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Family ‘waiting for answers’ as death deemed not suspicious – Cabin Radio

July 31, 2018 Family members said they were “still waiting for answers” as RCMP in British Columbia declared Brittany Martel’s death “not suspicious” on Tuesday. The Hay River Reserve 27-year-old’s body was discovered by chance at the side of BC’s Highway 5, south of Merritt, a little over a week ago. Without elaborating on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201822 Views

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NTI is Pleased with Justice Ruling to Include Kivalliq Hall as an Eligible Residential School

(July 31, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk stated today that NTI is pleased with the Nunavut Court of Appeal’s judgment to include Kivalliq Hall as an eligible Residential School under the Residential School Settlement Agreement. The issue was a long standing dispute with the Government of Canada since 2007. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201825 Views

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Manitoba RCMP cite ‘hateful and threatening’ language against Indigenous people – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 31, 2018  FLIN FLON, Man. _ Two women have been charged with inciting hatred after someone proposed having a “shoot a Indian day” on social media in northern Manitoba. RCMP say the women, along with another who has not yet been arrested, posted hateful messages on Facebook after vehicles were vandalized in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201822 Views

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Alberta appoints five judges, still seeking to fill prosecutor slots – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 31, 2018  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s justice minister says the government has hired five new provincial court judges and continues work to get new Crown prosecutors in place. Kathleen Ganley says four of the judge positions were created in the last budget, while the fifth was a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201824 Views

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Behchoko RCMP seek public’s help to locate missing man – My Yellowknife Now

Jul. 31st, 2018 The RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find a missing man. Behchoko RCMP are seeking the public’s help to locate 21-year-old Jermaine Joe Camsell. Camsell is described as Indigenous, 165 cm / 5’5” tall, 60 kg / 132 lbs, slim build, with black hair and brown eyes. He was reported […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201828 Views

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Stacy Lee Kong: “If It Feels Like Racism In Canada Is Getting Worse, That’s Because It Is” – Flare

So why do we still think we’re better than our neighbours to the south? It has not been a good month for “race-based violence.” On July 13, an Indigenous man in Thunder Bay, Ont. was allegedly assaulted, in what local leaders are calling a hate crime. Two days later, two brothers, 19-year-old Janis Corhamzic and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201828 Views

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Criminality not suspected in death of woman – RCMP NB

July 31, 2018 The RCMP do not believe criminality was involved in the death of a woman on the Elsipogtog First Nation over the weekend. On July 28, 2018, shortly after 2:30 a.m., police from the Southeast District RCMP received a 911 call to respond to a residence on Main Street on Elsipogtog First Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201817 Views

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Death on N.B. First Nation not considered a criminal matter: Mounties – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 31, 2018  ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, N.B. _ Police say they don’t believe criminality was involved in the death of a 22-year-old woman on a New Brunswick First Nation last weekend. Police found the woman’s body outside a residence in Elsipogtog First Nation just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201831 Views

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YT Government: Eight projects receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds

Eight community-led projects focused on crime prevention are receiving $121,768 in funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. Many of the projects receiving funding aim to reach youth and provide opportunities for them to form relationships and build life skills. They open up possibilities for youth to create healthy lifestyles through sport, music […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201824 Views

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Feds won’t decriminalize any drugs besides cannabis, despite calls from cities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018 By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government says it will not consider decriminalizing drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada’s major cities to consider the measure. As the opioid epidemic washes over the country, Montreal and Toronto are echoing Vancouver and urging the federal government to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201827 Views

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The Commission unveils its calendar for final hearings stretch

VAL-D’OR, QC, July 31, 2018 – Commissioner Jacques Viens and the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress team are set to undertake their final hearings stretch this fall. As already mentioned by Commissioner Jacques Viens, CERP’s hearings are set to end in December. Still, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201839 Views

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Small group of Nova Scotia restorative justice caseworkers strike for better pay – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A small band of caseworkers in Nova Scotia’s ground-breaking restorative justice system are on strike to win “wage fairness” as they struggle with caseloads they say have doubled since 2016. The group, comprised of five women and one man from the Halifax-area […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201835 Views

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Disappearances of Canada’s indigenous women remain unsolved, decades on

