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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Statement on the Defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women)

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee released the following statement regarding the defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women). “The BC Assembly of First Nations is deeply disappointed that Bill […]

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Missing – 22 Year-Old Raelene Parenteau – Manitobapost

WINNIPEGOSIS – RCMP are looking for 22 year-old Raelene Parenteau of Dauphin, Manitoba. Raelene was last seen by her family in Duck Bay on April 5 and was believed to be heading to Winnipeg. Raelene is Indigenous, 5′ 4″, 160 lbs, with brown eyes, light brown hair and a “Ceaira” tattoo on her right arm. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201911 Views

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BC Government: Programs target those who commit violence in relationships

April 18, 2019 VICTORIA – Prevention and intervention programs for perpetrators of domestic violence is the focus of nearly $300,000 in funding that is being awarded to 10 community organizations throughout the province. “Our government continues to work collaboratively with partners in the community to ensure the safety of women, children and anyone who is […]

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Media Advisory – Launch of the Edmonton Community Industry in support of Indigenous offender employment

From: Correctional Service Canada April 18, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada Members of the media are invited to the official opening of the Correctional Service of Canada’s Edmonton Community Industry hosted by CORCAN and the Citizen Advisory Committees (Prairies). Date April 25, 2019 Time 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Opening ceremony and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20198 Views

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KRPF Officers’ Quick Response Saves Woman’s Life

In Salluit, two officers of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) rescued a woman from a life threatening situation on March 26, 2019. Constables Mathieu Verret-Dion and Frederik Grenier were responding to a distress call with very limited information. Using their field experience, the two police officers were able to piece together the partial information […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 20198 Views

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Indigenous women across Canada come forward with accounts of forced sterilization, says lawyer – Radio Canada International

A proposed class action lawsuit alleging the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada is turning up reports from more than one hundred women who say it happened to them. “Some of the women did not realize that physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, the government — couldn’t make decisions for them about their bodies,” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201913 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for women’s organizations in Manitoba

Eleven organizations across Manitoba are receiving funding to ensure women’s and Indigenous organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 18, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, […]

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FSIN wants Indigenous kids in Indigenous care, says gov. isn’t helping – CKOM

April 17, 2019 “Saskatchewan First Nations are ready to take over and to assert that jurisdiction and to bring our children home to our communities,” said David Pratt, vice-chief with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN). He’s pushing to have the provincial government hand jurisdiction of all the Indigenous children in social services’ care […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Ontario’s Tri-Cities area

Seven projects from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Brantford are receiving funding to ensure women’s organizations can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 17, 2019 – Kitchener, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free […]

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Federal climate law crucial to Indigenous constitutional rights, court told – Toronto Star

April 17, 2019 TORONTO—The federal government has no choice but to tackle greenhouse gas emissions given the catastrophic impact unchecked global warming will have on Canada’s Indigenous people, Ontario’s top court heard on Wednesday. As such, First Nations groups said, Ottawa’s carbon-price law helps protect their constitutional rights to the hunting and fishing on which […]

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Winnipegosis RCMP looking for missing female

April 17, 2019 On April 14, 2019 at approximately 5 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP were notified of a missing female. Twenty-two-year-old Raelene Parenteau, of Dauphin, was last seen on April 5th by family members in Duck Bay and was believed to be heading to Winnipeg. Raelene is Indigenous, 5′ 4″, 160 lbs, with brown eyes, light […]

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CHRC: Number of people contacting CHRC to complain at all-time high

April 17, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission In its 2018 Annual Report released today, the Canadian Human Rights Commission says more people contacted the Commission to ask for help than any other year in its history. In addition, the Commission accepted its highest number of complaints in over ten years, at […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201929 Views

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Sentencing hearing for man who killed Manitoba woman in botched robbery – StarPhoenix

April 17, 2019 WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man found guilty in the death and asked how a life could be worth only $45. In January, a jury convicted Jason Meilleur of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine. Fontaine was shot […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201914 Views

