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Adjournment Of Inquest Regarding The Death Of Austin Eaglechief

March 22, 2019 At the request of counsel for family, presiding Coroner Tim Hawryluk has postponed the inquest regarding the death of Austin Eaglechief scheduled for March 25-29 at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. Eaglechief, 22, was in a vehicle being pursued by the Saskatoon Police Service on June 19, 2017.  The vehicle […]

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Anglican priest who sexually abused altar boys gets nine-year sentence – London Free Press

March 22, 2019 The ex-Anglican cleric found guilty of sexually abusing altar boys at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation decades ago was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for his crimes. David Norton, 72, is already serving four years in prison for abusing another boy from London in the 1990s. He was found […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201916 Views

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First Nation child and family services agency – CTV

March 22, 2019 Several First Nation communities near Sudbury, North Bay, and Parry Sound are working hard at having their own child and family services agency. For decades, when required, children from First Nations have been taken by provincial child and family services. Now, an alternative,Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services,is getting one step closer to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201913 Views

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Empty dresses spotlight North American Violence ‘Epidemic’ against Indigenous Women – Net Newsledger

March 22, 2019 More than four in five Native American women have experienced violence in their lifetime and thousands are missing WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dozens of empty red dresses sway in the wind at the foot of Capitol Hill, reminding passersby of the thousands of native women recorded murdered or missing in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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OPP investigating Pikangikum homicide – Dryden Now

March 22, 2019 The OPP is continuing to investigate a homicide in Pikangikum First Nation, 10 years following the death. On March 22, 2009, 33-year-old Judy Ann Quill of Pikangikum was last seen leaving a family member’s house in the early morning, before being discovered seriously injured in a nearby wooded area. Quill was transported […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201914 Views

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Families minister grilled over placement of baby who died in foster care – CBC

Stefanson answers questions about B & L Agency, which had been under provincial review Mar 20, 2019 As Manitoba’s minister of families was questioned in the legislature Wednesday about the death of a baby in foster care, the four-month-old’s grieving parents were still waiting to see their child, two days after her death. The Assembly […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201915 Views

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New Cross-Canada Network Launches Today to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

EN: Syed Hussan, 416 453 3632, hussan@migrantworkersalliance.org FR: Karen Cocq, 647-9708464, karen@migrantworkersalliance.org Actions today on the International Day for the Elimination of Racism in Montreal (10am, 200 Rene Levesque) Halifax (4:30pm, Halifax Convention Centre), Toronto (5:30pm, City Hall) and Vancouver (6:30pm, 350 West Georgia). Actions in over a dozen cities this week updated here: http://migrantrights.ca/en/march21/ […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 201913 Views

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Escape from Stan Daniels Healing Centre

March 20, 2019– Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada On March 20, 2019, staff members at Stan Daniels Healing Centre, a facility managed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), discovered that Jesse Leppanen was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Edmonton Police Service and a warrant for his […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 201920 Views

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Grieving mother says ‘CFS failed my daughter’ after 4-month-old dies in foster care – CBC

‘The system needs to change,’ says former CFS worker now advocating for family Mar 19, 2019 The family of a four-month old baby is confirming the child died in the custody of foster parents after Manitoba Child and Family Services took the child from the mother. The mother of Vanatasia Unique Emerald Green said she was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201923 Views

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Release of confidential details in Tina Fontaine report could hurt surviving kin, Indigenous groups say – CBC

Children’s advocate says details were necessary and sanctioned by Fontaine’s family March 20, 2019 Two Indigenous organizations say they’re concerned about the release of sensitive information in the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth’s report about Tina Fontaine and the impact it could have on surviving family members. But the advocate says her team met with members of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201916 Views

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What 5 northerners remember about Indian day school – CBC

Some have fond memories, while others remember taunting, a strange language and abuse Mar 21, 2019 Beginning in the 1920s, hundreds of Indian day schools operated across Canada, dozens of which were in the North. Earlier this month a settlement between survivors of the schools and the federal government was announced, which will entitle them to thousands of dollars in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201918 Views

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Indigenous Justice Group Hears from Treaty #3 Service Providers about First Nations Experience in the Justice System

