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CRIME Sask Child Injured – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 21, 2017  BIG RIVER, Sask. – Two people have been charged in an alleged hit-and-run in Saskatchewan that injured several children, including one seriously. RCMP allege a vehicle failed to stop after colliding with five youth who were walking along a road on the Big River First Nation on […]

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2016 Taylor Award Regional Nominees

Pacific Region nominee – Susan Underwood Susan is being nominated for the Taylor Award for her long-time voluntary work with Mission Institution minimum-security unit and the Fraser Valley community. Susan’s work for approximately 20 years has been to connect and bridge different groups in the community toward mutual learning and healing. She works as a […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201712 Views

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Ecojustice: First Nation to intervene to protect traditional territory

April 20, 2017 Copper One’s proposed mine will degrade land and pollute the headwaters of the Ottawa River, say the Mitchikanibikok Inik OTTAWA and QUÉBEC – Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation is calling on the court to reject mining company’s lawsuit to open their unceded territory for forestry and mining exploration. “The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation […]

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Residents of western Manitoba First Nation frustrated by crumbling highway – CBC

Potholes, large bumps and degrading pavement on essential route worry Pine Creek First Nation chief Apr 21, 2017 People living in and around a western Manitoba First Nation say they’re worried someone will get hurt, or worse, if a degrading highway leading into the area isn’t fixed soon. Karen Batson, chief of Pine Creek First […]

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Inquest announced for Weagamow Lake Nursing Station death – Tbnewswatch.com

The Regional Coroner’s office announced an inquest into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. The Regional Coroner’s office has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. Ina Matawapit, 37, died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station […]

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Boy shot, dies after kids play with gun on remote Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. _ RCMP say an 11-year-old boy from a remote First Nation in northern Manitoba was killed when several kids were playing with a gun they found. Officers in Garden Hill First Nation, a fly-in community of around 5,000 residents about 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, […]

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No foul play suspected in death – The Chronicle Journal

April 21, 2017 Provincial police don’t suspect foul play in the death last week of a 30-year-old Aroland First Nation man, even though another reserve man is facing a serious assault charge. Police on Thursday did not say how Byron Meshake died, but said the results of a post mortem conducted Tuesday in Toronto suggest […]

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Kwanlin Dün First Nation deals with shock and grief after two women found dead – CBC

RCMP have confirmed that the bodies of two women were found inside a residence on Wednesday Apr 20, 2017 The Kwanlin Dün First Nation has lit a sacred fire in the McIntyre subdivision to give people a place to grieve following two deaths in the community, that police are now investigating. RCMP confirmed Thursday that […]

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Liaison service to help MMIW families get answers – Tbnewswatch.com

Family information liaison unit to help families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls obtain information from law enforcement and access to community supports and resources. THUNDER BAY – A new provincial service to connect families of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls with information about what happened to their loved ones will […]

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Benjamin Perrin launches victims of crime book in Ottawa

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute welcomed Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin to Ottawa on March 29, 2017 for the launch of his new book devoted to improving policy for victims of crime. Perrin launched Victim Law: The Law Of Victims Of Crime In Canada with a reception at the Cardus offices in Ottawa. The tour was designed […]

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Edmonton youth advocacy group calls on city, police to improve local law enforcement – CBC

‘There is no person from a non-white minority or a minority group here’ Apr 20, 2017 Mohamed Rahall braced his hands against a table at Edmonton’s city hall and then leaned forward, looking at the faces around him. Then he laughed. “I see here everyone is white,” the 21-year-old said to the assembled members of […]

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Woman wins 32 year fight for Indian status; argued rules were discriminatory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 15:51 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A woman’s decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario’s top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn’t know who her paternal grandfather was. In its […]

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Boy shot, dies after kids play with gun on remote Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 14:57 GARDEN HILL FIRST NATION, Man. _ Manitoba RCMP say an 11-year-old boy from a remote First Nation has died after a group of kids started playing with a gun they found. Officers in Garden Hill First Nation, about 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg, say they got a call Tuesday evening […]

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Ombudsman calls for clear new law, strong oversight of inmate segregation

(TORONTO – April 20, 2017) Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today called on the province to reform its flawed system of placing and tracking inmates in solitary confinement, after his latest investigation revealed numerous issues putting vulnerable people at risk. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has repeatedly pledged to restrict and review how […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201734 Views

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Eagle’s Nest announces reopening – Cochrane Eagle

Apr 20, 2017 After closing the doors at the Eagle’s Nest Stoney family centre two years ago for renovations, officials announced earlier this week the centre will be reopening in May. “The closure gave Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter the opportunity to review its guiding approach and operations to ensure it reflects best practice services […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201727 Views

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Media Advisory: New Date for the Inquest into the Death of Romeo Wesley Announced

April 19, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, today announced that a new date for the inquest into the death of Romeo Wesley has been scheduled. Mr. Wesley, 34, died on Sep. 9, 2010 while in police custody at […]

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Do not ignore the Malalas in our midst: Kanji – Thestar.com

