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‘We need an inquiry now’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN), Aug. 27, 2014 – Anishinabek Nation leaders are urging the Council of the Federation to put pressure on the Harper government to call an inquiry into the nearly 1,200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous and Traded Women in Canada. “An inquiry will enable stakeholders to identify systemic issues with respect to violence […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2014354 Views

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Unifor calls for inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women, renewed health accord

CHARLOTTETOWN, Aug. 26, 2014 – As premiers and territorial leaders gather in Charlottetown, Unifor is calling on them to push the federal government to renew the Canada Health Accord and to call an inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. “Our country is in desperate need of determined political leaders who are willing to confront […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 2014321 Views

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Premier to discuss national issues with provincial and territorial leaders

August 26, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski is taking Yukon perspectives to the national stage at the 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference in Charlottetown this week and at the Northern Premiers’ Forum in Yellowknife the following week. “With premiers from across the country gathering in Prince Edward Island, the premiers’ conference is a valuable opportunity to discuss […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2014347 Views

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First Nation missing and murdered women and girls: what is the Harper government trying to hide?

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 23, 2014 – The AFNQL strongly condemns the Harper government who persist on closing its eyes on the alarming situation of missing and murdered First Nation women and girls. A recent murder in Manitoba was another opportunity for the Harper government to finally accept to face the truth and open its eyes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2014368 Views

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The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Statement on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

August 22, 2014 London, ON – Grand Chief Gordon Peters issued the following statement regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Sonya’s Story – Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink Sonya’s story is one that is all too familiar to Indigenous people in Canada. She is one of hundreds of Indigenous women that have either been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014328 Views

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Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Sonya Nadine Mae

August 21, 2014 – As the 20th Anniversary of the day Sonya Nadine Mae was found, community is gathering together to honor her spirit and raise more awareness about the issues of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. A reminder of an issue that has been happening for decades. A portrait of who Sonya […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014344 Views

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Sonya Nadine Mae: A Written Portrait

Date of Birth: August 19, 1963 Date reported Missing: August 26, 1994 Date of Passing: August 30, 1994 Twenty years have passed and justice for Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink seems like it will arrive anytime now. We hold out hope that out there lies the truth about the person(s) responsible for her premature death. Perhaps […]

by aanationtalk on August 22, 2014398 Views

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ASIRT assigned to investigate allegations against the Calgary Police Service

August 22, 2014 ASIRT’s mandate is to effectively, independently and objectively investigate, as directed by the Director of Law Enforcement, matters of a serious or sensitive nature related to the actions of a police officer in Alberta. In that capacity, on August 19, 2014 ASIRT was directed to investigate interactions members of the Calgary Police […]

by aanationtalk on August 22, 2014319 Views

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True crime story revisits savage killing of First Nation boy and traces injustices back to creation of Canada

OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 – Treaties that go unfulfilled; the government policy of “killing the Indian in the child”; residential schools; land claims  –  these are some of the historic and current injustices explored in Murder in a Small Town: Another Expendable Child. In 1992, Teddy Bellingham, a 16-year-old Ojibway in foster care, was beaten to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2014673 Views

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Walk and Vigil to Honour Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall

Aug 19 2014 Alexander Docks at 7:00 p.m. An alliance of community members and leaders announce a walk to take back the streets in peace and honour the memory of Tina Fontaine, a young Sagkeeng woman who was reported missing Aug 9 and whose remains were found on Monday, August 18. Fontaine was in the […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 2014391 Views

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Gathering in Honor of Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink and Our Stolen Sisters

Saturday, August 23, 2014 Ivey Park, London, ON AIAI View flyer.

by aanationtalk on August 13, 2014476 Views

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Province Unveils Monument to Honour Manitoba’s Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women, Girls

August 12, 2014 Today, the Manitoba government unveiled a monument at The Forks in honour and recognition of missing or murdered Aboriginal women and girls in the province, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson announced today. “This is a very important day for families of Manitoba’s missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls as […]

by aanationtalk on August 12, 2014367 Views

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Rights trampled for Indigenous Peoples across the Americas

