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B.C. supports National Inquiry, family liaison unit for families

November 14, 2016 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has passed an order in council that gives the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered indigenous Women and Girls the authority to examine matters within jurisdiction of the province. The national inquiry’s mandate is to examine and report on systemic causes of violence experienced […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 2016250 Views

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Canadian Mining Harms Around the World: Criminal and Civil Law Reform Needed Now

November 13, 2016 Canada does not have the laws or political oversight mechanisms – let alone the political will – to hold accountable our mining companies. Over the past 15 years or so, there has been a growing number of reports about environmental harms, human rights violations and repression caused by Canadian mining companies around […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 2016194 Views

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After fighting addictions, Alberta woman helps others escape gang life – CBC

‘Being in the gang was sort of filling a void that I felt I had been missing my whole life’ Nov 14, 2016 Jorgina Sunn remembers preparing for death in the quiet of the darkened hotel room. After years of running with street gangs in Calgary, selling drugs and selling her body to feed her […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016228 Views

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Jury releases 25 recommendations for RCMP, gov’t after shooting death inquest – CBC

Recommendations include expanding mental health services, dash and body cams, translation services Nov 12, 2016 After hearing two weeks of testimony, a coroner’s jury looking into the death of Felix Taqqaugaq released 25 recommendations, which include expanding mental health training for police officers and improving access to certified Inuktitut translators. Taqqaugaq, a 30-year-old Inuk man […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016222 Views

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45-year anniversary of Helen Betty Osborne’s murder shows ‘work is never done’ – CBC

Eric Robinson says it’s a time to reflect on people that are still suffering without answers Nov 13, 2016 Helen Betty Osborne had been hanging out with her friends at a café and she was excited for her future. No one will ever know what Osborne could have achieved because the young Cree woman was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2016143 Views

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Qalipu FN: Caribou Legs Makes his Way Through Qalipu (Caribou) Territory

November 9, 2016 Brad Firth, AKA Caribou Legs, has been making his way through Qalipu territory since arriving in Newfoundland on November 5th.  A large crowd came out to meet him in St. George’s at the Bay St. George Cultural Circle, and after his stop at the Qalipu Community Room in Corner Brook today, he […]

by pmnationtalk on November 10, 2016236 Views

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I need help Winnipeg’: Christine Wood’s parents aren’t giving up hope – CBC

Nov 10, 2016 Melinda and George Wood search Winnipeg streets nightly for missing daughter George and Melinda Wood have been searching tirelessly for their daughter Christine for 12 weeks. They’ve been taping up posters, handing out flyers and asking people they pass on the street if anyone has seen her. “Oh, we’ve been everywhere in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 2016247 Views

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Confront scourge of sexual abuse, stand up for children, Inuit leaders demand – CBC

‘There is no way to talk about this issue without it being difficult,’ says ITK president Natan Obed Nov 09, 2016 Prominent Inuit politicians are urging Canada’s leaders — indigenous and otherwise — to protect children from the scourge of sexual abuse and suicide running through indigenous communities, saying no child deserves to have their […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2016218 Views

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No one was coming to help me’: Police officer recalls night woman died by suicide in his truck – CBC

Police ‘can’t do their jobs’ in a place where there are no cells, Cst. Jeremy Swanson tells inquest Nov 09, 2016 The police officer who arrested a 23-year-old First Nations woman, who later died by suicide in the back of his police truck, shed tears as he testified at her inquest in Thunder Bay, Ont., […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2016238 Views

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RCMP divers conduct search for Jennifer Catcheway in Duck Bay – CBC

Divers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan comb a river in Duck Bay for evidence of the missing woman Nov 09, 2016 It’s a day Wilfred Catcheway has been waiting months for. He has finally convinced RCMP to dive a remote river channel in Duck Bay, Man., where he believes they may find the remains of his […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2016200 Views

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Province Reminds Manitobans November is Domestic Violence Prevention Month

November 9, 2016 This Year’s Campaign to Focus on Role of Misogyny: Squires Manitobans are being encouraged to recognize the role of misogyny in domestic violence during Domestic Violence Prevention Month, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, said today. “Although there is no simple explanation for domestic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2016178 Views

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Resource development puts Indigenous women and girls lives at risk: Report – APTN

