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Indigenous cross country motorcycle journey brings attention to Indian day schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 20, 2018 12:31 WINNIPEG _ With the roar of four engines, the Treaty Freedom Riders sped out of Winnipeg Friday morning on a trip to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students. The four Indigenous motorcyclists, including former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand chief Derek Nepinak, are on a […]

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Yellowknife Street Outreach Celebrates First Year of Service

July 19, 2018 The City of Yellowknife, in partnership with the Yellowknife Women’s Society, is pleased to mark the first anniversary of the Yellowknife Street Outreach program. Yellowknife Street Outreach assists individuals who need help getting to a safe location. The service provides safe rides in the Street Outreach van for individuals who are at […]

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RCMP appeal for help finding missing woman – Brandon Sun

July 20, 2018 Elphinstone RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 24-year-old woman from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Megan Sportak lastspoke to her family on July 5. Further police investigation has determined that Sportak was reported to be in Winnipeg on July 7. Since that date, however, there has been no […]

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Encore – Unresolved – Shelley May Anderson – CBC Shows

Jul 20, 2018 Last fall, we aired a series called Unresolved prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich. The series focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. This is the story of Shelley May Anderson who went missing n Cobalt eight years ago. To get that story, Olivia met with Shelley’s […]

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BR Sask Stolen Children Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 20, 2018 2:30 REGINA – An application for the courts to order the removal of a camp outside the Saskatchewan legislature will be heard on July 31st. The Saskatchewan government filed the application this week. The Justice of Our Stolen Children camp has been set up in the park since late […]

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Elphinstone RCMP looking for missing woman

On July 12, 2018, the Elphinstone RCMP received a report of a missing 24-year-old female from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Megan SPORTAK, last spoke to her family on July 5, 2018. Further investigation has determined that Megan was reported to be in Winnipeg on July 7, 2018. Since that date however, there has been no contact between Megan and her family […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201821 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Funding for More Than 120 Community Development Projects

July 19, 2018 The Manitoba government will provide more than $848,000 in grants to community development projects across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “We are continuing to invest funds in programs and local infrastructure that make a difference […]

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Legal Aid wants to help challenge Alberta jury selection rules that exclude Indigenous people – Thestar.com

July 18, 2018 EDMONTON—The Legal Aid Society of Alberta wants to join in the fight to overturn a rule that bans anyone with a criminal record from serving on an Albertan jury, with critics arguing the practice discriminates against Indigenous people. Dane Bullerwell made the argument that the Legal Aid Society of Alberta should be […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201833 Views

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Encore – Unresolved – Pamela Holopainen – CBC Shows

Jul 19, 2018 This is an encore presentation of a series prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. In this installment of the series, Olivia looks at the case of Pamela Holopainen who disappeared 14 years ago after leaving a house party in Timmins. Olivia […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201818 Views

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Law expert weighs in on justice camp’s legal action over arrests – CBC

Justice For Our Stolen Children camp taking province to court Jul 18, 2018 The Justice For Our Stolen Children camp says it’s taking the province to court. CBC Saskatchewan spoke to a law expert about what that constitutional challenge might look like. Dwight Newman is a professor with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law […]

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Vancouver police searching for missing man with dementia – Vancouver is Awesome

July 18, 2018 Vancouver police are searching for a missing 67-year-old man that suffers from dementia. Joseph Manitopyes was last seen yesterday when he left his home near Victoria Drive and East 5th Avenue around 8 p.m. Manitopyes is Indigenous, approximately 6’1” tall, with a slim build, and short black hair. He was last seen […]

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Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2018–19

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has communicated four policing priorities for 2018–19 to the Yukon RCMP that focus on addressing violence against women, responding to serious and organized crime and building stronger relationships with First Nations, communities and youth. Yukon’s annual policing priorities are informed by the Minister of Justice from recommendations given by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201837 Views

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Street Checks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 18, 2018 VANCOUVER – Indigenous and civil rights groups complain that the Vancouver Police Department should not be responsible for investigating itself over the issue of significant racial disparity in the department’s use of street checks. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs had asked […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201839 Views

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Indigenous activists call for end to ticketing of homeless people in Montreal – CBC

