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Onion Lake RCMP: Sudden death of adult male in Onion Lake Cree Nation

On January 21, 2020, shortly after 7 p.m., Onion Lake RCMP received a report of a deceased person located a short distance off Highway 797 in the Onion Lake Cree Nation. Officers secured the scene and requested the Coroner and additional RCMP resources to assist with the investigation. The deceased person has been identified as 32-year-old Braden Richard Bull, of Little Pine […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20206 Views

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“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya

“We Must Bring Justice and Healing to the Families Whose Children Never Made it Home from Residential Schools,” Says AFN NWT Regional Chief Yakeleya September 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Norman Yakeleya attended a presentation by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) yesterday on their […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 20209 Views

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CAP: Indigenous Overincarceration Crisis Hits Record Numbers

January 22, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – The proportion of Indigenous people behind bars has hit a record high, according to new figures from Dr. Ivan Zinger, the Correctional Investigator of Canada. Indigenous people are 5 per cent of Canada’s population1, but they make up a shocking 30 per cent of inmates in federal custody, an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20205 Views

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‘Child welfare to prison pipeline’ feeding rising Indigenous incarceration rates – APTN News

January 23, 2020 Renu Mandhane has visited Ontario’s provincial jails in northern Ontario where inmates largely identity as First Nation. In fact, Mandhane visited the Thunder Bay, Ont. jail last Tuesday in her official role as the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. “I did a walk through and I asked the superintendent […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20206 Views

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The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position.

January 22, 2020 The Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position. The Tribunal is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of the organization, as called for in the report of Ardith Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights. In making a recommendation […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 202023 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde says Canada’s Correctional Investigator’s Report is an Alarming Call for Immediate Action to Reduce First Nations Incarceration

AFN National Chief Bellegarde says Canada’s Correctional Investigator’s Report is an Alarming Call for Immediate Action to Reduce First Nations Incarceration January 22, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde wants immediate action in response to yesterday’s release by the Correctional Investigator of Canada which states that Canada’s prisons […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202034 Views

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Justice and Public Safety Ministers from across the country meet to work together on issues important to Canadians

January 22, 2020 Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded a one-day meeting to discuss key priorities of Canadians. With several new federal and provincial government mandates, this meeting was an opportunity to build upon relationships and outline key priorities of the different jurisdictions, such as Indigenous justice […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202031 Views

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“Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs” – Dr. Ivan Zinger – NetNewsledger

OTTAWA – The Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, has issued a news release and supporting information indicating that the number and proportion of Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs. Dr. Zinger provided this context: “Four years ago, my Office reported that persons of Indigenous ancestry had reached 25% of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202030 Views

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MKO calls on government to make changes to lower Indigenous incarceration rates – CTV News

January 22, 2020 WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is calling on the Government of Canada to implement changes to lower the incarceration rates of Indigenous people, after a report shows they account for a disproportionate amount of the inmate population. On Tuesday, the Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada shared a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202022 Views

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New network established to address domestic homicide in the four Atlantic provinces

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The establishment of the regional Atlantic Domestic Homicide Review Network by the Atlantic Canada premiers at their recent meeting will lead to better prevention efforts and enhance the work of New Brunswick’s domestic violence death review committee, according to Service New Brunswick Minister Sherry Wilson, who is also minister responsible for Women’s […]

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NWAC: Number of Incarcerated Indigenous Women at New High

Ottawa, ON, January 21, 2020 – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is alarmed by the findings released today by the Correctional Investigator of Canada, including the record high rate of incarceration among First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women. Today’s report shows that Indigenous women now represent 42-percent of incarcerated women in Canada. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202031 Views

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Statement – Bold and urgent action needed to address this national disgrace

January 21, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement: “The Commission is deeply disturbed by the recent findings of the Office of the Correctional Investigator that the proportion of Indigenous people in federal prisons has now surpassed a staggering […]

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Prison Watchdog Ivan Zinger: Proportion Of Indigenous People In Federal Custody A ‘National Travesty’ – HuffPost Canada

He’s calling on Correctional Service of Canada to do more to resolve the spiralling problem. OTTAWA — The proportion of Indigenous people in federal custody has hit a record high of more than 30 per cent due to disturbing and entrenched imbalances, Canada’s prison ombudsman warned Tuesday. The numbers are even more troubling for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202027 Views

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‘Disturbing and entrenched imbalances’: Indigenous people make up 30 per cent of prison population – APTN News

January 21, 2020 Canada’s Correctional Investigator says Indigenous people now represent 30 per cent of those locked up in federal prisons despite making up just five per cent of the general population. “Four years ago, my Office reported that persons of Indigenous ancestry had reached 25% of the total inmate population,” said Ivan Zinger, Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202051 Views

