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UBCIC: Brief initial comment on VPD street check report

September 26, 2018 Vancouver Police Board Service and Policy Complaint Review Committee Re: Service or Policy Complaint #2018-133 on Street Checks Dear Committee members, We appreciate the VPD’s considerable effort in drafting report #1809C01 in relation to the above-noted complaint. We have had a brief opportunity to review the report. Due to the short time […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201835 Views

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Iqaluit Justice Committee seeking members

Do you have knowledge and experience with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Iqaluit Justice Committee is looking for three community members – two elders and one middle generation individual. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based approach to assist victims of crime and work with […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201838 Views

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What you need to know about healing lodges – CTV News

September 26, 2018 A woman serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the death of an eight-year-old girl has been transferred from a medium-security prison to a healing lodge, one of several spirituality-based correctional facilities in Canada. Terri-Lynne McClintic was reportedly moved to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Aboriginal Women, the oldest such […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201835 Views

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Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Following a report released today by the office of the Ontario Chief Coroner, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says urgent action is required to implement recommendations by working with families and First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2018122 Views

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Outrage after Stafford’s killer moved from prison – CTV

September 27, 2018 Outrage is growing across the country after Tori Stafford’s killer Terri-Lynne McClintic was moved from prison to an aboriginal healing lodge. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about the decision on Wednesday, who responded by saying correction services Canada will review it. “The minister has asked to ensure all the decisions were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201824 Views

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Report proves no racial disparity in street checks: Vancouver police chief – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2018  By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ An internal report is recommending an overhaul of the Vancouver Police Department’s use of random street checks, even though it has found “no statistical basis” to conclude officers use the checks to discriminate against certain races. The report’s six recommendations include calls […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201833 Views

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Work continuing to bring ‘justice’ to Kashechewan following rally, MP says – CBC

“The community has seen many broken promises,” MP Charlie Angus says in Facebook post Sep 26, 2018 Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says the federal government has agreed to an independent investigation of portables and mould in houses on Kashechewan First Nation. Angus gave the update on his Facebook page, a week after a group […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201828 Views

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A brief look at provincial approaches to recreational marijuana sales – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2018  Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has unveiled more details on its plan to sell recreational cannabis. Here’s a look at provincial and territorial plans to date. – British Columbia has set the age of consumption at 19. Retail sales to be allowed through public and private stores, but retail licences won’t […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201831 Views

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Vancouver Police Provide In-Depth Look at Street Check Data

September 26, 2018 Vancouver Police released a new report this week about the department’s use of street checks. It’s an in-depth look at how, when, where, and why street checks are used, and who is being checked. Street checks are a valuable proactive policing tool for ensuring public safety. Although they are used infrequently – […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201827 Views

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Chiefs of Ontario call on Federal and Provincial Governments to Implement ‘Coroner’s Report Recommendations’ in Collaboration with First Nations Leadership

(Toronto, September 26, 2018)  The Chiefs of Ontario are calling on both Canada and Ontario to work in partnership with First Nations leadership to address and implement the recommendations outlined in the Ontario Coroner’s report released yesterday. The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements examined the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201854 Views

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Transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer to aboriginal healing lodge will be reviewed – Global News

September 26, 2018 There will be a review of why one of the people convicted in the murder of Tori Stafford was moved to an aboriginal healing lodge. Meanwhile, the victim’s father says the decision to allow the transfer is “not right” and is pleading with people to make their anger known. Public Safety Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201841 Views

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MMIWG: Media Accreditation and Important Information

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will have a Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing in Winnipeg beginning on Monday, October 1, and concluding on Friday, October 5, 2018. The hearings will start at 9:00 am EDT and are expected to finish at 5:00 pm EDT each day. All media […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201831 Views

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Gathering in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to take place in Prince Rupert – CFNR

A gathering to pay respects to all Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women along the Highway of Tears will take place in Prince Rupert this Saturday. The event is an opportunity to share respects and prayers for those who have lost their lives or family members. There will also be traditional singing and drumming. Community members […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201844 Views

