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Government of the Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories RCMP team up for National Road Safety Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) partnered with the Northwest Territories Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from May 15 to May 21, 2018 to support National Road Safety Week. National Road Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign organized by the Canada Safety Council that focuses on behaviours that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20185 Views

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They’re back:’ Drug dealers target southern Alberta reserve when payments arrive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 27, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS STANDOFF, Alta. _ A life-and-death battle against drug dealers is being waged on the sprawling Blood reserve in southwestern Alberta, as officials struggle to keep deadly opioids away from its most vulnerable residents. Canada’s largest reserve has been on the front lines of a […]

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Mounties make another public appeal for information in the death of Brennan Ahenakew – MBC Network Radio Online

May 25, 2018 The RCMP and the Office of the Chief Coroner are making another appeal to the public for information in the recent death of a man on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. The remains of 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew were found in his burned vehicle on the reserve on May 11. The RCMP say Mounties […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20184 Views

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MMIWG Update: National Inquiry to move forward with Parts II and III of Truth Gathering Process

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2018 – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold two Institutional Hearings (part II) and two Expert Panel Hearings (part III) in May and June 2018. The subjects the Chief Commissioner and Commissioners will focus on will include human rights, government services, racism, and policing. The multi-day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20184 Views

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Summit Concludes that First Nations must lead beyond the Indian Act

OTTAWA, ON (May 24, 2018): The first Indigenous-led summit to explore moving beyond the Indian Act closed today with a strong call for First Nations to exercise their self-determination and to forge a new path for their people. It is clear that it is time to put the destructive and demeaning Indian Act behind us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20185 Views

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Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke finding legalized pot law to be a ‘tricky’ endeavour – APTN News

May 25, 2018 As the federal government works towards legalizing marijuana, the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke is still trying to work out its own law. The community outside Montreal isn’t opposed to legalized pot – in fact, it’s looking at it as an “opportunity.” But as First Nation communities across Canada are getting ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20185 Views

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BR Sask Domestic Violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 25, 2018  REGINA – A new report says Saskatchewan should take action to deal with the highest-rate of domestic violence in Canada. The recommendations include allowing police to disclose people’s past violent behaviour to their partners. Justice Minister Don Morgan says the government accepts the report’s findings. Morgan says […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201817 Views

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FSIN supports redress for forced sterilization – StarPhoenix

May 23, 2018 First Nations chiefs in Saskatchewan have agreed to work with Indigenous women who were coerced into having tubal ligations as they pursue justice. The chiefs passed the resolution at the spring assembly of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Wednesday at Whitecap Dakota First Nation, where Vice-Chief Heather Bear said the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201827 Views

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Regina police look for missing 15-year-old girl: Celia-Ray Moshenko – CJME

May 23, 2018 Regina police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on May 18. Celia-Ray Moshenko was last seen on the 100 block of Petersmeyer Steet in Regina. Police described the girl as Indigenous, around five feet two inches tall, with shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. Police say noticeable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201819 Views

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One person dead after house fire in Pukatawagan First Nation – CBC

Investigators find body in home that burned in community north of Flin Flon, Man. May 24, 2018 RCMP are investigating after finding one person dead in a home that caught fire in a northwestern Manitoba First Nation earlier this week. Mounties were called to a house that was fully engulfed by fire on Amisk Drive […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201817 Views

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Ovide Mercredi report rips Ontario Law Society on handling of Keshen file – APTN News

May 24, 2018 Residential school survivors were failed by the Law Society of Ontario when it came to handling their complaints against a lawyer, says a scathing new report. “The days of the status quo or business, as usual, will not lead to reconciliation,” concludes Ovide Mercredi, a lawyer and former national chief of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201838 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that all governments and emergency service providers must work with First Nations leadership in Manitoba to ensure the safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201833 Views

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Mother of accused speaks in court as Simone Sanderson murder trial wraps up – APTN News

