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Ontario Supporting Rebuild of North York Women’s Shelter

Province Investing in Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence April 19, 2017 Ontario is supporting the rebuild of the North York Women’s Shelter, to replace the current aging building and allow the agency to provide better service for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social […]

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Inquest into the Death of Ina Matawapit Announced

April 19, 2017 2:45 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Ina Matawapit. Ms. Matawapit, 37, died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station following a transfer from a police vehicle […]

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Globe and Mail reporter wins 2017 Landsberg Award

TORONTO, April 19, 2017– Tavia Grant, a journalist with The Globe and Mail, is this year’s winner of The Landsberg Award, in recognition of her exceptional coverage of women’s equality issues. Grant’s articles explored the trafficking of Indigenous women as well as the ongoing gender pay gap. “Grant’s pieces demonstrated powerful and original research, throwing new and […]

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The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry: An Opportunity to Change the System

April 18, 2017 There are two (2) public inquiries for people in Quebec to participate in. In an effort to help provide guidance on how to participate in the Provincial and/or National inquiries, here are some main points of information. The Provincial Commission and the National Inquiry are opportunities to change the system.Community Liaison Officers […]

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Law Society addresses colonial symbolism as part of commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Vancouver, April 12, 2017 – The Law Society of British Columbia is committed to addressing the challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s findings and recommendations. As part of this commitment, a Truth and Reconciliation Advisory Committee was established to address justice and legal issues affecting Indigenous people in the province, including those highlighted […]

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Atlantic Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 19, 2017 ATTENTION STATIONS: This is the Atlantic Update that should have moved this morning at 3:30 a.m. AT. — (Dalhousie-Homicide) Jury selection is expected to continue today in Halifax for the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student. William Sandeson has been charged with first-degree murder […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201725 Views

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Manitoba Media outlets apply for cameras to be allowed at murder trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Several Manitoba media outlets have applied to have cameras in the courtroom during the trial of the man accused of murdering 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. The teen’s body, wrapped in a plastic bag, was pulled from the Red River on Aug. 17, 2014. Her death shocked Winnipeg and prompted […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201721 Views

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Statement about regional advisory meetings postponed – MMIWG

April 13, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is postponing upcoming regional advisory meetings. Regional Advisories are an important time for us to hear about things that the National Inquiry should address and to help prepare for the process of truth finding gatherings (hearings) that will come next. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201770 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Gloria Assin Announced

April 18, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Gloria Assin. Ms. Assin, 42, died on Sept. 23, 2012 while a backseat passenger, in custody, in an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle in […]

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New Brunswick First Nations set to banish drug dealers following overdose death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 18, 2017 15:12 By Kevin Bissett THE CANADIAN PRESS FREDERICTON _ There is a growing movement on New Brunswick’s First Nations to banish drug dealers, as mourners said farewell this week to a woman who died of a drug overdose. Leo Bartibogue, an addictions counsellor, says there are 30 to 40 drug dealers […]

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Former Saskatoon police chief wants Stonechild inquiry findings reviewed – Parkland Online

April 18, 2017 A former Saskatoon police chief wants a federal court judge to review what he says are new findings around the death of Neil Stonechild. Dave Scott says two Saskatoon police officers were railroaded out of their jobs after a public inquiry into Stonechild’s death in 1990. The teen froze to death under […]

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Ontario opens support centres for families of murdered and missing indigenous women – The Brampton Guardian

Ontario hires Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29 Indigenous activist Maggie Cywink, who has campaigned tirelessly to call attention to murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, including her own sister Sonya, will act as Ontario’s special advisor between the […]

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Issues Statement on 35th Anniversary of Charter of Rights and Freedoms

April 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: Today, I join Canadians in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. April 17, 1982 marked a defining moment in our country’s history, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201734 Views

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Ontario Appoints Associate Chair of Ontario Parole Board

April 13, 2017 3:30 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario has appointed Karen Restoule as Associate Chair of the Ontario Parole Board (OPB), effective April 5, 2017. Before her appointment, Ms. Restoule was vice-chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal and a member of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. She also led the Indigenous Services […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201726 Views

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One year after girl’s death, her community holds vigil and seeks answers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 17, 2017  By Maija Kappler THE CANADIAN PRESS Family and supporters of a young girl found dead near a Kenora, Ont., hospital last year held a vigil Monday to renew a demand for an inquest into her death. Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, 14, from Grassy Narrows First Nation was brought by provincial police to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201718 Views

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Missing children in Canada – MSN

Although May 25 is significant day in the campaign to highlight cases of missing children around the world, every day they are missing is critical. May 25, National Missing Children’s day began in the U.S. on that day as it coincided with the day in 1979 that six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201725 Views

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MMIWG: Legal Notices and Documents

For family members and survivors of violence:  If you want to share your experiences with, or testify before, the National Inquiry, you do NOT require standing.  You will be a “witness”.  Therefore you do not need to fill out the Application for Standing which follows.  Furthermore, you will not be required to apply for funding […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201793 Views

