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Fingas: Sask. has worst record for discrimination against aboriginal people – Starphoenix

The tragic death of Colten Boushie, combined with a series of alarming attempts to justify and even celebrate his shooting, has resulted in some discussion about widespread racism against indigenous people in Saskatchewan. And it would seem obvious that the appropriate response to bigotry boiling over into violence is not to stand back and hope […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2016335 Views

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The Spectator’s View: What’s a fair price for a stolen identity? – TheSpec.com

Council unable to come to consensus as to whether they are calling for Nunavut MP’s resignation Aug 25, 2016 Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council says former federal cabinet minister Hunter Tootoo abused his position of power and should have resigned as MP before getting involved in an “inappropriate but consensual” workplace relationship. “Far too […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2016339 Views

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Police walk a mile in red heels for MMIW – Starphoenix

August 23, 2016 AHTAHKAKOOP CREE NATION — As Prince Albert’s police Chief Troy Cooper walked two kilometres in red high heels, he reflected on the disadvantages some people face because of who they are. “Among aboriginal cases, there’s a far greater number of women who are killed by strangers. That’s a fact. We know that […]

by pmnationtalk on August 25, 2016262 Views

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Victims pack Ontario courthouse to attend Sixties Scoop hearing – Globe and Mail

August 23, 2016 Indigenous people who were taken from their families as part of the Sixties Scoop packed an Ontario courtroom for a milestone class-action hearing that hinges on the value of cultural identity – and whose obligation it is to protect it. The hearing in Toronto on Tuesday was so well-attended that the jury […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2016267 Views

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Sixties Scoop survivor speaks out – CBC

August 23, 2016 Taken away from home and put up for adoption. What life was like for Angela Ashawasegai as a Sixties Scoop survivor. Read More: http://www.ilrtoday.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=187321&action=edit

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2016159 Views

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Lawyer apologizes for Sixties Scoop – Toronto Star

Lead counsel in First Nations case describes ‘profound harm’ After he wrapped up his submissions on the first day of the Sixties Scoop class-action lawsuit hearing, the lawyer representing thousands of indigenous adults removed from their homes as children turned and faced a packed Toronto courtroom. On behalf of his legal team, Jeffery Wilson, lead […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2016345 Views

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OHRC offers assistance to National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 24, 2016 Hon. Marion R. Buller Chief Commissioner National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Judges Chambers, Unit J 2620 Mary Hill Road Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 3B2 Dear Chief Commissioner Buller: Re: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls On behalf of the Ontario Human Rights Commission […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2016299 Views

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Inquiry must look beyond policing – Toronto Star

August 23, 2016 The announcement of the panel members for the national Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls underlined how rare it is to see a judge who is both a woman and aboriginal. In this instance the rarity is Judge Marion Buller of the B.C. provincial court, who will head the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016313 Views

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What Indigenous Torontonians are Expecting from the Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women – Torontoist

The hopes and fears of three members of Indigenous communities. Earlier this month, Canadian federal ministers announced that an inquiry into the country’s murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls would officially commence in September. The investigation, completed independent of the government, will cost $53.8 million and span more than two years. It is a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016250 Views

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NAN Rallies to Support ‘Sixties Scoop’ Survivors

THUNDER BAY, ON (August 23, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chiefs Anna Betty Achneepineskum and Derek Fox joined First Nation leaders to rally in support of ‘Sixties Scoop’ Survivors as a class action lawsuit begins at the Superior Court of Ontario today. “It has been a long and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016256 Views

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NAN rallies to support Sixties Scoop survivors – Tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chiefs Anna Betty Achneepineskum and Derek Fox joined First Nation leaders to rally in support of ‘Sixties Scoop’ Survivors as a class action lawsuit begins at the Superior Court of Ontario Tuesday. “It has been a long and difficult path to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016246 Views

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Apologize and pay up – Toronto Star

23 Aug 2016 As Canada began to phase out compulsory Indian residential schools in the 1950s, it found a new way to pursue its longstanding policy of forced assimilation. Over two decades starting in the early 1960s, thousands of First Nations children were taken from their families, often without consent, and placed in non-indigenous care. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016247 Views

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Colten Boushie’s death continues to cause social media firestorm – Global News

August 22, 2016 The day after Gerald Stanley’s release from custody, Saskatchewan RCMP were prompted to issue a statement saying they were closely monitoring the situation related to the recent events in the Biggar area and that the safety and security of the people of this province remains their number one priority. The media release […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016197 Views

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NAN Welcomes Gord Downie’s Call for Action on Indigenous Issues