March 20, 2019 “It won’t change unless significant action is taken…” says Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Kenora, ON — Grand Council Treaty #3 was host to the Indigenous Justice Group (IJG) over two days in Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation hearing from local service providers in the justice sector about their experiences as First Nations peoples in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201926 Views

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Budget 2019 Fails Indigenous Women

Ottawa, ON-The Government of Canada’s Budget 2019 fails Indigenous women. There is no dedicated funding for Indigenous women’s organizations. A culturally relevant gender-based analysis on this budget would have identified the needs and priorities of Indigenous women. This budget does not. Advancing reconciliation means including Indigenous women. It is appalling Indigenous women continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201949 Views

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Indigenous baby dies in care of Manitoba foster family: mother – National Post

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba mother says the death of her four-month old while in the custody of foster parents shows a system set up to fail Indigenous families. The First Nations woman says she learned Monday that her daughter recently died but doesn’t know when it happened and hasn’t seen the child’s body. She and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201927 Views

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Day school settlement won’t ‘challenge’ survivors – APTN News

March 19, 2019 Former Indian day school students should have an easier time claiming compensation than residential school survivors, says a lawyer for the class-action settlement announced by the federal government last week. Robert Winogron says day school students won’t have to testify about the abuse they suffered and won’t have to hire and pay […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201924 Views

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Alberta RCMP Change of Command Ceremony welcomes Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki

March 18, 2019 Earlier today, special guests and RCMP employees witnessed Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki assume command of the Alberta RCMP from Deputy Commissioner Todd Shean. “I am extremely honoured and humbled to be selected as the 25th Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP,” said Deputy Commissioner Zablocki. “Policing is about people and I am committed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201923 Views

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Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools – Sooke Pocket News

March 18, 2019 The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous children, by resolving Childhood Claims through negotiation rather than litigation. On March 12, 2019, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Claudette Commanda and Roger Augustine, announced that parties have reached a proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201922 Views

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Human sex trafficking survivor seeks shares story to protect vulnerable sector – Anishinabeknews.ca

March 18, 2019 SARNIA—Elaine Antone is counting on social workers in southwest Ontario to learn from the horrors she has experienced so they can save Indigenous youth from falling prey to human traffickers. Antone is from the Oneida Settlement, southwest of London Ontario, and she recently spoke recently to over 100 social service and health […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201921 Views

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Police still seek clues in woman’s murder – The Chronicle Journal

Ten years after the murder of Judy Ann Quill, the Ontario Provincial Police say her unsolved case remains open. This Friday marks the 10th anniversary of her death in Pikangikum First Nation. Quill was 33 when she was last seen leaving the home of a family member in the early hours of March 22, 2009. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201931 Views

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AB Government: Provincial Hate Crimes Unit coming

This unit will work with police and law enforcement, including Crown prosecutors, to improve the specialized training they receive to fight hate crimes and extremism in Alberta. “Together, we must continue the fight against racism, hate, intolerance and religious persecution in all forms, including Islamophobia. Two years ago, our government stood in solidarity with all […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201932 Views

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JIBC welcomes new Director, Office of Indigenization

March 14, 2019 Jason La Rochelle to lead initiatives set out in JIBC Indigenization Plan, including programs and services for Indigenous students The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce Jason La Rochelle as the new Director of the Office of Indigenization. “It is our great pleasure to have Mr. La Rochelle […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201958 Views

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Sex-abuse survivor stares down disgraced priest David Norton at sentencing hearing – London Free Press

March 18, 2019 A disgraced local priest convicted of sexually abusing boys while leading a church in a local Indigenous community refused to look up while the now-grown survivors addressed him at a Monday morning sentencing hearing. David Norton, who served as parish priest at St. Andrews Anglican Church in Chippewas of the Thames First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201935 Views

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Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools

March 15, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous children, by resolving Childhood Claims through negotiation rather than litigation. On March 12, 2019, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Claudette Commanda […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201967 Views

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Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Edmonton

March 15, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Department for Women and Gender Equality Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada’s middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201926 Views

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Canada supports the efforts of Anishinabek Nation to rebuild their nation and improve child and family services

