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Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit takes action against drug trafficking and prostitution in Whitehorse

June 23, 2017 The Government of Yukon’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit carried out actions on nine separate properties in the last six months. The actions were a result of evidence that the properties were being used to traffic drugs or trade drugs for sex. In May 2017, the SCAN unit initiated an investigation […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20178 Views

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Young mother struggles to deal with public scorn after her toddler’s death – CBC

‘I miss his little smile and his little hands,’ says mother of Anthony Raine Jun 23, 2017 Dalyce Raine stays home most days and cries. She knows strangers blame her for the death of her son. She has read the posts and messages on social media, has heard the hateful things people say when she […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201714 Views

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Relatives of 12 year old indigenous girl who killed herself casting no blame – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 23, 2017 Relatives of an indigenous girl from northern Ontario who killed herself last week, apparently as part of a suicide pact, say they do not blame anyone. In a statement this week, the grandparents of Jenara Roundsky say everyone did their best to help her. The 12-year-old from Wapekeka is the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201714 Views

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Activists frustrated after Edmonton meetings cancelled by inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women and girls – Edmonton Sun

Activists said Thursday they’re frustrated the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls hasn’t released more information following confirmation earlier in the week of the cancellation of meetings in Edmonton. “To have all this delay is so disappointing and frustrating,” said Muriel Stanley Venne, president and founder of the Institute for the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201710 Views

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Lawyer believes survivors deserve “one more day” to apply for residential schools compensation – APTN

June 23, 2017 Cree lawyer Eleanore Sunchild believes residential school survivors deserve one final chance to file a claim under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), even though the deadline passed in 2012. Sept. 19, 2012 was the government’s deadline to file claims under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), the section of the IRSSA […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201713 Views

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York police begin probe into Thunder Bay deaths – Toronto Star

Force called in to investigate how Indigenous teens died after bodies found in waterways York Regional Police is investigating the deaths of two Indigenous teens whose bodies were found in Thunder Baywaterways in May. Ontario Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer said he contacted the York police service to provide a “new perspective” into the investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20179 Views

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BR Sask Bus Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  REGINA – An indigenous woman in Regina is warning the Saskatchewan government that people are going to die because of a decision to shut down the provincial bus service. Connie Deiter says that’s why she has filed a complaint with the human rights commission alleging that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20179 Views

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BR Indigenous Thunder Bay – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  Ontario’s chief coroner has asked an outside police force to help Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of two indigenous teens. Dr. Dirk Huyer has asked the York Regional Police from the Toronto area to further investigate what happened to 14-year-old Josiah Begg and 17-year-old Tammy Keeash. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201714 Views

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Judicial Council to investigate complaints about jailing of sex assault victim – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017  By John Cotter THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s Judicial Council will investigate complaints made about a judge over the jailing of an indigenous sex assault victim. The head of the council has received four complaints about provincial court Judge Raymond Bodnarek over his ruling that forced the homeless woman […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201711 Views

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The Child and Youth Advocate on Challenges Facing Young People in Indigenous Communities

June 22, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is very concerned about the challenges facing young people in Natuashish and other Indigenous communities as well. This concern is reinforced with the recent suicide deaths and injuries of children and youth in Natuashish. The root issues are complex and historical, but the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201728 Views

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Ontario Child Advocate stands with Indigenous peoples on National Aboriginal Day

TORONTO, June 21, 2017  – In 1996, June 21 was officially proclaimed by Canada as National Aboriginal Day; in the 21 years since, there is still much work to be done to address the deep colonial roots of inequity faced by far too many Indigenous people in this country. As the Ontario Child Advocate, I […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201712 Views

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Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Releases its 2015-2016 Annual Report

June 21, 2017– OTTAWA, ON – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) today released her Office’s 2015–2016 Annual Report, which summarizes the office’s key activities and recommendations in its ongoing work to assist victims of crime in Canada. In 2015-2016, the OFOVC responded to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201724 Views

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Legal clinic challenges Ontario panhandling law as unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017 10:53 TORONTO _ A Toronto legal clinic has launched a constitutional challenge against an Ontario law that targets panhandling. The Fair Change clinic argues that the Safe Streets Act violates the rights of people who beg for money, including freedom of expression, the right to life, liberty and security of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201721 Views

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Get involved in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, it Matters!

