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B.C. chief calls out ‘muzzled’ justice minister over Site C dam silence – CBC

Sept 27, 2016 B.C. Chief Roland Willson says he hopes Canada’s justice minister has been muzzled. He doesn’t want to consider the alternative. The Site C dam would flood a vast swath of West Moberly traditional territory. In 2012, protesters were joined by Jody Wilson-Raybould for a protest against the dam. Wilson-Raybould was Regional Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016157 Views

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Ottawa police chief responds to racist comments, says all officers are human, have biases – CBC

Sep 29, 2016 Charles Bordeleau says police can learn to recognize their biases, ensure they don’t affect their work Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says he doesn’t negate the impact of racist comments allegedly posted online by one of his sergeants, but adds that police officers are human beings with biases who can learn not […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016198 Views

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Judge approves $50M residential school settlement – CBC

Sept 28, 2016 ‘It’s over. We don’t have to live this nightmare anymore’ Justice Robert Stack has approved the $50-million class-action settlement for survivors of residential schools. The settlement, nine years in the making, was given the green light in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on Wednesday. The settlement was reached in May, but required […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016172 Views

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Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop – CBC

Adoptive U.S. parents paid thousands for Indigenous Manitoba children Sep 28, 2016 Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were “freebies.” It left her feeling worthless. “They told me I should feel grateful they paid anything for me at all,” Orgeron […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016309 Views

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Manitoba police watchdog says prisoner’s injuries due to his own actions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2016  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s police watchdog says injuries to a man in police custody were caused by the man’s own actions. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba investigated complaints from a man who was arrested on April 2 at a home on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation. The Dakota Ojibway […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016228 Views

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Police seek public’s help to trace woman’s movement in days before she was found deceased

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police is asking for anyone with information regarding the movements of Annie POOTOOGOOK in the days leading up to the discovery of her body earlier this month to contact the Major Crime Section. On September 19, 2016 at about 8:50 a.m. a body was discovered in the water close to Bordeleau […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2016234 Views

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Ottawa police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Annie Pootoogook – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2016 Ottawa police say they now are treating the death of an award-winning Inuit artist as suspicious. The body of Ottawa resident Annie Pootoogook, 46, was discovered last week in the Rideau River, off a park about two kilometres away from Parliament Hill. Police said at the time that they did […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016241 Views

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RCMP pitched parallel process for national inquiry into missing, murdered women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2016 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Mounties came up with a review process to run alongside the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, according to a newly released document from the Justice Department. The Canadian Press obtained a memo prepared for the deputy minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016155 Views

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Justin Trudeau accused of ‘bulldozing Aboriginal rights’ with Site C – CBC

Sept 23, 2016 Assembly of First Nations, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, NDP among opponents to B.C. dam project The federal NDP is questioning Justin Trudeau’s commitment to having a ‘nation-to-nation’ relationship with Indigenous people, claiming the Liberal party continues to dodge questions about the construction of the Site C dam near Fort St John. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2016191 Views

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Traffic safety fund targets local solutions

Sep 24, 2016 Alberta’s Office of Traffic Safety is inviting applications for money from the $500,000 Alberta Traffic Safety Fund to support community-based safety initiatives. The Alberta Traffic Safety Fund (ATSF), part of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Plan 2015, aims to identify and address traffic safety priorities by encouraging people to develop and implement preventative and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2016243 Views

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Canadian police must acknowledge racial bias to fix it, Indigenous advocates say – CBC

Sep 25, 2016 ‘We’re not talking people getting shot so much, but we are talking about physical abuse’ The question of racial bias in Canadian policing is under even more scrutiny after news broke this week that the Thunder Bay, Ont., police force faces a conduct investigation into how it handles the deaths of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2016243 Views

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Minister Goodale honours fallen police and peace officers

OTTAWA, September 25, 2016 – Today, on the occasion of the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 39th Annual Memorial Service, flags on federal buildings across the country are flying at half-mast in honour of the more than 850 men and women whose names are engraved on the Honour Roll tablets on Parliament Hill. The Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2016163 Views

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First Nations coalition ramps up opposition to pipelines – CBC

Sep. 22, 2016 A coalition of First Nations leaders is ratcheting up pressure on Canada’s oil sands industry, vowing to collectively oppose and actively resist any increased transport of crude through their traditional territories. At press conferences in Montreal and Vancouver, representatives of some 50 indigenous communities in Canada on Thursday unveiled a “treaty” that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 2016216 Views

