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Author probes context of Boushie killing – Winnipeg Free Press

Book suggests jury selection, dearth of Indigenous judges threaten legitimacy of legal system January 21, 2019 Nearly a year after Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley was acquitted of the shooting death of a Cree man, a book that chronicles the case aims to ensure it’s not forgotten, and its author hopes it will lead to change […]

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NWAC to Lead 2019 Ottawa Women’s March with Assembly of Seven Generations

Ottawa, ON – On Saturday January 19, 2019, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will gather on unceded Algonquin territory to participate in the 2019 Ottawa Women’s March.This year, NWAC will lead the march behind drummers from the Assembly of Seven Generations, a youth-led non-profit organization focused on cultural support and youth empowerment, and the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201934 Views

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Women March On: Toronto | “Because we will not go back” rally

On January 19, Women March On: Toronto invites you to join together with thousands of women and allies in marching, resisting and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities. When: January 19, 2019 from noon – 3 pm Where: Nathan Phillips Square Find us by: Looking for the AMAPCEO […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201923 Views

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PSAC stands in solidarity with the defenders of Unist’ot’en Camp

January 17, 2019 Last week, RCMP officers arrested and detained several Wet’suwet’en people on their unceded territory while they were defending their land from a major pipeline development. The Unist’ot’en community has had a camp set up since 2009 to block TransCanada Corp from building the Coastal GasLink pipeline. PSAC’s National Indigenous Peoples’ Circle Representatives […]

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LFP LONGFORM: A trust betrayed. A 20-year quest for justice

January 18, 2019 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION – The boy and his uncle made a daily trip to their fishing hole at the Thames River to check for pickerel. Their nets were at a bend where the current ran faster. The boy ran down the tractor path to the riverbank filled with anticipation. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201923 Views

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MMIWG: On January 19, We March Again

January 19, 2019 Today, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our sisters around the world who are marching to end violence against women everywhere. What began as a protest march in Washington two years ago has quickly evolved into a global movement to empower and celebrate the lives of women and girls in all their […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201925 Views

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Information session for ’60s Scoop survivors held in Dartmouth – Globalnews.ca

January 17, 2019 An information session about a settlement agreement for survivors of the ’60s Scoop was held in Dartmouth on Thursday. The ’60s Scoop refers to a period between 1960 and 1991, when about 20,000 Indigenous and Inuit children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes. The practice stripped children of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201917 Views

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Man found guilty of murdering girl, 12, in BC over 40 years ago – KelownaNow

January 17, 2019 A man has been found guilty of murdering a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago. Jurors convicted him of the first-degree murder of Monica Jack, who was last seen by her mother riding a bike in Merritt in May 1978. BC Supreme Court heard that Handlen told an undercover […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201926 Views

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Reconcile This: Wet’suwet’en arrests spark debate about Indigenous relations with RCMP – CBC

‘I felt like it was just a continuation of what it must have been like 150 years ago,’ says leader Jan 18, 2019 The enforcement of a court injunction by an RCMP unit in Wet’suwet’en territory in northern B.C. last week is raising questions about the relationship between Indigenous people and the RCMP. Protestors say the RCMP used excessive force, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201925 Views

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UN Rules That Canada’s Indian Act Discriminates Against First Nations Women

(Vancouver, January 17, 2019) In a decision released January 14, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that Canada continues to discriminate against First Nations women and their descendants by denying them the same entitlement to full s. 6(1)(a) status under the Indian Act as First Nations men and their descendants. This long-standing discrimination affects First Nations women’s […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201947 Views

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AMC: Newborn apprehensions detrimental to baby and mother

January 17, 2019 Treaty One Territory, MB _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has become aware that there are imminent newborn baby apprehensions that are continuing to happen in Winnipeg. Birth alerts are placed on mothers suspected of not being able to care for their babies. Birth alert apprehensions are being carried out according to policy standards, not […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201938 Views

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RCMP Major Crime Unit North/Blaine Lake RCMP: Suspicious death investigation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

January 17, 2019 Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan On January 13, 2019, at approximately 12:50 p.m., Blaine Lake RCMP responded to a report of an unresponsive adult female outside of her residence on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. EMS personnel were already present when officers arrived. The woman, 56 year-old Joanne Wolfe-Lafond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was […]

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60s Scoop’ settlement process stirring up past trauma for survivors – APTN News