Quebec, June 19, 2017 – Missinak Community House will contribute to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) by offering support and handmade blankets, made by Indigenous women living in the Quebec City area, to Commissioner Michèle Audette, at 12:00 pm, June 21, on National Aboriginal Day, in front of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201731 Views

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Saskatoon man in uphill fight over residential school compensation – Global News

A Saskatoon man hopes to travel east and petition the Liberal government for compensation over an injury he sustained at a residential school in northern Alberta in the 1960’s. Lloyd Courtoreille, 67, received roughly $100,000 in compensation for sexual abuses that occurred to him at the school, however he said he was denied a second […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201714 Views

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Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement – APTN

June 21, 2017 After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the invitations started coming in for Dr. Ian Mosby. “A lot of communities wanted me to come and explain to people myself, in person,” he said, during an interview in Toronto. Mosby […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201741 Views

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Gender-based violence strategy to focus on better data, prevention and support – paNOW

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence Monday, which will include a way to develop and share research on everything from street harassment to getting boys and men involved in solving the problem. Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef will shed more light on which programs will get a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201730 Views

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Lawyer calls for end to ‘carding’ of blacks, aboriginals – Lethbridge Herald

If you are a black or aboriginal citizen in Lethbridge, you’re far more likely to be stopped by city police. After reviewing statistics from Lethbridge police officials, local defence lawyer Miranda Hlady is calling for an end to “carding” here and across the province. “Black people are eight times more likely to be carded than […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201731 Views

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Judge announces Trump won’t be defendant in pipeline lawsuit – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 20, 2017 By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ President Donald Trump won’t be added as a defendant in a lawsuit over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline that he pushed to completion, a federal judge announced as one of the conditions of allowing a group of Sioux tribal members […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201719 Views

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Indigenous judges needed at every level of Canadian court – Thestar.com

June 20, 2017 Re: Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial, June 14 Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial, June 14 An Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court would add immeasurably to our justice system but why stop there? We need Indigenous judges at every level of court […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201729 Views

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Fallout from death investigations, chief suspension ‘challenging’ for officers – Tbnewswatch.com

Acting city police chief says criticism of death investigations, calls for independent probes and charges against suspended police chief “makes day-to-day a little more challenging” for frontline officers. THUNDER BAY – Accusations of inadequate death investigations and criminal charges against the suspended police chief have made for a difficult and challenging few weeks for the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201710 Views

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Letter of the Day: Saskatchewan Highway of Tears? – Star Phoenix

June 20, 2017 Saskatchewan Highway of Tears? When Lionel Peyachew’s memorial to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in this province was unveiled outside the Saskatoon Police Service building, Justice Minister Gordon Wyant suggested he understood the terrible cost to families when someone goes missing or is found murdered. Yet despite the heightened vulnerability […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201726 Views

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Saskatchewan RCMP statement on Human Rights Watch report

June 19, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan Last week I received a copy of the Human Rights Watch Report which followed the visit of Human Rights Watch to Saskatchewan in the fall of 2016. This report outlines allegations of misconduct and the abuse of indigenous women by police in Saskatchewan and the need for systemic change. These allegations […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201722 Views

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Government of Canada introduces legislative changes addressing issues in the federal corrections system

An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) and the Abolition of Early Parole Act (AEPA) was tabled today June 19, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Today, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to restrict the use of administrative segregation and strengthen Canada’s federal correctional system. The new legislation and regulations […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201720 Views