Ticketing adds to vulnerability of Indigenous women living on the street, says Iskweu project co-ordinator July 17, 2018 More than a dozen people gathered in downtown Montreal Tuesday, concerned about the police ticketing homeless people around Cabot Square, which has historically been a gathering space for Indigenous people in the city. “How many times do Indigenous people […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201814 Views

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Missing boy’s remains found along North Saskatchewan riverbank near Melfort – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018 16:45 MELFORT, Sask. _ Police say they have found the remains of a little boy who disappeared in Prince Albert, Sask., in the spring. Sweetgrass Kennedy was last seen on May 10 and Prince Albert police had said evidence suggested the four-year-old fell into the North Saskatchewan River. Hundreds of volunteers looked […]

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MMIWG: Colonial and Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Justice System, Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking will be the focus of final hearings this Fall

July 17, 2018 Vancouver, B.C. – On June 5th, 2018, the federal government granted the National Inquiry a short extension of six months to June 30, 2019, instead of an additional 24 months requested. The National Inquiry is expected to conclude its research and submit its final report by April 30, 2019. As a result […]

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Aecon awarded pipeline construction contract by Enbridge for Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba

Toronto, Ontario – July 18, 2018: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that SA Energy Group, a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd., has been awarded a $282 million contract by Enbridge Pipelines Inc. for Spreads 8 and 9 of the Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba. The […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201822 Views

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Encore – Unresolved – Deborah Anne Sloss – CBC

Jul 18, 2018 Last fall, we brought you a series that looked into the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls right here in northeastern Ontario. We’re replaying some of those stories. This is a look at the case of Deborah Anne Sloss who was born in Batchewana First Nation near Sault Ste. […]

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Queen’s Park teepee set up in support of Regina camp – APTN News

July 17, 2018 A new site in support of Regina’s Justice for Our Stolen Children has opened at Ontario’s legislature in Toronto. While supporting the efforts of everyone in Regina, people at Queen’s Park also want to raise awareness about Indigenous peoples across the province of Ontario. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/07/17/queens-park-teepee-set-up-in-support-of-regina-camp/

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BR Sask Stolen Children Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 17, 2018 2:30 REGINA – A lawyer for protesters in Saskatchewan who are taking the province to court over six arrests last month says they don’t want money. Dan LeBlanc says what the group camping on the legislature grounds really wants is for the court to rule the arrests were illegal. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201829 Views

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New RCMP foot patrol launches this summer in Iqaluit – Nunatsiaq.com

July 16, 2018 “Opening lines of communication will empower them to take back a bit of ownership” This week, RCMP boots hit the dirt in Iqaluit to begin a new summer foot patrol. Staff-Sgt. Garfield Elliott walked along Federal Rd., up Queen Elizabeth, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 11, stoppingat businesses along the way […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201822 Views

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Hajdu Continues to Offer Support For MMIWG Inquiry – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 16, 2018 Canada’s Labor minister Patty Hajdu is standing by her government’s inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It comes after a laywer who left the organization claimed the federal government interfered. “This is a fully independent inquiry, so I’m not sure about the nature of the allegations the lawyer is […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201817 Views

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Six Nations council bans Peter Khill for life – The Hamilton Spectator

SIX NATIONS RESERVE, Ont. — A Hamilton homeowner acquitted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Indigenous man has been barred for life from the nearby Six Nations reserve. The elected band council voted unanimously on Tuesday to banish Peter Khill from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory, home of Jon […]

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Sarnia and Aamjiwnaang sign updated agreement on policing – The Sarnia Journal

July 16, 2018 Jake Romphf The Aamjiwnaang First Nation community and Sarnia Police have updated a service agreement that hadn’t been changed since 1989. “The policing agreement just ensures that we do have the policing services for our community,” said band Chief Rogers. “I thought it would be a good idea to bring the city […]

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BCAFN: Racism in Canada Must End – Canadians Must Do Better

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – July 13, 2018) – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is an advocacy organization which assists First Nations in BC in improving their livelihoods and also seeks to educate and raise awareness with on First Nations issues with Canadian society. Racism in Canada is the most invasive […]