January 17, 2019 60s Scoop survivor Trina Slapcoff reaches up to a makeshift cinderblock shelf in her living room and pulls down an old shoebox. “I meant to fix this,” says the 49 year old, fussing with the box. “it’s getting all squashed.” The first thing she sees once the lid comes off is a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201937 Views

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‘It was uncalled for’: Family of man shot by Winnipeg police speak out- APTN News

January 16, 2019 Chad Williams was shot by Winnipeg police on January 11 and died early the next morning. The family of the 26 year old say they’re hesitant to trust the police after this. Police say they encountered a man acting suspicious shortly before 8 pm. APTN spoke to the family of the man […]

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Missing persons: Rosanne Supernault and Nikaeo Supernault

Kamloops City 2019-01-16 14:25 PST File # 2019-1317 The Kamloops RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 6 year old missing Nikaeo Supernault of Kamloops and 28 year old Roseanne Supernault. On Sunday January 13, 2019, the Kamloops RCMP received a report to check the well being of a 6 year boy, Nikaeo Supernault […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201925 Views

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Alleged victim of spousal abuse says Cree police services lacking – CBC

Nikki Shecapio says the Eeyou Eenou Police Force wouldn’t accept her complaint about ex-partner Jan 17, 2019 A Cree woman from Quebec says it took her several attempts and almost a month before she felt protected against an allegedly violent ex-partner. Nikki Shecapio of Mistissini, Que., says she feels the Cree police and justice system let her […]

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Bear Clan Patrol Receives $200,000 From Bell Canada and City of Winnipeg – Net Newsledger

January 16, 2019 WINNIPEG – NEWS – The Bear Clan Patrol in Winnipeg has received some serious funding which will assist the growing organization in helping people in Winnipeg. Bell Let’s Talk and the City of Winnipeg today announced a combined donation of $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201929 Views

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Residential school survivor wants probe of how Ontario law society handled lawyer’s conduct review – CBC

Garnet Angeconeb says process failed complainants Jan 17, 2019 A residential school survivor in northwestern Ontario is calling for an independent probe into the way the province’s law society handled a conduct review of a lawyer accused of mishandling settlement claims. Garnet Angeconeb said he wants to see Canada’s Department of Justice investigate the process […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201944 Views

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Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability – OHS Canada

Jan. 17, 2019 OTTAWA – The federal government is poised to try to improve RCMP accountability by placing some external eyes on the national police force. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki are expected to announce the plans at a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. The long-anticipated move is the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201921 Views

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Bear Clan Patrol welcomes new support from Bell Let’s Talk and City of Winnipeg

$200,000 donation to grow mental health outreach to vulnerable people in the community WINNIPEG, Jan. 16, 2019 – Bell Let’s Talk and the City of Winnipeg today announced a combined donation of $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict resolution and crime prevention for vulnerable people in the community. This new funding will […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201926 Views

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When Indigenous Assert Rights, Canada Sends Militarized Police – TheTyee.ca

It’s become routine, but ignores latest law on rights and title, say experts. The use of heavily armed RCMP to enforce a court injunction and tear down an Indigenous blockade against TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwestern British Columbia last week was part of a familiar pattern, say criminologists. “It seems like Canada uses a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201926 Views

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Minster Monsef establishes new Advisory Committee to support efforts to end gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions

From: Status of Women Canada Members will develop a framework and lead discussion to further guide federal action across Canada January 16, 2019 – Montréal, QC – Department for Women and Gender Equality No one should be subject to acts of violence—period. However, incidents of sexual assault on school, college, and university campuses remain one […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201936 Views

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New advisory board to help RCMP modernize amid history of bullying, harassment – SaultOnline.com

January 16, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is creating an external board of civilian advisers to help the RCMP modernize after years of grappling with internal bullying and harassment. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki announced the plan for a management advisory board today at a news conference in Ottawa. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201920 Views

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Establishment of an Interim Management Advisory Board to support the RCMP

I am pleased to join the Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale today in accepting the recommendations made by the RCMP Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) and former auditor general Sheila Fraser. Both reports propose ways to improve RCMP policies and procedures on workplace harassment, with a key step being the creation of an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201925 Views

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Work in progress’: Thunder Bay police chief asks for extra $1M to meet OIPRD recommendations – CBC

Sylvie Hauth says extra funds required for body cameras, to staff and train Major Crimes Unit Jan 16, 2019 The chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service provided an update to the northwestern Ontario city’s police service board Tuesday on the progress the force was making meeting the 44 recommendations laid out in the Office […]