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Joint submission to Ontario’s consultation on the 2020 budget: Necessary investments in Ontario’s correctional system

January 21, 2020 Introduction This joint submission identifies concrete investments that should be earmarked in Ontario’s 2020 budget to protect the health and safety of vulnerable and marginalized Ontarians incarcerated in provincial institutions and the brave men and women working inside them. This submission reflects the collective front-line, legal, policy and lived experiences of many […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202037 Views

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OHRC and corrections workers call for dedicated funding to address crisis in Ontario corrections

January 21, 2020 TORONTO – In an unprecedented joint submission the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and OPSEU Corrections Management-Employee Relations Committee (MERC), which represents front-line correctional staff, are calling on the Ontario government to dedicate funds in the 2020 Budget to address the crisis in Ontario’s correctional system. Today, the OHRC is presenting on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202024 Views

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Indigenous People in Federal Custody Surpasses 30% – Correctional Investigator Issues Statement and Challenge

From: Public Safety Canada Ottawa, January 21, 2020 – Today, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, issued a news release and supporting information indicating that the number and proportion of Indigenous individuals under federal sentence has reached new historic highs. In his release and comments, Dr. Zinger provided this context: “Four years ago, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202040 Views

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Four-time rejection of Indigenous woman’s rape claim ‘appalling,’ NDP MP says – Toronto Star

Jan. 20, 2020 OTTAWA—A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected for a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement for survivors. The woman, whose identity is protected by […]

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GCT3: Update on the Federal Indian Day School Class Action-Claims Process Now Open

Received January 14 2020. From Vanessa Lessard, Law Clerk of Gowling WLG. For information regarding the Class Action-Claims Process Vanessa Lessard can be reached at 1 613 233 1781 ex 57447. Gowling WLG can also provide assistance to anyone filling out the related forms and can be contacted by phone at 1 844 539 3815 […]

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FNQLHSSC: Federal Indian Day School Class Action

Jan 16, 2020 January 13, 2020, is the opening date of Claims Process regarding the Federal Indian Day School Class Action. January 13, 2020, is the opening date of Claims Process regarding the Federal Indian Day School Class Action. The Court-approved Claim Form is now available through this link: https://indiandayschools.com/en/documents/. At this time, the following […]

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Inuit women experience racialized policing in Canada’s North, report says – Nunatsiaq News

20 January 2020 Report calls for a decolonized approach to policing in Inuit Nunangat A new report from Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada calls for a fundamental shift in how policing is carried out in Inuit Nunangat. The report, Addressing Gendered Violence Against Inuit Women, calls for a decolonized approach to policing. “The way forward, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202028 Views

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Inquest into Cynthia Blackjack’s death begins in Carmacks – CBC

Blackjack, 29, died during medevac flight to Whitehorse in 2013 Jan 20, 2020 A coroner’s inquest begins Monday into the 2013 death of Carmacks, Yukon, resident Cynthia Blackjack. The first two days of the inquest are scheduled to happen in Carmacks at the local community centre. On Wednesday, it resumes at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural […]

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United Nations says criminal groups targeting Indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups in Columbia – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The United Nations says armed groups linked to criminal activities are targeting human rights defenders who work with Indigenous groups and Afro-Columbians in “staggering” numbers and is calling on the Columbian government to make a “strenuous” effort to prevent these attacks. “According to our records, 107 activists were killed last year, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202051 Views

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United Nations says criminal groups targeting Indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups in Columbia – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The United Nations says armed groups linked to criminal activities are targeting human rights defenders who work with Indigenous groups and Afro-Columbians in “staggering” numbers and is calling on the Columbian government to make a “strenuous” effort to prevent these attacks. “According to our records, 107 activists were killed last year, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202046 Views

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Family of Indigenous woman critical of police investigation into her death – Todayville.com

WINNIPEG — The family of a 22-year-old Indigenous woman found unclothed and injured in a train yard is criticizing how Winnipeg police investigated her death. Police say Jaeda Vanderwal died from blunt force trauma and hypothermia after being struck by two trains on Jan. 5. Her family alleges there was evidence pointing to physical and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202033 Views

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FNLC Calls for RCMP Restraint Toward Protesters of the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink Project

January 16, 2020 The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is growing increasingly alarmed that violence may erupt between the RCMP and First Nations who are peacefully protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. RCMP are gathering personnel and equipment and implementing isolation protocols on the Morice West Forest Service Road near Houston, BC, as they did […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202043 Views

