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Rally aims to build unity to address racism (3 photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

Gathering coincided with city council budget review process meeting. THUNDER BAY – A crowd of about 80 people gathered outside Thunder Bay city hall, withstanding a frigid winter night to stand together to oppose racism. The Tuesday night rally was a grassroots organized demonstration, aimed at building unity and awareness to address racism in Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201923 Views

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Dramatic standoff between B.C. First Nation and RCMP over pipeline access prompts rallies across country – Toronto Star

Jan. 8, 2019 CALGARY—Nearly 60 solidarity rallies around the world are due to be held on Tuesday in support of Wet’suwet’en First Nation members, after a dramatic confrontation with RCMP over pipeline access on their traditional territory in northern B.C. Monday. Calgary could see one of the tensest rallies, as supporters of the land defenders […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201944 Views

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Reconciliation Will Not Be Achieved Through Force

Reconciliation Will Not Be Achieved Through Force January 8, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the RCMP’s action against the Gidimt’en camp and checkpoint yesterday in northern B.C., set up in support of the Unist’ot’en, both of which are houses of the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201989 Views

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2 charged after police seize $47K in cannabis in Wahnapitae First Nation – Globalnews.ca

January 8, 2019 Two people have been charged after police say they seized more than $47,000 of illegal cannabis in Wahnapitae First Nation. According to Ontario Provincial Police, on Jan. 3 officers executed a search warrant at an allegedly illegal cannabis storefront on Loonway Road. Police say as a result of the search, officers seized […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201931 Views

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Alberta rallies to show support for anti-LNG pipeline protests in BC – Globalnews.ca

January 8, 2019 Amid rising tensions in northern B.C. — where Indigenous protesters are preventing a pipeline company from accessing an area it plans to work in — rallies have been planned for Calgary and Edmonton on Tuesday to show solidarity with members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. The pipeline would carry liquid natural gas […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201928 Views

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Police Services Board to publicly acknowledge systemic racism during Reconciliation Circle – Tbnewswatch.com

An Acknowledgement and Reconciliation Circle will be held this weekend where the Police Services Board will publicly acknowledge systemic racism in the board and the Police Service THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Services Board will be taking a significant step forward toward reconciliation as it publicly acknowledges the existence of systemic racism in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201959 Views

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Fourteen arrested during enforcement of injunction order in Houston, BC

B.C. North District, Houston On January 7, 2019 the RCMP attended the Morice River Bridge in Houston, BC to enforce the interim injunction order granted by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Just prior to 11 am, police officers from the Division Liaison Team spoke with representatives of the Gitdumt’en camp about the removal of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201921 Views

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RCMP arrest 14 at anti-pipeline protest in northern BC – Globalnews.ca

January 7, 2019 The RCMP say it has arrested 14 people Monday evening for allegedly violating the conditions of an interim court injunction requiring the removal of a blockade to a forest service road in northern British Columbia that is preventing access to a pipeline project. The interim injunction issued by the B.C. Supreme Court […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201935 Views

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Ontario: Judge emphasizes distinction between valid street checks and ‘carding’ – TimminsToday

TORONTO — Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid street checks by officers and random stops that should be abandoned altogether, a judge tasked with reviewing the province’s regulations on the issue said Friday. TORONTO — Police and the public need to be able to clearly distinguish between valid […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201933 Views

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Deceased residential school survivor’s compensation claim overturned for lack of signature – CBC

2018 reviews decided claims on behalf of deceased former students have to have been signed by the student Jan 08, 2019 The body overseeing the compensation process for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement has overturned an award to the family of a deceased residential school survivor because the claim application did not have his […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201924 Views

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The sadness that never goes away’: Sixties Scoop survivor battles to be recognized as Indigenous – Ottawa Citizen

January 8, 2019 When Ruth Hurst’s daughter, Laura, was born, Hurst visited her every day in the Ottawa hospital’s neo-natal unit. She watched her sleep, soothed her with words of comfort and felt Laura’s tiny hand grasp her finger. But she wasn’t allowed to pick her up. And after Laura was adopted by a white […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201934 Views

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Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations Announces its Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group Members

TORONTO. January 8, 2019. The Hon. Gloria J. Epstein, who is conducting an independent civilian review of how Toronto police conduct missing persons investigations, today announced a Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group. The Review’s Terms of Reference contemplate these appointments to assist the Review in its outreach to the Toronto community, including members of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201962 Views

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BCAFN Concerned about the RCMP Injunction Enforcement

January 07, 2019 The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is expressing concern, along with a growing number of leaders and citizens, regarding the increasingly volatile situation developing in northern BC between the RCMP and First Nations protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. First Nations citizens, as all Canadian citizens, have a right to protest in a peaceful and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 8, 201946 Views