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Open Letter: UBCIC calls upon the RCMP to clarify inaccurate report

January 15, 2019 John W. Brewer Superintendent, Officer; in Charge Enhanced Community and Aboriginal Policing Services Via email: E_DLT_INFO@rcmp-grc.gc.ca OPEN LETTER: UBCIC calls upon the RCMP to clarify inaccurate reports Dear RCMP Division Liaison (DLT): The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) writes today to rectify the erroneous reports from the DLT regarding actions taken by […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201944 Views

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MMIWG: Watch Key Moments

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by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201938 Views

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Manitoba Sustainable Development Enforcement Update

January 15, 2019 Night Patrol Leads to Night Hunting Charges Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that recent night patrols, including aerial surveillance, have identified several suspects involved in dangerous hunting and led to a number of charges. On Dec. 10, 2018, officers patrolling near Ashern witnessed a vehicle driving down a municipal road, using a spotlight […]

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Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability – CTV News

January 15, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government is creating an external board of civilian advisers to help the RCMP modernize after years of grappling with internal bullying and harassment. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki announced the plan for a management advisory board today at a news conference in Ottawa. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201920 Views

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Jury begins deliberations in Monica Jack murder trial – CBC

Garry Handlen confessed to 1978 murder during undercover operation Jan 15, 2019 A jury began deliberations on Tuesday morning to decide whether a man who allegedly confessed to killing 12-year-old Monica Jack in 1978 is guilty of the crime. They did not reach a verdict by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and will resume deliberating Wednesday […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201922 Views

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Ottawa police looking for two missing Inuit women – Nunatsiaq News

Jan. 15, 2019 Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq and daughter Lennese Kublu reported missing last weekend The Ottawa Police Service says one of two Inuit women reported missing over the weekend has been located. The OPS said Wednesday morning that Lennese Kublu was found Jan. 15, but police continue to investigate the disappearance of her mother, Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201937 Views

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Sixties Scoop settlement admins urge anyone who thinks they could be eligible to fill out a claim form – CBC

Company administering claims process can help track down supporting documents Jan. 15, 2019 Attending an information session about Canada’s Sixties Scoop Settlement Agreement helped lift a heavy weight off Don Barnaby’s shoulders. The information session, held in Montreal on Tuesday, was one of 21 organized across Canada to help shed light on the $875 million […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 201928 Views

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Office of The Wet’suwet’en: Gathering of Solidarity

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 there will be a Gathering of Solidarity at 10:00 a.m. at the Dze L’Kant Friendship Centre – 3955 3rd Avenue. 10:00 – Gathering, speeches & address from Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs 12:00 noon – March of Solidarity to Main Street See attached poster for more information. /files/Solidarity_Poster.pdf NT5

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201935 Views

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North Bay’s Deputy Chief takes over top job – The North Bay Nugget

January 15, 2019 Deputy Chief Scott Tod has been appointed the new police chief for the North Bay Police Service. “It’s been a privilege to serve the residents of North Bay and Callander. It’s a leadership role that I don’t take lightly,” Tod said following Tuesday’s announcement at the police services board meeting held at […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201931 Views

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YT Government: Regulation for private cannabis retail licensing announced

The Government of Yukon has introduced new regulations under the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act for private retail sales of non-medical cannabis in the territory. The Cannabis Licensing Regulation outlines what is required for a Yukon business to become a cannabis retailer and how to operate under a standard license. This includes the application process, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201932 Views

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Quebec’s police watchdog flooded with complaints from Indigenous people about police misconduct – CBC

‘Systems currently in place to protect the public do not work’: Quebec Native Women President Viviane Michel Jan 15, 2019 CBC News has learned that more than half of all allegations of police misconduct brought to Quebec’s Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI) are from Indigenous complainants. Since the BEI, Quebec’s independent police investigation agency, got […]

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Notice Program spells out options on IAP and ADR Records: My Records, My Choice – Net Newsledger

January 15, 2019 Former students at Indian Residential Schools can keep their records private, share them, or preserve them for history Regina – INDIGENOUS — The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to […]

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RCMP Statement Following Agreement with Wet’suwet’en

Statement issued by A/Commr. Eric Stubbs, Criminal Operations – CORE Policing (BC RCMP) Thank you for attending today. I wanted to provide some comments around the enforcement actions and discussions that took place last week that ultimately led to an agreement between the RCMP and Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. I also want to provide you with […]

