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Minister McPhee attends Vancouver meeting of federal-provincial-territorial Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety

September 18, 2018 Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee is pleased to report that Yukon priorities were considered in discussions last week with federal, territorial and provincial Ministers of Justice and Public Safety. The Ministers agreed on substantive reforms to the criminal justice system that support Yukon priorities and have the potential to improve the lives of […]

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Together for Safety releases Videos for Victims of Violence

September 18, 2017 Note: Whitehorse RCMP is a signatory to Together for Safety. On September 18th, 2017, the signatories of Together for Safety released three videos to provide information on options for victims of violence. The videos are titled: Reporting Domestic Violence and Sexualized Assault in Whitehorse, Yukon; Options for Victims of Sexualized Assault in Whitehorse, Yukon; Options for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201779 Views

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Racial profiling and human rights: Special edition of Canadian Diversity now available – OHRC

Toronto – The 2017 edition of Canadian Diversity, entitled “Racial profiling and human rights,” is now available on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) website. Canadian Diversity is a quarterly publication of the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS). The essays in this special issue are the product of The Racial Profiling Policy Dialogue, a community-based […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201753 Views

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Justice and Public Safety Ministers conclude two days of meetings on shared justice and security priorities

September 15, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers concluded two days of constructive discussions on justice and public safety priorities that are important to Canadians. The meeting, held on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, opened with a welcome from […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201798 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia

September 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201778 Views

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Quebec justice minister says focus on pot legalization slows other court updates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 15, 2017 VANCOUVER _ Quebec’s justice minister says the rush to have regulations in place to deal with the federal government’s 10-month deadline to legalize marijuana is getting in the way of the province pursuing its own legislative agenda. Stephanie Vallee says the tight timeline imposed by the Canadian government is asking […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017166 Views

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MMIWG: National Inquiry to reschedule Montreal Expert Hearing

September 14, 2017 VANCOUVER BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will reschedule the Montreal Expert Hearing that was planned for October 2-5, 2017. This is a response to feedback received from families, parties with standing and National Indigenous Organizations (NIOs) after the Expert Panel Hearings held in Winnipeg, MB. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017158 Views

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What Has Gone Wrong With the MMIW Inquiry? – Flare

Sep 15, 2017 An inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women was a key Liberal campaign promise. So why has it been plagued with so much controversy? Inside a new Maclean’s investigation Last August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government delivered on a key campaign promise: to launch a formal inquiry into the 1,200 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201763 Views

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Solidarity’s Long Walk – Geez Magazine

Step. Move foot forward 45 centimetres. Step. Move foot forward 45 centimetres. Step. Repeat for 30 kilometres and call it a day. The tiny bones in the feet, the tibia and fibula at the shins, the knee joint, femur, and hip joint ache. Muscles and tendons swell. Hot spots inside the shoes lead to small […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 201765 Views

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Decrease in Canada’s Crime Rate and Admissions to Administrative Segregation

September 15, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Public Safety Canada Today, the Government of Canada released the Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview: 2016 Annual Report. This report, published annually since 1998, provides statistical information on a broad range of topics including crime rates, criminal charges in the courts, and the description of offences in Canada’s federal correctional system. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017101 Views

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BR NS Lobster Protests – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 15, 2017 HALIFAX – An Indigenous leader in Nova Scotia says he isn’t aware of any band members harvesting and selling lobster out of season. But, Michael Sack of the 25-hundred-member Sipekne’katik First Nation says even if they were, Mi’kmaq fishermen are only exercising their right to earn a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2017122 Views

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The Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Hosts A Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women And Girls Gathering for Nuu-Chah-Nulth Families on their Territory

September 13, 2017 The gathering is the first time any territory has hosted its own healing event for MMIWG in Canada (Port Alberni, B.C.) The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s (NTC) Teechuktl Mental Health department hosted Canada’s first healing gathering for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) on Nuu-chah-nulth territory this week. The three-day event […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201796 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women travels to Port Alberni – CHEK

September 13, 2017 WATCH: An intense three days of testimony is being heard in a Port Alberni gym. Families of 29 missing and murdered Indigenous women have travelled there from across the West Coast to share evidence with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. As Skye Ryan reports, many of […]