November 7, 2016 A new report from Amnesty International says that resource development is putting the lives of Indigenous women and girls at risk. Alex Neve is the secretary general of AI and he joined Cheryl to talk about the problem. Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/11/07/resource-development-puts-indigenous-women-and-girls-lives-at-risk-report/

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016242 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day Acknowledges the Significance of Treaties Recognition Week: ‘We are all Treaty People’ – COO

Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14, 1871. Image shows Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief;George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, Government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief, hereditary keeper of the wampum; John Smoke Johnson (Sakayenkwaraton), Mohawk chief, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016179 Views

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Women from Iskatewizaagegan walk to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – Kenora Daily Miner and News

Nov 7, 2016 Eleven bright red ribbons now wave in the wind on the Highway 17 bridge before the turnoff to Iskatewizaagegan (Shoal Lake 39) First Nation. A group of women from the community walked up the highway led by a banner that read “MMIWG: Walking with Purpose” and tied the ribbons in order to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016193 Views

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Death in Thunder Bay: No Foul Play – Fifth Estate

Nov 8, 2016 Police Shootings: Caught on Camera They are images that shocked America and were around the world – disturbing cell phone videos taken by bystanders of police shooting black men in America. Police body cameras are being seen as a way to curb the killings — police the police. But can the cameras […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016277 Views

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2016 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

Date:   November 8, 2016 Time:    8:58 AM Email Event November 7, 2016 – Two individuals and three community projects were recognized this evening during the sixth Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community. “I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2016218 Views

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind – FPYN

Indigenous women’s lives matter in every government decision “There’s been no planning, no safeguards, no thought. When it comes to Indigenous women in this territory, it’s kind of out of sight, out of mind, where if they don’t acknowledge it, then they don’t have to deal with it.” – Helen Knott, Prophet River First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016186 Views

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Ray Cormier was spotted burning trash outside apartment connected to Tina Fontaine’s death – CBC

Winnipeg Police forensic officers spend days combing through Elmwood suite connected to Fontaine investigation November 8, 2016 The man charged in the death of Tina Fontaine was seen burning trash outside an Elmwood fourplex just three weeks after the teen’s body was discovered in the Red River, according to a provincial agency report. Raymond Cormier […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2016196 Views

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Edmonton Institution inmates launch lawsuit over solitary confinement – CBC

Nov 07, 2016 Three inmates at the Edmonton Institution say their charter rights were violated, each sue for $1.9-million Three federal inmates at the Edmonton Institution are suing the Attorney General of Canada for more than $5.5-million over their solitary confinement that only ended when a judge stepped in. The inmates are each claiming their […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016234 Views

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The cruelty and indignity that indicts us all: Cohn – Thestar.com

Where is the accountability from a government whose treatment of inmates borders on Dickensian? Nov. 8, 2016 In a world of poster children, Adam Capay has become an unlikely poster prisoner: Exhibit A in the campaign against solitary confinement. He’s no Nelson Mandela — neither a political prisoner nor necessarily an angel. He stands accused […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016147 Views

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CBC Investigates ‘There’s something not right here’: Check out Episode 3 of Who Killed Alberta Williams – CBC

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016229 Views

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BR Sask First Nations Banishment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 8, 2016 REGINA – The chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says he supports bands that want to exile criminals in their midst. Bobby Cameron says he backs banishment if it means getting rid of drug dealers or protecting young people from drugs and alcohol. He says […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016229 Views

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Calgary police end search for Indigenous woman’s body parts – CBC

Nov 07, 2016 Family of Joey English bury her remains, despite case not being officially closed The search for an Indigenous woman’s remains at a Calgary landfill is over and that’s news to her family. They say the Calgary Police Service hasn’t kept them in the loop about the case of Joey English, 25. English’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2016198 Views

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Father remembers son’s last night alive before Winnipeg police shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 7, 2016  By Scott Edmonds THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The father of a man shot and killed by Winnipeg police told an inquest examining the death he still carries memories of police lights and the body of his son outside their home. “I kept saying, ‘Is he all right? Is he […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016228 Views

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Missing mom found months after disappearance: What happened to Charnelle? – Thespec.com

MISHKEEGOGAMANG FIRST NATION — Charnelle Masakeyash’s bones were found lying on top of a smooth section of Canadian Shield rock that juts out of the forest floor. Her ribs were found in a small, nearly circular clearing of trees, just off a well-used path that leads from one part of the reserve to the other. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016194 Views

