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Missing teen could be around Muskoseepi Park – My Grande Prairie Now

Grande Prairie RCMP have reached out for the public’s help in finding a missing 13 year old. Samuel Sanderson was last seen in Grande Prairie at 4:30 p.m. on May 8th, and may be in the area of Muskoseepi Park. Samuel is described as Aboriginal, 5’9″ and 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. […]

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Hall Beach Justice Committee seeking members

10 May 2018  Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Hall Beach Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who […]

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Residential school victims lose document fight; Appeal Court sides with Ottawa – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 10, 2018  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Survivors of the notorious St. Anne’s residential school have no right to documents they argued were crucial to compensating them for the horrific abuses they suffered, Ontario’s top court has ruled. In rejecting a trio of interrelated appeals, the Court of Appeal […]

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Media Advisory: Knowledge Keepers and Expert Hearing: A Human Rights Framework

May 09, 2018 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will continue with Part III of the Truth Gathering process by hosting a Knowledge Keepers and Expert Hearing on Human Rights. This event will take place in Quebec City at Hôtel Pur from Monday, May 14 to Thursday, May […]

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Hearing on $875M Sixties Scoop compensation plan begins Thursday in Saskatoon – CBC

Event moved from courthouse to pair of hotel ballrooms to accommodate expected crowd May 10, 2018 Opponents and supporters of a proposed $875-million settlement for Sixties Scoop survivors will make their cases to a federal court judge in Saskatoon Thursday. As of Tuesday, more than 150 people had filed opinions with the Federal Court of […]

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Ruling upsets resident school survivor – The Sudbury Star

May 10, 2018 TIMMINS – Angela Shisheesh says her hopes were crushed Monday when an Ontario appeals court upheld a lower-court decision denying St. Anne’s survivors access to court transcripts from a 2003 civil case that would have been used to reaffirm the abuse Indigenous children experienced at the residential school. The appeal was launched […]

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MMIWG: Quebec City- Media Accreditation

Media Accreditation and Important Information Part III: Knowledge Keepers and expert Hearings Quebec City, Quebec –May 14- 17, 2018 LOCATION: Hotel PUR Quebec 395 Couronne St, Québec City, QC G1K 7X4 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will have Knowledge Keepers and expert Hearings in Quebec City during the week […]

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Recapture of inmate from Buffalo Sage Wellness House

From: Correctional Service Canada May 9, 2018 – Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada At approximately 4:50 am on May 9, 2018, inmate Tara Hobson was apprehended by the Winnipeg Police Service. This inmate had been unlawfully at large from the Buffalo Sage Wellness House, a facility managed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), […]

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Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members

09 May 2018  Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Resolute Bay Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who […]

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Class action alleges medical experiments on Indigenous patients – Regina Leader-Post

Patients allegedly subjected to drug tests without consent and outdated care — including man who allegedly had part of lung removed for ‘no reason’ A class action lawsuit filed last week blames the federal government for medical experiments allegedly performed on Indigenous people without their consent. Launched in Regina by Tony Merchant, the lawsuit also […]

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Small gathering remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women – Inside Ottawa Valley

Flora Riley said she was thankful to those who joined her and her husband Michael, on May 8 to remember her sister and other missing and murdered Indigenous women. The Smiths Falls woman held her own memorial tribute to the Red Dress Project, and hung six red dresses in the big birch tree on her […]

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Letter from MMIWG inquiry points finger at Privy Council for delays in aftercare cash – CBC

CBC News obtained letter sent to those who have not received funding after testifying at inquiry May 08, 2018 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls says the reason some families and survivors have not received aftercare is because of funding delays from the Privy Council Office. CBC News obtained a […]

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La Loche, Sask., shooter apologizes as he gets life sentence, no parole eligibility for 10 years – CBC

May 08, 2018 Shooter, who was 17 when charged, was sentenced as adult but cannot be named until appeal period lapses The teen who killed four people and wounded seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., apologized in court on Tuesday as he was handed a life sentence in prison with no […]

