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Media Advisory – RCMP “V” Division (Nunavut) welcomes new Commanding Officer at official Change of Command Ceremony

On May 1, 2019 RCMP “V” Division (Nunavut) members, employees, dignitaries, invited guest’s officially welcomed Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones as their new Commanding Officer, in a ceremony held in Iqaluit. The formal change of command involved a ceremonial troop and ensign party and included RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki symbolically turning over the reins of the Division by signing […]

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SK Polytechnic: Displays recognize National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Saskatchewan Polytechnic creates REDress displays in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 3, 2019 – Indigenous Strategy at Saskatchewan Polytechnic is creating red dress displays at our four main campus locations to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and recognize the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201959 Views

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MMIWG: More than 100 Organizations to Receive Funding for Community Gatherings and Events

Vancouver, May 3, 2019– The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls congratulates the more than 100 organizations that successfully applied for funding to host community gatherings and events. They will be an opportunity to further the healing of families and survivors of violence, and to mark the occasion of the end […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201972 Views

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Ontario First Nation where 5 died in blaze says it has no way of fighting fires – TimminsToday.com

A northern Ontario First Nation where a mother and four of her children died in a house fire this week has no effective means or equipment to fight fires, a spokesman said Friday as the community grappled with its loss. Sam McKay, spokesman for the chief and council of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, said the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201935 Views

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NTI: McLean Class Action for Federal Day Schools Objection Period Deadline is May 3

May 02, 2019 The Mclean Class Action for Federal Day Schools will offer some former day school students compensation as part of a proposed settlement agreement. The Mclean Class Action for Federal Day Schools excludes many schools and limits eligible years. Former students can object to the proposed settlement if they are not in agreement […]

by pnationtalk on May 3, 201941 Views

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Ontario leaders, NAN grand chief offer condolences to First Nation after ‘tragic loss’ in house fire – CBC

5 people died in an early morning house fire in KI First Nation on Thursday morning Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief, council, and provincial leaders from northwestern Ontario are offering their condolences to the residents in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), after an early morning house fire on Thursday claimed the lives of five people in the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201934 Views

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PACG Continues Search for Happy Charles – larongeNOW

Please come join the PAGC on Thursday, May 9th, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. to help raise awareness and continue the search for Happy Charles. It will be at the Prince Albert Indian Metis Friendship Centre. You can come and help out if you have any tips, to donate, or to help with the search […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201931 Views

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U of T researchers receive $1.5 million to improve cancer screening among Indigenous people in Ontario – News at UofT

Researchers from the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Hospital, Cancer Care Ontario and Queen’s University have received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to improve cultural safety issues in cancer screening of Indigenous Peoples and help boost cancer outcomes. “Research shows that cancer-related survival is worse among Indigenous people compared […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201937 Views

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Preparing For Red Dress day – PortageOnline.com

02 May 2019 If you notice red dresses in the windows of the Portage Friendship Centre, they’re on display for a serious reason. This coming Sunday is Red Dress Day, and Centre Career Consultant Jeanna Emms explains it’s to remember missing and murdered indigenous women. She adds it’s important for the Friendship Centre to be […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201935 Views

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Mother and four kids dead in fire in northern Ontario First Nation – SaultOnline.com

May 3, 2019 A mother and four of her children were killed in a house fire on a northern Ontario First Nation on Thursday, leaving the remote community struggling to deal with the tragedy. There was no immediate word on what caused the early morning fire on the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, located about 600 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201929 Views

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A Step Forward For “Clare’s Law”

May 2, 2019 Saskatchewan is one step closer to becoming the first province to implement “Clare’s Law.” The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol (Clare’s Law) Act has received third reading in the legislature. The Act will come into force after the disclosure protocol and regulations are established. “Government will collaborate over the summer with our partners […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201958 Views

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Government of Canada announces investment to support Canada’s network of women’s shelters

From: Status of Women Canada May 2, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201957 Views

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The Honourable Gloria J. Epstein Announces the Review’s Community Engagement Plan – Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations

(TORONTO)—The Hon. Gloria J. Epstein, head of the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations, today made the following statement concerning the release of the Review’s Community Outreach and Engagement Plan: “As head of the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations, I am pleased to release today our Community Outreach and Engagement Plan which […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201926 Views

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Groups question impact new Clare’s Law will have in Saskatchewan – National Post

