The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (NWSM) has filed a request for an inquiry with Quebec’s human rights commission against a youth protection service in the city.
Specifically, the NWSM is teaming up with the Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, a civil rights advocacy group, to request an inquiry to look into what they call “practices that are deemed to be discriminatory” at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres.
According to Nakuset, executive director of the NWSM, her organization has been trying to work with Batshaw for eight years.
“What’s most unfortunate is that if you don’t actually put a request into the human rights commission, that nothing gets resolved, nothing happens,” says Nakuset.
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