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Canada: Make First Nations Water Supply a Priority, New Tools for Communities to Renew Push for Rights

(Toronto, October 23, 2019) – Canada’s new government should make addressing the lack of safe drinking water in many First Nations communities in Canada an urgent priority, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. Despite some progress over the last four years, successive Canadian governments have an overall record of failure to deliver […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20196 Views

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AB Government: Government seeks help to find wildfire arsonist

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and the RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen an arsonist who started a wildfire northeast of Slave Lake in May. The McMillan wildfire began near the community of Wabasca on the afternoon of Saturday, May 18 at around 2 p.m. The wildfire originated at approximately kilometre 40 on […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 20198 Views

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Iqaluit RCMP ask for public’s help in locating man wanted by police – Nunatsiaq News

22 October, 2019 Iqaluit RCMP are requesting the public’s help to find a man wanted by police, who have a warrant for his arrest. Iola Lucassie of Iqaluit, 32, was charged with assault causing bodily harm in relation to an incident that occurred at a residence in the city on Oct. 6, police said in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 20197 Views

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Ontario Boosts the Fight Against Crime with a $6 Million Investment in Police Services

Proceeds of crime to be reinvested into frontline community safety initiatives October 22, 2019 TORONTO — The government is delivering on its plan to build safer and healthier communities by investing $6 million over three years to help police fight crime in priority areas.Police services across the province, including municipal, provincial and First Nations, are […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201921 Views

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Protest held for Indigenous peoples traumatized by the child-welfare system – McGill Tribune

October 22, 2019 The Canadian federal government has appealed a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, that ordered them to pay reparations to First Nations children and their families who were separated by the child-welfare system. In response, on Oct. 19, Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Indigenous Affairs Commissioner Tomas Jirousek and the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201915 Views

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Project Lavender aims to empower young women and girls in Surrey

2019-10-21 The Surrey RCMP is proud to launch Project Lavender, a program which aims to empower young women and girls to make positive choices, and surround themselves with healthy relationships. Project Lavender is a Surrey RCMP led initiative built in collaboration with female students from across the Surrey School District. The content of the program […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201918 Views

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Eagle feathers available for swearing oaths at Wetaskiwin courthouse – CBC

Oct 22, 2019 Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana First Nation participated in ceremony People testifying at the Wetaskiwin courthouse will now have the option of swearing an oath on an eagle feather. The eagle feathers were officially introduced at a ceremony on Monday afternoon. “The significance of holding the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201914 Views

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Non-Profit Selected to Conduct Independent Review of Manitoba’s Police Services Act

October 21, 2019 Review will Support Transparency, Accountability in Policing: Cullen Following a competitive request for proposals, the Manitoba government has chosen a leading non-profit with expertise in community safety to lead stakeholder consultations and a broad review of The Police Services Act (PSA), Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Our police services play a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201928 Views

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Quebec’s police watchdog sends file on Nunavik teen’s death to prosecutors – Nunatsiaq News

21 October, 2019 Police failed to find 15-year-old Salluit girl who was later found dead Quebec’s independent police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes, has referred to prosecutors its findings about the death of a 15-year-old girl during a Kativik Regional Police Force operation in Salluit on Jan. 27. The BEI handed its file over […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201922 Views

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2019 TBPS Citizen Satisfaction & Trust Survey is underway!

October 21, 2019 Today is day one of the Thunder Bay Police Service 2019 Citizen Satisfaction and Trust Survey. The 2019 Survey has been designed to provide the citizens we serve with an opportunity to let us know how we’re doing. The survey will also measure trust in policing. The survey was developed by Dr. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201919 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association Launches Indigenous Women’s Magazine

Ontario Native Women’s Association Launches Indigenous Women’s Magazine October 18, 2019 Finally, an Indigenous Women’s magazine, a new empowering voice for Indigenous women. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural edition of their new biannual official publication “She is Wise” magazine. The new magazine is a platform […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201969 Views

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March and Rally Demanding All Political Parties Make Accountability, Action and Justice for MMIWG a Priority

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 20, 2019) Today the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (“the Coalition”) will be gathering at Victory Square to march and rally for justice, action and accountability. On the eve of the federal election, the Coalition is sending a clear message to all political […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201929 Views

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Police officers across Saskatchewan team up to host Second Feast and Round Dance

October 18, 2019 Members of the Saskatchewan RCMP and the Prince Albert Police Service are teaming up with local community agencies to host the Second Feast and Round Dance in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons on Saturday, October 26. This special event will take place at the Senator Allen Bird Memorial Centre in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201921 Views

