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Two people rescued by Mounties from fire on Saskatchewan First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017  LOON LAKE, Canada _ A pair of RCMP officers pulled two people out of a burning house on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation this week. The officers from the Loon Lake detachment responded to a complaint of a potential assault early Wednesday evening, but when they arrived they found the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2017252 Views

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Manitoba child advocate to get expanded powers under proposed law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 2, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s children’s advocate is set to be given much broader powers to investigate and report on government services to young people. A bill presented in the legislature Thursday would expand the advocate’s mandate beyond kids involved in the child welfare system to include those accessing mental health services, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2017311 Views

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Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2017 – FNCFCSC

January 26 marked the one year anniversary of the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling which found the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal ruling included orders requiring the federal government to provide immediate relief for First Nations child welfare and to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017158 Views

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Case of the missing hearts: Truth and Reconciliation installation disappears – Edmonton Sun

March 02, 2017 An installation of more than 1,000 paper hearts in the Edmonton river valley has vanished. The hearts were created by school children, Edmonton residents and members of RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton – as a way to raise awareness about residential schools and extend a hand of friendship and healing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017142 Views

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How One Woman is Helping Young Aboriginals Aging Out of Foster Care – Vancouver Magazine

March 2, 2017 As at-risk youth face losing all government support at 19, Barbara Lawson has found a different way to help Aboriginal children in B.C.’s foster care system. Barbara Lawson likens herself to a single mother of 16 children. Her phone is always on, ready for a 3 a.m. call from a stranded teenager. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017120 Views

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ONWA: Walking Together – 1 year anniversary

March 1, 2017 For over 46 years, The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has advocated for safety, equality and justice for Indigenous women. Our 1989 groundbreaking report, Breaking Free, exposed the true extent of the violence they faced. After building on this work for nearly another three decades, ONWA was pleased at the announcement of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017188 Views

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The numbers tell a sobering story about Labrador’s uprooted foster children – CBC

Some Aboriginal leaders say province too quick to look at what’s wrong, as opposed to finding solutions Mar 02, 2017 Aboriginal communities in Labrador are small in population, which makes the large number of children in some type of foster care arrangement all the more troubling. In the Innu community of Sheshatshiu, for example, there are 90 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017144 Views

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Tribunal Timeline and Documents – First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

2017 February 28, 2017 Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) – Immediate Relief Factum NAN Immediate Relief Factum February 28, 2017.pdf February 28, 2017 Chiefs of Ontario Submissions (factum) on Motion – Regarding Immediate Relief Chiefs of Ontario Immediate Relief Factum February 28, 2017.pdf February 28, 2017 Assembly of First Nations Written Submissions (factum) to Enforce Respondent’s […]

by aanationtalk on March 1, 2017399 Views

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ONWA Appointed Human Trafficking Liaison in Ontario’s Anti-Trafficking Strategy

March 01, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association has received funding to establish Human Trafficking Liaisons in five sites across the province, one of four areas of action from Ontario’s Strategy To End Human Trafficking. The province will commit up to $72 million in an anti-trafficking strategy. The strategy comes from the commitment within Walking […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017403 Views

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Ontario reports progress on strategy to end violence against indigenous women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 1, 2017 TORONTO _ In the year since Ontario launched its long-term strategy to end violence against indigenous women, community supports and programming for indigenous men have been expanded. The Liberal government updated its progress today, saying a family well-being program is now in more than 200 Indigenous communities. The program aims […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017170 Views

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Indigenous People’s Court opens in Thunder Bay – Tbnewswatch.com

Thunder Bay’s Aboriginal People’s Court is getting ready to deal with its first cases. THUNDER BAY — The opening ceremony was held Monday afternoon for northwestern Ontario’s first Indigenous People’s Court. The court is situated in the Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite at the Thunder Bay Courthouse. It is designed to assist in the healing of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017230 Views

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Justice system in B.C. “close to crisis” says Canadian Bar Association official – Penticton Herald

February 28, 2017 The B.C. president of the Canadian Bar Association said the provincial justice system is close to crisis. Speaking to Rotarians Tuesday morning, Penticton lawyer Michael Welsh said only one per cent of the province’s entire $47 billion budget is devoted to the court system. Although last week the system saw a budget […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017227 Views

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Fire in Kugaaruk, Nunavut hamlet’s only school, leaves massive damage – CBC

‘I am devastated,’ says local father Mar 01, 2017 A fire burning through most of the night at the Kugaardjuq School, the only school in the Nunavut community, has been extinguished. Of the 972 residents, 331 are under age 14. One resident, Alex Ningark, said the fire started sometime around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The gymnasium, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017180 Views

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Ontario Making Progress in Plan to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

Province and Indigenous Partners Come Together to Implement Long-Term Strategy March 1, 2017 Ontario, together with Indigenous partners, continues to make progress in its commitment to end the cycle of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The province has released an update on its work with Indigenous partners to implement Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017250 Views

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NAN Acknowledges City’s Commitment to Implementation of Inquest Recommendations

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum acknowledges the City of Thunder Bay’s commitment to the implementation recommendations from the Seven Youth Inquest. “I acknowledge the City of Thunder Bay’s commitment to the implementation of these recommendations and I am encouraged that Council is committed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017199 Views

