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Anishinaabe family says northern Ontario town needs to acknowledge ‘injustice’ – CBC

Brenda Cameron says her grandmother’s home on Cameron Island was deliberately burned down in the 1960s Sep 13, 2017 A proposed zoning change to an island within the Municipality of Red Lake in northwestern Ontario has led an Anishinaabe family to seek acknowledgement of, what they call, part of Canada’s colonial history. Cameron Island — […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201769 Views

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Missing Children Cases – Maisy Odjick

Maisy Odjick Date of Birth Nov 06, 1991 Missing Since Sep 06, 2008 Missing From Maniwaki, Quebec Eye Colour Brown Hair Colour Brown MCSC Case # 08-21 Law Enforcement Case # Law Enforcement Contact Surete du Quebec: 1-800-659-4264 Identifying Features 5 ft 10 in tall 125 lbs. Dark Complexion Had piercings on her left nostril […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2017121 Views

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Nunavut judge: cops didn’t explain accused man’s Charter right to remain silent – NunatsiaqOnline

September 12, 2017 “This case highlights the vulnerable position of many Nunavummiut when dealing with the police” A statement given to the RCMP by a Nunavut man arrested for an alleged sexual assault is “inadmissible as evidence, and it may not be tendered or referred to at his trial,” a Nunavut judge has determined. That’s […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201746 Views

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Thunder Bay public meeting on police practices the ‘beginning of a discussion’ says First Nation chief – CBC

Rainy River Chief Jim Leonard says he hopes the ongoing OIPRD review will lead to lasting change Sep 12, 2017 The chief of Rainy River First Nations says an upcoming public meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont., about police practices as they relate to Indigenous people in the city is a chance to have some meaningful […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201793 Views

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Almost 40 death investigations are being re-examined in Thunder Bay – Thestar.com

And for the first time the civilian police watchdog group plans to hold a public meeting in the city on Sept. 25. Sept. 11, 2017 Investigators probing the Thunder Bay police for allegations of systemic racism are re-examining 30 death investigations plus nine cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls that date to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201757 Views

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Significant’ progress made in Indigenous teens’ deaths investigations but more work to do, says coroner – CBC

Dr. Dirk Huyer requested help of York Regional, Nishnawbe Aski Police Services in June Sep 11, 2017 Investigations into how two Indigenous teenagers died in Thunder Bay, Ont., in May are still ongoing, and while Ontario’s chief coroner says “significant” progress has been made, he added there’s still a lot of work to do. Tammy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017132 Views

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OIPRD to Hold Public Meeting in Thunder Bay

September 11, 2017 TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) will hold a public meeting in Thunder Bay on September 25, 2017, as part of the consultations for its systemic review of the policies, practices and attitudes of the Thunder Bay Police Service as they relate to Indigenous death and missing […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017159 Views

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Chief Commissioners addresses CSFS AGM at Nadleh Whut’en First Nation

On September 7, 2017 Chief Commissioner Marion Buller of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls drove a portion of the Highway of Tears to address the Annual General Assembly (AGM) of Carrier Sekani Family Services. Chief Commissioner Buller began by acknowledging the territory of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation. Nadleh […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201790 Views

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Public meeting announced for review of Thunder Bay Police – Tbnewswatch.com

OIPRD looking into Indigenous death and missing person investigations The Office of the Independent Police Review Director will hold a public meeting in Thunder Bay this month as part of its probe into how police investigate Indigenous death and missing person cases. The OIPRD investigation was announced last November, and in May was expanded to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201785 Views

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Montrealers gather to grieve young Inuit women – Msn.com

Two young Inuit women, Siasi Tullaugak and Sharon Baron, were found dead during the last week of August. The police suspect both women committed suicide but the indigenous community isn’t happy with their investigation. Tina Tenneriello reports. Read More: http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/watch/montrealers-gather-to-grieve-young-inuit-women/vp-AArHAn3

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017189 Views

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Police investigate death of child on Ontario First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2017  HEARST, Ont. _ An autopsy will be done this week on a four-year-old child who died in northern Ontario on the weekend. Ontario Provincial Police say they were called Saturday afternoon to assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police deal with a child in medical distress on the Constance Lake First Nation near Hearst. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017129 Views

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Minister Monsef announces more than $2.2 million for gender equality projects in British Columbia

