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On Indigenous Rights in Canada. When Will Their Voices be Heard?

March 10, 2012

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By: Anna Malinovskaya On January 24, 2012, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Governor General David Johnston, and 12 Cabinet members held a historic Crown– First Nations Gathering with indigenous leaders in Ottawa. This high-level meeting has revealed many problems that indigenous peoples in Canada are facing. Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, the current national chief of the Assembly […]

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Human Rights Organizations Continue to Push for Redress for Unlawfully Detained Maher Arar

May 8, 2011

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Maher Arar was born in Syria and traveled with his family to Canada at the age of 17. He became a Canadian citizen in 1991. On Sept. 26, 2002, as he was returning to Canada from a vacation in Tunisia, U.S. officials detained Arar, claiming he had links to al-Qaeda.  He was held without charges in solitary confinement in […]

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