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Solidarity with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

October 20, 2014 KAIROS gathered together Indigenous leaders, church representatives, educators and civil society representatives on October 19 in a show of solidarity with Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, on the eve of final arguments to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the First Nations Child […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2014454 Views

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NAN Supports Landmark Human Rights Case

October 20, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno joined First Nation leaders, children and First Nation citizens from across Ontario and Canada for closing arguments at a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in a landmark First Nations child welfare case. “This case marks the first full public hearing to determine if […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014366 Views

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NWAC launches their report – Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls: Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews

(October 15, 2014) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) has just released their comprehensive report on the trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada for sexual exploitation. The report is part of several reports that were funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, along with their National Task Force Report. To […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014538 Views

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Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Conclude Productive Meeting on Justice and Public Safety issues Facing Canadians

BANFF, October 17, 2014 — Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety today concluded a two-day meeting to discuss and exchange ideas on key justice and public safety issues of importance to Canadians. The meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, P.C., […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014236 Views

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Federal Government Renews Funding for Legal Education Projects

Program will continue to provide French-language legal educational tools October 18, 2014 – Saint-Boniface, MB – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced renewed funding to the Continuing Education Division of the Université de Saint-Boniface under the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014208 Views

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Closing Arguments in the First Nations Child Welfare Case #Witness4FirstNationsKids

20 October 2014 to 24 October 2014 Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Federal Government. Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Caring Society. Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Read the closing submissions (factum) from Amnesty International.   Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Assembly of First Nations.  Read the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014437 Views

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Equal Services for First Nations Kids: Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Closing Remarks After 7 Years

OCTOBER 17, 2014 (LONDON, ON)Seven years ago, two organizations representing First Nations in Canada launched a human rights discrimination complaint against the federal government arguing flawed and inequitable services for First Nations children. During the week of October 20-24, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will finally hear the closing arguments for this case. The original […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014291 Views

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What women want (2014 CEDAW Report Card)

October 17, 2014 What women want (2014 CEDAW Report Card) What do women want? (Hint: it’s not shoes.) Find out here. Read how BC is measuring up on international legal standards of women’s equality set out in the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in our newly published […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014288 Views

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Harper Government helps Kamloops in fight against crime

Federally funded crime prevention project will target Aboriginal children and youth October 16, 2014  Today, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $2.8 million in federal funding over five years for Project Venture Kamloops, a crime prevention project that will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014304 Views

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Western Ministers’ Press Release – Western Ministers Discuss Key Justice and Policing Issues

October 15, 2014 Alberta hosts western ministers responsible for justice and public safety Ministers responsible for justice and public safety from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba met in Banff today for discussions about a broad range of issues that included organized crime and access to justice. “In the spirit of collaboration, I thank my […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014257 Views

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Help us bring our Aboriginal women and girls home

October 12, 2014 BC RCMP is supporting a National social media campaign between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and various police partners to help solve outstanding cases of missing Aboriginal women. The week-long campaign which runs from October 3rd to 12th highlights 10 specific cases from different parts of the country, currently featured on the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2014273 Views

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Manitoba Government Leads Call for Federal Government to Restore Funding for Public Safety

October 15, 2014 Federal Cuts, Inaction Threaten Cost-effective, Common-sense Strategies on Public Safety: Minister Swan BANFF, Alta.—The Manitoba government urged the federal government to restore its share of funding for the justice system to maintain law and order, and protect residents of this province, Justice Minister Andrew Swan said here today. “Manitobans deserve a fully […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2014274 Views

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Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience violence

Alarming levels of acceptance of violence against girls TORONTO, October 10, 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse. The compilation incorporates a selection of global data released […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2014248 Views

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Week Without Violence: YWCA Canada invites Canadians to join an international campaign to end gender based violence

TORONTO, ON, Oct. 13, 2014 – “There are no excuses for violence against women and there are no excuses for tolerating it.” This is the rallying cry of this year’s Week Without Violence during the 19th annual Week Without Violence™ campaign taking place October 13th through 19th.  This year YWCA Canada joins the World YWCA […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2014315 Views

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“The Ungaluk Program makes changes on Crime Prevention formula”

Kuujjuaq, October 7, 2014 …The Ungaluk Funding Program, administered jointly by the Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government has announced new guidelines and criteria for the operation of the fund. The new rules and regulations have been implemented to make it clearer for people who wish to access the funds, to make certain that […]

by aanationtalk on October 7, 2014392 Views

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The RCMP Seeks Your Help to Bring Our Aboriginal Women and Girls Home

Ottawa, October 3, 2014 – Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), in collaboration with various police partners, launched a social media campaign as part of its efforts to help solve outstanding cases of missing Aboriginal women. The campaign will highlight specific cases of missing Aboriginal women and girls across Canada featured on the Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2014370 Views

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Sisters in Spirit: ONWA Honours Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

