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CHRC stresses need for short-term actions in the wake of newly launched Inquiry

August 3, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Canadian Human Rights Commission supports the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls announced this morning by the Government of Canada, and stresses the need for short-term actions so that Indigenous women and girls do not have to wait for […]

by pnationtalk on August 3, 2016188 Views

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Attorney General’s statement on national inquiry

August 3, 2016 Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton has issued the following statement regarding Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: “Today, the Government of Canada honoured a commitment it made during the federal election to launch a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. […]

by pnationtalk on August 3, 2016553 Views

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Government of Canada Names Commissioners for National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 3, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Canada is committed to real reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is an important step on this path to end the unacceptable rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Today, Carolyn Bennett, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2016678 Views

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Media Advisory : Pauktuutit Response to MMIWG National Inquiry

Tuesday August 2, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada will hold a press conference on Wednesday August 3, 2016 in Ottawa to respond to the launch of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Pauktuutit President Rebecca Kudloo will deliver a statement on the National Inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2016373 Views

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Prime Minister announces new Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments process

Ottawa, Ontario – 2 August 2016 Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a new process for appointing Supreme Court of Canada Justices that is open, transparent, and sets a higher standard for accountability. Under the new process, an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board has been given the task of identifying suitable candidates who are jurists […]

by pnationtalk on August 2, 2016278 Views

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Pauktuutit Statement on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

July 22, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) Pauktuutit shares the many increasing public concerns that are currently being expressed about the upcoming National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Today, Pauktuutit President Rebecca Kudloo, has released this public statement. Pauktuutit’s report on our inquiry pre-consultation meeting and our recommendations on the scope, mandate and […]

by pnationtalk on July 25, 2016343 Views

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BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson calls on the Federal Government for direct and meaningful engagement on the draft Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous

TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC TERRITORY/ KAMLOOPS, BC, July 20, 2016 – BC Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson says the draft Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Women lacks teeth and failed to engage important groups in the process.  The draft Terms of Reference were leaked to media yesterday. It is clear the Federal Government has […]

by pnationtalk on July 22, 2016267 Views

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FAFIA: Statement on Draft Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry

July 20, 2016—As organizations and human rights experts, we are deeply concerned by the draft Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, which have been posted on media websites today. The TOR provide the framework for the National Inquiry and establish the authority of its […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2016354 Views

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Statement on Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada

July 20, 2016—As organizations and human rights experts, we are deeply concerned by the draft Terms of Reference for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, which have been posted on media websites today. The TOR provide the framework for the National Inquiry and establish the authority of its […]

by pnationtalk on July 21, 2016309 Views

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Grand Chief Derek Nepinak attends provincial roundtable on National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Derek Nepinak met with the Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Honourable Heather Stefanson, SCO Grand Chief Terry Nelson, MKO Grand Chief Sheila North-Wilson, MMF President David Chartrand, Chief Betsy Kennedy, and Chief Dennis Meeches for a roundtable […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2016290 Views

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Government of Canada restores advocacy to scope of Status of Women Canada projects

Minister of Status of Women says change reflects renewed focus on equality July 18, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Status of Women Canada The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, announced that as of July 1, 2016, the federal government has restored the eligibility of advocacy activities for funding within projects supported by […]

by pnationtalk on July 18, 2016232 Views

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Mohawk New York State Supreme Court Justice Visits Akwesasne

On Ohiarihkó:wa/July 14, 2016, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council welcomed New York State Supreme Court Justice Mark Montour to Akwesasne. Justice Montour, is a tribally enrolled member and the son of Roy and Wilma Montour. He is the first Native American to serve on the New York State Supreme Court and currently presides over […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 2016328 Views

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Government of Canada funds enhancements to victim services in British Columbia

July 14, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of support services for victims of crime in helping to ensure that the justice system is fair, efficient and accessible to all Canadians. Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, […]

by pnationtalk on July 15, 2016304 Views

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Province in partnership to stand together against violence

Women, children, and any family members who are affected by domestic violence now have a safe, supportive place to go for help, with a specialized team focussed on their protection and transition to safety. The North Shore Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) was officially unveiled today, becoming the eighth DVU in British Columbia. Based at West […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2016258 Views

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Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce: A Story of Courage

Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce was a Canadian doctor and a leader in the field of Public Health at the turn of the 20th century. He wrote Canada’s first Health Code for the province of Ontario in 1884. He later served as president of the American Public Health Association and was a founding member of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2016552 Views

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UFCW Local 1400 plants Heart Garden to honour Residential School survivors

Saskatoon, Sask. – July 8, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 1400 has dedicated a special area of their community garden, located behind  Local 1400’s Saskatoon office, to the Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams initiative which acknowledges and honours Residential School survivors and their families. Each heart represents the memory of an Aboriginal child lost to the […]

by pnationtalk on July 11, 2016301 Views

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Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announces the appointment of a Special Advisor

Sheila Fraser to examine the RCMP’s handling of four harassment claims July 7, 2016      Ottawa, Ontario            Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada is taking further action to help ensure all RCMP members, trainees and employees can feel safe and respected amongst their colleagues and superiors. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety […]

by pnationtalk on July 7, 2016284 Views

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Pootlass – Missing Person Update

bc.rcmp.ca/newsroom 2016-07-06 14:24 PDT File # 2016-375 On June 21, 2016 Dianne Pootlass was reported as a missing person to the Bella Coola RCMP. larger image larger image tattoo of a rose and vine on right ankle larger image tattoo of a sunflower on left ankle To date, an extensive search has been undertaken by the […]

by pnationtalk on July 7, 2016369 Views

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Wood Buffalo RCMP investigate missing person – Shirley Ann Waquan

Fort McMurray, Alta. (July 5, 2016) – The Wood Buffalo RCMP and family are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate a missing 48-year-old female. Shirley Ann Waquan was last seen on July 1st, 2007, in the downtown area of Fort McMurray, but was also known to visit Edmonton, Alta.. Police continue to […]

by pnationtalk on July 7, 2016329 Views

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Video Features Project Devote, Families during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Winnipeg, – Project Devote is excited to be featured in a video highlighting the theme “the Power of Our Voices” to commemorate Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, taking place across Canada from May 29 to June 4, 2016. The video was funded by Justice Canada as part of their online Sharing Our Storiesinitiative to […]

by pnationtalk on July 7, 2016302 Views

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Ontario Helping Northern, Rural and Remote Communities Address Violence Against Women

Province Announces 16 Grants Totaling More Than $1 Million July 6, 2016 Ontario is investing more than $1 million in 16 projects to support Violence Against Women agencies and shelters in rural, remote and Northern communities across the province through the Rural Realities Fund. Minister of Community and Social Services Dr. Helena Jaczek was at […]

by pnationtalk on July 6, 2016310 Views

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Guns and Gangs Strategy update

Surrey Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Two and a half months after announcing a $23-million expansion of B.C.’s Guns and Gangs Strategy, the Province, with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) and other police agencies – have made more progress on major, related initiatives. Specifically: On June 28, the Province announced a new […]

by aanationtalk on July 6, 2016331 Views

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Ontario Launches Public Community Meetings on Anti-Racism

New Anti-Racism Directorate to Hear from People Across Province July 4, 2016 Ontario is launching community meetings across the province to engage with the public and organizations on addressing systemic racism and eliminating barriers for Indigenous and racialized communities. Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, will host nine public community meetings to hear from Ontarians […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2016321 Views

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Announcement Made By the Ontario Government about Ending Human Trafficking in Ontario

June 30th, 2016 The Ontario Government announced a $72 million dollar investment in a four pillar, cross government strategy to Ending Human Trafficking in Ontario. The four pillars include: Prevention and Community Supports Enhanced Justice Sector Initiatives Indigenous-led Approaches Provincial Coordination and Leadership “Human trafficking is a deplorable crime and human rights violation that robs […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2016306 Views

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Ontario Taking Steps to End Human Trafficking

Province Investing in Strategy to Improve Services, Help Survivors June 30, 2016 12:01 P.M. Ontario will invest up to $72 million in an anti-human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and coordination, enhancing justice-sector initiatives and improving survivors’ access to services. Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 65 percent of police-reported cases […]

by pnationtalk on June 30, 2016392 Views

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Safety initiative targets crime and violence in the Cariboo-Chilcotin