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What to expect during police enforcement of court ordered injunction in Houston, BC

B.C. North District, Houston 2019-01-07 09:15 PST The conflict between the oil and gas industries, Indigenous communities, and governments all across the province has been ongoing for a number of years. This has never been a police issue. In fact, the BC RCMP is impartial and we respect the rights of individuals to peaceful, lawful […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 201937 Views

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Background on BC RCMP’s role in enforcing injunction order

B.C. North District, Houston 2019-01-06 09:00 PST On December 14, 2018, the BC Supreme Court issued an interim injunction against protesters who interfere with the Coastal GasLink project, in and around the Morice River Bridge or the area accessed by the Morice West Forest Service Road. As with previous injunction orders and police enforcement clauses, […]

by aanationtalk on January 7, 201935 Views

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New Year’s Greetings and Prediction From Bimaadzwin: “2019 will be a breakthrough year for First Nation jurisdiction and economic development”

New Year’s Greetings and Prediction From Bimaadzwin: “2019 will be a breakthrough year for First Nation jurisdiction and economic development” (Serpent River First Nation, January 7, 2019) In just six short months since the inception of Bimaadzwin, much work has been undertaken, accomplished, and new partnerships and priorities have been established. On behalf of myself and the Bimaadzwin team, we wish everyone […]

by pmnationtalk on January 7, 201951 Views

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FSIN calls for immediate action on adoption of First Nations children – Edmonton Journal

The FSIN is calling for an immediate moratorium on provincial adoptions of First Nations children into non-First Nations homes. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is calling for an immediate moratorium on provincial adoptions of First Nations children into non-First Nations homes. The request came in the form of a news release issued Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201925 Views

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Sixties Scoop Apology – Government Of Saskatchewan

January 7, 2019 Elder McArthur, thank you for the prayer. Elders, survivors, Chiefs, distinguished guests, legislative colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning everyone. Welcome to your legislature. Welcome to Treaty 4 Territory . . . the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota and Lakota peoples and the home of the Métis. And welcome […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201944 Views

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Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

January 7, 2019 Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care: Stefanson The Manitoba government has entered a partnership with the Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) to deliver the province’s first-ever Social Impact Bond (SIB), Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201950 Views

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Mandela exhibition extended until October

Family tour, school program, special events added to popular show Winnipeg – January 3, 2019 – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) announced today that its exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom will be extended until October 14, 2019 due to an overwhelmingly positive response from visitors. A new guided family tour, self-guided school program […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201926 Views

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RCMP to enforce court injunction against LNG protest camp in Northern B.C. – Globalnews.ca

An Indigenous anti-pipeline camp in Northern B.C. could be shut down by RCMP Monday. Residents of the camp say a large convoy of vehicles, vans, trucks and buses loaded up early Monday and started moving toward the camp. Social media posts show RCMP have now arrived at the camp. The dispute centres around the TransCanada […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201928 Views

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Defence in Monica Jack murder trial alleges that accused’s confession was false – CBC

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to 1st-degree murder in 1978 slaying Jan 04, 2019 Undercover police manipulated a man into falsely confessing he killed a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia 40 years ago and the Crown has failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, a defence lawyer says. Patrick Angly told jurors […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201924 Views

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OFL to Ford Government: Take immediate action to end the practice of carding

January 5, 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) urges the Doug Ford government to take immediate action on the clear recommendation of Justice Michael Tulloch to put an end to the practice of arbitrary or “random” carding. Justice Tulloch confirmed what community and labour organizations have stated for years. The impacts of arbitrary police […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201934 Views

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Showdown expected in northwestern B.C. between RCMP and Indigenous protesters over pipeline project – Straight.com

January 7th, 2019 There’s a growing sense that police will soon try to shut down a protest camp set up to halt construction of the 670-kilometre Coastal Gaslink pipeline. Owned by TransCanada Pipelines, it’s a key component of the $40-billion LNG Canada project being built near Kitimat. The pipeline would transport natural gas from the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201947 Views

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Trial begins for 2 men charged with manslaughter in death of Jeanenne Fontaine – CBC

Fontaine, a cousin of Tina Fontaine, died in March 2017 after she was shot, house was set on fire Jan 07, 2019 The trial for two men accused of killing a 29-year-old mother of three in 2017 begins in a Winnipeg court Monday. Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur are charged with manslaughter in connection with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201926 Views

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B.C. Indigenous group anticipates RCMP action at anti-LNG pipeline camp – BNNBloomberg.ca