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BR Ottawa Northern Premiers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 14, 2017 EDMONTON – The premiers of the three northern territories want the end of the federal department of northern affairs. Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod says Ottawa should complete talks with Nunavut on getting the same powers Yukon and the Northwest Territories already have, then step back. He […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201774 Views

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Police urged to consider homicide investigation in Inuit woman’s death – Montreal Gazette

In the wake of questions about how Siasi Tullaugak died, police have called a Sept. 26 meeting with the city’s Indigenous community groups September 14, 2017 One of the last people seen with Siasi Tullaugak before she died last month was a man with a reputation in the community for coercing Inuit women into the […]

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Pot expected to dominate as justice ministers meet amid rushed timeline concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  VANCOUVER _ Marijuana legalization will be at the top of the agenda when Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould sits down with her provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver today. British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says he hopes the two-day meeting offers more clarity around how the federal government intends to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201789 Views

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is Offering Healing Supports for those affected by the National MMIW Inquiry Thunder Bay Community Visit

September 12, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is Offering Healing Supports for those affected by the National MMIW Inquiry Thunder Bay Community Visit The Ontario Native Women’s Association is offering culturally sensitive, healing support services to families, friends and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women who are attending the National MMIW […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201766 Views

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Police investigate death of child on Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 13, 2017  HEARST, Ont. _ Provincial police say an autopsy has failed to determine the cause of death of a four-year-old child last weekend in northern Ontario. Police say they were called Saturday afternoon to assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police deal with a child in medical distress on the Constance Lake First Nation near […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201746 Views

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Tired of waiting, Aboriginal Legal Services launches charter challenge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 14, 2017  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is taking so long to unveil its promised sentencing reforms that a Toronto legal agency has decided it would be irresponsible to delay a charter challenge for a young woman facing a mandatory minimum penalty. “We had hoped that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2017103 Views

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Media Advisory: Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 14 and 15, 2017. The Ministers will meet to discuss justice and public safety priorities for Canadians. Photo Opportunity (FPT ministers meeting with representatives of Indigenous organizations) Date:         Thursday, September 14, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017103 Views

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BR Reserve Shooting Girl – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 13, 2017  EDMONTON – A gang member who shot a toddler on a central Alberta reserve is to be released from jail when his sentence expires later this month. Christopher Crane was convicted for a drive-by shooting that wounded Asia Saddleback of the Samson Cree Nation in 2008. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201792 Views

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Statement – 10 years since Indigenous rights fully recognized by the United Nations – how is Canada doing?

September 13, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Today, on the tenth anniversary of the UN adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, the United Nations adopted a declaration that affirmed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 2017177 Views

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Talented teens can win in contest – BCLocalNews.com

Sep 12, 2017 Teenagers have the chance to step into the spotlight this weekend during Teenfest’s talent contest. Nanaimo Teenfest is building its lineup for a talent contest in the lead up to its fourth annual expo Saturday (Sept.16) and event chief executive officer Ali Berman says anything goes. “Singing, dancing, juggling – doesn’t matter, […]

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30 death investigations are being re-examined in Thunder Bay – TheSpec.com

And for the first time the civilian police watchdog group plans to hold a public meeting in the city on Sept. 25 Sep 11, 2017 Investigators probing the Thunder Bay police for allegations of systemic racism are re-examining 30 death investigations and nine cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls that date to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201757 Views

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Michael Nehass, Indigenous inmate who spent years in solitary confinement, to be transferred to B.C. hospital – The Globe and Mail

A First Nations man whose criminal charges were stayed by the Whitehorse Crown prosecutors’ office after he spent much of his period of incarceration in solitary confinement will be transferred next week from a forensic psychiatric facility in Ontario to a mental-health hospital in British Columbia. Michael Nehass, who started believing a technological device had […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017135 Views

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Indigenous organizers hope for massive crowd at second Walk for Reconciliation – The B.C. Catholic

Sep 13, 2017 VANCOUVER—Thousands of people flooded Georgia Street in the name of peace and reconciliation in 2013. Now, indigenous organizers are hoping they will do so again. A Walk for Reconciliation is scheduled to hit Cambie and Georgia Streets Sept. 24. The two-kilometre demonstration will end at Strathcona Park, where indigenous performers and keynote […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201779 Views

