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Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 15, 2016 – Following the tragedy that took place in the Anishinabe community of Lac Simon on February 13, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the two victims. “This tragedy reminds us once again how much distress can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016462 Views

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Communiqué-Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls

February 12, 2016 Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council WHITEHORSE—Government and community leaders met today at a Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The roundtable was an opportunity for Yukon organizations and governments to better understand Yukon’s context, hear directly from families, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2016534 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Hajdu will be available to the media to discuss the Ottawa meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2016451 Views

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Province Seeking Public Feedback on its Strategy for a Safer Ontario

Ontario to Modernize the Delivery of Community Safety February 12, 2016 Ontario is launching public consultations across the province on the development of its Strategy for a Safer Ontario – a new blueprint for effective, sustainable, and community-based policing. The nature of policing and the role of police officers have changed since the Police Services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016502 Views

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Releases Paper on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls

February 12, 2016 The Ontario Native Women’s Association has released a paper on the sex trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls. The paper calls for increased research and funding to better understand the domestic and international sex trafficking of Indigenous women and girls in Ontario and beyond. ONWA underscores the need for this research to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016554 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Hajdu will be available to the media to discuss the Calgary meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2016514 Views

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BCGEU joins 26th annual Women’s Memorial March

Join the Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to demand justice for missing Indigenous women and girls. Vancouver (11 Feb. 2016) — The annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street. Women’s Memorial March — solidarity, action and justice Since then, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016472 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Edmonton meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016481 Views

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NAN Supports Have A Heart Day, Calls for Equitable Child Welfare Funding

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 10, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support and appreciation for youth and community leaders participating in Have a Heart Day events on Parliament Hill today, and looks to the federal government to address the inequities in child welfare funding for First Nations children following […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2016545 Views

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Anti-domestic violence funding for Aboriginal group

February 9, 2016 The Province is providing funding to an Aboriginal organization in Prince George to enhance its culture-based domestic violence program for Aboriginal families and communities. The Prince George Native Friendship Centre is set to receive $24,000 from the B.C. government for its Community Moose Hide Campaign Program, which provides workshops and activities for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2016525 Views

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ONWA is Offering Healing Supports for those affected by the MMIW Pre-Inquiry Sessions

February 9, 2016 The Ontario Native Women’s Association is offering culturally sensitive, follow-up healing support services to families, friends and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women who have attended and are impacted by the ongoing MMIW Pre-Inquiry Sessions currently being held by the Federal Government. ONWA understands the importance of providing culturally relevant, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2016565 Views

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Vigil and prayer circle mark Peltier’s 40th year in prison

Leonard Peltier’s continued incarceration in a U.S. prison is a strong reminder of the historical and modern mistreatment of North America’s Aboriginal peoples. Toronto (08 Feb. 2016) — Over the February 6 weekend vigils and prayer circles took place around the world to mark the 40th year that Aboriginal rights activist Leonard Peltier has spent in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2016473 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould will be available to the media to discuss the Saskatoon meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2016512 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Winnipeg meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2016494 Views

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Moose Hide movement gains momentum at Cambrian College

February 05, 2016 SUDBURY –Students at Cambrian College are actively committing themselves to an Indigenous grassroots movement to end violence against women and children through the Moose Hide campaign. The movement has its roots in British Columbia, and began with Indigenous men inviting all other men to honour, respect, and protect the women and children […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016585 Views

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Former Students of John Furlong from Lake Babine Nation

February 4th, 2016 From John Furlong’s former students, Lake Babine First Nation: We, the unheard voices from Lake Babine Nation have tried to speak about what happened to us at Immaculata day school again and again,  but it seems like the Canadian Olympic Committee, Own The Podium, the Government,  the Canadian Judicial System,  and the media  has […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016735 Views

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Join us on February 14 for the 26th annual Women’s Memorial March – “Their Spirits Live With Us”

February 4, 2016 The annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street.  Since then, marches have been held every year to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Please join BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and fellow activists […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016480 Views

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Anti-domestic violence funding for Vancouver Island

Seven Aboriginal organizations and communities on Vancouver Island will share approximately $310,000 from the Province to support culture-based domestic violence programs for Aboriginal families and communities. The Hilye’yu Lelum Friendship Centre in Duncan, Victoria Native Friendship Centre and Whe-la-la-U Area Council located in Alert Bay are each receiving $70,000 in funding for new anti-domestic violence […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016506 Views

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Anti-domestic violence support for Aboriginal groups