May 23, 2018 The mother of the man accused of murdering Simone Sanderson spoke for the first time in court on Wednesday since wiretaps from her home were played during the murder trial last week. Kyllan Ellis has pleaded not-guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of the 23-year-old Indigenous woman. Carol Ellis recalled an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201814 Views

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MMIWG – Media Accreditation and Important Information

Part II: Institutional Hearings Calgary, Alberta –May 28 to June 1, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 5C2 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold Institutional Hearings at the Hotel Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in Calgary beginning on Monday, May […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201820 Views

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: Institutional Hearings: Government Services

May 22, 2018 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will continue with Part II of the Truth Gathering process by hosting the first of two institutional hearings on Government Services. This event will take place in Calgary, Alberta at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire from Monday, May […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201866 Views

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Kawartha Children’s Aid Society acknowledging role in residential school horrors – The Peterborough Examiner

From 1880 to the 1940s several Indigenous children were taken from their Hiawatha homes and suffered abuse in the schools Ron and Bill Howard were just five and six when they were taken from their family at Hiawatha First Nation. They were put on a train and sent to a residential school in Chapleau, Ontario. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201819 Views

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2nd-degree murder charge laid in 2002 death of Terrie Ann Dauphinais – CBC

Calgary Police Service says Kenneth Dauphinais was charged this week May 22, 2018 The Calgary Police Service announced Tuesday that Kenneth Dauphinais, 43, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Terrie Ann Dauphinais in 2002. He was arrested on Monday and is scheduled to appear in court again on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201817 Views

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Yukoners and community groups receive Community Safety Awards

May 22, 2018 Six Yukoners and three groups were recognized for their efforts to prevent crime and foster community safety at the sixth annual Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards on Thursday, May 17. The 2018 Community Safety Award recipients are: Lorraine Graham – Lifetime Contribution to Community Safety; Trevor Ellis – Volunteer Award; Kwanlin […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201826 Views

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Man arrested after shots fired at RCMP detachment on N.B. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  TOBIQUE, N.B. _ One man is in custody after shots were fired into the RCMP detachment on the Tobique First Nation in western New Brunswick. Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh says officers arrived at the detachment on Sunday to find several bullet holes in the side and the back of the building. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201827 Views

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Former National Chief and Experts in Indigenous Law Announced as Summit Speakers

THUNDER BAY, ON : Former National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Ovide Mercredi and former Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Wally McKay will be among the First Nations leaders addressing the determiNATION Summit over two days in Ottawa. NAN has released a growing list of speakers and facilitators who will guide […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201834 Views

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Indigenous Awareness Week: Our work in the communities

The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Today, we work in more than 600 Indigenous communities across Canada. Read about some of our activities and initiatives. The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201823 Views

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Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People

The Indigenous Bar is proud to be part of developing this Guide released yesterday, May 22, 2018 at Osgoode Hall. News Release Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People Toronto — A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201864 Views

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Government of Canada announces new measures to strengthen and modernize family justice

From: Department of Justice Canada Putting children’s best interests first: Creating a more efficient and effective family justice system May 22, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada Protecting families, particularly children, from the negative outcomes often related to separation and divorce is a priority for the Government of Canada. Canada’s family justice […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201831 Views

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Pangnirtung waits for GN, RCMP support on suicide, violence – Nunatsiaq.com

May 22, 2018 “Once we know what they can offer, we can look at what the community can do” PANGNIRTUNG—“An urgency” is how Pangnirtung’s hamlet council describes its plea for help in its ongoing struggle with attempted suicide and alcohol-related violence, says hamlet councillor Markus Wilcke. That’s why, within weeks of receiving a formal letter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201843 Views

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Thunder Bay Bear Clan Patrol takes to the water to try and make life safer – APTN News

May 19, 2018 Volunteers with Bear Clan Patrol in Thunder Bay plan to start doing something this weekend police and politicians have so far been unable to do – patrol the waterways that have claimed more than 12 Indigenous lives since 2000. “We got three so far,” spokesman Travis Hay said of brightly coloured kayaks […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201821 Views

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I always knew he was meant for something great’: Family of Brennan Ahenakew fights for justice after his death – Starphoenix