March 15, 2019 – Nipissing First Nation, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is supporting the Anishinabek Nation in their efforts to improve the safety and well-being of First Nations children and families and rebuild their nations in a manner that responds to the priorities and unique needs of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019118 Views

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NWAC Statement on Manitoba Advocate for Children & Youth Report

*** This content could be triggering as it contains information on MMIWG and child welfare*** Ottawa, ON — On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the Manitoba Advocate for Children & Youth (MACY) released a report on the numerous systems designed to protect vulnerable youth in the city that failed Tina Fontaine leading up to her death. NWAC sends […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201953 Views

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Midweek podcast: Tina Fontaine’s legacy and Indigenous child welfare – CBC

Mar 14, 2019 The details of Tina Fontaine’s short life prior to her death at age 14 in 2014 were tragic enough for her great-aunt to suggest that her family was “doomed from the beginning” — but it was the child welfare system that failed her, not fate. A report out this week is making recommendations to four […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201954 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for Okanagan Indian Band crime prevention project

March 14, 2019 Okanagan Indian Band, Vernon, British Columbia The Government of Canada is committed to advancing evidence-based crime prevention programs that meet the unique needs of at-risk young people across the country. Today, in Vernon, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, alongside Chief Byron Louis and other representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201937 Views

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NWAC calls for an international alliance to end human trafficking of Indigenous women and girls at 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Ottawa, ON- This week, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is attending the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the UN headquarters in New York. Today, NWAC will be attending a session hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on “Preventing the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201956 Views

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BCAFN: Register for First Nations Cannabis Forum – March 27, 2019

March 13, 2019 REGISTER A travel subsidy will be made available for one Chief or delegate per First Nation to attend the BC Forum only. Details to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Froese at Sarah.Froese@bcafn.ca or 1 (778) 855-7439. NT5

by aanationtalk on March 14, 201951 Views

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MMIWG: Honouring Tina Fontaine

We commend Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth, Daphne Penrose, for her ti-work and dedication. Her report released on the death of Tina Fontaine sheds new light on a heartbreaking story. Our hearts are with Tina Fontaine’s family, her great-aunt and great-uncle Thelma and Joseph Favel, and everyone in her home community, Sagkeeng First Nation. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201934 Views

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Indigenous Day School Group asks Federal Government for Details on Settlement Process and Recognition of Right to Legal Counsel

WINNIPEG, March 13, 2019  – “The Government of Canada announced a range for the settlement for Indigenous Day School survivors on March 12, 2019. The lack of detail on the process, clarity on the individual adjudication process and the principle of access to legal counsel is sorely missing.  We are calling on the Minister of Indigenous Crown Relations, Carolyn Bennett, to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201935 Views

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‘Children are going to die:’ Advocate’s report on Tina Fontaine urges changes – paNOW

Mar 14, 2019 SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — Manitoba’s children’s advocate says there are many children in care who are in danger of being sexually exploited or dying almost five years after an Indigenous teenager’s body was found in a river. “What’s at stake are the lives of children,” Daphne Penrose said Tuesday as she […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201932 Views

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What you need to know about the Indian Day School settlement – CBC

Federal gov’t announced multi-million dollar settlement for survivors Mar 14, 2019 There are still questions from many former Indian Day School students and their families about who is eligible for compensation after the federal government announced Tuesday that a settlement has been reached. Students of the federally-run institutions, many of which were in the North, launched a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201940 Views

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Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations

Broken Systems Failed Tina Fontaine – AFN Says Coordinated Action Required to Implement Manitoba Child Advocate Report’s Recommendations (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the report released today by the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth underscores the need to address long-standing failures in approaches by governments across […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2019129 Views

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Compensation for Indian Day School survivors announced – Radio Canada International (en)

March 13, 2019 The Liberal government has taken another step towards righting past wrongs committed against Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The government announced in December it had reached a settlement with survivors of former Indian Day Schools. On Tuesday, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the details. Former students of the day schools […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201939 Views

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Residents believe fire that destroyed cabins on sacred Indigenous land was deliberately set – CTV Atlantic News

