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Ceremony held at location of Future Monument during Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk

September 30, 2015 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum was joined by representatives of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, municipal officials, Residential School survivors and local students for a ceremony at the site of a future monument commemorating the students of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2015304 Views

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Sisters in Spirit National Day of Vigils – October 4, 2015

To Remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women This year marks the 10th annual Sisters In Spirit (SIS) vigils, which are held to raise awareness and demand action for missing and murdered First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and girls. OSSTF/FEESO, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Ontario Federation of Labour, affiliates and federations of labour have […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2015330 Views

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A request for support from the Ontario Native Women’s Association

Please accept this letter on behalf of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) as a request for support to help a young family in need. Dennis McKay and his girlfriend Miranda Anderson’s little daughter Miss Dayna McKay, who is 5 years old, was brutally assaulted in ways unimaginable on September 16, 2015. Miss Dayna is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015437 Views

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B.C. invests $5 million to further tackle crime

All British Columbians deserve to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. Investments in the provincial anti-gang strategy, community safety and policing have been successful in driving down crime in B.C. – with youth and violent crime at historical lows – but more needs to be done. A $5-million investment over the next two years […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015229 Views

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Sisters in Spirit Vigils demand action on violence against Indigenous women and children

Ottawa (25 Sept. 2015) — According to research by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are more than 582 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada. Sisters in Spirit Vigils honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls On October 4, we honour the memories of those women and girls, and we honour their communities […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015282 Views

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Media advisory – 5th Annual KZ Run/Walk for Maisy and Shannon

Wendake, QC, Sept. 24, 2015 – Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation have been missing from the town of Maniwaki since September 6, 2008. There have been no clues to their whereabouts to date. Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre 54 Makwa Mikan, Maniwaki, Quebec […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2015306 Views

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shishalh Residential School Memorial Monument Unveiled

The Residential School Memorial Monument dedication and unveiling ceremony took place on Saturday, September 19th. Hosted by Chief Calvin Craigan it was a solemn reminder of the genocide that befell shishalh children in the darkest era of their history. The 80,000,000 year old marble stone was excavated and sculpted by well-respected artist Michel Beauvais of […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2015355 Views

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September 30, 2015 – Orange Shirt Day

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:30 am WHERE: Meet in the atrium of Helen Glass. 89 Curry Place University of Manitoba EVENT INFO: We wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential Schools and remember those who never made it home. Following the awareness walk, lunch will […]

by aanationtalk on September 24, 2015726 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

On October 4, Canadians like me will mark the national day of vigils to honour missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Sadly, the missing and murdered include Steelworker sisters and the family members of Steelworkers. This will be the tenth year in a row for this important commemoration. But this October, we can do […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2015296 Views

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Notice (Class Bands)

To Any Aboriginal Band in Canada who had Band members attend an Indian Residential School and has or had an Indian Residential School on or proximate to Band lands or property. A Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights For more information download the PDF. Notice (Band Classes) NT5

by aanationtalk on September 16, 2015324 Views

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Amnesty International Film Festival – Vancouver program announced

FRI, 2014-10-17 – SAT, 2014-10-18 Opening Night Film: Friday, October 17 Saturday, October 18 10:30 am / doors open at 10:15 am APARTHEID: VOICES IN BLACK AND WHITE Fredrico Marcello / Argentina / 2014 / 53m With the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Apartheid regime, and the death of the greatest leader in […]

by aanationtalk on September 16, 2015248 Views

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Provincial government supports stakeholder groups working on violence prevention

September 15, 2015 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has shown its support for stakeholder groups working on violence prevention as a way to help women and families in New Brunswick. “Women and their children who leave abusive relationships need the support of their communities and their government to build new lives free of violence,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015276 Views

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Public Statement – Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Who’s Afraid of Human Rights?