October 3, 2014 Violence against Aboriginal women in Canada has become a tragic epidemic that can no longer beignored, with a shocking 1,181 recorded cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls inthe past 3 decades alone. Today, (October 3rd, 2014), the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)is hosting a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2014493 Views

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October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigil – A Movement for Social Change

OCTOBER 1, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will be reading this Statement on October 4th 2014 as part of the Sisters In Spirit Vigil—A Movement for Social Change:  October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls and support families […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2014366 Views

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Open Letter from Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International to all members of the House of Commons and the Senate

To all members of the House of Commons and the Senate, Ten years ago, Amnesty International published its major report, Stolen Sisters: Discrimination and Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada. The report built on work that Indigenous women and communities had been doing for years, documenting and speaking out for the hundreds of sisters, daughters […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014239 Views

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Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk HONOURS LEGACY OF Residential Schools

September 30, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was joined by representatives of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, municipal officials, Residential School survivors and members of the public to raise awareness of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools during today’s awareness walk on Orange Shirt Day. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014316 Views

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Statement – CACP and NWAC Announce Collaboration – Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

September 30, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are pleased to make the following statement:  The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met today resulting in a very constructive and cordial meeting. Both […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014587 Views

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Sisters In Spirit – REDress PROJECT

September 30, 2014 The REDress Project is the brain child of Jaime Black, Métis Artist, Mom and social activist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jaime created the REDress Project to commemorate and honor the over 1,000 missing and/or murdered Aboriginal women and young girls in Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/2011/12/reddress-project.html Sisters in Spirit, is a National Vigil that takes place […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2014764 Views

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Ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls must be a priority for Canadians in election year

September 29, 2014 OTTAWA – With federal political parties preparing for an election year, Amnesty International and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are calling on Canadians to help make ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls a priority for all politicians. Our organizations will be working with women’s organizations and other allies across […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2014271 Views

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CLC Urges Union Members to Support October 4th Vigils For Missing Aboriginal Women

September 25, 2014 CLC President Hassan Yussuf has issued an urgent appeal to union members and working people across Canada to support and participate in vigils for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Sisters In Spirit (SIS), scheduled for October 4, 2014: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Sisters In Spirit (SIS) Vigils, October 4, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2014374 Views

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Orange Shirt Day: Indian Residential School Awareness Walk

We wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential School system and to remember those who never made it home. Tuesday September 30, 2014 11:30 a.m. – Gather at City Hall12 p.m. – Walk to former site of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School (corner of Arthur and Franklin […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2014455 Views

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NWAC Continues to call for a National Public Inquiry and a Comprehensive Plan of Action to Address Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

September 17, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased that the Government of Canada is regarding violence against Aboriginal women and girls as a priority and that the high rates of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is an unacceptable situation that must end. NWAC is somewhat pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2014226 Views

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Latest federal “action plan” on violence against Indigenous women short on “action”

September 16, 2014 Given the scale of the violence, the federal government’s response is piecemeal and inadequate. Recognition of the importance of supporting the families of missing and murdered women is welcomed. The federal plan fails to address the need for an independent National Public Inquiry. More is needed to tackle economic marginalization of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014329 Views

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IPHRC Researcher Caroline Tait Op-Ed: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

One of our researchers, Dr. Caroline Tait, wrote an opinion editorial about the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Tait also provided CBC with her perspective, calling the issue “a social-enviromental disaster.” To view the CBC story, please click here. Caroline Tait – Opinion Editorial Did we lose the Canadian that would have cured […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014529 Views

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FNCFCS Fall 2014 Newsletter

UPDATE: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on the First Nations Child Welfare Case, Shannen’s Dream, and more.  more NT2

by aanationtalk on September 16, 2014275 Views

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Webinar! Stolen Sisters: Understanding & addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada

Join us for a Webinar on September 17 This year marks the 10th anniversary our report and campaign on violence against Indigenous women. The momentum to address this crisis is unprecedented – but so too is the confusion created by government statements and media commentators. What response do you get to your letters to MPS? […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2014428 Views

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Take Back The Night

Sep 18 2014 We need to reclaim our streets! On Thursday September 18th we will rally at The Bell Tower on Selkirk! Here an Elder to say a prayer and speak before the march. We will then hear from some guest speakers from the Stolen Sisters Protest Camp. There will be a drum group (maybe 2!) […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2014358 Views

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FNCFCS Letter of Support from OCDSB

September 12, 2014 A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people! Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the Letter of Support or the Newsbrief on Ottawa Start.  NT4

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2014309 Views

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OPSEU calls for national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls

(Toronto) September 11, 2014   The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) calls for an immediate national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. OPSEU joins the National Public General Employees Union (NUPGE) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in demanding action on this urgent issue. “It is time for Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2014337 Views

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Tsilhqot’in decision provides a framework for a principled and respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

September 10, 2014 Open Letter to the Premier of British Columbia Dear Premier Christy Clark, In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court recognized the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s ownership of title land in its traditional territory. This decision provides a crucial opportunity to re-frame the relationship between First Nations and the province of British Columbia. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2014275 Views