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Notice Program spells out options on IAP and ADR Records: My Records, My Choice

Former students at Indian Residential Schools can keep their records private, share them, or preserve them for history. Regina, January 14 2019 — The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat has launched a program to alert former students who made claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools about their options on what happens to the records […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201936 Views

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A father gathers strength to fight for MMIWG and MMIMB – Anishinabek News

WIIKWEMKOONG UNCEDED TERRITORY—John Fox is worried about being forced to drop a lawsuit against police. John Fox Sr., a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, has sent a call out to the chiefs to continue the legal fight to find justice for his daughter, Cheyenne Santana Marie Fox. Cheyenne was 23-years-old when she died after falling […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201931 Views

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What drives men to kill? Edmonton Indigenous activist pushing for prison interviews to stop the bloodshed – Toronto Star

Jan. 13, 2019 EDMONTON—One Edmonton Indigenous activist is making the case that solving the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls means understanding why men prey on women in the first place. On Wednesday, Muriel Stanley Venne, founder of the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, made that very point to Correctional […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201948 Views

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Six years gone, but Leah’s not forgotten: RCMP aggressively investigating homicide

January 6, 2019, marked six years since Leah Anderson’s severely beaten body was found on a remote snowmobile/walking trail in Gods Lake Narrows. It has been six years since her brother and sisters last heard her laugh, six years since her friends met up with her to talk about boys, six years since she gave her loved […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 201916 Views

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From St. John’s to B.C.: Rallies show support for arrested Indigenous activists – The Telegram

Peaceful protests held in support of 14 land defenders and elders arrested at anti-pipeline blockade in western Canada It started with two MUN students, then a third and soon enough — despite the cutting wind freezing Bannerman Park in St. John’s Sunday — the bundled-up rally-goers strolling in a few at a time formed a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201925 Views

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Audio: Thunder Bay police board apologizes, pledges to improve police-Indigenous relations – CBC

Sunday reconciliation ceremony acknowledged board ‘failed’ Indigenous people, heard calls to move forward Jan 14, 2019 The civilian oversight board for the Thunder Bay Police Service has publicly acknowledged and apologized for systemic racism in the organization and the local force, and is pledging to work together with the entire community to move forward. That […]

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Attorney General of Canada issues Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples

From: Department of Justice Canada January 11, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada is committed to fundamentally transforming its relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. To this end, the Government of Canada is changing how it approaches civil litigation involving […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 2019222 Views

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RCMP provide update on homicide investigation involving death of Conne River woman

January 11, 2019 Late yesterday, January 10, 2019, RCMP arrested 35-year-old Kirk Keeping of St. Jacques, NL, in relation to the investigation into the death of 28-year-old Chantel John of Conne River. Mr. Keeping appeared in provincial court today to face the charge of first degree murder. He remains in custody at this time, with […]

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Update on RCMP’s enforcement of injunction in Houston, BC

B.C. North District, Houston 2019-01-10 18:00 PST Over the last few days since January 7, 2019 when the RCMP began their enforcement of the court ordered injunction, there has been ongoing dialogue between the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Coastal GasLink (CGL) and RCMP. During an extended meeting on January 10, 2019 which lasted 4 and a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201939 Views

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‘There’s nothing left there’: A founder of Canada’s first healing lodge says CSC dismantled vision – Globalnews.ca

One of the visionaries behind the very first healing lodge in Canada says Correctional Service Canada completely dismantled what the lodge once was, and Sharon McIvor is now concerned about safety inside. In 1989, McIvor, then with the Native Women’s Association of Canada, was asked to be an Indigenous voice on the task force that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201931 Views

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First Nation Lawsuit Challenges Federal Fish Farm Licences – TheTyee.ca

Salmon farms infringe on Indigenous rights, say Dzawada’enuxw. The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation is suing the federal government for granting nine fish farm licences in its territory without the nation’s consent. According to the Federal Court lawsuit, the granting of licences to Cermaq and Marine Harvest encroached upon Aboriginal rights by threatening wild eulachon and salmon […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201927 Views

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Sixties Scoop survivors in Montreal eager for answers as information session approaches – CBC

Claim administrator Collectiva holding sessions across Canada until June Jan 11, 2019 Sixties Scoop survivors living in Quebec hope an upcoming information session will help shed light on Canada’s settlement agreement with First Nations and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and lost their cultural identities as a result. The $875 million settlement […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201928 Views

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