A guarantee of freedom: South Africa’s Bill of Rights

first_imgSouth Africa’s ground-breaking Bill of Rights is widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. All South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens. Read the full text of the Bill of Rights.The entrance to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, spells out its name in all of the country’s 11 official languages. The court hears cases to ensure there is no violation of South Africans’ constitutional rights. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)South Africa’s enlightened Bill of Rights, the rights enjoyed by all who live in the country, is laid out in Chapter 2 of South Africa’s Constitution. It was signed into law in 1996 by Nelson Mandela in the township of Sharpeville, the site of one of the worst human rights atrocities in the country’s history.Fifty-six years ago, on 21 March 1960, apartheid police opened fire on a crowd of people assembled in Sharpeville to peacefully demonstrate against the hated pass laws. Sixty-nine demonstrators were killed, many shot in the back as the crowd fled the bullets.Since the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, 21 March has been celebrated as Human Rights Day, a public holiday that commemorates the sacrifice those 69 martyrs made for the rights that guarantee our freedom under democracy.To honour the heroes of Sharpeville, all South Africans should know their rights, and respect the rights of fellow citizens.Read the Constitution in your own language:• Afrikaans• isiNdebele• isiXhosa• isiZulu• Sepedi• Sesotho• Setswana• SiSwati• Tshivenda• XitsongaThe full text of the Bill of Rights:Equality1. Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law.2. Equality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms. To promote the achievement of equality, legislative and other measures designed to protect or advance persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination may be taken.3. The state may not unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth.4. No person may unfairly discriminate directly or indirectly against anyone on one or more grounds in terms of subsection (3). National legislation must be enacted to prevent or prohibit unfair discrimination.5. Discrimination on one or more of the grounds listed in subsection (3) is unfair unless it is established that the discrimination is fair.Human dignityEveryone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected.LifeEveryone has the right to life.Freedom and security of the person1. Everyone has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right –a. not to be deprived of freedom arbitrarily or without just cause;b. not to be detained without trial;c. to be free from all forms of violence from either public or private sources;d. not to be tortured in any way; ande. not to be treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way.2. Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right –a. to make decisions concerning reproduction;b. to security in and control over their body; andc. not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.Slavery, servitude and forced labourNo one may be subjected to slavery, servitude or forced labour.PrivacyEveryone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have –a. their person or home searched;b. their property searched;c. their possessions seized; ord. the privacy of their communications infringed.Freedom of religion, belief and opinion1. Everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.2. Religious observances may be conducted at state or state -aided institutions, provided that –a. those observances follow rules made by the appropriate public authorities;b. they are conducted on an equitable basis; andc. attendance at them is free and voluntary.d. This section does not prevent legislation recognising –i. marriages concluded under any tradition, or a system of religious, personal or family law; orii. systems of personal and family law under any tradition, or adhered to by persons professing a particular religion.e. Recognition in terms of paragraph (a) must be consistent with this section and the other provisions of the Constitution.Freedom of expression1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes –a. freedom of the press and other media;b. freedom to receive or impart information or ideas;c. freedom of artistic creativity; andd. academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.2. The right in subsection (1) does not extend to –a. propaganda for war;b. incitement of imminent violence; orc. advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm.Assembly, demonstration, picket and petitionEveryone has the right, peacefully and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket and to present petitions.Freedom of associationEveryone has the right to freedom of association.Political rights1. Every citizen is free to make political choices, which includes the right –a. to form a political party;b. to participate in the activities of, or recruit members for, a political party; andc. to campaign for a political party or cause.2. Every citizen has the right to free, fair and regular elections for any legislative body established in terms of the Constitution.3. Every adult citizen has the right –a. to vote in elections for any legislative body established in terms of the Constitution, and to do so in secret; andb. to stand for public office and, if elected, to hold office.CitizenshipNo citizen may be deprived of citizenship.Freedom of movement and residence1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement.2. Everyone has the right to leave the Republic.3. Every citizen has the right to enter, to remain in and to reside anywhere in, the Republic.4. Every citizen has the right to a passport.Freedom of trade, occupation and professionEvery citizen has the right to choose their trade, occupation or profession freely. The practice of a trade, occupation or profession may be regulated by law.Labour relations1. Everyone has the right to fair labour practices.2. Every worker has the right –a. to form and join