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First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Radio show made by Dennis Franklin Cromarty students aims to inform others about their legal rights Mar 07, 2017 Miranda Brown says she wanted to know if police officers are always right. ​The 15-year-old from Wapekeka First Nation said it can sometimes feel like that, especially when she’s a long way from home, attending high […]

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Hysteria over M-103 exposes double standard between faith communities – Regina Leader-Post

March 7, 2017 We’re coming back from a rally at Regina City Hall where the alt-right group Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens was trying to save Saskatchewan from sharia-crazed Muslims and M-103. It was one of many such rallies held Saturday in cities across the country, including Saskatoon. As my sister-in-law Sabreena and I talked […]

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Statement from the Minister of the Status of Women on International Women’s Week

March 06, 2017 Today, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Ontario’s Minister of the Status of Women, issued the following statement: “As Ontario’s Minister of the Status of Women, I am pleased and proud that our province will join in the worldwide celebration of International Women’s Week 2017. A highlight of the week is International Women’s Day, which occurs […]

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Improving Access to Justice for Families

Making the Family Court System Easier to Navigate March 6, 2017 Ontario is helping families by making it easier for them to navigate family courts and access the legal assistance they need. Last year, Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada asked the Honourable Annemarie E. Bonkalo to lead a review to consider whether […]

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OPSEU: Building International Indigenous solidarity from Canada to Guatemala

March 6, 2017 OPSEU member Geri Kakeeway, Indigenous Circle Representative from Region 7, travelled to Guatemala with Horizons of Friendship (www.horizons.ca) February 6 – 18, 2017.  The OPSEU Social Justice Fund, as an expression of international Indigenous solidarity, asked the Indigenous Circle to select one of its members to participate in the Horizons of Friendship tour […]

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Incarceration rates in Canada’s North among highest in G20 – CBC

Nunavut, N.W.T. trail United States in the rate of imprisoned citizens Mar 06, 2017 Nunavut and the Northwest Territories jail a higher rate of their populations than Russia, Brazil, South Africa and nearly every country in the G20, according to Statistics Canada. In an annual report on the Canadian corrections system, the North once again […]

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AMM: Meeting with Justice Minister

March 3, 2017 The AMM met with the Honourable Heather Stefanson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, on March 2, 2017. Position Paper NT4

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Ottawa starts compensating residential school survivors over rejected claims – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 03, 2017 The federal government has reached financial agreements with the first of many people who were harmed as children at an Indian residential school but whose claims for compensation were unfairly denied as a result of a legal tactic employed by Justice Department lawyers. Settlements negotiated over the past several days mark the […]

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Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Justice Holding Forum On Developing Indigenous-Based Justice Systems

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is hosting a Restorative Justice Forum from March 14-16, 2017 entitled “Developing a Principle- Based Indigenous Justice System”. The Restorative Justice Forum will bring First Nations together to discuss the design of an Indigenous Justice System that fits the needs of their communities, with the end result being a more understandable, […]

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Shock wave at Lac-Simon: the Council announces the closure of their police department – CUPE

March 02, 2017 The union of police officers of the Council of the Anishnabe Nation of Lac-Simon is shocked to learn about the closure of the police department on March 31. The Council of the Anishnabe Nation of Lac-Simon has announced that since it has not been able to reach an agreement with both levels […]

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Two people rescued by Mounties from fire on Saskatchewan First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017  LOON LAKE, Canada _ A pair of RCMP officers pulled two people out of a burning house on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation this week. The officers from the Loon Lake detachment responded to a complaint of a potential assault early Wednesday evening, but when they arrived they found the […]

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Manitoba child advocate to get expanded powers under proposed law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s children’s advocate is set to be given much broader powers to investigate and report on government services to young people. A bill presented in the legislature Thursday would expand the advocate’s mandate beyond kids involved in the child welfare system to include those accessing mental health services, […]

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Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2017 – FNCFCSC

January 26 marked the one year anniversary of the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling which found the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal ruling included orders requiring the federal government to provide immediate relief for First Nations child welfare and to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. In the […]

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Case of the missing hearts: Truth and Reconciliation installation disappears – Edmonton Sun

March 02, 2017 An installation of more than 1,000 paper hearts in the Edmonton river valley has vanished. The hearts were created by school children, Edmonton residents and members of RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton – as a way to raise awareness about residential schools and extend a hand of friendship and healing to […]

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How One Woman is Helping Young Aboriginals Aging Out of Foster Care – Vancouver Magazine

March 2, 2017 As at-risk youth face losing all government support at 19, Barbara Lawson has found a different way to help Aboriginal children in B.C.’s foster care system. Barbara Lawson likens herself to a single mother of 16 children. Her phone is always on, ready for a 3 a.m. call from a stranded teenager. […]

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ONWA: Walking Together – 1 year anniversary

March 1, 2017 For over 46 years, The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has advocated for safety, equality and justice for Indigenous women. Our 1989 groundbreaking report, Breaking Free, exposed the true extent of the violence they faced. After building on this work for nearly another three decades, ONWA was pleased at the announcement of […]