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MMIWG Media Advisory: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing: Family and Child Welfare – family supports and domestic 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 a Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing on Family and Child Welfare, which will explore family supports and domestic violence. Part II and Part III of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201862 Views

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Officers recall having rifle ‘scoping’ them – Brandon Sun

An RCMP officer recalled in front of a jury the day he was dispatched to Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation after a man threatened to shoot his neighbour. Arriving before his fellow officers, Const. Les Robillard told the Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench on Tuesday it seemed like a good opportunity to survey the scene, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201837 Views

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National Inquiry Fall schedule: Family and Child Welfare next hearing

September 25, 2018 Vancouver, B.C. – The Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is at the midpoint of its final public hearings and is taking the opportunity to provide further information on its important work and sacred responsibility. As announced on July 17, 2018 and August 21, 2018, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201847 Views

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Carcross to get new RCMP detachment, other stations to be renovated – CBC

RCMP also say a police officer from the Ross River region will move to the Kluane Lake region Sep 25, 2018 Three Yukon communities are getting new or upgraded RCMP facilities. Carcross will get a new detachment, while the Faro and Ross River police buildings will be renovated. The announcement was made Monday morning by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201823 Views

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Mother of Sask. man fatally shot by RCMP officer disappointed by lack of criminal charges – CBC

Ministry of Justice says it’s confident in decision not to lay charges Sep 25, 2018 The mother of Brydon Whitstone, the Onion Lake Cree Nation man who was fatally shot by an RCMP officer last year, says she’s disappointed the officer will not face any criminal charges. “I’m not happy. It’s not a justified killing,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201835 Views

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Government of Yukon and RCMP announce policing infrastructure plans

The Minister of Justice and Yukon RCMP Commanding Officer have agreed to a capital plan that will guide investments in Yukon’s policing infrastructure until 2022. The plan includes a new detachment building in Carcross and renovations to the police buildings in Ross River and Faro. In parallel with the capital plan, the Government of Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 201830 Views

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Ontario minister ‘disappointed’ at report of McClintic in healing lodge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s correctional services minister said he was “shocked and disappointed” that a woman convicted in the 2009 murder of an eight-year-old girl has reportedly been transferred from prison to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan. Michael Tibollo told the legislature on Tuesday that he will be speaking with federal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201843 Views

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Hearing Date Set for Inquest into Death of Taumas Leblanc

September 25, 2018 A hearing date has been set to determine who can participate at the upcoming inquest into the death of Taumas Justin Leblanc, 20, of Winnipeg. On the evening of Feb. 12, 2017, members of the Winnipeg Police Service attended to the home of Leblanc in response to a call that he was […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201842 Views

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Ontario coroner’s report highlights need for changes to child welfare system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario’s child welfare system is letting youth down by ignoring their cultural and emotional needs and failing to allow them a direct say in their own care, the province’s chief coroner said Tuesday. Dr. Dirk Huyer said the need for change is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201842 Views

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Expanded Responsibilities for Safety Officers, Cadets and River Patrols will Support Public Safety Efforts Across Manitoba

September 25, 2018 Enforcement Powers to Include Cannabis, Trespassing, Other Provincial Offences: Cullen The Manitoba government has set new regulations expanding the roles of safety officers and Winnipeg’s cadets and river patrol unit to help improve public safety, and ensure appropriate and timely enforcement of provincial offences, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “These regulatory […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201843 Views

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Ontario coroner’s report highlights need for changes to child welfare system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  TORONTO _ Ontario’s chief coroner says a new report from his office highlights the need for changes in how the province’s child welfare system handles kids in its care. Dr. Dirk Huyer says he will be urging federal and provincial governments to take action on the report, which examined the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201842 Views

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NAN: Coroner’s Report shows Urgent Need for Change

THUNDER BAY, ON (September 25, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will propose that an implementation committee be convened to ensure a collaborative effort in the implementation of recommendations following a scathing report by Ontario’s Chief Coroner into the tragic losses of 12 young people who died while in care of child welfare […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201865 Views

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I Am Affected campaign comes to Waterloo region – CBC

