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Indigenous Child Poverty

Keeping the Promise is an advocacy group that's goals is to end child poverty - on their website, they have a specfiic section for Indigenous child poverty. This section includes an explanation of systemic disadvantage, explaining how reconciliation is possible and also includes resources for both students and teachers.

2013 Annual Canadian Human Rights Commission Report: Aboriginal

The Canadian Human Rights Commission published a 2013 report stating that Aboriginal people are often disadvantaged and face more discrimination. The report states that many Aboriginal women do not seek justice for fear of retaliation by those who are discriminating against them. The report also states that the federal government needs to call an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and then goes on to state that overall, Aboriginal people are disadvantaged compared to their non-Aboriginal counterparts in almost every sector. 

Native Women's Association of Canada

The Native Women's Association of Canada strives to better the lives of Indigenous women, girls and their families through advocacy and policy work. Some of their main areas of interest are: education, health, justice, violence protection and human rights. Their website explains the issues within each area - for example, the high numbers of Aboriginal women in prison is listed under justice. They provide documents and resources on how change can be achieved. 

The Law Project

The Law Project provides the opportunity for secondary school students to create a free account and explore law related concerns from various perspectives through graphic novel-like animations. Some concerns covered include cases involving Social Justice & human rights, First Nations, and Residential schools. The Law Project also offers  a version of the site for teachers, which based on their province/territory and class design will direct them to the lesson plans the Law Project has created.

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