A new integrated community safety initiative (ICSI) will strengthen collaboration among justice, health and social service partners to better address the roots of crime and violence in the region. In addition to the $23-million expansion of B.C.’s Guns and Gangs strategy announced on April 15, 2016, Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin will receive up to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2016361 Views

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CCAAC: What we want in an early learning and child care framework

The federal Liberals promised they would take action to develop affordable, accessible, inclusive, high-quality early learning and child care for every child. After the election, Prime Minister Trudeau mandated the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to launch a process with provinces, territories and Indigenous […]

by pnationtalk on June 28, 2016311 Views

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Newly formed Advisory Council to help shape Federal Strategy against Gender-based Violence

Minister Hajdu leading development and implementation of new strategy June 27, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Status of Women Canada The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, met today in Ottawa with the newly created Advisory Council, which is tasked with supporting the development of the Government of Canada’s Federal Strategy Against Gender-based […]

by pnationtalk on June 28, 2016350 Views

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Celebrate leaders working to prevent violence

Jun 27, 2016 Albertans are invited to nominate community leaders for recognition in the fifth annual Inspiration Awards. The awards honour Albertans who are working across the province, demonstrating leadership in family and community safety, by building healthy relationships and preventing family violence, sexual violence, child sexual abuse and bullying. “Violence in any form is […]

by pnationtalk on June 28, 2016136 Views

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Rally planned to Make Muskrat Right

A public rally will be held on Monday, June 27 calling on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to take all the necessary steps to mitigate impacts of the Muskrat Falls project. Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, Innu Nation Grand Chief Anastasia Qupee, and NunatuKavut President Todd Russell will speak during the event. Time:       11:30 a.m. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 24, 2016409 Views

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Justice for Grassy Narrows: Ontario must act now

June 21, 2016 The government of Ontario has demonstrated shocking indifference to the lives and well-being of the people of the Grassy Narrows First Nation who are suffering the devastating consequences of mercury dumped into their river system a half century ago. A story published this week in the Toronto Star revealed that the ongoing […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 2016318 Views

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National Aboriginal Day: Reflecting on the journey to reconciliation

On Canada’s 20th annual National Aboriginal Day, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and many contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Indigenous) peoples. As an arms-length agency of government, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) also sees today as an opportunity to restate our commitment to reconciliation and working alongside Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 2016283 Views

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On National Aboriginal Day, Human Rights Commission says Canada needs to be true to its own values

June 21, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement for Canada’s National Aboriginal Day: “Each year, people across Canada come together to honour Indigenous languages, cultures and experiences on National Aboriginal Day. It is a day of celebration. It […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016277 Views

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Half A Million People Call For Government To End (Hashtag)MMIWG

June 20, 2016 —Today on Parliament Hill, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Am I Next campaign, Amnesty International Canada, and the Canadian Federation of Students sent a powerful message to the government of Canada: half a million petition signatures supporting a strong and effective national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 21, 2016354 Views

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Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General called to Ontario Bar

June 16, 2016 Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General called to Ontario Bar The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould attends Special Call June 15 OTTAWA — The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, was called to the Bar of Ontario today in Ottawa. The Special Call took place during the first […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2016345 Views

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Call for nominations: the Rights and Freedoms Award highlights social and economic rights

Montréal, June 8, 2016 — The call for nominations of the Rights and Freedoms Award 2016, presented by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, is now officially open. This year, the focus will be on submissions from individuals, organizations or institutions working on a day-to-day basis to promote […]

by pnationtalk on June 8, 2016359 Views

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Canada: Water Crisis Puts First Nations Families at Risk

Regulation, Investment, and Oversight Needed to Fix Broken System (Toronto) – Canada has abundant water, yet water in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink, Human Rights Watch said in a new report today. The water on which many First Nations communities in Canada, on lands known as reserves, depend is contaminated, […]

by aanationtalk on June 8, 2016415 Views

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UFCW: Reconciliation and the Pillar of Truth Telling

Toronto – June 4, 2016 – Reconciliation within a workplace environment is about inclusion, belonging, dignity and respect. Throughout June, which marks National Aboriginal History Month, we will explore the four pillars of the Touchstones of Hope model, led by The Caring Society (FNCFCS), and adapt it to reconciliation in the workplace. The first pillar […]

by pnationtalk on June 6, 2016385 Views

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Eight crime prevention, victim services initiatives awarded funding