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The numbers tell a sobering story about Labrador’s uprooted foster children – CBC

Some Aboriginal leaders say province too quick to look at what’s wrong, as opposed to finding solutions Mar 02, 2017 Aboriginal communities in Labrador are small in population, which makes the large number of children in some type of foster care arrangement all the more troubling. In the Innu community of Sheshatshiu, for example, there are 90 […]

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Tribunal Timeline and Documents – First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

2017 February 28, 2017 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) – Immediate Relief Factum NAN Immediate Relief Factum February 28, 2017.pdf February 28, 2017 Chiefs of Ontario Submissions (factum) on Motion – Regarding Immediate Relief Chiefs of Ontario Immediate Relief Factum February 28, 2017.pdf February 28, 2017 Assembly of First Nations Written Submissions (factum) to Enforce Respondent’s […]

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ONWA Appointed Human Trafficking Liaison in Ontario’s Anti-Trafficking Strategy

March 01, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association has received funding to establish Human Trafficking Liaisons in five sites across the province, one of four areas of action from Ontario’s Strategy To End Human Trafficking. The province will commit up to $72 million in an anti-trafficking strategy. The strategy comes from the commitment within Walking […]

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Ontario reports progress on strategy to end violence against indigenous women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 1, 2017 TORONTO _ In the year since Ontario launched its long-term strategy to end violence against indigenous women, community supports and programming for indigenous men have been expanded. The Liberal government updated its progress today, saying a family well-being program is now in more than 200 Indigenous communities. The program aims […]

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Indigenous People’s Court opens in Thunder Bay – Tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay’s Aboriginal People’s Court is getting ready to deal with its first cases. THUNDER BAY — The opening ceremony was held Monday afternoon for northwestern Ontario’s first Indigenous People’s Court. The court is situated in the Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite at the Thunder Bay Courthouse. It is designed to assist in the healing of […]

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Justice system in B.C. “close to crisis” says Canadian Bar Association official – Penticton Herald

February 28, 2017 The B.C. president of the Canadian Bar Association said the provincial justice system is close to crisis. Speaking to Rotarians Tuesday morning, Penticton lawyer Michael Welsh said only one per cent of the province’s entire $47 billion budget is devoted to the court system. Although last week the system saw a budget […]

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Fire in Kugaaruk, Nunavut hamlet’s only school, leaves massive damage – CBC

‘I am devastated,’ says local father Mar 01, 2017 A fire burning through most of the night at the Kugaardjuq School, the only school in the Nunavut community, has been extinguished. Of the 972 residents, 331 are under age 14. One resident, Alex Ningark, said the fire started sometime around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The gymnasium, […]

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Ontario Making Progress in Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

Province and Indigenous Partners Come Together to Implement Long-Term Strategy March 1, 2017 Ontario, together with Indigenous partners, continues to make progress in its commitment to end the cycle of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The province has released an update on its work with Indigenous partners to implement Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy […]

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NAN Acknowledges City’s Commitment to Implementation of Inquest Recommendations

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum acknowledges the City of Thunder Bay’s commitment to the implementation recommendations from the Seven Youth Inquest. “I acknowledge the City of Thunder Bay’s commitment to the implementation of these recommendations and I am encouraged that Council is committed to […]

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Ontario Strengthens Indigenous-Led Approaches to Support Victims Of Human Trafficking

Liaisons Program to Develop Supports and Services for Indigenous Communities February 28, 2017 Ministry of Community and Social Services The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has been selected to deliver Ontario’s Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaisons program in areas known for trafficking, including Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and remote areas identified through consultations with ONWA […]

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The Daily Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Canada’s balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2016 Canada’s current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed by $9.0 billion in the fourth quarter to $10.7 billion. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), foreign investment in Canadian private corporate securities led the inflow of funds in the economy in the quarter. Continue […]

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CCRC: Children’s Rights and Bill S-206

The Senate will begin debate on Bill S-206 this week.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair and Senator Jim Munson, will repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code.  It will protect the right of every child, as well as every adult, to not be hit by anyone.  It is an important step in implementation […]

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Media Advisory: Ministers to Update Progress of Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

February 28, 2017 Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women and Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services will highlight progress made in the implementation of Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. They will […]

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Police reopen case of Toronto woman who vanished in 1991 and uncover possible U.S. sighting – Canada.com

February 27, 2017 A quarter century after a young woman vanished from her suburban Toronto home, Ontario Provincial Police have reopened an investigation into her disappearance, and unearthed a new, unconfirmed report she may have been spotted alive in the United States. If the sighting is real, it would fit with her mother’s fear that […]

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Candlelight walk marks anniversary of Indigenous teen’s disappearance – CBC

Delaine Copenace was last seen Feb. 27, 2016, she was found dead about 1 month later Feb 28, 2017 Family, friends and community members carried candles into the dark, cold night in Kenora, Ont., on Monday in remembrance of Delaine Copenace. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the last time the Anishinaabe teen was […]

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I won’t give up’: Mom of missing Manitoba woman Lorlene Bone marks 1 year since disappearance – CBC