Despite reassuring words from our Prime Minister, Canada has a less than stellar track record of supporting children. April 19, 2017 Canada’s newest honorary citizen, Malala Yousafzai, has been feted globally as an icon in the fight for children’s rights. Shot by the Taliban when she was 15, Malala is easy for Canadians to embrace […]

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N.S. review of ‘conquered people’ brief complete, but minister won’t comment – Advocate Daily

HALIFAX – A review of a controversial Crown brief that implied the Mi’kmaq are a conquered people is now complete, but Nova Scotia’s justice minister refused Wednesday to divulge its contents. “I’ve seen the report and I’m not able to give any information about it,” Diana Whalen said after a cabinet meeting. “It’s got a […]

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Human rights commission says children left behind on basic rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017 OTTAWA _ The Canadian Human Rights Commission says more attention must be paid to the rights of children, who it says are being left behind when it comes to basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family. The agency said it aimed to shine a light on the problems of […]

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Whitefish River First Nation woman to work for families during MMIW inquiry – CBC

National public inquiry set to begin May 29 in Whitehorse Apr 20, 2017 Maggie Cywink will be wearing two hats when the long-awaited public inquiry into the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls starts next month. The Whitefish River First Nation woman has been hired as a special advisor by the Ontario Ministry […]

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Ontario ombudsman set to release inmate segregation report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017  TORONTO _ Ontario’s ombudsman will release a special report on inmate segregation today. In December, Paul Dube announced an investigation into how the province tracks and reviews the placement of inmates in solitary confinement. He said the investigation had been sparked by hundreds of complaints. Dube has previously called for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201726 Views

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RCMP investigate death of child in Garden Hill First Nation, Man. – Global News

April 20, 2017 RCMP are investigating the death of a child in Garden Hill First Nation, Man. Officers haven’t released any information on how old the child is or how the death happened. RCMP are expected to release more information Thursday. Garden Hill First nation is a fly-in community about 500 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. […]

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“Let’s bring it back to the children,” Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Annual Report to Parliament

April 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission In its newly released 2016 Annual Report to Parliament, Canada’s human rights watchdog is shining a light on how too many children in Canada are being left behind when it comes to their basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family. “Ensuring that children […]

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Long-awaited inquest into death of Romeo Wesley to begin in July in Cat Lake – CBC

Wesley died in 2010 while in police custody at Cat Lake nursing station Apr 20, 2017 Northern Ontario’s regional coroner says a long-awaited inquest into the death of a Mishkeegogamang First Nation man will begin this summer — and it will take place in the province’s far north. In a news release issued Wednesday, Michael […]

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Ontario Supporting Rebuild of North York Women’s Shelter

Province Investing in Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence April 19, 2017 Ontario is supporting the rebuild of the North York Women’s Shelter, to replace the current aging building and allow the agency to provide better service for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social […]

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Inquest into the Death of Ina Matawapit Announced

April 19, 2017 2:45 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Ina Matawapit. Ms. Matawapit, 37, died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station following a transfer from a police vehicle […]

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Globe and Mail reporter wins 2017 Landsberg Award

TORONTO, April 19, 2017– Tavia Grant, a journalist with The Globe and Mail, is this year’s winner of The Landsberg Award, in recognition of her exceptional coverage of women’s equality issues. Grant’s articles explored the trafficking of Indigenous women as well as the ongoing gender pay gap. “Grant’s pieces demonstrated powerful and original research, throwing new and […]

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The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry: An Opportunity to Change the System

April 18, 2017 There are two (2) public inquiries for people in Quebec to participate in. In an effort to help provide guidance on how to participate in the Provincial and/or National inquiries, here are some main points of information. The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry are opportunities to change the system.Community Liaison Officers […]

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Law Society addresses colonial symbolism as part of commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Vancouver, April 12, 2017 – The Law Society of British Columbia is committed to addressing the challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings and recommendations. As part of this commitment, a Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Committee was established to address justice and legal issues affecting Indigenous people in the province, including those highlighted […]

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2017 ATTENTION STATIONS: This is the Atlantic Update that should have moved this morning at 3:30 a.m. AT. — (Dalhousie-Homicide) Jury selection is expected to continue today in Halifax for the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student. William Sandeson has been charged with first-degree murder […]

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Manitoba Media outlets apply for cameras to be allowed at murder trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Several Manitoba media outlets have applied to have cameras in the courtroom during the trial of the man accused of murdering 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. The teen’s body, wrapped in a plastic bag, was pulled from the Red River on Aug. 17, 2014. Her death shocked Winnipeg and prompted […]

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Statement about regional advisory meetings postponed – MMIWG

April 13, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is postponing upcoming regional advisory meetings. Regional Advisories are an important time for us to hear about things that the National Inquiry should address and to help prepare for the process of truth finding gatherings (hearings) that will come next. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201758 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Gloria Assin Announced

April 18, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Gloria Assin. Ms. Assin, 42, died on Sept. 23, 2012 while a backseat passenger, in custody, in an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle in […]

