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Listuguj Police Department Update

April 4, 2020 In an effort to further protect Listugujewaq from potential exposure to Covid-19, the Listuguj Police Department will conduct operations with intercepting of vehicles that are not from the community. Drivers will be turned away if their business in Listuguj is non essential. Please stay home as much as possible as this is […]

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Some of group charged with violating public health order, weapons and drug charges released – The Battlefords News-Optimist

April 6, 2020 One of the seven remanded in custody facing numerous offences – including failing to comply with a public health order during the COVID-19 pandemic – was released after a brief court appearance. Eleven people were arrested March 27 and charged with breaking the Saskatchewan Public Health Order that says no more than […]

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Canada announces support to those experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

From: Employment and Social Development Canada April 4, 2020            Gatineau, Quebec            Employment and Social Development Canada The health and safety of all Canadians is the top priority for the Government of Canada, especially the uniquely vulnerable. That is why the Government is making investments in those who are most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic—those experiencing […]

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Nunavut legal aid offices remain closed, but you can still call – Nunatsiaq News

3 April 2020 Updated phone system now in place Nunavut’s legal aid offices, including its regional clinics and community offices, remain closed to the public until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Maliganik Tukisiniarvik in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Legal Services in Rankin Inlet, the Kitikmeot Law Centre in Cambridge Bay and the Legal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202033 Views

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Illegal border crossers still trying to enter U.S. from Canada, causing worry in Akwesasne over COVID-19 – CBC

8 foreign nationals caught entering U.S. illegally within 14 km of Akwesasne since mid-March Apr 03, 2020 An Akwesasne woman was charged last week for allegedly smuggling three foreign nationals into the U.S., triggering concerns that the persistent trickle of illegal border crossers in the area is putting the Mohawk community at risk during the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202047 Views

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Suspending foster care visits not an easy decision, says minister – CBC

Visits between children and birth parents will be reinstated once safe to do so, says Lisa Dempster Apr 02, 2020 Allowing visits between a child and their parents while protecting them from the threat of COVID-19 was a delicate balance, says Newfoundland and Labrador’s minister of children, seniors and social development, but ultimately safety won […]

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MFNPS Encourages Safety and Limited Travel – PortageOnline.com

03 April 2020 Manitoba First Nations Police wants to help spread the word for everyone to be safe during the pandemic measures that have been taken in the Portage area. “I know that Chief and Council has a strong concern with COVID-19 that’s currently going on,” says Insp. Dave Scott. “They’re wishing for people not […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202027 Views

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Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19

Attorney General announces $4 million to support victims and protect front-line justice staff April 2, 2020 TORONTO – Attorney General Doug Downey today announced emergency action to support victims of crime and protect front-line staff who continue to uphold the administration of justice in response to COVID-19. The government of Ontario is providing an emergency […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202049 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Initiatives in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 1, 2020 Manitoba Government Partnering with Community to Develop Awareness Campaign on Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images: Minister The Manitoba government is introducing new online resources and supports for victims as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for status of women, announced today. “Sexual violence […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202025 Views

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AIAI: COVID-19 Issues Update – Ontario First Nations Policing

There is growing concern about the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders in Ontario as global stockpiles become strained. In addition to increased needs from the healthcare sector, police services have been similarly impacted as their interaction with the general public continues to increase. This has also been the case for officers […]

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CAP: Call for Justice Over Alberta Métis Men Killed While Exercising S.35 Hunting Rights

April 1, 2020 (Ottawa ON) – Two Métis men, Jake Sansom, 39, and Morris Cardinal, 57, were killed by gunfire outside of their truck while hunting north of Glendon, Alberta1. The two men had recently lost their employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and were exercising their Section 35 right to hunt in order to […]

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Calgary police investigate COVID-19 threats to local business, Indigenous populations – Globalnews.ca

April 1, 2020 Calgary police are investigating two threats related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release on Wednesday, police said one of the threats was made against a Calgary-based Chinese restaurant. On March 14, the restaurant received an anonymous threat believed to be motivated by the current pandemic, police said. A suspect […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202050 Views

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Justice Services update

Victims Services The Victim Services Office is closed to the public at this time. However, Nunavummiut who need to contact the office can do so by using the following contact information: Victim Services Toll Free 1-866-456-5216; victimservices@gov.nu.ca. Services will be provided on a case by case basis. Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee As […]

