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Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth Expert Witness at MMIWG Hearings in Quebec City

SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, provided evidence as one of the Commissioner’s Expert Witnesses at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Last week, Mr. O’Soup took to the stand to offer testimony as an expert in the areas of, Advocacy for Children and Youth […]

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Statement from Minister Sajjan on the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

From: National Defence May 29, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement in response to the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada: “On behalf of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, I thank the Auditor […]

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NS Human Rights Decision – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 29, 2018 HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission board of inquiry has found a bus mechanic married to an African Nova Scotian woman was subjected to a poisonous work environment riddled with unchecked racial discrimination and harassment. In a decision released today, independent board chairwoman Lynn Connors […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201834 Views

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JEDI has released its Report on Reconciliation which focuses on the question “How do we apply the TRC’s Calls to Action in New Brunswick’s public and private sectors?”

JEDI has released its Report on Reconciliation which focuses on the question “How do we apply the TRC’s Calls to Action in New Brunswick’s public and private sectors?” The Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) has released its Report on Reconciliation, a compilation of the findings from JEDI’s December 2017 plenary entitled: “Moving Forward Together Through […]

by pmnationtalk on May 29, 2018124 Views

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Woman from Katlodeeche First Nation wants support for victims of family violence – CBC

RCMP said there has been a slight increase in calls related to violence against women since 2017 May 29, 2018 A woman from Katlodeeche First Nation said she’s noticed the number of women facing domestic abuse is rising. The N.W.T. RCMP said there was a “slight increase” in 911 calls between Jan. 1 and May […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201823 Views

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Sixties Scoop survivors share sense of hope after apology by Alberta premier – Calgary Herald

May 29, 2018 Indigenous Albertans who were snatched from their families as children reflected on their own resilience Monday as the Alberta government issued a long-awaited apology. “Every time we tell our stories, parts of our hearts, souls and spirits mend back together,” said Suzanne Wilkinson, 47. She was among dozens of survivors who looked […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201824 Views

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NU Government: National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

May 27 to June 2, 2018 is National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, formerly known as National Victims Awareness Week. This year we remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and other victims and survivors of crime. The Department of Justice would like to remind Nunavummiut that victim services are available throughout the […]

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry hears about justice problems in North – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Vast geographic distances and high staff turnover have made it more difficult for justice officials to help Indigenous women and girls in the North, a national inquiry was told Monday. A week-long hearing of the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry began […]

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Man charged with murder in deaths of two women in Whitehorse: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018  WHITEHORSE _ Police have charged a man with murder in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found at a home in Whitehorse more than a year ago. RCMP say 44-year-old Everett Chief, who is originally from Watson Lake, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. The […]

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Expand supports to youth leaving care, says B.C. coroner’s review of 200 deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018 By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ A review of 200 deaths in British Columbia among young people who were moving out of government care over a six-year period recommends expanding support services to help save lives. The coroner’s death review panel identifies four areas of focus to reduce […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2018180 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry delves into systemic issues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018  CALGARY _ A hearing in Calgary is delving into how lack of mental-health care, victims services and housing contributes to the vulnerability of Indigenous women. Commissioners from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are holding the first of two hearings on government services. They are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201855 Views

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BC Government: Death review panel recommends prevention opportunities to help youth in care

May 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Following a review of 200 deaths of young people who died transitioning to independence from government care between 2011 and 2016, a death review panel has issued a series of recommendations to several provincial ministries. The report, titled BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201846 Views

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Live: MMIWG inquiry hears testimony in Calgary from government staff – CBC

The truth-gathering process previously heard from more than 1,000 families May 28, 2018 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings in Calgary this week. The first phase of the truth-gathering process collected testimonies from more than 1,000 families. This next part focuses on government services and agencies, with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201825 Views

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Launching the new Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Improved support for parents of young victims of crime coming May 25, 2018      Ottawa, Ontario       Employment and Social Development Canada The death or disappearance of a child is devastating and can leave parents unable to work. To ensure victims’ families continue to get the help they need, the Government of Canada is replacing […]

by pmnationtalk on May 28, 201832 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories RCMP team up for National Road Safety Week

