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‘Progress doesn’t mean parity,’ Perry Bellegarde says as he works to improve conditions for First Nations people, particularly by influencing the federal budget

As the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Perry Bellegarde has spent the past six years navigating the often fractious relationships between Indigenous communities and politicians, corporations and band leaders themselves. After two terms, the former chief of Little Black Bear Nation… Read More »‘Progress doesn’t mean parity,’ Perry Bellegarde says as he works to improve conditions for First Nations people, particularly by influencing the federal budget

Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

Ottawa must repeal drug possession laws if it is serious about cracking down on systemic racism in the justice system, researchers and advocates say. Last week, the federal government tabled Bill C-22, which was hailed for the most part as a progressive piece of criminal… Read More »Ottawa’s drug law reform doesn’t do enough to tackle systemic racism, advocates say

The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us

A mandatory online training course called “Cultural Awareness and Humility” that was rolled out last fall for all RCMP members and touted by the commissioner as an example of the force’s efforts to modernize misses the mark on many levels, according to experts who have… Read More »The RCMP now has a ‘cultural humility’ training course. We asked four experts to review it for us