Monday August 22, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has released the following statement after singer Gord Downie brought national attention to Indigenous issues during The Tragically Hip’s nationally televised concert on the weekend: “We are saddened that this could be the final performance by Gord Downie and The […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016337 Views

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We were trained our entire lives to ignore” Hip singer Downie addresses Trudeau on Indigenous issues at final concert – APTN

August 21, 2016 In an emotionally charged final concert in Kingston, Ont., Tragically Hip singer Gord Down paused the show to address the audience, the country, and specifically, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We’re in good hands, folks, real good hands. He cares about the people way up North, that we were trained our entire lives […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016272 Views

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Who was Colten Boushie? – CBC

Aug 23, 2016 22-year-old was shot and killed 2 weeks ago on a property in rural Saskatchewan The young Aboriginal man shot and killed on a property in rural Saskatchewan on Aug. 9 is being described as a “man of the community” who wanted to be a firefighter. The family of Colten Boushie tells CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016309 Views

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Missing and murdered aboriginal women inquiry looks Like a cynical exercise – Regina Leader-Post

August 23, 2016 Dr. Richard Thatcher The federal initiative to undertake a public inquiry into the problem of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada appears to be hell-bent on a road paved with good intentions — an inquiry producing a report with virtually no new findings that will gather dust on library shelves and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2016218 Views

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First Nation Leaders Rally for Support for Sixties Scoop Survivors as They Attend Class Action Hearing Tomorrow Seeking Justice from Ottawa

First Nation Leaders Rally for Support for Sixties Scoop Survivors as They Attend Class Action Hearing Tomorrow Seeking Justice from Ottawa Toronto, ON (August 22, 2016) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, Chief Marcia Brown Martel and other First Nation leaders from across the province will rally with hundreds of supporters outside Osgoode Hall tomorrow prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016385 Views

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Downie praised for putting Trudeau on spot about indigenous issues – Globe and Mail

Aug. 21, 2016 Indigenous leaders across Canada expressed their support and gratitude to Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie for placing indigenous issues in the spotlight during the band’s nationally televised concert Saturday, and for applying public pressure to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action. Mr. Downie, who announced in May that he has incurable […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016205 Views

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Outcry over Colten Boushie’s killing contrasts sharply with silence in 2008 Alberta ‘hate homicide’ – CBC

Aug 20, 2016 Calls for Colten Boushie’s death to be investigated as a hate crime 8 years after George Many Shots was killed Unlike the death of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan, the 2008 killing of a First Nations man in Lethbridge, Alta., drew little public outcry or media attention — but it broke ground as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016225 Views

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‘I want justice so I don’t take it into my own hands’: brother of shot First Nations man – Globe and Mail

August 18, 2016 The brother of a First Nations man who was fatally shot on a farm earlier this month says he “just wants justice.” Farmer Gerald Stanley has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie Read More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/news-video/video-rally-for-first-nations-man-shot-and-killed-on-farm/article31456702/

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016223 Views

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls: Quebec disengages

Kahnawake, August 18th 2016 –Following the announcement by the Quebec Government regarding the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes their collaboration within the scope of this inquiry. However, QNW, numerous Indigenous organizations and human rights organizations would like to reiterate their demand that the Quebec Government […]

by pmnationtalk on August 19, 2016351 Views

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Gormley: Racism tension and life in rural Saskatchewan – StarPhoenix

08.19.2016 Much has been said and written in recent days about racism following the shooting death of a young man on the Northwestern Saskatchewan farm of Gerald Stanley, who stands charged with murder. What happened that day to 22-year-old Colten Boushie was tragic; for his family, loved ones and community it is an unimaginable loss. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2016254 Views

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Saskatchewan’s issues with racism – Regina Leader-Post

August 19, 2016 David Butt of Regina writes: “Racism” is a word we hear a lot in Saskatchewan. It’s a word I never heard growing up beside the Gibson Mohawks in Muskoka, Ont. “Respect” was more the norm. Our cabin adjoined the reserve and communication occurred regularly as the women and men came over to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2016293 Views

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VIA Rail in talks to offer $5 fares to ‘at risk’ groups along B.C. ‘highway of tears’ – News Talk 650

August 19, 2016 VANCOUVER — Via Rail has joined discussions with the British Columbia government, First Nations and social service agencies to offer rock-bottom fares to “vulnerable” people who can’t afford to travel along the so-called Highway of Tears. The railway is collaborating with mayors and multiple groups to determine the criteria for $5 fares […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2016296 Views