YELLOWKNIFE (May 25, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) partnered with the Northwest Territories Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from May 15 to May 21, 2018 to support National Road Safety Week. National Road Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign organized by the Canada Safety Council that focuses on behaviours that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201827 Views

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They’re back:’ Drug dealers target southern Alberta reserve when payments arrive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 27, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS STANDOFF, Alta. _ A life-and-death battle against drug dealers is being waged on the sprawling Blood reserve in southwestern Alberta, as officials struggle to keep deadly opioids away from its most vulnerable residents. Canada’s largest reserve has been on the front lines of a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201831 Views

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Mounties make another public appeal for information in the death of Brennan Ahenakew – MBC Network Radio Online

May 25, 2018 The RCMP and the Office of the Chief Coroner are making another appeal to the public for information in the recent death of a man on the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. The remains of 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew were found in his burned vehicle on the reserve on May 11. The RCMP say Mounties […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201834 Views

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MMIWG Update: National Inquiry to move forward with Parts II and III of Truth Gathering Process

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2018 – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold two Institutional Hearings (part II) and two Expert Panel Hearings (part III) in May and June 2018. The subjects the Chief Commissioner and Commissioners will focus on will include human rights, government services, racism, and policing. The multi-day […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201859 Views

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Summit Concludes that First Nations must lead beyond the Indian Act

OTTAWA, ON (May 24, 2018): The first Indigenous-led summit to explore moving beyond the Indian Act closed today with a strong call for First Nations to exercise their self-determination and to forge a new path for their people. It is clear that it is time to put the destructive and demeaning Indian Act behind us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2018107 Views

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Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke finding legalized pot law to be a ‘tricky’ endeavour – APTN News

May 25, 2018 As the federal government works towards legalizing marijuana, the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke is still trying to work out its own law. The community outside Montreal isn’t opposed to legalized pot – in fact, it’s looking at it as an “opportunity.” But as First Nation communities across Canada are getting ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201829 Views

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BR Sask Domestic Violence – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 25, 2018  REGINA – A new report says Saskatchewan should take action to deal with the highest-rate of domestic violence in Canada. The recommendations include allowing police to disclose people’s past violent behaviour to their partners. Justice Minister Don Morgan says the government accepts the report’s findings. Morgan says […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201833 Views

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FSIN supports redress for forced sterilization – StarPhoenix

May 23, 2018 First Nations chiefs in Saskatchewan have agreed to work with Indigenous women who were coerced into having tubal ligations as they pursue justice. The chiefs passed the resolution at the spring assembly of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Wednesday at Whitecap Dakota First Nation, where Vice-Chief Heather Bear said the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201840 Views

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Regina police look for missing 15-year-old girl: Celia-Ray Moshenko – CJME

May 23, 2018 Regina police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen on May 18. Celia-Ray Moshenko was last seen on the 100 block of Petersmeyer Steet in Regina. Police described the girl as Indigenous, around five feet two inches tall, with shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. Police say noticeable […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201831 Views

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One person dead after house fire in Pukatawagan First Nation – CBC

Investigators find body in home that burned in community north of Flin Flon, Man. May 24, 2018 RCMP are investigating after finding one person dead in a home that caught fire in a northwestern Manitoba First Nation earlier this week. Mounties were called to a house that was fully engulfed by fire on Amisk Drive […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201823 Views

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Ovide Mercredi report rips Ontario Law Society on handling of Keshen file – APTN News

May 24, 2018 Residential school survivors were failed by the Law Society of Ontario when it came to handling their complaints against a lawyer, says a scathing new report. “The days of the status quo or business, as usual, will not lead to reconciliation,” concludes Ovide Mercredi, a lawyer and former national chief of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201866 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Wants Governments to Work with First Nations in Manitoba to Ensure Safety During the Wildfire Emergency (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today that all governments and emergency service providers must work with First Nations leadership in Manitoba to ensure the safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2018138 Views

