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High River Mounties Looking For Missing Woman – HighRiverOnline.com

High River RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman. They say 32 year old Carol Littlepine hasn’t been seen since Saturday, October 6, and there is a general concern for her safety and well being. She’s described as Aboriginal, 5’9″, about 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201831 Views

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Media Accreditation and Important Information – Part II and III: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing

Part II and III: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 15-18, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel, 115 Cavendish Square, St Johns, NL A1C 3K2 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will have a Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing in St. John’s beginning on Monday, […]

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First Peoples Child & Family Review Vol 13, No 1 (2018)

Foreword Marc St. Dennis Coordinating Editor of First Peoples Child & Family Review, First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: mstdennis@fncaringsociety.com Dear readers, It is my great pleasure to present volume 13(1) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review, which includes 7 brilliant published submissions from researchers and […]

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing: Sexual Exploitation – human trafficking and sexual violence

Vancouver, BC – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will continue with Part II and III of the Truth Gathering process by hosting the final Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing. The topic is Sexual Exploitation and human trafficking and sexual violence will be explored. Part II and Part III […]

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Supreme Court to hear questions in controversial Edmonton hotel killing case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 9, 2018  OTTAWA _ The case of an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Alberta woman referred to at trial as a “native” and a “prostitute” is to go before the Supreme Court this week in what could set a precedent in Canada’s sexual assault laws. Bradley Barton says Cindy […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201859 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada: Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen

Winnipeg, MB. – On October 11, 2018, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen. The National Inquiry will focus arguments on the over-representation of Indigenous women as victims and judicial notice of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201882 Views

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Marchers call for justice 11 years after Calgary woman was stabbed to death – CBC

Nobody has been charged in Jackie Crazybull’s murder Oct 08, 2018 On Monday — which would have been Jackie Crazybull’s 55th birthday — marchers called for justice at the spot she was killed 11 years ago. On July 11, 2007, Crazybull was waiting for a bus on the corner of 17th Avenue and 11th Street […]

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Step Up campaign looking for community heroes – Tbnewswatch.com

Children and youth to be honoured as part of Child Abuse Prevention month at a ceremony featuring Indigenous advocate and author Wab Kinew. THUNDER BAY – Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and the Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay are teaming up to reward child abuse prevention month heroes. The two organizations earlier […]

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Supreme Court to hear questions in case of woman’s death after rough sex – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 8, 2018 OTTAWA _ The case of an Ontario trucker acquitted in the death of an Alberta woman referred to at trial as a “native” and a “prostitute” is to go before the Supreme Court this week in what could set a precedent in Canada’s sexual assault laws. Bradley Barton says Cindy […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201836 Views

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Saskatchewan man charged in death of family member – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 8, 2018  SPIRITWOOD, Sask. – Saskatchewan police say a man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a family member. They say they were called to a home on Pelican Lake First Nation because of a reported altercation, where a man sustained life-threatening injuries. Police say […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201833 Views

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Vigil inspires vice-chief to speak out on missing and murdered Indigenous women – The Prince Albert Daily Herald

“We need to be colour blind.” Tealight candles lit the dimmed gym at the Indian Metis Friendship Centre Thursday morning to recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Prince Albert’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil was one of many across Canada occurring annually on Oct. 4. It led the vice-chief of the Prince Albert […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201852 Views

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That’s the wound’: Reports detailing offenders’ Indigenous backgrounds are surging in Alberta’s courts. Reporter Paige Parsons explains what’s behind the trend and who is doing the work. – Edmonton Journal

Reporter Paige Parsons explains what’s behind the trend and who is doing the work. October 5, 2018 He was there when they attacked the boy in a north Edmonton parking lot. He participated, he admits, in causing 17-year-old Ashton Cardinal’s death. “I wish I can take back that night and not be there,”Terence Christopher Lewis […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201869 Views

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They will never give up – Castanet.net