Projects will engage local women leaders in pan-Canadian network to support a thriving gender equality movement SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Status of Women Canada As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to reflect on our legacy for the future. Despite the important milestones witnessed in these 150 years, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 201792 Views

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The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador demands a public apology from the Government of Québec concerning the botched investigation by the Sûreté du Québec following the tragic deaths of five young people from the community of Manawan

WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 8, 2017  – It was with deep disappointment and intense pain that the families and relatives of the victims received the decision of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP) yesterday in Saint-Michel-des-Saints not to lay charges against the driver of a van involved in an accident that led to the deaths, by drowning, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 8, 2017258 Views

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Province and Aboriginal Justice Council sign B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy MOU

Sept. 7, 2017 VICTORIA – The Co-Chairs of the Aboriginal Justice Council, Attorney General and Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General have signed a B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy Memorandum of Understanding at the B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering today. The B.C. Indigenous Justice Strategy will focus on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, decreasing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017124 Views

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MISSING: Angel Swampy, 16, of Ponoka – Ponoka News

September 07, 2017 Ponoka RCMP request help in locating a missing Aboriginal girl last seen Sept. 5. Police say 16-year-old Angel Swampy was last seen near the Ponoka Youth Centre Sept. 5 at about 10 p.m. She is described as 5’8”, 160 pounds with brown eyes and light pink/red hair. RCMP say she was last […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017212 Views

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Workers to support families for missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2017 13:27 INDIAN BROOK, N.S. _ The Nova Scotia government has hired three community support workers to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women as a national inquiry examining the violence comes to the province next month. Justice Minister Mark Furey says the community outreach workers will support Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017110 Views

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NAN supports Families, Calls for Action on Unsloved MMIWG Cases during Memory Walk

September 07, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and called for increased efforts on unsolved cases during the 13th Annual Full Moon Memory Walk in Thunder Bay this afternoon: “Far too many of our women […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201772 Views

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With you until I die’ – CBC

Two First Nations teens, in love and off to college, had a bright future ahead of them. Now they share a grave, and their small Alberta community is trying its best to heal In one letter to her boyfriend, she wrote, “I have faith in us and I have faith in you. You make me […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017116 Views

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Special Outreach for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 07, 2017 The province will support families and communities through the emotional challenges expected when the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to Nova Scotia next month. “The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be painful and challenging for many Indigenous families in our […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017116 Views

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The importance of documentary – Pique Newsmagazine

Whistler’s Diamondhead Films’ latest, Walk, focuses on missing and murdered Indigenous women There’s a moment in the documentary Walk when the most heart-wrenching kind of recognition takes place. “That’s my daughter,” says one mother tearfully, touching a photo of a young smiling woman on a van covered in the images of many dead or missing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201762 Views

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Media Advisory: Chief Commissioner Buller to address Carrier Sekani region at AGM

Media Advisory The Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to address the Carrier Sekani Family Services during the Annual General Assembly Prince George BC, September 7, 2017, PDT Mary Teegee, Executive Director, Family Services of the Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) has extended an invitation to Marion Buller, Chief […]

by aanationtalk on September 7, 201757 Views

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Full Moon walkers remember lost women – The Chronicle Journal

The scent of burning sweet grass and the sound of women hand-drummers set the tone for the start of the 13th annual Full Moon Memory Walk on Wednesday. A large gathering stood as prayers were recited and a flag was raised at Thunder Bay City Hall for the event to honour the memory of murdered […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201751 Views

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Manitoulin’s new shelter for victims of violence to include Indigenous programming – CBC

13-room facility in Wikwemikong to be completed by December 2018, for men and women Sep 07, 2017 Construction has begun on the new shelter on Manitoulin Island, Ont., one which will offer culturally appropriate programming to Indigenous victims of violence. The Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre was given $2.3 million dollars from the federal government for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201750 Views

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Regina police to investigate death of woman in Saskatchewan RCMP cell – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2017  INDIAN HEAD, Sask. _ An investigation is underway into the sudden death of a woman in an RCMP jail cell in Saskatchewan. Police say emergency medical personnel were called to the Indian Head detachment Saturday afternoon. The 46-year-old prisoner was later pronounced dead at the local hospital. Her name has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2017167 Views

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Justice, child welfare systems ‘failing our people,’ say Yukon First Nations – CBC

