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CUPW: On International Women’s Day we call for Justice for Our Sisters

March 01, 2016 In honour of International Women’s Day this year, we have created a beautiful poster to raise awareness of the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. As you may know, the federal government recently announced a national inquiry into the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2016597 Views

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Minister and PEI delegates participate in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

March 1, 2016 The government of Prince Edward Island is committed to coordinated action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls says Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.The Minister joined Inuit, Metis, and First Nations leaders, families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2016561 Views

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Media advisory – Minister of Status of Women Canada to speak at national women’s symposium tonight in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Feb. 29, 2016 – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) are pleased to announce the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women Canada will speak this evening at the CTF/MTS Women’s Symposium in Winnipeg. The Minister’s remarks are scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Victoria Inn Hotel where […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016653 Views

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Outcomes & Priorities For Action to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls

February 26, 2016 Inuit, Métis, and First Nations leaders, families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers today committed to ongoing urgent and coordinated action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and to continue this work […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016578 Views

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Statement on 2016 national roundtable

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad marked the conclusion of the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with the following statement: “Ensuring the safety of Indigenous women and girls is one of the defining issues of our time. Families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016521 Views

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2nd National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 26, 2016 The roundtable began on Wednesday with a closed-door session for MMIWG families only, followed by today’s sharing circles, where families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls met with participants of the 2016 National Roundtable to discuss directly with provincial, territorial and Indigenous leaders their recommendations for achieving justice and ending […]

by pmnationtalk on February 26, 2016688 Views

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NWAC Welcomes Ontario Government’s New Long-Term Strategy to Curb Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

NWAC Welcomes Ontario Government’s New Long-Term Strategy to Curb Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls (February 24, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― Yesterday, the Government of Ontario  announced a new long-term strategy and investment called Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. The strategy outlines actions to prevent violence against Indigenous women […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016662 Views

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Five deaths in Manawan in 1977: Once again, more questions than answers

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 24, 2016– “The broadcast by Radio-Canada of a report on the death, in 1977, of five members of the Atikamekw community of Manawan, under circumstances that at the very least are troubling, revives painful memories for parents and relatives. This is yet another case where the questions outweigh the answers. It strengthens […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016607 Views

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Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 24, 2016 WHITEHORSE—A Yukon delegation comprising Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson, family members and First Nation leaders will be participating in the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week. The event, which […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016669 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Parsons to Attend National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 24, 2016 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, will attend the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The meeting is being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week with the minister participating tomorrow (Thursday, February 25) and Friday, February 26. The National Roundtable brings together families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016327 Views

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Fisher River Cree Nation: Call for Justice a Youth Committee Member

February 24, 2016 Fisher River Cree Nation members interested in being a part of the voluntary Justice Committee are to submit a letter of interest and mail or drop of at the band office. The Ochekwiwanasowewin Justice Committee will serve t o promote positive impacts on those who are in conflict with t he law, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016557 Views

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HSS introduces a case management tool for child protection workers

YELLOWKNIFE (February 24 2016) – Child Protection Workers from the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and the Tlicho Community Services Agency received training on the first component of a new evidence based case management tool earlier this month. The Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system contains a series of assessment tools used at key points […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016533 Views

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ONWA: The Ontario Government’s Announcement of a Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

The Ontario government has announced a $100 million dollar commitment to ending violence against Indigenous women through enhanced programming, policy, education and research. ONWA is immensely pleased with this announcement. Ontario will be a leader, in partnership with ONWA and other members of the Joint Working Group to End Violence Against Indigenous Women, in creating […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016646 Views

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New Brunswick to attend roundtable on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

February 23, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick is sending a delegation to the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, to be held Feb. 24-26 in Winnipeg. The delegation will be led by Ed Doherty, minister responsible for aboriginal affairs. “I am honoured to once again be joining national aboriginal organizations, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016607 Views

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The MNO supports Ontario’s long-term strategy to end violence against Indigenous women

The MNO supports Ontario’s long-term strategy to end violence against Indigenous women TORONTO, ON (February 24, 2016) On February 23, 2016 the Ontario government released Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) Chair France Picotte attended the announcement on behalf of the MNO […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016682 Views

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Media registration: 2016 Round Table on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

WINNIPEG, Feb. 23, 2016- Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will be hosting the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg Feb. 24 to 26, 2016.  The meeting will bring together federal ministers, national Indigenous leaders, provincial and territorial premiers and ministers and families from across the country to discuss both the national […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2016674 Views

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NAN Welcomes Ontario Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

HUNDER BAY, ON (February 23, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum welcomes today’s announcement of “Walking Together”, the Government of Ontario’s long-term strategy to end violence against Indigenous women, as a strong commitment towards protecting vulnerable women and girls and reconciliation with First Nations: “We are pleased with the Premier’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2016671 Views