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Mba Missing Teen Search – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 19, 2017  PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Canada – The parents of a missing teenager from Portage La Prairie, Man., say new information has prompted them to resume the search for the remains of their daughter nine years after she disappeared. On Monday, Jennifer Catcheway’s parents Bernice and Wilfred, along with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201731 Views

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Indigenous women in Saskatchewan subject to police mistreatment: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2017 SASKATOON _ Indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police, says a report from a human rights watchdog that was quickly criticized by some police agencies. The report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch said the group documented 64 cases of alleged […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201727 Views

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Regina Police Service Response to Release of Human Rights Watch Report

Today, Monday, June 19, 2017, New York based Human Rights Watch released a report which was advertised as an examination of the treatment of Indigenous women in Saskatchewan by police services within this province.  The Regina Police Service was one of three municipal police services contacted by Human Rights Watch in August of 2016, along […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201731 Views

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National Inquiry into MMIWG Met with National Indigenous Organizations This Week

June 16, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – The national Indigenous organizations (NIOs) assembled in Ottawa yesterday to receive updates on progress and strategies from representatives of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (National Inquiry) including Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Marilyn Poitras, and Qajaq Robinson. Also in attendance […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201730 Views

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Manslaughter charges laid in connection to Spence Street homicide – CBC

Jun 19, 2017 A 28-year-old woman is charged in connection to the death of Marilyn Oshawee in Winnipeg. Fenisha Peebles is charged with manslaughter. Oshawee, 37, was found dead Saturday at a home on the 500 block of Spence Street in the city’s West End. A police patrol unit was passing by the home around […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201731 Views

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RCMP statement on Human Rights Watch report

June 19, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario The RCMP has received the Human Rights Watch Report on Police Treatment of Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan and will take time to thoroughly review it. Several of the report’s recommendations to the RCMP have been addressed in response to other reports by, among others, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201735 Views

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Indigenous women in Saskatchewan subject to police mistreatment: report – Advocate Daily

SASKATOON — A human rights group says indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police. A report from New-York-based Human Rights Watch documents 64 cases of violent abuse the group heard of last year in talks with indigenous women and social workers. The report cites multiple […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201721 Views

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Youth Prevention Program – $ 375,000 to help youth vulnerable to radicalization in Montreal

MONTREAL, June 19, 2017 – The PACT agency is awarded a maximum of $ 375,000 in funding for a project that will enable eight boroughs of the City of Montréal to benefit from services offered By the Network for Exchange and Support for Local Actions (RÉSAL), with a view to preventing the radicalization of young […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 201724 Views

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Cree Nation Welcomes Customary Adoption Into Quebec Legislation

NEMASKA, QC, June 16, 2017  – The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and the Cree Nation Government (GCC(EI)/CNG) are pleased with the initiative of the Québec government to have legal effects of customary adoptions clearly reflected in the Civil Code of Quebec through Bill 113 (“An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201735 Views

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A first: The National Assembly recognizes the effects of First Nations customary law

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – After more than ten years of intensive work between First Nations, Inuit and the Government of Quebec, the National Assembly adopted Bill 113. The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the adoption of “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201722 Views

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A landmark moment for the future of First Nations children, youth and families: the recognition of the effects of customary adoption

WENDAKE, QC, June 16, 2017  – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) joins the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador in welcoming the adoption of Bill 113, “An Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regards adoption and the disclosure of information.” Even though First […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201737 Views

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Canada: Police Fail Indigenous Women in Saskatchewan – HRW

June 19, 2017 Abuse, Neglect Raise Safety Concerns; Fuel Mistrust of Law Enforcement (Saskatoon) – Indigenous women’s accounts of police abuse in Saskatchewan raise serious concerns about their safety in the province, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to the Government of Canada. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, which […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201737 Views

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Death and questions along Thunder Bay’s ‘river of tears’ – APTN

June 19, 2017 She stood at the spot where her daughter was found dying on a gravel bed by an old railway trestle bridge spanning a waterway in Thunder Bay some now call the “river of tears.” Victoria Gliddy was lost in memory, the breeze, her hands buried deep in her jacket pockets. All stilled. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201719 Views