8 August 2014 Murder and abduction attempts, intimidation and attacks, as well as ongoing daily discrimination, are among the litany of abuses Indigenous Peoples across the Americas face simply for defending their human rights, said Amnesty International in a new report today.  Indigenous Peoples’ Long Struggle to Defend their Rights in the Americas is being published […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2014332 Views

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Manitoba Monument Dedication

August 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m Oodena Circle at the Forks In Honour of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls Please share this widely … poster is attached. NT4

by aanationtalk on August 5, 2014351 Views

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Government funds improved intervention for victims of sexual violence

July 30, 2014 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has contributed $200,000 dollars to the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre for the second consecutive year. “Unfortunately, each year, women in every community in our province are victims of sexual violence and assault and must deal with all the impact of these acts,” said Education and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2014321 Views

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Honouring The Lives Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women – Community Database Data-Entry Has Begun!

The intention of this page is a space for family members to honour the lives of their loved ones through personal stories, photos or other important aspects of someone’s life. We hope this will balance the death related details the media tends to over focus on. Community Database Data-Entry Has Begun! No More Silence is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2014320 Views

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Local governments benefit with funding for safety and services

July 9, 2014 VICTORIA – Communities in B.C. are sharing almost $74 million to invest in policing and community safety, services and projects Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development announced today. The Strategic Community Investment Fund includes the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Program, Small Community Grant and Regional District Grant Programs. Communities […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2014349 Views

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Walking With Our Sisters – Community Conversation

July 3, 2014 Please join us for this important event to support our missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. This is the first Community Meeting for the Walking with our Sisters Exhibition, a national travelling exhibition that will be presented in Saskatoon in November 2014. NT5

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2014291 Views

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Landmark Supreme Court decision a crucial step for justice and reconciliation

June 26, 2014 Amnesty International Canada and Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) extend our congratulations to the Tsilhqot’in people in their historic victory for the rights of Indigenous peoples. In an unanimous decision released this morning, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the right of the Tsilhqot’in people to own, control and enjoy the benefits […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2014358 Views

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Historic Supreme Court Decision Enriches Us All

June 27, 2014 June 26 was a great day for Indigenous rights and an encouragingly positive step for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Following a long legal battle, the Supreme Court of Canada, in an historic, unanimous decision, ruled that the Tsilhqot’in Nation has Aboriginal title over more than 1750 square kilometres […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2014287 Views

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BC Coroners Service releases report on child and youth drowning

For Immediate ReleaseJune 26, 2014 Ministry of JusticeBC Coroners Service BURNABY – The BC Coroners Service is recommending new efforts be devoted to providing more effective water safety education, especially for teenage males aged 15 to 18. The recommendation is one of three made by a Child Death Review panel into child and youth drowning. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2014311 Views

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Restorative justice helps victims of crime by holding offenders to account

Jun 19, 2014 Victims of crime in Alberta will continue to have the option of restorative justice services to help them recover. Restorative justice gives victims of crime the chance to meet with offenders to explain how they were affected by the crime, while allowing offenders to take responsibility and try to repair the damage […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2014285 Views

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FNCFCS Summer 2014 Newsletter

Language English Publisher:  First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Year Published:  2014 Abstract:  Thinking Upstream for better long-term health File(s):  Summer 2014 Newsletter NT4

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2014357 Views

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Federal approval doesn’t guarantee Enbridge Northern Gateway will be built

For Immediate ReleaseJun 17, 2014 VANCOUVER — The federal Cabinet’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal is no guarantee that the controversial project will ever be built, environmental groups said today. “Eighteen months of regulatory hearings made one thing clear: Northern Gateway is a risky and unnecessary project that does not serve the national […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 2014259 Views

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Mother-Child Program supports child’s best interests

