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Preventing future deaths in Thunder Bay’s rivers ‘a community issue’ says expert – CBC

Barry Horrobin says anyone walking along rivers should watch for things that don’t ‘feel right’ May 18, 2017 “This is a community issue,” says crime prevention through environmental design expert, Barry Horrobin, when discussing how to make Thunder Bay’s rivers and creeks safer. In the past 17 years, the bodies of six Indigenous teenagers have […]

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Eagle’s Nest celebrates reopening – Rocky Mountain Outlook

May 18, 2017 Aboriginal women and children fleeing family violence in Stoney Nation have a safe place to go again, after the reopening of the Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter. “It feels wonderful,” said elder Tina Fox, who attended the reopening ceremony last week. “I feel so relieved for the women.” The shelter has been […]

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Catch-22: Appeal highlights effect of maintaining innocence on getting parole, lawyer says – Vancouver Sun

May 18, 2017 After Phillip James Tallio was sentenced to life in prison at age 17 for the murder of a 22-month-old girl in Bella Coola, he entered a prison system that is set up to treat those who have committed crimes. But Tallio is different from most inmates. He has maintained since the beginning […]

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BR Dog Mauling Death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017  WINNIPEG – A Manitoba indigenous leader says culls of stray dogs in remote communities are a necessary measure when people’s safety is at risk. Derek Nepinak (NEE’-pih-nahk), head of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is responding to the death of a woman last weekend who was mauled […]

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Death, disappearance of First Nations teens reignite concern about police practices in Thunder Bay – CBC

First Nations may hire private investigator to look into death of Tammy Keeash, 17, in Thunder Bay river May 18, 2017 A pair of sadly familiar tragedies is unfolding this month in Thunder Bay, Ont., where a First Nations girl was found dead in a river and a First Nations boy has been missing for […]

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BR Alta Child Welfare – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 18, 2017 EDMONTON – The grandfather of a four-year-old girl who died under suspicious circumstances in government care in 2014 says police have yet to ask the family about it. The girl known as Serenity died while in foster care with relatives despite previous concerns from her birth mother […]

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Winnipeg Police Service – Homicide Arrests: C17-27664, C17-52261

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg Police Service Media Release For Immediate Release The Winnipeg Police Service’s Homicide Unit have made a number of arrests in relation to two homicides from February and March of 2017. On February 8, 2017, emergency personnel responded to the area of Powers Street and Aberdeen Avenue in regards to an injured […]

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Missing Teen in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Kennedy Towegishig, 17

May 17, 2017 Winnipeg police need your help finding this missing 17-year-old. Kennedy Towegishig was last seen on Monday in the North End area of Winnipeg. She is described as Aboriginal, 5’10” tall, with a medium build. Towegishig has long straight black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a burgundy jacket with black sleeves […]

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NAN: Leaders Frustrated with Investigations into Tammy Keeash Death, Josiah Begg Disappearance

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 17, 2017): Members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Executive Council joined with leaders from North Caribou Lake First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) to express frustration with police investigations into the death of Tammy Keeash and the disappearance of Josiah Begg at a press conference in Thunder Bay today. “All […]

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North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief & Council Press Statement

May 17, 2017 While we may be in shock, the North Caribou Lake First Nation Chief & Council and its membership are concerned and intensely question the Coroner’s finding in the death of Tammy Keeash, while in care of Children Services in Thunder Bay. Tammy Keeash lived in Weagamow Lake First Nation, a community surrounded […]

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New plaque at Nicholas Flood Davin gravesite to tell ‘full truth’ of role in residential schools – CBC

Regina school also named for Davin, who wrote report recommending residential schools May 17, 2017 Indigenous activist Cindy Blackstock describes the Davin Report as the “first domino falling.” Written by Nicholas Flood Davin, for whom a Regina school is named, it recommended the implementation of residential schools in Canada. Until now, there has been no […]

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MMIWG inquiry gets failing grades in NWAC’s latest report card – APTN

May 16, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls continues to bear the brunt of criticism from across the country. Today the national group Native Women’s Association of Canada released some scathing grades. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/16/mmiwg-inquiry-gets-failing-grades-in-nwacs-latest-report-card-2/

