When is using the term “Blood Libel” ever OK. Never.

“The blood libel against Canada of this monstrous fiction of thousands of secretly buried Indigenous victims of residential schools may be the single worst injustice this country has suffered in our lifetimes. “Blood libel” is a racist dog whistle against Jews. The phrase refers to “the persistent legend that Jews practice the ritual murder of

How successful are the Law Societies of Canada in implementing Call to Action # 27?

“The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the national association of the 14 law societies mandated by the provinces and territories to regulate Canada’s legal profession in the public interest. It is the body through which Canada’s law societies collaborate at the national level, share information on trends and issues affecting the legal profession,

How successful are the 24 Faculties of Law in implementing Call to Action # 28?

The 24 Faculties of Law in Canada have taken widely different approaches to implementing a mandatory Indigenous course in response to Call to Action # 28. What follows is an objective view of what each faculty is delivering based exclusively on how many mandatory Indigenous courses are offered over how many terms that address the

What’s New In Indigenous Watchdog: 218 new Entries: Feb. 1 – Feb. 29, 2024

80 Positive Actions vs 106 Negative Actions NOTE: Calls to Action (C2A) Status: March 1, 2024 Not Started Stalled In Progress Complete 15 20 46 13 16.0% 21.3% 48.9% 13.8% Status Legacy Calls to Action(1-42) + 50-52, 62-65 Reconciliation Calls to Action(43-94) Not Started 2, 9, 10, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 64 45, 46,

What is the Truth about Reconciliation? 2023 Year-End Review: Indigenous Watchdog

Indigenous Watchdog monitors and reports on critical Indigenous issues including all 94 Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (C2A). The intent is threefold: This is the fourth year of tracking progress. Unfortunately, reporting of relevant data from the various levels of government continues to be a major problem. Good policy and program development requires good

What’s New In Indigenous Watchdog: 207 New Entries: Jan. 1 – Jan. 31, 2024

77 Positive Actions vs 90 Negative Actions Calls to Action (C2A) Status: February 1, 2024 Not Started Stalled In Progress Complete 15 20 46 13 16.0% 21.3% 48.9% 13.8% Status Legacy Calls to Action(1-42) + 50-52, 62-65 Reconciliation Calls to Action(43-94) Not Started 2, 9, 10, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 64 45, 46, 47,

Canada says that 85% of the TRC Calls to Action are either complete or well under way. Really?

On December 15, 2023 the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement to mark the eighth anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report: “Today marks the eighth anniversary of the Final Report