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A misunderstanding’: Northerners question failing grades on new justice report card – CBC

Nunavut, Yukon, N.W.T. receive Fs for victim support, costs and resources Sep 23, 2016 Some Northern officials are giving a new report evaluating the country’s justice systems an A for effort, but say it inaccurately reflects the reality in Yukon, the N.W.T. and Nunavut due to “significant flaws” in methodology. The report, co-authored by associate professors Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2016227 Views

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Report card on criminal justice system

September 22, 2016 Justice and Public Safety The following is a statement from Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General.”A new report recognizing Prince Edward Island as having the top criminal justice system in Canada is a reminder of the access to justice we enjoy as a province and a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2016232 Views

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Grants for programs that support victims, prevent crime

Sep 22, 2016 The Government of Alberta is supporting local crime prevention projects and programs that help victims of crime through $2 million in Civil Forfeiture Grants (CFGs). Organizations are invited to apply for grants between $50,000 and $200,000 for projects spanning up to two years. Eligible groups include non-profit agencies, schools, municipal governments, Metis […]

by pmnationtalk on September 22, 2016279 Views

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Film documents justice campaign for First Nations children

Toronto – September 22, 2016 – A new film documents the decade-long legal battle to end the discrimination against tens of thousands of Aboriginal children by the federal government when it comes to funding for health care, education and social services on reserves. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice recently premiered at 2016 Toronto […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2016235 Views

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Police now need your help investigating the death of Deanna Desjarlais

Surrey 2016-09-20 09:20 PDT File # 2016-68750 Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in determining the movements and last known whereabouts of a woman found deceased in Surrey on May 17th of this year.She was recently identified as Deanna DESJARLAIS, age 27, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On May 17, 2016, human remains were located […]

by pmnationtalk on September 22, 2016183 Views

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‘Huge loss of trust,’ First Nation leader says about Kashechewan fraud charges – CBC

Sept 22, 2016 Joe Crupi, 50, allegedly diverted more than $1.2 million from children’s breakfast program A First Nation leader who represents the northern Ontario community of Kashechewan is “shocked” to hear about fraud charges against a former co-manager of the reserve. “To have something like this happen to the people in Kash is a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2016175 Views

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Video: ‘Reservation Royalty,’ ‘Indian Princess’ Halloween costumes hit Winnipeg shelves – CBC

Critics fed up offensive costumes continue to be sold year after year Sep 21, 2016 “Reservation Royalty,” “Indian Princess” and “Indian Warrior” Halloween costumes being sold in a Winnipeg store are offensive, hurtful and racist, some Indigenous Winnipeggers say. Spirit Halloween on Pembina Highway carries a variety of Indigenous-themed costumes that a University of Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016158 Views

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Families of Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Event Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Join us on Parliament Hill for the 6th Annual Families of Sisters in Spirit Vigil to honour the memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Details about other events and vigils in Ottawa on October 4th will be posted as more information becomes available. Cost: Free Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016213 Views

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Inaugural justice system report card finds criminal justice system slow, inefficient and costly: MLI report by Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas

MLI offers the first-ever comprehensive assessment of Canada’s criminal justice system OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2016 – Canada is suffering from a “justice deficit” – a large and growing gap between the aspirations of the criminal justice system and its actual performance. That’s the main conclusion from MLI’s inaugural Report Card on the Criminal Justice System. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016222 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement for October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Sep 19, 2016 October 4 is the day Canadians attend vigils and other events honouring missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Sadly, included in the missing and murdered are Steelworker sisters and the family members of Steelworkers. 2016 is the eleventh year in a row that we have marked this important commemoration. But, for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016239 Views

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“We want to encourage dialogue, not litigation,” says CHRC

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2016  – In the wake of the most recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order that the federal government implement the ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is calling on all parties to come together and start talking about realistic solutions that will have a positive impact […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016243 Views

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Red Dress Concert featuring Amanda Rheaume

Event: Friday, September 23, 2016 – 19:00 Red Dress Concert featuring Amanda Rheaume Join Amnesty International at a Red Dress concert to raise awareness of our Stolen Sisters campaign. With the 2016 release of her album Holding Patterns the Red Dress single and video, and Amanda Rheaume continues her history of advocating change through her […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016118 Views