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Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020 TORONTO — People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202027 Views

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Police investigating deaths of six Indigenous people across the Prairies – APTN News

March 31, 2020 Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a triple homicide that killed three members of a Metis family in Prince Albert, Sask. The Prince Albert Police Service announced the arrest late Tuesday but did not name the man or reveal his relationship to the family. Police said he was known to […]

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AB Government: Investigation into medical distress following arrest

On March 26, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 20-year-old man from the Sucker Creek First Nation, who went into medical distress immediately following his arrest. At about 7 p.m., officers from Lakeshore Regional Police Service (LRPS) responded to a disturbance complaint at […]

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Ontario has vowed to protect the spread of COVID-19 in jails, but what are they really doing? – APTN News

March 30, 2020 Some inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are angry that the jail isn’t doing enough to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. They say the guards only sanitize the areas they touch and mock the inmates when they complain. Randy Hoskins is a member of the Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202037 Views

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NS Government: New Deputy Minister of Justice

March 30, 2020 Candace Thomas has been appointed the new deputy minister of Justice, replacing Karen Hudson who retires on April 30. Ms. Thomas will also serve as deputy minister of the new Office of Social Innovation and Integrative Approaches, established in the 2020-21 budget. Premier Stephen McNeil announced the appointment today, March 30. Ms. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202058 Views

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There isn’t consistency:’ COVID-19 response varies for children in care – Westerly News

B.C. has temporarily suspended in-person visits between children and youth in care and their families Phones have been ringing continuously at the office of the First Nations family advocate in Manitoba as parents, children and social workers look for answers about what will happen to some of society’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic “I […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202046 Views

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The Long Road to This Winter of Protests – TheTyee.ca

Over a decade ago, a network of land defenders envisioned how direct action, backed by non-Indigenous support, could transform Canada. Now it’s close to happening. Canada’s police agencies would have given anything to lurk at the meeting. It was May 2014. Almost 60 Indigenous activists had gathered at a rundown retreat centre in Nova Scotia. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202034 Views

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CAP Calls for Action After Second Indigenous Inmate Dies of Suicide in Two Weeks

Content note: the following press release addresses the issue of suicide and self-harm. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, the following crisis lines are available in your region: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/looking-for-local-resources-support/ Indigenous crisis supports are available at: https://www.lifevoice.ca/crisis-supports/indigenous-crisis-supports March 25, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Indigenous musician Jonathan Wayne Lee Anderson from Edmonton, stage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202030 Views

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Open Letter: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration

Dear Ministers, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in Federal custody being Indigenous. In response to the growing rates of Indigenous people being sentenced to custody, the UBCIC Chiefs Council presented, affirmed and endorsed unanimously […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202035 Views

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Canada’s COVID-19 response needs human rights oversight, says Amnesty International

OTTAWA – Amnesty International is urging governments across Canada to establish oversight committees tasked with monitoring the human rights impact of decisions, policies and laws adopted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. “History has shown that, in times of crisis, governments often do not assess and redress human rights violations until after the fact,” said Alex […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202092 Views

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AB-OCYA: Mandatory Reviews: April 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019

March 24, 2020 Child and Youth Advocate releases third mandatory reviews into child deaths Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released reviews into the circumstances of eight young people who passed away between April 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019. 8. 18-Year-Old Rich Rich was 18 years old when he died […]

by aanationtalk on March 25, 202039 Views

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Letter: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic… – The Castlegar Source

Mar 24 2020 OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration Dear Ministers, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in Federal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202038 Views

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NWT defence lawyers call for temporary release of prisoners during COVID-19 outbreak – CKLB News

Criminal defence lawyers in the Northwest Territories have collectively written a letter to the wardens at the three main correctional centres in the Northwest Territories – calling for prisoners to be released on temporary absences due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The letter went to the wardens in Fort Smith, Hay River and Yellowknife. The lawyers […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202027 Views

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Nunavut RCMP will ask callers about COVID-19 contact – Nunatsiaq News

23 March 2020 “We ask for your cooperation, assistance and patience during this global pandemic” If you make a call to the police in Nunavut, you can expect that members of the RCMP will be asking you some personal questions about COVID-19. “This may require slightly longer calls with telecommunication operators,” the RCMP said in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202028 Views

