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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, 201855 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, 201857 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, 201846 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, 201871 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, 201870 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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Chief’s Statement: Moving Forward On OCPC & OIPRD Reports

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2018-12-18 Following is the statement Thunder Bay Police Service Chief Sylvie Hauth gave at this morning’s Police Services Board meeting. The attached video features this statement and statements from Thomas Lockwood, OCPC Appointed Board Administrator, and TBPS Board Chair Celina Reitberger, which were also from today’s meeting. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201851 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on Recent Report by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director

(Toronto, ON, December 19, 2018) “We welcome the two recent reports OIPRD Report by Gerry McNeilly and OCPC Report by the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair and their 98 recommendations in total. Senator Sinclair’s Report’s principal finding is that the absence of leadership has lead to an institutional climate of systemic racism that has now become […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201862 Views

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Anishinabek Nation leadership support disbandment of Thunder Bay Police Service Board

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (December 19, 2018)— Anishinabek Nation leadership is supportive of the disbandment of the Thunder Bay Police Service Board and see this as an opportunity for the Thunder Bay Police Service and the future Thunder Bay Police Service Board to cultivate a strong, positive, and effective long-term relationship with surrounding Indigenous communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201854 Views

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UCCM Police shuts down two cannabis dispensaries – Manitoulin Expositor

December 19, 2018 Police chief reminds entrepreneurs about Ontario regulations MANITOULIN—With the recent closure of two illegal cannabis shops in two Island communities, the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin Anishnaabe Police is reminding residents on the seven First Nations communities they serve that, under current provincial law, it is illegal to sell cannabis. This […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201855 Views

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Regina police chief says justice camp was one of his biggest challenges – CBC

Evan Bray says relationship with provincial government ‘strained’ during protest camp Dec 19, 2018 Regina police chief Evan Bray says dealing with the protest camp that established itself on the lawn in front of the Saskatchewan legislature was one of the biggest challenges in his two years on the job. “That was quite a journey,” […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201859 Views

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Saskatoon police cleared in starlight tour complaint, says Chief Troy Cooper – The Star

Dec. 18, 2018 Saskatoon police say they have been cleared of wrongdoing after an Indigenous man accused officers of driving him out of the city limits and leaving him to walk home. Ken Thomas filed an allegation with the Provincial Complaints Commission, an independent body that oversees complaints against police. He says police took him […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201857 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s school honours her with mural 4 years after her death – CBC

Powerview School painting depicts Fontaine, who was 15 when she was found dead in Red River in Winnipeg The school where Tina Fontaine spent much of her youth has memorialized her with a mural, four years after the 15-year-old was found dead in the Red River in Winnipeg. The painting in a hallway at Powerview […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201863 Views

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Takeovers of police services boards happen rarely – TB Newswatch

An administrator has only been appointed on one other occasion THUNDER BAY — When the Ontario Civilian Police Commission on December 14 appointed an administrator for the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, it was only the second time it had taken such drastic action. Executive Chair Linda Lamoureux of the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201848 Views

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Deputation to the Toronto Police Services Board regarding the Toronto Police Services Board’s Anti-Racism Advisory Panel

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) makes the following deputation to the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) in response to its Anti-Racism Advisory Panel (ARAP) Quarterly Update. The OHRC requests that the TPSB pass the following two motions: The TPS shall collect race-based data on all stops, searches, and use of force incidents by January […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201867 Views

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Woman reported missing, Kari Lea-Anne Baxter, 23 – Prince George Citizen

December 17, 2018 RCMP are asking the public’s help in locating a Prince George woman who has not been seen in more than two weeks. Kari Lea-Anne Baxter, 23, is described as First Nations, 168 cm (5’6″) tall with brown eyes, long brown hair and a tattoo of a dreamcatcher on her neck. Baxter was […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201857 Views

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Justice will prevail,’ aunt of Saddle Lake homicide victim says after arrests – CBC

‘I want to keep her memory alive within her kids’ Dec 18, 2018 An Edmonton woman says she begged one of the co-accused charged with her niece’s death to tell police what she knows. Jena Lynn Hunter, 26 and Jermaine Eugene Steinhauer, 23, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lindsay Jackson, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201839 Views

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Cree Nation calls for Paix des Braves-like body to oversee implementation of inquiry recommendations – CBC

Commission investigated the way Indigenous people in Quebec are treated by 6 public services The Cree Nation says recommendations from the Viens Commission will gather “dust on a shelf” if the province of Quebec doesn’t mandate a committee with teeth to oversee it. The Viens Commission was set up in December 2016 to look into […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201864 Views