REGINA — As she was being hit with an aluminum baseball bat, Lani Elliott saw flashes of her little boy’s future she feared she wouldn’t live to see, such as his graduation and wedding day. “I remember saying a prayer,” she recalls about the 1993 beating that she says happened at the hands of her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201931 Views

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Company charged for worker’s 2018 death on Manitoba Hydro project near Gillam – Thompson Citizen

Workplace Health and Safety Act charges have been laid against an Alberta-based company in connection to the January 2018 workplace death of 22-year-old Todd Maytwayashing near Gillam, APTN is reporting. Maytwayashing, from Lake Manitoba First Nation, was working on a transmission line from Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask Generating Station to the Radisson Converter Station when he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201954 Views

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The Standing Committee on The Status of Women Tables Its Report on The Systems of Shelters and Transition Houses Serving Women and Children Affected by Violence

Ottawa, May 01, 2019 – The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women (the Committee) tabled its report entitled Surviving Abuse and Building Resilience—A Study of Canada’s Systems of Shelters and Transition Houses Serving Women and Children Affected by Violence today. The Committee conducted this study with the understanding that the physical and psychological […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201965 Views

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PSA: Kivalliq Hall Common Experience Payment

May 02, 2019 Former students who attended Kivalliq Hall from the period of June 12, 1985 to December 3I, 1997, who meet the criteria under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (“IRSSA”), are eligible to apply for compensation in the form of a Common Experience Payment (“CEP”). Canada will start accepting application on May 1st […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201952 Views

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Winnipeg murder trial told of suspect’s bid to keep dating site secret – National Post

WINNIPEG — A jury has heard that a Winnipeg man accused of killing a woman he met through an online dating site told his ex-girlfriend not to say anything about the service to police. Shirley Houle testified Wednesday at the trial of Brett Overby, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201936 Views

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Sioux Lookout protest sparked by Indigenous teen’s arrest seeks to draw mistreatment of First Nations to the fore – The Globe and Mail

May 02, 2019 A protest against the forceful arrest of a 16-year-old girl in Sioux Lookout is aiming to draw attention to the mistreatment of First Nations youth by authorities in Northwestern Ontario, a region plagued in recent years by the death of Indigenous children in care and allegations of systemic racism by police. On […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201955 Views

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RCMP historical missing and murdered persons unit not staffed – CBC

May 02, 2019 One year after the N.W.T. Department of Justice funded a two-person unit to investigate historical missing and murdered persons cases, the unit is not staffed. The territorial budget allocated $304,000 last spring to the cold case unit, but Northwest Territories RCMP are still hiring and transferring staff, stated RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201927 Views

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No standard of care,’ former Ontario child advocate says of foster care system in call for overhaul – CBC

Investigation into 3 Thunder Bay homes run by Toronto company found ‘horrific’ conditions May 02, 2019 Ontario’s former child and youth advocate is making another call for the province to overhaul how it manages and legislates the child welfare system in the wake of an investigation into the conditions at three now-closed foster care homes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201931 Views

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OPP Host Missing Persons Awareness Day in Lac Seul – Net Newsledger

May 1, 2019 LAC SEUL FN – NEWS – “Missing Person Awareness Days provide the police with an opportunity to work with communities to share information about missing persons and child safety. We are proud to partner with the community of Lac Seul First Nation and the Lac Seul First Nations Police Services in delivering […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201953 Views

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GCT #3: Class Updates – Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools

March 12, 2019 – Proposed Settlement Reached for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools Objection and Statement of Support Deadline:  Anyone wishing to object to the proposed settlement, or provide a statement of support, must submit their statements in writing to class counsel by May 3, 2019. Link: Federal Indian Day School Class Action PDF – […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201934 Views

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Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2019–20

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has identified five policing priorities for 2019–20 for the Yukon RCMP. These priorities focus on creating the foundation for effective policing, addressing violence against women, responding to serious and organized crime, and fostering meaningful relationships with First Nations, communities and youth. The territorial policing priorities for 2019–20 are to: Create […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201926 Views

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Sandy Lake First Nation family’s claims against coroner’s office struck down in court – Tbnewswatch.com

Survivors of 4-year-old Brody Meekis alleged the coroner’s investigation was inadequate. THUNDER BAY — A judge has tossed out a case launched against the province and the Ontario Coroner’s office by the family of a four-year-old Indigenous child who alleged that the investigation into his death was inadequate and discriminatory. Superior Court Justice J.S. Fregeau […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201940 Views

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Former child advocate’s investigation finds deplorable conditions at now-closed Thunder Bay foster homes – CBC