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Activists demand federal leaders address issues around Indigenous women – CityNews Vancouver

Oct 20, 2019 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Activists in Vancouver are demanding federal leaders address the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, ahead of Monday’s election. Diana Day is with the Pacific Association of First Nations Women, she says so far during the election campaign, federal leaders haven’t addressed the hundreds of women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201915 Views

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Nunavut’s justice minister promises highest minimum wage in Canada – Nunatsiaq News

18 October, 2019 Feedback sought via survey until Oct. 31 Nunavut residents can expect to a boost to the territory’s minimum wage to help match the territory’s high cost of living. “We will have the highest minimum wage in Canada,” said Justice Minister Jeannie Hakongak Ehaloak on Thursday, Oct. 17, in an exchange with Hudson […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201917 Views

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BC Government – Non-medical cannabis legalization: one year later

Oct. 18, 2019 VANCOUVER – One year after Canada’s legalization of non-medical cannabis, British Columbia is making headway in implementing a framework for a legal cannabis industry, in keeping with the Province’s goals that prioritize public health and safety. In the past year, the Province has processed close to 300 applications for new retail stores […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201919 Views

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When ‘loyalty or death’ crumbles: Leaving gangs after 15 years in the life – CBC

Being confronted by a hard truth made Beth reconsider her life Oct 18, 2019 CBC cannot identify the woman interviewed in this story due to a publication ban. “Beth” is an alias. Beth had been in the cells in the basement of the Regina Police Service headquarters before. This time it was a Tuesday morning […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201932 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Associate Minister Dunlop on the Child Welfare System Consultation

October 9, 2019 Hon. Jill Dunlop Associate Minister, Children and Women’s Issues Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley St W Toronto, ON M7A 1N3 Dear Minister Dunlop: I hope this finds you well. Congratulations on your appointment as Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues. I am writing on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201920 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Pilot Project that will Give Families at Risk of Child Apprehension a New Start

October 17, 2019 $1.9-Million Investment Will Provide Mental Health, Addictions Services to Families at Risk of Child Apprehension: Stefanson The Manitoba government will partner with the Metis Child and Family Services (CFS) Authority on a new pilot project that will provide mental health and addictions services to families at risk of child apprehension, Families Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201938 Views

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Indigenous women say they’re still afraid of the Sûreté du Québec – CTV News

October 17, 2019 MONTREAL — Four years after the allegations of abuse in Val-d’Or, some Indigenous women say they’re still afraid to leave their homes for fear of running into police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ). Édith Cloutier, executive director of the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre, spoke of the women’s fear Thursday as […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201921 Views

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Woman banished from Manitoba First Nation wasn’t discriminated against: human rights tribunal – CBC

Tracy Polhill alleged discrimination in 2014 complaint against Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Oct 17, 2019 The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed a complaint from a Manitoba woman who claimed a “vulgar” social media post and a banishment order from a First Nation constituted harassment and discrimination. Tracy Polhill filed a human rights complaint against […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201921 Views

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What’s Going On Here? REDress Project in Barrie – Simcoe.com

A few red dresses were recently blowing in the breeze on the trees beside Grace United Church. The ghostly dresses were not part of a Halloween craft, but are to remember the more than 1,000 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. JUST THE FACTS: •The Redress Project art installation was created by Métis artist […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201916 Views

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Reinvestigation into nine Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay to focus on ‘finding the truth’ – Sudbury.com

The reinvestigation into nine Indigenous sudden deaths will aim to support and serve the families’ THUNDER BAY – The team responsible for reinvestigating nine Indigenous sudden deaths say the primary focus will be helping the families of the victims find the answers they have been seeking for more than 20 years. “We are here to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201916 Views

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SGI Partners With Ministries Of Justice And Corrections And Policing To Expand Northern Alcohol Strategy

October 16, 2019 Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is partnering with the ministries of Justice and Corrections and Policing to invest $250,000 into the expansion of the Northern Alcohol Strategy in 2019-20. “Since this work began in 2016, it has gathered significant support and buy-in from community leaders in the north,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201935 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Call upon Canada to Uphold the CHRT Decision and Honour Its Commitment to Fund First Nations Children

The Indigenous Bar Association Call upon Canada to Uphold the CHRT Decision and Honour Its Commitment to Fund First Nations Children OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association calls upon Canada to honour its commitments to First Nation’s children. The October 4, 2019 announcement by the Attorney General of Canada to seek both a judicial […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201962 Views

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Family loses home while aiding Indigenous community amid tensions at London school – The London Free Press