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Arctic Bay Justice Committee seeking members

13 April 2017  Public Service Announcement The Arctic Bay Tininniq Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing […]

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Minister of Justice announces Judicial Advisory Committee appointments

From Department of Justice Canada April 13, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, remains committed to appointing judges of the highest calibre who are representative of the diversity of our great country. That commitment is demonstrated by the Minister’s new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201778 Views

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A Statement from Friends & Family in Regards to the Roxanne Louie Verdict

First, we want to thank our communities within the Okanagan for their continued support. Specifically, we want to thank those who came forward with information when Roxanne first went missing. Thank you to all those who showed their support during the “Prayer Walk” while Roxanne was still missing. We believe the added pressure from community […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 201755 Views

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Loretta Saunders’ family cheers after court rejects killer’s bid for new trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 13, 2017 By Kieran Leavitt THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The family of a murdered Innu student cheered Thursday after Nova Scotia’s highest court quickly threw out her killer’s appeal. “This now can make me heal and start trying to do things with the murdered and missing,” said Miriam Saunders of Labrador, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201751 Views

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President calls on Premier to request charges be dropped against Labrador Land Protectors

April 11, 2017 President Johannes Lampe writes to Premier Dwight Ball requesting that Nalcor Energy be approached to drop criminal and civil charges against Labrador Land Protectors. Letter to Premier Ball – Charges against Labrador Land Protectors NT5

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Amnesty International honours Canada’s Indigenous-rights movement – The Globe and Mail

April 14, 2017 Canada’s Indigenous-rights movement has been named a recipient of a prestigious award from Amnesty International, drawing attention to persistent inequality in one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Amnesty International describes the Ambassador of Conscience Award as its highest honour, given annually to those who show courage in standing up to injustice. In […]

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Cindy Blackstock to be honoured with Korczak medal

April 12, 2017 VANCOUVER – Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be honoured for more than a quarter-century of dedicated work when she receives the 2017 Janusz Korczak Medal for Children’s Rights Advocacy this afternoon. Blackstock will receive the medal, awarded by the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada, during a ceremony at the Pacific Gateway Hotel. The […]

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BR CRIME Missing Woman Vigil – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 13, 2017 WINNIPEG – The father of a woman who police say was killed inside a Winnipeg home says he wants to know where her body is. George Wood says his family has no comfort because they want answers about the remains of his daughter, Christine. Wood, his wife […]

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BR Saunders Homicide Appeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 13, 2017  HALIFAX – A woman convicted of murdering a young Inuit university student says she isn’t looking for a new trial, only a “change of charges.” Victoria Henneberry says she panicked when she pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Loretta Saunders,whose body was found on the side […]

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Statement: Update on the RCMP’s ongoing review of unfounded sexual assaults

April 13, 2017 Sexual assault investigations are often challenging and complex. When a sexual assault is reported to police, our investigators work to determine the circumstances, identify and preserve evidence, and conduct a thorough investigation. Sexual assault is a devastating crime that has traumatic and long lasting effects on victims, and the RCMP takes its […]

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Alicia Keys and the Indigenous rights movement in Canada honoured with top Amnesty International award

April 13, 2017 Celebrated global music artist and activist Alicia Keys and the inspirational movement of Indigenous Peoples fighting for their rights in Canada have been honoured with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2017, the human rights organization announced today. The award will be officially presented at a ceremony in Montréal, Canada, on […]

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Minister Monsef advances gender-based violence strategy

The strategy will address violence and continue work on gender equality. April 12, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Status of Women Canada Today, Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, laid the framework that will define the Government of Canada’s strategy to address gender-based violence. Minister Monsef is taking the opportunity to share this progress […]

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Father of Manitoba woman believed murdered wants killer to say where body is – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The parents of a woman who disappeared last summer fought back tears Wednesday as they stood before the house where police believe she was murdered. George and Melinda Wood bowed their heads as a pastor led them in prayer, surrounded by a […]

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Ontario

April 12, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

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

April 12, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists […]

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Ottawa appoints four new judges as pressure mounts to help clogged courts – The Globe and Mail

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould appointed four more judges on Wednesday, making a small dent in the near-record vacancy list of 59, as pressure mounts on Ottawa to help clogged courts meet new deadlines for criminal trials. The appointments reflect the government’s continuing emphasis on making the federal bench more diverse, and include a Japanese-Canadian […]

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Yukon advisory committee to support work of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Yukon

April 11, 2017 In preparation for the work of the national inquiry in Yukon and the ongoing issue of violence against Indigenous women, the Yukon advisory committee on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) has been re-established. The advisory committee will continue the work of bringing together governments, agencies, communities and families to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201756 Views

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Nova Scotia court rejects bid to delay appeal in murder of young Inuit woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 12, 2017  By The Canadian Press THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A Nova Scotia woman who pleaded guilty to murdering a young Inuit woman has failed to win a delay in her appeal, as she acts as her own lawyer. Victoria Henneberry is asking for a new trial on grounds that she […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201763 Views