Credits: FRANCE 24 English Published on Jul 2, 2018 Over the past 30 years, over 1,000 indigenous women have been killed or reported missing in Canada, often last seen or found along a 720-kilometre section of road nicknamed the Highway of Tears. After decades of indifference from the authorities, their fate is finally becoming a […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201886 Views

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Joint Investigation concerning a Homicide in Akwesasne

July 27, 2018 Akwesasne, July 26th 2018 – The Sûreté du Québec’s Crimes Against the Person Investigation Service, in collaboration with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service and the St. Regis Tribal Police, are currently investigating a homicide following the discovery of unidentified human remains, yesterday, near St. Regis Island, in Akwesasne. The investigation has revealed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201825 Views

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Ontario Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Province joins local and international partners in raising awareness July 30, 2018 Today, Ontario joins the international community to raise awareness of human trafficking and make it clear that this heinous crime will not be tolerated in our communities. “I think a lot of Ontarians would be shocked to learn that girls, women and vulnerable […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201824 Views

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Fire Fighter Death Under Investigation – 89.5 The Lake FM

July 30, 2018 The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Provincial Police and the Coroner’s office are now investigating the death of an Alberta man, fighting wild fire in northwestern Ontario. The Kehwein Cree First Nation says Jerry Gadwa died last Thursday during fire suppression efforts near Red Lake. Gadwa was in his 40’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201825 Views

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Sentencing hearing for Manitoba dad guilty of manslaughter in toddler’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2018 WINNIPEG _ A sentencing hearing is underway for a Manitoba father convicted of manslaughter in the death of his 21-month-old daughter. A jury found Daniel Williams guilty in February in the 2014 death of Kierra Elektra Starr Williams on Peguis First Nation. Court heard Williams didn’t do anything to keep […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201835 Views

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Woman can keep home on reserve even though she is not a band member: judge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2018  By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A Nova Scotia judge says the widow of a former First Nations chief can stay in their family home on reserve land even though she is not a member of the band or a status Indian. Marlene Toney’s occupancy became an issue […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201835 Views

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Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth Supports a Sovereign Indigenous Advocate

July 26, 2018 SASKATOON– The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, is clarifying that he supports an Indigenous Children and Youth Advocate working for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), not a provincially funded Advocate. “Since the onset of my tenure, my office has worked very hard to build positive relationships and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201865 Views

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MNO citizen travels the globe for social justice – MNO

Written by Gisele Winton Sarvis, Midland Mirror This is a shortened version of a story that originally appeared online at https://www.simcoe.com/ A Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen from Penetanguishene is one semester away from being a lawyer, but André Moreau is already making a mark in the field of social justice. This summer, he […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 201826 Views

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Woman found dead in B.C. had plans to document her travels on the road – APTN News

July 26, 2018 A woman who was found dead in British Columbia this week had contacted APTN News earlier in July about documenting her hitchhiking adventures. The body of 27-year-old Brittnay Martel was discovered by a motorist on Hwy 5 south of Merritt, B.C., 127 kilometres west of Kelowna. Her family confirmed the woman’s identity. Martel had disappeared […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201835 Views

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Victim of suspected homicide ‘loved life’ – Brandon Sun

July 26, 2018 A Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation man who died last weekend in Virden is being remembered as an easy-going father of three who loved life. Clarence Eastman Jr., 31, died in hospital after he was found at a residence in Virden on Saturday in what police are treating as a homicide. Canupawakpa Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201837 Views

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RCMP request help locating missing person – Reston Recorder

July 25, 2018 Battlefords RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ashley Dawn Morin, last seen in the city of North Battleford on Tuesday, July 10 at approximately 0:30 p.m. Ashley Dawn Morin is described as a 31- year-old First Nation female, approximately 5’2″ tall and weighing 110 lbs. She has long black hair, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201824 Views

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Inside the impossible work of Canada’s biggest Indigenous police force – Macleans.ca

For Nishnawbe-Aski police officers, the work can be extreme, dangerous and devastating. But historic change is coming. Jul 24, 2018 Joseph Angees was off-duty the last time he saw his father, Moses. It was Nov. 20, 2005, and his father asked him to catch some walleye for a guest who was coming over later that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201829 Views

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Driver stuck in traffic finds body of NWT woman by BC highway – Cabin Radio

