PSA: Come learn and share your experiences and help build a vibrant family voice for inclusive education. November 2, 10 am – 4 pm, Halifax
News release: The 50th Convention of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour took place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel and wrapped up yesterday with plans to educate and mobilize its 70,000 plus members on a wide range of issues over the next two years. Danny Cavanagh was acclaimed as president of the organization for a third term, with Jason MacLean returned as first vice-president.
Kendall Worth on the awfulness of being on welfare and dealing with close family members who attack you for it.
Sadie Beaton on Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act. On the Act’s invocation of Netukulimk, Sadie writes: “Would the provincial government consider being accountable to a circle of rights holders and Elders who can advise on the transformational changes that we might need to make in order to truly align with this concept?”
Wherever there is poverty you will find period poverty, the inability to pay for menstrual products. And given Nova Scotia’s very high poverty rates, period poverty is a very much a concern here. I attended part of yesterday’s Period Poverty Summit to learn more.
Press release: On October 30th at 5:30pm, Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic will speak at the Schulich School of Law (Room 104) at Dalhousie University. She’ll speak about the case of 36 Maya-Achi women seeking justice for sexual violence committed at the height of Guatemala’s 36 year internal armed conflict.
Delilah Saunders on becoming a mother and all the happiness and joy that implies. But as an Indigenous mother she also must face intergenerational trauma and an often justified fear of child welfare workers.
News release: Every jurisdiction in Canada either has legislation or has announced pending legislation prohibiting psychological harassment at work. EXCEPT NOVA SCOTIA.
Marla MacLeod and Meghan McMorris of the Ecology Action Centre spoke at Law Amendments this afternoon on the proposed Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act. As always, the EAC submission is a solid piece of work, emphasizing the need for more aggressive climate goals.
Mi’kmaq Grandmother Elizabeth Marshall wrote the following open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil on the occasion of the introduction of Bill 213, the Sustainable Development Goals Act.
“The so called province of Nova Scotia has distributed hundreds of illegal land grants to promote settlement for the crown in the last 200 years. Generations of your tax paying families have prospered and built equity off the lands stolen from my family.”