May 19, 2018 Barely more than a week has passed since Jared Ahenakew woke up on May 10 to discover his oldest son, 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew, wasn’t home AHTAHKAKOOP FIRST NATION — Jared Ahenakew is already sobbing with fresh grief as he steps out of his car beside the burned grove of trees. “Sorry,” he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201840 Views

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Opinion: Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women – The Province

Over the last decade, the number of women in Canada’s jails has spiked 30 per cent. Even more troubling, after a 60-per-cent increase over the same period, Indigenous female prisoners now account for 37 per cent of all incarcerated women, and 50 per cent of women in maximum security. According to the 2017 correctional investigator […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201815 Views

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Simons: Creating hope no easy task when children in care keep dying anonymous deaths – Calgary Herald

“When it’s about Aboriginal children, people don’t show up. Why should they care? It’s just another statistic.” May 22, 2018 On a sunny May Friday, a few dozen people gathered at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre in the gym of the old Macauley School on 95 Street for the 11th annual Blanket of Remembrance ceremony. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201824 Views

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I want it to be over’: Henry Kipling’s partner to speak at sentencing hearing for second attacker – CBC

May 22, 2018 Peguis First Nation man died after attack from woman, then man who robbed him, outside of the Northern Hotel The partner of a Peguis First Nation man who was killed in Winnipeg after violent assaults from two separate people will read her impact statement Tuesday at the sentencing of a man involved […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201817 Views

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Apartment building involved in massive Brandon fire can hopefully be saved – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018 BRANDON, Man. _ One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man., over the weekend says it looks like the building can be fixed. Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201824 Views

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Should inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women get more time and money? – Thestar.com

May 20, 2018 OTTAWA—Considering that Prince George is the biggest city on British Columbia’s Highway of Tears, Mary Teegee expected the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to hold a full-scale hearing there. The city sits at the eastern end of an area that became an emblem of the killings and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201814 Views

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Escape from Buffalo Sage Wellness House

From: Correctional Service Canada On May 19, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m. staff members at the Buffalo Sage Wellness House, a facility managed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), observed Kecia Spade leaving the property. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Edmonton Police Service and a warrant for her arrest has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201811 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights OTTAWA, May 17, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s said the report by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201882 Views

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Russell Spence

May 17, 2018 A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg. In the early hours of Oct. 12, 2016, Spence was arrested by the Winnipeg Police Service and taken to the Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC).  During the check-in process, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201864 Views

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Three Found Guilty In Death Of Baptiste – 730 CKDM

A jury has found Regan Carlson, Raymond Bonser and Robert Laba guilty of manslaughter in the death of Garnett Baptiste from Ebb and Flow First Nation. After an eight-day trial in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench, the verdict came in last night, just before 7:00. All three of the accused originally pleaded not guilty to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201847 Views

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Somebody knows something:’ Family pleads for help after woman’s body found – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Family members are asking for help from the public after the body of a missing woman was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg. Police said their underwater search and rescue team found the body of April Carpenter Wednesday. They said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201847 Views

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Miss Manito Ahbee finds strength in sharing her story and honouring MMIWG – CBC

‘We need to honour them,’ says Chante Speidel, who will pass on the title at the festival this weekend May 18, 2018 The title of Miss Manito Ahbee Youth Ambassador carries a lot more weight than many other similar titles. Since 2006, the title has also been used by the Manito Ahbee festival — which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201824 Views

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Fingas: Lack of action on poverty contributing to cycle of apprehending Indigenous children – The Province

Apprehension is traceable to “neglect” — referring to poverty and deprivation which arises due to historical patterns of discrimination Last week, a Federal Court hearing in Saskatoon resulted in one step being taken to respond to the Sixties Scoop — the system in which children were intentionally removed from Indigenous parents to be placed with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201843 Views

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Challenging the way Canadians view Indigenous people when defending their lands | APTN News

Credits:APTN News Angry protestor, or grieving land and water protector? A researcher in Labrador who witnessed the Muskrat Falls protests in 2016, is challenging the way many Canadians understand Indigenous people defending their lands. Here’s part one of a two-part feature on ecological grief and the state’s response from APTN Reporter, Justin Brake.