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Women parliamentary leaders urge action on violence against women

Women Speakers of Parliament from 16 countries have called for urgent action and commitment to ending violence against women and girls in conflict situations as they ended a two-day meeting in Geneva. In an unprecedented show of concern over recent developments, the women Speakers said they were appalled by the “vicious crimes being perpetrated against […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2014258 Views

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*New* Information Sheet on Jordan’s Principle

Click here to check out our new information sheet, Jordan’s Principle: A Brief History. NT5

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2014309 Views

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New global data expose acute prevalence of violence against children: UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 September 2014 – The largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse — and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify violence, keeping it ‘hidden in plain sight’ in every country and community in the world. “These are uncomfortable facts — no […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2014271 Views

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B.C. taking action to address domestic violence

September 3, 2014 VICTORIA – Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux and Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, have issued the following statement regarding B.C.’s response to the issue of domestic violence: “Seven years ago, a terrible tragedy in Oak Bay shattered the silence that too often surrounds the issue of domestic […]

by aanationtalk on September 3, 2014283 Views

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Pauktuutit Supports Call for National Roundtable on Violence Against Aboriginal Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –August 28, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit President, is optimistic about provincial and territorial support for a national roundtable on violence against Aboriginal women. “While I was not at the Council of the Federation meeting with the other national Aboriginal organizations in Charlottetown yesterday, we continue to work closely with ITK on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014345 Views

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CCCYA letter to the Council of the Federation on the need for a comprehensive strategy for Aboriginal children and youth

August 28, 2014 Our purpose in writing is twofold: we urge you to discuss at the upcoming meeting of the Council of the Federation the national tragedy reflected in the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children taken into government care across Canada; and, we encourage you to attend to this crucial issue by developing specific national solutions.  The Canadian Council […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014244 Views

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SCO Family Violence Prevention & Resource Project Calls out in support of a National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 28, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TusI3bwLSpA NT3

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014235 Views

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Take Action on Aboriginal Women Crisis, Demand Provincial and Territorial Federation of Labour Presidents

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND–(Aug. 27, 2014) – The presidents of Canada’s provincial labour federations are joining growing demands for government action to address the missing and murdered aboriginal women crisis. “This is a national emergency and we need action from the federal and provincial governments, right away,” said Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2014302 Views

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FNLC Supports Council of Federation’s call for National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

August 27, 2014 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Leadership Council is deeply disturbed and completely denounces Prime Minister Stephen Harpers recent remarks urging Canadians to understand the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women “as a crime” and not a systemic, raced-based “sociological phenomenon.” “Harper’s comments underscores the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2014223 Views

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‘We need an inquiry now’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN), Aug. 27, 2014 – Anishinabek Nation leaders are urging the Council of the Federation to put pressure on the Harper government to call an inquiry into the nearly 1,200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous and Traded Women in Canada. “An inquiry will enable stakeholders to identify systemic issues with respect to violence […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2014325 Views

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Unifor calls for inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women, renewed health accord

CHARLOTTETOWN, Aug. 26, 2014 – As premiers and territorial leaders gather in Charlottetown, Unifor is calling on them to push the federal government to renew the Canada Health Accord and to call an inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. “Our country is in desperate need of determined political leaders who are willing to confront […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2014297 Views

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Premier to discuss national issues with provincial and territorial leaders

August 26, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski is taking Yukon perspectives to the national stage at the 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference in Charlottetown this week and at the Northern Premiers’ Forum in Yellowknife the following week. “With premiers from across the country gathering in Prince Edward Island, the premiers’ conference is a valuable opportunity to discuss […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2014322 Views

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First Nation missing and murdered women and girls: what is the Harper government trying to hide?

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 23, 2014 – The AFNQL strongly condemns the Harper government who persist on closing its eyes on the alarming situation of missing and murdered First Nation women and girls. A recent murder in Manitoba was another opportunity for the Harper government to finally accept to face the truth and open its eyes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2014352 Views

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The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Statement on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

August 22, 2014 London, ON – Grand Chief Gordon Peters issued the following statement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Sonya’s Story – Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink Sonya’s story is one that is all too familiar to Indigenous people in Canada. She is one of hundreds of Indigenous women that have either been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014316 Views

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Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Sonya Nadine Mae

August 21, 2014 – As the 20th Anniversary of the day Sonya Nadine Mae was found, community is gathering together to honor her spirit and raise more awareness about the issues of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A reminder of an issue that has been happening for decades. A portrait of who Sonya […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014322 Views

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Sonya Nadine Mae: A Written Portrait

Date of Birth: August 19, 1963 Date reported Missing: August 26, 1994 Date of Passing: August 30, 1994 Twenty years have passed and justice for Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink seems like it will arrive anytime now. We hold out hope that out there lies the truth about the person(s) responsible for her premature death. Perhaps […]

by aanationtalk on August 22, 2014383 Views

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