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60s Scoop survivor seeking answers from information session in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

William Campbell says he’s not eligible for compensation from settlement because he’s non-status Dec 18, 2018 A survivor of the Sixties Scoop who now lives in Thunder Bay, Ont., says he’s attending an information session in the city today to get answers that he’s not been able to find, despite repeated efforts. William Campbell was […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201830 Views

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Sixties Scoop class action settlement meeting in Thunder Bay – Tbnewswatch.com

Claimants may receive from $25,000 to $50,000. THUNDER BAY — Indigenous people eligible for compensation under the “Sixties Scoop” class action settlement are being invited to an information session in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Over a period of four decades, Indigenous children across Canada were forcibly taken into care and placed with non-Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201834 Views

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Province Delivers Funding to Reduce Crime across Manitoba

December 17, 2018 Investment in Brandon Police Service Will Help Reduce Property Crime, Break Cycles of Crime: Premier BRANDON—The Manitoba government is distributing nearly $450,000 through the Proceeds of Crime Fund to Manitoba police agencies to engage communities in combating the illicit drug trade and reduce crime, Premier Brian Pallister and Justice Minister Cliff Cullen […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 201824 Views

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Prince Albert Police Service: Deputy Chief of Police Announced

Prince Albert, Sask. – The Prince Albert Police Service newest Deputy Chief of Police was announced at City Hall today. Jason Stonechild was officially appointed as Deputy Chief commencing today by Police Chief Jon Bergen. Stonechild served as Acting Deputy Chief in 2018 and on the Service’s Executive Team in the role of Inspector since 2014. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 201839 Views

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Indigenous women ‘easy prey’ for human traffickers – CBC

Patty Musgrave shares terrifying story of a young Indigenous woman held by human traffickers in Moncton Dec 18, 2018 If you are an Indigenous woman or girl, you have a bull’s-eye on your back. That is reality, according to Patty Musgrave, who recently worked with police to rescue a young woman she believes was targeted […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201833 Views

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AMC has solutions for inherent jurisdiction over First Nations children and families – only way to keep them safe

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ A 17-year-old girl who is only being identified as Angel was moved through 46 different foster homes before dying of an accidental overdose. Today, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth released their investigation findings and formal recommendations to prevent future tragedies like Angel’s. “The child welfare system in Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201852 Views

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ONWA: MMIWG Inquiry will fail women and families if it does not address Human Trafficking

Thunder Bay, Dec-14-18 – The MMIWG Inquiry is hearing closing submissions in Ottawa today before moving on to drafting the Inquiry’s final recommendations. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is voicing deep concern that you can’t talk about MMIWG without addressing the crisis of Human Trafficking. We know that Indigenous women and girls are over-represented […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201840 Views

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Canada and the Metis Settlements General Council Sign Framework Agreement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 17, 2018 — Ottawa, ON — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Together, Canada and the Métis are working towards a renewed relationship, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and Gerald Cunningham, President of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201830 Views

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Special Reports – In Need of Protection: Angel’s Story

December 13, 2018 – The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth today released her second public child death report since the expansion of her mandate earlier this year. Today’s report, In Need of Protection: Angel’s Story details the life of Angel, who died at age 17 after a lifetime of unaddressed and compounded trauma. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201852 Views

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NAN responds to OCPC Report

THUNDER BAY, ON (December 14, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following response to an unprecedented report by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission that recommends the disbandment of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. “We maintain our commitment to holding the Thunder Bay Police Service Board accountable for its […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201835 Views

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ONWA views OIPRD Review of TBPS as an opportunity to build trust.

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is committed to working with Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) to ensure the recommendations of the Broken Trust report, released today, are fully implemented. The report acknowledges something we already know – Indigenous women and girls confront racism every day and that racism ends in violence and injustice. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201835 Views

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2 Edmonton residents charged with first-degree murder in death of Indigenous Alberta woman – Globalnews.ca

December 17, 2018 Two people have been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after an Alberta woman was found dead in the North Saskatchewan River two months ago. The body of 25-year-old Lindsay Marie Jackson was found in the river on Oct. 3 near Brosseau, Alta., which is about 150 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. RCMP […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201850 Views

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Joint Final Presentation by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/ Cree Nation Government and Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.