Three Aboriginal organizations within Greater Vancouver will receive nearly $210,000 in funding from the Province for culture-based domestic violence programs for Aboriginal families and communities. Approximately $70,000 has been delivered to each of the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association in Surrey, Musqueam Indian Band, and Warriors Against Violence Society in Vancouver for the creation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016515 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould will be available to the media following the Toronto meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will be available to the media following their meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the […]

by aanationtalk on February 5, 2016482 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister to Lead Roundtable Discussion on Violence Prevention

February 4, 2016 The Honourable Cathy Bennett, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, will lead a roundtable discussion tomorrow (Friday, February 5) on violence prevention. The minister will be joined by representatives from organizations and groups to talk about ways to stop violence against individuals. The discussion takes place at the Hungry Heart Café, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2016206 Views

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Aboriginal families come together for B.C. Gathering

Approximately 350 family members of murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls joined together for a three-day gathering of healing and memoriam at the Prince George Civic Centre. Families were welcomed by Chief Dominic Frederick onto the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation who co-hosted the gathering with the provincial government, the BC […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 2016518 Views

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NCC Call for Red Dresses!

February 2, 2016 Red dresses are being collected in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for a “REDress Project” that is taking place in February to draw attention to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. They can be dropped off at the Women’s Centre or the Labrador Friendship Centre. View Image NT5

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2016173 Views

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Canada Must Address Root Causes of Extreme Violence and Discrimination against Indigenous Women – Rights Experts

OTTAWA / GENEVA (1 February 2016) – Six experts* from the United Nations and the Inter-American human rights systems today urged the Government of Canada to fully address the root causes of the extreme violence and discrimination against indigenous women and girls in the country. The human rights experts made their appeal at a key […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2016587 Views

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A Victory for First Nations Children

On Tuesday February 26 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released its long awaited decision in relation to the race and ancestry discrimination complaint against Canada filed in 2007 by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations. The complaint alleged that the federal government’s funding formula for child family […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2016503 Views

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Press Conference on Inquiry into MMIWG on Sunday, January 31 in Ottawa

Press Conference on Inquiry into MMIWG to be held on Sunday, January 31st at 12:00 p.m. EST in Ottawa The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the Canadian Journal of Women in Law (CJWL) are hosting a symposium on the national inquiry into missing and murdered […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016676 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth urges federal action to create equal child welfare funding on reserve, and to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in care

SASKATOON – A landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the First Nations child welfare case could spark significant changes in how the federal government funds First Nations child welfare and other human services on reserve. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Acting Advocate for Children and Youth, welcomed the tribunal’s ruling that federal provision of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016547 Views

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Okanagan Nation wastes no time after the Child Human Rights Tribunal decision to host a Children First Forum

A two day forum “Children First” was held the day after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision further exposed the Federal Governments discriminatory and racist policies enacted upon First Nation children. “Any successful change demanded by this decision will depend on the Federal and Provincial Governments willingness to work in full partnership with our […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016500 Views

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PSAC applauds victory for First Nations children

“Kids win.” That’s how Dr. Cindy Blackstock describes the recent decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal finding that there has been widespread discrimination against children who live on reserve. Legal analysts say this decision will forever alter the way in which the Canadian government provides services to First Nations citizens. Dr. Blackstock, the executive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016500 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Media Availability with Minister Bennett

January 28, 2016 Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the Iqaluit meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had, and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2016249 Views

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The MNC Extends Condolences to the Village of La Loche

The Métis National Council leadership and staff extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to all families of those involved in the tragic events that occurred Friday, January 22, 2016 and to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Donations have been made to assist with funeral costs to the families through the Metis Legal Research and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016469 Views

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Adoption Council Applauds Human Rights Tribunal Decision re: First Nations Children

OTTAWA, ON–(January 26, 2016) – The Adoption Council of Canada applauds the landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights tribunal, which has today recognized the federal government’s discrimination in the provision of child and family services for First Nations’ children and families living on reserve and in the Yukon. The First Nations Caring Society, whose […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 2016487 Views

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Funding supports B.C. organizations tackling racism in communities

Fourteen community organizations throughout the province, from Victoria to Fort St. James, are each receiving up to $20,000 for the delivery of anti-racism projects. In total, the Ministry Responsible for Multiculturalism is contributing $262,898 to organizations like the YMCA of Greater Vancouver or the Port Alberni Friendship Centre that have especially strong connections to their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016503 Views

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UNICEF responds to landmark decision of the Human Rights Tribunal, outlining critical next steps for Canada’s children

TORONTO/OTTAWA, January 26, 2016—UNICEF Canada has responded to today’s ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that involved a complaint against the federal government alleging that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve amounts to discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. UNICEF Canada’s President and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016531 Views

