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Inuit artist’s last days: fraught, unstable and unsafe – NunatsiaqOnline

October 05, 2016 Annie Pootoogook’s former partner convicted of assaulting her in 2012 OTTAWA—William Watt keeps what he says is the last drawing Annie Pootoogook ever made in a glass frame on a stand beside his bed. In Pootoogook’s signature pastel pencil crayons, it depicts a smiling woman exuding love. On the back of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2016286 Views

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PM urged to act at annual vigil on Parliament Hill for missing, murdered women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 4, 2016  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid his respects today to Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women, but he was met with skepticism from some family members who fear the government is dragging its heels. The ceremony on Parliament Hill included a tribute to award-winning Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, whose […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016255 Views

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We’re back again. We want justice’: Activists hold vigil on Parliament Hill for missing and murdered women – CBC

Oct 04, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells crowd things can’t change overnight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told activists for missing and murdered Indigenous women gathered on Parliament Hill Tuesday that he understands their impatience and frustration. The annual event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit individuals is a “sad moment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016341 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women honoured at Parliament Hill vigil – CBC

Oct 4, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tells crowd things can’t change overnight Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told activists for missing and murdered Indigenous women gathered on Parliament Hill Tuesday that he understands their impatience and frustration. The annual event to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit individuals is a “sad moment […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016291 Views

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Communities Across Canada Hold 11th Annual October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigils to Honour MMIWG

October 4, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Communities across Canada are hosting vigils to honour and commemorate the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as part of the annual October 4th Sisters in Spirit vigils. For eleven years, since 2006, family members, community members, and concerned citizens have come together, organizing candlelight vigils, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016248 Views

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Sisters in Spirit Vigils honour murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls

There will be at least 86 Sisters in Spirit Vigils taking place across Canada. Ottawa — 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. Vigils honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls On October 4, we honour the memories […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 2016263 Views

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Aboriginal Women’s Association of P.E.I.holding vigil today – The Guardian

October 04, 2016 At Confederation Landing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all people, of every culture, invited to attend The 11th annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil will be held today in Charlottetown. The Aboriginal Women’s Association of P.E.I., in conjunction with the Native Women’s Association of Canada, holds the vigil every year. This […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016313 Views

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Vigil for acclaimed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook – 1310 News

Oct 4, 2016 OTTAWA – A tribute is being held to honour an acclaimed Inuit artist, as well as missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. A vigil is planned on Parliament Hill at 11 a.m. Tuesday in honour of Annie Pootagook. Speakers will include family members of missing and murdered women and there will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016257 Views

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Confronting violence against indigenous women and girls – The Star

Oct. 4, 2016 Moose Hide Campaign bring hope to the dangerous plight of girls and women across Canada In late September, Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook died tragically in Ottawa. Pootoogook was an award-winning illustrator from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Her ink-and-crayon depictions of everyday life in the north — families sitting to eat a meal of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016287 Views

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Sisters in Spirit Yellowknife, walking for the North’s missing and murdered women – CBC

‘By walking, by helping with the activities and organizing it, I’m saying that I’m thinking about them’ Oct 04, 2016 Today, Canadians across the country will walk together to remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In Yellowknife, the Sisters in Spirit walk is being organized by the Native Women’s Association of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016316 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Stands with Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at 10th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Assembly of First Nations Stands with Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at 10th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2016 – Representatives from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will take part in the 10th annual Sisters in Spirit vigils being held in various locations across the country today […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016363 Views

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Projects to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women awarded funding

October 3, 2016 WHITEHORSE—More than $300,000 in funding has been awarded to eight projects that help prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls. The funding comes from the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund and the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative Fund. “Addressing violence against women requires the collective efforts of governments, organizations and individuals,” Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 2016329 Views

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The REDress Project – Cumberland College

September 30, 2016 As a response to the hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women throughout Canada, Cumberland College is participating in The REDress Project started by Winnipeg artist, Jaime Black. Her work includes over 600 red dresses hung in public spaces throughout Canada.  The absence of the human form results in a haunting image […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 2016293 Views

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‘This is our civil rights movement’: Teacher says learning Indigenous history only a first step – CBC