Oct 5, 2018 Wearing red and carrying placards decrying violence against women, a couple dozen people took part in the Red Dress Walk in Enderby. The walk is in honour of missing and murdered women of all cultures said Jody Leon, a member of the Splatsin First Nation and a missing women activist. “Some people […]

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Photo: Sisters in Spirit vigil marks missing, murdered aboriginal women – The Windsor Star

October 4, 2018 The annual Sisters in Silence vigil for missing and murdered aboriginal women took place at Dieppe Gardens on Thursday. Oct. 4 is dedicated to honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and to support families who have been tragically touched by the loss of a loved one to […]

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Indigenous Children Still Being Treated Unequally By Province – Manitobapost

WINNIPEG — A First Nations children’s advocate says Indigenous kids are still not being treated equally because provinces and territories are shirking their responsibilities. Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that provinces are still denying Indigenous kids access to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201835 Views

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The RCMP seeks your help in solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is looking for your help in solving outstanding cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Every year, for a period of 10 weeks, we highlight specific cases via social media. The start of the campaign in October was chosen to coincide with the Sisters in Spirit Vigil held by […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201829 Views

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MMIW-Inquiry – Audio Clip NAT131 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 4, 2018  131 – (MMIW-Inquiry) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/04/cp201810040165-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–10s. B-C’s former representative for children and youth told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that its final recommendations need to include a process to track, monitor and report on compliance and implementation. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says the child […]

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MMIW-Inquiry – Audio Clip NAT130 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 4, 2018 130 – (MMIW-Inquiry) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/04/cp201810040164-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–13s. British Columbia’s former representative for children and youth told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that its recommendations need to hold all governments accountable. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says if there is no way to see progress on the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 201831 Views

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Child welfare not appropriate for Indigenous kids: former B.C. advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ British Columbia’s former children’s advocate says the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women needs to hold all governments accountable. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond told the inquiry that its final report will end up collecting dust if recommendations aren’t acted upon. She […]

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Apology for Sixties Scoop survivors could be months away – MBC Network Radio Online

Oct 4, 2018 The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan has until the end of November to submit is final report of stories shared during six sharing circles taking place in October and November. That report is to be given to the Premier’s office as information to assist an apology from the province. A directive […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201824 Views

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Manitobans Encouraged to Show Support for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Honouring and Awareness Day

October 4, 2018 Manitobans are encouraged to show support for the women and girls and their families who have been impacted by violence by taking a moment to honour them today, Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced. “Today, I would like to recognize the women and girls who have been stolen by this […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201821 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement: Honouring and Supporting Families and Communities this “Sisters in Spirit” Day

(Toronto, October 4, 2018) Today, Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald and Chiefs of Ontario stand in support and honour the lives of Missing and Murder Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit, and Trans and their families and communities this October 4th, the 13th Annual Sisters in Spirit Day. Sisters in Spirit vigils are being held across […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201828 Views

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The missing subject of conference on Manitoulin Island – The Sudbury Star

October 4, 2018 Community members are invited to an all-day event Thursday on Manitoulin Island regarding missing persons. The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service and OPP are hosting a Missing Person Awareness Day, with funding provided by the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General. “Missing Person Awareness Days provide an opportunity for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201840 Views

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Sisters in Spirit: Statement from Premier Notley

October 04, 2018 Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the Sisters in Spirit vigils for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls: “Today, across Canada, survivors of violence, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, grandmothers and grandfathers, friends and community supporters will extend hearts and hands across the chasm of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201856 Views

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Sisters In Spirit March Against Aboriginal Violence – HighRiverOnline.com

03 October 2018 Members from the Awo-Tann Healing Lodge Society in Calgary marched past High River Wednesday, October 3 on a busy Highway 2, all to bring awareness to violence against Aboriginal women. Executive Director for the Society, Josie Nepinak, says she hopes her members efforts will bring light to this issue. “The whole idea […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201829 Views

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In Her Name vigil for murdered and missing women – NTV