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RCMP provides update on access control checkpoint on Morice West Forest Service Road

2020-01-15 The access control checkpoint was set up late in the morning on January 13, 2020 at the 27 kilometer mark on the Morice West Forest Service Road. As frontline police officers were implementing the new access procedure on the first day, there was some miscommunication that resulted in three individuals being turned away. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202042 Views

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Inuit women in Canada’s north encountering ‘racialized policing,’ report says – CTV News

January 16, 2020 OTTAWA — A new report on how police respond to violence against women in Canada’s four northern Inuit regions says researchers have uncovered “systemic racialized policing” there. Interviews with Inuit women and service providers in these regions, known collectively as the Inuit Nunangat, reveal many women encounter so much gender-based violence, they […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202038 Views

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Radical Shift in Policing Required to Address Gendered Violence Against Inuit Women – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

OTTAWA – A report released today on the police response to gendered violence in Inuit Nunangat reveals systemic racialized policing, embedded across institutional policies and practices.  According to the report’s recommendations, moving forward will require a fundamental shift in how northern policing is carried out to address the pervasiveness and severity of the violence that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202039 Views

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Federal day school survivors may now apply for compensation – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020 Agreement covers 27 federal schools in Nunavut, 11 in Nunavik If you attended a Government of Canada day school for Indigenous people, you can now apply for compensation under the $1.3-billion Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement, the federal government said on Jan. 13. The claims process opened on Monday, Jan. 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202036 Views

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Longtime protest organizer Ivan Drury to lead ‘anti-RCMP checkpoint’ in Surrey on Thursday – Vancouver Sun

In the prepared statement, Drury said the protest at the RCMP E-Division’s Green Timbers Way headquarters would start with speakers, “before a more disruptive direct action.” Protesters will rally in front of the RCMP’s E-Division headquarters in Surrey on Thursday to support the continuing Wet’suwet’en blockade in Northern B.C. In a statement released on Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202056 Views

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Chantel John remembered at ceremony in Glenwood marking anniversary of her death – CBC

John, 28, was killed in Conne River just over a year ago Jan 16, 2020 A red dress was hung in Glenwood, N.L., on Wednesday afternoon, marking one year of missing and remembering Chantel John. Representatives of the Qalipu First Nation and the Glenwood Mi’kmaq First Nation held a small remembrance ceremony outside the Qalipu […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202030 Views

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Minister Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments

January 15, 2020 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety is pleased to announce the province’s newest appointments to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The honourary title of Queen’s Counsel recognizes senior lawyers for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. These lawyers have served a minimum […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202063 Views

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British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal releases “transformational” report on Indigenous human rights and access to justice

Key partners commit to an action plan to transform human rights for Indigenous Peoples Download Press Release Download Backgrounder Download Report Today, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) released a report addressing serious access to justice concerns for Indigenous peoples bringing human rights complaints to the tribunal. The report, entitled Expanding our Vision: Cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2020113 Views

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Media Advisory – Legal Complaints Filed Against RCMP Exclusion Zone in Wet’suwet’en; Indigenous, Civil liberties, Human Rights & Labour Groups Condemn Exclusion Zone

January 14, 2020 VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – The Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties Association, British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union, and Professor Margot Young from the UBC Allard School of Law will be speaking at a press conference at UBCIC office, 312 Main Street, 4th floor boardroom, on Wednesday January […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202042 Views

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Update – La Ronge RCMP – Death of Sheena Billette Deemed a Homicide

January 14, 2020 Charges have been laid in the homicide investigation of 28-year-old Sheena Marie Billette of La Ronge, SK. Sheena was located seven kilometers north of La Ronge on Highway 102 on December 23, 2019. Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit South; La Ronge and Prince Albert General Investigation Sections; the Prince Albert and Tisdale Forensic Identification Sections; Prince Albert […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202053 Views

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Watchdog orders probe of handcuffing of Indigenous grandfather, 12-year-old at Vancouver bank – Globalnews.ca

January 14, 2020 B.C.’s police watchdog has ordered an investigation into the detention and handcuffing of an Indigenous grandfather and his 12-year-old granddaughter when they tried to open an account at a Vancouver BMO branch. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) says it became aware of the Dec. 20 incident through both media […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202059 Views

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Investigation ordered into Vancouver Police Department arrest at Bank of Montreal

January 14, 2020 Victoria – The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has ordered an investigation into the detention and arrest of an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter at a Vancouver branch of the Bank of Montreal (“BMO”) which occurred on December 20, 2019. The OPCC became aware of the matter through media […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202044 Views

