British Columbia’s human rights commissioner says cutting the number of police officers and using the money saved to build affordable housing should be considered by a legislative committee looking at changing the Police Act.
Source: Cut police, build affordable housing instead, says B.C. human rights commissioner | CBC News
It is a travesty that we’re not fully investigating the disappearance of indigenous women—whether or not they lived model lives.
Source: Indigenous Women Are Using Facebook to Make Sure Their Disappearance Will Be Investigated – Pacific Standard
Abuse within the Correctional Service of Canada’s own ranks have been largely hidden, the proposed class action lawsuit alleges.
Source: Class action alleges Canada prison workers endure systemic racism | Globalnews.ca
The trailer used to hold audiovisual workshops for Indigenous youth, but during the pandemic it serves a different purpose.
Source: Clothes, hot water and fresh bannock: Indigenous homeless people supported by program based out of film trailer | CBC News
Lawyers for a northern Ontario police force have concluded their arguments to exclude video of an Indigenous man being dragged inside a Thunder Bay police station from an upcoming inquest. The presiding coroner said he will take time to weigh the arguments presented Thursday before making a decision.
Source: Coroner deliberates whether to exclude footage of Thunder Bay police dragging Indigenous man from inquest | CBC News
Why Communities Should Care Amidst the soaring rates of COVID-19 cases across the country, those in penal and detention systems remain some of the most invisible and vulnerable populations to its s…
Source: COVID-19 & Prisons | Justice Exchange
Denmark, the largest oil producer in the European Union, has committed to ending fossil fuel extraction and ensuring the continued employment of its affected workers.
Source: Denmark’s ‘oil and gas valves will be turned off for good’ | National Observer
Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments.
Source: Solitary confinement continues in Canada under a different name
Ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody, high rates of incarceration, and police brutality require us to dismantle these systems
Source: Defunding the police and abolishing prisons in Australia are not radical ideas | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian
The undersigned faculty and staff stand in solidarity with the Indigenous Cultural Alliance (ICA) and call for fairer treatment and real consultation on the proposed Kwigw8mna Indigenous Student Gathering Space and Resource Centre.
Source: Open Letter on Kwigw8mna, in support of the Indigenous Students Alliance – Google Forms