You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

S Justice

Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Ontario helpline established to assist First Nations women – Manitoulin.ca

February 21, 2018 THUNDER BAY—The province is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario. For over 40 years Beendigen Inc. has provided safety and shelter to Indigenous women and children experiencing violence and facilitated the cycle of healing through culturally appropriate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Inquiry hears of links between child abuse and suicide in Rankin Inlet – APTN News

February 21, 2018 Betsy Kalaserk may have taken her own life as an adult but it was a fate sealed by the abuse she suffered as a child says her niece. “It was a lifelong suicide,” Laura MacKenzie said Tuesday in Rankin Inlet. MacKenzie was the first witness to testify at the only stop in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201839 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Inquest into North Caribou Lake woman’s death brings answers, hope for change, councillor says – CBC

Ina Matawapit died in 2012 after she was sent away from community nursing station, inquest heard Feb 21, 2018 The inquest into the 2012 death of a North Caribou Lake First Nation woman — and its findings and recommendations — have brought some answers and hope, according to a councillor for the community. Jurors at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201822 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Jury to decide fate of Raymond Cormier, accused of killing Tina Fontaine – The Star

The judge of the Winnipeg murder trial has provided instructions for the jury as it prepares to enter deliberations on Wednesday. Feb. 21, 2018 WINNIPEG—The fate of a man accused of killing an Indigenous girl and dumping her body into Winnipeg’s Red River is expected to be in the hands of a jury today. Raymond […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201831 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Minister Joly invites organizations to apply for funding to address gender-based violence

From Status of Women Canada Targeted funding opportunities are available through a “call for concepts” until March 1 for projects that support survivors of gender-based violence and their families. February 21, 2018 – Montréal, Québec – Status of Women Canada Events such as The Globe and Mail’s “Unfounded” series, the #MeToo movement, and the Women’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201837 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Minister Parsons Announces Justice Summit to be Held on West Coast

February 21, 2018 Today, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, announced that a West Coast Justice Summit will be held on March 16 in Corner Brook. Similar to the previous summits held in St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the purpose of this event is to bring together […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201823 Views

Read More
TechnologyText

Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  Calgary police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. They have also released a sketch of the baby. Police say the mother’s image was produced by a company in Virginia that specializes in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201838 Views

Read More
PoliticsText

MMF: Province’s Cannabis Announcement Forgets the Metis Nation

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Province of Manitoba announced its conditional acceptance of proposals to operate retail cannabis locations. Once again Manitoba has forgotten the Metis Nation and refers only to non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities on-reserve retail opportunities. “Sadly we are not surprised by this announcement,” said Jack Park, MMF Minister responsible for Energy and […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201822 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Government of Yukon funds Gladue pilot project

The Government of Yukon is funding a $530,000 three-year pilot project to develop a Gladue Report Writing program for Indigenous offenders. The pilot project will provide training to Yukon-based writers to produce high-quality, standardized Gladue reports and cover the costs of report writing. It will be led by a committee of representatives from Yukon First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201827 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Man missing from Cross Lake found dead, family says – CBC

Kelly Harrison Thunderchild Muskego, 36, was a humble and talented painter, according to his family Feb 21, 2018 The sister of a man who went missing on a Manitoba First Nation nearly two weeks ago says her heart is broken after her brother was found dead by volunteers on Tuesday. “I feel like my heart […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201820 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Manitoba Metis Federation and RCMP Renew Commitment to Support Policing Priorities for Manitoba’s Metis Nation

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the Metis Community Initiatives Coordinator position and support policing priorities for Manitoba’s Metis Nation through March 31. 2022. The MOU outlines 10 priorities for the Metis Community Initiatives Coordinator position including service […]

by aanationtalk on February 21, 201823 Views

Read More
JusticeText

QNW: March 27, 2018 – First Nations Forum on Sexual Assault

Lately, more and more Indigenous people have spoken up to denounce the violence that they face. The First Nations Forum on Sexual Assault, organized by Québec Native Women in partnership with the FNQLHSSC, is an opportunity to meet, exchange and reflect collectively on solutions to put an end to the problem of sexual assault within […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201849 Views

