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NAN Statement on Josiah Begg

THUNDER BAY, ON (Friday May 19, 2017 ): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences following the recovering of a body believed to be 14-year-old Josiah Begg in Thunder Bay last night: “For more than a week we have hoped and prayed that Josiah’s disappearance […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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MMIW Chair talks about direction of National Inquiry prior to hearings beginning in Whitehorse – APTN

May 23, 2017 On Friday, the chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls said that communications between the inquiry and families had to be better. This, after a number of families, criticized the inquiry for being secretive and disorganized. Buller explained to APTN what will change. Read More: […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20179 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the suicide of a First Nation youth

May 24, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the suicide of a First Nation youth and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Advocate received information that 15-year-old “Levi” died by suicide. Although Levi’s last […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20179 Views

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19-Year-Old Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement

May 23, 2017 Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta – Early yesterday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., members of the Elk Point RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a possible shooting on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement which left a 16-year-old male youth dead and has resulted in a 19-year-old man being charged with second […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20178 Views

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Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust – CBC

May 24, 2017 5-month OPP investigation results in criminal charges against J. P. Levesque Ontario Provincial Police have charged Thunder Bay police Chief J. P. Levesque with breach of trust and obstructing justice. The OPP launched an investigation in January at the request of the RCMP, according to a provincial police news release issued Tuesday. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20177 Views

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 (Alta-Fatal-Crash) A woman has been killed in a collision involving a car and a semi in central Alberta. The crash happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of highways 11 and 12 near the hamlet of Nevis, east of Red Deer. Police say the 39-year-old woman, who was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20178 Views

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RCMP invest in cultural awareness – Burns Lake District News

May 24, 2017 The Burns Lake detachment of the RCMP is planning a series of events this summer intended to improve relationships between the detachment and the six local First Nations communities. “This is about being proactive rather than reactive,” explained staff sergeant Charlotte Peters with the Burns Lake RCMP. The events planned include a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit – CBC

President of Aboriginal Firefighters Association says number is likely higher May 24, 2017 An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires. The internal audit identified 14 “underserviced” sites (13 in Saskatchewan, one in Manitoba) and 39 “limited service sites” (17 in Ontario, 22 […]

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Coroner confirms identity of body found in McIntyre River – Tbnewswatch.com

The coroner’s office has identified the body recovered from the McIntyre River as 14-year-old Josiah Begg. THUNDER BAY – The coroner has released the identity of the body found in the McIntyre River last week, confirming what family members already suspected. A spokesperson from the coroner’s office in Toronto identified the body as 14-year-old Josiah […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20176 Views

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Mayor, chief call for united action to protect Indigenous kids in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

‘I’m not doing my job if children that come to this community don’t feel safe’: Mayor Keith Hobbs May 24, 2017 Thunder Bay needs more help to keep Indigenous kids safe in the northern Ontario city, says a provincial First Nations leader — and Thunder Bay’s mayor agrees. Seven First Nations teens have been found […]

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ONWA expresses grief and condolences to the family of Josiah Begg – calls for community response to prevent further loss

May 19, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is expressing immense grief at the news that a body was found in the McIntyre River during the water search for missing 14-year-old Josiah Begg. ONWA is standing in support of Josiah’s family and community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation during this time. Josiah was described […]

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Josiah Begg Investigation – Update

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 15:30 Incident Number: P17040576 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-23 The TBPS Criminal Investigation Branch was contacted this afternoon by the Chief Coroner of Ontario confirming that the male found deceased in the McIntyre River was 14 year old Josiah Begg. Josiah’s family had been previously advised of […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 201713 Views

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Three year old boy run over by truck in northern Manitoba community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 23, 2017  SPLIT LAKE, Man. _ A three-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck in northern Manitoba. RCMP said it happened Tuesday afternoon on the Tataskweyak Cree Nation. Mounties said the boy was hit by a truck in a residential driveway and was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201712 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says clear communication with family members is essential to the National Inquiry into MMIW

