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Mother of Sask. man fatally shot by RCMP officer disappointed by lack of criminal charges – CBC

Ministry of Justice says it’s confident in decision not to lay charges Sep 25, 2018 The mother of Brydon Whitstone, the Onion Lake Cree Nation man who was fatally shot by an RCMP officer last year, says she’s disappointed the officer will not face any criminal charges. “I’m not happy. It’s not a justified killing,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 20183 Views

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Government of Yukon and RCMP announce policing infrastructure plans

The Minister of Justice and Yukon RCMP Commanding Officer have agreed to a capital plan that will guide investments in Yukon’s policing infrastructure until 2022. The plan includes a new detachment building in Carcross and renovations to the police buildings in Ross River and Faro. In parallel with the capital plan, the Government of Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 20184 Views

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Ontario minister ‘disappointed’ at report of McClintic in healing lodge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s correctional services minister said he was “shocked and disappointed” that a woman convicted in the 2009 murder of an eight-year-old girl has reportedly been transferred from prison to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan. Michael Tibollo told the legislature on Tuesday that he will be speaking with federal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 20184 Views

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Hearing Date Set for Inquest into Death of Taumas Leblanc

September 25, 2018 A hearing date has been set to determine who can participate at the upcoming inquest into the death of Taumas Justin Leblanc, 20, of Winnipeg. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2017, members of the Winnipeg Police Service attended to the home of Leblanc in response to a call that he was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201817 Views

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Ontario coroner’s report highlights need for changes to child welfare system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s child welfare system is letting youth down by ignoring their cultural and emotional needs and failing to allow them a direct say in their own care, the province’s chief coroner said Tuesday. Dr. Dirk Huyer said the need for change is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201817 Views

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Expanded Responsibilities for Safety Officers, Cadets and River Patrols will Support Public Safety Efforts Across Manitoba

September 25, 2018 Enforcement Powers to Include Cannabis, Trespassing, Other Provincial Offences: Cullen The Manitoba government has set new regulations expanding the roles of safety officers and Winnipeg’s cadets and river patrol unit to help improve public safety, and ensure appropriate and timely enforcement of provincial offences, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “These regulatory […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201821 Views

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Ontario coroner’s report highlights need for changes to child welfare system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s chief coroner says a new report from his office highlights the need for changes in how the province’s child welfare system handles kids in its care. Dr. Dirk Huyer says he will be urging federal and provincial governments to take action on the report, which examined the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201819 Views

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NAN: Coroner’s Report shows Urgent Need for Change

THUNDER BAY, ON (September 25, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will propose that an implementation committee be convened to ensure a collaborative effort in the implementation of recommendations following a scathing report by Ontario’s Chief Coroner into the tragic losses of 12 young people who died while in care of child welfare […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201834 Views

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I Am Affected campaign comes to Waterloo region – CBC

Poster campaign to start conversations about issues impacting Indigenous communities Sep 25, 2018 Luane Roberts is one of thousands of Indigenous people affected by the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. She didn’t attend a school herself, but her mother did, and that has had an impact on both their lives. “I’m still impacted by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201814 Views

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Statement: Ontario Child Advocate urges government to take immediate action to prevent further deaths in residential care

Toronto (Ontario) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Today, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario released “Safe With Intervention: The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements.” The Panel reviewed 12 cases of young people, eight of whom were Indigenous, who died while living in residential […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201818 Views

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Membertou day school survivors to get update on class action – CBC

Lawsuit similar to one on residential schools certified in Federal Court earlier this year Sep 24, 2018 Survivors of the Membertou Indian day school in Cape Breton are getting an update on a new class action lawsuit. Lawyers will be on hand next month to provide information for anyone wanting to join the action. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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VPD recommends more training for officers conducting ‘street checks’ – Vancouver is Awesome

A Vancouver Police Department review of how its officers conduct street checks has concluded what its chief has said publicly over the past few months—that the practice is not discriminatory, despite data showing an overrepresentation of Indigenous and black people being stopped by officers. Even so, the department has recommended the Vancouver Police Board adopt […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201814 Views