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Treaty 3 Police Unveil New Police Unit Design – NetNewsLedger

April 17, 2019 FORT FRANCES – Treaty 3 Police are showing off a new look for the service which showcases Indigenous tradition on their newest police unit. Treaty Three Police Service showcased their new vehicle design at the First Nation Chiefs of Police Meeting in Hull, Quebec. The Service says “These new vehicle designs will […]

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‘They failed to protect Amy’: Child welfare agency, foster home sued for $5.5M over teen’s suicide – APTN News

April 16, 2019 The family of Amy Jane Owen is suing the child welfare agency and the foster home where the 13-year-old died by suicide thousands of kilometres away from her community. The statement of claim was filed Tuesday and alleges Tikinagan Child and Family Services and Mary Homes are responsible for Owen’s “wrongful death” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201931 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Alberta

April 17, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

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Historic Niijaansinaanik agency to protect Indigenous children – Anishinabek News

April 17, 2019 NIPISSING FIRST NATION—A newly independent Indigenous child and family protection service celebrated with a Spring Forward Ceremony and a new name. The Waabnoong Bemjiwang Child and Family Services will separate from the Tribal Council, become incorporated and will be known as Niijaansinaanik. The new name means “our children”. Niijaansinaanik will provide child […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201915 Views

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Woman says child protection system failed her and her kids in time of need – CBC

‘We got nothing,’ says woman of promises of counselling, care after knife attack Apr 16, 2019 A mom says after she was attacked and seriously injured by her ex-partner four months ago, the Northwest Territories child protection system re-victimized her and her children by repeatedly trying to apprehend the kids. The woman told CBC News […]

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Does Yellowknife need a more visible police presence? – Cabin Radio

April 16, 2019 The priorities of Yellowknife’s police and municipal enforcement officers are being discussed by city councillors, with their visibility downtown central to the debate. Yellowknife’s RCMP detachment asks councillors for input on its priorities each year, while council separately provides the City of Yellowknife’s municipal enforcement offers a set of priorities. “Visibility” is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201920 Views

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Project Devote investigators conducting enquiries in St.Ambroise in hopes of finding new information on the murder of Crystal Saunders

April 16, 2019 St.Ambroise, Manitoba Project Devote, Manitoba’s Task Force for missing and murdered exploited persons, is requesting the public’s assistance with the homicide of Crystal Shannon Saunders. Crystal was last seen in the late evening hours of Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in the West End area of Winnipeg. Her body was discovered the following day near […]

by pnationtalk on April 16, 201929 Views

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NTI: Kivalliq Hall Recognized as a Residential School

(April 15, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) executive committee members Aluki Kotierk and David Ningeongan have shared that the Kivalliq Hall in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut is now a recognized Residential School under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and encourage former students to get photo identification. Former students of Kivalliq Hall who […]

by pnationtalk on April 16, 201957 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Fight Courts for RCMP Files – Manitobapost

April 16, 2019 OTTAWA — The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is fighting in court for access to two RCMP files the national police force is refusing to hand over. The inquiry is set to issue its long−awaited report in June, but says it wants the contested Mountie files to complete its […]

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UCCM constable presented with national policing award – My Espanola Now

April 16, 2019 First Nation police officers from across Canada gathered in Gatineau, Quebec to honour their own at a national conference. This was a special year for a Manitoulin Island constable. United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Service Constable, Josh Shokan, was presented with a Distinguished Services Award for Investigative Contributions at the […]

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Crown won’t pursue charges against Coastal GasLink protesters – JWN Energy

April 16, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The B.C. prosecution service says it does not have enough evidence to pursue charges of criminal contempt against 14 people who were arrested in January when RCMP enforced an interim court injunction at a pipeline blockade on the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s traditional territory. The prosecution service says in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201935 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment for women’s organization in Corner Brook

From: Status of Women Canada Corner Brook Status of Women Council receiving funding to ensure it can continue providing essential supports to women and their families April 13, 2019 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 201922 Views

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Inquest into the Deaths of Henry Meekis and Harold McDonald Announced