a trade union;b. to participate in the activities and programmes of a trade union; andc. to strike.3. Every employer has the right –a. to form and join an employers’ organisation; andb. to participate in the activities and programmes of an employers’ organisation.4. Every trade union and every employers’ organisation has the right –a. to determine its own administration, programmes and activities;b. to organise; andc. to form and join a federation.5. Every trade union, employers’ organisation and employer has the right to engage in collective bargaining. National legislation may be enacted to regulate collective bargaining. To the extent that the legislation may limit a right in this Chapter, the limitation must comply with section 36 (1).6. National legislation may recognise union security arrangements contained in collective agreements. To the extent that the legislation may limit a right in this Chapter the limitation must comply with section 36 (1).EnvironmentEveryone has the right –a. to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well -being; andb. to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that –i. prevent pollution and ecological degradation;ii. promote conservation; andiii. secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.Property1. No one may be deprived of property except in terms of law of general application, and no law may permit arbitrary deprivation of property.2. Property may be expropriated only in terms of law of general application –a. for a public purpose or in the public interest; andb. subject to compensation, the amount of which and the time and manner of payment of which have either been agreed to by those affected or decided or approved by a court.3. The amount of the compensation and the time and manner of payment must be just and equitable, reflecting an equitable balance between the public interest and the interests of those affected, having regard to all relevant circumstances, including –a. the current use of the property;b. the history of the acquisition and use of the property;c. the market value of the property;d. the extent of direct state investment and subsidy in the acquisition and beneficial capital improvement of the property; ande. the purpose of the expropriation.4. For the purposes of this section –a. the public interest includes the nation’s commitment to land reform, and to reforms to bring about equitable access to all South Africa’s natural resources; andb. property is not limited to land.5. The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to foster conditions which enable citizens to gain access to land on an equitable basis.6. A person or community whose tenure of land is legally insecure as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is entitled, to the extent provided by an Act of Parliament, either to tenure which is legally secure or to comparable redress.7. A person or community dispossessed of property after 19 June 1913 as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is entitled, to the extent provided by an Act of Parliament, either to restitution of that property or to equitable redress.8. No provision of this section may impede the state from taking legislative and other measures to achieve land, water and related reform, in order to redress the results of past racial discrimination, provided that any departure from the provisions of this section is in accordance with the provisions of section 36 (1).9. Parliament must enact the legislation referred to in subsection (6).Housing1. Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing.2. The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of this right.3. No one may be evicted from their home, or have their home demolished, without an order of court made after considering all the relevant circumstances. No legislation may permit arbitrary evictions.Health care, food, water and social security1. Everyone has the right to have access to –a. health care services, including reproductive health care;b. sufficient food and water; andc. social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents, appropriate social assistance.2. The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.3. No one may be refused emergency medical treatment.Children1. Every child has the right –a. to a name and a nationality from birth;b. to family care or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment;c. to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services;d. to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation;e. to be protected from exploitative labour practices;f. not to be required or permitted to perform work or provide services that –i. are inappropriate for a person of that child’s age; orii. place at risk the child’s well -being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development;g. not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, in addition to the rights a child enjoys under sections 12 and 35, the child may be detained only for the shortest appropriate period of time, and has the right to be –i. kept separately from detained persons over the age of 18 years; andii. treated in a manner, and kept in conditions, that take account of the child’s age;h. to have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state, and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child, if substantial injustice would otherwise result; andi. not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.2. A child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child.3. In this section ‘child’ means a person under the age of 18 years.Education1. Everyone has the right –a. to a basic education, including adult basic education; andb. to further education, which the state, through reasonable measures, must make progressively available and accessible.2. Everyone has the right to receive education in the official language or languages of their choice in public educational institutions where that education is reasonably practicable. In order to ensure the effective access to, and implementation of, this right, the state must consider all reasonable educational