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Statement from Debbie Reid, Executive Director – Commission of Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls

Press Release OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2017  – The National Inquiry is fully immersed in the Truth Gathering Process and as a team we continue to work towards the completion of our mandate. The administration of the National Inquiry, including performance management, is a responsibility that I take very seriously. Each team member is integral to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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Welcoming space created for MMIWG National Inquiry participants in Saskatoon – StarPhoenix

Novebmer 20, 2017 Families who address the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) at the Sheraton Cavalier this week in Saskatoon will have a safe and welcoming space to gather, away from the hearing rooms. The Indian and Metis Friendship Centre at 168 Wall Street will suspend its regular programs […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20171 Views

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FSIN, mother of Haven Dubois to voice concerns about Sask. coroner’s office – CBC

Speakers will also address expectations of external review of coroner’s office November 20, 2017 Questions are being asked about the chief coroner’s handling of a case of an Indigenous teenager found dead in a creek in Regina two years ago. On Monday, Richelle Dubois, mother of Haven Dubois, is set to speak at a press […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20171 Views

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Northern Quebec police force’s only female Inuit officer beating the odds – Globalnews.ca

November 19, 2017 Although she’s only 22, Constable Pamela Stevenson is undoubtedly one of her northern Quebec police force’s most coveted new recruits. When she joined last month straight after graduation, Stevenson became one of three Inuit officers on the 70-person Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF), whose vast territory includes everything in Quebec that lies […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20172 Views

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Métis agency receives full control over child welfare

November 18, 2017 KAMLOOPS – The B.C. government is taking another step towards reconciliation as the Ministry of Children and Family Development delegates child-protection authority for Métis families in the Kamloops area to Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services. “We are committed to keeping children out of government care and returning them to their […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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Media Advisory: Media Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Saskatoon, SK

November 17, 2017 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel in Saskatoon, SK from November 21-23, 2017. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson will hear from approximately 40 witnesses through public and private hearings, sharing […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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We’re absolutely not ready’: Quebec’s pot bill concerns Indigenous communities – CBC

Leaders worry about police services, resources needed to deal with recreational marijuana Nov 19, 2017 After the province unveiled its marijuana bill, Indigenous leaders in Quebec are calling for more frontline workers and strengthened police services as their communities brace for recreational marijuana use. Quebec and Labrador Assembly of First Nations Chief Ghislain Picard said […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 20175 Views

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New Highway 16 inter-community transit service launching for Terrace to the Hazeltons

November 17, 2017 TERRACE – People living in northern B.C., from the Hazeltons to Terrace, will soon have inter-community transit services, which will connect those who live and work throughout these communities. These new transit services will launch on the morning of Monday, Nov. 20. This will be the fourth inter-community route as part of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20176 Views

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Major new federal funding and summit to tackle gun violence and gang activity

November 17, 2017 Surrey, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Communities across Canada are experiencing the devastating effects of gun violence and gang ‎activity. Gun and gang violence is a complex issue that requires strong collaboration between all levels of government, law enforcement and communities. As part of its commitment to make it harder for criminals […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20175 Views

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Missing Person – Keyaira Littlechild – Bull, 15 Years

WETASKIWIN & MASKWACIS — The Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 15 year old Keyaira Eve Littlechild-Bull out of the Wetaskiwin & Maskwacis, Alberta areas. Keyaira was last seen on November 4, 2017 in Wetaskiwin. It is believed that she may be in Maskwacis. She was last seen wearing […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201737 Views

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(SK) Advocate for Children and Youth Celebrates National Child Day

November 17, 2017 SASKATOON – As we mark National Child Day on Monday November 20th, Corey O’Soup, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, along with, the Canadian Council for Child and Youth Advocates are encouraging federal, provincial and municipal governments, and all Canadians, to remember and adhere to the fundamental rights of children and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201736 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Manitoba Recognizes Contributions of Police Officers with Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards

November 17, 2017 The Manitoba government is recognizing 16 police officers for outstanding contributions to their communities and police services through the Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “It is truly an honour to recognize these officers and their dedication to public safety in the communities where they live and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201746 Views

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Major new federal funding and summit to tackle gun violence and gang activity