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Ontario Strengthens Indigenous-Led Approaches to Support Victims Of Human Trafficking

Liaisons Program to Develop Supports and Services for Indigenous Communities February 28, 2017 Ministry of Community and Social Services The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) has been selected to deliver Ontario’s Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaisons program in areas known for trafficking, including Toronto, Windsor, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and remote areas identified through consultations with ONWA […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017225 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Canada’s balance of international payments, fourth quarter 2016 Canada’s current account deficit (on a seasonally adjusted basis) narrowed by $9.0 billion in the fourth quarter to $10.7 billion. In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), foreign investment in Canadian private corporate securities led the inflow of funds in the economy in the quarter. Continue […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2017209 Views

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CCRC: Children’s Rights and Bill S-206

The Senate will begin debate on Bill S-206 this week.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair and Senator Jim Munson, will repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code.  It will protect the right of every child, as well as every adult, to not be hit by anyone.  It is an important step in implementation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017149 Views

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Media Advisory: Ministers to Update Progress of Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

February 28, 2017 Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of Women and Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services will highlight progress made in the implementation of Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. They will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2017242 Views

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Police reopen case of Toronto woman who vanished in 1991 and uncover possible U.S. sighting – Canada.com

February 27, 2017 A quarter century after a young woman vanished from her suburban Toronto home, Ontario Provincial Police have reopened an investigation into her disappearance, and unearthed a new, unconfirmed report she may have been spotted alive in the United States. If the sighting is real, it would fit with her mother’s fear that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017121 Views

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Candlelight walk marks anniversary of Indigenous teen’s disappearance – CBC

Delaine Copenace was last seen Feb. 27, 2016, she was found dead about 1 month later Feb 28, 2017 Family, friends and community members carried candles into the dark, cold night in Kenora, Ont., on Monday in remembrance of Delaine Copenace. The vigil marked the one-year anniversary of the last time the Anishinaabe teen was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017105 Views

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I won’t give up’: Mom of missing Manitoba woman Lorlene Bone marks 1 year since disappearance – CBC

‘She was in Sapotaweyak and never did come out of Sapotaweyak,’ Evelyn Chartrand says Feb 28, 2017 It has been one year since Evelyn Chartrand last heard from her daughter Lorlene Bone. “It’s been tough on me and my kids.” Bone, who lived on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation in western Manitoba, was 31 when she […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 2017120 Views

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Province expanding bail programs – BarrieToday.com

Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201792 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in Barrie

Province Expanding Bail Programs and Hiring More Prosecutors and Court Staff February 27, 2017 Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Simcoe County. The plan will enhance public safety by […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017471 Views

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What Indigenous restorative justice processes look like in Sask. – Parkland Online

February 27, 2017 Last week, the defence in a violent Regina manslaughter case called for a non-jail sentence, arguing the accused should instead receive “intense counselling” on a First Nation. Dale Stonechild, 62, was convicted last year of manslaughter in the January 2013 death of Victor McNab. Defence urges non-jail sentence for man who killed Victor McNab, 84 ‘Violence here beyond […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017164 Views

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Jewish aboriginal inmate, 12 years in solitary, claims abuse of rights – CP

TORONTO – A Jewish aboriginal prisoner who was assaulted by other inmates alleges the authorities set up the white supremacist attack in retaliation for his complaints about treatment he says has violated his constitutional rights. Timothy Nome, 42, who is serving an indeterminate sentence for punching a guard years ago, also claims correctional officers at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017252 Views

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Prison violence leaves Ottawa with growing legal burden: ‘It’s an awful lot’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 27, 2017 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Canada’s prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March _ a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy. “It’s an awful lot … they are paying about $10 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2017123 Views

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MMIWG: Update on Family Advisory Circle Meeting

Toronto, Ont. – Several Indigenous families who have lost loved ones met this week with the five Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to give input on how the Inquiry can best meet the needs of survivors and communities. This was the first of many family advisory circles that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017326 Views

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Government to seek to find systemic issues with handling of sexual assault cases

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is pleased that police forces in New Brunswick have ordered a review of files on reported sexual assault cases that had been cleared as unfounded from 2010 to 2014. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry has also requested that all police forces involved submit their findings to the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017112 Views

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MMIWG: Commissioners Meet with Family Advisory Circle

Toronto, Ont. – Several Indigenous families who have lost loved ones met this week with the five Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to give input on how the Inquiry can best meet the needs of survivors and communities. This was the first of many family advisory circles that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017142 Views

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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney and member of the We Wai Kai Nation

At the recent NACCA & PPF event in Ottawa, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada speaks about partnership and cooperation as Indigenous communities rebuild their economies. The minister says Indigenous economic success is Canada’s success as well. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

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NAN Offers Condolences as Tragedy Claims Lives of Four Family Members

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 24, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences as a tragic accident claimed the lives of four members of one family last night: “We were devastated with the news of last night’s tragedy and our thoughts and prayers […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017480 Views