Earlier this summer, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the central framework for Canada to at long last address the racism and blatant disregard for the lives of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2015321 Views

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Alberta government helping reduce violence in homes and communities

Albertans affected by violence, abuse and bullying will be helped through government supports to community-led initiatives. Provincial Family and Community Safety Program grants will fund 76 local projects to prevent family and sexual violence, child sexual abuse. They will also provide supports for parents, early childhood development, and promoting healthy relationships. “Our province is only […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2015249 Views

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Nominations Open for Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

September 3, 2015 – Mayor Keith Hobbs and members of the Crime Prevention Council officially opened nominations for the fifth annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards today at City Hall. The awards recognize Thunder Bay residents and organizations that work to make our city safer. The presenting Sponsor is Thunder Bay Hydro. “Each year, when the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 2015264 Views

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7th Annual First Nations Child Welfare Gala

Caring for Children Across Canada: 7th Annual Gala in support of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society The annual First Nations Child Welfare Gala happens October 22, 2015 at the Canad Inns Club Regent in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The event will feature artwork, live and silent auctions, and entertainment featuring Sagkeeng’s Finest and more. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015460 Views

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Timing of RCMP move on First Nations camp questioned

Aug 28, 2015 BURNABY – British Columbia’s largest grassroots citizen group is calling for de-escalation ahead of a possible police raid of the Unist’ot’en camp on the Morice River. “The Unist’ot’en camp has been at its present location for five years,” said Kai Nagata, Dogwood’s Energy & Democracy Director. “With no court order and no […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015383 Views

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Media Advisory – Rolling Justice Bus rolls into action in BC heartland, August 24-31

August 20, 2015 Bus tour aims to advance recommendations from TRC final report and connect urban and rural people to critical social justice issues (Vancouver, BC) – Connecting the dots between Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and resource extraction and climate change, will be the focus of the BC/Yukon KAIROS-led Rolling Justice Bus tour, which kicks […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015379 Views

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Seven summer camp initiatives awarded crime prevention funding

August 24, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Seven First Nation governments, municipalities and community organizations are sharing $80,000 in funding from the Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund. The funding has been awarded to summer camp projects with themes pertaining to adventure, wellness, life skills, arts and culture, science and literacy. “These camps aim to develop healthy lifestyles and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015707 Views

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Shoalidarity Walk

Noon, til 2:00 pm.starting at the Manitoba Leg. ending at Stephen Juba Park. Since 1919, the water Winnipeggers have enjoyed for generations has come from the territory of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community that has been under a boil-water advisory for the last 18 years. You can see more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060777467274237/ Since 1919, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2015359 Views

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United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on Canada to conduct national public inquiry

The Committee has called on Canada to take immediate, coordinated action on the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls. Ottawa (17 Aug. 2015) — The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently issued its Concluding Observations after reviewing Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  The Committee has called on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2015448 Views

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Province Developing a New Strategy for a Safer Ontario

Ontario to Modernize the Delivery of Community Safety August 13, 2015 Ontario is developing a new strategy to build safer, stronger communities across the province. The nature of policing and the role of police officers have changed since the Police Services Act was written in 1990. As a result of advancements in technology, including the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2015303 Views

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Change of Command Ceremony at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in the Pacific Region

On August 11, 2015 the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in the Pacific Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Hilda Fehr, to the incoming Warden Marie Cossette. The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Warden. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015326 Views

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Amnesty International adopts principles to protect and uphold human rights of sex workers

At its International Council Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, Amnesty International adopted a resolution outlining principles that will lead to a new global policy to protect and uphold the human rights of sex workers. The principles seek to protect people of all genders who are involved in the sex trade – and who face deep marginalization […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015221 Views

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40th Anniversary of Prisoners’ Justice Day And Prison Reform

On every anniversary of the suicide death of Edward Nalon in a segregation cell in Millhaven Penitentiary on August 10th, 1974, Canadians have held a vigil to mark all prisoner deaths. Many prisoners fast and decline to work on that day, and some Canadians outside of prisons pray, meet, and call for a more humane […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015291 Views