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Whitewashing of Canada’s Indigenous rights record must end: Groups urge federal government not to waste opportunity of historic United Nations review

February 23, 2016 Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups are calling on the federal government to acknowledge the serious concerns of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada and to make clear commitments to action as the country’s record is reviewed before a UN human rights body this week. The UN Committee on […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2016589 Views

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Ontario Acting to End Violence Against Indigenous Women

Premier Wynne Unveils New Long-Term Strategy February 23, 2016 The Ontario government has released Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. The strategy outlines actions to prevent violence against Indigenous women and reduce its impact on youth, families and communities. Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled Walking Together today at Queen’s Park. The government has committed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 2016620 Views

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Makivik welcomes Ombudsman Report

MAKIVIK WELCOMES OMBUDSMAN REPORT TITLED «DETENTION CONDITIONS, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION IN NUNAVIK» On February 18, 2016, the Québec Ombudsman released its report titled «Detention Conditions, Administration of Justice and Crime Prevention in Nunavik». Makivik Corporation welcomes this report and hopes that its publication will help bring concrete solutions to the long-standing issues […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2016595 Views

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It is time for Canada to recognize and protect economic, social and cultural rights, says Amnesty International ahead of UN review

February 22, 2016 Canada’s poor record of upholding important economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights will be in the spotlight on 24/25 February when the UN reviews the government’s record of compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights for the first time in a decade. The review will be carried out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2016581 Views

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Activists gather to honour missing and murdered Indigenous women

Toronto – February 18, 2016 – UFCW Canada activists stood shoulder to shoulder with community members and volunteers across the country to take part in the February 14 Annual Memorial Marches in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. In Toronto, hundreds of activists gathered at the Toronto Police Headquarters during the 11th […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016583 Views

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CUPE supports the release of Leonard Peltier

Feb 17, 2016 CUPE representatives attended the Leonard Peltier vigil in Toronto on February 5, marking 40 years of false imprisonment of Peltier in a U.S. prison. The event was held at the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, and hosted by the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Canada (LPDOC). The campaign demanding the release of Peltier is a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016652 Views

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Special report by the Québec Ombudsman: Detention Conditions, Administration of Justice and Crime Prevention in Nunavik

Unacceptable detention conditions and insufficient crime prevention in Nunavik QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 18, 2016  – Further to an investigation in Nunavik, the Québec Ombudsman, in its capacity as Québec’s correctional watchdog, concluded that detention conditions there are substandard, that the administration of justice should take the specific characteristics of the territory into better account, and that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016590 Views

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Symposium Hosted by NWAC and FAFIA Releases 22 Recommendations for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIWG)

February 17, 2016) (Ottawa, ON, Canada) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law (CJWL) hosted an historic Symposium to discuss the design of the national inquiry into murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls on January 30 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2016807 Views

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Submission on the Design of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 16th, 2016 As a member of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, West Coast LEAF contributed to a submission to Canada’s federal government on the design of the national inquiry process. Among many other recommendations, the Coalition urged the government to ensure that Indigenous women lead the inquiry; to maintain […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016631 Views

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Tech for Ending Violence Against Women

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 18:00 Tech for Ending Violence Against Women Peacetalk #31: Tech for Ending Violence Against Women Is there an app for that? How is technology being developed and deployed to track and prevent violence against women and girls? Come join a lively discussion on how technology is contributing to safety and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2016280 Views

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Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families

Wendake, February 15, 2016 – Following the tragedy that took place in the Anishinabe community of Lac Simon on February 13, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the two victims. “This tragedy reminds us once again how much distress can lead […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016686 Views

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Honouring the Treaties: The Site C dam, the destruction of a valley, and the Trudeau government

Public event sponsored  by Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Friends Service Committee, and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives Guest Speaker: Helen Knott, Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land Rob Botterell, legal counsel to the Peace Valley Land Owners Association WHEN: 7 PM Wednesday February 17, 2016 WHERE: Tranzac Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave (Brunswick & Bloor). All are […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016704 Views

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NWAC Stands with Downtown Eastside Today During 26th Annual Women’s Memorial March

NWAC Stands with Downtown Eastside Today During 26th Annual Women’s Memorial March (February 14, 2016) (Ottawa, ON/Vancouver, BC) ― Today, for the 26th consecutive year, the Annual Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered Indigenous women took place on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This march is held to honour the memory of all those who have […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016568 Views

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Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 15, 2016 – Following the tragedy that took place in the Anishinabe community of Lac Simon on February 13, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the two victims. “This tragedy reminds us once again how much distress can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016556 Views

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Communiqué-Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls