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Make inquiry relevant now – The Chronicle Journal

May 17, 2017 Advocates for the long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women openly worried this week that plans for the initiative are “in serious trouble.” · But even if the road to the inquiry’s launch is rocky, issues likely to be highlighted by it are already well-known by those who can help change […]

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Government Still Refuses to Remove Sex Discrimination from the Indian Act – FAFIA

May 15, 2017 In October 2016, the Government of Canada introduced Bill S-3 in the Senate, a bill to remove sex discrimination from the Indian Act. The fall 2016 version of Bill S-3 would not remove all the sex discrimination from the Indian Act (see e.g. Sharon McIvor, Pam Palmater, and Kim Stanton witness testimony), […]

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Missing Person Josiah Begg – Update

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 15:30 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-16 The ground search efforts for missing 14 Year old Josiah Begg resumed this morning with members of the Thunder Bay Police Service and The Lakehead Search and Rescue. The area of focus is around Confederation College at this […]

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Pauktuutit, three other Inuit orgs gain standing at MMIWG inquiry – NunatsiaqOnline

May 17, 2017 Rankin Inlet invites commissioners to visit and gather testimony Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada has been granted standing to take part in the National Inquiry into Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. This designation positions Pauktuutit as an official participant at the inquiry’s upcoming events, including its first community hearing in Whitehorse, Yukon […]

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Missing Person – Located

May 15, 2017 The Saskatoon Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14 year old girl. Lita Irene Alvina Cote, was last seen leaving her residence in the 900 block of 4th Avenue North, the evening of May 13, 2017. Lita is described as Indigenous, 5’7″ in height with a slim […]

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Child Rights Toolkit Launched

The CBA took advantage of a conference dedicated to children’s access to justice earlier this month to launch its Child Rights Toolkit. The launch took place at a May 11 session of the Access to Justice for Children – Child Rights in Action Conference in Vancouver that was broadcast live. The culmination of three years […]

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Halifax Pop Explosion announces new partnership to support Nova Scotian youth campaign for justice and peace

May 16, 2017 Halifax, NS – From May 16 to June 15, $10 from every Halifax Pop Explosion 2017 wristband sale will be donated to support JAYA through the initiative’s partnership with the Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF). The amount raised by HPX will then be matched by the Department of Canadian Heritage, thus doubling the […]

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It gives me hope’: New program uses Indigenous knowledge to help survivors of domestic violence – CBC

‘I, myself, I have lost my culture, and this is a way to get that back, and be stronger’ May 17, 2017 Rita Taypayosatum desperately wanted to end the cycle of abuse she says has followed her most of her life. “I’ve been abused in all sorts of different ways — verbally, physically, mentally — […]

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More sexual assaults reported: Amelia Rising – North Bay Nugget

May 17, 2017 Brenda Quenneville says the issue of sexual violence has been riding a “big wave of awareness” in the last two years, thanks to the media attention being paid to accusations against high profile people like Jian Ghomeshi and Bill Cosby. “It’s on everyone’s radar,” says the executive director of Amelia Rising, Nipissing’s […]

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Kinew James Inquest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 17, 2017  SASKATOON – A forensic pathologist has testified that poorly managed diabetes led to a Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre inmate’s death. Dr. Shaun Ladham took the stand Tuesday at an inquest into the death of Kinew James, 35, who died in her cell at the centre in January […]

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If family members worried about delayed MMIW inquiry, I have concerns: Bennett – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says she shares the concerns of those family members who are growing ever more anxious about the long-delayed public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. “The objective of striking the commission was two things _ to […]

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Update from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (16/05/2017)

The National Inquiry has been meeting with families, survivors, advocates and organizations on regional and issue specific matters, and we carefully listened to their valuable advice. We are grateful for the comments we have received. The honesty and directness of the advice is greatly respected.  The gravity of the mandate of the National Inquiry is […]

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Josiah Begg’s Mother Speaks About Her Missing Son