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Friend questions police investigation after missing woman found dead in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2016  By Chris Purdy THE CANADIAN PRESS A family friend of a Saskatchewan woman found dead in a forested area of British Columbia hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women will look into why police publicize some missing person cases but not others. Dana Morenstein says Deanna Desjarlais […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016206 Views

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DNA tests confirm second switched at birth case in northern Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2016 NORWAY HOUSE, Man. _ A second set of DNA tests have confirmed that two men were switched at birth at a hospital in northern Manitoba in 1975. Former Manitoba aboriginal affairs minister Eric Robinson says the men from Norway House learned of the results Tuesday. He says the tests show […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016173 Views

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Community reacts to surprise guilty plea in murders of 2 Sask. Indigenous women – CBC

Clayton Eichler pleaded guilty on Monday to 2nd-degree murders of Kelly Goforth and Richele Bear Sep 20, 2016 Clayton Eichler’s second-degree murder guilty plea came as a surprise to many anticipating a two-week trial that was to begin on Monday. But for grieving family members and friends of Kelly Goforth and Richele Bear, it also […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016219 Views

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Province Partnering with Communities to Build Safer Ontario

Government Supporting Community Safety and Well-Being InitiativesSeptember 20, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is helping to build up safer, stronger communities by partnering with community organizations and police services to deliver more than 50 local safety and well-being initiatives. The government’s Proceeds of Crime Front Line Policing Grant (POC-FLP) will fund […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2016316 Views

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Please just tell me where my daughter is:’ Murder victim’s mother asks killer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2016  By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The family of a murdered aboriginal woman says an apology from her killer means nothing unless he explains where her body can be found. “Please just tell me where my daughter is,” Michele Bear, the mother of Richele Bear, shouted at convicted […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2016243 Views

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B.C. dam tests Trudeau’s promises to First Nations: Steward – Toronto Star

Sept 20, 2016 First Nations call out the prime minister for this support of a dam that indigenous groups denounce Justin Trudeau made a lot of promises to aboriginal people before and after becoming prime minister. But the rhetoric has already worn thin for First Nations in north-eastern British Columbia who are furious that the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2016209 Views

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Justin Trudeau’s lofty rhetoric on First Nations a cheap simulation of justice – The Guardian

Sept 19, 2016 An era of so-called reconciliation has disguised the continuation of Harper-era land and resource grabs By now, we all know the greatest priority of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is its relationship with Indigenous peoples. How could we miss the weekly reminders? Trudeau graciously wrapping himself in ceremonial blankets. Hauling jugs of drinking […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2016222 Views

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Deanna Desjarlais’ body found in Surrey, B.C. – Regina Leader-Post

A nightmare has come true for the family of Deanna Desjarlais. The 27-year-old Saskatoon woman was missing for five months, last seen in British Columbia. Last week, her body was identified as one found months earlier in a wooded area near Surrey, B.C. “Her family is pretty devastated and going through a lot. I guess […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2016258 Views

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DNA led to charges: Accused in deaths of 2 women pleads guilty at start of trial – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 19, 2016 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ A man has pleaded guilty to killing a young mother whose body was dumped in an industrial garbage bin and of another woman whose remains have never been found. Clayton Eichler’s trial was to begin Monday on charges of first-degree murder in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 2016222 Views

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Murder trial opens for man accused of killing two Regina women – StarPhoenix

Clayton Bo Eichler has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder on what was to be the first day of his two-week trial in Regina. The Crown is seeking a mandatory life sentence with parole eligibility after 20 years. The defence has said its in agreement with sentenced proposed by the Crown. Court has […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2016201 Views

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Body of Deanna Desjarlais, 27, found in Surrey, B.C. – CBC

RCMP are investigating death, but family of Cree woman say her missing person case was mishandled Sep 18, 2016 The body of Deanna Desjarlais, a young Cree woman who went missing nearly five months ago, was found this week in a wooded area in Surrey, B.C. Desjarlais, 27, was originally from Saskatoon. She had travelled […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2016341 Views

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A year after Gloria Gladue went missing, her family is determined to bring her home – CBC

Sep 18, 2016 Gladue vanished in October 2015. RCMP have intensified their investigation into her disappearance Nicole Gladue-Weesemat last heard from her mother almost a year ago, before she vanished. “love u all gudnite,” Gloria Gladue wrote. That text message appeared in a grey bubble on her daughter’s phone at 10:51 p.m. on Oct. 8, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2016252 Views