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Clear Communication with Family Members is Essential in Ensuring the Success of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201727 Views

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Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program established in Miramichi region

May 23, 2017 MIRAMICHI (GNB) – Three First Nations communities in the Miramichi region now have access to community-based resources and services for victims of intimate partner violence with the establishment of an Aboriginal Domestic Violence Outreach Program. “We are committed in our efforts to help put an end to intimate partner and gender-based violence,” […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201727 Views

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Helping families of missing and murdered Indigenous women

May 19, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have an advocate to help them find information and resources related to their loved ones. As part of its commitment to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Government of Alberta has established a Family Information Liaison […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201721 Views

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Saskatoon art makes patchwork of hope for MMIWG hearings – CBC

Art workshop creates 150 squares with theme of ending violence May 22, 2017 What does ending violence look like to you? That was the question asked of participants at an art event held by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Saskatoon. The Friday event invited the public to draw […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201716 Views

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Woman charged with manslaughter in death of Andrew Pasap – Regina Leader-Post

May 23, 2017 Police have charged a 23-year-old woman in connection with the death of 19-year-old Andrew Pasap. Cheyna Peigan is scheduled to make her first appearance at Regina Provincial Court today at 9:30 a.m. On Saturday at 2:23 a.m., police received a report of an injured man in the 800 block of Albert Street. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201717 Views

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Police watchdog review to include two recent cases of Indigenous youth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2017 THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ A police watchdog will include the recent cases of two teens in its systemic review of how the Thunder Bay Police Service investigates the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous people. The body of 17-year-old Tammy Keeash from North Caribou Lake First Nation was discovered, drowned, in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201719 Views

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Body located in McIntyre River – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 22:15 Incident Number: P17040576 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 The Thunder Bay Police Service is currently investigating the death of a male who was located in the McIntyre River just before 6:00 p.m. on May 18, 2017. The Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located […]

by aanationtalk on May 19, 201775 Views

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Minister of Justice honours 13 Yukoners at Community Safety Awards

May 19, 2017 The 2017 Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards were held this Wednesday at Whitehorse’s Coast High Country Inn, and 13 Yukoners were recognized for their efforts in preventing crime and fostering community safety. The Government of Yukon received award nominations from across the territory. The nominations were highlighted by collaborative crime prevention […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201760 Views

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Pictou Landing First Nation and RCMP host wellness event for young men and boys

May 19, 2017 Debert, Nova Scotia The Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou Landing Health Centre and the RCMP are hosting an event for young men and boys. The event, “Empowering our Youth through Promoting Wellness” is being held this weekend at the Debert Hospitality Centre. Over the course of the weekend, participants will partake in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201727 Views

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Jury makes recommendations at end of inquest into Indigenous inmate’s death – The Globe and Mail

May 19, 2017 The inquest into the death of an Indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre has wrapped up with the jury making 20 recommendations. The inquest was told that Kinew James, 35, suffered cardiac arrest but also had mismanaged diabetes and a history of schizophrenia, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201737 Views

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Media Availability: Update on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

VANCOUVER, May 19, 2017 – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will provide a media availability/update today on the Open Letter from Ms. Belcourt and signatories to the Chief Commissioner. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller will be available on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm PDT. Location: First Nations House of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP and Pictou Landing First Nation hosting event for young men and boys

May 19, 2017 Debert, Nova Scotia Media are invited to attend Empowering our Youth through Promoting Wellness; a youth retreat aimed at wellness and empowering boys and young men from Pictou Landing First Nation. Cst. Shaylene Sutherland will be available for interviews. When: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Where: Debert Hospitality Centre 130 Ventura Drive, Debert NS –30– Contact […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201733 Views

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MMIWG: National Inquiry Response – Open Letter to Chief Commissioner Buller

May 19, 2017 I first acknowledge the spirits of our Indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S communities, and the courage of the survivors of violence. Ms. Belcourt, I am grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. I would like to respond to the concerns you raised in your open […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201751 Views

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Loved Ones Lost: Death of a Downtown Poet – The Tyee