Press Release Incident Date: Monday, May 15, 2017 – 21:15 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-15 Josiah Begg’s mother, Sunshine Winter, is attempting to reach out to her son who has been missing since May 6, 2017.  The Thunder Bay Police Service has produced a video on behalf of Josiah’s family. Josiah […]

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Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2017–18

May 16, 2017 Yukon’s policing priorities have been set for 2017–18 as Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has communicated six priorities, each with its own objectives, to RCMP “M” Division leadership. Yukon’s policing priorities are set each year by the Minister of Justice. They are drawn from recommendations given by the Yukon Police Council, as […]

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Iqaluit Justice Committee seeking members

May 16, 2017 The Iqaluit Alluriarkvik Justice Committee is looking for three middle generation community members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with […]

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NWAC Interim President Francyne D. Joe Introduces the 2nd Inquiry Into MMIWG Report Card

Dear Families, Communities, Stakeholders, and Commissioners, On behalf of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, I would like to present our second Report Card assessing the success of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in fulfilling its responsibilities over the past three months. NWAC has a history of working with families of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201738 Views

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UCCM Police issue public safety notification of high risk offender – Manitoulin.ca

May 16, 2017 UPDATE – UCCM Police release image of Isaac Jacob Paibomsai BIRCH ISLAND–United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police has released information regarding a high-risk offender who is moving back into the Manitoulin Island area. The UCCM Anishnaabe Police is advising residents in the Manitoulin District that Isaac Jacob Paibomsai, age 39, will […]

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Chief, vet urge dog cull after mauling death that rescue group says was preventable – CBC

May 16, 2017 With Little Grand Rapids reeling after Donnelly Eaglestick’s death, there’s division over what to do with pack The mauling death of a Little Grand Rapids woman has Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak and a veterinarian who has worked with First Nations calling for a dog cull on the First Nation, but a […]

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The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies asking for Coroner’s Inquest into the recent deaths of youth in residential care

TORONTO — The recent deaths of youth living in group homes in Ontario have deeply shaken the child welfare sector. We recognize our responsibility to take whatever action we can to prevent similar tragedies in the future. We must move past discussion and recommendations and into action. We support the recent calls from First Nations, […]

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Hurry up and wait’ inquiry process hurting families of missing, murdered Indigenous women – CBC

May 16, 2017 ‘How do you expect families to do all that work?’ asks daughter of Frances Kejick, who was killed in 1997 When Karen Kejick registered to participate in the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, she heard back from a lawyer, but no one offering support for her well-being. […]

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Family members mourn Nunavut victim of police shooting – NunatsiaqOnline

Police trained to consider “suicide by cop” when assessing volatile situations May 15, 2017 On May 1, Jeremy Nuvviaq filled his Facebook page with a number of posts: a quote about a father’s love for his children; a note to his girlfriend—“I’m sooo lucky to have you”—and recipes for chicken tacos and carrot cake. By […]

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Please come home’: Mother of teen who went missing in Thunder Bay pleads for his return – Sudbury.com

Mother of Josiah Begg issues tearful plea for her missing 14-year-old son to return to his family. THUNDER BAY – The mother of missing Josiah Begg is begging her son to come back to his family. In a video produced by the Thunder Bay Police Service and released Monday evening, Sunshine Winter implores the teen […]

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Judge to decide whether La Loche, Sask., school shooter should be sentenced as an adult – CBC

Sentencing hearing will hear from witnesses and victims May 16, 2017 It was a shooting that shocked the nation. A teenage boy walked into the La Loche, Sask., high school in January of last year and started shooting. Teacher Adam Wood, 35, and teacher’s assistant Marie Janvier, 21, were killed and seven other people were […]

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry in ‘serious trouble’: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ More than 30 advocates, indigenous leaders and family members issued an open letter Monday to the chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, suggesting the process is in “serious trouble.” The group writes that while it is aware […]

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Ontario Children’s Aid Societies call for inquest into aboriginal youth deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies is joining a call for a coroner’s inquest into the recent deaths of aboriginal youth living in group homes in the province. First Nations in Ontario and the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth called […]

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Stray dogs attack, kill woman in northern Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017  LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS, Man. _ RCMP say a woman has died after being attacked by a large group of stray dogs in a remote Manitoba First Nation. The Mounties say the 24-year-old woman was attacked while on her way home early Saturday morning in Little Grand Rapids. Her body was […]