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The pain will never go away’: Family, friends describe impact of Charlotte Lafferty’s murder – CBC

Sep 19, 2016 ‘I’m finding it difficult to comprehend what happened to my girl,’ father writes In a makeshift courtroom in the Fort Good Hope community hall, the sad aftermath of Charlotte Lafferty’s violent death was spelled out over three hours. In victim impact statements presented last week, her family and friends spoke of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2016231 Views

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Inuit staff scarce at Nunavut youth rep office – MyInforms

September 19, 2016 “We want a more representative workforce to help serve our population” Appearing before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Independent Officers and Other Entities Sept. 15, Shelly McNeil-Mulak, Nunavut’s representative for children and youth tells MLAs that staffing, and particularly beneficiary hiring, has been a challenge for her small office. (PHOTO BY […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2016251 Views

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Strike averted for Nishnawbe Aski Police Service in northern Ontario – CBC

Sept 15, 2016 Officers with the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service have reached a tentative agreement with their employer. The union representing officers, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), said the deal was reached after two days of meetings with a conciliator. Those meetings were scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Without a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016225 Views

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Welfare for kids on reserves slammed – Toronto Star

Ottawa discriminating against children in delivery of services, advocate says OTTAWA— The Trudeau government is consciously discriminating against 163,000 children in its delivery of child welfare services on reserves, First Nations advocate Cindy Blackstock said Thursday as a human rights tribunal issued a second compliance order on the issue. Blackstock, executive director of an organization […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016240 Views

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Pipeline protest site a city unto itself with school, meals – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 16, 2016  By James MacPherson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. _ Tribal flags, horses, tents, hand-built shelters and teepees dominate one of the biggest, newest communities in North Dakota, built in a valley on federal land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. It’s a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2016199 Views

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Media advisory – 6th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon

KITIGAN ZIBI, QC, Sept. 16, 2016  – First Nation leaders, community members and supporters will gather in Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation this Saturday, September 17, 2016 for the 6th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon. Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation have been missing from the town of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 16, 2016258 Views

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Statement – “There are First Nations children right now in need of immediate relief,” Canadian Human Rights Commission

September 15, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission Today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to begin implementing the recommendations stemming from its historic ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case. The Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes today’s order […]

by pmnationtalk on September 16, 2016227 Views

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Akwesasne looks to take justice into its own hands – APTN

Sept 14, 2016 The Mohawk community of Akwesasne has been making and enforcing its own laws for many years. Now after a recent referendum the Akwesasne justice system is coming full circle. And it includes their own court. Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/09/14/akwesasne-looks-to-take-justice-into-its-own-hands/

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016114 Views

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Justin Trudeau’s Site C headache just got worse after Assembly of First Nations jumps into the fray – Georgia Straight

Sept 14, 2016 During the last federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau portrayed himself as a good friend of Canada’s indigenous peoples. His Haida-inspired tattoo, his roster of First Nations candidates running as Liberals, and his soothing words on the environment were like catnip to voters keenly interested in reconciliation. Here in B.C., the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016233 Views

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Ottawa won’t add Inuk MMIWG commissioner, Bennett says – NunatsiaqOnline

September 15, 2016 “The commission is the commission” KUUJJUAQ—The federal government won’t budge on the question of appointing an Inuk commissioner to the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs said in Kuujjuaq Sept. 14. The launch of the five-member commission, announced last month, spurred calls from some […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016187 Views

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The brutal truth of intergenerational abuse – Toronto Sun

September 14, 2016 No doctorate in psychology is required to understand why our indigenous brothers and sisters are so disproportionally represented in our prisons. They’re screwed up from being screwed over. This blunt truth might be hard to reconcile as Canada’s national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women moves through its third week, but […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016190 Views

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Police deny bad behaviour – The Chronicle Journal

Sep 15, 2016 A CBC report alleging a facilitator of a cross-cultural training session was verbally assaulted by Thunder Bay police officers is coming under fire from city officials and the police chief himself. The Thunder Bay station of the national public broadcaster ran a story alleging a facilitator of the Walk a Mile film […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2016180 Views

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National Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

September 14, 2016 Public Service Announcement National Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls The Government of Canada recently announced the National Inquiry on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The inquiry’s commissioners will travel across the country to investigate and report on the causes of violence against Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 2016338 Views

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