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RCMP video should shock Canadians: Sinclair

Credits:  The Canadian Press Former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Murray Sinclair says a video of a Mountie interrogating a young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse in B.C. foster care brings home in a “visceral way” a reality that Canadians should be shocked by and one that they need to see. The 2012 video was released publicly […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201913 Views

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UBCIC Denounces The RCMP’s Treatment of Sexual Assault Victim and Demands Immediate Justice

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – May 22nd, 2019) Last week, APTN released disturbing video footage from 2012 of an RCMP officer abusively interrogating an Indigenous youth who had reported a sexual assault. The officer questioned the young woman, asking if she was sexually aroused during the assault, what she did to try to stop it, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201915 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Solicitor General Jones – Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Hon. Sylvia Jones Ministry of the Solicitor General 18th Floor, George Drew Building 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6 Dear Solicitor General Jones: Thank you for providing the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) with the opportunity to tour Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in London, Ontario on March 21, 2019. I am writing today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201919 Views

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Island Lake RCMP investigate drowning of a 4-year-old boy

May 21, 2019 St. Theresa Point , Manitoba On May 20th, 2019 at approximately 12:30 am, Island Lake RCMP received a call from St. Theresa Point First Nation Safety Officers (FNSO), advising of an unresponsive four-year-old male in the community. The initial investigation has determined that the child was last seen in the early evening of May 19, 2019. A ground search […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201916 Views

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The death of Colten Boushie and the ongoing fight for justice for Indigenous peoples – Rabble.ca

May 22, 2019 On August 9, 2016 Colten Boushie, a 22-year old Indigenous man, was shot in the back of the head by Gerald Stanley in Biggar, Saskatchewan. While Stanley was charged with second-degree murder, the trial and his eventual acquittal demonstrated a tragic amount of carelessness with Colten’s case. With his body being left […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201920 Views

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Government of Canada funding community-led services to support at-risk individuals in Vancouver

May 21, 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada is supporting at-risk individuals and ensuring those in vulnerable situations have access to the help they need to lead safe and healthy lives. Today, the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, the Honourable Bill Blair, announced that over $2 million […]

by pnationtalk on May 22, 201918 Views

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Indigenous Youth Under Colonization: Canada and Palestine

Credits: Justice for Palestinians Calgary A forum for Indigenous youth in Canada and Palestine hosted by Justice for Palestinians Calgary and our Indigenous friends. This brought together youth and leaders from both communities and the public to talk about the impact of colonization on the lives of youth in areas of health, education, justice, and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201940 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Saskatchewan

From: Department of Justice Canada May 21, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201933 Views

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Diplomat, peacekeeper: Saskatchewan First Nation awaits Poundmaker exoneration – paNOW

May 20, 2019 When Milton Tootoosis thinks about the planned exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, he breaks down. A headman and councillor at Poundmaker Cree Nation, about a two-hour drive from Saskatoon, Tootoosis says absolving the chief of any guilt in a battle with federal forces almost 135 years ago makes him think about the resiliency […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201915 Views

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Akwesasne’s Henry Lickers becomes first Indigenous IJC commissioner – The Cornwall Standard Freeholder

May 20, 2019 AKWESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s top environmental scientist, Henry Lickers, has become the first Indigenous person appointed to the International Joint Commission (IJC). Lickers was one of two new commissioners appointed to represent Canada on the IJC, along with Merrell-Ann Phare, a lawyer who has worked with many Indigenous groups. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 201947 Views

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It will take ‘rewiring all of us’ to change myths about sexual assault victims: reporter – CBC

Robyn Doolittle weighs in on video of police asking teen if she was ‘turned on’ by alleged sexual assault May 17, 2019 A video of an RCMP officer interrogating an Indigenous teen about an alleged sexual assault demonstrates that he doesn’t understand the laws around consent, says an investigative reporter who has covered the topic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201969 Views

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PPSC Deskbook updated with Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

Ottawa – May 17, 2019 – The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) announced changes today to the “Decision to Prosecute” chapter of the PPSC Deskbook in response to recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The PPSC Deskbook sets standards of conduct for federal prosecutors to ensure the objectivity, fairness, transparency, and consistency of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201964 Views

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Mushuau Innu First Nation welcomes new safety officers

Eight community members graduate from community safety training course May 17, 2019 — Slemon Park, Traditional Mi’kmaq Territory, Prince Edward Island — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the health and safety of First Nation communities. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, joins Chief John Nui of […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201935 Views