Read More
JusticeText

OHRC welcomes proposed Correctional Services Transformation Act

February 20, 2018 The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) supports the proposed Correctional Services Transformation Act (CSTA), introduced on February 20, 2018, as an important step towards meeting Ontario’s ambitious commitments in relation to correctional reform. The OHRC welcomes the proposed changes and new directions set out in the CSTA, including commitments to: Protect the human rights of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201817 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Norway House installs checkpoint to block drugs, liquor – CBC

Visitors and community members must pull into 24-hour checkpoint staffed by security guards Feb 20, 2018 Anyone driving into Norway House Cree Nation now has to go through a border patrol-like checkpoint. The dry community is taking the extra step to prevent alcohol and drugs from entering the reserve. All visitors and community members must […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201825 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Day 2: MMIWG national inquiry hearings continue in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – CBC

Inquiry is in community until Thursday; 20 people expected to give testimony Feb 21, 2018 Wednesday is the second day of hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. It is the only stop the inquiry is making in Nunavut. About 20 people are expected to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201820 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Fate of man accused of killing Winnipeg teen will soon be in hands of jury – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The fate of a man accused of killing an Indigenous girl and dumping her body into Winnipeg’s Red River is expected to be in the hands of a jury today. Raymond Cormier, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201823 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Outbursts disrupt packed courtroom at Cormier trial as Crown and defence wrap cases – CBC

Judge briefly removes jury from court as trial in death of Tina Fontaine draws to close Feb 20, 2018 Sobbing broke out in the packed courtroom at the murder trial of Raymond Cormier as Crown prosecutor Jim Ross delivered his closing arguments, laying out the case against the man charged with killing Tina Fontaine in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201822 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Tina Fontaine’s death and Raymond Cormier’s trial: What the jury heard – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 21, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Jurors sat through three weeks of evidence in the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Tina’s body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201821 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Yukon looks to improve system for sentencing Indigenous offenders – CBC

Pilot project will train a roster of writers to produce Gladue reports for sentencing judges Feb 20, 2018 Yukon is funding a pilot project to formalize and standardize the process of writing Gladue reports for judges sentencing Indigenous offenders. A Gladue report provides a judge with in-depth information on an offender’s personal background — for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201818 Views

Read More
JusticeText

MMIWG: National Inquiry hears from 36 witnesses during Moncton Community Hearing

February 19, 2018 Moncton, New Brunswick – Last week the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard from 36 family members and survivors during its 10th Community Hearing held on February 13 and 14, 2018. Testimony was provided through statement gathering and public hearings- including both a Knowledge Keepers panel and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201819 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Corrective to Feb. 17 story on inquest into death of Indigenous woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018 In a Feb. 17 story on an inquest probing the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of an Ontario Indigenous woman, The Canadian Press incorrectly said the woman was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police. In fact, she was arrested by Weagamow First Nation police. INDEX: HEALTH ONTARIO NATIONAL JUSTICE

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201828 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Justice for Tina Fontaine should not mean injustice for accused: defence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018 By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A defence lawyer is arguing that justice for a 15-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a Winnipeg river shouldn’t mean injustice for the man charged with murder in her death. Tony Kavanagh says there is no DNA evidence linking 56-year-old […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201823 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Indigenous chiefs voice concerns with systemic child welfare issues – CTV News

February 19, 2018 First Nations leaders from Alberta and Saskatchewan gathered on Monday to express their collective dissent for a child welfare system that they say fails Indigenous children. The meeting on Siksika Nation was prompted by a recent removal of two Indigenous children from their respective bands who were then placed together in protective […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201823 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Grand Opening of the Nations of Treaty 8 Urban Child and Family Services Office

From Indigenous Services Canada February 20, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – Indigenous Services Canada The federal government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations, and all levels of government, to improve and support the delivery of protection and prevention services for First Nation child and family services. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201846 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Ontario Transforming Adult Correctional System