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Bradley Errol Greene

February 24, 2017 A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Bradley Errol Greene, 26, of Winnipeg. In the early morning of April 30, 2016, Greene was placed into custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre following his arrest by members of the Winnipeg Police […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017283 Views

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Alderville hosts Shades of Our Sisters – Northumberland Today

February 23, 2017 ALDERVILLE – Patricia Carpenter, who was just 14 when she died in 1992, lies in a grave between her father and her grandmother in a cemetery on Alderville First Nation land near Roseneath. A tribute to her young life and a unique interactive remembrance to the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017178 Views

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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2017265 Views

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UFCW: Ten years too long to wait for justice for First Nations Children

Ottawa- February 23, 2017 – The plight of First Nations children continues, despite a ten-year legal battle that resulted with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering the federal government in January 2016 to end the longstanding, systemic underfunding of First Nations children’s services. The ruling stemmed from a legal case that commenced on February 23, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2017243 Views

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Lawyers for Adam Capay apply to have murder charge stayed – CBC

Capay, 24, spent more than 4 years in solitary confinement awaiting trial Feb 24, 2017 Lawyers for a northern Ontario man charged with first degree murder are arguing that his time in pre-trial custody violated several rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that legal proceedings against him should be stayed. Adam Capay, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017271 Views

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Don’t surprise the victims’: Correctional Service Canada needs to improve communications, MADD says – StarPhoenix

February 24, 2017 Most victims of crime are hurled into Canada’s criminal justice system with little idea of how it works — and most learn very quickly that it’s not designed to accommodate them, according to Andrew Murie, head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Federal agencies like Correctional Service Canada (CSC) need to do […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017177 Views

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Young Ohsweken father shot dead – TheRecord.com

Six Nations Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Ohsweken father and artist who was shot in the head. Dustin Wayne Monture who lived on 2nd Line was declared brain dead at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton General Hospital. He died later that day at 11:05 p.m. “It’s a mother’s worst nightmare,” said his […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2017349 Views

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Speech – Investing in Canada’s Future: The Next 150 Years

From Department of Justice Canada Notes for an address by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Public Policy Forum Reconciliation and Inclusive Economic Growth Conference Westin Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario: February 15, 2017 Thank you for that kind introduction. Kim [Baird, Former Chief, Tsawwassen First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2017354 Views

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AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017  – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society), marked the 10th anniversary of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017361 Views

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Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp – CP

Source: The Associated Press Feb 23, 2017 12:51 By James MacPherson And Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNON BALL, N.D. _ Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave. Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2017201 Views

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‘We’re lost in the shuffle’: Van De Vorst family upset after Catherine McKay sent to healing lodge – Regina Leader-Post

02.23.2017 Lou and Linda Van De Vorst were dismayed to learn that the woman who wiped out four members of their family while driving drunk last winter was transferred to a federal healing lodge shortly after being sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Van De Vorsts, whose son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren died in […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2017203 Views

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Nova Scotia Family’s Powerful Snow Sculptures Honour Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women – Huffington Post Canada

02/22/2017 A snow sculpting contest on a Nova Scotia First Nation was not only an opportunity for one family to build a powerful memorial to a slain relative, but also to cast a spotlight on Canada’s missing and murdered indigneous women. Mirya Obomsawin’s grandmother was inspired by something in her home for the competition on […]

by aanationtalk on February 23, 2017176 Views

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Province Increasing Protections and Holding Traffickers Accountable February 22, 2017 3:30 P.M. Women’s Directorate As part of Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking, Minister of the Status of Women, Indira Naidoo-Harris, introduced legislation today that would, if passed, increase protection for survivors and those at risk of human trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 2017 would create […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2017268 Views

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Winnipeg police call for tips from public in cold case death of woman – CTV

February 22, 2017 Winnipeg police are renewing their call for tips from the public in a case involving a woman who was found dead in the city last year. Marilyn Rose Munroe, who was 41, was last seen alive on Feb. 12. Police say at the time, the aboriginal woman was wearing several layers of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2017202 Views

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CBABC Calls for Further Investment in BC Justice System

February 21, 2017 Victoria, BC – The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) acknowledges some steps the BC Government has taken in improving access to justice for British Columbians but calls for further investment. “BC’s justice system requires significant investment to protect the ability of families and businesses to prevent and resolve legal problems in a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2017140 Views

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Amnesty International: ‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

RELEASED  WEDNESDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2017 (00.01 GMT)          Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017          Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments          Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass atrocities Politicians […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 2017219 Views

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Saskatchewan visit gives Thunder Bay police hope to rebuild relationship with Indigenous people – CBC

Following trip, Ontario city force establishes Sudden Death Committee to examine investigations Feb 22, 2017 Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., have formed a Sudden Death Committee to examine how the service handles every death, whether it was a homicide, an accident or by natural causes. The committee will look at every aspect of the investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2017226 Views

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Violence in Indigenous communities a vicious cycle that needs to be broken for good

Kahnawake, February 17, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to highlight the courage of the women and children who, despite facing great social pressure and many other hardships, have bravely spoken out against the situation of sexual abuse that persist within their communities on Radio-Canada “Enquete” show. QNW wishes to acknowledge the women […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017297 Views

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