June 6, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totalling $140,737 to eight community-led projects with a crime prevention or services for victims focus. “The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust continues to be an important avenue for community groups, First Nations and municipalities to receive funding for innovative projects that […]

by pnationtalk on June 6, 2016361 Views

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WomenSpirit Coalition: Influencing a Violence-Free Future for Tribal Communities

“American Indian and Alaska Native women are raped at a rate three to 10 times greater than the national average … changing this statistic should be the number one priority of tribal governments because rape is a direct and serious threat to tribal sovereignty.” – Tanya H. Lee in “The Beginning and End of Rape” […]

by pnationtalk on June 6, 2016338 Views

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Ontario Honours Recipients of 2016 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

Province Recognizes Excellence in Victim Services June 2, 2016 Today Ontario honoured 15 individuals and organizations dedicated to helping victims of crime. During a ceremony at Queen’s Park, Ontario recognized victims of crime who have worked to raise awareness of victims’ issues across Ontario, as well as the organizations, professionals and volunteers that provide support […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2016416 Views

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New measures available to support victims of crime

New Victims Web Portal launched during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week June 1, 2016        Ottawa, Ontario      Public Safety Canada As part of the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, Public Safety Canada announced that as of today, victims of crime now have more accessible information about the federally supervised offender who harmed them and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2016346 Views

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Edmonton celebrates a year of reconciliation efforts

The City of Edmonton, Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE), Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton Public School Board, Edmonton Catholic School Board, and Edmonton Public Library are celebrating with a week of events to recognize reconciliation work being done in Edmonton. Dates: May 30 – June 4, 2016 Events: edmonton.ca/trc One year ago, the Truth and Reconciliation […]

by pnationtalk on May 30, 2016197 Views

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Ontario Apologizes for Residential Schools

May 30, 2016 Premier Kathleen Wynne apologized today on behalf of the Government of Ontario for the brutalities committed for generations at residential schools and the continued harm this abuse has caused to Indigenous cultures, communities, families and individuals. The Premier made her Statement of Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in the Legislative […]

by pnationtalk on May 30, 2016366 Views

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Ungaluk Safer Communities program – Call for project applications now open

May 27, 2016 The Ungaluk Safer Communities program was set up in February 2007 as a result of the Sanarrutik Agreement granted by the Quebec Government to Makivik Corporation and Kativik Regional Government (KRG). Makivik Corporation currently manages the program. Ungaluk is the Inuit term for first level of snow blocks as a foundation for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2016429 Views

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Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program

May 27, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is providing more than $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) Community Safety Liaison Officer pilot program. “This funding will serve to increase access and capacity for Kwanlin Dün First Nation justice services,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “The Government of Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2016401 Views

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National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

May 27, 2016 Public Service Announcement National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week Start Date: May 27, 2016 End Date: June 4, 2016 Nunavut-wide 45 sec May 29 to June 4 is National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, formerly known as National Victims Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “The Power of Our Voices”. […]

by pnationtalk on May 30, 2016174 Views

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Mushkegowuk reaffirms their commitment to support Police Services with combating illegal drug and alcohol activity that continues to destroy their communities

May 24, 2016 (Moose Factory, ON) – The Mushkegowuk Chiefs highly commend the team of law enforcement experts that carefully planned and executed Project COAST. “The selling and use of illegal and prescription drugs only compounds the existing serious health and social crisis in our communities, and the outcome of this province wide operation comes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2016367 Views

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Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee seeking members

May 24, 2016 Public Service Announcement Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: May 24, 2016 End Date: June 30, 2016 45 sec. The Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee is currently looking for members to be formally appointed by the Minister of Justice. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to work with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2016176 Views

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RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit investigating missing person case of Caitlin Brandy Potts

May 24, 2016 File # 2016-3769 The RCMP Southeast District (SED) Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is now assisting the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP with the investigation of missing person Caitlin Brandy Potts. Caitlin was reported missing to the Enderby RCMP on March 1st, 2016. RCMP investigators with the SED MCU are actively investigating the disappearance […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2016432 Views

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