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MNBC: Historic Partnership Signing for Métis Children, Youth and Families

On October 13, 2017 the Métis Nation British Columbia signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Federation of Community Social Services of British Columbia (FCSSBC). The partnership focuses on bringing and keeping our Métis children, youth, and families home through distinction-based, Métis specific services and the development of Métis institutions in the province. As […]

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RCYBC – Representative’s Report #30 – Reviews and Investigations: Feb. 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017

October 17, 2017 The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services. Download report NT5

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2011 Manitoba Flood Class Action Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing

To anyone who is a member of the Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Lake St. Martin, or Dauphin River First Nations, who lived in Manitoba during the 2011 Flood: A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Legal Rights. WINNIPEG, Oct. 17, 2017 CERTIFICATION The Courts have determined that the class action is certified and can proceed […]

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Manitoba Government Announces Child Welfare System Reform

October 12, 2017 Fewer Children in Care, Better Outcomes: Fielding The Manitoba government launched a new plan to end the crisis in the child welfare system and create better outcomes for children, Premier Brian Pallister and Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We know we can do better for our children,” said Pallister during a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201745 Views

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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running – CP

Source: The Associated Press Oct 11, 2017 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg’s decision will come as a blow to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201736 Views

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Proposed sterilization lawsuit filed in Saskatoon court over tubal ligations – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 10, 2017  SASKATOON _ A proposed class action lawsuit against Canada’s attorney general, the Saskatchewan government, the province’s health regions and doctors who allegedly coerced Indigenous women to undergo sterilization has been filed in Saskatoon’s Court of Queen’s Bench. The statement of claim was filed about three months after the Saskatoon Health […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201742 Views

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SCC rules residential school survivors’ testimony should be kept private – canadianlawyermag.com

October 6, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has found that records of the sensitive testimony of residential school survivors from settlement hearings will be kept confidential. Last year, the federal government asked the Supreme Court of Canada to consider the issue after the Ontario Court of Appeal found the records should be destroyed after […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201729 Views

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NCTR statement on Residential School records decision

Ry Moran, Director of the NCTR, comments on ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada OCTOBER 6, 2017 — The following is a statement from Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), on the Oct. 6 Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the fate of the Independent Assessment Process Records: Today’s decision marks a significant […]

by aanationtalk on October 10, 201733 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on the Rights of Former Residential Schools Students: ‘Their Testimony Must Be Respected’

October 6, 2017 AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on the Rights of Former Residential Schools Students: ‘Their Testimony Must Be Respected’ (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s Supreme Court of Canada’s decision ensures the rights of former residential school students are respected as part of the continuing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 2017105 Views

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Feds ‘never did the work’ to understand Indigenous concerns on pipeline: lawyer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2017  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Canada’s decision to approve an expansion for the Trans Mountain pipeline was a “one-way street” that ignored the economic and title rights of Indigenous people, a lawyer said Monday in the Federal Court of Appeal. Elin Sigurdson outlined arguments against the $7.4-billion […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201729 Views

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First Nations begin court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2017 VANCOUVER _ First Nations, environmental groups and local governments appeared in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver today continuing their fight against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation says the federal government failed to consult or gain consent of First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201740 Views

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Mi’kmaq band awarded $75,000 in court costs in gas storage project appeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 30, 2017  HALIFAX _ A Mi’kmaq band has been awarded $75,000 in court costs as part of its battle against an energy company’s plan to store natural gas in underground caverns in central Nova Scotia. A provincial Supreme Court judge quashed the province’s rejection of the Indian Brook band’s appeal of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201734 Views

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Court tells Ottawa to reconsider pipeline approval on B.C. reserve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2017  VANCOUVER _ The Federal Court of Appeal has set aside a decision by the minister of Indian affairs that allowed the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through the Coldwater Indian Reserve near Merritt, B.C. The band expressed its concerns for plans to increase the pipelines capacity by twining […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201753 Views

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Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay

Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations court action against Canada and Ontario to commence today in Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 25, 2017   – Today in Thunder Bay the lawsuit filed by the Robinson-Huron Treaty First Nations against Canada and Ontario will commence at the Thunder Bay Court House. In September 2014 the Robinson-Huron Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 2017210 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nations take federal and Ontario governments to court over $4 annual treaty payments – CBC

Beneficiaries of the Robinson-Huron Treaty have not seen annuities go up since 1874 Sep 25, 2017 Twenty-one First Nations in northern Ontario are taking the federal and Ontario governments to court in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Monday to demand an increase to their annuities, which have not been raised in over 140 years. Since 1874, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201748 Views

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Province Proclaims The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act

Service Providers Sharing Information Will Better Protect Vulnerable Children: Fielding The Manitoba government has proclaimed The Protecting Children (Information Sharing) Act, which gives service providers the ability to collect and share personal information about at-risk children, their parents and legal guardians, Families Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “Every second counts when a child’s health or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017433 Views

