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COC endorses Truth and Reconciliation Recommendations, report released Dec 15.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will release its final report today.
Some of the key recommendations listed in their interim report released this past June include:
  • reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care by ... providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal communities and child-welfare organizations to keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to do so
  • developing with Aboriginal groups a joint strategy to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians
  • acknowledging that the current state of Aboriginal health in Canada is a direct result of previous Canadian government policies, including residential schools
  • eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade, and to issue detailed annual reports that monitor and evaluate progress in doing so
  • appointing a public inquiry into the causes of, and remedies for, the disproportionate victimization of Aboriginal women and girls.
  • developing a national action plan, strategies, and other concrete measures to achieve the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Council of Canadians endorsed all 94 recommendations and called on the Canadian government to implement them.

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