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Tori Stafford killer Terri-Lynne McClintic sent to healing lodge, Tori’s family says – St. Thomas Times-Journal

The enraged father of a murdered Woodstock girl and his supporters are planning a rally on Parliament Hill to protest the transfer of killer Terri-Lynne McClintic from prison to an aboriginal healing lodge. The enraged father of a murdered Woodstock girl and his supporters are planning a rally on Parliament Hill to protest the transfer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201820 Views

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Shortlist for JHR Award for Achievement in Human Rights Reporting 2018

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018- Journalists for Human Rights is pleased to announce the short list of 4 finalists for this year’s JHR Award for Achievement in Human Rights Reporting. The finalists for this year’s awards are (in no particular order): Anne Mehler Paperny – Thomson Reuters Anna Mehler Paperny has been nominated for her dogged […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 20189 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment to the Federal Court of Appeal

From: Department of Justice Canada September 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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Online backlash after radio ad calls residential school harms a myth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018  SASKATOON _ A radio ad airing in Saskatchewan is asking listeners whether Canadians are being told the whole truth about residential schools. The radio spot, which aired recently across multiple private radio stations, was made by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Winnipeg-based think tank. “We have been told […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201815 Views

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Mother using her grief to organize a 44-hour walk for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – Thestar.com

Sept. 22, 2018 CALGARY—For over 10 years, Stephanie English and her daughters, Joey English and Alison Moses, talked about organizing a walk to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Then, Stephanie English lost both daughters and found herself organizing the walk alone. “Me and my girls were wanting to do this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201851 Views

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Local organizations receive funding for prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and girls

Five community-based projects to help prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls are receiving a total of $148,000 in funding from the Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women Fund. The projects aim to address and prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls in Yukon communities through various initiatives, including raising awareness, healing and educational opportunities. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201815 Views

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Canada congratulates Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on the opening of its new Department of Families

September 22, 2018 — Sioux Valley Dakota Nation — Indigenous Services Canada The federal government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and all levels of government to support the health and well-being of First Nation children and families. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201822 Views

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Sask Escaped Prisoner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 24, 2018  KAMSACK, Sask. – The RCMP in Saskatchewan is looking for a man who escaped from custody following his arrest in an assault case. Police at Kamsack took the 26-year-old accused into custody Saturday afternoon on Cote First Nation. After he was remanded on Sunday, the man complained […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201823 Views

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Jury finds man guilty of first degree murder in Calgary woman’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Loved ones of a Calgary woman brutally killed in Feburary 2015 sobbed and held each other after a jury found Curtis Healy guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dawns Baptiste. “I’m still shaking,” cousin Verlyn Baptiste said outside court Friday. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201828 Views

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Manitoulin High brawl: OPP explains why only M’Chigeeng residents have been charged so far – Sudbury.com

‘They are from the First Nation which doesn’t necessarily mean that they are First Nations’ The Manitoulin-Espanola OPP continues to investigate a brawl that broke out on Friday, Sept. 14 at Manitoulin Secondary School. As of Sept. 20, six people have been charged — one adult and five youths — all of whom are from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201840 Views

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Anishnawbek Grand Chief critical of Rainbow Board in wake of brawl – My Espanola Now

September 21, 2018 Anishnawbek Grand Chief Glen Hare sees a recent brawl at Manitoulin Secondary School as a sign of problems within the Rainbow District School Board. Hare attended a rally in M’Chigeeng First Nation Thursday morning to talk to people about improving racial relations at the school. He says the communities have to come […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201829 Views

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Report on Indigenous justice released as part of 10th B.C. Justice Summit

Sep. 20, 2018 VANCOUVER – In order to identify and accelerate real, transformative changes to the ways that Indigenous peoples interact with British Columbia’s justice system, the 10th B.C. Justice Summit was held in early June 2018. Government has posted the summit report, detailing the discussions between leaders of B.C.’s justice and public-safety sector and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201820 Views

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First Nations groups not swayed by potential appointment of Supreme Court judge – Thestar.com