Proposed Legislation Will Improve Conditions and Increase Transparency February 20, 2018 Ontario is transforming its adult correctional system to achieve better outcomes for individuals in custody, and those being released. The province has introduced legislation that is the foundation of the boldest transformation of our corrections system in a generation. The legislation would apply a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201835 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Joint Statement from President DeGagné, the Nipissing University Faculty Association, and the Nipissing University Student Union on the Colten Boushie Decision

On behalf of Nipissing University we wish to express condolences to the family of Colten Boushie. We acknowledge the pain and loss of the Boushie family, and support their public efforts to press for changes to the nation’s criminal justice system. We are also concerned about the impacts this decision might have on Indigenous people, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201833 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Admissions of murder:’ Crown says accused’s words convict him in teen’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Jurors at the trial of a man charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl in Winnipeg are being told that the accused’s own words convict him. Prosecutor Jim Ross says in his closing arguments that audio recordings police made in Raymond […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201822 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Media Advisory: Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Hearing: Spring 2018

Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry Truth Gathering process continues with the announcement of a new Community Hearing location in early Spring 2018: Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL Community Hearing: Wednesday March 7 to Thursday March 8, 2018 More than 697 families and survivors have shared stories of their lost loved ones and their experience of violence […]

by aanationtalk on February 20, 201822 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Nearly 15 years after fatal Stephenville attack, Dionne Ward-Young thinks of her mom every day – The Western Star

There is not a day that passes that Dionne Ward-Young doesn’t think about her mother. There are certain days, special occasions, when she thinks of her mom, Ann Maria Lucas, a lot more as she wonders what it would be like for her to still be around. Any chance of that was all taken from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201825 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Charlottetown police will meet family of Aboriginal woman who died in 1977 – The Guardian

Charlottetown Police plan to meet with family of an Aboriginal woman from P.E.I. to discuss the woman’s 1977 death on the city’s waterfront.’’ “We will meet them when they are ready…we’ll have to look and hear what they have to say,’’ says Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell. Barbara Bernard and her grand-daughter spoke before the National […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201840 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Live: 20 family members and survivors expected to testify at MMIWG inquiry in Nunavut – CBC

Hearings start Tuesday at Siniktarvik Hotel and Conference Centre Feb 20, 2018 Nunavummiut are gathering in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, this week for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This hearing is the only one scheduled for Nunavut. The opening ceremony was held Monday evening. It featured the lighting of the qulliq, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201829 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Inquest Into the Death of Jordan Lafond

A public inquest into the death of Jordan Lafond will be held March 5-9, 2018 at the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner. Lafond, 21, was in a vehicle being […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201819 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Closing arguments in murder trial for man accused of killing Winnipeg teen – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 20, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Lawyers are expected to make their final pitches today in the case of a man accused of killing an Indigenous teenage girl and wrapping her body in a duvet cover before dumping her in Winnipeg’s Red River. Jurors are to hear final […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201820 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Manitoba survivors opting out of ’60s Scoop settlement with federal government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2018  WINNIPEG _ Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government. The survivors, who include two Manitoba plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit, say they were not consulted and suggest that lawyers will walk away with more money than the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201891 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Editorial: Aboriginal lives matter – Cumberland News Now

The path to reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples is proving to be a long and difficult journey. Injustices continue to surface. Two disturbing examples over the past week demand changes in our criminal justice system. They show why Indigenous people believe there is a double standard in this country — one set of laws for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201826 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Sixties Scoop adoptees want to scuttle $800M settlement, say ‘it’s just not gonna be enough’ – CBC

Lead Ontario plaintiff Marcia Brown Martel sticking with agreement: ‘How much money is enough?’ Feb 15, 2018 A group of Indigenous Sixties Scoop adoptees is trying to scuttle a proposed $800-million settlement announced last year by the federal government, CBC News has learned. “Our mission right now is to put a stop to this,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201835 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Rival fundraisers reveal a country divided online post-Gerald Stanley verdict – CBC

Donations to GoFundMe campaigns for Stanley and Boushie families surged in the days following verdict Feb 15, 2018 The online response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie has taken on a life of its own with people hurling hate and throwing a substantial amount of money at two rival […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201831 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Appalling’ comment on Saskatchewan Indigenous man’s death probed by RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018  OTTAWA _ The RCMP says it will undertake a code-of-conduct investigation into a private Facebook group posting by a person believed to be an officer who reportedly said Colten Boushie deserved to die. A report on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network says an RCMP officer on the Prairies posted the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201844 Views