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MMIWG inquiry delays community visits until fall 2017 – NunatsiaqOnline

May 15, 2017 Commission hasn’t said if, or when, it will visit Inuit Nunangat The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls has a new approach and a new timeline, but it remains unclear how and when Inuit families and organizations will take part. The two-year, $53 million inquiry launched last September with […]

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Loved Ones Lost: Tears for Marnie – The Tyee

She survived racism, violence, and homelessness but not BC’s overdose crisis. Part of a series. On a cloudy Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, cold gusts of air hinted at the long, freezing winter about to hit Vancouver. Inside the Gastown Hotel on Water Street, a staff member of the Atira Women’s Resource Society made his way […]

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OPP lay murder charge in death of man in Sandy Lake First Nation community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 SANDY LAKE, Ont. _ A 24-year-old man is facing a murder charge after a death earlier this month in the northwestern Ontario community of Sandy Lake First Nation. Provincial police allege that 49-year-old Wilfred Fiddler died on May 6 shortly before officers were called to a crime scene. They say […]

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Statement from Family of Josiah Begg

May 12, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Family members have issued the following statement regarding the disappearance of 14-year-old Josiah Begg, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, who went missing in Thunder Bay over the weekend: “We would like to thank everyone who has come forward to help find our Josiah. Josiah is a good person and we miss […]

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Research Article: An environmental scan of emergency response systems and services in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario

Background: Approximately 24,000 Ontarians live in remote Indigenous communities with no road access. These communities are a subset of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), a political grouping of 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. Limited information is available regarding the status of emergency care in these communities. Objective: We aimed to understand emergency response […]

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Woman found dead on Manitoba First Nation was mauled by dogs, family says – CBC

Donnelly Eaglestick’s body was found outside on the ground, surrounded by roughly 30 dogs May 14, 2017 A 23-year-old woman found dead on a Manitoba First Nation over the weekend was mauled by dogs, according to her family. The body of Donnelly Rose Eaglestick was found outside on the ground Saturday morning, surrounded by about […]

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Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth calls for Ontarians to recommit to better protecting and supporting all young people in and from care

Toronto, Ontario (May 14, 2017) – The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on all Ontarians this Children and Youth in Care Day to reflect on and recommit to our role in protecting, nurturing and supporting all young people in and from care. “Today is a day for Ontarians to recognize the strength […]

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Foster home fire that killed teen, caregiver blamed on bolted door, loose rules – Thestar.com

Star investigation raises questions about blaze that killed teen, caregiver near Lindsay, Ont. May 15, 2017 On a Friday afternoon in February, a raging fire swept through a foster home near Lindsay, Ont., trapping a 14-year-old resident and two caregivers in a second-floor bedroom. The teenager, Kassy Finbow, and one of the caregivers, Andrea Reid, […]

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Justice delayed: victims anxious for stalled MMIW inquiry to give them voice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ For 16 years, Maggy Gisle thought her lot in life was to be a “junkie, a prostitute and a drug dealer.” Now, Gisle _ once known as “Crazy Jackie,” a fixture on the Downtown Eastside who would inject cocaine to suppress her […]

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Families unsure whether to take part in missing indigenous women inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 13, 2017  By James Turner THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Some families of missing and murdered indigenous women remain uncertain if they should take part in a national inquiry aimed at examining the violence in their communities, according to a group representing them. Representatives of the Manitoba Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women […]

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NWAC Stresses the Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment & Assault During SAPM

NWAC Stresses the Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment & Assault During SAPM May 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is observing Sexual Assault Prevention Month (SAPM) by voicing its support for the brave Indigenous women and girls who report sexual harassment and assault.  Despite the multiple barriers Indigenous women […]

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QNW: The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has postponed its regional consultations

Kahnawake, May 12, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to react to the decision by the Commission of Inquiry to postpone the regional consultations and to redirect its approach regarding the families and female survivors of violence. QNW supports the decision of the Commission to reassess its approach regarding participation by the families and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2017126 Views

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