Oct 2, 2016 When Lisa Howell started teaching elementary school 11 years ago, she admitted she didn’t know much about residential schools, treaties or Canada’s damaged relationship with Indigenous peoples. But when she started teaching kids from Cree communities in James Bay, she saw a gap between what she was teaching and the students in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2016313 Views

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Province, City Announce New Initiatives to Support Safer Public Spaces for Women and Girls

September 30, 2016 A Manitoba government and City of Winnipeg partnership is launching a number of new initiatives to support safer public spaces for women, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, and Cindy Gilroy, city councillor for Daniel McIntyre, announced today. “Every woman has the right to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2016379 Views

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U.S. Department of Justice Awards Tribal Programs $1.7 Million

AKWESASNE — On Seskehkó:wa/September 26, 2016 the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was informed two tribal programs were awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for a total of $1,721,851. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department received $822,323 for public safety and community policing, while the Three Sisters Program […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 2016182 Views

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New Brunswickers encouraged to honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

September 30, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Sisters in Spirit “Week of Awareness” is being observed in New Brunswick, Oct. 3-8. The objective is to remember missing and murdered indigenous women and girls across Canada, and to stand alongside their families to offer support. “Violence against aboriginal women and girls is a significant issue that impacts aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on September 30, 2016299 Views

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A statement from Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko

September 29, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko today released this statement following the Yukon coroner’s report on the death of Shane Glada-Dick: “On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I would like to thank the chief coroner for her report and once again extend condolences to the family and the community of Ross River. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 30, 2016412 Views

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Indeed racist’: Inuit want Ottawa police to suspend sergeant over online comments – CBC

Sep 30, 2016 ‘It’s very odd and disturbing that the Ottawa chief of police cannot discipline his own’ It’s not good enough for Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau to say officers are human beings with biases and not suspend the sergeant who allegedly posted racist online comments about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2016318 Views

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Media Advisory – OPSEU Indigenous Circle to host conference on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

September 29, 2016 – 11:45am Cornwall – The Indigenous Circle of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will host a conference for members this weekend to discuss the union’s response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Date: Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, 2016 Place: Nav Centre, 1950 Montreal […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 2016315 Views

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President pleased with approval of residential schools settlement – The Western Star

September 29, 2016 The nearly 1,000 former residential school students and their families can commence with the healing process today, a day after the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court approved a $50-million class-action settlement. Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe hopes this will be the case. “We are pleased that residential schools survivors finally have some closure,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016303 Views

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B.C. chief calls out ‘muzzled’ justice minister over Site C dam silence – CBC

Sept 27, 2016 B.C. Chief Roland Willson says he hopes Canada’s justice minister has been muzzled. He doesn’t want to consider the alternative. The Site C dam would flood a vast swath of West Moberly traditional territory. In 2012, protesters were joined by Jody Wilson-Raybould for a protest against the dam. Wilson-Raybould was Regional Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016180 Views

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Ottawa police chief responds to racist comments, says all officers are human, have biases – CBC

Sep 29, 2016 Charles Bordeleau says police can learn to recognize their biases, ensure they don’t affect their work Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau says he doesn’t negate the impact of racist comments allegedly posted online by one of his sergeants, but adds that police officers are human beings with biases who can learn not […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016261 Views

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Judge approves $50M residential school settlement – CBC

Sept 28, 2016 ‘It’s over. We don’t have to live this nightmare anymore’ Justice Robert Stack has approved the $50-million class-action settlement for survivors of residential schools. The settlement, nine years in the making, was given the green light in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on Wednesday. The settlement was reached in May, but required […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2016193 Views

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Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop – CBC

Adoptive U.S. parents paid thousands for Indigenous Manitoba children Sep 28, 2016 Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were “freebies.” It left her feeling worthless. “They told me I should feel grateful they paid anything for me at all,” Orgeron […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2016408 Views

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Manitoba police watchdog says prisoner’s injuries due to his own actions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2016  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s police watchdog says injuries to a man in police custody were caused by the man’s own actions. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba investigated complaints from a man who was arrested on April 2 at a home on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation. The Dakota Ojibway […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016305 Views

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Police seek public’s help to trace woman’s movement in days before she was found deceased

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police is asking for anyone with information regarding the movements of Annie POOTOOGOOK in the days leading up to the discovery of her body earlier this month to contact the Major Crime Section. On September 19, 2016 at about 8:50 a.m. a body was discovered in the water close to Bordeleau […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 2016296 Views