March 12, 2019 Firefighters still don’t know who or what started destructive fires on sacred land at Cape Breton’s Potlotek First Nation. More than a dozen cabins on Chapel Island burned to the ground on the weekend. While the RCMP have not said yet how the fires started, residents believe it was deliberate. Quentin Doucette […]

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Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools

  Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools   Ottawa, March 12, 2019 – In the coming months, the Federal Court will be asked to approve the proposed settlement for a nation-wide class action lawsuit against Canada to compensate survivors for harms they suffered while attending federally operated Indian Day Schools. If […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2019115 Views

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UBCIC Demands Fair, Equal Compensation for Day Scholars

March 12, 2019 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – March 12, 2019) A legacy of trauma and devastation inflicted upon Indigenous culture and language continues to be brushed aside by the Canadian government in its refusal to treat Day School survivors on terms equal to other Indian Residential School survivors. Day Scholars attended federally owned and […]

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Tina Fontaine asked for help before she died, was told no beds: advocate – National Observer

Manitoba’s children’s advocate says an Indigenous teenager was left homeless and at risk for sexual exploitation when she asked social agencies for help in the weeks before she was found dead in a river but was told there were no beds available. Daphne Penrose says in her report into the death of Tina Fontaine that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201960 Views

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AMC renews calls for an independent inquiry into the death of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs renews its call for an independent inquiry into the death of Tina Fontaine. Today the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) released a report entitled A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine. In response to the death of Tina Fontaine, MACY identifies five […]

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Individual compensation announced for Indian Day School survivors – Advocate Daily

OTTAWA — Brilliant late-winter sunshine lifted the spirits of Garry McLean’s family members Tuesday as they celebrated the former Indian Day School survivor _ and a proposed settlement of his class-action lawsuit against the federal government that he never lived to see. Indigenous drumming and song filled the air and loved ones clutched a photo […]

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Settlement Agreement reached for former students of Indian Day Schools

March 12, 2019 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is continuing the work of righting past wrongs, especially those involving Indigenous children, by resolving Childhood Claims through negotiation rather than litigation. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, along with Claudette Commanda and Roger Augustine, […]

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A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 – Sagkeeng First Nation Tina Fontaine might always be known for the tragic way in which she died, but it is her life that is an important story worth knowing. It was on August 17, 2014, when most people would learn her name, but Tina’s story began long before that day. It […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201993 Views

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Advocate’s report has new details on how system turned away Tina Fontaine – CBC

Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt calls Child Advocate report ‘heavy’ and ‘heartbreaking’ Mar 12, 2019 Tina Fontaine didn’t get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her family, according to the long-awaited report in the teen’s death and the systems meant to protect her The 115-page report from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201970 Views

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CP NewsAlert: Tina Fontaine asked for help before she died: children’s advocate – The Star Phoenix

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — Manitoba’s children’s advocate says an Indigenous teenager was left homeless and at risk for sexual exploitation when she asked social agencies for help in the weeks before she was found dead in a river but was told there were no beds available. Daphne Penrose says in her report into the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201947 Views

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Combatting gun and gang violence in Ontario to keep communities safe

March 12, 2019 Aurora, Ontario Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada is taking action to protect the safety and security of Canadians and to stop gun and gang violence in communities across Canada. This is why the Government is providing funding to provinces and territories for projects aimed at preventing and intervening in local […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201935 Views

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Vanessa Gray assaulted at climate rally – Wawatay News Online

March 12, 2019 My name is Vanessa Gray and I am a community organizer from Aamjiwnaang First Nation. I attended Justin Trudeau’s Climate Rally on Monday March 4th at the Danforth Music Hall. I came here to ensure that the voices of Indigenous people were present and to draw attention to the ongoing colonial and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201968 Views

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Rush Order For Gov’t Grants – Blacklock’s Reporter

March 12, 2019 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says it is accepting rush orders for grants in the final weeks of its mandate. Mid-March is traditionally the period when federal agencies distribute unspent funds before the fiscal year expires: “Events may include feasts.” Read More: https://www.blacklocks.ca/rush-order-for-govt-grants/

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201939 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s family hopes report ensures others don’t fall through the cracks – APTN

March 11, 2019 The woman who raised a teenage First Nation girl whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again. “Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out I hope it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201953 Views

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