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BR Sask Rural Shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 19, 2016 2:30 NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A Saskatchewan farmer accused of killing a First Nations man on his property must wait to learn if he is getting out on bail. Gerald Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First […]

by pmnationtalk on August 19, 2016236 Views

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The RCAAQ’s Reaction to the Government of Quebec’s Involvement in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 18, 2016  – The Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ) commends the Government of Quebec’s initiative to pass an order allowing the national commission on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls to investigate the cases of police misconduct in Quebec. However, the content, scope and powers of the order must […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2016282 Views

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Quebec hands over Val d’Or abuse investigation to federal MMIW inquiry – CBC

Holding only 1 inquiry will spare alleged victims from testifying twice, Quebec’s justice minister says Aug 17, 2016 Quebec will not be launching its own investigation into allegations of violence against Indigenous women in Val-d’Or. Instead, the Couillard government announced today it will put that work in the hands of the national inquiry into missing and murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 2016269 Views

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Rally to be held for First Nations man fatally shot on Saskatchewan farm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 18, 2016 By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ People are expected to rally outside a Saskatchewan courthouse Thursday where a farmer accused of fatally shooting a First Nations man is to make an appearance. Gerald Stanley will be in a North Battleford courtroom to face a charge of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2016291 Views

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Cree Nation Government Maintains Call upon Quebec for a Provincial Judicial Inquiry to Examine the Relationship between Public Security Forces and Indigenous Women

Nemaska, QC, Aug. 17, 2016 – After the seal of silence was broken in October of 2015 with allegations of abuse at the hands of police officers that sent shockwaves throughout Val d’Or and the province, the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government pledged to stand with First Nations women, girls, and […]

by aanationtalk on August 17, 2016349 Views

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: the Couillard Government Continues to refuse to Meet its Responsibilities and Hides behind the Feds

Wendake, QC, Aug. 17, 2016 – The Government of Quebec responded to the minimum required by the federal Government to collaborate with the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “We were expecting a lot more from the Couillard Government as we gave a clear indication of our expectations: the Chiefs […]

by aanationtalk on August 17, 2016350 Views

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Manitoba’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Grant Helps Protect RCMP K9 Unit

August 17, 2016 Victims Services, Police Agencies across Manitoba to Benefit from $1.85 million in Grant Funding: Stefanson The Manitoba government is investing more than $1.85 million in victim services programs and new resources for police agencies across the province, including more than $91,000 to better protect the RCMP’s K9 unit with ballistic vests and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016468 Views

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John Chookomolin Makes History In England – Under the Northern Sky – Netnewsledger

August 17, 2016 ATTAWAPISKAT – My great grandfather John Chookomolin made history July 15, 2016 in England when the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) engraved its first Cree inscription on a headstone in a major ceremony at the Englefield Green Cemetery in Surrey. My great grandfather died 99 years ago of the Spanish flu after […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016313 Views

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With a vacancy coming to the Supreme Court, is it time for an Indigenous justice to sit on the bench? – APTN

August 16, 2016 Delaney Windigo APTN National News In September, the Supreme Court will be short when Justice Thomas Cromwell retires. Usually that would mean someone from Atlantic Canada would be appointed to fill the vacancy. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says not so fast. dwindigo@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/08/16/with-a-vacancy-coming-to-the-supreme-court-is-it-time-for-an-indigenous-justice-to-sit-on-the-bench/

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016191 Views

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – The Québec government confirms its participation and full collaboration

QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 17, 2016 – Today, the Québec government is responding to its commitment to the Indigenous peoples by allowing to the national inquiry to examine the situation in Québec. The national inquiry is mandated to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. In particular, it must investigate and report on the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016351 Views

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Manitoba events inspired investigation into missing and murdered women in B.C. decades later – Thompson Citizen

August 17, 2016 Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears by former RCMP officer turned private investigator Ray Michalko is not a whodunit. It doesn’t solve the unsolved murders it focuses on but it does paint a picture of why people argue that cases of missing and murdered indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2016301 Views

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Manitoba events inspired investigation into missing and murdered women in B.C. decades later – Thompson Citizen

August 17, 2016 Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears by former RCMP officer turned private investigator Ray Michalko is not a whodunit. It doesn’t solve the unsolved murders it focuses on but it does paint a picture of why people argue that cases of missing and murdered indigenous women […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2016265 Views

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 17, 2016 – The Peterborough Examiner

August 17, 2016 Government committed to ending trafficking Human trafficking is a deplorable crime that robs the safety, livelihood and dignity of those being exploited and abused. Our government is aware of the devastating effects that human trafficking can have on individuals, families and communities across Ontario, and is deeply committed to protecting and supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2016255 Views