Supporters of an Indigenous camp blocking access to a planned pipeline in northern British Columbia say they are anticipating RCMP action over an injunction filed against them. Jennifer Wickham, a member of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, said on Sunday that police have gathered in Smithers and Houston, B.C., which are the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201922 Views

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Winnipeg’s first homicide of 2019 father of two from northern Manitoba – APTN News

January 3, 2019 The family of a First Nations man who was shot and killed in Winnipeg on New Year’s Day says their hearts are broken over his death. Adam Travis Martin, 31, was found just after 6 a.m. in the city’s Elmwood neighbourhood. Martin was found outside a residence in the neighbourhood and transferred […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201932 Views

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‘We do not like your kind’: Indigenous family who received racist letter sees wave of support – Toronto Star

Jan. 3, 2019 EDMONTON—The last thing Mishel Assiniboine wanted her 5-year-old son to find at the front door of their Leduc home was a racist letter accusing the family of “ruining the neighbourhood.” “We do not like your kind around here … We see in your house and you portray an Indian lifestyle. This is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201944 Views

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New jail for women in Fort Smith to have higher security rating, segregation – CBC

Critics question the need for a more secure facility Jan 04, 2019 The jail for women in Fort Smith, N.W.T. doesn’t look much like a jail. The women’s unit of the Fort Smith Correctional Complex consists of two, nondescript houses in a residential area. Those houses are not surrounded by a fence. There is no […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201927 Views

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IEN Year In Review

Message from IEN Executive Director Tom BK Goldtooth For IEN, partners and allies, calendar year 2018 was an extraordinarily busy year, dominated by Indigenous grassroots and front line organizations allied collaboration. Native Nations and allies came together in strategic opposition to an ever-increasing push by corporate and government factions to expand the extractive economy beyond […]

by aanationtalk on January 3, 201928 Views

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Leduc family receives racist letter – Globalnews.ca

January 2 2019 Several months ago, a St. Albert family received a racist letter and now, an Indigenous family living in Leduc received a similarly-worded one. Fletcher Kent spoke to Mishel Assiniboine about it. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4809484/leduc-family-receives-racist-letter

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201926 Views

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Ontario police call for more funding in wake of Justice Tulloch carding report – The Globe and Mail

Police associations and police service board members across Ontario are calling on the government to provide more money and more staff to get officers into communities, in response to a newly released report examining the practice of carding – or random street checks. Justice Michael Tulloch’s report made several recommendations, including providing adequate funding to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201929 Views

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QNW calls for the creation of a tribunal specialized in sexual and domestic violence

Kahnawake, December 14th, 2018 – The President of Quebec Native Women (QNW) testified today on the closing of the hearings of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec (Commission Viens). In her testimony, Viviane Michel spoke about the main recommendations of QNW. One of these recommendations is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201939 Views

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Métis National Council launches Métis Nation Sixties Scoop Portal

Winnipeg, MB – This morning at the Manitoba Metis Federation Home Office in Winnipeg, Métis National Council Minister of Social Development, David Chartrand, launched the Métis Nation Sixties Scoop Portal. This new, online platform will support the information needs of the Métis Nation related to the Sixties Scoop. The Portal can be accessed at Sixties.Scoop.Metisportals.CA. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201975 Views

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Bridging the divide: Fort Smith RCMP bringing new Citizens on Patrol group to town – CBC

Sgt. Jesse Gilbert has been working on bringing the group to the N.W.T. for about a year Jan 02, 2019 Fort Smith’s RCMP is bringing a Citizens on Patrol to the community. It will be the first such group in the territory, and RCMP detachment Sgt. Jesse Gilbert is hoping it will expand to other […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201931 Views

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Suspicious fire at Saugeen First Nation – Owen Sound Sun Times

January 2, 2019 The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating New Year’s day fire on Saugeen First Nation that has been deemed suspicious. The Bruce Peninsula OPP attended the residential fire on Kewageshig Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. The Saugeen First Nation Fire Department extinguished the fire, which has been deemed suspicious, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201970 Views

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An investigation regarding Inuit youth hosted at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal is launched

Montréal, December 21, 2018 — Considering the nature of information brought to its attention, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched an investigation on its own initiative concerning youth protection services provided to Inuit youth housed by the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal. The Commission received information regarding notably […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201888 Views

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Sudbury adoption part of ’60s Scoop lawsuit – The Sudbury Star

December 21, 2018 TORONTO — Metis and non-status Indians across Canada are seeking damages for the alleged harms inflicted on them by the Canadian government during the ’60s Scoop, according to a proposed class action filed on Thursday. And a man helping to lead the case bases his claims on his experiences growing up with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 201893 Views

