Pam MacEachern at the Supreme Court of Canada

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October 12, 2017
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This morning our very own Pam MacEachern appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Jeffrey G. Ewert v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Warden of Kent Institution and the Warden of Mission Institution). Pam was co-counsel for the interveners, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS).

Orange Shirt Day

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September 29, 2017
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On Friday, staff and lawyers at Nelligan O’Brien Payne came to work dressed in orange for Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to thousands of Indigenous children across Canada

Indigenous Resources Part 3: The Mamisarvik Healing Centre

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April 13, 2017
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The Mamisarvik Healing Centre is Ottawa’s only Inuit treatment centre, and provides invaluable counselling and healing services to Ottawa’s Inuit community. Since 2003, the Centre has offered addiction and trauma treatment services, and programming focused on the issues impacting residential school survivors and their families.

Customary Adoption – What Is The Law In Your Province?

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February 8, 2017
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Customary adoption is an integral and long-standing practice among Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is an important means of addressing basic issues of family and community membership, as well as more profound issues of transferring knowledge and ceremony. To this day, it remains part of the practical and cultural reality experienced by many Indigenous families.