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Potentially very deadly’: Advocates call for release of vulnerable women from Canada’s prisons amid COVID-19 – CityNews Winnipeg

Mar 21, 2020 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — On Friday, visitors were banned from Canada’s prisons and a jail guard in Toronto tested positive for COVID-19, now advocates are renewing their call for vulnerable women to be released from the country’s crowded prisons amid the pandemic. The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies stopped sending advocates […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202052 Views

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Province launches new First Nations justice strategy – Alaska Highway News

March 19, 2020 B.C. Attorney General David Eby says a new justice strategy will begin rolling out in 2020 to give First Nations more control in sentencing offenders. The strategy, signed March 6 between the province and the BC First Nations Justice Council, aims to establish a separate justice system for First Nations to address […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202059 Views

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Justice Committees in Nunavut seeking members

18 March 2020 Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Are you interested in helping victims and offenders? Justice Committees in Nunavut are currently recruiting members in the following communities: Cambridge Bay Grise Fiord Pond Inlet Kimmirut Kugaaruk Sanirajak Kinngait Coral Harbour Kugluktuk Igloolik Clyde […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202025 Views

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COVID-19 and Ontario’s Human Rights Code – Questions and Answers

The OHRC has developed a series of questions and answers for understanding your human rights and obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These questions and answers cover the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, tenants and landlords, as well as residential institutions. Disclaimer: The answers to the questions posed do not constitute legal advice. The OHRC […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202061 Views

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Nunavut legal aid offices close doors to the public, still operating by phone – Nunatsiaq News

18 March 2020 “Although the offices are closed to the public, we’re not” Nunavut’s legal aid offices, including its regional clinics and community offices, are closed to the public until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although offices are closed, all staff are still working and can be reached by phone. Maliganik […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202030 Views

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Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol expands to Elmwood neighbourhood – Globalnews.ca

March 18, 2020 Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol has taken a step forward in expanding its patrol group within the city. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the Indigenous-led neighbourhood watch group patrolled the Elmwood and Chalmers neighbourhoods for the first time. The new volunteer safety group was joined by other Bear Clan members for support and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202077 Views

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Update – Thompson RCMP investigating death due to exposure

Thompson RCMP are seeking public assistance in obtaining information in regards to 21-year-old Preston Yellowback’s activities on March 8, 2020, prior to his death. It is believed he had been at a house party located on Juniper Drive in Thompson from 2:15 am to 3:00 am. The RCMP are asking anyone with information in regards to his activities on March 8 to call the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202044 Views

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Anishinabek Police Service Response to COVID-19

(Garden River) – The Anishinabek Police Service continues to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with national, provincial and local community health partners. The APS is working to ensure the safety & wellbeing of all employees. The Anishinabek Police Service will be following the recommendations and guidelines of public health officials to prevent the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202039 Views

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Caring Society Spring 2020 Newsletter

Spirit Bear’s Child‑Friendly Calls to Action This year, Spirit Bear and his friends put together a new learning guide for young people to better understand the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was created to listen to the stories about residential schools and then write those stories […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202040 Views

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Tribunal orders Canada to compensate parents who lost children in care – APTN News

March 16, 2020 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered Canada Monday to pay the estates of children who died in the on-reserve child welfare system which federal lawyers had argued didn’t qualify for compensation. This also includes the estates of children that died waiting for medical services that should have been covered under Jordan’s Principle. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202034 Views

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Tear troubled jail down and replace it, jury at coroner’s inquest recommends – The London Free Press

Knock it down. That’s what the jury in a coroner’s inquest wants done to the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre. March 16, 2020 Knock it down. That’s what the jury in a coroner’s inquest wants done to the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre. Or in the more polite wording of the jury’s recommendation, the province should replace the trouble […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 202039 Views

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Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service is Canada’s First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy Axon Air

CALGARY, Alberta, March 13, 2020 — Axon, the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and its subsidiary Axon Public Safety Canada Inc., today announced that Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service will be deploying Axon Air — Axon’s piloting and livestreaming application for unmanned aircraft that allows public safety agencies to livestream critical data directly into […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2020107 Views

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The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth has released her report titled Safe and Sound: A Special Report on the Unexpected Sleep-Related Deaths of 145 Manitoba Infants

13-03, 2020 The report contains 13 specific recommendations to government to increase the effectiveness and responsiveness of services for infants and their families. The report offers a message of hope: unsafe sleep-related deaths can be reduced in our province by addressing the known risk factors. Improved public education, equal access to safe sleep resources, and […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 202094 Views

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Pauktuutit Calls on Federal Government to Provide $20 M in Funding to Build Shelters for Women and Children Fleeing Violence Budget 2020 shelter request is in line with MMIWG recommendations and Reconciliation efforts.

