Tag: Indigenous

What are my rights when it comes to property division?

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This is the first in a 3-part series on women’s financial rights and responsibilities when a relationship ends. Part 2 looks at determining the date of separation and Part 3 discusses spousal support. Historically, men have tended to manage the

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What should I be aware of when I am supporting an Indigenous woman who has left her abusive partner?

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An Indigenous woman leaving an abusive relationship must deal with all the issues faced by any woman leaving an abuser: ensuring safety for herself and her children, finding housing, making safe custody and access arrangements for her children, sorting out

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Luke’s Place Legal Director Speaks at Aboriginal Family Violence Conference

In February of this year, Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, had the honour of presenting a workshop on family law and violence against women at “Empowering the Voices of Our Families”: Family Violence Prevention Conference hosted by the Union

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Using the eagle feather when testifying

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Indigenous people who have to testify in court may use the eagle feather to make their affirmation to tell the truth rather than swearing on a bible or other religious book. The eagle feather can be used in any courthouse

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