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Mother’s 200 km journey ends in Winnipeg with Happy Birthday sung for missing son – CBC

Debra Sinclair’s son Waylon was last seen in Lake St. Martin First Nation in 2006 Nov 07, 2016 After a 200 kilometre journey, a Manitoba mother gathered with family and friends to mark her missing son’s 28th birthday. “In the beginning it was for myself and my son, like to start the healing process,” Debra […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2016239 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould to visit Australia to discuss reconciliation and justice

November 7, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, began a working visit to Australia that will include meetings with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Attorney General of Australia, other elected officials, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016211 Views

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I dream of him coming home’: Family searches for Colten Pratt, 2 years after disappearance – CBC

Police renew calls for tips in man’s disappearance, 2 years ago Sunday Nov 06, 2016 Lydia Daniels often dreams about her son, Colten Pratt, walking through the door. “I dream of him coming home and I’m so happy in those dreams that he’s there and then when I wake up it’s my nightmare, and it’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016219 Views

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Melodie’s story: the ripple effect of abuse in indigenous communities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 6, 2016 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ At the age of five, Melodie Casella remembers calling her mom to tell her “something” had happened. It was enough to send her mother rushing home. A babysitter on her B.C. reserve had sexually abused her, Casella recalls. “My mom was so […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2016196 Views

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Family of Craig McDougall hopes for answers as delayed inquest resumes – CBC

Police say they used a gun after McDougall refused to drop a knife, but family says he was holding a cellphone Nov 07, 2016 Craig McDougall’s family is hoping they will finally learn more about why he was shot and killed by police in 2008 when an inquest resumes following a three-month delay. The inquest, which […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2016237 Views

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CBC adds oldest Manitoba case so far to MMIW database: 56 years later, still no answers – CBC

Nov 04, 2016 Flora Muskego was found frozen to death in 1960 near Norway House Flora Muskego was found frozen to death in a snow drift near Norway House First Nation 56 years ago. Her family is still wondering what happened to the 22-year-old on Thursday, December 9, 1960. There was a small newspaper clipping from […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2016226 Views

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Canada’s energy business puts indigenous women, girls at risk, report says – Reuters Canada

Nov 4, 2016 NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous women and girls in northern Canada live in danger due to rampant development that has brought crime, ratcheted up the cost of living and destroyed traditional ways of life, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The governments of Canada and British Columbia province fail to protect […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2016262 Views

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Thunder Bay police under review for racism against First Nations people – Sudbury.com

‘Alarming questions’ have been raised about Thunder Bay police, says independent police review director THUNDER BAY – The independent civilian oversight body that is investigating the conduct of the Thunder Bay Police Service and its policing of First Nations people has outlined the specifics of its ongoing review. In a release issued on Thursday, the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2016247 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women cases face systemic review in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Racial stereotypes lead to police complacency, Rainy River First Nations Jim Leonard says Nov 04, 2016 Ontario’s police watchdog says he’ll share the results of his systemic review into how Thunder Bay police investigate the disappearances and deaths of Indigenous peoples with the national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. The Ontario Independent […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2016220 Views

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Amnesty International calls for more police in Fort St. John, northeast B.C. – CBC

Resource development contributes to crime, putting Indigenous women and girls most at risk, Amnesty says Nov 03, 2016 A new report from Amnesty International says police in northeast B.C. are not equipped to deal with the high rates of crime in the region, particularly when it comes to violence against Indigenous women and girls. The […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2016264 Views

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Canada: Rampant resource development puts Indigenous women and girls at higher risk of violence

November 3, 2016 Decades of unchecked resource development and government policy failures have strained the social fabric of communities in northeast British Columbia (BC), Canada, and have put the lives and safety of Indigenous women and girls at great risk, Amnesty International said in a new report. The report, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 2016261 Views

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Amnesty investigates impact of resource development on Indigenous women – CBC

November 03, 2016 Amnesty International will release a new report on Thursday on the impact of resource development projects on Indigenous women and girls. The study looks specifically at the situation in Fort St. John, in northern B.C., and it has documented some serious risks to the lives and safety of local Indigenous women and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016239 Views

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Ontario Human Rights Commission seeks commitment from Thunder Bay police – CBC

‘Proactive, immediate and independent steps’ needed to address allegations of racism, Renu Mandhane says Nov 03, 2016 Thunder Bay police must do more to address allegations of racism and systemic discrimination, says the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The police service is currently the subject of an investigation by the province’s civilian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016144 Views