alternatives, including single medium institutions, taking into account –a. equity;b. practicability; andc. the need to redress the results of past racially discriminatory laws and practices.3. Everyone has the right to establish and maintain, at their own expense, independent educational institutions that –a. do not discriminate on the basis of race;b. are registered with the state; andc. maintain standards that are not inferior to standards at comparable public educational institutions.4. (4) Subsection (3) does not preclude state subsidies for independent educational institutions.Language and cultureEveryone has the right to use the language and to participate in the cultural life of their choice, but no one exercising these rights may do so in a manner inconsistent with any provision of the Bill of Rights.Cultural, religious and linguistic communities1. Persons belonging to a cultural, religious or linguistic community may not be denied the right, with other members of that community –a. to enjoy their culture, practise their religion and use their language; andb. to form, join and maintain cultural, religious and linguistic associations and other organs of civil society.2. The rights in subsection (1) may not be exercised in a manner inconsistent with any provision of the Bill of Rights.Access to information1. Everyone has the right of access to –a. any information held by the state; andb. any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.2. National legislation must be enacted to give effect to this right, and may provide for reasonable measures to alleviate the administrative and financial burden on the state.Just administrative action1. Everyone has the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair.2. Everyone whose rights have been adversely affected by administrative action has the right to be given written reasons.3. National legislation must be enacted to give effect to these rights, and must –a. provide for the review of administrative action by a court or, where appropriate, an independent and impartial tribunal;b. impose a duty on the state to give effect to the rights in subsections (1) and (2); andc. promote an efficient administration.Access to courtsEveryone has the right to have any dispute that can be resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing before a court or, where appropriate, another independent and impartial tribunal or forum.Arrested, detained and accused persons1. Everyone who is arrested for allegedly committing an offence has the right –a. to remain silent;b. to be informed promptly –i. of the right to remain silent; andii. of the consequences of not remaining silent;c. not to be compelled to make any confession or admission that could be used in evidence against that person;d. to be brought before a court as soon as reasonably possible, but not later than –i. 48 hours after the arrest; orii. the end of the first court day after the expiry of the 48 hours, if the 48 hours expire outside ordinary court hours or on a day which is not an ordinary court day;e. at the first court appearance after being arrested, to be charged or to be informed of the reason for the detention to continue, or to be released; andf. to be released from detention if the interests of justice permit, subject to reasonable conditions.2. Everyone who is detained, including every sentenced prisoner, has the right –a. to be informed promptly of the reason for being detained;b. to choose, and to consult with, a legal practitioner, and to be informed of this right promptly;c. to have a legal practitioner assigned to the detained person by the state and at state expense, if substantial injustice would otherwise result, and to be informed of this right promptly;d. to challenge the lawfulness of the detention in person before a court and, if the detention is unlawful, to be released;e. to conditions of detention that are consistent with human dignity, including at least exercise and the provision, at state expense, of adequate accommodation, nutrition, reading material and medical treatment; andf. to communicate with, and be visited by, that person’s –i. spouse or partner;ii. next of kin;iii. chosen religious counsellor; andiv. chosen medical practitioner.3. Every accused person has a right to a fair trial, which includes the right –a. to be informed of the charge with sufficient detail to answer it;b. to have adequate time and facilities to prepare a defence;c. to a public trial before an ordinary court;d. to have their trial begin and conclude without unreasonable delay;e. to be present when being tried;f. to choose, and be represented by, a legal practitioner, and to be informed of this right promptly;g. to have a legal practitioner assigned to the accused person by the state and at state expense, if substantial injustice would otherwise result, and to be informed of this right promptly;h. to be presumed innocent, to remain silent, and not to testify during the proceedings;i. to adduce and challenge evidence;j. not to be compelled to give self -incriminating evidence;k. to be tried in a language that the accused person understands or, if that is not practicable, to have the proceedings interpreted in that language;l. not to be convicted for an act or omission that was not an offence under either national or international law at the time it was committed or omitted;m. not to be tried for an offence in respect of an act or omission for which that person has previously been either acquitted or convicted;n. to the benefit of the least severe of the prescribed punishments if the prescribed punishment for the offence has been changed between the time that the offence was committed and the time of sentencing; ando. of appeal to, or review by, a higher court.4. Whenever this section requires information to be given to a person, that information must be given in a language that the person understands.5. Evidence obtained in a manner that violates any right in the Bill of Rights must be excluded if the admission of that evidence would render the trial unfair or otherwise be detrimental to the administration of justice.last_img read more