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Families, survivors ‘disrespected’ by inquiry’s woes, say Indigenous women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2018 By Janice Dickson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A prominent Aboriginal women’s group is giving more dismal grades to Canada’s national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, saying it lacks transparency, focus and certainty over whether it will get a badly needed extension on its most critical assignment. In […]

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Canadian Youth Leading the Conversation During Mental Health Awareness Week

Jack.org delivering more than 65 Jack Talks at High Schools From BC to PEI to Nunavut Book your Free Jack Talk by May 31st at Jack.org TORONTO – Today, as we kick-off Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada, 40 youth from Jack.org, the only Canadian charity training and empowering a network of young leaders who are […]

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CASA: Students Release Collaborative Report on Campus Sexual Violence

May 8, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Student organizations across the country released a joint publication on campus sexual violence, titled Shared Perspectives: A Joint Publication on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response. In the publication, students from Victoria to Charlottetown express the need to eradicate sexual violence on their campuses. It includes contributions from the […]

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MMIW inquiry still failing in several areas in native women’s report card – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 8, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Native Women’s Association of Canada is giving the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women failing grades in a number of areas, despite some improvements. The organization is issuing its third report card on the inquiry and of the areas graded, five get a fail for […]

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NWAC Releases Third Report Card on National Inquiry into MMIWG

May 7, 2018 Ottawa, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has released our third Report Card on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In December of 2015 the Government of Canada launched the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). As a non-partisan […]

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Jurors Picked In Death Of Ebb & Flow Man – 730 CKDM

A jury was selected yesterday morning to hear the case of three men accused of killing Garnet Baptiste. The 26-year-old from Ebb and Flow First Nation was found severely injured after a confrontation in a motel parking lot at the Carberry Motor Inn on September 9, 2015. He was transported to the hospital where he […]

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Inquest into death of Kawacatoose First Nation woman underway in B.C. – APTN News

May 8, 2018 An inquest is underway Monday into the death of Deanna Desjarlais, a woman from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan who was found dead in a Surrey, B.C. park two years ago. Desjarlais’ family is hoping the inquest results in police taking cases of missing Indigenous women more seriously. The 27-year-old moved to […]

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N.W.T. government opposes custom adoption granted to Métis couple from B.C. – CBC

Lawyer for commissioner who granted adoption says stronger tie to territory needed for it to be valid May 08, 2018 The Northwest Territories government says an Indigenous custom adoption approved for a B.C. couple who moved to the N.W.T. should never have been granted. But the parents who applied for and received the custom adoption […]

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Kugaaruk Justice Committee seeking members

May 07, 2018 Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Kugaaruk Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused […]

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B.C.’s chief judge, Thomas Crabtree, called to the Supreme Court bench – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2018 CHILLIWACK, B.C. _ The judge believed to be the first in Canada to host social media town halls is moving onto the British Columbia Supreme Court. Provincial court Chief Judge Thomas J. Crabtree has been appointed to the higher court in Chilliwack after spending 19 years on the provincial bench. […]

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B.C. appoints acting chief judge

May 07, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is appointing a new acting chief judge, following Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree’s appointment to the B.C. Supreme Court on May 4, 2018. The new acting chief judge is Melissa Gillespie, who has served the province as an associate judge since 2016. Gillespie was born and […]

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New RCMP chief’s philosophy: ‘Be kind and take care of others, have fun’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2018  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When she ran the RCMP’s training academy in Regina, Brenda Lucki told graduating cadets to make the communities they serve better, to be kind and take care of others, to look after themselves and, above all, to have fun. The new head […]

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Extraordinary Donation of $1 million for Chez Doris Day Shelter

