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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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We Stand Together Campaign

The Paul Martin Foundation and Me-to-We have teamed up to create a learning opportunity for children, teachers, and parents to “break down barriers to starting a dialogue about Aboriginal culture, rights, experiences and history”.  Participants have the opportunity to sign-up … 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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Solidarity Halifax: Indigenous Solidarity Campaign

Solidarity Halifax is a “membership-based, pluralist, non-sectarian, democratic, anti-capitalist organization in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The group is organizing in the Halifax Regional Municipality and across Nova Scotia to create space for respectful dialogue, debate, activism and education on alternatives to capitalism.”

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R.A.V.E.N. Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

RAVEN is “a non-profit charitable organization that provides financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life, and in a manner that addresses global warming and other … Continue reading

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Defenders of the Land

Defenders of the Land, “a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14, 2008.” Defenders is “Indigenous-led, free of … Continue reading

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