Mike Nieto steps up after twin bro Matt goes down in Game 1

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwins usually have a distinct bond and brothers Matt and Mike Nieto are no exception. As Matt laid bloodied on the floor after taking an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala, his twin brother Mike had to be restrained on the sidelines.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Parental guidance: Playing for fun, dad unwittingly sets Krizziah on lane to greatness Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga talked sense into Mike after the forward threw his towel on the playing floor during the first game of the Finals of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.“To be honest, when Matt fell down, when Ben hit him with the elbow I felt that I also got hurt,” said Mike in Filipino after the Blue Eagles’ close 76-70 victory Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I didn’t want to see my brother get hurt.”Mike got his moment of vengeance in the fourth, although Matt was already playing after team physicians covered up the wound above the left eye, when he put on a personal 7-0 run that gave Ateneo a 67-59 lead midway through the final frame. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “I didn’t want to retaliate by hurting La Salle physically or punching them, I just wanted to win the game,” said Mike, who finished with 11 points and five rebounds. “I just got really motivated to win the game when Matt went down and I know he didn’t do it on purpose. I really needed to step up because the game was close and we had to enjoy those types of games.” Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough PLAY LIST 01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentslast_img read more

APPLE ISLE ON TRACK FOR 2007 NATIONAL 18 YEARS CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTasmania, one of Touch Football’s growth States, will be out to impress at the 18 Years National Championships in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. Tasmania’s best young players have been plucked from around the State to form the Boys and Girls teams that will contest the premier event on the National junior calendar. The teams will be mentored by two of the most experienced coaches in Tasmania, John Dowling (Boys) and Deb Button (Girls). Mr. Dowling, who has coached at representative level for 12 years, and socially for more than 20, has been in charge of the Tasmanian 18 Years Boys team for the past four years.He said he was satisfied with the team that has been picked, but said the key to a successful campaign was not to be overconfident. “You’re goals have to be realistic, and we should realistically be aiming to play on the Saturday, which is finals day,” Dowling said.  In 2004, Dowling’s first year in charge, Tasmania defeated Victoria and South Australia.“That was a magnificent result for us because everyone expected us to finish at the bottom of the table,” Dowling said.Unfortunately the team couldn’t repeat the positive result, finishing near the bottom in 2005. Last year Tasmania drew with the Gold Coast and defeated the Crusaders and Northern Territory.Dowling was looking to 2007 for better results from his charges.“Our main goal is to play on finals day because in 2005 we didn’t win a game and we actually finished up on the Friday, which wasn’t pleasant.” Mr. Dowling said.The standard of Touch Football in Australia’s island state has improved markedly over the last five years.This is largely due to the introduction of a development program from under-12s to opens, as well as an increase in the amount of people qualified in technical areas of the game.The three major affiliates, the Southern, Devonport, and the Launceston Touch Associations, have provided all players in both the selected sides. Training sessions will rotate between the affiliates to offset the tyranny of distance and minimize the costs of travelling for all. Some players will have to travel as far as 300km to attend some of the sessions. The Girls’ first training camp will be this weekend 16 – 17 June, with the Boys meeting the following weekend. “I’ve got some parameters that I would like the team to achieve. I’ve got a vision for the team as to what I expect, and I’ll actually give the players, in partnership with myself and the other officials, some team goals,” Mr. Dowling said. Dowling will also be constructing individual training programs for each of his players. One of the main objectives of the team will be to gain respect. “We certainly want to finish as high as we possibly can. We’re not going to make the top four or five, that’s an unrealistic expectation, but I’d be confident that we could make the playoffs for the plate or shield finals. I want the opposition to think of us as being highly skilled and disciplined. We’ll play with a high level of intensity and meet all the challenges thrown at us and hopefully earn the respect of our opponents,” he said.  The Boys’ side will feature four players that played in the National Touch League Under-20s division in 2006. There will also be a number of experienced players that have progressed from the Under-15 ranks. One of the strike weapons for the Tasmanian Boys team will be newcomer Trent Gutteridge, who has only been playing Touch Football for about 18 months but has plenty of potential. “He’s still learning the game, but he’s exceptionally quick. We’ll be looking to develop him further through our training program,” Dowling said. The girls will be similarly strong. Last year the team aimed to finish in the top 15, and achieved its goal. This year they will be trying to improve on the result.One of the stars of the girls’ team will be 2006 TFA National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.  This year’s event will be the bubbly Hudson’s third tournament. In 2005, aged 15 and in just her first year of Touch Football, Hudson participated in her first Under-18 National Championships. She, along with current National Youth training squad member Emma Haines impressed all and sundry who attended the Inaugural National Youth Development Training Camp at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast in 2006.The two “Tassie devils” competed well with their more experienced squad mates from NSW and Queensland, and showed great talent and determination at the Youth Camp to stamp themselves as players of the future. This year Emily is looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role. She said she was excited about the upcoming tournament. “For me the best thing will be seeing the other talent, especially in the NSW and QLD teams. You learn heaps from playing against quality players.  For the team it will definitely be about progression for the next two years because we’ve got a pretty young team this year,” Hudson said.  Hudson believed the Tasmanian side was definitely on the improve. “We’re a very quick side this year. Even though we’re a young group, we’ve all been playing for five or six years, so we know the game pretty well.” Both the boys and girls’ teams will be busy in preparation for September. When the 18 Years National Championships role around, keep an eye out for the Tasmanian teams and let’s hope they get their wish and extend their tournament into Finals day.last_img read more