MONTREAL, May 6, 2018  – Chez Doris women’s day shelter is to receive an exceptional donation of $1 million from Mr. Andrew Harper, a retired Montreal businessman. Mr. Harper, now 95, owned and operated with his late wife, Carole, a company specializing in importing and distributing cookies and chocolates. In honour of this gift, Chez Doris’ building […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201838 Views

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Plan to make recreational pot legal to proceed as planned – Canadian Underwriter

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t backing down from his government’s much-maligned timeline for legalizing marijuana, despite a growing chorus of calls from senators, Indigenous leaders and others to delay the plan for up to a year. Trudeau says the plan to make recreational pot legal by this summer will go ahead without delay. […]

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Modernize and reform RCMP’s culture, Trudeau government tells new top Mountie – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2018  By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government has directed the new top Mountie to modernize and reform the RCMP’s culture, protect employees from harassment and workplace violence, and foster reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The government also wants Commissioner Brenda Lucki to make the national police force […]

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Minister Goodale informs Canadians of the new RCMP Commissioner’s mandate

OTTAWA – May 7, 2018 – Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement: “On March 9, 2018, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of Brenda Lucki as the Commissioner Designate of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). This appointment was effective April 16. Today, I […]

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Minister Wilson-Raybould speaks to world’s leading female judges on building bridges with Indigenous peoples

May 4, 2018 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Department of Justice Canada Canada is a leading voice internationally for the promotion of judicial diversity and independence. This week, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, attended and addressed the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Women Judges. She spoke […]

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First Nation calling for bike paths after 3 boys killed by alleged drunk driver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 6, 2018 NELSON HOUSE, Man. _ A Manitoba chief is calling for bike paths along an unpaved road into the northern community where three young boys were killed by an alleged drunk driver. Mattheo Moore-Spence, 11; Terrence Spence, 13; and Keethan Lobster, 11, were walking and riding bikes April 28 when they […]

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia

From: Department of Justice Canada May 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to […]

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The Québec Inquiry Commission unveils its calendar of hearings

VAL-D’OR, QC, May 3, 2018 – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress has unveiled the names of the witnesses that will be heard in Mani-Utenam in May. Calendar of hearings Week 21 Monday, May 7: 9:30-11:30 Paul-Arthur McKenzie, Opening ceremony 11:30-12:30 Evelyne […]

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Transform Adult Correctional System

Improving Conditions and Increasing Transparency to Create Better Outcomes May 3, 2018 11:53 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is taking action to transform the adult correctional system and produce better outcomes for individuals in custody and upon their release. The Correctional Services and Reintegration Act, 2018 was passed today and will […]

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Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin (St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors) Association

May 2, 2018: St. Anne’s Residential School operated from 1903 until 1976 in Fort Albany on the western shores of James Bay. Indigenous children from coastal communities were forced to reside in these schools under federal policy. Many children were severely sexually or physically abused. Some children died there. “Minister Carolyn Bennett, on behalf of […]

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Breaking Barriers – Thunder Bay Police Service

Date Published: 2018-05-02 The Thunder Bay Police Service has launched a new page on our website which is designed to inform the public on the progress to reduce systemic barriers. We recognize that systemic barriers exist between Indigenous people and the justice system which includes police. The work that goes into eliminating these barriers is […]

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Governments of Canada and Ontario announce funding for two shelters for survivors of domestic violence

ONTARIO, May 3, 2018 — The Governments of Canada and Ontario announced funding of over $7 million to help survivors of domestic violence in Ontario. Funding will be provided to enable the construction of a new shelter and a second shelter will receive funding for renovations and upgrades, including a multi-storey addition. Green Haven Shelter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201858 Views

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Government of Canada to intervene in Trans Mountain Pipeline reference

From: Department of Justice Canada Statement May 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement: “The Government of Canada will intervene in the constitutional reference question filed by the Government of British Columbia under the BC […]

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ON Government: Statement from Minister of the Status of Women – May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month

