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Arviat Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Arviat Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. They should […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017240 Views

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Central Alberta woman sentenced to 30 months in death of her infant son – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 24, 2017  RED DEER, Alta. _ A central Alberta woman accused of killing her infant son has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Florencine Potts of Maskwacis entered her plea in Red Deer court. She was sentenced to 30 months in jail. The body of 15-month-old Jay Johnston was found inside a home on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017275 Views

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Rankin Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Rankin Inlet Saputiit Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017185 Views

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Coral Harbour Justice Committee seeking members

July 24, 2017 The Coral Harbour Ukpigait Community Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing with social issues. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017245 Views

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MMIW inquiry stopping in Manitoba – 880 CKLQ

24.07.2017 Brandon, MB (CKLQ) – The inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is stopping in Manitoba this week. It starts tomorrow when a community visit is planned for the Sagkeeng First Nation. The Manitoba trip continues in Winnipeg the remainder of the week with meetings planned Wednesday through Friday. For participant information visit contact […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017235 Views

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NCC Statement: Nunatukavut Calls for Immediate Release of Inuit Protesters

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, July 24, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement condemning the recent arrest of Inuit protesters in Labrador: “On July 21, three Inuit – Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers – were taken into custody and jailed in Happy Valley-Goose Bay around their […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017374 Views

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Person of interest identified in quadruple homicide – Calgary Police Service

20 July 2017 The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit has identified a person of interest in a recent quadruple homicide, and is asking for the public’s help in locating her. The woman is believed to have played a significant role in the events that led to the deaths of two women and a man who […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017280 Views

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An apology after death is no apology at all,’ says lawyer for N.L. residential school survivors – CBC

Federal government says it’s ‘listening to calls for an apology’ but stopped short of saying one will be given Jul 24, 2017 A federal government apology to Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors is long overdue, according to a lawyer who represented almost a thousand of them in a class-action lawsuit settled last year. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017122 Views

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Thunder Bay, Ont. mayor, wife and one other person charged with extortion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017  By Daniela Germano THE CANADIAN PRESS The mayor of Thunder Bay, Ont., was charged with extortion and obstructing justice Friday, almost two months after the northern Ontario city’s police chief was arrested in the same case. Ontario Provincial Police said Keith Hobbs, 65, was charged in connection with an investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2017213 Views

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SIU Investigating Death of Man in Thunder Bay

Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2017) — The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 50-year-old man who was lodged in a Thunder Bay police station cell last night. Preliminary information suggests the following: At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017229 Views

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Why police renewed their search for 2 missing Indigenous teens – CBC

Quebec provincial police interviewed 20 people in Kitigan Zibi for new leads Jul 20, 2017 The renewed police search for two missing Indigenous girls who disappeared nine years ago has come up empty. Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander disappeared in 2008. They were 16 and 17 at the time, respectively. The teens had planned to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017186 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry delays Thunder Bay hearing – The Globe and Mail

Jul. 20, 2017 The problem-plagued inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has postponed a hearing scheduled for Thunder Bay in September over concerns that the community will not yet be emotionally ready after the death of a woman that may have been racially motivated and the unexplained drownings of First Nations youths. Hearings in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017260 Views

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Why are First Nations men overrepresented in the Yukon’s penal system? – This Magazine

July 20, 2017 No formal Gladue report system currently exists in the territory, which could help reduce recidivism among Indigenous offenders This year, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Ours is a country of rich history—but not all Canadian stories are told equally. In this special report, This tackles 13 issues—one per province and territory—that have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017164 Views

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Six Nations families, council call for reset of national MMIWG inquiry – Hamilton Community News

Jul 21, 2017 Joy was more than an aunt to Chastity Martin. “She was my secret keeper, my confidant, my big sister,” she says. Then she was gone. Three days after she worked up the courage to leave him, Paula Joy Hill was stabbed to death by her husband in a Brantford motel room. Her […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2017298 Views

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt issues call for campaign champions

July 20,2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are encouraged to turn words into actions by becoming champions of Love Shouldn’t Hurt, a provincial campaign aimed at preventing intimate partner violence. “Your government understands that everyone has a role to play in preventing intimate partner violence,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. “The Roundtable on […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017332 Views

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CSFS Spirit Bear Receives Honorary ‘Bearister’ Degree from Osgoode

July 18, 2017 We are super excited to announce that the CSFS Spirit Bear is the first bear to ever received an honorary degree from Osgoode Hall Law School! He is the only stuffed animal to receive an honorary degree in Canadian History. The only other ‘non-human’ character rumored to have received a degree was […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017207 Views

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Policing the RNC – TheIndependent.ca

A police services board could help address challenges facing the RNC and should be given serious consideration. Recent discussions about the establishment of a civilian police services board within the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) have, once again, brought the reputation of the provincial police into the public eye. Negative news reports abound: criminal investigations and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2017238 Views

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Premiers Highlight Key Justice and Social Issues

EDMONTON, July 19, 2017 – Premiers1 concluded their meeting in Edmonton by looking at ways to advance shared objectives on critically important justice and social issues. Criminal Justice Premiers reviewed the implications of the R v. Jordan decision on provincial and territorial justice systems, and discussed the solutions under consideration on how to reduce court delays while […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017319 Views