July 25, 2018 RCMP in British Columbia say remains found by the side of a highway are those of a 27-year-old woman from the Northwest Territories. Police are still notifying next-of-kin so the woman’s name has not been released, though RCMP said she had connections in the South Okanagan region. The body was uncovered on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201837 Views

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RCMP Searching For Shawnee Morita Inyallie Of Hope – Fraservalleynewsnetwork.com

July 23, 2018 Hope – RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman, Shawnee Morita Inyallie, 29, of Hope. Shawnee was last seen in Hope on July 11, 2018 by a family member. Shawnee Morita Inyallie is described as:  Aboriginal female.  Height: 163 cm (5’4).  Weight: 54 kgs (120 lbs).  Hair: Black. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201848 Views

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Manitoba illegally clawing back cash: Indigenous child welfare agencies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Indigenous child-welfare agencies in Manitoba say the province is acting illegally and immorally by clawing back money earmarked for kids in care. Six child and family services agencies are taking the government to court alleging the province has taken more than […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2018100 Views

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Minister’s words highlighted in child-welfare suit against province – Portage Daily Graphic

July 24, 2018 Joyanne Pursaga – Winnipeg Sun Child-welfare agencies who are suing the province to end an alleged $255.6-million funding clawback are highlighting how a current minister once lashed out at the policy in question. A group of First Nation and Metis child-welfare agencies filed a Notice of Application on April 26, 2018 that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201825 Views

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Manitoba Human Rights Commission releases 2017 Annual Report

July 24, 2018 MHRC’s 2017 annual report was tabled in the Manitoba Legislature late last month. “Almost seventy years since Canada signed on to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it is as clear as ever that we have work to do. We also know that our work today must be guided by what […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201850 Views

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It’s illegal and it has to stop’: Child welfare agencies file affidavit in court case against province – CBC

Group of 6 First Nations and Metis agencies filed notice of application against province in April Jul 24, 2018 A group of Indigenous child welfare agencies has laid out its case arguing the Manitoba government has broken the law by forcing the agencies to turn over millions of federal dollars intended for children in care. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201853 Views

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BR Parliament Arrest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 24, 2018 OTTAWA – A 24-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court today after he was arrested yesterday morning in connection with an incident during the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill. Ottawa police say Jesse Mooney of Ottawa is charged with assault and breach […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201829 Views

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Secwépemc Nation, British Columbia, Government of Canada, sign memorandum of understanding on jurisdiction for child and family services

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release July 23, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The federal government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and all levels of government to support the health and well-being of First Nation children and families. Today, Secwépemc Chiefs, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201866 Views

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Canada Is Sending A Generation Of Indigenous Children To Jail – Huffington Post Canada

To call these numbers of incarcerated Indigenous people a crisis would be the understatement of the century. Not long ago, First Nations people “caught” leaving their reserve would be arrested and thrown in jail. Even more recently, Indigenous children were stolen from their parents by the Canadian government, to attend Residential Schools, in what has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201839 Views

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AMC pleased with recent announcement from National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is pleased that on July 17, 2018, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) announced that it will be holding four additional hearings over the course of the Fall and early Winter 2018. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2018113 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould addresses United States Conference of Western Attorneys General about transformative approaches to reducing over-representation of marginalized people in Canada’s criminal justice system

From: Department of Justice Canada July 23, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada As a necessary building block of a just and equitable society, Canada is transforming its criminal justice system to better support Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups. This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201844 Views

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No plans to evict protest camp across from legislature: Regina police chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 23, 2018 Regina’s police chief says there are no plans to clear a protest camp across from the Saskatchewan legislature unless ordered to by the court. Chief Evan Bray says he will comply with any court order but would prefer if the situation were resolved peacefully. A growing number of teepees have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201837 Views

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Feds looking at ways to tackle wave of gun violence in Toronto: Minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 23, 2018 OTTAWA _ The new federal minister responsible for tackling gun violence says he has been in touch with Toronto’s mayor and police chief to discuss Sunday’s deadly shooting in the city and how Ottawa can support efforts to stop a growing wave of incidents rattling Torontonians. Bill Blair, minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201820 Views