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Ottawa police investigating ‘suspicious’ death of Annie Pootoogook – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2016 Ottawa police say they now are treating the death of an award-winning Inuit artist as suspicious. The body of Ottawa resident Annie Pootoogook, 46, was discovered last week in the Rideau River, off a park about two kilometres away from Parliament Hill. Police said at the time that they did […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016321 Views

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RCMP pitched parallel process for national inquiry into missing, murdered women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 26, 2016 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Mounties came up with a review process to run alongside the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, according to a newly released document from the Justice Department. The Canadian Press obtained a memo prepared for the deputy minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2016174 Views

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Justin Trudeau accused of ‘bulldozing Aboriginal rights’ with Site C – CBC

Sept 23, 2016 Assembly of First Nations, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, NDP among opponents to B.C. dam project The federal NDP is questioning Justin Trudeau’s commitment to having a ‘nation-to-nation’ relationship with Indigenous people, claiming the Liberal party continues to dodge questions about the construction of the Site C dam near Fort St John. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2016229 Views

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Traffic safety fund targets local solutions

Sep 24, 2016 Alberta’s Office of Traffic Safety is inviting applications for money from the $500,000 Alberta Traffic Safety Fund to support community-based safety initiatives. The Alberta Traffic Safety Fund (ATSF), part of Alberta’s Traffic Safety Plan 2015, aims to identify and address traffic safety priorities by encouraging people to develop and implement preventative and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2016326 Views

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Canadian police must acknowledge racial bias to fix it, Indigenous advocates say – CBC

Sep 25, 2016 ‘We’re not talking people getting shot so much, but we are talking about physical abuse’ The question of racial bias in Canadian policing is under even more scrutiny after news broke this week that the Thunder Bay, Ont., police force faces a conduct investigation into how it handles the deaths of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2016296 Views

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Minister Goodale honours fallen police and peace officers

OTTAWA, September 25, 2016 – Today, on the occasion of the Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ 39th Annual Memorial Service, flags on federal buildings across the country are flying at half-mast in honour of the more than 850 men and women whose names are engraved on the Honour Roll tablets on Parliament Hill. The Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 2016189 Views

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First Nations coalition ramps up opposition to pipelines – CBC

Sep. 22, 2016 A coalition of First Nations leaders is ratcheting up pressure on Canada’s oil sands industry, vowing to collectively oppose and actively resist any increased transport of crude through their traditional territories. At press conferences in Montreal and Vancouver, representatives of some 50 indigenous communities in Canada on Thursday unveiled a “treaty” that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 2016262 Views

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A misunderstanding’: Northerners question failing grades on new justice report card – CBC

Nunavut, Yukon, N.W.T. receive Fs for victim support, costs and resources Sep 23, 2016 Some Northern officials are giving a new report evaluating the country’s justice systems an A for effort, but say it inaccurately reflects the reality in Yukon, the N.W.T. and Nunavut due to “significant flaws” in methodology. The report, co-authored by associate professors Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2016289 Views

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Report card on criminal justice system

September 22, 2016 Justice and Public Safety The following is a statement from Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General.”A new report recognizing Prince Edward Island as having the top criminal justice system in Canada is a reminder of the access to justice we enjoy as a province and a […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2016308 Views

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Grants for programs that support victims, prevent crime

Sep 22, 2016 The Government of Alberta is supporting local crime prevention projects and programs that help victims of crime through $2 million in Civil Forfeiture Grants (CFGs). Organizations are invited to apply for grants between $50,000 and $200,000 for projects spanning up to two years. Eligible groups include non-profit agencies, schools, municipal governments, Metis […]

by pmnationtalk on September 22, 2016352 Views

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Film documents justice campaign for First Nations children

Toronto – September 22, 2016 – A new film documents the decade-long legal battle to end the discrimination against tens of thousands of Aboriginal children by the federal government when it comes to funding for health care, education and social services on reserves. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice recently premiered at 2016 Toronto […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2016277 Views

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Police now need your help investigating the death of Deanna Desjarlais