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Arguments conclude in Sinixt hunting case appeal – My Kootenay Now

A judge has reserved decision in the Crown’s appeal of the Sinixt hunting rights case. They’re trying to overturn a decision that granted Canadian hunting rights to Sinixt members living in the US. Local author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, who has written about the First Nation, says it’s an important case. A BC Supreme Court judge […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017191 Views

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Lawsuit of the week: First Nations fishermen launch class action over alleged improper taxation of exempt income – Business In Vancouver

A pair of Aboriginal fishermen is suing the Canadian government in a proposed class action over the alleged improper taxation of assets and income on reserve land. Plaintiffs Bill and Daniel Scow filed a notice of civil claim under the Class Proceedings Act against the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of National Revenue […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017164 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates with Huu-ay-aht First Nation as Canada Withdraws Application for Judicial Review, Promises Reform

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 7, 2017) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs congratulates the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on achieving final resolution of its logging rights specific claim. On September 5, Canada withdrew its application for judicial review of the Specific Claims Tribunal’s decision to award $13.9 million in compensation to the Huu-ay-aht First […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017107 Views

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Gas Plants Trial, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 11, 2017  TORONTO – A trial of two former top political aides in the Ontario premier’s office is slated to begin in Toronto today. David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged with breach of trust, mischief and unlawful use of a computer. The politically sensitive case involves allegations of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017150 Views

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Ont Byelection Trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 8, 2017 SUDBURY, Ont. – A man at the centre of allegations against two Ontario Liberals accused of bribery under the Election Act is set to testify for a second day today. The trial began Thursday in Sudbury, Ont., for Pat Sorbara, the Ontario Liberal Party CEO at the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017111 Views

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Judge orders Edmonton lawyer to pay costs in ‘vexatious’ claim – Edmonton Journal

An Edmonton lawyer has been ordered to pay costs related to a vexatious court application she advanced on behalf of a client. In a decision filed Thursday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas ruled that lawyer Priscilla Kennedy is personally liable for solicitor and client indemnity costs, along with her client Maurice Stoney. Thomas […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2017154 Views

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Court rules B.C. will have intervener status in Trans Mountain pipeline case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 29, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Federal Court of Appeal is allowing British Columbia to be an intervener in a legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but with some conditions. Several First Nations and municipalities filed legal challenges against Ottawa’s approval of the $7.4-billion project that would triple the capacity of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201794 Views

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NWAC Releases A Full Report on Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement

Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement: Policy Backgrounder August 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 www.nwac.ca Contact Info: Courtney Skye, Director of Strategic Policy, cskye@nwac.ca Kim Wakeford, Policy Analyst, kwakeford@nwac.ca About NWAC The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous organization representing the political […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017209 Views

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Indigenous people to get their own court in Ottawa – APTN

August 21, 2017 Kenneth Jackson APTN National News The government of Ontario is set to announce this week the opening of an Indigenous peoples court, APTN National News has learned. The announcement is set for Friday at the Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street, according to a memo sent to lawyers and other stakeholders obtained by APTN. “Details regarding […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2017163 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017246 Views

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What comes next for Clyde River after Supreme Court victory? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 16, 2017  By Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2017268 Views

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Mattagami First Nation to file lawsuit against CN Rail – CBC

The First Nation is seeking $30 million for damage caused by two train derailments near Gogoma, Ont. in 2015 August 14, 2017 An Ontario Indigenous community has filed a lawsuit against CN Rail. The Mattagami First Nation says the suit relates to two derailments that took place near Gogoma in 2015. It says the derailments caused major […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017249 Views

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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017 While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself. Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017111 Views

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Indigenous rights advocate to guide BC in Trans Mountain pipeline challenge – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 10, 2017 In naming Thomas Berger the B.C. government’s outside counsel for legal challenges involving the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Attorney-General David Eby recalled studying Mr. Berger’s work when he himself was a law student. “His history extends all the way back to the Calder decision, which actually established the existence of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017126 Views

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BC hires native rights lawyer on Kinder Morgan pipeline – North Shore News

August 10, 2017 The B.C. NDP is beginning to deploy its legal strategy to slow or stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby announced Thursday morning that the province has hired Thomas Berger, a lawyer and former B.C. Supreme Court justice with expertise in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017117 Views

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(Trans-Mountain) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 Trans-Mountain, 5th Writethru Correction code:2 Update:CORRECTS from source. Attorney General David Eby erroneously said in para 18 that the province had already filed their response to Squamish Nation. Eds:Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. This is a corrected story. In a previous version, the attorney general erroneously said that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017152 Views

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B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia says it will join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while warning the company it can’t begin work on public land until it gets final approval from the province. The NDP government has hired former judge Thomas […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017126 Views

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New permanency fund for Indigenous and Métis youth in care – First Call BC