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Crime prevention funding awarded to six Yukon community projects

August 6, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Four First Nation governments and two Yukon community organizations are receiving funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund. The funding, totalling $131,200, has been awarded to Yukon projects that contribute to either crime prevention or victim support. “Each of the organizations receiving funding demonstrates creative, community-minded approaches to crime […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015308 Views

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Ontario Supporting 25 Community Crime-Prevention Programs

August 6, 2015 Province Investing Over $2 Million to Enhance Community Safety Ontario is investing in 25 community safety and well-being programs across the province to support local police and community groups in their efforts to build safer, stronger communities. The province is providing over $2 million through the Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2015249 Views

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Message from the Ministers of the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Human Trafficking

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30, 2015 Human trafficking is a despicable crime and a serious violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers and the impact stretches across nearly every country in the world. Today, we mark World Day Against Trafficking […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015253 Views

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Government of Canada Provides Funding to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

July 30, 2015 – Calgary, Ontario – Department of Justice. Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, announced funding of $160,000 over two fiscal years to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre to develop expertise in specialized child abuse forensic interviewing and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015344 Views

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IACHR Calls upon States to Adopt Human Rights Approach to Combat Human Trafficking

July 29, 2015 Washington, D.C.—On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which is July 30th, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) calls upon States Member of the Organization of American States (OAS) to adopt a human rights-based approach to combat human trafficking, one that includes prevention measures, as well as measures to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015298 Views

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Harper Government Invests in Community Projects across Canada to Support Victims of Violence

Government also announces a grant to the World Health Organization for the development of a global violence prevention information system July 27, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada is investing in five new community-based projects across Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2015280 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates calls on provincial and federal leaders to take immediate actions to reducing indigenous children in care

Toronto (July 23, 2015) – Last week, the Council of the Federation met and considered a report examining the issue of over-representation of indigenous children in child welfare care. The report has since been released to the public. The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) welcome the Premiers’ interest in the well-being of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015515 Views

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Inquest Date into the Deaths of Ronald Fagan and Jacy Pierre Announced

July 21, 2015 Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that a date has been scheduled for a joint inquest into the deaths of Ronald Fagan and Jacy Pierre. Mr. Fagan, aged 21 and Mr. Pierre, aged 27, died on Sept. 27, 2007 and Oct. 27, 2007 respectively, while in police custody […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2015299 Views

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Government of Canada Establishes External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada

Panel to consult with stakeholders and all Canadians July 17, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice. Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced the establishment of an external panel that will consult with Canadians on options to respond to the Supreme Court […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2015398 Views

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New Community Safety Committee continues Sharing Common Ground partnerships

July 10, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon and key community partners have created a Community Safety Committee. It brings together a group of government and non-governmental organizations and agencies to improve communication and integrated responses to policing and community safety issues. “The Community Safety Committee’s mandate is to maintain and expand the relationships created by […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015327 Views

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Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee seeking members

Start Date: July 10, 2015 End Date: July 31, 2015 45 sec. The Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee consists of respected Elders, men, women and youth who offer a variety of experience, knowledge and respectful support to the community. The Iqaluit justice committee is currently looking for three male members to be formally appointed by the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015425 Views

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Kitikmeot region victim’s assistance committee seeking representative

Public Service Announcement Start Date: July 10, 2015 End Date: September 30, 2015 45 sec. The Minister of Justice is now accepting applications from individuals for the Kitikmeot representative of the Victim’s Assistance Committee. The Victims Assistance Committee was established under the Victims of Crime Act to promote services to victims and to review applications […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2015285 Views

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Federal Government Provides Funding Toward the Opening of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in the North Okanagan