3 days agoMoyes tells Man Utd ace Pogba to stay put

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Moyes tells Man Utd ace Pogba to stay putby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba should stay with Manchester United, says former United boss David Moyes.The France international revealed in the summer he’s ready for a new challenge elsewhere.Moyes told talkSPORT: “Pogba is still Manchester United’s best midfield player and I think Pogba can play for any team in the world. He’d get a game for any team.“I’m not sure he’s a player who is consistent and makes a difference all the time.“I think for the profile he’s got, you hope he makes the difference. He doesn’t always do that for me.“But I think he should stay at Manchester United.“I don’t think he wins games like Messi does for Barcelona or Ronaldo’s done for Juventus.“He’s a really talented player and he’s got a lot to give.“His best for me was then he was at Juventus. He joined in more and got closer to the opposition box. Pogba is at his best getting near the box and trying to score a few goals.“If you were picking United’s team, I still think that Pogba would be in their midfield.” last_img read more

Video: Dalvin Cook’s Little Brother Meets Ole Miss’ Football Team

first_imgDalvin Cook celebrating with his helmet off.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: MVP Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates their 33 to 32 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Deandre Burnett is a guard on the Ole Miss basketball team. He’s also the brother of Dalvin Cook, Florida State’s top player.Ole Miss and Florida State will hit the field Monday night to open the 2016 season in the Camping World Kickoff. The Seminoles’ best player, running back Dalvin Cook, has a unique connection to Ole Miss: his brother plays basketball for the Rebels.Cook’s brother, Deandre Burnett, will be eligible to play guard for Ole Miss this season after sitting out last year. He’s a transfer from the University of Miami.In this hilarious video released today by Ole Miss basketball, Burnett meets Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly and members of the Ole Miss defense. When he is introduced to the latter, things get interesting.? Our dynamic new guard Deandre Burnett, brother of FSU’s Dalvin Cook, meets Chad Kelly & the @OleMissFB team ??? pic.twitter.com/uGZNdN4y4m— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) September 1, 2016That’s fantastic social media work by Ole Miss. Well-done.Florida State and Ole Miss kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET Monday night from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. ABC will have the broadcast.last_img read more

Aboriginal groups pull out of premiers meeting AFN official

first_imgEDMONTON – An Ontario chief says three national Indigenous groups have told Alberta Premier Rachel Notley they won’t be at a meeting with the premiers next week in Edmonton.Isadore Day, Ontario chief with the Assembly of First Nations, says he supports the decision by leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Metis National Council and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami not to attend the meeting on Monday, the day before the premiers hold their own talks.“Our participation needs to be meaningful,” Day said Friday. “Talk is cheap.”The leaders of the three groups have scheduled a news conference for Monday morning in Toronto, saying they “expect full inclusion in intergovernmental tables.”Day said holding separate talks for Indigenous leaders “doesn’t meet the test of reconciliation.”Notley’s spokeswoman, Cheryl Oates, said officials are continuing to talk with aboriginal groups about their attendance.“We would like them to come,” she said. “We’ll keep working to encourage them to come.”Five national aboriginal groups were originally scheduled to attend the meeting. The Native Women’s Association of Canada and the Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly of Canada have not signalled whether they will be there.Day said Indigenous leaders are prepared to push harder if the provinces and territories don’t demonstrate a willingness to change their position on the meetings.“We are in troubled waters right now,” he said.last_img read more

Iakwahwatsiratatie Language Nest in Kahnawàke hopes to spread language lessons after infusion