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Everyday terrorism: A woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 9:44 By Myrna Dawson, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Criminal Justice, University of Guelph 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: […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201852 Views

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Leaders call assault on First Nations man in Thunder Bay, Ont., a ‘hate’ crime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 13, 2018  THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ Officials are calling an assault on a First Nations man earlier this week in Thunder Bay, Ont., a hate crime. Thunder Bay police say the 52-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment after he was found injured near a bus terminal on Wednesday night. Police […]

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BR Street Checks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 13, 2018  Vancouver police are defending their practice of street checks, also known as carding, by saying that some of these interactions are actually “well-being checks.” The B-C Civil Liberties Association and Union of B-C Indian Chiefs want to amend their complaint to the province’s police complaint commissioner based […]

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Aboriginal Legal Services returns to Thunder Bay to grade respondents on youth inquest recommendations – CBC

Legal representatives will return again next month Jul 13, 2018 Aboriginal Legal Services says it will be back in Thunder Bay, Ont., next month to give another grade to respondents on how they’re tackling the seven youth inquest recommendations. Lawyers with the Toronto-based organization were in the city last August with a one-year report on […]

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Tribe Called Red dancer says she ‘just felt disposable’ after being chased, refused taxi ride – CBC

Angela Gladue, in Winnipeg to perform at the Folk Festival, says cab driver insisted on payment upfront Jul 13, 2018 An Edmonton woman says she’s still in shock after being refused a cab ride when she asked a Duffy’s Taxi driver for help Monday night. Angela Gladue, who was in Manitoba to perform at the […]

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Indigenous women overrepresented in Vancouver police checks: rights advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 12, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Indigenous and civil rights activists seeking an investigation of the Vancouver Police Department’s use of random street checks want to amend their complaint based on new data showing Aboriginal women are checked more often than other groups. In June, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Union of B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201853 Views

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Greyhound Decision Impacts At Risk Women – Magic 99.9

July 12, 2018 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls feels a lack of bus service will put women in a vulnerable position. They say Greyhound’s decision to pull out of much of Canada will make them exposed to risk. During hearings, many family members shared how their loved ones were […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201822 Views

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Thunder Bay mayor says he takes ‘offence’ to Ontario human rights commission report, comments – CBC

Ontario Human Rights Commission highlighted racism against Indigenous people in Thunder Bay in annual report Jul 12, 2018 Thunder Bay’s mayor says he takes “offence” to comments by Ontario’s human rights commission that civic leadership in the northwestern Ontario city has been lacking and hasn’t done enough to combat racism against Indigenous people. In their […]

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Camp remains focused following confrontation with ‘Nazi’ – APTN News

July 11, 2018 Members of the Justice for Our Stolen Children group say an incident on the weekend created an unsafe situation for the camp set up in Regina. Members of the protest camp say a man arrived at Wascana on Saturday claiming he was there to protect his “German right’s.” Part of the incident […]

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Inquest scheduled into death of Jamie Wilford Shanoss

July 11, 2018 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has scheduled a public inquest into the death of Jamie Wilford Shanoss. The inquest will begin Sept. 17, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., at the law courts in Prince George at 250 George St. Shanoss was 51 years of age when he died while in police custody […]

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More frequent and accessible transportations services: National Inquiry reiterates the importance of building on the many previous findings and recommendations from multiple Inquiries and reports to keep Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQ people safe.

Vancouver, British Columbia – The National Inquiry interim report – Our Women and Girls are Sacred, released on November 1, 2017, endorsed and built its work upon existing recommendations including the need for more frequent and accessible transportation services available to Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQ people. Public transportation has been a topic of high […]

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NWAC Raises Concerns over Greyhound Service Suspension – NetNewsLedger

11 July 2018 OTTAWA – NEWS – The decision announced by Greyhound Canada to suspend all routes west of Sudbury on October 31, 2018 has The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is deeply concerned for the safety of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people. NWAC says “With the cancellation of the bus service, there […]

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After acquittal, family of dead Indigenous man calls for appeal, reforms in Ontario – Globe and Mail

July 10, 2018 As the Ontario Crown’s office decides whether to appeal the acquittal of a former military reservist who was found not guilty last month in the shooting death of Jonathan Styres, the Six Nations man’s family is calling for reforms to the “discriminatory” justice system. Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill said she […]