Sept. 20, 2018 CALGARY—The possibility of a former Supreme Court judge overseeing a renewed round of consultations for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion doesn’t appear to have renewed confidence in the process from Indigenous groups. According to The Canadian Press, the federal government may appoint a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court justice, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201822 Views

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Feds to comb social media for Canadians’ pot related attitudes, behaviour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to scour social-media platforms to find out what Canadians really think about pot as the country enters its new era of legalized weed. With only a few weeks to go before the end of recreational marijuana prohibition, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201823 Views

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Family to gather on Highway 16 to honour Smithers, B.C., teen Jessica Patrick – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018 SMITHERS, B.C. _ Family and friends of a young northwestern British Columbia mother are calling on people to gather along Highway 16 as a tribute to the 18-year-old. Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was reported missing on Sept. 3, three days after she was last seen at a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201824 Views

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Update:Balczer is pronounced BAHL’ zer. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 20, 2018 SMITHERS, B.C. – Family and friends of a young northwestern British Columbia mother are calling on people to gather along Highway 16 as a tribute to the 18-year-old. Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was reported missing on Sept. 3, three days after she was last […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201820 Views

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Family of Jessica Patrick ask community to gather on Highway 16 as body brought home – CBC

Patrick was member of the Lake Babine First Nation Sep 20, 2018 Family and friends of Jessica Patrick, an 18-year-old whose body was found near Smithers, B.C. two days ago, are asking community members to gather along Highway 16 as her body is brought home from Prince George. The call came on Facebook, with some […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201823 Views

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M’Chigeeng First Nation calls out OPP, Rainbow board after high school brawl – Sudbury.com

Rally to protest situation taking place on First Nation Friday morning M’Chigeeng First Nation is calling out both the Rainbow District School Board and the OPP after a racially charged brawl broke out at Manitoulin Secondary School Sept. 14. The First Nation is holding a rally to protest the situation at the M’Chigeeng First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201829 Views

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Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief disturbed by violent incident in Manitoulin Island – SaultOnline.com

September 19, 2018 Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is deeply disturbed after learning of the violent incident that occurred at a Manitoulin Secondary School that stemmed from racism. “I am in disbelief that our First Nation students are still the target for racism and violence while attending school in this day and age. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201839 Views

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Commission finds deficiencies in Amber Tuccaro disappearance case – CityNews Toronto

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by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201837 Views

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Kingston RCMP arrest Drug Traffickers supplying prescription opiates to northern communities

Between September 17th and 18th, 2018 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Serious and Organized Crime (SOC) team arrested three drug traffickers who had been supplying prescription opiates to northern Ontario communities. In October 2017, the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council which consists of First Nations in James Bay Region of northern Ontario declared a state of emergency as a result of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201829 Views

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RCMP Arrest Drug Traffickers Alleged to be Supplying Northern Communities – NetNewsLedger

KINGSTON – Between September 17th and 18th, 2018 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Serious and Organized Crime (SOC) team arrested three drug traffickers who had been supplying prescription opiates to northern Ontario communities. “The RCMP combats criminal elements that exploit and take advantage of the remote geography of some Indigenous communities. This investigation shows […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201819 Views

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Manitoba should focus more on prevention to reduce kids in care: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government is being urged to reduce the number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting parents who struggle with poverty, addiction or housing issues. A committee appointed by the province last year says the government should stop the birth-alert system, which leads to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201827 Views

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Mining, energy projects near Indigenous communities undermine womens’ safety, experts tell MMIWG inquiry – CBC

Big pay cheques and fly-in, fly-out workforce are ‘a bad mixture for women and girls,’ commissioners learn Sep 18, 2018 Energy and mining projects in remote parts of Canada jeopardize the safety of Indigenous women and their families living there, human rights workers testified Tuesday at Quebec City hearings of the national inquiry into missing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201830 Views

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In the news today, Sept. 19 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2018  Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 19 ___ NAFTA TALKS RESUME AS DEADLINE LOOMS Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington _ and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that’s keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201827 Views

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Live: Incarceration of Indigenous women in Canada next on MMIWG’s agenda – CBC