For Immediate ReleaseJune 16, 2014Ministry of Justice VICTORIA – BC Corrections’ new Mother-Child Program (MCP) at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women (ACCW) is now in effect and will provide women in custody the opportunity to live and bond with their newborns, while still ensuring the health, safety and security of the child. Aligning with direction […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2014275 Views

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Premier, Aboriginal leaders partner to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls

For Immediate Release June 13, 2014 Office of the Premier Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad joined Aboriginal leaders today to sign a memorandum of understanding that confirms their shared commitment to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls. “We have a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2014289 Views

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Canada’s Apology to Aboriginal Peoples – One Step Towards Reconciliation

For Immediate ReleaseJune 11, 2014  VANCOUVER – Today marks the sixth anniversary of Canada’s apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools for the lasting and damaging impacts of that system. On June 11, 2008 Prime Minister Harper took a significant step towards reconciliation when he acknowledged and apologized, on behalf of the federal government, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2014314 Views

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Letter to The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General on Violence against Indigenous Women

June 10, 2014 The Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 0A6 RE: Implementation of existing recommendations needed to address violence against Indigenous women Dear Minister MacKay, The shocking rate of violence faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 2014346 Views

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Nan Challenges Federal Government’s Position on Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women

THUNDER BAY (June 10, 2014): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is challenging federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s justification for refusing to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. According to NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Minister MacKay showcased a complete disregard for Aboriginal interests in his May 16 statement following the release […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2014335 Views

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YWCA Canada sends a message of solidarity to the community of Prince Albert in response to the violent attack on Marlene Bird

Press ReleasesJune 6, 2014“Violence against women and girls is unacceptable. Period.” The Annual Members Meeting of YWCA Canada, the nation’s largest single provider of services for women dealing with violence, is sending a message of solidarity to the community of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for their walk to raise community support for ending violence against women […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2014456 Views

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Minister of Justice to Speak at National Human Rights Conference

News Release June 9, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will address the country’s leading human rights conference on the morning of Thursday, June 12. Entitled CASHRA 2014 – Accommodation Works! – Toward a more Inclusive Society, the conference begins […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2014248 Views

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Canada’s leading human rights conference coming to Ottawa

Media Advisory June 3, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission “CASHRA 2014 – Accommodation Works! – Toward a more Inclusive Society,” Canada’s leading human rights conference, is taking place in Ottawa, June 11-12. This national conference will offer compelling content and thought-provoking discussion on key human rights issues, as well as latest […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2014265 Views

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Canadian Women Demand Justice for Missing Nigerian Girls and Marginalized Women Experiencing Violence in Canada

Press Releases Canadian Women Leaders Write Joint Letter to PM Steven Harper, Urging Federal Government to Develop National Strategy to End Gender-based Violence May 30, 2014 The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has made international news through social media as the world expresses outrage and grief over the more than 200 stolen Nigerian girls, demanding their immediate return.  […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2014306 Views

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Legislative Assembly Recommends Appointment of Nunavut’s First Representative for Children and Youth

News Release IQALUIT, Nunavut (June 2, 2014) – The Legislative Assembly today approved a motion recommending that Ms. Sherry McNeil-Mulak be appointed Nunavut’s first Representative for Children and Youth. The motion was unanimously adopted by the House. The Representative for Children and Youth Act, which received Assent on September 17, 2013, provides that the Representative […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2014616 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP Releases National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Winnipeg, May 15, 2014 – On Friday May 16, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will publically release the National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. With the assistance of Statistics Canada and close to 300 policing agencies across Canada, the RCMP has taken a leadership role on behalf of all Canadian law enforcement to produce the […]

by aanationtalk on May 16, 2014306 Views

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Convictions Result from Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Investigation

News Release April 17, 2014 Following investigations into separate incidents conducted by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers on the Avalon Peninsula and in the central region of the island, three individuals were recently convicted and fined in relation to illegal hunting activities. Stemming from an investigation that took place on October 5, 2013, in an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2014274 Views

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