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First Nations: March 2014 Archives

Native Women's Association demands National Inquiry

A long-awaited report from the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women called "Invisible Women: A Call To Action," was released Friday, on the eve of International Women's Day.

But while aboriginal groups, opposition parties, even United Nations' special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people have been demanding a public inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women, the Commitee's report did not include that call in its recommendations.
Michèle Audette, President of the Native Women's Association of Canada, tells us why she is among those disappointed by that decision.
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A home for the Washaw Sibi Cree Nation

After much searching and consultation, the Washaw Sibi Cree Nation has settled on a piece of land to start building a community. Their chief, Pauline Trapper Hester, tells us how the choice was made and what needs to be done to see the village rise out of the forest.
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