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Kairos: Human Rights Tribunal ruling a win for Indigenous children & reconciliation

January 26, 2016 Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada urges the Canadian government to act immediately to implement the landmark ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which today announced that the federal government has discriminated against 163,000 children and their families because they are Indigenous. In February 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016558 Views

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Statement from CUPE’s National President on shootings in La Loche, Saskatchewan

Jan 25, 2016 On behalf of all CUPE members, we offer our deepest condolences to the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and first responders affected by Friday’s tragedy. CUPE members in schools across Canada work to provide a safe learning environment that fosters the best opportunity for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016477 Views

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) extends our sincere condolences to the community of La Loche

The Ontario Native Women’s Association staff and Board of Directors are saddened to hear of the tragic school shooting that occurred in the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday, January 22, 2016. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and community members affected by this tragedy. At this time, we offer […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016473 Views

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Human Rights Tribunal Finds the Canadian Government Is Racially Discriminating Against 163,000 First Nations Children

Ottawa, ON – January 26, 2016 – In a landmark ruling released today, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services (“FNCFS Program”) and failing to implement Jordan’s Principle to ensure equitable access to government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016665 Views

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NWAC Stands with La Loche Community School in Wake of January 22 Shooting

(January 22, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada is heartbroken to hear of the horrific shooting that took place at La Loche Community School in the small and primarily Indigenous community of La Loche, Saskatchewan earlier today. Though details on this tragedy are still developing, our regional members are doing everything […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016496 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation Mourns Tragedy in La Loche, SK

January 22, 2016 Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and members of Manitoba’s Métis Community expressed grief and shock over the horrible tragedy that took place in La Loche, Saskatchewan. “My heart is broken for those who have lost loved ones in this senseless act of violence,” stated President Chartrand. “Many of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016219 Views

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Métis Nation Mourns Deaths in La Loche

Ottawa, ON (January 22, 2016) – Métis National Council President Clément Chartier expressed his shock and horror at the shooting deaths in the predominantly Métis community of La Loche in northwestern Saskatchewan. “It is unbelievable that a killing on this scale can occur in one of our communities,” said President Chartier. “My grand-daughter attends that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016488 Views

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Media Advisory: Prominent national organizations seek commitment that inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be truly national and comprehensive

January 22, 2016 In an open letter sent this week, five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can: Focus on the extreme violence faced by Indigenous women and girls and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016500 Views

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Media Advisory: Important Human Rights Decision to be Issued January 26, 2016

OTTAWA – January 22, 2016 – The Canadian Human Rights Commission has learned that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will issue a decision next Tuesday, January 26, in a case that affects the welfare of thousands of First Nations children and families living on reserves. At issue in this case is whether the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016549 Views

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Women, Allies and International Human Rights Experts Gather to Strategize National Inquiry into MMIWG

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the Canadian Journal of Women in Law (CJWL) will host a symposium on murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and the forthcoming national inquiry on January 30 and 31, 2016 at the University of Ottawa. This […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016586 Views

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

Province Introduces New Measures to Support Agencies January 22, 2016 Today, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at the Women’s Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy & Area to announce that Ontario is introducing two new initiatives to help rural, remote and Northern communities address violence against women. Violence Against Women agencies […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016507 Views

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Minister Ganley discusses key justice and public safety issues with colleagues across Canada

Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley issued the following statement after meeting with federal, provincial and territorial justice and public safety ministers in Quebec City: “Today was an important step in building collaborative and healthy relationships with my federal, provincial and territorial counterparts in justice and public safety. I look forward to working further […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016482 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Media Availability with Ministers Bennett, Wilson-Raybould and Joly

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be available to the media to discuss the Montréal meeting with family members and loved ones of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016535 Views

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Justice and Public Safety Ministers From Across the Country Meet in Quebec City to Work Together on Key Issues Facing Canadians

January 21, 2016 – Quebec City, QC Today, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded a one-day meeting to discuss justice and public safety priorities for Canadians. With a new federal government and a number of new provincial and territorial governments, this meeting was an opportunity to build new relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016504 Views

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Media Advisory: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

January 21, 2016 Media Availability with Ministers Bennett and Joly Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be available to the media to discuss the Québec meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 2016484 Views

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NWAC urges survivors, families and loved ones of MMIWG to actively participate in pre-inquiry consultations

(January 19, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― Be advised that the Government of Canada’s pre-inquiry consultation meetings are underway, and they are open to survivors, families, and loved ones of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, as well as representatives of front-line and Indigenous organizations. This is your opportunity to be heard on the national level. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016359 Views

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