From Public Safety Canada November 17, 2017 Surrey, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Communities across Canada are experiencing the devastating effects of gun violence and gang ‎activity. Gun and gang violence is a complex issue that requires strong collaboration between all levels of government, law enforcement and communities. As part of its commitment to make […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201722 Views

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As Indigenous women inmate numbers rise, more supports needed after release – CBC

Number of Indigenous women in federal prisons has increased by 60 per cent in a decade Nov 17, 2017 A spiritual adviser with Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont. says more needs to be done for Indigenous women after they leave prison to ensure they do not return. Laini Lascelles, an Ojibwe and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201720 Views

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B.C. honours police officers for bravery and commitment to keeping communities safe

November 16, 2017 VICTORIA – Police officers selflessly put their lives on the line each and every day to ensure British Columbians are safe. That’s why 121 deserving women and men of law enforcement were recognized for their bravery and dedication at this evening’s 37th annual Police Honours Night at Government House. Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201715 Views

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A look at provincial marijuana plans – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2017  Alberta and Quebec are the latest provinces to outline their plans for the sale of marijuana with legalization looming next July 1. Here is a glance at provincial and territorial plans to date. _ Alberta plans to control the online sale of pot, but will leave over-the-counter sales to private […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201723 Views

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BR Alta Cannabis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 17, 2017 EDMONTON – Alberta has rolled out its plan for the rules that will govern the sale of recreational marijuana. The government says it will control the online sale of pot but will leave over-the-counter sales to private business. The proposed legislation says private cannabis stores will have […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201720 Views

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PSA – Painting the rails with new mural at Churchill Station

November 16, 2017 The public is invited to stop by Churchill LRT station to view artists, Carla Taylor and Dana Belcourt, painting the first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project in collaboration with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and Edmonton Transit Service (ETS). The large, three-part mural […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201729 Views

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Sick internal culture’ says fired staffer of MMIWG National Inquiry – CBC

Morene Gabriel says she was fired abruptly Tuesday from her position of Community Relations Manager Nov 16, 2017 A staff member and sister of a murdered Indigenous woman is speaking out after being fired from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls national inquiry on Tuesday after trying to recommend changes. Morene Gabriel is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201721 Views

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Nunavik mother wants answers in daughter’s death – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

“I just want something good to come from the horrible, painful thing” Friends, family and community members filled an Umiujaq church Nov. 7 to say goodbye to Alacie Inukpuk, the 11-year-old girl who died in the Nunavik community last month. It was a ceremony that made the girl’s mother feel proud of who her daughter […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201722 Views

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60s Scoop settlement no good if you can’t prove you qualify – Medicine Hat News

November 16, 2017. The multi-million dollar settlement for survivors of the ’60s Scoop’ was meant to be a step forward by Canada to make amends to thousands of indigenous children removed from their homes and communities — but for one Hatter, it’s just another frustrating chapter on how those like herself who grew up in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201731 Views

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Quebec expected to table cannabis legislation today – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2017 QUEBEC _ The Quebec government is expected to table its own cannabis legislation today and set up a provincially owned corporation that will control and sell the drug. Ottawa has promised marijuana will be legal across Canada by next July 1 and has left it to the provinces to create […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201725 Views

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Coroner, First Nations urge B.C. to act on high number of youth deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Too many Indigenous young people are dying tragic deaths in British Columbia, and a coroners’ death review panel is calling for a series of steps to improve their health and wellness. Paul Sam, a First Nations Health Authority representative for the Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201721 Views

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Ceremony Marks Expert Panel Report Recommendations to Prevent First Nations Youth Injury and Deaths in BC

November 15, 2017 Coast Salish Territory – Victoria, BC – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Coroners Service (BCCS) have released a new report that shares key findings and recommendations to prevent unintended First Nations youth and young adult injury and deaths in BC. A ceremony in the BC Legislature today marked the release of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201749 Views

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Recommendations released from Death Review Panel on First Nations youth – Government of BC

