies. Until recently, accounts of Canadian history have excluded the roles and…

Source: RCMP, 2014. "Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview" http://ow.ly/JB6t3

National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Julie Cool Legal and Social Affairs Division Although Aboriginal women make up about 4% of the Canadian population, they represented 11% of missing women and 16% of female homicides between 1980 and 2012. Since the 1990s, several high-profile cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada have cast increased national and international attention on…