‘She was in Sapotaweyak and never did come out of Sapotaweyak,’ Evelyn Chartrand says Feb 28, 2017 It has been one year since Evelyn Chartrand last heard from her daughter Lorlene Bone. “It’s been tough on me and my kids.” Bone, who lived on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation in western Manitoba, was 31 when she […]

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Province expanding bail programs – BarrieToday.com

Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail […]

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in Barrie

Province Expanding Bail Programs and Hiring More Prosecutors and Court Staff February 27, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Simcoe County. The plan will enhance public safety by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201765 Views

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What Indigenous restorative justice processes look like in Sask. – Parkland Online

February 27, 2017 Last week, the defence in a violent Regina manslaughter case called for a non-jail sentence, arguing the accused should instead receive “intense counselling” on a First Nation. Dale Stonechild, 62, was convicted last year of manslaughter in the January 2013 death of Victor McNab. Defence urges non-jail sentence for man who killed Victor McNab, 84 ‘Violence here beyond […]

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Jewish aboriginal inmate, 12 years in solitary, claims abuse of rights – CP

TORONTO – A Jewish aboriginal prisoner who was assaulted by other inmates alleges the authorities set up the white supremacist attack in retaliation for his complaints about treatment he says has violated his constitutional rights. Timothy Nome, 42, who is serving an indeterminate sentence for punching a guard years ago, also claims correctional officers at […]

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Prison violence leaves Ottawa with growing legal burden: ‘It’s an awful lot’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 27, 2017 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Canada’s prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March _ a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy. “It’s an awful lot … they are paying about $10 million in […]

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MMIWG: Update on Family Advisory Circle Meeting

Toronto, Ont. – Several Indigenous families who have lost loved ones met this week with the five Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to give input on how the Inquiry can best meet the needs of survivors and communities. This was the first of many family advisory circles that […]

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Government to seek to find systemic issues with handling of sexual assault cases

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is pleased that police forces in New Brunswick have ordered a review of files on reported sexual assault cases that had been cleared as unfounded from 2010 to 2014. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry has also requested that all police forces involved submit their findings to the […]

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MMIWG: Commissioners Meet with Family Advisory Circle

Toronto, Ont. – Several Indigenous families who have lost loved ones met this week with the five Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to give input on how the Inquiry can best meet the needs of survivors and communities. This was the first of many family advisory circles that […]

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National Aboriginal Capital Corporations AssociationVideo The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney and member of the We Wai Kai Nation

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney and member of the We Wai Kai Nation

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada speaks about partnership and cooperation as Indigenous communities rebuild their economies. The minister says Indigenous economic success is Canada’s success as well. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

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NAN Offers Condolences as Tragedy Claims Lives of Four Family Members

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 24, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences as a tragic accident claimed the lives of four members of one family last night: “We were devastated with the news of last night’s tragedy and our thoughts and prayers […]

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Bradley Errol Greene

February 24, 2017 A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Bradley Errol Greene, 26, of Winnipeg. In the early morning of April 30, 2016, Greene was placed into custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre following his arrest by members of the Winnipeg Police […]

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Alderville hosts Shades of Our Sisters – Northumberland Today

February 23, 2017 ALDERVILLE – Patricia Carpenter, who was just 14 when she died in 1992, lies in a grave between her father and her grandmother in a cemetery on Alderville First Nation land near Roseneath. A tribute to her young life and a unique interactive remembrance to the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous people […]

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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

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UFCW: Ten years too long to wait for justice for First Nations Children

Ottawa- February 23, 2017 – The plight of First Nations children continues, despite a ten-year legal battle that resulted with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering the federal government in January 2016 to end the longstanding, systemic underfunding of First Nations children’s services. The ruling stemmed from a legal case that commenced on February 23, […]

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Lawyers for Adam Capay apply to have murder charge stayed – CBC

Capay, 24, spent more than 4 years in solitary confinement awaiting trial Feb 24, 2017 Lawyers for a northern Ontario man charged with first degree murder are arguing that his time in pre-trial custody violated several rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that legal proceedings against him should be stayed. Adam Capay, […]

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Don’t surprise the victims’: Correctional Service Canada needs to improve communications, MADD says – StarPhoenix

February 24, 2017 Most victims of crime are hurled into Canada’s criminal justice system with little idea of how it works — and most learn very quickly that it’s not designed to accommodate them, according to Andrew Murie, head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Federal agencies like Correctional Service Canada (CSC) need to do […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201743 Views

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Young Ohsweken father shot dead – TheRecord.com

Six Nations Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Ohsweken father and artist who was shot in the head. Dustin Wayne Monture who lived on 2nd Line was declared brain dead at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton General Hospital. He died later that day at 11:05 p.m. “It’s a mother’s worst nightmare,” said his […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201741 Views

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Speech – Investing in Canada’s Future: The Next 150 Years

From Department of Justice Canada Notes for an address by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Public Policy Forum Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Conference Westin Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario: February 15, 2017 Thank you for that kind introduction. Kim [Baird, Former Chief, Tsawwassen First […]

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