Nov. 15, 2017 COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VICTORIA – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Coroners Service (BCCS) have released a new report that shares key findings and recommendations to prevent unintended First Nations youth and young adult injury and deaths in British Columbia. A ceremony in Victoria’s Parliament Buildings today marked the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201762 Views

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2 Yukon staff members resign from MMIWG inquiry – APTN

November 15, 2017 Two Yukon staff members for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have resigned. Lawyer Karen Snowshoe told APTN News of her resignation in a Facebook message. Snowshoe said Melissa Carlick has also resigned Both women live in Whitehorse. As the legal counsel, Karen Snowshoe was the first […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201737 Views

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Inquiry fires 3 people in wake of Edmonton complaints – APTN

November 15, 2017 Three people have been fired after families complained of mistreatment by the MMIWG Inquiry, APTN News has learned. Two front-line staffers for the Yukon and one in Winnipeg were dumped, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night. “They are scapegoats,” a source not authorized to comment said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction.” It’s also a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201734 Views

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These Are My Words: A local author’s childhood experience at residential school – CBC

Ruby Slipperjack attended the Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie when she was 12 yrs old Nov 15, 2017 A member of the Eabametoong First Nation and acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack says her latest book — These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens — was one of the hardest projects […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201728 Views

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GNT: National day of remembrance for Road Crash Victims

YELLOWKNIFE (November 14, 2017) – On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day. The National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims is Canada’s way to remember and honour these victims and their families. It is commemorated the third Wednesday each November and is solemn reminder of the often preventative nature of these tragedies. […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201719 Views

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Thunder Bay Police – Missing Person: Jo-Ann Magiskan

Incident Date:  Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 17:15 Incident Number:  P17070489 Location:  Thunder Bay Date Published:  2017-11-12 Thunder Bay Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing person Jo-Ann MAGISKAN. She is described as being 25 years old, approximately 5 feet tall, 103 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A photo is […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201727 Views

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Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay – APTN

She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place where street gangs run drugs and women. “They gave me dope that caused a seizure and I almost died,” says the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201730 Views

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Government of Canada Designates Senior Judges in the Territories as Chief Justices

Changes to the Judges Act are about fairness and equal recognition of powers across jurisdictions November 14, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today highlighted long-awaited amendments to the Judges Act introduced as part of Bill C-63, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201735 Views

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Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – A new initiative involving dozens of partners from various fields will focus on ensuring some of the city’s most vulnerable get the right help they need when they need it. The Thunder Bay Situation Table officially launched Tuesday morning and includes representatives from more than 30 organizations across sectors – including […]

by aanationtalk on November 14, 201727 Views

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Father of woman missing in B.C. fundraises for drones to help other families – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2017 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ John Simpson is determined to use the novel experience he gained in a troubling search for his daughter to help others who have lost loved ones. Ashley Simpson went missing in Salmon Arm, B.C., in April 2016, and this spring her father […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201724 Views

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Inaugural community engagement summit inspires participants and brings new perspectives to the OHRC’s work

November 10, 2017 At the first-ever OHRC Community Advisory Group Summit, on November 8 and 9, 2017, approximately 50 representatives from various communities across Ontario offered their expertise, lived experience and creativity to help the OHRC create a sustainable and transparent approach to community engagement. “We know that the most effective way to build human […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201752 Views

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Video – ‘I felt let down’: Missing woman’s daughter disappointed in Edmonton police response – CBC

Nov 09, 2017 Vanessa Corado is still searching for her mother Freda Whiteman, who vanished in 2006 Eleven years after the mysterious disappearance of her mother, Vanessa Corado still can’t bring herself to hold a memorial service. “That would be putting my mom to rest,” Corado told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201732 Views

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Thunder Bay Situation Table launched to help vulnerable individuals – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and partners have come together to announce the launch of the Thunder Bay Situation Table, a community-driven initiative to help vulnerable individuals in the community. The Situation Table brings together more than 30 representatives from a variety of sectors – including mental health, addiction, justice, social services and education – to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 201742 Views

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Littlechild tells inquiry that violence against women and girls getting international attention – APTN

November 10, 2017 Wilton Littlechild, the grand chief of Treaty 6 territory, on which the Edmonton hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls took place, made a brief appearance on the final day of the hearings to offer encouragement to the commission and to the 75 witnesses who testified during […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201755 Views