Mel Hennan drew a community to him with his art, activism and cheerful embrace of life. On most mornings for years, Mel Hennan would ride the bus from his residence in the Jubilee Rooms, a single-room occupancy hotel near Main and Cordova, get off on Burrard Street and take a short walk to the Dr. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201730 Views

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LOCATED! Dryden police looking for missing teen Tristan Keno-Sawanas – CBC

May 19, 2017 Police in Dryden, Ont. say they’re looking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen. Tristan Keno-Sawanas, 15, was reported missing while en route to Winnipeg, according to a written release from the northwestern Ontario city’s police service. Keno-Sawanas was last in contact with his family on May 14, police said. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201717 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario

From Department of Justice Canada May 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201765 Views

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16-Year-Old Diane Okemow Reported Missing in High Prairie

May 18, 2017 High Prairie, Alberta – High Prairie RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old female. Diane Okemow was last seen in High Prairie on May 15, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Diane is described as: Aboriginal 5’5” tall 130 lbs. Long black hair with brown eyes Wearing a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201734 Views

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Public’s Assistance wanted to locate a Missing Teen – Clara Michelle Rabang, 16

2017-05-17 File # 2017-18604 RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen, Clara Michelle Rabang, 16, of Chilliwack. Clara was last seen on May 14, 2017 by care givers in the 45000-block of Meadowbrook Drive. Clara is described as:  Aboriginal female  Height: 168 cm (5’6)  Weight: 62 kgs (137 lbs)  Brown eyes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Now is not the time – The Chronicle Journal

May 19, 2017 AS if the death of an indigenous youth and the disappearance of another isn’t bad enough, a war of words has erupted between First Nations representatives and the police over the adequacy of police investigations. Every person who is witnessing these two cases play out cannot help but feel immense sympathy for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201720 Views

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Kinew James Inquest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 19, 2017 SASKATOON – The inquest into the death of an indigenous woman who was found unresponsive in her cell at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre has wrapped up with the jury making 20 recommendations. The inquest was told that Kinew James, 35, suffered cardiac arrest but also had […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201731 Views

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Thunder Bay police investigate after body found in McIntyre River – Thestar.com

While they have not been able to confirm the person’s identity, there are fears the body could be that of missing 14-year-old Josiah Begg. May 18, 2017 Thunder Bay police are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in a river Thursday, days after the disappearance of a teenage boy. The Ontario Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201736 Views

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Families join forces searching for 2 missing Indigenous women near Prince Albert, Sask. – CBC

Happy Charles last seen April 3, Joanne Laurin last seen April 22 May 19, 2017 The families of two missing Indigenous women have joined forces in an attempt to find their loved ones. Happy Charles, 42, went missing on April 3 after travelling to Prince Albert, Sask. Almost three weeks later, 25-year-old Joanne Laurin was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201719 Views

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FSIN backs petition for new prosecutor in trial over Colten Boushie’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 18, 2017 SASKATOON _ The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is backing a petition launched by the family of Colten Boushie demanding a new Crown prosecutor and an out-of-province lead investigator for the case. Boushie, who was 22 and from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was shot and killed Aug. 9 while […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 201739 Views

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Common Goals – Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 12:00 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 Two families are dealing with unthinkable sadness and pain. The tragic death of Tammy Keeash and the disappearance of Josiah Begg have deeply impacted all of us. Today, the ongoing efforts of police, volunteers and members of the community are focused […]

by aanationtalk on May 18, 201750 Views

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

New Laws Fight Exploitation Through Increased Legal Protection and Awareness May 18, 2017 11:22 A.M. Ministry of the Status of Women Today, Ontario passed the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017, which will increase protection for survivors of human trafficking and make it easier for survivors to pursue compensation. The Act enables people affected by human trafficking […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201752 Views

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Winnipeg arrest 3 in connection to death of Tina Fontaine’s cousin – APTN

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg Police charged three men with murder and manslaughter Wednesday. They were charged in connection with the death of Tina Fontaine’s cousin, Jeanenne Fontaine. One of the three men has also been charged with murder in connection to a shooting death of a young man last February. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/17/winnipeg-arrest-3-in-connection-to-death-of-tina-fontaines-cousin/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201731 Views