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BR Mba Missing Son – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 11, 2018 WINNIPEG – The parents of a northern Manitoba man missing since mid-June are asking anyone who may have information about him to please come forward. Twenty-six-year-old Russell Adrian Hyslop is from the Indigenous community of Lac Brochet (broh-SHAY’) and was last seen on June 19 near the […]

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Working Together To Improve Policing – Blackburn News

July 11, 2018 Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the Sarnia Police Service have updated their police agreement for the first time since 1989. Band Council and the Police Services Board met for a special signing ceremony Tuesday. Chief Joanne Rogers says refreshing the document was long overdue. “I thought it would be a good idea to […]

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KRG: Four Bike Rallies Organized This Year

The Kativik Regional Police Force organized bike rallies in four communities to promote physical exercise and road safety. During the bike rallies, various prizes were awarded to the youth participants by draw, including more than one hundred bicycles, helmets, locks and safety vests. Youth also had opportunities to take part in awareness-building activities related to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201821 Views

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OHRC Annual Report: What it says about Timmins – 92.1 Rock

July 11, 2018 TIMMINS: UNDERSTANDING RACISM REQUIRES LEAVING YOUR COMFORT ZONE In February 2018, Joey Knapaysweet and Agnes Sutherland, both from Fort Albany First Nation, died in incidents involving the Timmins Police Service. In the wake of these tragic incidents, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon, and Fort […]

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Group says 78 women, girls, killed across Canada in last six months – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 10, 2018  OTTAWA _ A research group is hoping to draw more attention to femicide _ the killing of women and girls _ by publicly disclosing the names of Canadian victims. The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability issued a listing this week of 78 victims identified through media reports across […]

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OHRC’s annual report examines what impacts us today and where we need to go tomorrow

July 10, 2018 Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released Impact today, investment for tomorrow, its 2017-2018 Annual Report. The report showcases the OHRC’s work to address systemic discrimination in the following strategic focus areas: Reconciliation: The OHRC’s data report, Interrupted Childhoods, confirmed that Indigenous and Black children are over-represented in child […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201837 Views

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Former inquiry lawyer says MMIW commission is trying to silence him – Vancouver Sun

July 10, 2018 OTTAWA — A lawyer who recently resigned from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says the inquiry is trying to stop him from talking about his reasons for leaving. Breen Ouellette, who went public last week about his decision to resign, says he received a cease-and-desist letter from a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201836 Views

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Femicide Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 10, 2018  OTTAWA – A group that tracks media reports of the killing of women and girls says there were 78 victims of femicide across Canada in the first half of this year. A report from the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability lists the victims by age, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201832 Views

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The KRPF Seizes Alcohol Intended for Resale

On July 3 and 4, the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) executed two separate search warrants, seizing a large amount of illegal alcohol being shipped to Akulivik. Charges have been laid against two individuals. Local KRPF officers were able to collect information and build an investigation to successfully stop the illegal sale of the alcohol […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201826 Views

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Little being done about the staggering number of Indigenous people in jail – Evidence Network

Not long ago, First Nations people “caught” leaving their reserve would be arrested and thrown in jail. Even more recently, Indigenous children were stolen from their parents by the Canadian government, to attend Residential Schools, in what has been described as cultural genocide. A justice system which targets Indigenous peoples with impunity is nothing new […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201826 Views

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Nominate Albertans who help prevent family violence

July 06, 2018 Albertans are encouraged to nominate people or organizations who inspire action in their communities to prevent and stop violence. Nominations are open for the seventh annual Inspiration Awards. These awards honour Albertans whose work helps to advance healthy relationships and end family violence, sexual violence, child abuse and bullying. “Albertans across the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201833 Views

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Attawapiskat imposes measures to stem flow of drugs into community – Timmins Times

July 8, 2018 ATTAWAPISKAT – The chief of Attawapiskat First Nation has launched a personal war on illegal drugs because he says he is tired of waiting for others to deal with a problem that is destroying his small community. Chief Ignace Gull, who was elected in 2016 following a state of emergency triggered by […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201824 Views

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