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Lillooet RCMP looking for missing First Nations woman, Lacey Tom – Globalnews.ca

November 9, 2017 Lillooet RCMP are hoping the public can help them in their search for a missing First Nations woman, Lacey Tom. The 26-year-old was reported missing to police on Nov. 5 and was last seen before midnight on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Lillooet area. Her family and friends are very concerned about […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201745 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment to the Federal Court

November 9, 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 November 10, 201729 Views

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OHRC: Safer Ontario Act is a foundation to rebuild trust in law enforcement

November 9, 2017 In conversations about criminal justice reform, it has become cliché for leaders to conclude that sustainable solutions lie in “rebuilding trust.” And for good reason. A September 2017 poll found that six in 10 Torontonians would “be scared” if they were “pulled over by a police officer for no apparent reason.” When […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201736 Views

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Grant submissions invited to help make communities safer – Government of BC

Nov. 9, 2017 VANCOUVER – Those working to stop violence against women, helping Indigenous people heal from trauma, steering youth away from gang involvement, and doing other projects that benefit people and communities are invited to apply for civil forfeiture grants this fall. Details of the grant submission process – which is open from Nov. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201753 Views

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Survivor shares memories of ‘60s Scoop – Estevanmercury.ca

November 9, 2017 One of the speakers at the Lions International District 5SKS convention, hosted by the Estevan Lions Club at the Western Star Hotel this past weekend, was a survivor of the ‘60s Scoop. Dr. Jacqueline Maurice, a Métis woman who was born in Meadow Lake, said she wants to advocate for First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201751 Views

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Unofficial numbers could hike MMIWG total – APTN

November 9, 2017 Two riveting stories gripped the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Wednesday about the numbers of victims not officially considered missing or murdered. Virginia Littlewolf-Hunter described a fateful journey from nearly 50 years ago. She was a 15-year-old girl with her friend Shirley Dillon from Onion Lake First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201760 Views

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Family Information Liaison Unit Now Operational – Government of SK

November 9, 2017 The province’s new Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) is now open and providing services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Funded through Justice Canada, FILU is a dedicated unit within the Ministry of Justice designed to connect families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls with those […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201750 Views

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Québec Native Women reacts to the interim report of the NIMMIWG

Kahnawake, November 8th 2017 – Québec Native Women wishes to react to the publication of the interim report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG). Firstly, QNW appreciates the acknowledgement of the numerous challenges and obstacles faced by the team of the inquiry since the beginning of the process. The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201755 Views

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Family of Amber Tuccaro still waiting for answers – APTN

November 8, 2017 Paul Tuccaro, the brother of a murdered Mikisew Cree First Nation woman, spent most of his testimony before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls laying out his complaints about how the RCMP handled the case. He was the first witness to appear Tuesday during three days of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201727 Views

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RCMP Major Crimes – Arrest warrant issued in Lac La Biche Homicide investigation

November 7, 2017 Lac La Biche, Alberta Charges have been laid and an arrest warrant issued in relation to the murder of Michael Mountain which occurred on October 28th in Lac La Biche. In consultation with the St. Paul Crown Prosecutors office, 22-year-old Lloyd Wesley Boudreau of Lac La Biche has been charged with the first degree […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201719 Views

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Time for transformation’: Ontario introduces legislation to revamp Police Services Act – Daily Miner and News

November 7, 2017 The Treaty 3 Grand Chief says he welcomes the proposed legislative changes that would bring First Nations police forces under provincial standards. “The last review of the Police Services Act was in 1990 and it was time for transformation and [making] the Act more relevant,” Ogichidaa Francis Kavanagh said in a statement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201755 Views

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Live: ‘Just pray and ask for strength’: Alberta man to tell MMIWG hearings about murdered sister – CBC

Paul Tuccaro and his wife Judy hope their testimony will lead to justice for his sister, Amber Tuccaro Nov 07, 2017 Paul Tuccaro and his wife, Judy Cardinal travelled hundreds of kilometres from their home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on Monday to tell their story at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201740 Views

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