May 3, 2018 Today, Harinder Malhi, Minister of the Status of Women, issued the following statement: “May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Embrace Your Voice”, a call to action for everyone to work together to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of sexual violence, continue to support survivors and stop gender-based […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201841 Views

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4 people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside recovering after knife attack – APTN News

May 2, 2018 Four people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are recovering after being attacked by a man went on a slashing attack. The Eastside has a bad reputation for crime and drug use. One of the victims says in spite of the attack, he wants people to know he feels safe in his community. And […]

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Premiere Screening of “Finding Peter Bryce”

May 10, 2018 You are invited to the premiere screening of Finding Peter Bryce. This event will take place at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on May 10, 2018. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and programming will start at 6:30 pm. For the best seats please arrive somewhere between 6:00 pm and 6:30 […]

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Summary of the International gathering “Women Resisting Extractivism”

Montreal, April 30th 2018 – From April 27th to 29th 2018, approximately forty Indigenous women, farmers and defenders of human rights and territories met in Montreal for the International gathering “Women resisting extractivism”. For three days, these women coming from various regions of Canada and approximately 15 countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia, exchanged […]

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Sask Court Indigenous Hunting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 2, 2018  REGINA – An Indigenous man who was found guilty of hunting on private land in Saskatchewan has had his conviction overturned by the province’s highest court. Kristjan Pierone, who is from Treaty Five in Manitoba, was charged with unlawful hunting after he killed a bull moose on […]

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BR Manitoba Boys Killed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 2, 2018  NELSON HOUSE, Man. – The mother of a man who was arrested after three boys were killed in a northern Manitoba community says her heart and soul are broken. Todd Linklater, who is 27, faces charges including impaired driving causing death and failing to remain at the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201861 Views

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I’m confident we can make these changes’: Boushie family takes case to Assembly of First Nations – CBC

Resolution calls for UN to investigate Canada’s treatment of Indigenous people in the justice system May 01, 2018 The family of Colten Boushie is continuing to press for reforms to Canada’s justice system. On Tuesday the family was in in Gatineau, Quebec for a national meeting of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). They were […]

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Improving Indigenous Representation on Juries – Province Releases Final Report of the Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee

Province Releases Final Report of the Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee May 1, 2018 Ontario has received the Final Report of the Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee. The Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee included Indigenous leaders, a judicial representative and government representatives. It was brought together to advise the Ontario government on what actions it […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201879 Views

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Connie Oakes sues Alberta Crown, Medicine Hat police for $1M over wrongful murder conviction – CBC

With no forensic evidence linking her to death of Casey Armstrong, Crown relied on star witness with IQ of 50 Apr 30, 2018 A Cree woman from Nekaneet First Nation, Sask., is suing the Alberta government, a Crown prosecutor and Medicine Hat police for $1 million over her wrongful conviction for murder. Connie Oakes was […]

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Mohawk community’s ‘marry out, get out’ law ruled unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 1, 2018 MONTREAL _ A Quebec judge has ruled that a Mohawk community’s so-called ”marry out, get out” law is unconstitutional. Quebec Superior Court Justice Thomas Davis declared a membership rule designed to preserve Mohawk culture is discriminatory and violates the federal Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The case was heard in […]

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Indigenous people described as ‘lazy’, ‘racists’ in another private RCMP Facebook site – APTN News

April 30, 2018 APTN has discovered another series of racist comments about Indigenous people in a different secret Facebook group for RCMP members only. News stories on Indigenous issues shared in the group from the summer and fall of 2017, drew a range of comments calling Indigenous people “racists,” “lazy,” with a “sense of entitlement.” […]

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NB Government: New protection measures available for victims of intimate partner violence

May 01, 2018 MONCTON (GNB) – The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act was proclaimed today in order to activate new mechanisms that can help victims of intimate partner violence. “The proclamation today of this stand-alone legislation to support victims of intimate partner violence is an important step in supporting vulnerable New Brunswickers in their time […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201857 Views

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