April 12, 2019 Dr. David Cameron, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, announced today that an inquest will be held into the deaths of Henry Meekis and Harold McDonald. Mr. Meekis, 58, died on December 23, 2012, and Mr. McDonald, 52, died on January 6, 2013, in separate incidents when their grooming machines broke through ice […]

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women’s inquiry wages court fight for RCMP files – 980 CJME

April 15, 2019 OTTAWA — The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is fighting in court for access to two RCMP files the national police force is refusing to hand over. The inquiry is set to issue its long-awaited report in June, but says it wants the contested Mountie files to complete its […]

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UFCW attends Indigenous Rights lobby day on Parliament Hill

Ottawa – April 15, 2019 – Representatives from UFCW Canada’s National Office and Local Unions recently joined labour activists from across the country for an Indigenous Rights lobby day on Parliament Hill. The event was co-ordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and saw more than 130 trade unionists and community allies meet with 78 […]

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An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs – CBC

Tim Hogan heard several reasons for 5-hour detention, but he believes it was racism Apr 15, 2019 Timothy Adam Hogan grasped the X-ray machine at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton while a customs officer stood by his side, expecting to find smuggled drugs in Hogan’s digestive tract. As the Indigenous artist waited for […]

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RCMP arrest three ‘grandmothers’ at Alton Gas protest site – MRO

FORT ELLIS, N.S. – Three women described as “grassroots grandmothers” were arrested Wednesday at a rural construction site north of Halifax, where an Indigenous protest camp has long held up a company’s contentious plan to build a natural gas storage facility. The blockade was started more than two years ago to stop Alton Gas from […]

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Statement – A fundamental human right: CHRC welcomes national housing strategy legislation

April 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues this statement: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes the federal government’s introduction of federal housing legislation, in particular the appointment […]

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BC Government: Seizures of proceeds of crime lead to safer communities

April 12, 2019 SURREY – Programs that mentor youth to resist joining gangs, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from just over $6 million in grants supporting government crime prevention priorities. In total, more than 170 local organizations and projects – led by community not-for-profits, school districts, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201961 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory […]

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

From: Department of Justice Canada April 11, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue […]

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Boy missing since March 15 could be in Saskatoon, Regina or North Battleford, say RCMP – StarPhoenix

A 13-year-old boy from Muskowekwan First Nation who has been missing since March 15 could be in Regina, Saskatoon or North Battleford. According to an RCMP news release, Jaiven Lloyd Morin was last seen near Punnichy on March 15 and has not returned home since. He was reported missing to the RCMP later that day. […]

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Honour and privilege’ to be new Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Chief, says Roland Morrison – CBC

‘If you have it within you to dream and set goals for yourself,’ you can rise through ranks, says Morrison Apr 12, 2019 The new chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS), serving 35 First Nations communities in northern Ontario, said it is a “real honour and an extreme privilege” to be named leader […]

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Supreme Court upholds residential school compensation for former student – Ottawa Citizen

April 12, 2019 OTTAWA — A former residential-school student is entitled to compensation for abuse at the hands of a nun, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that helps clarify the scope of appeals in such cases. The decision came Friday in the case of an Indigenous man, known only as J.W. […]

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Critics of lack of diversity on Hamilton police board say they’re not going away – CBC

Apr 12, 2019 Critics who say the city missed an opportunity to add diversity to the Hamilton Police Services board say they’re not letting the matter drop. About 20 people held “representation matters” signs at a police services board meeting Thursday, a protest of what they say is a lack of voices from marginalized communities […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201921 Views

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Years of listening to residential school survivors taught Eleanore Sunchild not to fear the truth – StarPhoenix

“What we’ve accomplished at Sunchild Law has been something so very special. Not just to myself, but in the whole history of colonization.” POUNDMAKER II — Eleanore Sunchild is a carrier of secrets. For more than a decade, the Cree lawyer listened to the stories of residential school survivors, carefully recording the details of the […]

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NL Government: Correctional Services Act to Be Proclaimed This Year