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Man sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Jeanenne Fontaine – Global News

May 17, 2019 A man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the death of an Indigenous woman who was killed during a botched robbery. Jeanenne Fontaine, who was 29, was shot and her Winnipeg home set on fire in 2017 when three men came to her house to collect […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201928 Views

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Yukon incarceration rate drops 30% – CBC

Average custody rates and number of admissions lowest in 5 years May 17, 2019 Yukon’s adult incarceration rate, and its number of admissions, dropped more than any other province or territory between 2016 and 2018. According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, Yukon’s adult incarceration rate, which counts the average number of inmates in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201918 Views

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Anishinabek Police Service says impact of Project Disruption felt in remote communities – CBC

Joint police task force has seized $1.5 million in drugs, 13 guns in Thunder Bay May 17, 2019 Despite its focus to date being in Thunder Bay, the effects of Project Disruption are being felt throughout the region, an inspector with the Anishinabek Police Service (APS) said. APS is one of four police services participating […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201914 Views

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Tagish explosion and fire was accidental, report concludes – CBC

May 17, 2019 Propane tanks exploded and spread fire on May 7, destroying two buildings The office of Yukon’s fire marshal has posted its conclusions online regarding a fire and explosion in Tagish, Yukon. The residential fire flattened a house and destroyed another building on May 7 before spreading across grass fields toward neighbouring properties. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201915 Views

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Ontario Budget Bill Will Mean More Indigenous People On Juries – Huffington Post

The change “is one positive step forward,” Six Nations Chief Ava Hill said. TORONTO — Ontario should see more Indigenous people sitting on juries after the Progressive Conservative government’s budget bill comes into effect. Bill 100, which is in the final stages of being passed into law, includes a schedule that will change the way […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201916 Views

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The IBA is Proud to recognize IBA Member Tina Dion on her appointment to the bench.

The Indigenous Bar Association is Proud to recognize IBA Member Tina Dion on her appointment to the bench. JudgeTina Dion, a member of Kehewin Cree Nation, was appointed by the Government of British Columbia to the BC Provincial Court effective May 29, 2019. Judge Dion will be assigned to the Fraser region with chambers in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201932 Views

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Canada’s criminal justice system stressed and nearing a breaking point, says a federal parole officer survey by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees of Canada

OTTAWA (May 16, 2019) – A national survey of Canadian parole officers conducted by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE), a federal public service organization, says Canada’s correctional system is stressed and nearing a breaking point – with a majority of respondents asserting their working conditions often prevent them from properly assessing, supervising […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201932 Views

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Family organizing search for missing Regina woman – 980 CJME

May 16, 2019 Family members and friends of Jenaya Wapemoose are to gather in Regina on Saturday to search for the missing woman. Wapemoose, a 22-year-old mother of one, hasn’t been seen or heard from since April 7. On Saturday at 11 a.m., people are to meet on a lot owned by the Cowessess First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201946 Views

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The IBA is proud to recognize long-time IBA Member Evelyn J. Baxter on her appointment to the bench.

The Indigenous Bar Association is proud to recognize long-time IBA Member Evelyn J. Baxter on her appointment to the bench. Justice Baxter is a member of Marten Falls First Nation. Her lived experience of First Nations issues and culture will be an asset to the judiciary that cannot be overstated. Justice Baxter will serve in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201929 Views

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MPs Decry ‘Disgusting’ RCMP Treatment Of Indigenous Teen Reporting Sex Assault – HuffPost Canada

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale called the interrogation “abhorrent.” OTTAWA — Federal politicians are condemning a video of an RCMP officer conducting an “abhorrent” interrogation of an Indigenous teen who reported she’d been sexually assaulted. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett calls the interrogation “disgusting.” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale calls the interrogation techniques shown in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201943 Views

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Government of Canada hosts a symposium on Indigenous justice systems

May 15, 2019 – Gatineau, Quebec – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada is renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Today, on behalf of the Honourable David Lametti, Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, spoke […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201956 Views

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Waiting for family’s remains has taken toll: chief – The Chronicle Journal

A funeral service for a Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation woman and her four young children who died earlier this month in a house fire is to take place on Friday. The band announced the funeral Wednesday while noting the difficulties of bringing the remains to the remote community located about 600 kilometres north of Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201943 Views