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Investigators at Quebec reserve years after disappearance of Indigenous teens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A well-known family member who has been providing advice to the painful national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Investigators from Quebec’s provincial police force are combing grounds […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2017226 Views

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BR Investigation Indigenous – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 20, 2017 OTTAWA – A family member who has been providing advice to the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Quebec provincial police are combing grounds near a creek in Kitigan Zibi First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2017213 Views

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Investigation Indigenous Women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jul 19, 2017  OTTAWA – A well-known player in the painful national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case. Investigators from Quebec’s provincial police force are combing grounds near a creek in Kitigan Zibi First Nation after […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017363 Views

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Update: Missing youth from Alberta located

July 19, 2017 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Yellowknife RCMP advise Andrew Moore from Edmonton, AB has been located. The RCMP thanks the media and the citizens of Yellowknife for their assistance. –30– Contact information Marie York-Condon Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT Office: (867)765.3709 RCMP.NTMedia-NTMedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca NT5

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017251 Views

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Seven community projects awarded crime prevention, victim services funding

July 19, 2017 The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding of $112,925 to seven community-led projects that focus on crime prevention or services for victims in Yukon. The spring 2017 funding recipients include Kluane First Nation, Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon, Youth of Today Society, Boys and Girls Club of Yukon, Yukon […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017287 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Nova Scotia

July 18, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurits […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017429 Views

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Braid: When this policy fails, children die – Calgary Herald

July 19, 2017 It’s impossible to absorb the latest report from Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate without feeling both pity and despair. It’s an all-too-familiar story of First Nations children who live the most terrible lives, only to die young. The difference from previous reports is the shocking number — three children, all of whom […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017288 Views

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Mounties issue plea for help from small community to find girl’s killer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 18, 2017 GODS LAKE NARROWS, Man. _ RCMP have issued a plea on social media for help from a small, isolated Manitoba community to find the killer in their midst. Manitoba Mounties posted on their Facebook page Tuesday the story of Leah Anderson, a 15-year-old girl who was brutally slain and left […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2017259 Views

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Fort Nelson First Nation files for judicial review to protect threatened boreal caribou

FORT NELSON, BC–(July 18, 2017) – Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has filed for a judicial review of the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) approval of Rockyview Resources Inc.’s recent gas pipeline project. The project is slated to cut across a critical habitat of the boreal woodland caribou, a provincially and federally recognized species at […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017362 Views

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$20,000 drug seizure made at Attawapiskat First Nation – The Chronicle Journal

July 18, 2017 Police have charged an Attawapiskat First Nation man with trafficking after drugs were seized at the local airport. Nishnawbe Aski Police officers went to the airport Monday in connection with a drug investigation. Police say they seized methamphetamine pills with a northern street value of $20,000 along with a small amount of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017237 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous children

July 18, 2017 – The latest report from Northern Policy Institute’s B.I.G. Series argues there are a number of advantages and challenges to using the Personal Income Tax System (PIT) to deliver a basic income guarantee in Ontario. As author Dr. Lindsay Tedds points out, our current tax system is not just used to raise […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017243 Views

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Former MMIW commissioner explains her resignation – StarPhoenix

July 18, 2017 The National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls is missing a crucial opportunity to take a meaningful new approach to its interactions with First Peoples, says former commissioner Marilyn Poitras. After decades of struggle to draw attention to the epidemic of violence against their women, indigenous families and communities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017160 Views

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Police still looking for public assistance to locate 39 year-old woman – new info available

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service continues to seek the public’s assistance to locate Mary Papatsie, an Ottawa resident last seen in late April 2017. Investigators have learned that Mary may have been wearing black jogging pants, a brown t-shirt and blue and orange flip flop sandals when she was last seen. She may also […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017199 Views

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RCMP request public assistance in locating a missing youth from Alberta

July 17, 2017 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Yellowknife RCMP are seeking public assistance in locating a missing youth from Alberta. On the afternoon of July 10th, the Yellowknife RCMP received a request for assistance from Edmonton Airport RCMP to locate Andrew Moore who had not been heard from since the evening of June 30th. Andrew Moore is described as: Male […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017190 Views

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Prime Minister announces Advisory Board to select next Supreme Court Justice

Ottawa, Ontario July 17, 2017 The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that Supreme Court of Canada Justices are appointed in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the members of the independent and non-partisan Advisory Board who will help support the search for the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017228 Views

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Beyond denial: Indigenous reconciliation requires recognition – The Globe and Mail

Jody Wilson-Raybould is the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada. Last week I attended a gathering of canoes in Vancouver as part the city’s “Strengthening our Relations: Canada 150+.” The “plus” is in recognition that Indigenous peoples have been on these lands for millennia. For many of the participants the conversation was all about […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 2017240 Views

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CHRC: Statement – After 40 years of human rights progress, many people in Canada are still waiting for equality

July 17, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Human Rights Commission Upon the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the creation of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Forty years ago, on July 14, 1977, Parliament made it illegal for people […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 2017182 Views