Do you know of a project or an organization that could use financial support in developing permanency activities? A new fund is available for Indigenous and Métis community solutions that address permanency for Indigenous and Métis children and youth in foster care. The Lifelong Connections fund provides up to $4500 for community events and activities that raise […]

by aanationtalk on August 10, 2017137 Views

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Utah’s $1.9 billion claim from mine spill reveals no details – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 9, 2017 By Dan Elliott THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Utah’s $1.9 billion claim against the Environmental Protection Agency for a multi-state mine waste spill says Utah’s water, soil and wildlife were damaged, but it offers no specifics. The Utah Attorney General’s Office provided a copy of the claim to The Associated Press Wednesday. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2017113 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017 15:33 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest in the province […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017198 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017130 Views

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Retired Mohawk wrestler Billy Two Rivers to settle lawsuit against Van Morrison – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 4, 2017 By Morgan Lowrie   THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ A retired Mohawk professional wrestler has reached an agreement in principle to settle a lawsuit with singer Van Morrison over the use of his image on the cover of an upcoming album, his lawyer said Friday. Billy Two Rivers’ New York-based […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2017189 Views

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Chippewas must pay energy giant’s legal bills in lost court battle – CBC

Enbridge said it is reviewing the court’s decision to award costs to the oil company Jul 28, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the Chippewas of the Thames, a community of 3,000, to pay energy giant Enbridge’s legal fees after an unsuccessful attempt by the First Nation to stop the company’s ambitions on […]

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IRC: A Win For Treaty Rights: The Supreme Court Of Canada Issues Decision In Clyde River Appeal

JULY 26, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decisions in the companion cases Hamlet of Clyde River et al v PGS et al. and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc. today in much-anticipated rulings. Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), welcomed today’s unanimous decision of the Court in the Clyde River […]

by pmnationtalk on July 27, 2017155 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017819 Views

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Supreme Court to decide on oil and gas development and Indigenous consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court is set to wade into the area of Indigenous rights and natural resource development once again. The court will decide this morning whether the federal government can rely on National Energy Board reviews to fulfil its duty to consult Indigenous communities before development can take […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017130 Views

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NunatuKavut Community Council denounces arrest of Inuit protesters – The Compass

Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers were taken into custody and jailed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday in connection with their protest of the Muskrat Falls project. In a statement today, NCC President Todd Russell said all three have expressed their opposition to the project for years. Russell pointed out in the statement Learning […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201787 Views

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Line 9 Supreme Court ruling will be crucial for Chippewas of the Thames – CBC

Group argues they were not properly consulted on Enbridge’s plan to reverse flow of oil pipeline Jul 25, 2017 The new chief of a London-area indigenous community says a Supreme Court decision expected Wednesday will be a turning point for his people. That’s when Canada’s highest court is expected to issue its ruling on an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017127 Views

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Developer takes legal action to remove protesters from Parker Lands – CBC

Demonstrators remain defiant in the face of lawsuit, potential court order to leave Jul 21, 2017 The developer looking to build homes and apartment buildings on the Parker Lands has launched a lawsuit and injunction against protesters occupying land around equipment at the site. All tree-clearing work on the site near Waverley Street and Hurst […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201792 Views

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Court Delivers Major Setback for TransCanada’s LNG Pipeline to PNW LNG

July 20, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC – Petronas’ massive LNG export proposal on Lelu Island faces a constitutional law obstacle. The Federal Court of Appeal today set aside a National Energy Board (NEB) decision regarding the provincially approved Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline proposal and sent the matter back to the NEB for re-determination. The 900-kilometre PRGT […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017105 Views

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Task to build new residential care system must have an immediate impact on young people, says Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

TORONTO, July 19, 2017 – Today, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the Ministry) released its Blueprint to reform residential care services in Ontario at a time of heightened scrutiny of the province’s ability to adequately care for young people living in residential settings in the child welfare, youth justice and mental health sectors. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017165 Views

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Circle shares suffering – The Chronicle Journal

A sacred circle made up of 250 women from across Ontario was formed beneath an overcast sky in the parking lot of the Victoria Inn on Tuesday. Drumming elders from Blue Sky Community Healing Centre led the procession of women from the Catholic Women’s League around the hotel and into the circle as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201748 Views

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Coroner’s inquests into two Nunavut deaths begin in July – Nunatsiaq Online

Inquests to be held for Baker Lake’s Paul Kayuryuk, Rankin Inlet’s Victor Kaludjak July 12, 2017 Special coroner’s inquests exploring the deaths of Nunavut men in Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake are set to begin this month, in back-to-back hearings starting July 24 and running into August. Nunavut’s Office of the Chief Coroner confirmed July […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201770 Views

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Crown Attorney Appointed in Digby

July 07, 2017 David Curry has been appointed a Crown attorney in Digby. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, July 7. “Mr. Curry’s experience and background make him a valuable asset to the public prosecution service,” said Mr. Herschorn. Mr. Curry is a member of both the African Nova Scotian community […]

by pmnationtalk on July 7, 2017121 Views

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