Feature Articles

Discover all of the current and past human rights news, announcements and events, and see how you can get involved in supporting human rights in the province of Nova Scotia. 


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National Acadian Day Aug 10, 2023

Since 1881, Acadians have celebrated National Acadian Day on August 15.

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Registration Open for Nia Summit, Led by African Nova Scotian/Black Youth Aug 10, 2023

Led by a group of African Nova Scotian (ANS)/Black youth, the Nia Summit for ANS/Black high school students takes place September 22 at the Black Cultural Centre in Cherry Brook.

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Emancipation Day Jul 31, 2023

August 1st marks Emancipation Day in Canada. On this day in 1834 the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect bringing an end to the enslavement of African people across the British Empire.

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Disability Rights Coalition Board of Inquiry Decision on Remedy Jun 29, 2023

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia vs. Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission issued a decision on remedy today, June 29, 2023.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Jun 20, 2023

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) in Canada, an important opportunity to honor and appreciate the rich history, culture, and contributions of the first people of Mi’kma’ki, and other Indigenous communities across Turtle Island.

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Gifts from Indigenous Youth Jun 12, 2023

This spring the Commission received some very meaningful and important gifts from a group of Indigenous students at J.L. Ilsley High School, and Tish Sock-Sachetti, their Mi’kmaq/Indigenous Support Worker with the Halifax Centre for Education.