October 4, 2018 In Her Name – a vigil for murdered and missing women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador will take place tonight at the Colonial Building in St. John’s, at 6:30pm. The names of over 120 Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and girls will be read. The vigil is A collaboration of the St. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201837 Views

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A colourful tribute – Indigenous women gather for their missing and murdered sisters – CBC

October 4, 2018 Red, white and black paint dots Styrofoam plates while a dozen women sit around a table in Lennox Island, P.E.I., canvases in hand. It may look like a regular art class, but this one has a greater meaning. Kerri Bernard stands at the front of the room, instructing the group on how […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201821 Views

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First Nations Women Should be Respected, Valued and Safe: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

First Nations Women Should be Respected, Valued and Safe: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde October 4, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – On a day to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde commends the tireless commitment of families for seeking justice and healing, and reiterates calls […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201891 Views

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BR MMIW Inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 4, 2018 WINNIPEG – A First Nations children’s advocate says Indigenous kids are still not being treated equally because governments are not living up to their responsibilities. Cindy Blackstock is executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. She told the inquiry into missing and murdered […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201843 Views

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Indigenous children still being treated unequally by provinces: advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A First Nations children’s advocate says Indigenous kids are still not being treated equally because provinces and territories are shirking their responsibilities. Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, told the inquiry into missing and […]

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B.C. files to be intervener in new National Energy Board hearings on pipeline – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 3, 2018  VICTORIA _ The British Columbia government wants to take part in the National Energy Board’s reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment Minister George Heyman said Wednesday the government has registered as an intervener in the next set of hearings after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201823 Views

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UBCIC: Open Letter to the NEB Re: Trans Mountain Reconsideration

October 03, 2018 RE: The National Energy Board’s One Week Consultation Period for First Nations Affected by the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project Dear Ms. Sheri Young: We are responding to a letter dated September 26th, 2018 regarding the re-assessment of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project, in which the National Energy Board requested feedback […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201895 Views

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Seven arrested in jail hostage taking – Kenora Daily Miner and News

October 3, 2018 Kenora OPP arrested and charged seven men for a hostage-taking at the Kenora jail mid-last month that saw one guard injured and treated in hospital. 

None of the men arrested are from Kenora. The seven men charged are: – Patrick Kanate, 27, from Caribou Lake First Nation. – Waylon Morton, 35, from […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201839 Views

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Star investigation into Grassy Narrows mercury poisoning receives human rights award – Thestar.com

Oct. 2, 2018 A Toronto Star investigation into mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows First Nation has been honoured with the JHR Award for Achievement in Human Rights Reporting. Journalists David Bruser and Jayme Poisson received the award at an event in Toronto on Monday night. “We were really reminded of how lucky we have been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201826 Views

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GNWT and RCMP conduct roadside alcohol and drug survey in Yellowknife

October 03, 2018 The Department of Infrastructure (INF), with assistance from the RCMP, conducted a roadside drug and alcohol survey from September 26- 29, 2018 in Yellowknife. The survey was to collect baseline data on the prevalence of impaired driving before the legalization of cannabis on October 17. This data will assist INF in creating […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201844 Views

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Don’t take pot on international flights, transport minister warns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 3, 2018 OTTAWA – Canada’s transport minister says travellers aboard domestic flights will be allowed to carry a small quantity of cannabis with them after Oct. 17. But Marc Garneau warns against packing it into luggage that’s destined outside the country. And the country’s airport screening authority says it […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201830 Views

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Family looks for answers after woman’s body found in Winnipeg recycling depot – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 2, 2018 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The father of a woman whose body was discovered at a recycling depot says the family is devastated by her death. Mary Madeline Yellowback, 33, was a mother of six from God’s River, Man., about 600 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. Police say […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201838 Views

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Police ask for assistance in locating missing youth, Michelle Tait – Kenora Daily Miner and News

October 2, 2018 Michelle Tait was last seen in the downtown core on Saturday, Sept. 29. Kenora OPP is searching for a missing youth and is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the 15 year old female. Michelle Tait was last seen in the downtown core on Saturday, Sept. 29. She is described as an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201839 Views