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Indigenous children in care hurt by funding crunch – Prince George Citizen

April 11, 2017 Underfunding continues to impact indigenous children in government care, according to a recent report released by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth. The report outlines the experiences of those who deliver child and youth services through Delegated Aboriginal Agencies to indigenous children and families. These support services are inadequate to keep children […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201758 Views

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Winnipeg police certain woman is dead after searching accused’s home – paNOW

Winnipeg police say they don’t know where the body of a missing woman is, but say they knew she was dead when they searched the home of a man accused of murdering her. Sgt. John O’Donovan says investigators don’t believe Christine Wood had any previous connection to 30-year-old Brett Ronald Overby before last Aug. 19 […]

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CRIME-Farm-Shooting – Audio Clip NAT133 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Apr 11, 2017 133 – (CRIME-Farm-Shooting) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2017/04/11/cp201704110168-1.mp3 SASKATOON. x–16s. A relative of a man fatally shot on a farm in Saskatchewan says he and the family are struggling in the aftermath of his death. Alvin Baptiste was commenting about his nephew Colton Boushie at a conference in Saskatoon on […]

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Uncle of man shot and killed on Saskatchewan farm says family struggling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017  By CKOM THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON _ A relative of a man fatally shot on a farm in Saskatchewan says he and the family are struggling in the aftermath of his death. Alvin Baptiste was commenting about his nephew Colton Boushie at a conference in Saskatoon on First Nations health […]

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Case of Muskrat Falls journalist charged with mischief back in court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2017 HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ A case that has raised alarms among advocates for freedom of the press was back in court Tuesday in Labrador as an aboriginal leader urged the premier to intervene. Journalist Justin Brake of The Independent, an online publication in the province, was charged with mischief […]

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More names added to CBC missing and murdered Indigenous women database – CBC

CBC News continues to investigate unsolved cases Apr 10, 2017 CBC News now has 301 unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in its national database after 15 new names were added today. Among the new names are: Tiffany Maureen Skye, 19, a member of the Bloodvein First Nation in Manitoba who disappeared […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201736 Views

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It has to stop’: Grand chief appalled by slaying of Winnipeg woman – CTV News

April 11, 2017 Police confirmation of Christine Wood’s death highlights the pervasive victimization of indigenous women in Canadian society, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson said Monday. There is a message that “it is OK to do this to indigenous women and girls,” she said. Her words followed remarks by Winnipeg police, who […]

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Read this and weep: The ugly truth about residential schools – TheRecord.com

We shouldn’t even be calling them “residential schools.” They were prisons, run by sadists. In the late 1870s, indigenous children were forced by the Canadian government to leave their families so that they would no longer be “savages.” The children were relocated to these abusive, violent institutions About 180,000 aboriginal children were housed in 140 […]

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City of Surrey: Public Safety Partnerships in Action

April 8, 2017 Providing real time access to support services is core to the mission of the bc211 service.  At today’s Public Safety Event at Guildford Town Centre Mall, the City of Surrey is pleased to announce a partnership with bc211 to improve access to information for our most vulnerable residents. The bc211 service provides […]

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in Brantford and Six Nations of the Grand River

Province Expanding Bail Programs and Hiring More Prosecutors and Court Staff April 10, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Brantford and Six Nations of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201745 Views

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It’s just wrong,’ says Winnipeg mother who lost son to gun violence – CBC

After 2 months, Gina Settee still has no idea why her son was shot or who killed him Apr 10, 2017 A Winnipeg mother says two months after she lost her son to gun violence, she still has no idea who killed him and why. “It’s horrifying,” said Gina Settee. “I think about it all […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201732 Views

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NunatuKavut: Hearings from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

April 10, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be holding a series of meetings and hearings in 2017 and 2018. For example, hearings are anticipated to proceed in three Phases, first with Family, followed by Institutional and finally Expert hearings. The Family hearings are set to begin the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201734 Views

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Winnipeg police certain woman is dead after searching accused’s home – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 10, 2017  Winnipeg police say they don’t know where the body of a missing woman is, but say they knew she was dead when they searched the home of a man accused of murdering her. Sgt. John O’Donovan says investigators don’t believe Christine Wood had any previous connection to 30-year-old Brett Ronald […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201741 Views

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BR CRIME Mba Missing Woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 9, 2017  WINNIPEG – Police in Winnipeg say they’ll reveal more details tomorrow about the arrest of a man in connection with the disappearance of a woman last year. Christine Wood, from Oxford House First Nation, was last seen by family in Winnipeg last August. Police say they’ve arrested […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201726 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day Welcomes Recommendations of Independent Police Oversight Review; However, Systemic Racism Will Only End Through Implementation of Cultural Competency Training for All Police Officers

TORONTO, ON (April 7, 2017) — “First Nation citizens in Ontario – indeed across the country – are victimized on a daily basis by police forces who either have some members that are overtly racist or, for the most part, have not been educated on the colonial legacy that continues to negatively impact far too […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 2017236 Views

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