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Indigenous cross country motorcycle journey brings attention to Indian day schools – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 20, 2018 12:31 WINNIPEG _ With the roar of four engines, the Treaty Freedom Riders sped out of Winnipeg Friday morning on a trip to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students. The four Indigenous motorcyclists, including former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs grand chief Derek Nepinak, are on a […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201834 Views

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Yellowknife Street Outreach Celebrates First Year of Service

July 19, 2018 The City of Yellowknife, in partnership with the Yellowknife Women’s Society, is pleased to mark the first anniversary of the Yellowknife Street Outreach program. Yellowknife Street Outreach assists individuals who need help getting to a safe location. The service provides safe rides in the Street Outreach van for individuals who are at […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201829 Views

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RCMP appeal for help finding missing woman – Brandon Sun

July 20, 2018 Elphinstone RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 24-year-old woman from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Megan Sportak lastspoke to her family on July 5. Further police investigation has determined that Sportak was reported to be in Winnipeg on July 7. Since that date, however, there has been no […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201835 Views

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Encore – Unresolved – Shelley May Anderson – CBC Shows

Jul 20, 2018 Last fall, we aired a series called Unresolved prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich. The series focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. This is the story of Shelley May Anderson who went missing n Cobalt eight years ago. To get that story, Olivia met with Shelley’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201832 Views

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BR Sask Stolen Children Camp – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 20, 2018 2:30 REGINA – An application for the courts to order the removal of a camp outside the Saskatchewan legislature will be heard on July 31st. The Saskatchewan government filed the application this week. The Justice of Our Stolen Children camp has been set up in the park since late […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201823 Views

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Elphinstone RCMP looking for missing woman

On July 12, 2018, the Elphinstone RCMP received a report of a missing 24-year-old female from the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. Megan SPORTAK, last spoke to her family on July 5, 2018. Further investigation has determined that Megan was reported to be in Winnipeg on July 7, 2018. Since that date however, there has been no contact between Megan and her family […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201837 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Funding for More Than 120 Community Development Projects

July 19, 2018 The Manitoba government will provide more than $848,000 in grants to community development projects across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “We are continuing to invest funds in programs and local infrastructure that make a difference […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201850 Views

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Legal Aid wants to help challenge Alberta jury selection rules that exclude Indigenous people – Thestar.com

July 18, 2018 EDMONTON—The Legal Aid Society of Alberta wants to join in the fight to overturn a rule that bans anyone with a criminal record from serving on an Albertan jury, with critics arguing the practice discriminates against Indigenous people. Dane Bullerwell made the argument that the Legal Aid Society of Alberta should be […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201856 Views

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Encore – Unresolved – Pamela Holopainen – CBC Shows

Jul 19, 2018 This is an encore presentation of a series prepared by the CBC’s Olivia Stefanovich about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls from northeastern Ontario. In this installment of the series, Olivia looks at the case of Pamela Holopainen who disappeared 14 years ago after leaving a house party in Timmins. Olivia […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201830 Views

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Law expert weighs in on justice camp’s legal action over arrests – CBC

Justice For Our Stolen Children camp taking province to court Jul 18, 2018 The Justice For Our Stolen Children camp says it’s taking the province to court. CBC Saskatchewan spoke to a law expert about what that constitutional challenge might look like. Dwight Newman is a professor with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201834 Views

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Vancouver police searching for missing man with dementia – Vancouver is Awesome

July 18, 2018 Vancouver police are searching for a missing 67-year-old man that suffers from dementia. Joseph Manitopyes was last seen yesterday when he left his home near Victoria Drive and East 5th Avenue around 8 p.m. Manitopyes is Indigenous, approximately 6’1” tall, with a slim build, and short black hair. He was last seen […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201837 Views

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Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2018–19

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has communicated four policing priorities for 2018–19 to the Yukon RCMP that focus on addressing violence against women, responding to serious and organized crime and building stronger relationships with First Nations, communities and youth. Yukon’s annual policing priorities are informed by the Minister of Justice from recommendations given by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201864 Views

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Street Checks – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 18, 2018 VANCOUVER – Indigenous and civil rights groups complain that the Vancouver Police Department should not be responsible for investigating itself over the issue of significant racial disparity in the department’s use of street checks. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs had asked […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201862 Views

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