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Winnipeg Police Service Media Release: Homicide investigators have identified the deceased as 33-year-old Mary Madeline YELLOWBACK (ROSS)

Suspicious Death – Investigation: C18-214543 Previously released: On September 28, 2018, at approximately 7:05 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to a report of suspicious circumstances at a recycling depot in the 100 block of Omands Creek Boulevard. The body of a middle-aged adult female was found mixed in with recycling materials. It […]

by aanationtalk on October 2, 201856 Views

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Regional chief backs recommendations – DrydenNow.com

01 October 2018 Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is advocating for reforms to child protection services, after troubling findings from a coroner’s report last week. “What we want to do is support the call for the implementation of those recommendations,” she said. “Specifically, we see that Nishnawbe Aski Nation has called for a trilateral process. We […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201840 Views

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14 year old girl missing from Valleyview – Sierra Papastesis – My Grande Prairie Now

A 14 year old girl has been reported missing from Valleyview. Sierra Papastesis was last seen in the town around 9 a.m. on September 29th. Sierra is described as Aboriginal, 4’11” and 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and pants. The RCMP says she may […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201849 Views

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Family of teenager who died by suicide in Sioux Lookout files suit against child and family services – Sudbury.com

BRACEBRIDGE, ON — The family of a girl who died by suicide in Sioux Lookout in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against Tikanagan Child & Family Services, alleging negligence. A statement of claim filed in Superior Court in Bracebridge, where the family’s lawyer is based, seeks $5.9 million in damages on behalf of Kanina Sue […]

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MMIW-Inquiry – Audio Clip NAT109 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 1, 2018  109 – (MMIW-Inquiry) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/01/cp201810010153-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–12s. A Manitoba First Nations children’s advocate says the child-welfare causes Indigenous children to believe their life has no value. Cora Morgan with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that the system […]

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MMIW-Inquiry – Audio Clip NAT108 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Oct 1, 2018  108 – (MMIW-Inquiry) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/10/01/cp201810010152-1.mp3 WINNIPEG. x–14s. A Manitoba First Nations children’s advocate says the child-welfare system keeps Indigenous families at a disadvantage. Cora Morgan with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that the system is set up […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201832 Views

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Manitoba to Help Improve Police Responses to Mental Health Crisis Situations

October 01, 2018 More than $310,000 Will Reduce Risk of Harm, Help Officers Connect People with Supports: Cullen Manitoba is investing over $310,000 in a new tool that will allow nine police agencies to improve how they respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the goal of de-escalating potentially dangerous situations, Justice Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201827 Views

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LIVE: MMIWG Inquiry – CBC

Oct 02, 2018 Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/live-mmiwg-inquiry-1.4845384

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Special Media Release: Missing Person – Darshane Wacanta

Special Media Release: Missing Person Brandon Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public at large in locating Darshane Wacanta 21 year old Brandon woman reported missing from Brandon on Monday September 24th 2018. Wacanta was last seen at 4:35pm in the 000 block of 7th Street. Wacanta is described as an Indigenous female, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201838 Views

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Progress Report on Justice Minister’s Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls

Today the Minister’s Steering Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls released a progress report on its work over the last year. The report highlights the collective effort to prevent and address violence against women and girls while identifying next steps for positive action. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201848 Views

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Advocate says child welfare system ‘eats up’ Indigenous children – Global News

October 1, 2018 A Manitoba First Nations children’s advocate says the child-welfare system is designed to keep Indigenous families at a disadvantage. Cora Morgan with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that the system is set up to apprehend children, not to support families. The inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201834 Views

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Saskatchewan to hold sharing circles to help inform its ’60s Scoop apology – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 1, 2018  REGINA _ The government of Saskatchewan plans to hold sharing circles across the province to help inform an apology to victims of the so-called ’60s Scoop. Officials say the sharing circles, an Indigenous tradition, will be used to encourage substantive and respectful conversations about what happened. Indigenous children lost their […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 201831 Views

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