October 16, 2019 An online fundraiser has been created for an Oneida Nation of the Thames family whose Windsor home burnt down over the weekend while they were helping set up checkpoints in the community southwest of London. According to the fundraising page, Joseph Antone, his wife and four daughters were in Oneida over the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201957 Views

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Terms of reference for reinvestigation into nine Indigenous deaths unveiled – Tbnewswatch.com

Families will play an important role in the reinvestigation into nine sudden Indigenous deaths, which was one of the recommendations in the OIPRD report THUNDER BAY – Following the release of the report by Office the Independent Police Review Director that called for the reinvestigation into nine Indigenous deaths, the terms of reference, structure, and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201964 Views

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Wiikwemkoong remembers Missing and Murder Indigenous Women and Girls victims – Manitoulin Expositor

October 16, 2019 WIIKWEMKOONG – Sombre, gray skies and a chilling north wind Friday morning set the tone for a day of ceremony to remember both Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and male victims of violence with ties to Wiikwemkoong and across Turtle Island. “Our people deal with a lot of domestic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201918 Views

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Membertou fishing director says vandalism a result of ignorance, poor communication – CTV News

October 15, 2019 MEMBERTOU, N.S. — The director of fisheries for Membertou First Nation says a fire that destroyed a fishing vessel belonging to his community is the result of ignorance and miscommunication. “We have significant damage of over $300,000 to this vessel, we had 100 traps that were cut that cost the band $10,000, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201924 Views

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MKO Encourages Government Officials to Work with Indigenous Peoples to Develop Action Plans to Improve Safety

Oct 15, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is responding to stories published by the Winnipeg Free Press that provide details about the man charged with second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Norma Andrews. Ms. Andrews, a member of Manto Sipi Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, was […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201934 Views

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Canada delays justice for First Nations children and families

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (October 15, 2019) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare says he is extremely disappointed with Canada’s decision to appeal the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling ordering the federal government to pay compensation to First Nation children, youth and families. “This appeal will cause major delays to justice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201963 Views

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Coalition of First Nations announces a coordinated legal and political campaign to confirm human right to safe drinking water

KELOWNA, BC, Oct. 15, 2019 – In response to inaction by successive federal governments, including the Trudeau government, a group of First Nations will be launching a coordinated campaign to confirm First Nations’ human right to safe drinking water. “Unsafe drinking water is a growing problem on First Nations right across Canada,” said Chief Byron […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201995 Views

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Candidates share views on missing and murdered Indigenous women – ThePeterboroughExaminer.com

Peterborough-Kawartha federal election candidates debate Indigenous issues at Curve Lake First Nation meeting. CURVE LAKE — Federal candidates spoke to how their party would further the work on missing and murdered Indigenous women during an all-candidates meeting at Curve Lake First Nation on Thursday night. All seven Peterborough-Kawartha candidates were in attendance for the meeting, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201924 Views

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Records of Royal Commission on Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution Now Online

October 10, 2019 The wrongful conviction of Donald Marshall Jr. is a significant part of Nova Scotia’s history. Nova Scotians can now access the records of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution online. In 1971, Donald Marshall Jr., from Membertou, was wrongfully convicted of murdering Sandy Seale in Sydney’s Wentworth Park. Marshall […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201922 Views

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Saskatchewan RCMP Update #2: One vehicle located, search continues for male wanted in relation to homicide

October 9, 2019 RCMP officers have located the 2017 Hyundai Santa FE SUV on the Big Island First Nation on Oct. 9, 2019. Officers continue to search for a 1996 grey Chevrolet Lumina four-door car with the Saskatchewan license plate 077LPV. If you have any information concerning Jonathan Dufraine’s whereabouts, or the grey 1996 Chevrolet Lumina four-door car, call your local police detachment. Information […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201929 Views

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New book explores Indigenous justice in Canada – larongeNOW

A new book by Harold Johnson called Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada explores the idea of replacing deterrence with redemption in the legal system. Johnson held a book launch Tuesday at the Alex Robertson Public Library in La Ronge where he hosted an author reading and explained the ideas […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201927 Views

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Devastated parents say incentivized apprehensions need to stop in Manitoba – APTN New

October 9, 2019 A Brandon Manitoba family, who is in a bitter battle with Michif Child and Family Services over their five-month-old infant son, says the system is unfairly rigged against families who are forced to comply with unreasonable demands like unwarranted supervised visits. They say if you try to fight back, you risk losing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201921 Views

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MMIWG redux: The struggles and triumphs behind the scenes – Nunatsiaq News