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Prime Minister announces advisory board to select the next Supreme Court justice

May 15, 2019 The Government of Canada is committed to appointing Supreme Court of Canada Justices in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. That is why, in 2016, the Government of Canada launched a new process that tasked an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board with identifying suitable candidates who are jurists […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201935 Views

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MPs slam RCMP for asking Indigenous teen reporting sex assault if she was ‘turned on by this at all’ – Global News

May 15, 2019 Members of Parliament from both sides of the aisle did not hold back in condemning the revelations of a media report this week that found a Kelowna RCMP officer interrogating an Indigenous teen reporting a sexual assault had asked her: “Were you turned on by this at all?” APTN News reported on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201946 Views

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‘Were you turned on by this at all?’: RCMP officer asks Indigenous youth during sexual assault report – APTN News

May 13, 2019 Video obtained by APTN Investigates shows a Kelowna RCMP officer interviewing an under-aged Indigenous teen for more than two hours after she reported a sexual assault while in care of the B.C child welfare system. APTN is protecting the victim’s identity. The youth is left alone with male officers throughout the two […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201971 Views

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Judge to rule ‘as quickly as possible’ on dispute between MMIWG inquiry and RCMP – CBC

May 14, 2019 ​​​​​​​RCMP legal team says files can’t be handed over because investigations are active With its final report just weeks away from being released, the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls was in federal court this week, fighting for access to two files from RCMP. The hearing wrapped Tuesday […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201939 Views

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Frozen Justice videos explore Canadian crime film research

The University of Winnipeg is proud to announce the launch of a new video series looking at how crime is depicted in Canadian films. The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in the University of Winnipeg Faculty Club. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Frozen Justice: Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201926 Views

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Celebrating remarkable teachers at the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception – UM Today

May 14, 2019 — On May 6, 2019, the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning hosted the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception (STRR). The event gave outstanding graduating students a chance to publicly recognize and thank those primary, secondary and post-secondary teachers who were instrumental in their academic success. At the event, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201960 Views

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New Rules Proposed for Police Officers in Mississauga – insauga.com

May 14, 2019 Overdoses are a common problem in Mississauga and other cities, and some believe the police need to do more to help. In the beginning of May, Natalia Kusendova, MPP for Mississauga Centre, introduced the Mandatory Police Training Act, 2019. If passed, this Private Member’s Bill will make it mandatory for all police […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201926 Views

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Amendments Made to Indian Day School Proposed Settlement Agreement to Address Survivors’ Concerns

Ottawa, Ontario (May 14, 2019) — The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “The Government of Canada wants survivors to be able to move through the McLean Indian Day School settlement process as easily as possible, and without being re-traumatized. This settlement process has been streamlined so that class members should […]

by pnationtalk on May 14, 2019102 Views

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New Justices Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

May 13, 2019 Ministry of the Attorney General The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General for Ontario, has announced the appointment of six new justices to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective May 23, 2019. Justice Evelyn J Baxter has extensive legal experience, including over ten years as an adjudicator with the Independent Assessment Process, the federal […]

by pnationtalk on May 14, 201929 Views

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Manitoba Invests in Mental Health Assessment, Crime Prevention Initiatives with RCMP

May 13, 2019 Additional Detachments to Receive Mobile Mental Health Response Tool: Cullen The Manitoba government is providing more than $546,000 to support new resources for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachments across the province including $200,000 to expand the use of the HealthIM assessment tool and significant investments to make communities safer, Justice Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201928 Views

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SK Government: Traffic Safety Fund Grants Awarded To 27 Safety Projects Across The Province

May 13, 2019 Communities throughout Saskatchewan will benefit from 27 traffic safety projects approved for funding from the proceeds of photo speed enforcement (PSE). The PSE Committee has awarded the first round of Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants, providing a total of $498,732 for 27 projects, including intersection and crosswalk improvements, speed display signs, pedestrian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201919 Views

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MMIWG: Love and Support to the Mothers of Indigenous Daughters

May 12, 2019 As we approach Mother’s Day, we send our love and support to the mothers of Indigenous daughters who were murdered or disappeared, to the children left behind and the families grieving the loss of a loved one. We have been forever changed by our experience serving on the National Inquiry into Missing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201926 Views

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Open Letter: UBCIC Condemns the Reprehensible Persecution of Margot Pérez and All Forms of Violence and Intimidation Against Indigenous Peoples in El Salvador