Poster campaign to start conversations about issues impacting Indigenous communities Sep 25, 2018 Luane Roberts is one of thousands of Indigenous people affected by the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. She didn’t attend a school herself, but her mother did, and that has had an impact on both their lives. “I’m still impacted by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201830 Views

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Statement: Ontario Child Advocate urges government to take immediate action to prevent further deaths in residential care

Toronto (Ontario) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – Today, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario released “Safe With Intervention: The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements.” The Panel reviewed 12 cases of young people, eight of whom were Indigenous, who died while living in residential […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201847 Views

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Membertou day school survivors to get update on class action – CBC

Lawsuit similar to one on residential schools certified in Federal Court earlier this year Sep 24, 2018 Survivors of the Membertou Indian day school in Cape Breton are getting an update on a new class action lawsuit. Lawyers will be on hand next month to provide information for anyone wanting to join the action. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201836 Views

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VPD recommends more training for officers conducting ‘street checks’ – Vancouver is Awesome

A Vancouver Police Department review of how its officers conduct street checks has concluded what its chief has said publicly over the past few months—that the practice is not discriminatory, despite data showing an overrepresentation of Indigenous and black people being stopped by officers. Even so, the department has recommended the Vancouver Police Board adopt […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201827 Views

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Tori Stafford killer Terri-Lynne McClintic sent to healing lodge, Tori’s family says – St. Thomas Times-Journal

The enraged father of a murdered Woodstock girl and his supporters are planning a rally on Parliament Hill to protest the transfer of killer Terri-Lynne McClintic from prison to an aboriginal healing lodge. The enraged father of a murdered Woodstock girl and his supporters are planning a rally on Parliament Hill to protest the transfer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201865 Views

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Shortlist for JHR Award for Achievement in Human Rights Reporting 2018

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018- Journalists for Human Rights is pleased to announce the short list of 4 finalists for this year’s JHR Award for Achievement in Human Rights Reporting. The finalists for this year’s awards are (in no particular order): Anne Mehler Paperny – Thomson Reuters Anna Mehler Paperny has been nominated for her dogged […]

by pmnationtalk on September 25, 201816 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment to the Federal Court of Appeal

From: Department of Justice Canada September 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201839 Views

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Online backlash after radio ad calls residential school harms a myth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 24, 2018  SASKATOON _ A radio ad airing in Saskatchewan is asking listeners whether Canadians are being told the whole truth about residential schools. The radio spot, which aired recently across multiple private radio stations, was made by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Winnipeg-based think tank. “We have been told […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201829 Views

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Mother using her grief to organize a 44-hour walk for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – Thestar.com

Sept. 22, 2018 CALGARY—For over 10 years, Stephanie English and her daughters, Joey English and Alison Moses, talked about organizing a walk to spread awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Then, Stephanie English lost both daughters and found herself organizing the walk alone. “Me and my girls were wanting to do this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201878 Views

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Local organizations receive funding for prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and girls

Five community-based projects to help prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls are receiving a total of $148,000 in funding from the Prevention of Violence against Aboriginal Women Fund. The projects aim to address and prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls in Yukon communities through various initiatives, including raising awareness, healing and educational opportunities. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201828 Views

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Canada congratulates Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on the opening of its new Department of Families

September 22, 2018 — Sioux Valley Dakota Nation — Indigenous Services Canada The federal government is committed to working in partnership with First Nations and all levels of government to support the health and well-being of First Nation children and families. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf […]

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 201832 Views

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Sask Escaped Prisoner – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 24, 2018  KAMSACK, Sask. – The RCMP in Saskatchewan is looking for a man who escaped from custody following his arrest in an assault case. Police at Kamsack took the 26-year-old accused into custody Saturday afternoon on Cote First Nation. After he was remanded on Sunday, the man complained […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201839 Views

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Jury finds man guilty of first degree murder in Calgary woman’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Loved ones of a Calgary woman brutally killed in Feburary 2015 sobbed and held each other after a jury found Curtis Healy guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Dawns Baptiste. “I’m still shaking,” cousin Verlyn Baptiste said outside court Friday. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 201841 Views

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Manitoulin High brawl: OPP explains why only M’Chigeeng residents have been charged so far – Sudbury.com