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Restorative justice: Investing in rehabilitation – Government of Alberta

July 17, 2017 The Government of Alberta is supporting restorative justice initiatives in communities across the province with $360,000 in grants. Grants have been awarded to 16 organizations across Alberta to support voluntary restorative justice programs. Restorative justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community. These programs are an […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 2017231 Views

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Be rooted in ceremony’: Indigenous community offers support for Debra Chrisjohn’s family – CBC

Jul 17, 2017 The Indigenous community is offering Debra Chrisjohn’s family support after two police officers were charged in connection with her death. Chrisjohn was arrested in 2016 after police recieved reports of a woman obstructing traffic in London’s east end. She was transferred on an outstanding warrant into the custody of Ontario Provincial Police. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2017123 Views

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Inquest into death of First Nations man kicked, beaten and stepped on by police wraps up this week – CBC

Romeo Wesley, 34, died in 2010 after seeking help at the nursing station in Cat Lake First Nation Jul 17, 2017 The police officers who held a handcuffed First Nations man face-down on the floor with their boots on his back told an inquest into his death that they followed their training in “pain compliance” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2017137 Views

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Province seeks new member for Thunder Bay Police Services Board – CBC

‘We have indicated our desire that the vacancy be filled by an Indigenous person,’ board chair says Jul 17, 2017 The Thunder Bay Police Services Board is seeking a new member, but the board says it has little control over whether the vacancy will be filled by an Indigenous person as recommended by a coroner’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2017161 Views

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Prime Minister opens the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario July 14, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today opened the process to select the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Under the new approach launched last year, an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board, the members of which will […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 2017159 Views

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Frequent failure of guards to obey use of force videotaping rules ‘alarming’:ombudsman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Federal prison guards are failing to comply with rules around videotaping their use of force against inmates in a majority of cases, according to data obtained by The Canadian Press. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Office of the Correctional Investigator led […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2017151 Views

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Families of missing, murdered Indigenous women split over how inquiry should proceed – CBC

Some families say inquiry cannot fulfill mandate in current form, others call for patience, support Jul 14, 2017 A coalition of families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have pulled their support for the national inquiry and are calling for a complete overhaul, but that sentiment is not shared by all relatives of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017290 Views

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Ontario Expanding Support for Families at Inquests

New Program to Provide Funding for Inquests on Police-Related Deaths July 14, 2017 11:30 A.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is expanding support to family members whose loved ones died in a police-related event and wish to have legal representation at a coroner’s inquest. Through the new Coroner’s Inquest Family Reimbursement Program […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2017281 Views

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Lawyer who wrote ‘unconquered people’ brief wins bid to keep lawsuit details secret – CBC

Alex Cameron suing Premier Stephen McNeil and former justice minister Diana Whalen for defamation Jul 14, 2017 The next round in a former government lawyer’s legal battle against Premier Stephen McNeil and former justice minister Diana Whalen will take place under a blanket of secrecy. Alex Cameron is suing the premier, the province and Whalen, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017237 Views

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VPD: High-Risk Sex Offender Wanted Canada-Wide

July 13, 2017 View Photo The Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help to find a high-risk sex offender who is wanted for being unlawfully at large. Forty-year-old Christopher Schafer is a federal offender who was recently released again from custody on July 10 and has been living a Vancouver residential correctional facility. He […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2017239 Views

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Angela Recollet joins Sudbury police board – The Sudbury Star

July 13, 2017 Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre executive director Angela Recollet has been appointed to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board, board chair Michael Vagnini announced on Thursday. Recollet was appointed for a two-year term by order of council, in accordance with the Police Services Act. “We look forward to working with Ms. Recollet and to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017262 Views

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High-risk sex offender from Vancouver wanted Canada-wide – The Province

The Vancouver police are looking for a high-risk sex offender who failed to return to his residential correctional facility Thursday night. Christopher Schafer, 40, is a federal offender with a long criminal history that includes break and enter, sexual offences, uttering threats, robbery and assaulting a peace officer. He was just released from custody on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017188 Views

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Suspicious death deemed homicide; quadruple murder investigation continues – Calgary Police

July 13, 2017 The death of a man found yesterday west of Calgary has been deemed a homicide and Calgary police are now investigating this incident, along with the murder of three people found in a burnt out car, as a quadruple homicide. Autopsies continue on the victims found in the vehicle in Sage Hill, as well […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 2017267 Views

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Saskatchewan dates for national inquiry – Eagle Feather News

July 14, 2017 The National Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirited Peoples (MMIWG2S) has announced the dates for remaining gatherings for 2017. On the week of October 23rd, they will be in Saskatoon. “This will be our first official stop in Saskatchewan, but we will be back in 2018,” stated Bernée Boulton, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017543 Views

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2 Ontario police officers charged in death of Indigenous woman – CBC

OPP officer involved in Debra Chrisjohn’s death is on active duty, according to police force Jul 13, 2017 Two police officers have been charged in the 2016 death of Debra Chrisjohn, of Oneida Nation of the Thames, according to Ontario’s police watchdog. The Special Investigations Unit announced Thursday that Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark McKillop […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2017215 Views

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