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Koskie Minsky Brings Métis and Non-Status Indian Sixties Scoop Class Action

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 – Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto commenced today a proposed class action against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of Métis and Non-Status Indian persons affected by the “Sixties Scoop” in Canada. The term “Sixties Scoop” refers to the practice in Canada whereby Aboriginal children were taken (“scooped up”) from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201852 Views

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Koskie Minsky Brings Class Action against Government of Alberta for Coerced Sterilization of Indigenous Women

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 – Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, along with Cooper Regel in Edmonton, has commenced a class action against the Government of Alberta on behalf of Indigenous women subjected to forced sterilizations in the province. Until 1972, Alberta’s Sexual Sterilization Act explicitly authorized forced sterilizations in the province. After the Sexual Sterilization […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201835 Views

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Officers will be separated after serious incidents: Saskatchewan RCMP – National Post

REGINA — Saskatchewan RCMP say officers will be separated after serious events such as a shooting following a review into an Indigenous man’s death. Brydon Whitstone died in an RCMP shooting in October 2017 after crashing through two police cars following a pursuit. Manitoba RCMP reviewed the case and found that — contrary to RCMP […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201854 Views

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Lawsuit Brought Against Alberta On Coerced Sterilization Of Indigenous Women – HuffPost Canada

On behalf of all Indigenous women sterilized in Alberta without their consent before Dec. 14, 2018. OTTAWA — A proposed class action has been filed against the government of Alberta on behalf of Indigenous women who say they were subjected to forced sterilizations. The lawsuit seeks $500 million in damages, plus an additional $50 million […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201856 Views

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Metis, non-status Indians launch ’60s Scoop lawsuit over identity loss – Prince George Citizen

December 20, 2018 TORONTO — Metis and non-status Indians across Canada are seeking damages for the alleged harms inflicted on them by the Canadian government during the ’60s Scoop, according to a proposed class action filed on Thursday. In an untested statement of claim, the survivors of the Scoop argue they were deprived of their […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201846 Views

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Sudbury has its first deputy police chief – The Sudbury Star

December 20, 2018 Sudbury has its first female deputy police chief. Sheilah Weber, who will take over from retiring deputy Al Lekun in the new year, also made history in 2014 when she was the first woman elevated by Greater Sudbury Police to the role of superintendent. “I’m very excited, and feel truly honoured and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201855 Views

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PAGC chiefs praise police for acting on Indigenous representation – Prince Albert Daily Herald

December 19, 2018 Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte, Vice-Chief Joseph Tsannie and Vice-Chief Christopher Jobb welcome appointments of Jason Stonechild and Sheryl Kimbley to police team The Prince Albert Grand Council’s (PAGC) chiefs are expressing appreciation to the police service for their appointments of Indigenous members. The police service has had many shifts in positions in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201847 Views

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Criminal record checks, pared down council part of historic Indigenous governance changes – CBC

Squamish Nation members have mixed reviews of new changes Dec 20, 2018 The Squamish Nation is changing the way it elects its leaders. In an initiative similar to B.C.’s recent referendum on electoral reform, the nation asked members to say yes or no to questions about revising its 40-year-old election rules in a referendum. Almost […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201845 Views

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Regional chief says police systemic racism exists across Ontario – Tbnewswatch.com

RoseAnne Archibald feels Thunder Bay solutions can help the province TORONTO — The Regional Chief for Ontario says Thunder Bay is not the only community where there are problems with how police deal with Indigenous people. RoseAnne Archibald made the comment late Wednesday in a statement responding to the recent reports on Thunder Bay Police […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201870 Views

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Thunder Bay police board plans apology in wake of anti-Indigenous racism findings – Toronto Star

Dec. 19, 2018 Faced with withering criticism from two separate reviews, the police oversight board in Thunder Bay has now accepted findings of racism within both the board and police service itself and said it planned a formal apology. At a board meeting on Tuesday, a newly appointed administrator expressed acceptance of the findings by […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201868 Views

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Unsettling questions surround death of Timothy Atlookan in Thunder Bay – CBC

Was Timothy Atlookan’s death made to look like a suicide? His mother wants answers Dec 20, 2018 Donna Atlookan weeps in the arms of a friend by the tree in the park across from the Thunder Bay courthouse where she said her son was found dead by hanging in October. The Thunder Bay police continue […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201859 Views

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Lawsuit takes aim against excessive force on Indigenous – My Yellowknife Now

Dec. 19th, 2018 A class action lawsuit has commenced against the Attorney General of Canada on behalf of Indigenous of the North. Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto and Cooper Regel in Edmonton have issued the lawsuit for Indigenous persons who were subjected to excessive force by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nunavut, Yukon and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201856 Views

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