April 11, 2019 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will introduce amendments to the Correctional Services Act that will facilitate seeing the Act proclaimed and regulations coming into force over the next year. First introduced in 2011, the Act was drafted to align with recommendations made in the […]

by pnationtalk on April 12, 201915 Views

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The Axon Network Expands Through Canada with Kingston, Treaty Three, South Simcoe and Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Services Deploying Axon Evidence

Canadian agencies use Axon Evidence to store, manage and share digital evidence TORONTO, April 11, 2019 — Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and its subsidiary Axon Public Safety Canada Inc. (“Axon Canada”), today announced that the Kingston, Treaty Three, South Simcoe and Tsuu T’ina Nation police services have joined […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201928 Views

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Suspicious death of Indigenous woman raised in Nova Scotia legislature – Global News

The unsettling issues surrounding the long list of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada were drawn into sharp focus Thursday at the Nova Scotia legislature. Relatives of Cassidy Bernard, a 22-year-old mother of infant twins, delivered heartfelt statements to remind the province about the Mi’kmaq woman’s mysterious death in October, a crime that remains […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201960 Views

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Mark Bonokoski: Finally, report coming from inquiry into vanquished Indigenous women – The Telegram

OTTAWA, Ont. — It’s been a long time coming — with demands for millions more in cash along the way, the resignations of key players over dysfunction and numerous requests for deadline extensions — but finally there is a date on the calendar for the release of all its findings and its judgments. There’s great […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201928 Views

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Letters to the Editor, April 11, 2019: Youngsters shocked teepees were vandalized – Regina Leader-Post

April 11, 2019 School kids urge respect for teepees We are a Grade 5 class at Wascana Plains School here in Regina. We saw the article Two teepees slashed in front of First Nations University of Canada from April 8. We were furious, upset and sad to read that the teepees were vandalized. Our class […]

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Statement by Ministers Goodale and Lametti on the Government Response to Human Trafficking Report

From: Public Safety Canada Ottawa – April 10, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement regarding the Government Response to the 24th Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201948 Views

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1-833-MMI-FIND, a New Provincial Helpline Providing Support to Indigenous Families When Loved Ones Go Missing

Fredericton, April 1, 2019 – The New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council (NBAPC), in partnership with Gignoo Transition House, are proudly announcing the establishment of a provincial helpline for the families and communities of missing Aboriginal people in New Brunswick. This initiative is part of the community driven project Looking Out For Each Other: Assisting Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201928 Views

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Nova Scotia RCMP arrest three at Alton Gas protest site (update) – HalifaxToday.ca

Indigenous demonstrators and their supporters have maintained a two-year blockade to thwart a company’s plan to create underground caverns to store natural gas FORT ELLIS, N.S. — The RCMP have arrested three people at a construction site north of Halifax, where Indigenous demonstrators and their supporters have maintained a two-year blockade to thwart a company’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201924 Views

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Outcomes of enforcement of court-ordered injunction in Stewiacke

April 10, 2019 This morning, Nova Scotia RCMP attended a site on Riverside Rd. in Fort Ellis, Stewiacke, to enforce a court-ordered injunction against demonstrators impeding a natural gas project at Riverside Rd. in Fort Ellis, Stewiacke. The Order included obligations for the RCMP to enforce the terms of the Injunction. At about 9 a.m., […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201948 Views

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Three arrested at Alton Gas site as RCMP urge protesters to leave – CBC

Police have now removed roadblock on rural road north of Halifax Apr 10, 2019 RCMP officers enforcing a court-ordered injunction arrested three protesters Wednesday at an encampment next to the site of a controversial natural gas project at Fort Ellis, N.S. Police said in a news release that three women were taken into custody for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201938 Views

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Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Plaintiffs Release Joint Statement

TORONTO, April 9, 2019 – A joint statement was released this morning by the lead plaintiffs in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement. Please find the joint statement below. Honouring Garry McLean’s Legacy: The Truth about the Indian Day School Settlement In March, when we gathered together to announce the news of a settlement for […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201936 Views

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