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New Podcasts

The Right to Be Safe *trigger warning

No matter how old you are, you deserve to have your voice heard. New laws in Alberta give anyone under 18 the right to appeal certain court orders that affect their life. This podcast walks you through appealing a Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act court order; including who can help you, how an appeal works, and things you might run into along the way.

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Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace provides information about discrimination and harassment. Learn if your situation is protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act or if it is general workplace harassment.

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More Podcasts

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH APPEALING COURT ORDERS

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This podcast walks you through appealing a Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act court order; including who can help you, how an appeal works, and things you might run into along the way.


APPLYING TO TERMINATE A PERMANENT GUARDIANSHIP ORDER

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This podcast looks at laws that give former guardians the opportunity to bring their family together again, after losing their children under a permanent guardianship order (PGO).


DIVORCE OPTIONS

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This podcast explains ways to handle your divorce through lawyers, mediators and self-representation, or a combination of the three. It can help you figure out what steps will work best for your situation and offers some ideas to learn more about the divorce process.


UNDERSTANDING ABORIGINAL IDENTITY

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From a Metis farm in rural Alberta, to the offices of Canada’s leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity examines the factors that shape who we are.


ABORIGINAL TAXATION

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Aboriginal Taxation clarifies the myth that Aboriginal people don’t pay for taxes and explains when a First Nations individual is or is not tax exempt.


HIV

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This podcast features four Aboriginal Canadians diagnosed with HIV. In hearing their stories, the viewer will learn how they cope with the stigma surrounding their illness and live within the new rules governing the most intimate part of their lives.


PARENTING & DISCIPLINE: WHERE TO DRAW THE LINE

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Discipline comes in many forms and has many meanings for different people. In this podcast, we look at traditional Indigenous concepts versus Western concepts and learn about the roles and responsibilities within family dynamics.


KINSHIP CARE

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This podcast explains the process of how to become a kinship family and what your job entails, stressing the importance of children being placed within their own family or community.


FOSTER CARE

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Learn about how to become a foster parent and what your job entails. This podcast explains how valuable foster families are.


UNDERSTANDING GLADUE

This three-part pod-cast looks at the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1999. The decision says judges must take the unique circumstances of Indigenous people into account during sentencing.

UNDERSTANDING GLADUE – part #1
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UNDERSTANDING GLADUE – part #2
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UNDERSTANDING GLADUE – part #3
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SACRED CIRCLE

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Sacred Circle explains the concept of Family Group Conferencing (FGC) in the context of child apprehensions. The use of FGCs by the Alberta government in affiliation with courtworkers employed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) is based on a traditional approach to consultation.


INVISIBLE: FASD and the Justice System

Invisible is a two-part podcast that features compelling interviews with three individuals who share their experiences with FASD and their struggles within the justice system.

INVISIBLE – part #1
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INVISIBLE – part #2
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CYBER-BULLYING

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This podcast explores how technology has changed everything about how youths relate to each other, and the dangers that come with instant communication in public forums.