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CASHRA Statement to Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Human Rights Ministers Nov 10, 2020

Christine Hanson, chair of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) delivered the following statement today, Nov. 10, to the meeting of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Human Rights Ministers.

Cheryl Knockwoood is chair of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Message from the Chair: Mi’kmaq History Month Sep 30, 2020

Each year, Mi’kmaw history and culture are celebrated across Nova Scotia throughout the month of October.

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Protecting the Rights of First Nations Residents Sep 24, 2020

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission acknowledges and supports the Mi’kmaq Treaty right to fish and earn a moderate livelihood. The Commission is mandated to address acts of racism and discrimination and is closely monitoring the situation in southwestern Nova Scotia. 

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