February 12, 2016 Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council WHITEHORSE—Government and community leaders met today at a Yukon Regional Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The roundtable was an opportunity for Yukon organizations and governments to better understand Yukon’s context, hear directly from families, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2016667 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Hajdu will be available to the media to discuss the Ottawa meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature […]

by pmnationtalk on February 16, 2016575 Views

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Province Seeking Public Feedback on its Strategy for a Safer Ontario

Ontario to Modernize the Delivery of Community Safety February 12, 2016 Ontario is launching public consultations across the province on the development of its Strategy for a Safer Ontario – a new blueprint for effective, sustainable, and community-based policing. The nature of policing and the role of police officers have changed since the Police Services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016618 Views

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The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Releases Paper on Sex Trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls

February 12, 2016 The Ontario Native Women’s Association has released a paper on the sex trafficking of Indigenous Women and Girls. The paper calls for increased research and funding to better understand the domestic and international sex trafficking of Indigenous women and girls in Ontario and beyond. ONWA underscores the need for this research to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2016678 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Hajdu will be available to the media to discuss the Calgary meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2016663 Views

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BCGEU joins 26th annual Women’s Memorial March

Join the Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to demand justice for missing Indigenous women and girls. Vancouver (11 Feb. 2016) — The annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street. Women’s Memorial March — solidarity, action and justice Since then, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016567 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Edmonton meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016644 Views

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NAN Supports Have A Heart Day, Calls for Equitable Child Welfare Funding

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 10, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support and appreciation for youth and community leaders participating in Have a Heart Day events on Parliament Hill today, and looks to the federal government to address the inequities in child welfare funding for First Nations children following […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2016657 Views

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Anti-domestic violence funding for Aboriginal group

February 9, 2016 The Province is providing funding to an Aboriginal organization in Prince George to enhance its culture-based domestic violence program for Aboriginal families and communities. The Prince George Native Friendship Centre is set to receive $24,000 from the B.C. government for its Community Moose Hide Campaign Program, which provides workshops and activities for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2016653 Views

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ONWA is Offering Healing Supports for those affected by the MMIW Pre-Inquiry Sessions

February 9, 2016 The Ontario Native Women’s Association is offering culturally sensitive, follow-up healing support services to families, friends and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women who have attended and are impacted by the ongoing MMIW Pre-Inquiry Sessions currently being held by the Federal Government. ONWA understands the importance of providing culturally relevant, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2016666 Views

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Vigil and prayer circle mark Peltier’s 40th year in prison

Leonard Peltier’s continued incarceration in a U.S. prison is a strong reminder of the historical and modern mistreatment of North America’s Aboriginal peoples. Toronto (08 Feb. 2016) — Over the February 6 weekend vigils and prayer circles took place around the world to mark the 40th year that Aboriginal rights activist Leonard Peltier has spent in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2016653 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould will be available to the media to discuss the Saskatoon meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2016635 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the Winnipeg meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2016629 Views

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Moose Hide movement gains momentum at Cambrian College

February 05, 2016 SUDBURY –Students at Cambrian College are actively committing themselves to an Indigenous grassroots movement to end violence against women and children through the Moose Hide campaign. The movement has its roots in British Columbia, and began with Indigenous men inviting all other men to honour, respect, and protect the women and children […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016698 Views

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Former Students of John Furlong from Lake Babine Nation

February 4th, 2016 From John Furlong’s former students, Lake Babine First Nation: We, the unheard voices from Lake Babine Nation have tried to speak about what happened to us at Immaculata day school again and again,  but it seems like the Canadian Olympic Committee, Own The Podium, the Government,  the Canadian Judicial System,  and the media  has […]

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 2016921 Views

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Join us on February 14 for the 26th annual Women’s Memorial March – “Their Spirits Live With Us”

February 4, 2016 The annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street.  Since then, marches have been held every year to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Please join BCGEU president Stephanie Smith and fellow activists […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016563 Views

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Anti-domestic violence funding for Vancouver Island

Seven Aboriginal organizations and communities on Vancouver Island will share approximately $310,000 from the Province to support culture-based domestic violence programs for Aboriginal families and communities. The Hilye’yu Lelum Friendship Centre in Duncan, Victoria Native Friendship Centre and Whe-la-la-U Area Council located in Alert Bay are each receiving $70,000 in funding for new anti-domestic violence […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016660 Views

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Anti-domestic violence support for Aboriginal groups

Three Aboriginal organizations within Greater Vancouver will receive nearly $210,000 in funding from the Province for culture-based domestic violence programs for Aboriginal families and communities. Approximately $70,000 has been delivered to each of the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association in Surrey, Musqueam Indian Band, and Warriors Against Violence Society in Vancouver for the creation […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 2016660 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Bennett and Wilson-Raybould will be available to the media following the Toronto meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will be available to the media following their meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the […]

by aanationtalk on February 5, 2016666 Views

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