‘They are from the First Nation which doesn’t necessarily mean that they are First Nations’ The Manitoulin-Espanola OPP continues to investigate a brawl that broke out on Friday, Sept. 14 at Manitoulin Secondary School. As of Sept. 20, six people have been charged — one adult and five youths — all of whom are from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201863 Views

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Anishnawbek Grand Chief critical of Rainbow Board in wake of brawl – My Espanola Now

September 21, 2018 Anishnawbek Grand Chief Glen Hare sees a recent brawl at Manitoulin Secondary School as a sign of problems within the Rainbow District School Board. Hare attended a rally in M’Chigeeng First Nation Thursday morning to talk to people about improving racial relations at the school. He says the communities have to come […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201840 Views

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Report on Indigenous justice released as part of 10th B.C. Justice Summit

Sep. 20, 2018 VANCOUVER – In order to identify and accelerate real, transformative changes to the ways that Indigenous peoples interact with British Columbia’s justice system, the 10th B.C. Justice Summit was held in early June 2018. Government has posted the summit report, detailing the discussions between leaders of B.C.’s justice and public-safety sector and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201834 Views

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First Nations groups not swayed by potential appointment of Supreme Court judge – Thestar.com

Sept. 20, 2018 CALGARY—The possibility of a former Supreme Court judge overseeing a renewed round of consultations for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion doesn’t appear to have renewed confidence in the process from Indigenous groups. According to The Canadian Press, the federal government may appoint a former senior judge, possibly a retired Supreme Court justice, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201832 Views

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Feds to comb social media for Canadians’ pot related attitudes, behaviour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2018 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal government is looking to scour social-media platforms to find out what Canadians really think about pot as the country enters its new era of legalized weed. With only a few weeks to go before the end of recreational marijuana prohibition, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 201835 Views

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Family to gather on Highway 16 to honour Smithers, B.C., teen Jessica Patrick – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2018 SMITHERS, B.C. _ Family and friends of a young northwestern British Columbia mother are calling on people to gather along Highway 16 as a tribute to the 18-year-old. Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was reported missing on Sept. 3, three days after she was last seen at a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201841 Views

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Update:Balczer is pronounced BAHL’ zer. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Sep 20, 2018 SMITHERS, B.C. – Family and friends of a young northwestern British Columbia mother are calling on people to gather along Highway 16 as a tribute to the 18-year-old. Jessica Patrick, also known as Jessica Balczer, was reported missing on Sept. 3, three days after she was last […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201837 Views

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Family of Jessica Patrick ask community to gather on Highway 16 as body brought home – CBC

Patrick was member of the Lake Babine First Nation Sep 20, 2018 Family and friends of Jessica Patrick, an 18-year-old whose body was found near Smithers, B.C. two days ago, are asking community members to gather along Highway 16 as her body is brought home from Prince George. The call came on Facebook, with some […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201846 Views

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M’Chigeeng First Nation calls out OPP, Rainbow board after high school brawl – Sudbury.com

Rally to protest situation taking place on First Nation Friday morning M’Chigeeng First Nation is calling out both the Rainbow District School Board and the OPP after a racially charged brawl broke out at Manitoulin Secondary School Sept. 14. The First Nation is holding a rally to protest the situation at the M’Chigeeng First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201842 Views

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Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief disturbed by violent incident in Manitoulin Island – SaultOnline.com

September 19, 2018 Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is deeply disturbed after learning of the violent incident that occurred at a Manitoulin Secondary School that stemmed from racism. “I am in disbelief that our First Nation students are still the target for racism and violence while attending school in this day and age. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201850 Views

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Commission finds deficiencies in Amber Tuccaro disappearance case – CityNews Toronto

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by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201851 Views

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Kingston RCMP arrest Drug Traffickers supplying prescription opiates to northern communities

Between September 17th and 18th, 2018 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) Serious and Organized Crime (SOC) team arrested three drug traffickers who had been supplying prescription opiates to northern Ontario communities. In October 2017, the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council which consists of First Nations in James Bay Region of northern Ontario declared a state of emergency as a result of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201845 Views

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