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Highway of Tears’ bus service starts this week – Times Colonist

June 19, 2017 New B.C. Transit services connecting Prince George to Burns Lake and Smithers on Highway 16 will hit the road this week. The services are the latest edition to what proponents hope is a service stretching the entire length of Highway 16 West, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Eighteen women have been […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201740 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201726 Views

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Inuit Name Submissions to MMIWG to Register

(June 8, 2017 – Ottawa, ON) The National Inquiry (NI) into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) held it’s first Community Hearing in Whitehorse, Yukon at the end of May to the first of June 2017. The NI into MMIWG is mandated to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201726 Views

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Blackfoot-based teachings help Alberta women fleeing violence – CBC

Awo Taan Healing Lodge is one of only a handful of Indigenous-based women’s shelters in Canada Jun 19, 2017 A women’s shelter in Calgary that incorporates Blackfoot-based teachings has been working to fight violence against Indigenous women for the last 25 years. The shelter is the only one of its kind in Alberta and one […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201720 Views

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APTN Investigates Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – APTN

June 19, 2017 For the past several years the APTN Investigates staff has pondered these questions and sought answers. This week in this space, you’ll see what we found. Come back for new material every day. Check us out here, on APTN National News and on this Friday’s one-hour edition of APTN Investigates. Looking for […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201731 Views

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Drag the Red searchers get grim lesson on finding, identifying bones -CBC

Group of volunteers searches the Red River in Winnipeg for missing, murdered Indigenous women Jun 17, 2017 The rakes and markers are out and the search has begun. Today’s goal: find bones. Drag the Red’s hope is such a find could give closure to a family member with a missing or murdered loved one. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201720 Views

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Thunder Bay’s Indigenous guardians volunteer to protect their community – The Globe and Mail

Jun. 16, 2017 A man lies sprawled on his back near the riverbank, his eyes closed, his arms extended at his sides. He appears to be unconscious, just a few metres from the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay. A short distance away, four men in bright orange vests scour the riverbank on foot. They move […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201716 Views

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Ontario won’t say where high needs youth were moved after Thunder Bay, Ont. group homes shut down – CBC

‘These children required specialized care and options were very limited,” First Nations leader says Jun 16, 2017 After conducting unannounced inspections, Ontario has closed three privately-run group homes in Thunder Bay, but it’s not clear where the high risk youth who were staying there have been moved. The homes, run by Johnson Children’s Services, Inc., […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201749 Views

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Testimony drawing to close at school shooter’s sentencing hearing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 16, 2017  MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ After two weeks of testimony, a sentencing hearing is drawing to a close for a teenager who killed four people and injured seven others in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche. The defence is expected to call its last witness to testify today at the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201752 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Memorandum of Understanding with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

June 15, 2017 On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Minister Bennett and Minister Monsef for coming to our office today for these important announcements. We value our working relationship with the Ministers and their departments, and our ongoing partnerships are part of our shared commitment […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201730 Views

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Canada and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Sign New Partnership Agreement

June 15, 2017  Ottawa, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Canada, and Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a whole-of-government relationship to address issues of common concern that directly […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201734 Views

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MMIWG – Fact Sheet: Update by teams (06/15/2017)

National Inquiry MMIWG started up in September 2016. The following highlights are some of the work completed from then until May, 2017. Health Established Employee Assistance Program with support line and face to face counselling services. Hired two Counsellors for Inquiry personnel to provide clinical debriefing as well as wellness training. Developed and implement a […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201733 Views

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Inuit organization to run project to engage men, boys on violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017 OTTAWA _ An Inuit women’s organization is getting nearly $900,000 in federal funding for a three-year project designed to engage men and boys to help reduce violence against women and girls. The project will be directed at the four regions of Inuit homeland, including the Northwest Territories, Labrador, Quebec and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201734 Views

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