Read More
JusticeText

One million people commit to end violence against women and children – Government of BC

Feb. 15, 2018 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan joined Moose Hide Campaign officials today to hand out the one millionth moose hide pin, representing one million people standing together to end violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign, now in its eighth year, is a B.C.-born, grassroots campaign to support men standing up and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201853 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Baker Lake becomes unrestricted community

15 February 2018  Baker Lake is now an unrestricted community, meaning only the general rules about importing, buying and consuming alcohol from the Liquor Act apply. Residents can buy alcohol within Nunavut by ordering from the Nunavut Liquor Commission warehouse without an import permit. To import alcohol from outside Nunavut, an import permit is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201835 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Mom of Indigenous man shot dead by police: ‘What did he do that was so bad?’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The grieving mother of a young Indigenous man killed by police in northern Ontario spoke out Thursday, saying the family remains in shock and still doesn’t understand why her son died. In a statement from the remote community of Fort Albany, Ont., […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201858 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

RCMP Facebook group claims Colten Boushie ‘got what he deserved’ – APTN News

February 15, 2018 A private Facebook group used by police officers across Canada shows shocking messages in support of Gerald Stanley’s acquittal. The most offensive comments, which are sure to further inflame the racism debate accompanying the outcome of last week’s trial, were posted by an officer APTN News has been told is a serving […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201832 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Que Hospital Body – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 15, 2018 MONTREAL – Police near Montreal are investigating after an Indigenous man abruptly left a hospital with the body of his deceased father. A spokeswoman for the Anna-Laberge Hospital says the father arrived by ambulance from the nearby Kahnawake Mohawk territory on Tuesday. The family hoped to get […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201838 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Op-ed: How the death of Colten Boushie allowed a myth to be told in court – UM Today

February 14, 2018 — The following is a column written by Gina Starblanket, assistant professor with cross-appointments in the U of M’s Native Studies Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies program. She is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan. Her co-author is Dallas Hunt, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201840 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Montreal police in spotlight at Indigenous hearing – CTV News

February 14, 2018 The Montreal police force was in the spotlight Wednesday as the Viens Commission continued its examination into the relationship between indigenous people and public services in Quebec. Examples abounded about the strained relationship between indigenous communities and Montreal police. “Those that are vulnerable are the ones that are getting targeted more by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201841 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

This is why we march’ (updated, 11 photos) – SooToday.com

Sault woman tells powerful story at 11th Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Eight years ago, Caceila Trahan, the Sault’s Indian Friendship Centre youth representative, took part in her first Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls outside the Sault Ste. Marie Courthouse. Early Wednesday afternoon, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201834 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

He took my heart:’ Colten Boushie’s father remembers kind, goofy son – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS Colten Boushie came into the world smiling. It was Halloween 1993 in Ronan, Mont., about 225 kilometres southeast of the Roosville Border Crossing in British Columbia. Pete Boushie still remembers how beautiful the baby’s mother, Debbie Baptiste, was and how excited he was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201839 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

Court hears tapes after police bugged apartment in Tina Fontaine murder case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A man accused of murdering an Indigenous teenager in Winnipeg was recorded by police saying he’d bet the girl was killed because he found out she was only 15 years old. “I drew the line and that’s why she got killed,” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201831 Views

Read More
Mainstream Aboriginal Related NewsText

You lied’ Patrick Brown lashes out at CTV over sex assault allegations report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2018 By Shawn Jeffords and Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Patrick Brown has stepped up his campaign to defend himself against sexual misconduct allegations, challenging his accusers to take their complaints to police and lashing out at CTV News as the broadcaster reported one of the women quoted in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201828 Views

Read More
JusticeText

Statement on the annual Women’s Memorial March for murdered and missing women and girls

Feb. 14, 2018 VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Melanie Mark, and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser have issued the following statement to acknowledge the annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: “On Feb. 14, thousands gather on the streets of the Downtown Eastside, on the unceded territories […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201831 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More