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Blood Tribe Council Bans Drug Dealers – Netnewsledger

STAND OFF AB – Blood Tribe Council has had ongoing concerns with respect to persons entering on the Blood Reserve for purposes related to the unlawful use and distribution of drugs to the detriment of Blood Tribe members. Blood Tribe Council has taken several steps to minimize the impacts of the fentanyl/drug crisis on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201722 Views

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Missing Person Josiah Begg Search Efforts Continue

Incident Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 10:15 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-18 The Thunder Bay Police Service is utilizing resources from the Ontario Provincial Police to help continue the search for Josiah Begg who was last seen on May 6, 2017. Yesterday a helicopter was in the air over the […]

by aanationtalk on May 18, 201730 Views

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Preventing future deaths in Thunder Bay’s rivers ‘a community issue’ says expert – CBC

Barry Horrobin says anyone walking along rivers should watch for things that don’t ‘feel right’ May 18, 2017 “This is a community issue,” says crime prevention through environmental design expert, Barry Horrobin, when discussing how to make Thunder Bay’s rivers and creeks safer. In the past 17 years, the bodies of six Indigenous teenagers have […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201718 Views

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Eagle’s Nest celebrates reopening – Rocky Mountain Outlook

May 18, 2017 Aboriginal women and children fleeing family violence in Stoney Nation have a safe place to go again, after the reopening of the Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter. “It feels wonderful,” said elder Tina Fox, who attended the reopening ceremony last week. “I feel so relieved for the women.” The shelter has been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201716 Views

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Catch-22: Appeal highlights effect of maintaining innocence on getting parole, lawyer says – Vancouver Sun

May 18, 2017 After Phillip James Tallio was sentenced to life in prison at age 17 for the murder of a 22-month-old girl in Bella Coola, he entered a prison system that is set up to treat those who have committed crimes. But Tallio is different from most inmates. He has maintained since the beginning […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201729 Views

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BR Dog Mauling Death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017  WINNIPEG – A Manitoba indigenous leader says culls of stray dogs in remote communities are a necessary measure when people’s safety is at risk. Derek Nepinak (NEE’-pih-nahk), head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is responding to the death of a woman last weekend who was mauled […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201729 Views

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Death, disappearance of First Nations teens reignite concern about police practices in Thunder Bay – CBC

First Nations may hire private investigator to look into death of Tammy Keeash, 17, in Thunder Bay river May 18, 2017 A pair of sadly familiar tragedies is unfolding this month in Thunder Bay, Ont., where a First Nations girl was found dead in a river and a First Nations boy has been missing for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201727 Views

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BR Alta Child Welfare – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017 EDMONTON – The grandfather of a four-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances in government care in 2014 says police have yet to ask the family about it. The girl known as Serenity died while in foster care with relatives despite previous concerns from her birth mother […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201725 Views

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Winnipeg Police Service – Homicide Arrests: C17-27664, C17-52261

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg Police Service Media Release For Immediate Release The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit have made a number of arrests in relation to two homicides from February and March of 2017. On February 8, 2017, emergency personnel responded to the area of Powers Street and Aberdeen Avenue in regards to an injured […]

by aanationtalk on May 17, 201743 Views

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Missing Teen in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Kennedy Towegishig, 17

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg police need your help finding this missing 17-year-old. Kennedy Towegishig was last seen on Monday in the North End area of Winnipeg. She is described as Aboriginal, 5’10” tall, with a medium build. Towegishig has long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a burgundy jacket with black sleeves […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201734 Views

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NAN: Leaders Frustrated with Investigations into Tammy Keeash Death, Josiah Begg Disappearance

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 17, 2017): Members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Executive Council joined with leaders from North Caribou Lake First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) to express frustration with police investigations into the death of Tammy Keeash and the disappearance of Josiah Begg at a press conference in Thunder Bay today. “All […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201744 Views

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