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Letter: Column shows ignorance of missing women issue – Oak Bay News

August 16, 2016 Re: Missing women inquiry pre-determined, Oak Bay News, BC Views, Aug. 10 Why Black Press continues to publish Tom Fletcher’s incoherent snark is beyond me. I guess it sells papers. Normally I just let it slide, but he’s sunk to a new low that merits some comment. Fletcher’s sneering dismissal of “racism, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2016296 Views

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Energy East Would be a Bad Deal for New Brunswick – Environmentaldefence.ca

August 16, 2016 Colten Boushie and his friends had pulled off a rural road and onto a farmyard last week when he was shot dead near Biggar, Sask. The murder has set off a firestorm, exposing what many say are long-simmering racial tensions in Saskatchewan. On social media, a slew of hateful comments have been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016255 Views

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Racial tensions flare in Sask. following killing of 22-year-old First Nations man – CBC

August 16, 2016 Colten Boushie and his friends had pulled off a rural road and onto a farmyard last week when he was shot dead near Biggar, Sask. The murder has set off a firestorm, exposing what many say are long-simmering racial tensions in Saskatchewan. On social media, a slew of hateful comments have been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016299 Views

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Justice for Canada’s indigenous women Al Jazeera

August 15, 2016 The remedy cannot simply be an apology or an official acknowledgement that these women have been wronged. Each number has a name, a family, a life story and, tragically, an unresolved ending. One of those stories belongs to Danita Faith BigEagle (PDF). The youngest of six children, Danita was born in Arcola, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016248 Views

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Editorial: Don’t let Colten Boushie’s death be in vain – StarPhoenix

August 16, 2016 Make no mistake, Saskatchewan is making progress on race relations. However, the fatal shooting of Red Pheasant Cree Nation man Colten Boushie has exposed the substantial ugliness that remains. In what can only be described as hate and racism, hundreds of online comments have inflamed an already tense and tragic situation. Some […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016296 Views

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Highway of Tears Investigator Now Published Author – 250 News

August 16, 2016 Prince George. B.C.- Searching for answers on the Highway of Tears has become an obsession for Ray Michalko. (Michalko at right with his book – photo 250News) For the past decade, the former RCMP member turned private investigator has been focused on finding the person, or persons, responsible for the disappearance or […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016295 Views

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Mandryk: We need frank discussion on racism, violence – StarPhoenix

August 16, 2016 Thank you, Premier Brad Wall, for at least attempting to dampen the powder keg ignited by the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie and the second-degree murder charge against 54-year-old Gerald Stanley. On both his Facebook and Twitter accounts, Wall condemned on Sunday what he called “racist and hate-filled” comments on social media […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2016238 Views

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Alberta government to ban spear hunting after online bear video sparks outrage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2016  By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The Alberta government says an online video showing a black bear being killed by a spear is unacceptable and it plans to ban the practice. The video posted in June on the YouTube account of Josh Bowmar, who runs an Ohio-based fitness […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016283 Views

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Responses flood in after Sask. premier asks for racist comments to stop after shooting – CBC

Brad Wall says hateful comments on social media must end Aug 15, 2016 Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s plea for people to stop posting racist comments following the slaying of an Indigenous man has sparked a flurry of racially charged comments on his Facebook page. Hundreds of responses streamed in after Wall said racist and hate-filled […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016316 Views

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The systems have failed again’: advocates speak out about Caitlin Potts’ disappearance – Global News

Far too many indigenous women and girls are victims of violence. That’s why a federal inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was launched last week. One of the cases the inquiry may examine is Caitlin Potts. Sherisse Mousseau reports. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/2883420/the-systems-have-failed-again-advocates-speak-out-about-caitlin-potts-disappearance/

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2016328 Views

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Indigenous people overrepresented in justice system a ‘sad reality’: Jody Wilson-Raybould – CBC

August 12, 2016 Justice minister in favour of taking a restorative approach to justice The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in Canada’s justice system, both as offenders and victims, is a “sad reality,” Attorney General and Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould said in a speech at a Canadian Bar Association conference in Ottawa on Friday. While Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2016236 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Minister Orazietti regarding Street Checks Regulation

Hon. David Orazietti Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services 18th Floor, George Drew Building 25 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6 Re: Street Checks Regulation Dear Minister Orazietti: I hope this finds you well.  As you may know, a broad network of legal groups, community advocates, academics and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2016323 Views

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