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I don’t want him to feel like I’ve forgotten about him’: Mom walks 200 km for missing son – CBC

Nov 03, 2016 Debra Sinclair’s son Waylon was last seen in Lake St. Martin First Nation in 2006 Ten years after her son disappeared, a Manitoba mom is walking more than 200 kilometres in an effort to get people talking about what happened to him. Debra Sinclair hasn’t seen her son Waylon since he was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016225 Views

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Canada Research Chair Tier 2: Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice

Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice The Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice, commencing 1 January 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016312 Views

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OIPRD to Review Thunder Bay Police Service Practices for Policing Indigenous Peoples

November 3, 2016 TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is conducting a systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s practices for policing Indigenous Peoples, and specifically, their policies, practices and attitudes regarding missing person and death investigations involving Indigenous Peoples. “Alarming questions have been raised about the way the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016227 Views

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Indigenous jail population: Prison reforms must go beyond justice – The Globe and Mail

Nov. 03, 2016 Last week, Australian Attorney-General George Brandis launched yet another inquiry into what he called a “national tragedy” – the country’s exploding aboriginal prison population – and directed the Australian Law Reform Commission to come up with solutions to the crisis. “The degree of civilization of any society can, among other things, be […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2016253 Views

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Ottawa police officer pleads guilty after online comments about death of indigenous woman

November 2, 2016 Ottawa – Following the posting of online comments by an Ottawa Police member about the death of Annie Pootoogook, the Professional Standards Section (PSS) launched an investigation. On October 20th, Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar was charged with two counts of Discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act. He appeared today before Hearing Officer […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2016247 Views

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Women’s rights record in Canada disappointing says UN committee

“How much more evidence does our government need to prove that women continue to face inequality and discrimination? We need a government that will not just talk about improving equality but one that will actually act.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer Ottawa (02 Nov. 2016) — The federal government has recognized that “poverty is sexist” yet […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2016215 Views

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UNICEF welcomes passing of motion on First Nations child welfare, urging critical action for equity

TORONTO, November 1, 2016 – UNICEF Canada has responded to today’s motion in the House of Commons to improve First Nations child welfare and comply with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling. The motion, introduced by NDP Indigenous Affairs Critic Charlie Angus, also calls on the government to adopt “Jordan’s Principle,” which ensures no […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2016273 Views

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Canada: Rampant resource development in northeast BC puts Indigenous women and girls at heightened risk of violence

November 1, 2016 Vancouver – On November 3, Amnesty International will launch a new report at a press conference in Vancouver documenting how unchecked resource development and government policy failures have put Indigenous women and girls at increased risk of violence and human rights violations in northeast British Colombia, Canada. The report, Out of Sight, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 2016222 Views

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Canadian First Nations chiefs call on Trudeau to condemn U.S. pipeline – Toronto Star

Nov 1, 2016 First Nations chiefs call on Justin Trudeau to back up support of indigenous issues by denouncing the Dakota Access pipeline. First Nations chiefs are testing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to his relationship with indigenous people by asking him to speak out against a Canadian company’s ties to the Dakota Access pipeline. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016154 Views

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First Nations woman died by suicide in back of police car, inquest hears – CBC

Lena Anderson, 23, died in 2013 in Kasabonika Lake First Nation Nov 01, 2016 Cries of anguish filled the cavernous provincial building in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday morning as Mary Ann Shewaybick prepared to testify at the inquest into the death of her daughter, 23-year-old Lena Anderson. Anderson died in February 2013 in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016209 Views

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Parents on edge after northern Saskatchewan suicides – Parkland Online

November 2, 2016 Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says parents in the community are worried about their children after another suicide in northern Saskatchewan. “It could be anyone. It could be any one of our families,” said Cook-Searson. “Our heart breaks for these families losing children to suicide.” On Sunday, a 13-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016213 Views

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Ottawa cop pleads guilty to poor conduct, apologizes for racist comments – NunatsiaqOnline

November 02, 2016 Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar was involved in Annie Pootoogook case when he posted online comments OTTAWA—Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar, accused of discreditable conduct for knowingly posting racist comments online about the late Annie Pootoogook, and for commenting publicly on an open investigation, pleaded guilty to both charges Nov. 1 at the Ottawa Police Service […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016214 Views

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