Category Archives: NGOs

imagineNATIVE Film Festival

imagineNATIVE is an Indigenous-run film festival that “presents the world’s largest Indigenous film festival, a national Tour focused on reconciliation, as well as the Institute among many other initiatives throughout the year,” a description found on their web page About … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Workshops: Supporting Women Affected by Sexualized Violence

The Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) Rape Crisis Centre in Vancouver, B.C. works to end all forms of violence against women. The Centre offers one-day training sessions for service providers on decolonizing praxis.  The training is designed for Community-based … Continue reading

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Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres: Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training (ACCT)

The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres offers its Aboriginal Cultural Competency Training (ACCT) to non-Indigenous agencies and government departments to strengthen professional relationships with urban Aboriginal organizations and clients, based on principles of Trust, Friendship and Mutual Respect.  Workshops are … Continue reading

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The Tatamagouche Centre: Aboriginal Peace and Friendship Partnership

This project is a partnership between the Tatamagouche Centre and the Mennonite Central Committee, in association with the Aboriginal Rights Coalition. Their work is based on bringing together the parties to the Peace and Friendship treaties, signed in the 1700s … Continue reading

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The Boreal Learning Network

The Boreal Learning Network is a project of the Sustainability Network.  It “was developed in response to the urgent call to protect Canada’s boreal forests, and to address the challenges faced by ENGOs and First Nations in communicating, planning and negotiating … Continue reading

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Amnesty International: Indigenous Peoples

Amnesty International supports the rights of Indigenous peoples as understood through its mandate and internationally adopted human rights declarations and covenants, such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  In Canada, Amnesty has been active in relation to … Continue reading

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Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Sisters in Spirit Vigils occur annually on October 4th across Canada. Vigils are hosted by various organizations and communities each year, including the collaborating partners Amnesty International Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), and Canadian … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Canada: Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops

Through Reconciliation Canada, a series of Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops were conducted across the country. As stated on the website, the aim of the workshop is to “create a safe place to engage Canadians in dialogue that revitalizes relationships, increases understanding … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Canada: No More Stolen Sisters

Amnesty, in collaboration with a wide range of Indigenous peoples’ organizations, human rights groups, labour unions and faith communities, has created an awareness and advocacy campaign called No More Stolen Sisters. As stated on their website, Amnesty “calls for a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Native Women’s Association of Canada: Faceless Dolls Project

In 2010, the Native Women’s Association of Canada in collaboration with Gloria Larocque, creator of the “Aboriginal Angel Doll Project”, created the Faceless Dolls Project. As stated on their website, “their goal was to visually and physically create a representation … Continue reading

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