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Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

Alberta law society upholds requirement for members to take Indigenous course

EDMONTON — The Law Society of Alberta has voted by a three-to-one margin in favour of keeping a requirement for its members to complete a course on Indigenous history and culture.
Canada's first Indigenous languages commissioner hopes to be operating by summer

Canada's first Indigenous languages commissioner hopes to be operating by summer

OTTAWA — Canada's first commissioner of Indigenous languages says he hopes to have his office fully operational by the summer — about two years after it was first announced.

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Officer who investigated Indigenous man's death demoted, family says more needed

Officer who investigated Indigenous man's death demoted, family says more needed

An officer found guilty of investigating an Indigenous man's death with bias has been demoted and must undergo cultural competency training – a penalty the man's family says isn't enough to deter similar behaviour in the future.
Justice centre opens in Kenora to help Indigenous people, has health, social supports

Justice centre opens in Kenora to help Indigenous people, has health, social supports

KENORA, Ont. — Indigenous leaders and the provincial government have opened a centre in northwest Ontario aimed at addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the justice system.
Indigenous senator quits party over Australian referendum

Indigenous senator quits party over Australian referendum

CANBERRA, Australia: (AP) — An Indigenous senator in Australia quit the minor Greens party on Monday in a disagreement over a referendum to be held this year that would create an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Sen.
Governments, B.C. coastal First Nations endorse marine protection action plan

Governments, B.C. coastal First Nations endorse marine protection action plan

VANCOUVER — The federal and British Columbia governments, alongside 15 coastal First Nations, have officially endorsed the blueprint for a vast network of marine protected areas along Canada's west coast.
Indigenous history class for lawyers justified and more common in Canada: experts

Indigenous history class for lawyers justified and more common in Canada: experts

EDMONTON — As Alberta's Law Society seeks to defend rules that require members to take a course on Indigenous issues, experts say such measures are common elsewhere in Canada and are well-grounded in legal rationale.
Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Inuit, environmental groups call for stronger measures to reduce underwater noise

Hunters from Pond Inlet, Nvt. — known as Mittimatalik in Inuktitut — have said they're seeing fewer narwhal in areas where they were once abundant, making it harder to feed their families, and that the whales' behaviour is changing.
Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

Indigenous group talks about reporting system for people experiencing homelessness

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous organization is spearheading efforts to develop a system that could make it easier to flag when a person experiencing homelessness is missing.
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