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201894 Views

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The REDress exhibit calls for reflection on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

The exhibit was part of the Atamiskākēwak National Gathering 2018, which was held in Moose Jaw Between April 23 and 28, Sask Polytech’s Moose Jaw campus featured a haunting display of nearly 30 red dresses, hung both inside and outside, and ten banners with a total of 306 photos and stories of some of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201843 Views

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Remains found in burnt-out vehicle on Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation identified – Regina Leader-Post

Following an autopsy, the Saskatchewan Coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found in a burnt-out car on a First Nation west of Prince Albert. Following an autopsy, the Saskatchewan Coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of a man whose body was found in a burnt-out car on a First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201829 Views

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Judge accused of being a ‘cheerleader’ for $875M Sixties Scoop deal – CBC

Federal Court official says rules allow judges to serve in more than 1 role May 17, 2018 The federal court judge who approved an $875-million deal for Sixties Scoop survivors is facing accusations of bias because of his involvement in other aspects of the agreement. The settlement reached last week is aimed at compensating an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201822 Views

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Representative launches tour to teach kids about rights – RCYBC

May 15, 2018 VICTORIA – Representative for Children and Youth Bernard Richard today kicked off an 18-month #Rep4Rights outreach tour that will reach into communities across B.C. to educate children and youth about their fundamental rights. The focus of the tour will be on Indigenous children and youth, who are greatly over-represented in the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201839 Views

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B.C. inquest jury makes 10 findings in death of Saskatchewan woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury in British Columbia has made 10 recommendations after the body of Saskatchewan woman was found in a Surrey, B.C., park two years ago, but remained unidentified for months. Family and friends of 27-year-old Deanna Desjarlais called for the inquest, hoping it would examine why […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201856 Views

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NS Government: Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault Expanded

May 16, 2018 Survivors of sexual assault will have access to 11 more lawyers providing free, independent legal advice. A federal-provincial pilot project gives assault survivors up to four hours of free legal advice. Eleven lawyers from across the province are being added, for a total of 19 lawyers providing advice. “Survivors of sexual assault […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201826 Views

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My opportunity to give back’: Commissioner Lucki outlines her vision for the RCMP – RCMP Gazette

Commissioner Brenda Lucki’s career has taken her from drug investigations in Granby, Quebec, to a United Nations Protection Force mission in the former Yugoslavia. She has trained peacekeepers and instructed at Depot, the RCMP’s police academy, and held numerous operations roles in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta before being named the commanding officer of Depot. Commr. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201823 Views

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Indigenous victims of domestic violence face significant barriers to accessing justice services – Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, May 16, 2018—Victims of domestic violence living in remote and rural First Nations communities are at a considerable disadvantage when it comes to accessing police, hospitals, lawyers, and courts. The physical distances, along with the cost of travel, create real inequities for the individuals trying to access justice services, according to a new Conference Board […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201884 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould reaffirms Canada’s commitment to justice reform at the United Nations

May 15, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Department of Justice Canada Canada is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and on building a system that is more just, compassionate and fair. This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, addressed the 27th Annual Session of the United Nations Commission […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201824 Views

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Advocates welcome major concessions in Government of Canada’s prison needle exchange announcement

Canada must act quickly to implement this program in all prisons The following statement is issued by the Canadian HIV & AIDS Legal Network (“Legal Network”). Comments can be attributed to Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy. TORONTO, May 14, 2018 – Today, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Correctional Services Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201828 Views

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Police Request Help Locating a Missing 23-Year-Old Woman – Manitobapost

WINNIPEG – Police in Winnipeg are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 23-year-old woman, April Carpenter. Police said that Carpenter was last seen in the West end of Winnipeg on Thursday, April 26th, of this year. She is described as an Indigenous female, 5’7″, 130 lbs, with light brown shoulder length hair and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201828 Views

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