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New Brunswick First Nations set to banish drug dealers following overdose death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2017 15:12 By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON _ There is a growing movement on New Brunswick’s First Nations to banish drug dealers, as mourners said farewell this week to a woman who died of a drug overdose. Leo Bartibogue, an addictions counsellor, says there are 30 to 40 drug dealers […]

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Former Saskatoon police chief wants Stonechild inquiry findings reviewed – Parkland Online

April 18, 2017 A former Saskatoon police chief wants a federal court judge to review what he says are new findings around the death of Neil Stonechild. Dave Scott says two Saskatoon police officers were railroaded out of their jobs after a public inquiry into Stonechild’s death in 1990. The teen froze to death under […]

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Ontario opens support centres for families of murdered and missing indigenous women – The Brampton Guardian

Ontario hires Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29 Indigenous activist Maggie Cywink, who has campaigned tirelessly to call attention to murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, including her own sister Sonya, will act as Ontario’s special advisor between the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201736 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on 35th Anniversary of Charter of Rights and Freedoms

April 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: Today, I join Canadians in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. April 17, 1982 marked a defining moment in our country’s history, […]

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Ontario Appoints Associate Chair of Ontario Parole Board

April 13, 2017 3:30 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario has appointed Karen Restoule as Associate Chair of the Ontario Parole Board (OPB), effective April 5, 2017. Before her appointment, Ms. Restoule was vice-chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal and a member of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. She also led the Indigenous Services […]

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One year after girl’s death, her community holds vigil and seeks answers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  By Maija Kappler THE CANADIAN PRESS Family and supporters of a young girl found dead near a Kenora, Ont., hospital last year held a vigil Monday to renew a demand for an inquest into her death. Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, 14, from Grassy Narrows First Nation was brought by provincial police to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201717 Views

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Missing children in Canada – MSN

Although May 25 is significant day in the campaign to highlight cases of missing children around the world, every day they are missing is critical. May 25, National Missing Children’s day began in the U.S. on that day as it coincided with the day in 1979 that six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201721 Views

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MMIWG: Legal Notices and Documents

For family members and survivors of violence:  If you want to share your experiences with, or testify before, the National Inquiry, you do NOT require standing.  You will be a “witness”.  Therefore you do not need to fill out the Application for Standing which follows.  Furthermore, you will not be required to apply for funding […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201790 Views

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Arctic Bay Justice Committee seeking members

13 April 2017  Public Service Announcement The Arctic Bay Tininniq Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing […]

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Minister of Justice announces Judicial Advisory Committee appointments

From Department of Justice Canada April 13, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, remains committed to appointing judges of the highest calibre who are representative of the diversity of our great country. That commitment is demonstrated by the Minister’s new […]

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A Statement from Friends & Family in Regards to the Roxanne Louie Verdict

First, we want to thank our communities within the Okanagan for their continued support. Specifically, we want to thank those who came forward with information when Roxanne first went missing. Thank you to all those who showed their support during the “Prayer Walk” while Roxanne was still missing. We believe the added pressure from community […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201754 Views

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Loretta Saunders’ family cheers after court rejects killer’s bid for new trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017 By Kieran Leavitt THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The family of a murdered Innu student cheered Thursday after Nova Scotia’s highest court quickly threw out her killer’s appeal. “This now can make me heal and start trying to do things with the murdered and missing,” said Miriam Saunders of Labrador, […]

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President calls on Premier to request charges be dropped against Labrador Land Protectors

April 11, 2017 President Johannes Lampe writes to Premier Dwight Ball requesting that Nalcor Energy be approached to drop criminal and civil charges against Labrador Land Protectors. Letter to Premier Ball – Charges against Labrador Land Protectors NT5

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Amnesty International honours Canada’s Indigenous-rights movement – The Globe and Mail

April 14, 2017 Canada’s Indigenous-rights movement has been named a recipient of a prestigious award from Amnesty International, drawing attention to persistent inequality in one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Amnesty International describes the Ambassador of Conscience Award as its highest honour, given annually to those who show courage in standing up to injustice. In […]

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Cindy Blackstock to be honoured with Korczak medal

April 12, 2017 VANCOUVER – Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured for more than a quarter-century of dedicated work when she receives the 2017 Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy this afternoon. Blackstock will receive the medal, awarded by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada, during a ceremony at the Pacific Gateway Hotel. The […]

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BR CRIME Missing Woman Vigil – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 13, 2017 WINNIPEG – The father of a woman who police say was killed inside a Winnipeg home says he wants to know where her body is. George Wood says his family has no comfort because they want answers about the remains of his daughter, Christine. Wood, his wife […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201743 Views

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BR Saunders Homicide Appeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 13, 2017  HALIFAX – A woman convicted of murdering a young Inuit university student says she isn’t looking for a new trial, only a “change of charges.” Victoria Henneberry says she panicked when she pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Loretta Saunders,whose body was found on the side […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201744 Views

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