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Probe of Indigenous deaths should extend beyond Thunder Bay, leaders say – Toronto Star

At the moment, OIPRD Director Gerry McNeilly said he must concentrate efforts on Thunder Bay Sept. 12, 2017 All of the northern Ontario cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls should be considered for re-examination by the outside provincial police watchdog body, Indigenous leaders say. On Monday, the Ontario Independent Police Review Director’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 2017115 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Parsons to Participate in Meetings of Justice and Public Safety Ministers

September 13, 2017 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will attend Federal, Provincial and Territorial meetings of Ministers of Justice and Public Safety from September 13 to 15 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Topics to be discussed by ministers include public safety and justice issues for Indigenous communities, delays […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201779 Views

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Nunavut RCMP fail to connect with Cape Dorset fugitive – NunatsiaqOnline

September 13, 2017 Uncommunicative Cape Dorset man continues to elude police It was, perhaps, wishful thinking when the Nunavut RCMP said Aug. 28 they had finally made contact with Cape Dorset fugitive David Mikkigak, 37, who has eluded police for nine weeks. In any case, the Nunavut RCMP admitted Sept. 12 that its negotiators still […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201762 Views

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Anishinaabe family says northern Ontario town needs to acknowledge ‘injustice’ – CBC

Brenda Cameron says her grandmother’s home on Cameron Island was deliberately burned down in the 1960s Sep 13, 2017 A proposed zoning change to an island within the Municipality of Red Lake in northwestern Ontario has led an Anishinaabe family to seek acknowledgement of, what they call, part of Canada’s colonial history. Cameron Island — […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201764 Views

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Missing Children Cases – Maisy Odjick

Maisy Odjick Date of Birth Nov 06, 1991 Missing Since Sep 06, 2008 Missing From Maniwaki, Quebec Eye Colour Brown Hair Colour Brown MCSC Case # 08-21 Law Enforcement Case # Law Enforcement Contact Surete du Quebec: 1-800-659-4264 Identifying Features 5 ft 10 in tall 125 lbs. Dark Complexion Had piercings on her left nostril […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017120 Views

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Nunavut judge: cops didn’t explain accused man’s Charter right to remain silent – NunatsiaqOnline

September 12, 2017 “This case highlights the vulnerable position of many Nunavummiut when dealing with the police” A statement given to the RCMP by a Nunavut man arrested for an alleged sexual assault is “inadmissible as evidence, and it may not be tendered or referred to at his trial,” a Nunavut judge has determined. That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201742 Views

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Thunder Bay public meeting on police practices the ‘beginning of a discussion’ says First Nation chief – CBC

Rainy River Chief Jim Leonard says he hopes the ongoing OIPRD review will lead to lasting change Sep 12, 2017 The chief of Rainy River First Nations says an upcoming public meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont., about police practices as they relate to Indigenous people in the city is a chance to have some meaningful […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201792 Views

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Almost 40 death investigations are being re-examined in Thunder Bay – Thestar.com

And for the first time the civilian police watchdog group plans to hold a public meeting in the city on Sept. 25. Sept. 11, 2017 Investigators probing the Thunder Bay police for allegations of systemic racism are re-examining 30 death investigations plus nine cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls that date to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201755 Views

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Significant’ progress made in Indigenous teens’ deaths investigations but more work to do, says coroner – CBC

Dr. Dirk Huyer requested help of York Regional, Nishnawbe Aski Police Services in June Sep 11, 2017 Investigations into how two Indigenous teenagers died in Thunder Bay, Ont., in May are still ongoing, and while Ontario’s chief coroner says “significant” progress has been made, he added there’s still a lot of work to do. Tammy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017131 Views

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OIPRD to Hold Public Meeting in Thunder Bay

September 11, 2017 TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) will hold a public meeting in Thunder Bay on September 25, 2017, as part of the consultations for its systemic review of the policies, practices and attitudes of the Thunder Bay Police Service as they relate to Indigenous death and missing […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017154 Views

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Chief Commissioners addresses CSFS AGM at Nadleh Whut’en First Nation

On September 7, 2017 Chief Commissioner Marion Buller of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls drove a portion of the Highway of Tears to address the Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Carrier Sekani Family Services. Chief Commissioner Buller began by acknowledging the territory of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation. Nadleh […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201789 Views