9 October, 2019 “We pissed a bunch of people off and said ‘no’ but that was our prerogative” The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was never really about Indigenous women, says Qajaq Robinson, one of the inquiry’s four commissioners. Instead, it was about the systems that caused violence against Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201922 Views

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I’m reclaiming a piece of myself. Each time I talk about what I’ve been through’ – Niagarathisweek.com

Human trafficking survivor shares experience at Friendship Centre Leona Skye is a survivor of human trafficking but she’s also much more than that. She is a proud mother and grandmother. While she has every reason to be angry and resentful of what happened to her as a child and continued well into her adult years, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201966 Views

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NS Government: Amendments to Fatality Investigations Act

October 8, 2019 Nova Scotia will soon have more options for timely and thorough review of unexpected deaths. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mark Furey introduced amendments to the Fatality Investigations Act today, Oct. 8, to create two expert committees to review domestic violence deaths and deaths of children in the care or custody […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201924 Views

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Indigenous women in Montreal subjected to random police checks because of ‘systemic bias’: report – APTN News

October 8, 2019 A damning report out of Montreal has revealed that Indigenous women are subject to random police checks at a rate expotentially higher than other minority groups in the city. The report released Monday found evidence that Montreal police show “systemic bias” in conducting street checks with people from certain racialized groups and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201937 Views

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Sisters in Spirit rally remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women – Fort McMurray Today

October 8, 2019 Her nickname was “Jazzy.” The last time anyone saw Janice Desjarlais, she was climbing into a dumpster outside the Centre of Hope with her boyfriend. On the evening of Oct. 1 2010, it was the only warm place they could find. When her boyfriend went to McDonald’s to pick up breakfast the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201924 Views

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MB Government: Province Issues Enforcement Update

October 8, 2019 Video Evidence Leads to Conviction in Dangerous Night Hunting Incident Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that after an extensive investigation, numerous interviews and animal DNA testing, a Manitoba man has been convicted of multiple hunting offences, suspended from holding a big game hunting licence, and forfeited his vehicle and hunting gear. The investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201930 Views

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QNW: Dignity of Indigenous Women

KAHNAWAKE, October 8, 2019 – On Tuesday, October 2, 2019, Premier François Legault apologized and asked forgiveness of First Nations and Inuit members for a “situation unworthy of Quebec society” caused by the shortcomings of the Quebec state in this regard. He qualified the findings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201936 Views

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More details needed in Manitoba response to Tina Fontaine report: advocate – CBC

Manitobans need to know what’s being done to help children, says Daphne Penrose Oct 08, 2019 Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth says a lot more needs to be done if the government is to save children in care from the grim reality of an Indigenous teenage girl whose body was found in a river. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201933 Views

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Recognizing and supporting conversations around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – LNG Canada

Oct 7, 2019 LNG Canada recognizes the potential impact large-scale resource development projects can have on vulnerable populations. We have incorporated Indigenous traditional knowledge into all aspects and stages of project planning, assessment, implementation, management and monitoring. We are paying attention to the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable members of Indigenous communities and to ensuring […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201943 Views

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Financial cost and social diversity of Canadian policing go up: Statstics Canada – Nelson Star

The average salary of a police officer in Canada is just under $100,000 Oct. 8, 2019 Figures show police departments across Canada are becoming more diverse, albeit slowly, as they shrink in size, while becoming more expensive. According to Police resources in Canada, 2018 prepared by Statistics Canada, police departments of various categories employed 68,562 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201921 Views

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UNB hosts inaugural Sisters Standing Together Campaign

Oct 7, 2019 The Sisters Standing Together Campaign brings two powerful movements together to unify and strengthen our community efforts in acknowledging and honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women in New Brunswick. The Sisters Standing Together Campaign is an official collaboration between the Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Campaign and UNB’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre’s Red Shawl Campaign, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201931 Views

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Inquest Into The Death Of Deanna Whitecap

October 7, 2019 A public inquest into the death of Deanna Whitecap will be held October 28 to November 1, 2019, at the Holiday Inn and Suites at 1800 Prince of Wales Drive in Regina. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201937 Views

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MNS: Tribunal Meeting – Buffalo Narrows on October 24

At the 2018 Metis Nation Legislative Assembly it was requested that a Tribunal Committee be created to engage and have discussions with Metis citizens of Saskatchewan. Please be advised that myself, Elder Norman Fluery and Metis Veteran Alex Maurice will be available to discuss the creation of a Judicial Tribunal. In that regard, we seek […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201925 Views

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