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  • July 29, 2021
    Chief Commissioner Arnot appointed to Senate

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s Chief Commissioner, David Arnot, has been appointed as an independent Senator. “This is a great honour and I am truly humbled,” said Arnot. “The Prime Minister was clear when he spoke to me that he expects me to make a significant contribution to […]

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  • June 12, 2021
    Philippine Independence Day 2021

    June 12, 2021, marks the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence Day. As Filipinos around the world celebrate the commemoration of the declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence, we join them in celebration and recognize the many meaningful contributions and rich cultural contributions Filipinos have made to Saskatchewan society. “I am […]

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  • April 26, 2021
    COVID-19 fueling wave of anti-Asian racism

    By Doug Cuthand   The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for over a year now and the strain has been showing. In these difficult times hatred and fear are boiling to the surface. The reaction to this pandemic is the opposite to what is really needed to bring us together and fight a common […]

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  • March 21, 2021
    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021

    Today, we join people throughout Saskatchewan and around the world in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Since 1966, when the United Nations first proclaimed this date to be the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21 has been a day that brings us together to reject racism, […]

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  • March 19, 2021
    Commissioner Heather Kuttai receives 2021 USask Lifetime Achievement Award

    SHRC Commissioner Heather Kuttai has been named a 2021 recipient of the USask Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her accomplishments and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of society. Heather is an author, disability advocate, and human rights activist who has lived in Saskatoon for the last 27 years. She has a […]

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  • March 12, 2021
    We all deserve to be seen in this world as we are

    This article was originally published on March 7, 2021 by The Sheaf  By Vaidehee Lanke On Jan. 20, as Kamala Harris, the first female, Black American and person of South Asian descent to hold the office was sworn in as the vice president of the United States, my eyes were fixated on two small girls […]

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  • March 8, 2021
    International Women’s Day 2021

    Each year on March 8 we observe International Women’s Day. It is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day to recognize and reflect on the current struggles and inequities they still face. The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in Leadership: Achieving […]

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  • February 5, 2021
    USask COVID-19 research to track online hate directed at Asian community

    This story is was originally published by the University of Saskatchewan. USask linguistics researcher Zhi Li, partnered with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), has been awarded almost $25,000 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to lead a team in tracking the causes of online hate on Twitter directed at Asian […]

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  • February 1, 2021
    Black History Month 2021

    The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is pleased to add its voice to the chorus of those celebrating Black History Month in Saskatchewan. During the month of February, we remember, acknowledge, and honour the contributions African-Canadians have made to our cultural, economic, and political landscape. Since Dr. Alfred Shadd, the first known African Canadian resident of […]

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