July 8, 2015 – Vernon, BC – Department of Justice. Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, accompanied by Colin Mayes, M.P. for Okanagan-Shuswap, announced $350,000 in funding to support the opening of a child and youth advocacy centre (CYAC) in Vernon, British Columbia. It is expected that the North Okanagan […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015372 Views

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Urban Judicial Partnership Capacity Builder/Trainer Time for Change

(Thunder Bay, Ontario, July 6, 2015) The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre is pleased to announce the Urban Judicial Partnership Capacity Builder/Trainer initiative funded through the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres Urban Partnership Program. This initiative will address the need for an Aboriginal Peoples’ Court in Thunder Bay, that resulted from a recent Gladue […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015457 Views

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Study: Cases in adult criminal courts involving intimate partner violence, 2012

Released: 2015-07-08 Canadian courts took less time to process cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) completed between 2005/2006 to 2010/2011 than cases of non-intimate partner violence (non-IPV). A new study from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics reports that the median processing time to complete IPV cases (124 days) was about one month shorter than […]

by aanationtalk on July 8, 2015236 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to help victims of human trafficking in Vancouver

July 7, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Department of Justice. Wai Young, MP for Vancouver South, accompanied by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, today announced funding of more than $88,000 to The Salvation Army Deborah’s Gate program to help victims of human trafficking reintegrate into society. This funding follows through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015303 Views

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Canada’s human rights shortcomings must be addressed by UN Human Rights Committee

Recent troubling developments have added to an already long list of worrying concerns being presented by Amnesty International to the UN Human Rights Committee today in Geneva. They are part of a brief covering 31 issues with 55 recommendations submitted for the review of Canada’s compliance with the country’s obligations under the International Covenant on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2015371 Views

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Government support enables A Safe Place to continue operations

July 2, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre with $39,000 – in addition to $50,000 from the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund – to support A Safe Place, an initiative that offers women and children low-barrier drop-in programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015403 Views

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Canada Ranks 79th on the Kids’ Rights Index

July 02, 2015 Down 19 positions from 2013, Canada ranks 79th out of 165 countries surveyed annually for the Kids’ Rights Index. Canada ranked an abysmal 137th in Domain 5, which includes indicators like non-discrimmination and best interests of the child. Click here to learn more about the Index and this year’s results. NT4

by aanationtalk on July 3, 2015432 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Big Thinking – Justice Sinclair – What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools?

Credits: IdeasIdees Published on May 30, 2015 The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), presents Congress 2015’s introductory Big Thinking lecture. Justice Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 20152470 Views

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29 2015 – The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of advocacy groups, has multiple concerns with the RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the RCMP’s 2014 Operational Overview. Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015409 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Interim President Dr. Dawn Harvard says RCMP’s new report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women highlights the immediate need for a National Public Inquiry and a National Action Plan

OTTAWA, June 20, 2015 – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Interim President Dawn Harvard said today the over-representation of Indigenous women who are missing and/or murdered in Canada is a serious issue, which cannot be ignored any longer. This follows Friday’s release of the RCMP’s 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015327 Views

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Pauktuutit Welcomes the 2015 RCMP National Operational Overview Update

June 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) Pauktuutit commends the RCMP for their ongoing commitment to addressing the issue of violence against indigenous women in Canada. ‘I thank the RCMP for taking our concerns seriously, and for noting the need to address family violence as a priority,’ said Rebecca Kudloo, President. ‘The RCMP report also underscores the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015340 Views

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New RCMP Report Reinforces Need for National Inquiry: ONWA Continues the Call for Action

June 19, 2015 The RCMP released their secondary report today that provides an update to the national crisis of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Like its predecessor, this report reiterates the already known fact that Aboriginal women are more likely to go missing or be murdered than non-Aboriginal women in Canada. The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015298 Views

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NAN Renews Call for National Inquiry on MMIW After RCMP Update

June 19, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says today’s update by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on its 2014 overview of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls focuses on the relationship between the victims and perpetrators of this violence while ignoring the growing need for a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015407 Views

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