News Topics: Aboriginal


Campaigns and Issues

Campaign to Support Bill C-262

Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, is in second reading in the Senate. While the Bill passed in the House of Commons last May, if it does not reach third reading in the Senate before Parliament is dissolved, it will die on the MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CHEK: West Coast LEAF says further progress is needed for B.C. to meet international women’s rights obligations Tri-City News: PoMo council wants free transit for youth APTN National News: ’A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott The Tyee: Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare MORE


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True, Lasting Reconciliation

The Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives – BC Council and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs released the True, Lasting Reconciliation report this week to discuss implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The report challenges politicians, officials, advisors, experts and the public to MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to develop memorial register of residential school deaths BC Local News: Residential school ‘monster’ now lives in child-welfare system: senator Delta Optimist: B.C. announces new transition housing for women fleeing violence Benzinga: Public education is a strong equalizing force in Canadian society, UNICEF MORE


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Ta Saantii Best Strategic Practices Guide

Métis Nation British Columbia developed this guide as result of the findings from the Ta Saantii- Healthy Métis Communities Project. The survey details Métis participation in sports and physical activity in BC, and informs best practices for encouraging Métis participation. The study found that communities that hosted child-friendly events attracted families versus MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Globe and Mail Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study Times Colonist: Comment: Are private schools better than public schools? Perception versus reality Huffington Post: Canada Needs A ‘Children’s Charter’ To Protect Kids’ Rights Georgia Straight: Melanie Mark: Provincial tuition waiver program helps young people formerly MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Federal Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Announced

Co-developed by the federal government with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirit Kanatami and the Métis National Council, this newly-announced IELCC Framework includes 3 frameworks (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation). Also announced was up to $1.7 billion over 10 years to support the autonomous, community-driven and nation-based governance of Inuit, MORE