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Mother of accused speaks in court as Simone Sanderson murder trial wraps up – APTN News

May 23, 2018 The mother of the man accused of murdering Simone Sanderson spoke for the first time in court on Wednesday since wiretaps from her home were played during the murder trial last week. Kyllan Ellis has pleaded not-guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of the 23-year-old Indigenous woman. Carol Ellis recalled an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201824 Views

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MMIWG – Media Accreditation and Important Information

Part II: Institutional Hearings Calgary, Alberta –May 28 to June 1, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 5C2 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold Institutional Hearings at the Hotel Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in Calgary beginning on Monday, May […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201837 Views

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MMIWG – Media Advisory: Institutional Hearings: Government Services

May 22, 2018 Vancouver, BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will continue with Part II of the Truth Gathering process by hosting the first of two institutional hearings on Government Services. This event will take place in Calgary, Alberta at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire from Monday, May […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201892 Views

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Kawartha Children’s Aid Society acknowledging role in residential school horrors – The Peterborough Examiner

From 1880 to the 1940s several Indigenous children were taken from their Hiawatha homes and suffered abuse in the schools Ron and Bill Howard were just five and six when they were taken from their family at Hiawatha First Nation. They were put on a train and sent to a residential school in Chapleau, Ontario. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201829 Views

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2nd-degree murder charge laid in 2002 death of Terrie Ann Dauphinais – CBC

Calgary Police Service says Kenneth Dauphinais was charged this week May 22, 2018 The Calgary Police Service announced Tuesday that Kenneth Dauphinais, 43, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Terrie Ann Dauphinais in 2002. He was arrested on Monday and is scheduled to appear in court again on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201832 Views

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Yukoners and community groups receive Community Safety Awards

May 22, 2018 Six Yukoners and three groups were recognized for their efforts to prevent crime and foster community safety at the sixth annual Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards on Thursday, May 17. The 2018 Community Safety Award recipients are: Lorraine Graham – Lifetime Contribution to Community Safety; Trevor Ellis – Volunteer Award; Kwanlin […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201840 Views

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Man arrested after shots fired at RCMP detachment on N.B. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 22, 2018  TOBIQUE, N.B. _ One man is in custody after shots were fired into the RCMP detachment on the Tobique First Nation in western New Brunswick. Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh says officers arrived at the detachment on Sunday to find several bullet holes in the side and the back of the building. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201839 Views

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Former National Chief and Experts in Indigenous Law Announced as Summit Speakers

THUNDER BAY, ON : Former National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations Ovide Mercredi and former Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Wally McKay will be among the First Nations leaders addressing the determiNATION Summit over two days in Ottawa. NAN has released a growing list of speakers and facilitators who will guide […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201851 Views

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Indigenous Awareness Week: Our work in the communities

The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Today, we work in more than 600 Indigenous communities across Canada. Read about some of our activities and initiatives. The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201835 Views

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Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People

The Indigenous Bar is proud to be part of developing this Guide released yesterday, May 22, 2018 at Osgoode Hall. News Release Guide unveiled to help the legal profession work with Indigenous People Toronto — A brand new guide for lawyers working with Indigenous People was unveiled at a special event at Osgoode Hall in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201885 Views

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Government of Canada announces new measures to strengthen and modernize family justice

From: Department of Justice Canada Putting children’s best interests first: Creating a more efficient and effective family justice system May 22, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada Protecting families, particularly children, from the negative outcomes often related to separation and divorce is a priority for the Government of Canada. Canada’s family justice […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201843 Views

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Pangnirtung waits for GN, RCMP support on suicide, violence – Nunatsiaq.com

May 22, 2018 “Once we know what they can offer, we can look at what the community can do” PANGNIRTUNG—“An urgency” is how Pangnirtung’s hamlet council describes its plea for help in its ongoing struggle with attempted suicide and alcohol-related violence, says hamlet councillor Markus Wilcke. That’s why, within weeks of receiving a formal letter […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201856 Views