Indigenous people over-represented in Yukon’s justice system, says Kwanlin Dün chief Sep 06, 2017 First Nations leaders in Yukon say the territorial government needs to do more to reduce the number of Indigenous people behind bars. “We can do a lot more, I think, but we need government to come on board to help us,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201787 Views

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Joint Statement from Ministers Wilson-Raybould and Bennett regarding Huu-ay-aht First Nation Litigation

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa, September 5, 2017 – Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, issued the following statement: “No relationship is more important than Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. The Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2017203 Views

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Global Voices: Indigenous men fight violence against women – Canada.com

Movements such as the Moose Hide Campaign, Drag the Red take grassroots approach September 5, 2017 As the sun crested over the forest just outside of Fraser Lake in northern British Columbia, Raven Lacerte took out her knife. Her father had just taken down a moose. Before he fired the shot, the two were deep […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2017123 Views

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Family of murdered woman offers new reward for information – CBC

Sep 05, 2017 Amber Tuccaro’s remains were found south of Edmonton in Leduc County in 2012 The family of Amber Tuccaro is still seeking answers into the murder of their beloved mother, daughter and friend. Her older brother Paul Tuccaro told reporters Monday that the family is adding funds to the existing $5,000 reward in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201762 Views

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Fire Bulletin #9

September 3, 2017 Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner advise that hot, dry and windy conditions continue, resulting in elevated wildfire danger levels in many areas of the province. The fire near Poplar River First Nation is now classed as being held. Firefighters and equipment continue to monitor this fire and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017139 Views

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Government of Canada Takes Next Steps Toward Implementing the Reinstated and Modernized Court Challenges Program

September 1st, 2017 The Government is committed to safeguarding Canada’s official languages and human rights. As part of her commitment to implement a modernized Court Challenges Program (CCP), the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the composition of the Expert Panel Selection Committee and the institution that will administer the Program. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017216 Views

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Murder victim’s ashes sit forgotten in storage for 40 years – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 3, 2017 RAPID CITY, S.D. _ Forty years after Lena Booth White Hat was slain in South Dakota, relatives in her native England now know what became of her remains. Her ashes are in a small box inside a storage drawer at a Rapid City funeral home, along with the unclaimed ashes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017134 Views

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Police investigation death at First Nation’s nursing home in northern Ontario – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 1, 2017  WIKWEMIKONG, Ont. _ Police say they’re investigating after a death at a nursing home in a northeastern Ontario Indigenous community. Provincial police say a man was injured during an undisclosed incident at the Wikwemikong Nursing Home last week. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries and died roughly a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 201767 Views

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Human rights case puts First Nation’s laws under scrutiny – SooToday.com

Indigenous woman alleges discrimination by Chief and council of Sandy Lake THUNDER BAY — A human rights tribunal in Thunder Bay heard Wednesday that Sandy Lake First Nation has the right as a sovereign nation to exercise its cultural and legal traditions, and that one of the customary laws is the ability to remove visitors […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017150 Views

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BR Chief Charged – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 31, 2017 VICTORIA – The lawyer for a First Nation chief in British Columbia says his client will “vehemently defend” himself against a charge of sexual interference of a person under the age of 16. The province’s prosecution service says Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in (hon-ay gwi-teen) is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201793 Views

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Legal advocacy groups band together to ask B.C. for widespread justice reform – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2017  By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A coalition of legal advocacy groups in British Columbia is pushing to make sure justice reform is top of mind as the new NDP government heads into its first legislative session early next month. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Pivot Legal Society, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2017106 Views

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B.C. First Nations chief charged with sexual offence involving minor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2017 VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s prosecution service says a charge of sexual interference of a person under the age of 16 has been laid against a First Nations chief in Williams Lake. The prosecution service says Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in is alleged to have committed the offence in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2017122 Views

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Indigenous mural calling out white supremacy vandalized days after completion – CBC

The mural was painted as part of ‘Unceded Voices,’ a showcase for street artists of colour Aug 29, 2017 A mural in Saint-Henri denouncing white supremacy was vandalized, just days after its inauguration, with what community leaders say is a racist message. The mural by Colombian-American artist Jessica Sabogal depicts an Indigenous woman holding up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201765 Views

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Her loss affects all of us’: Vigil for Savanna Greywind planned in Winnipeg – CBC