The homes were run by Johnson Children’s Services until they were shuttered in 2017 May 01, 2019 The final report issued by Ontario’s now-former child advocate highlights the deplorable conditions and a lack of staff training in three youth homes in Thunder Bay that were run by a Toronto-area company until they were closed in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201934 Views

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Arrest captured in viral video draws criticism, outrage as well as support for police – Sioux Bulletin

A video of the arrest of a 16-year-old Indigenous girl in Sioux Lookout on the evening of April 23, near the corner of Fifth Avenue and King Street, has gone viral and has many people in the video’s comments section on social media questioning the manner in which the arrest was conducted. Akeesha Footman, a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201976 Views

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Jury trial hears about killing of Indigenous woman found in shallow grave – Winnipeg Sun

A prosecutor says a Manitoba man on trial for killing a young Indigenous woman met her on a popular online dating site. Brett Overby, who is 32, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 death of Christine Wood. Wood, who was 21, had travelled from Oxford House First Nation to Winnipeg with her parents. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201932 Views

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Government of Canada supports partners focused on preventing gender-based violence

Minister of Health’s Parliamentary Secretary announces funding for projects aimed at addressing youth and teen dating violence April 30, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada Gender-based violence—including violence against people based on their gender expression, gender identity, or perceived gender—is a significant cause of harm and a preventable barrier to gender […]

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Government Invests in Community Projects to Prevent Domestic Violence (NS)

April 29, 2019 Twenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise […]

by pnationtalk on April 30, 201953 Views

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Anishinabek police take over for OPP at Stony Point – Blackburn News

April 30, 2019 Anishinabek police are now providing services to residents of Stony Point, taking over from the Ontario Provincial Police. The transfer is part of the process for the eventual return of the the former Camp Ipperwash lands to the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation. Anishinabek Police Service Inspector Barry Petahtegoose […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201955 Views

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Tsilhqot’in chiefs travel to New York City to speak on Indigenous struggles at United Nations – The Williams Lake Tribune

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues ( UNPFII) is taking place April 23-May 3 Apr. 30, 2019 Four chiefs from the Tsilhqot’in Nation are in New York City this week in hopes the triumphs and struggles of their people will be heard by the United Nations. “We are here to learn and observe,” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201953 Views

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UBCIC: Joint Statement of Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Eighteenth Session Friday, April 26, 2019 Agenda Item 10: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Speaker: Haana Edenshaw Joint Statement of Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples Endorsed by Amnesty International; Assembly of First Nations; Assemblée des Premières Nations du Québec et Labrador; BC Assembly of First Nations; […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201965 Views

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Media Advisory: Shamattawa Missing Person, Randy Redhead

Please be advised that Randy Redhead of Shamattawa First Nation is reported missing. Randy was last seen on Sunday, April 21, 2019 between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm in Shamattawa First Nation area. He was walking on the winter road that leads towards Fort Severn, Ontario. He was last seen wearing an Under Armour hoodie, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201939 Views

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KRG: Quebec Justice Minister Sonia Lebel aims to resolve justice issues in Nunavik

Quebec Justice Minister Sonia Lebel said she was committed to resolving several of the issues surrounding the administration of justice in Nunavik. “I want to express to you that I have a clear understanding of what the situation is,” Ms.LeBel said during a meeting in Puvirnituq on Wednesday with officials from the Kativik Regional Government […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201956 Views

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RCMP investigate death following structure fire on Big River First Nation, Sask. – Global News

April 28, 2019 Police say one person has died following a home fire on Big River First Nation, Sask., Friday night. Big River RCMP and the Debden Fire Department found a house trailer engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene at around midnight. Police say they discovered remains of an adult inside the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201933 Views

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Wet’suwet’en Raise Human Rights Violations with UN Special Rapporteur – The Energy Mix

April 28, 2019 Hereditary leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation spoke before the special rapporteur for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York last week, alleging ongoing human rights violations in the name of resource development—most immediately, the construction of TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline. Operating “under the umbrella of the UN Human […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201940 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Details of Guns and Gang Strategy Investments

April 26, 2019 The provincial government today announced details of Manitoba’s Guns and Gangs Suppression Strategy, made possible by more than $2.3 million in funding over two years from the Government of Canada through its Initiative to Take Action against Gun and Gang Violence, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Our government is committed to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201981 Views

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Lack of trust pushes First nations leaders from Quebec to invite U.N. to province’s inquiry report release – APTN News