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsAlex Tekonwahkwen:ni Cross always wanted to learn her Mohawk language but never really had the opportunity.Now that she’s the mother of a five-month old, she enjoys her time in the Language Nest – where every word is in Kanienke’Ha.“Everyone here is supporting each other and they are helping each other and right down to your child,” she said.“I am sitting there and trying to learn someone might come in and hold your baby for you while you are learning and give it back to you so it is very supportive here.”The Language Nest launched four years ago to address the loss of Mohawk as a first language.“It is a natural environment right, a home environment but there is also some structures implemented throughout the day to help the parents as second language learners,” said Tatum Leronhienhewi McComber.“So it is very important to have the natural environment for the children to learn the language as their first language because the parents are learning as a second language they get the grammatical structures.”The program just got a big financial boost from the federal government.The Department of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism is providing $275,558 over two years to “preserve and promote the Mohawk language.”Marc Miller, the parliamentary secretary to Crown-Indigenous Relations, and a Mohawk speakers, said this is a step toward a path for promoting Indigenous languages.“With great respect for the efforts that people have made to preserve the language to struggle and hopefully the struggle will be lessen the next few years as we engage in a path which a lot of people is quite difficult but very important but a path of mutual respect that includes promotion of indigenous languages,” he said.Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton said it is not the responsibility of the Canadian government to preserve the language – but they have to support it.‘’It is not their responsibility it is ours but it is the responsibility of the government of Canada as well as other institutions to ensure that they support these activities.“It is the oppression it is all of the things that were done to us historically to take away that language now we are bringing it back and it is time for the government to support what we are doing that is the way I look at it’’For Cross, the dream of having her daughter speak Mohawk as a first language is coming true.“Sometimes when you leave here I am thinking in Mohawk but I do not know what these words mean,” she said.“But I know that it is starting to sink in and it is starting to work you know.”The federal government announced $89.9 million over three years on Indigenous languages and culture across the country.It also promised to introduce legislation to protect languages in law.20 consultation sessions were held to hear from people across the country.According to Canadian Heritage, the legislation is scheduled to be tabled in the House of Commons by the end of the year.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img read more

Worlds most expensive XI team

first_imgThe World’s most expensive XI team has been named with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar leading the wayThe title of the world’s most expensive player belongs to Neymar following his £200m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last year.But at the age of 33, Ronaldo isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with Juventus having made him the fourth most expensive player in world football last month following his shock transfer from Real Madrid.Ahead of him in the list are Philippe Coutinho, who completed a stunning £113m move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January, and 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe, who has become the most expensive signing of the year after PSG elected to pay AS Monaco £121m for him this summer to make his stay at the club a permanent one after spending last season on loan.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Below is the list of the world’s most expensive players in a 4-3-3 formation:GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – £72mRB: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – £48mCB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – £59mCB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – £70mLB: Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) – £52mCM: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £94mCM: Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) – £113mCM: James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – £68mRW: Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – £121mLW: Neymar (PSG) – £200mCF: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – £105m(As reported on the Daily Star)last_img read more

Marko Arnautovic remains silent on West Ham future

first_imgWest Ham forward Marko Arnautovic refused to shed any light on his future at the club after helping Austria claim a 2-1 win over Northern Ireland on SundayThe 29-year-old came off the bench at Windsor Park to assist Valentino Lazaro’s stoppage-time winner in the UEFA Nations League.Arnautovic’s brother and agent, Daniel, suggested last week that a West Ham exit to a Champions League-type club could happen.But Arnautovic remained quiet on his future at London“I don’t want to talk about it. I am concentrated on West Ham,” Arnautovic told Sky Sports.“We have a big game against Manchester City on Saturday and I am only thinking about this game and the following games and what is being said is not my business.robert lewandowski, PolandReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…“My business is to perform on the pitch, to put in performances and that is what I want to do.”Despite knee injury troubles this season, Arnautovic is confident he will feature this Saturday for West Ham.“I will be OK,” he said.“Two days in a row was a bit too much but the gaffer asked me to play the last 25 minutes if needed, and it was needed. I am glad I could help.”Arnautovic has scored five goals in his opening 10 Premier League matches this term.last_img read more

Joao Cancelo expressed gratitude to Inter after Fridays encounter

first_imgAfter Juventus defeated Inter Milan in Friday’s Serie A blockbuster classic, Joao Cancelo has expressed his gratitude to his ex-clubThe Nerazzurri have practically scouted the Portuguese wing-back for the Bianconeri, helping him to adjust to the Italian Serie A before his €40.4m transfer from Valencia to the Allianz Stadium in the summer.What’s more, the Milanese giants were determined to keep hold of Cancelo during the summer, but have failed to see the deal through due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.Known for his devastating pace and excellent technique, Cancelo has emerged as one of the best Europe right-backs, establishing himself as an indispensable first-team member under Max Allegri this term.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.After the derby, the skillful defender has revealed his affection for Inter.“It was an important victory against Inter, who are a great team and a direct rival for the Scudetto,” he told Sky Sport Italia, which has later been transmitted by FourFourTwo.“Inter was a very important team for me, that made me grow a lot. Now I’m wearing Juventus’ colors, and I think only of Juve, but Inter remains in my heart.”last_img read more