Savanna Greywind, 22, disappeared in North Dakota on Aug. 19 when she was 8-months pregnant Aug 30, 2017 The death of a pregnant woman in North Dakota is prompting Winnipeggers to come together in her honour. Savanna Greywind was 22 years old and eight-months pregnant when she went missing on August 19. On Sunday, her […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201761 Views

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MMIWG inquiry begins 3 days of community visits in Yellowknife – CBC

Community visit starts Tuesday, held in advance of community hearing on November 13 Aug 29, 2017 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) will touch down in Yellowknife on Tuesday, when community liaisons and support workers begin three days of visiting with affected individuals and families in advance of a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201772 Views

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Introducing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Logo

August 28, 2017 VANCOUVER – Today we unveil the final design for the logo used by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Since the launch of the National Inquiry in September 2016, the development of a brand and a logo that honours all Indigenous people in our country has been […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017171 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Industrial product and raw materials price indexes, July 2017 The Industrial Product Price Index declined 1.5% in July, mainly due to lower prices for motorized and recreational vehicles. The Raw Materials Price Index was down 0.6%, mostly attributable to lower prices for metal ores, concentrates and scrap. Continue reading  Farm Product Price Index, June 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 201769 Views

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Indigenous Rights Guest Speaker September 18th – Save the Date!

Monday, September 18, 2017 – 18:30 The AI Toronto’s Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Rights Group is having an open meeting with Indigenous Rights leader Crystal Sinclair on Monday, September 18th at 6:30 pm at the AI Toronto Office, 1992 Yonge St. 3rd floor. More information coming soon . . . Cost: Free AI […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 201778 Views

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UNCERD calls on Canada to fully comply with and implement Tribunal rulings – FNCFCS

August 25, 2017 UNCERD – Concluding Observations Canada NT5

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017181 Views

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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls scheduled for Edmonton

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be holding its first community visit in Edmonton between September 5-7. For information on how families may participate in this community visit please click here. How to Participate in the National Inquiry – Information Sheet What the National Inquiry Can and Cannot Do – […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017115 Views

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NWAC Releases A Full Report on Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement

Indigenous Women in Solitary Confinement: Policy Backgrounder August 2017 The Native Women’s Association of Canada 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa ON K1N 7B7 www.nwac.ca Contact Info: Courtney Skye, Director of Strategic Policy, cskye@nwac.ca Kim Wakeford, Policy Analyst, kwakeford@nwac.ca About NWAC The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a national non-profit Indigenous organization representing the political […]

by aanationtalk on August 28, 2017182 Views

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MMIWG: New Schedule For Summer And Fall 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia – Please be advised the National Inquiry is rescheduling the community visits for one location. This decision is based on advice that we received from families and organizations in order to avoid our visit coinciding with an Elders’ gathering. Here are the changes in the Summer and Fall Schedule: The Maliotenam, Quebec Community Visits will now take […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 2017154 Views

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Sentencing hearing delayed for La Loche school shooter, defence says he has FASD – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 25, 2017 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ Two defence witnesses say a teenager who shot and killed four people and injured seven others at a home and a high school in northern Saskatchewan has fetal alcohol syndrome. The conclusions, based on the findings of a pre-sentencing report […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2017313 Views

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Final arguments today in La Loche deadly shootings case – CBC

Defence expert witnesses say shooter has FASD; Crown wants to cross-examine Aug 25, 2017 The hearing to help determine whether the La Loche shooter will be sentenced as a youth or adult will stretch into another day due to an unexpected delay. New evidence mentioned in court Friday has prompted the judge to schedule another […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2017124 Views

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MMIW hearings continue despite call for restart – Macleans.ca

Chief commissioner Marion Buller says she and her colleagues intend to go ahead with community hearings in September WINNIPEG – A national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is moving forward despite calls from some groups for resignations and a restart. Chief commissioner Marion Buller said she and her colleagues intend to go ahead […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 201791 Views

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Disappointing’ first-year response to inquest recommendations made after 7 youth found dead – Sudbury.com

Canada, Ontario, Thunder Bay and Nishnawbe Aski Nation all scored below 70 per cent as overall inquest response given C+ grade. THUNDER BAY – The first year response to recommendations from the inquest into the deaths of seven Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay is “disappointing,” say lawyers representing six of the seven families. Scoring the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2017167 Views

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