(OTTAWA) Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is calling on the federal government to urgently provide $20 million towards the building of shelters and second‐stage transitional housing in Inuit Nunagat and in Ottawa for Inuit women and children fleeing violence. At its AGM last week, Pauktuutit Board members and delegates unanimously passed a supportive motion, stating […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 202056 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples calls for inquest into inmate’s death – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Two days after the death of 27-year-old Saskatchewan Penitentiary inmate Curtis McKenzie, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is calling for the Saskatchewan Coroners Service to complete an inquest into his death, believing that Correctional Services Canada (CSC) refused to acknowledge that McKenzie was suicidal. According to CAP, McKenzie committed suicide while in custody. In […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202063 Views

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Manitoba’s Project Devote ‘a waste of time’ when it comes to solving murders of Indigenous women – APTN News

March 11, 2020 When Manitoba RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) announced their Project Devote partnership in 2011 it promised hope for hurting families. But that promise is now being panned after this week’s release of a suspect in the Nicolle Hands homicide – one of 30 cases the task force is responsible for. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202081 Views

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The Nunavut Coroner’s Office is recruiting for community coroners throughout Nunavut and in Iqaluit.

11 March 2020 OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CORONER ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᖓ ᑐᖁᖓᔪᓕᕆᔨᒻ ᒪᕆᐅᑉ HAVAKVIA ATANGUYAATA TUQUNGALIQIYIIT BUREAU DU CORONER CHIEF CORONER NUNAVUT ᓄᓇᕗᒥ Public Service Announcement March 2020 Community Coroners provide service on an as-needed basis and are paid a fee for service, per case. This is not full-time employment. Coroners are responsible under the ‘Coroners Act’ […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202038 Views

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Attorney General rolling out First Nations justice strategy – Prince George Citizen

March 11, 2020 Sparked in good measure by the disproportionate number of Indigenous people in B.C.’s jails and prisons, an ambitious plan to create a separate justice system for First Nations is in the works. Unveiled earlier this month, the First Nations Justice Strategy is the “first strategy for Indigenous people that is actually written […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202036 Views

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Join a community conversation about hate mitigation in Hamilton

March 10 2020 HAMILTON, ON – Residents of Hamilton are invited to attend public engagement events that will help improve current and inform the development of City’s new hate mitigation policies and procedures. The City of Hamilton has retained a consultant, Sage Solutions, to conduct public engagement on hate mitigation. The consultant will engage with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202049 Views

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House of Assembly – House of Assembly Participating in the Moose Hide Campaign

March 11, 2020 The Honourable Scott Reid, Speaker of the House of Assembly, is pleased to announce that the House of Assembly is participating in the Moose Hide Campaign (MHC) today. The MHC is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202046 Views

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ONWA Applauds Ontario’s Commitment to Renewed and Increased Resources to Address Human Trafficking

ONWA Applauds Ontario’s Commitment to Renewed and Increased Resources to Address Human Trafficking The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is pleased to see that the province has listened and responded to Survivors of Human Trafficking. Today’s announcement, ahead of International Women’s Day reflects a commitment to addressing gender-based violence for women in Ontario. This new […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2020209 Views

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‘We are not safe’: Online threats, racism causing fear for Indigenous women says MMIWG commissioner – APTN News

March 9, 2020 The Canadian Press Michele Audette feels disappointed when she looks online and sees a barrage of violent threats towards Indigenous women. “It made me so mad that we tolerate this. There’s no real … reprimand,” says Audette, who was one of the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. As […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202085 Views

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AMC surprised but welcomes the re-organization of the Winnipeg Police Service Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Investigations

TreatyOne Territory, Manitoba-The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Arlen Dumas was surprised to learn that the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has suddenly announced that they are re-organizing how they investigate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMWIG)but welcomes the coordinated approach to tackling the crisis of MMIWG. AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202043 Views

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