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Ottawa eyes ‘meaningful resolution’ to Indian hospitals class action lawsuit – CBC

Indigenous patients mistreated and abused at federally run institutions, suit alleges Jan 14, 2020 The federal government has consented to the certification of a proposed $1.1 billion class action lawsuit filed over Indian hospitals — federally run medical facilities that saw the abuse and mistreatment of Indigenous patients over several decades. The Federal Court is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202034 Views

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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government – Special Announcement

January 12, 2020 – This evening community members gathered in front of the Listuguj Police Department to question recent arrests made within the community surrounding illegal sales of cannabis. Chief Darcy Gray was in attendance to take questions from community members. Despite the cold weather, there was a sizeable turnout, coffee was served, and positive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202031 Views

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What you need to know about filing an Indian day schools settlement claim – CBC

Nearly 700 schools operated across Canada between 1863 and 2000 Jan 13, 2020 Thousands of former students who suffered harms while attending federally operated Indian day schools are now able to submit claims for compensation. The claims process began Jan. 13 for the long-awaited nationwide settlement, which offers former students a range of compensation between […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202032 Views

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RCMP set up blockade on trucking road at centre of Indigenous pipeline dispute – Vancouver Sun

Premier John Horgan told reporters on Monday that the Coastal GasLink pipeline will be built despite protests. The RCMP set up a checkpoint on Monday afternoon along the remote Morice West Forest Service Road, meaning anyone trying to access three Aboriginal protest sites and a pipeline work camp will need police permission to pass. Dawn […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202033 Views

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Big River RCMP – Missing person located deceased

January 10, 2020 36-year-old Richard Netmaker has been located deceased late this afternoon in the vicinity of Pekakumew Lake, close to where he was last seen on January 6, 2020. As part of the investigation being conducted in conjunction with the Coroners Service of Saskatchewan, an autopsy will be conducted over the next few days […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202025 Views

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Day-school survivors still seeking justice – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — Thousands of Indigenous Manitobans have become eligible for payments to compensate them for abuse they suffered in day schools; while thousands of others have been left out because of a jurisdictional issue. The federal Liberals settled a class-action lawsuit involving Indian Day Schools last August. As of today, survivors can apply for compensation, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202057 Views

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Federal Indian Day School settlement claims process now open – APTN News

January 13, 2020 After years of waiting, day school survivors can finally apply for compensation beginning Monday, Jan. 13. “We’re feeling Garry McLean smiling down upon us,” Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said of the original lead plaintiff. McLean, a day school survivor from Manitoba, initiated a multi-billion-dollar class-action lawsuit in 2009 against Canada after […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202034 Views

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Claims Process Open for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools

TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2020 – The Indian Day School Settlement Claims Process is now open for Survivors who suffered harms while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. Survivors can now take the next step in their journey by submitting a claim for compensation. The Approved Settlement provides direct compensation for eligible Survivors, in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202076 Views

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Landmark gathering of Okanagan Nation members to discuss missing, murdered Indigenous women – Vernon Morning Star

‘We’re all in this canoe together,’ said Roger Hall, father to the late Roxanne Louie. Jan. 10, 2020 Hundreds stood in silence as they remembered the women in their communities who have, over the years, either disappeared or been killed. After a few minutes, shouts and cries filled the room as each expressed the joy […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2020115 Views

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Judge won’t recuse himself from Jackie Vautour case over Aboriginal comments – CBC

Lawyer wanted Justice Jean-Paul Ouellette to no longer hear Kouchibouguac lawsuit Jan 09, 2020 A judge accused of expressing biased comments related to a lawsuit involving Kouchibouguac squatter Jackie Vautour says he won’t recuse himself from hearing the case. Vautour’s lawyer accused Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Jean-Paul Ouellette of making comments in September that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202056 Views

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A year after Chantel John killed, community opens park in her memory – CBC

Jan 09, 2020 ‘She was a lovely young lady’ who loved nature and animals, says Colleen Lambert It’s been one year since 28-year-old Chantel John was killed, and her community is marking the sombre anniversary with the opening of a memorial park. John’s death hit Conne River hard, says Colleen Lambert, Miawpukek First Nation’s tourism, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202049 Views

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Green light for Indian day schools claims – one of several class-action lawsuits – APTN News

January 9, 2020 The claims process opens next week for former students forced to attend federal Indian day schools. Lawyers said in a statement up to 140,000 Indigenous plaintiffs can start submitting claim forms in the Federal Indian Day School class-action settlement on Jan. 13. Plaintiffs have until July 13, 2022 to complete and submit […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202063 Views

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