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Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk HONOURS LEGACY OF Residential Schools

September 30, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was joined by representatives of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, municipal officials, Residential School survivors and members of the public to raise awareness of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools during today’s awareness walk on Orange Shirt Day. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014376 Views

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Statement – CACP and NWAC Announce Collaboration – Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

September 30, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are pleased to make the following statement:  The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met today resulting in a very constructive and cordial meeting. Both […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014646 Views

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Sisters In Spirit – REDress PROJECT

September 30, 2014 The REDress Project is the brain child of Jaime Black, Métis Artist, Mom and social activist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jaime created the REDress Project to commemorate and honor the over 1,000 missing and/or murdered Aboriginal women and young girls in Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/2011/12/reddress-project.html Sisters in Spirit, is a National Vigil that takes place […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2014886 Views

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Ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls must be a priority for Canadians in election year

September 29, 2014 OTTAWA – With federal political parties preparing for an election year, Amnesty International and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are calling on Canadians to help make ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls a priority for all politicians. Our organizations will be working with women’s organizations and other allies across […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2014322 Views

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CLC Urges Union Members to Support October 4th Vigils For Missing Aboriginal Women

September 25, 2014 CLC President Hassan Yussuf has issued an urgent appeal to union members and working people across Canada to support and participate in vigils for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Sisters In Spirit (SIS), scheduled for October 4, 2014: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Sisters In Spirit (SIS) Vigils, October 4, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2014412 Views

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Orange Shirt Day: Indian Residential School Awareness Walk

We wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential School system and to remember those who never made it home. Tuesday September 30, 2014 11:30 a.m. – Gather at City Hall12 p.m. – Walk to former site of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School (corner of Arthur and Franklin […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2014513 Views

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NWAC Continues to call for a National Public Inquiry and a Comprehensive Plan of Action to Address Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

September 17, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased that the Government of Canada is regarding violence against Aboriginal women and girls as a priority and that the high rates of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is an unacceptable situation that must end. NWAC is somewhat pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2014268 Views

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Latest federal “action plan” on violence against Indigenous women short on “action”

September 16, 2014 Given the scale of the violence, the federal government’s response is piecemeal and inadequate. Recognition of the importance of supporting the families of missing and murdered women is welcomed. The federal plan fails to address the need for an independent National Public Inquiry. More is needed to tackle economic marginalization of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014370 Views

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IPHRC Researcher Caroline Tait Op-Ed: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

One of our researchers, Dr. Caroline Tait, wrote an opinion editorial about the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Tait also provided CBC with her perspective, calling the issue “a social-enviromental disaster.” To view the CBC story, please click here. Caroline Tait – Opinion Editorial Did we lose the Canadian that would have cured […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014570 Views

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FNCFCS Fall 2014 Newsletter

UPDATE: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on the First Nations Child Welfare Case, Shannen’s Dream, and more.  more NT2

by aanationtalk on September 16, 2014313 Views

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Webinar! Stolen Sisters: Understanding & addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada

Join us for a Webinar on September 17 This year marks the 10th anniversary our report and campaign on violence against Indigenous women. The momentum to address this crisis is unprecedented – but so too is the confusion created by government statements and media commentators. What response do you get to your letters to MPS? […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2014489 Views

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Take Back The Night

Sep 18 2014 We need to reclaim our streets! On Thursday September 18th we will rally at The Bell Tower on Selkirk! Here an Elder to say a prayer and speak before the march. We will then hear from some guest speakers from the Stolen Sisters Protest Camp. There will be a drum group (maybe 2!) […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2014415 Views

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FNCFCS Letter of Support from OCDSB

September 12, 2014 A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people! Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the Letter of Support or the Newsbrief on Ottawa Start.  NT4

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2014361 Views

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OPSEU calls for national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls

(Toronto) September 11, 2014   The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) calls for an immediate national public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. OPSEU joins the National Public General Employees Union (NUPGE) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in demanding action on this urgent issue. “It is time for Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2014380 Views

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Tsilhqot’in decision provides a framework for a principled and respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

September 10, 2014 Open Letter to the Premier of British Columbia Dear Premier Christy Clark, In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court recognized the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s ownership of title land in its traditional territory. This decision provides a crucial opportunity to re-frame the relationship between First Nations and the province of British Columbia. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2014317 Views

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Women parliamentary leaders urge action on violence against women

Women Speakers of Parliament from 16 countries have called for urgent action and commitment to ending violence against women and girls in conflict situations as they ended a two-day meeting in Geneva. In an unprecedented show of concern over recent developments, the women Speakers said they were appalled by the “vicious crimes being perpetrated against […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2014296 Views

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*New* Information Sheet on Jordan’s Principle

Click here to check out our new information sheet, Jordan’s Principle: A Brief History. NT5

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2014404 Views

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New global data expose acute prevalence of violence against children: UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 September 2014 – The largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children shows the staggering extent of physical, sexual and emotional abuse — and reveals the attitudes that perpetuate and justify violence, keeping it ‘hidden in plain sight’ in every country and community in the world. “These are uncomfortable facts — no […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2014340 Views

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B.C. taking action to address domestic violence

September 3, 2014 VICTORIA – Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux and Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, have issued the following statement regarding B.C.’s response to the issue of domestic violence: “Seven years ago, a terrible tragedy in Oak Bay shattered the silence that too often surrounds the issue of domestic […]

by aanationtalk on September 3, 2014335 Views

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Pauktuutit Supports Call for National Roundtable on Violence Against Aboriginal Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –August 28, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit President, is optimistic about provincial and territorial support for a national roundtable on violence against Aboriginal women. “While I was not at the Council of the Federation meeting with the other national Aboriginal organizations in Charlottetown yesterday, we continue to work closely with ITK on […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014384 Views

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CCCYA letter to the Council of the Federation on the need for a comprehensive strategy for Aboriginal children and youth

August 28, 2014 Our purpose in writing is twofold: we urge you to discuss at the upcoming meeting of the Council of the Federation the national tragedy reflected in the disproportionate number of Aboriginal children taken into government care across Canada; and, we encourage you to attend to this crucial issue by developing specific national solutions.  The Canadian Council […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014289 Views

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SCO Family Violence Prevention & Resource Project Calls out in support of a National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 28, 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TusI3bwLSpA NT3

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2014286 Views

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Take Action on Aboriginal Women Crisis, Demand Provincial and Territorial Federation of Labour Presidents

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND–(Aug. 27, 2014) – The presidents of Canada’s provincial labour federations are joining growing demands for government action to address the missing and murdered aboriginal women crisis. “This is a national emergency and we need action from the federal and provincial governments, right away,” said Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2014356 Views

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FNLC Supports Council of Federation’s call for National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

August 27, 2014 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Leadership Council is deeply disturbed and completely denounces Prime Minister Stephen Harpers recent remarks urging Canadians to understand the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous girls and women “as a crime” and not a systemic, raced-based “sociological phenomenon.” “Harper’s comments underscores the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2014266 Views

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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, 2014385 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, 2014358 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, 2014386 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, 2014408 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, 2014353 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, 2014393 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, 2014431 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, 2014346 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, 2014737 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, 2014436 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, 2014518 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, 2014403 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, 2014360 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, 2014385 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, 2014354 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, 2014352 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, 2014390 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, 2014320 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, 2014396 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, 2014314 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, 2014344 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, 2014326 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, 2014386 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, 2014288 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, 2014308 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, 2014317 Views

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