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International Day to End Corporal Punishment

April 30th is the International Day to End Corporal Punishment. Many in Canada are advocating for the Government of Canada to Repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code which allows adult caregivers of children aged 2 - 12 years to exert physical punishment on children as a form of discipline. Those of us who understand neuroscience, attachment theory, child development, and ACEs understand the damage such breaches of trust between adults and children cause. We call upon all Canadians to join...

‘Our ancestors risked their lives and freedom’ (Indian Country Today)

Like many Catholic orders that operated Indian boarding and day schools, the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have embarked on a campaign to examine their organization’s role in the assimilation process that aimed to strip away Indigenous culture and language. While heartfelt and sincere, their efforts seemed vague and overly cautious, however. As Sister Eileen McKenzie, president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, said during an interview with Indian Country Today , “We are in...

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Justice in Canada - ACES and GLADUE

Bonnie Marwood
My interest lies in the criminal justice system in Canada and how it treats its' Indigenous Peoples. My research focuses on dangerous offenders and FASD specifically in Saskatchewan. You don't hear the term 'ACES' being mentioned in my circles. I believe this movement needs to be heard in the legal community. As a 52-year-old Metis lawyer and scholar, and Gladue report writer, I have found that the journey to healing as allowed for an enlightened perspective. Formerly, my work led me to FASD...Read More...
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