Federal inquiry holding 5 days of hearings in Quebec City Sep 19, 2018 Groups who work with Indigenous women inside the country’s prisons and in the justice system will testify today in Quebec City. The third day of hearings of the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls opens at 8:30 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201826 Views

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Pangnirtung Justice Committee seeking members

18 September 2018  Do you have knowledge and experience with restorative justice, social issues and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Pangnirtung Justice Committee is recruiting members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201836 Views

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Quebec police suspect arson in fire that gutted Kuujjuaq youth protection office – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 18, 2018  KUUJJUAQ, Que. _ Police suspect arson in a fire that gutted the youth protection offices in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq. Provincial police say the fire broke out in a building housing the administrative offices of the agency at 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau says no arrests […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201830 Views

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Saskatchewan making speed cameras permanent after seeing pilot program results – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan is going to made photo speed enforcement permanent following a pilot project the government says showed positive results. The pilot was launched about three years ago and saw speed cameras in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. The province says the number of speeding drivers has gone down […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201832 Views

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Live: ‘Crisis after crisis’: Opioid addiction is overwhelming Canada’s largest First Nations police force – CBC

MMIWG hearings continue in Quebec City Tuesday Sep 18, 2018 The chief of Canada’s largest Indigenous police force said policing in First Nations communities in northern Ontario is “like driving a car with no brakes.” Terry Armstrong was a witness at the first day of hearings of the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201835 Views

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Warman RCMP looking for missing 14 year old girl, Ryleigh Collins – 20 CKRM

September 16, 2018 RCMP in the town of Warman are asking for assistance in locating a missing 14 year old girl. Ryleigh Collins was reported missing on September 8th around 6:54 pm on September 8th. She was last seen at the park in Osler with friends just after 6:00 pm. Collins is Aboriginal, five feet […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201832 Views

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Media Advisory: Summit on Criminal Justice System on Burin Peninsula

September 17, 2018 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will deliver opening remarks at a justice summit tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18) at 9:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Marystown Hotel and Convention Centre, Marystown. The summit itself is open to invited participants only. The day-long […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201837 Views

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RCMP asking for public’s help with boats vandalized in Neguac – CBC

Three boats belonging to Indigenous fisherman were damaged on Saturday Sep 16, 2018 RCMP are investigating what they’re calling a case of mischief after three fishing boats were damaged at the Neguac wharf on Saturday. Police believe the boats were damaged between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., said RCMP Sgt. Chantal Farrah. “We’ve spoken to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201827 Views

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UBCIC Calls For Immediate Cancellation of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

“Verdict clear, Trudeau should cancel Trans Mountain”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the disastrous Canada-owned project altogether. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201842 Views

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Hundreds attend Sunday vigil for missing B.C. teen Jessica Parker – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 17, 2018  SMITHERS, B.C. _ More than 200 people gathered in a northern British Columbia community to show their support for the family of a teen who vanished in late August. Smithers RCMP have said 18-year-old Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was last seen at a Smithers motel on Aug. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201843 Views

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Live: Indigenous policing, justice take centre stage at this week’s MMIWG hearings in Quebec City – CBC

Third stop in province, before federal inquiry wraps in October Sep 17, 2018 Police chiefs, criminologists and human rights activists are among the witnesses who will speak in Quebec City this week, over five days of hearings at the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). After hearing from families, survivors […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201836 Views

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Searchers pursue the truth on mysterious disappearance of Métis leader – CBC

James Brady and Absolom Halkett disappeared in 1967, but now they may have been found Sep 15, 2018 Mystery has swirled around the disappearance of Métis leader James (Jim) Brady and Absolom (Abbie) Halkett for 51 years. But now, sonar technology may answer at least one long-simmering question — where did the two men go? […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201826 Views

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RCMP call in OPP, watchdog to probe alleged assaults linked to hydro projects – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba RCMP have called in outside investigators to probe alleged assaults linked to hydro projects in the province’s north during the 1960s. RCMP say any historical criminal investigations involving Manitoba Hydro employees or contractors will be handled by the Ontario Provincial Police. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201891 Views

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