December 14, 2018 – Val-d’Or – Joint Final Presentation by the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/ Cree Nation Government and Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. Miigwetch to the many Indigenous witnesses, women, men, elders and youth, who have had the courage to share their often-painful stories with the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201851 Views

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PE Government: Queen’s Counsel appointments named

Janice L. MacCallum, Donald K. MacKenzie and Ronald J. Keefe have been selected as 2018 appointments to Queen’s Counsel, a top recognition in the field of law. “I congratulate this year’s appointees. This designation is given to lawyers who have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and recognizes their contributions to the justice system […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201852 Views

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Failed leadership by Thunder Bay Police Board Contributes to Systemic Racism within Thunder Bay Police Service

Failed leadership by Thunder Bay Police Board Contributes to Systemic Racism within Thunder Bay Police Service (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement in response to the report made public today by Senator Murray Sinclair on the Thunder Bay Police Services Board (TBPSB). “Senator Sinclair’s report […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2018215 Views

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Regina police chief says Indigenous relations have ‘come a long way’ in Saskatchewan – CBC

In wake of report on ‘systemic discrimination’ at two Ontario police services, Evan Bray spoke with Checkup Reports this week that found systemic racism is prevalent at police forces in both Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ont. rings familiar to Evan Bray. The Regina Police Services chief has spent his entire career with the organization. Twenty […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201835 Views

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Thunder Bay Police Association does not accept accusations that members are ‘racist’ – Sudbury.com

The Thunder Bay Police Association responds to OIPRD and OCPC reviews into the Thunder Bay Police Service and Board THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Association says it stands by its officers in the wake of two reports alleging systemic racism at an institutional level in the Thunder Bay Police Service and the Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201854 Views

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AMC written closing submission for MMIWG Inquiry

December 15, 2018 The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs submitted their written closing submission for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls today. Read the submission here. Read the appendices here. NT5

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201850 Views

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Always smiling’: Tiffany Peters remembered – CBC

Tiffany Anne Marie Peters remembered by family friends after she died by suicide in September Dec 14, 2018 I was in Fredericton when I got the news Tiffany killed herself. I knew Tiff. Not well, but I grew up with the Peters family on F street. I was always closer to Kayla, and my heart […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201867 Views

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YT Government: Family enhancement team established in McIntyre

December 14, 2018 This is a joint news release with Kwanlin Dün First Nation. In partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the Government of Yukon has established a family enhancement team in the McIntyre subdivision in Whitehorse to foster reconciliation and improve outcomes for Kwanlin Dün families and children. The new six-person team includes a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201845 Views

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I don’t know why someone would want to hurt my baby sister’: Aspiring doctor found dead in Winnipeg apartment – CBC

Sheena-Marie Dubois told CBC in 2013 she dreamed of practising medicine on a First Nation Dec 17, 2018 Christine Baker said it only took one word from police and she knew her sister had died. Her younger sister, Sheena-Marie Dubois, was found dead inside of her Young Street apartment on Nov. 6. “I’m thrown for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201890 Views

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Elsipogtog woman blames Moncton sex traffickers for sister’s death – CBC

Young women and girls being forced into sex trade ‘more prevalent than we know’ in New Brunswick Dec 17, 2018 Kayla Peters knows that to many, the story of what led her older sister to take her own life will sound unbelievable. “I don’t even believe myself,” Peters said. “I thought this whole human trafficking […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201831 Views

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Little known restorative justice program needs expanding says worker – APTN News

December 17, 2018 Donavan Sutherland faced a tough reality nearly three months ago. The 18-year-old was looking at charges of aggravated assault and domestic assault stemming from an incident this past summer with his partner Lisa Chubb. “My worst case scenario I was thinking in my head I’m going to get like a month in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201850 Views

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As Quebec’s inquiry into Indigenous relations enters final phase, many question SQ’s desire for reconciliation – CBC

Last witnesses demand formal apology and change of culture within provincial police Dec 17, 2018 Quebec’s inquiry into Indigenous relations was launched after several women went public in 2015 with allegations that provincial police in Val-d’Or, Que., sexually assaulted them and regularly took them on so-called “starlight tours.” Though these women did not testify before […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201835 Views

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Corrections staffer says manager ‘butchered’ report about Indigenous inmate – CBC

Changes made to downplay prison’s failure to provide make-up classes in sex offender program, says staffer Dec 17, 2018 Testifying in a Yellowknife courtroom last week, a Corrections Service of Canada staffer said she was shocked to find that a report she had written about an Indigenous inmate had been “butchered” by her manager. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201845 Views

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Investigators seeking information from friends of Colten Fleury

December 13, 2018 The Prince George RCMP are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a Prince George teen who has not been seen since May 3, 2018. On Friday May 4, 2018, the Prince George RCMP received a report that 16-year-old Colten Therrin Fleury of Prince George was missing. Colten was last seen at his […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201856 Views

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