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Thunder Bay Bear Clan Patrol takes to the water to try and make life safer – APTN News

May 19, 2018 Volunteers with Bear Clan Patrol in Thunder Bay plan to start doing something this weekend police and politicians have so far been unable to do – patrol the waterways that have claimed more than 12 Indigenous lives since 2000. “We got three so far,” spokesman Travis Hay said of brightly coloured kayaks […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201827 Views

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I always knew he was meant for something great’: Family of Brennan Ahenakew fights for justice after his death – Starphoenix

May 19, 2018 Barely more than a week has passed since Jared Ahenakew woke up on May 10 to discover his oldest son, 20-year-old Brennan Ahenakew, wasn’t home AHTAHKAKOOP FIRST NATION — Jared Ahenakew is already sobbing with fresh grief as he steps out of his car beside the burned grove of trees. “Sorry,” he […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201851 Views

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Opinion: Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women – The Province

Over the last decade, the number of women in Canada’s jails has spiked 30 per cent. Even more troubling, after a 60-per-cent increase over the same period, Indigenous female prisoners now account for 37 per cent of all incarcerated women, and 50 per cent of women in maximum security. According to the 2017 correctional investigator […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201824 Views

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Simons: Creating hope no easy task when children in care keep dying anonymous deaths – Calgary Herald

“When it’s about Aboriginal children, people don’t show up. Why should they care? It’s just another statistic.” May 22, 2018 On a sunny May Friday, a few dozen people gathered at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre in the gym of the old Macauley School on 95 Street for the 11th annual Blanket of Remembrance ceremony. It’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201836 Views

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I want it to be over’: Henry Kipling’s partner to speak at sentencing hearing for second attacker – CBC

May 22, 2018 Peguis First Nation man died after attack from woman, then man who robbed him, outside of the Northern Hotel The partner of a Peguis First Nation man who was killed in Winnipeg after violent assaults from two separate people will read her impact statement Tuesday at the sentencing of a man involved […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201830 Views

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Apartment building involved in massive Brandon fire can hopefully be saved – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 21, 2018 BRANDON, Man. _ One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man., over the weekend says it looks like the building can be fixed. Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201835 Views

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Should inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women get more time and money? – Thestar.com

May 20, 2018 OTTAWA—Considering that Prince George is the biggest city on British Columbia’s Highway of Tears, Mary Teegee expected the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to hold a full-scale hearing there. The city sits at the eastern end of an area that became an emblem of the killings and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201822 Views

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Escape from Buffalo Sage Wellness House

From: Correctional Service Canada On May 19, 2018 at approximately 10:30 p.m. staff members at the Buffalo Sage Wellness House, a facility managed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA), observed Kecia Spade leaving the property. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Edmonton Police Service and a warrant for her arrest has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201825 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says UN Human Rights Council Report Shows Need for Action and Partnership to End Discrimination in Canada and Uphold First Nations Rights OTTAWA, May 17, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s said the report by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2018203 Views

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Russell Spence

May 17, 2018 A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Russell Spence, 31, of Winnipeg. In the early hours of Oct. 12, 2016, Spence was arrested by the Winnipeg Police Service and taken to the Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC).  During the check-in process, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 2018129 Views

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Three Found Guilty In Death Of Baptiste – 730 CKDM

A jury has found Regan Carlson, Raymond Bonser and Robert Laba guilty of manslaughter in the death of Garnett Baptiste from Ebb and Flow First Nation. After an eight-day trial in Brandon Court of Queen’s Bench, the verdict came in last night, just before 7:00. All three of the accused originally pleaded not guilty to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2018154 Views

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Somebody knows something:’ Family pleads for help after woman’s body found – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Family members are asking for help from the public after the body of a missing woman was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg. Police said their underwater search and rescue team found the body of April Carpenter Wednesday. They said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201860 Views

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