Surrey 2016-09-20 09:20 PDT File # 2016-68750 Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in determining the movements and last known whereabouts of a woman found deceased in Surrey on May 17th of this year.She was recently identified as Deanna DESJARLAIS, age 27, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On May 17, 2016, human remains were located […]

by pmnationtalk on September 22, 2016241 Views

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‘Huge loss of trust,’ First Nation leader says about Kashechewan fraud charges – CBC

Sept 22, 2016 Joe Crupi, 50, allegedly diverted more than $1.2 million from children’s breakfast program A First Nation leader who represents the northern Ontario community of Kashechewan is “shocked” to hear about fraud charges against a former co-manager of the reserve. “To have something like this happen to the people in Kash is a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2016193 Views

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Video: ‘Reservation Royalty,’ ‘Indian Princess’ Halloween costumes hit Winnipeg shelves – CBC

Critics fed up offensive costumes continue to be sold year after year Sep 21, 2016 “Reservation Royalty,” “Indian Princess” and “Indian Warrior” Halloween costumes being sold in a Winnipeg store are offensive, hurtful and racist, some Indigenous Winnipeggers say. Spirit Halloween on Pembina Highway carries a variety of Indigenous-themed costumes that a University of Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016234 Views

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Families of Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Event Tuesday, October 4, 2016 – Join us on Parliament Hill for the 6th Annual Families of Sisters in Spirit Vigil to honour the memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Details about other events and vigils in Ottawa on October 4th will be posted as more information becomes available. Cost: Free Parliament […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016295 Views

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Inaugural justice system report card finds criminal justice system slow, inefficient and costly: MLI report by Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas

MLI offers the first-ever comprehensive assessment of Canada’s criminal justice system OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2016 – Canada is suffering from a “justice deficit” – a large and growing gap between the aspirations of the criminal justice system and its actual performance. That’s the main conclusion from MLI’s inaugural Report Card on the Criminal Justice System. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016280 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement for October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Sep 19, 2016 October 4 is the day Canadians attend vigils and other events honouring missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Sadly, included in the missing and murdered are Steelworker sisters and the family members of Steelworkers. 2016 is the eleventh year in a row that we have marked this important commemoration. But, for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016309 Views

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“We want to encourage dialogue, not litigation,” says CHRC

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2016  – In the wake of the most recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order that the federal government implement the ruling in the First Nations Child Welfare Case, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is calling on all parties to come together and start talking about realistic solutions that will have a positive impact […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016305 Views

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Red Dress Concert featuring Amanda Rheaume

Event: Friday, September 23, 2016 – 19:00 Red Dress Concert featuring Amanda Rheaume Join Amnesty International at a Red Dress concert to raise awareness of our Stolen Sisters campaign. With the 2016 release of her album Holding Patterns the Red Dress single and video, and Amanda Rheaume continues her history of advocating change through her […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2016174 Views

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Friend questions police investigation after missing woman found dead in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 20, 2016  By Chris Purdy THE CANADIAN PRESS A family friend of a Saskatchewan woman found dead in a forested area of British Columbia hopes a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women will look into why police publicize some missing person cases but not others. Dana Morenstein says Deanna Desjarlais […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016263 Views

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DNA tests confirm second switched at birth case in northern Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 21, 2016 NORWAY HOUSE, Man. _ A second set of DNA tests have confirmed that two men were switched at birth at a hospital in northern Manitoba in 1975. Former Manitoba aboriginal affairs minister Eric Robinson says the men from Norway House learned of the results Tuesday. He says the tests show […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016192 Views

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Community reacts to surprise guilty plea in murders of 2 Sask. Indigenous women – CBC

Clayton Eichler pleaded guilty on Monday to 2nd-degree murders of Kelly Goforth and Richele Bear Sep 20, 2016 Clayton Eichler’s second-degree murder guilty plea came as a surprise to many anticipating a two-week trial that was to begin on Monday. But for grieving family members and friends of Kelly Goforth and Richele Bear, it also […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2016277 Views

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Province Partnering with Communities to Build Safer Ontario

Government Supporting Community Safety and Well-Being InitiativesSeptember 20, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Ontario is helping to build up safer, stronger communities by partnering with community organizations and police services to deliver more than 50 local safety and well-being initiatives. The government’s Proceeds of Crime Front Line Policing Grant (POC-FLP) will fund […]

by pmnationtalk on September 20, 2016416 Views

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