May 10, 2019 Dear Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria: The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) stands in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of El Salvador who share with the First Nations of Canada a history of invasion, colonization, and cultural genocide. It is in this solidarity and the commitment to justice that UBCIC writes to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201918 Views

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RCMP investigating hit and run that left one man injured

The Northeast District RCMP is investigating after hit and run collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on the Esgenoôpetitj First Nation. On May 12, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., a 22-year-old man from the Elsipogtog First Nation was struck by a vehicle while walking along Micmac Road in the community of Esgenoôpetitj. The driver […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201917 Views

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B.C. appoints three new provincial court judges

May 10, 2019 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is appointing three new provincial court judges to support the judiciary with the resources needed to continue providing access to justice. The additional appointments will be assigned to Port Coquitlam, Richmond and Surrey. They are: Judge Tina Dion, Q.C. (effective May 29, 2019) Judge Glenn […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201923 Views

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Family says there’s justice for an Indigenous woman after man convicted in her killing

Credits: The Canadian Press Christine Wood’s family and Indigenous leaders react after man found guilty of her murder. (May 8, 2019.) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… The Canadian Press is Canada’s most trusted news leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content for online, mobile and emerging platforms.

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 201994 Views

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BC Government: Local governments, First Nations to get firefighting funding

May 10, 2019 PEACHLAND – Volunteer and composite fire departments throughout B.C. will receive a $5-million boost for equipment and training through the Province’s Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), distributed through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). This $5 million is part of a newly established funding stream to help eligible applicants in local government […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201980 Views

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MMIW chief commissioner recommends automatic first-degree murder charges for killings of Indigenous women – Ottawa Citizen

‘It means criminalizing all men who commit violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. What’s wrong with that?’ May 10, 2019 OTTAWA — The chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is recommending the justice system be tougher on people who commit crimes against Indigenous women, girls and LGBT […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201962 Views

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Grandmothers walk in protest against child welfare system, proposed federal legislation – CBC

Walk from 4 directions converges at Winnipeg’s Museum for Human Rights May 10, 2019 Led by a group of grandmothers, people walked from four directions Friday in Winnipeg to support grandmothers and mothers who have had children taken by the child welfare system and to protest Bill C-92. The walk started in four different Winnipeg […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201961 Views

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‘Show up’: Tanya Brooks sparks call to action 10 years after her death – Global News

May 9, 2019 The Brooks family house in Millbrook First Nation, N.S. has a porch overlooking the community’s cemetery. On a quiet day, Vanessa Brooks sits there and speaks to her sister Tanya, whose remains are buried just past a hammock strung between trees at the edge of the yard. Sometimes, she and her two […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201937 Views

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OPP and Treaty Three Police investigate sudden death in Onigaming First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner and News

May 10, 2019 Kenora OPP and the Treaty Three Police Service are investigating a sudden death in Onigaming First Nation. A man’s body was found near Siibinsing Road on May 7 in the First Nation, approximately 120 kilometres south of Kenora. On May 9, the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201952 Views

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Remote Ontario First Nation declares emergency over fire deaths – Toronto Sun

BIG TROUT LAKE, Ont. — A remote Indigenous community in northern Ontario where five people died in a house fire last week is so overwhelmed with grief that it has declared an emergency. The blaze on May 2 killed a foster mother, her biological daughter and three children she was raising at the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201937 Views

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Grand Chief Garrison Settee Statement on the Outcome of Overby Trial

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB. Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Garrison Settee said “I want to express my continued support for the Wood family. The journey for justice, for Christine Wood has been a difficult one. I cannot begin to imagine the pain felt by the Wood family on such tragic loss of their […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201941 Views

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Gladue report not an ‘easy out’ loophole, says Indigenous leader – Global News

Brett Overby, convicted this week of second-degree murder in the death of a young Indigenous woman, is pursuing a controversial legal move prior to his July 2 sentencing. Overby’s lawyer asked the court for a Gladue report as Overby’s trial wrapped up Wednesday. A Gladue report is a pre-sentencing and bail hearing report that Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201933 Views

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Canada and the Poundmaker Cree Nation to mark exoneration of Chief Poundmaker at special community ceremony

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada News release May 9, 2019 — Poundmaker Cree Nation, SK Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada — Poundmaker Cree Nation The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples, creating one based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. A vital part of this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201942 Views

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