April 25, 2019 First nations leaders from Quebec have invited the international community to Canada to witness the release of a report looking into the province’s relationship with Indigenous peoples so the province and Canada “finally act domestically” to end discrimination and violence against Indigenous women. A delegation of leaders are presenting to the members […]

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Launch of the Edmonton Community Industry in support of Indigenous offender employment

From: Correctional Service Canada April 25, 2019 – Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada Today, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), in collaboration with its partners, celebrated the launch of its vocational training and employment services centre in Edmonton, Alberta. This launch will enhance employment and employability interventions for Indigenous offenders to ensure their safe […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201978 Views

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Expected Increase in Violence From Trans Mountain Pipeline Worker Camps Worrying Indigenous Women – Taking Their Message to the UN Forum in NYC

Blue River Camp Stockpiling, Preparing for 1000 Workers BLUE RIVER, BC, April 25, 2019 – Indigenous women in rural British Columbia and Alberta are concerned about the expected increase in violence against vulnerable community members such as women, girls and two-spirit people due to new worker camps being set up for the Trans Mountain pipeline. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019137 Views

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Grassy Narrows worries about fate of Trudeau Liberals’ promised treatment home – cpac

CHARLOTTETOWN — An affable dentist with a distinct Scottish accent, Peter Bevan-Baker ran nine times for the Green party —federally and provincially — before finally winning a seat in the P.E.I. legislature in 2015. The leader of the Island’s Green party, Bevan-Baker could become leader of Canada’s first Green government after Island voters cast their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201956 Views

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Saskatchewan Indigenous group won’t sign agreement with RCMP after trespassing – Regina Leader-Post

April 25, 2019 SASKATOON — The chief of The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it will not be signing a relationship agreement with RCMP after officers failed to properly investigate a trespassing complaint on a reserve. Bobby Cameron says a memorandum of understanding was set to be signed with Mounties this year, but it […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201977 Views

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PPSC: New Report Released on Prevention of Wrongful Convictions

Ottawa – April 25, 2019 – A comprehensive new report on what police and prosecutors can do to prevent wrongful convictions, entitled “Innocence at Stake: The Need for Continued Vigilance to Prevent Wrongful Convictions in Canada,” was released today by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee (HOP). The report, prepared by a committee of senior […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201960 Views

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Federal, B.C. governments commit to continue northern bus service

April 24, 2019 VICTORIA – Canada’s and British Columbia’s transportation ministers have made a joint commitment to continue BC Bus North, the transportation service that connects B.C.’s northern and rural communities. “Intercity bus services are important for the people of British Columbia and for Canadians across the country, particularly for those in Indigenous, rural and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201961 Views

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Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel visits the Inukjuak office of the Crime Victims Assistance Centre in Nunavik (Sapummijiit)

During her first visit to Nunavik as Quebec Justice Minister, Sonia LeBel highlighted the importance of the Crime Victims Assistance Centre (Sapummijiit) for those in need of support during difficult and trying times. The Justice Minister’s visit in Inukjuak was marked by a tour of the Sapummijiit office. Ms. LeBel was made aware of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201981 Views

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Boushie Family Releases Statement Ahead of Hot Docs Opening Night Premiere – Point of View Magazine

April 25th, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s Hot Docs premiere of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, which examines the death of Cree man Colten Boushie and the ongoing fight for Indigenous rights, Boushie’s family released a statement about their experience and several calls to action for audiences inspired by the film. Read their statement below. [Capitalization […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201952 Views

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Ochapowace FN criticizes RCMP for lack of response – Grasslands News

April 25, 2019 Band says police didn’t respond to man with gun call The lack of a police reaction to a trespass incident has raised concerns between Ochapowace First Nation and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) with the Esterhazy RCMP. A news release stated that a farmer, who had been evicted… » To […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201942 Views

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Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed – The Chronicle Journal

Missing indigenous women spotlighted as bill signed OLYMPIA, Wash. – A growing number of missing and murdered Native American women are the focus of a Washington bill signed into law Wednesday amid concerns the victims’ cases are slipping between jurisdictional gaps. Taking aim at confusion stemming from overlapping law enforcement boundaries and other factors, the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201945 Views

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Nova Scotia gets $4.7-million to target gun violence, human trafficking – CTV News

April 25, 2019 HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is getting $4.7-million over five years in federal funding to help address crime, including gun and gang violence and a growing human trafficking problem. The money announced Wednesday from Ottawa’s $327-million Gun and Gang Violence Action Fund, will go toward developing a gun and gang violence strategy, improved […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201939 Views

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