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Public meeting announced for review of Thunder Bay Police – Tbnewswatch.com

OIPRD looking into Indigenous death and missing person investigations The Office of the Independent Police Review Director will hold a public meeting in Thunder Bay this month as part of its probe into how police investigate Indigenous death and missing person cases. The OIPRD investigation was announced last November, and in May was expanded to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201779 Views

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Montrealers gather to grieve young Inuit women – Msn.com

Two young Inuit women, Siasi Tullaugak and Sharon Baron, were found dead during the last week of August. The police suspect both women committed suicide but the indigenous community isn’t happy with their investigation. Tina Tenneriello reports. Read More: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/montrealers-gather-to-grieve-young-inuit-women/vp-AArHAn3

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017175 Views

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Police investigate death of child on Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2017  HEARST, Ont. _ An autopsy will be done this week on a four-year-old child who died in northern Ontario on the weekend. Ontario Provincial Police say they were called Saturday afternoon to assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police deal with a child in medical distress on the Constance Lake First Nation near Hearst. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017128 Views

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Minister Monsef announces more than $2.2 million for gender equality projects in British Columbia

Projects will engage local women leaders in pan-Canadian network to support a thriving gender equality movement SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Status of Women Canada As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to reflect on our legacy for the future. Despite the important milestones witnessed in these 150 years, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 201791 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador demands a public apology from the Government of Québec concerning the botched investigation by the Sûreté du Québec following the tragic deaths of five young people from the community of Manawan

WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 8, 2017  – It was with deep disappointment and intense pain that the families and relatives of the victims received the decision of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) yesterday in Saint-Michel-des-Saints not to lay charges against the driver of a van involved in an accident that led to the deaths, by drowning, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2017257 Views

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Province and Aboriginal Justice Council sign B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy MOU

Sept. 7, 2017 VICTORIA – The Co-Chairs of the Aboriginal Justice Council, Attorney General and Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General have signed a B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy Memorandum of Understanding at the B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering today. The B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy will focus on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, decreasing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017124 Views

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MISSING: Angel Swampy, 16, of Ponoka – Ponoka News

September 07, 2017 Ponoka RCMP request help in locating a missing Aboriginal girl last seen Sept. 5. Police say 16-year-old Angel Swampy was last seen near the Ponoka Youth Centre Sept. 5 at about 10 p.m. She is described as 5’8”, 160 pounds with brown eyes and light pink/red hair. RCMP say she was last […]

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Workers to support families for missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 13:27 INDIAN BROOK, N.S. _ The Nova Scotia government has hired three community support workers to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women as a national inquiry examining the violence comes to the province next month. Justice Minister Mark Furey says the community outreach workers will support Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017107 Views

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NAN supports Families, Calls for Action on Unsloved MMIWG Cases during Memory Walk

September 07, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and called for increased efforts on unsolved cases during the 13th Annual Full Moon Memory Walk in Thunder Bay this afternoon: “Far too many of our women […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201770 Views

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With you until I die’ – CBC

Two First Nations teens, in love and off to college, had a bright future ahead of them. Now they share a grave, and their small Alberta community is trying its best to heal In one letter to her boyfriend, she wrote, “I have faith in us and I have faith in you. You make me […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017100 Views

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Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 07, 2017 The province will support families and communities through the emotional challenges expected when the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Nova Scotia next month. “The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be painful and challenging for many Indigenous families in our […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017113 Views

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The importance of documentary – Pique Newsmagazine

Whistler’s Diamondhead Films’ latest, Walk, focuses on missing and murdered Indigenous women There’s a moment in the documentary Walk when the most heart-wrenching kind of recognition takes place. “That’s my daughter,” says one mother tearfully, touching a photo of a young smiling woman on a van covered in the images of many dead or missing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201760 Views

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Media Advisory: Chief Commissioner Buller to address Carrier Sekani region at AGM

Media Advisory The Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to address the Carrier Sekani Family Services during the Annual General Assembly Prince George BC, September 7, 2017, PDT Mary Teegee, Executive Director, Family Services of the Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has extended an invitation to Marion Buller, Chief […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 201756 Views

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