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Federal study touts indigenous sentencing regime to address prison numbers – StarPhoenix

December 12, 2016 OTTAWA — A separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might be the key to dealing with the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars, suggests a federally commissioned study. A stand-alone code for meting out penalties to indigenous offenders could flow from a newly created national sentencing commission with a mandate to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016274 Views

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NWAC Presents on MMIWG Inquiry at IACHR Ahead of International Human Rights Day

December 9, 2016 (Washington, DC) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) appeared alongside the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) today before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).  NWAC Interim President Francyne D. Joe relayed the shared concerns of NWAC and FAFIA regarding the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry into […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 2016184 Views

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BR Indigenous Sentencing – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 12, 2016 OTTAWA – A study done for the federal government suggests that a separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might reduce the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars. The study by an Oxford University criminology professor says a more radical approach is needed since past attempts have […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016343 Views

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Shelved review of child welfare system may have answers, says Treaty Six Grand Chief – CBC

Treaty Six Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild was part of committee appointed by previous government Dec 10, 2016 Having yet another government task force investigate the shortcomings of Alberta’s child welfare system has Treaty Six Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, who participated in past reviews, questioning the worth. “I think we have to say, ‘That’s enough,’” Littlechild […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016271 Views

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Federal study touts indigenous sentencing regime to address prison numbers (Indigenous-Sentencing) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 11, 2016 By Jim Bronskill THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A separate system for sentencing aboriginal offenders might be the key to dealing with the disproportionate number of indigenous people behind bars, suggests a federally commissioned study. A stand-alone code for meting out penalties to indigenous offenders could flow from a newly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 2016355 Views

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Ministerial Restorative Justice Award 2016 Presented to Hay River Principal

HAY RIVER (December 9, 2016) – The Minister of Justice announced today,  Lynne Beck, Principal of Diamond Jenness High School in Hay River has won  the 2016 Restorative Justice Award for her significant contributions to establishing restorative justice practices in her school as an alternative form of discipline. The award is presented each year through […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016410 Views

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Statement – Stand up for someone’s rights today

December 9, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission For International Human Rights Day on December 10th, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission issues the following statement: “On International Human Rights Day let’s be honest with ourselves — let’s tell it like it is. People in Canada continue to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016455 Views

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December 10: Stand up for human rights! – OPSEU

December 9, 2016 A message from the OPSEU Provincial Human Rights Committee. The United Nations has declared December 10 as Human Rights Day. It is observed every year around the world and marks the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. In 2016, we saw […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016355 Views

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Cultural adaptations in juvenile justice may not be working – News.ok.ubc.ca

December 8, 2016 Significant financial and time investments in culturally adapting services for youths in the justice system may not be effective for the people they are trying to help, UBC research shows. Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus recently conducted an extensive review of studies on cultural programming in youth justice services in North America. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016335 Views

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Lighting the Way for Human Rights

(New York, December 9, 2016) – Tomorrow the world celebrates Human Rights Day, marking the adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Saturday night, New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Toronto’s majestic CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day and the Human Rights Watch mission […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016290 Views

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$60,000 Awarded for Adoption Projects in BC

December 8, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – BC’s Lex Reynolds Adoption and Permanency Trust Fund has awarded a total of $60,000 for three unique projects in support of adoption and permanency in BC. Carrier Sekani Family Services of Prince George will receive $20,000 to host a 3-day cultural event for Aboriginal foster children and parents.  This […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016328 Views

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Cenovus in top tier of climate change performance ranking

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued by Nathalie Chiasson, chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, concerning International Human Rights Day: On Dec. 10, New Brunswickers and people around the world are invited to celebrate International Human Rights Day. It is the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2016271 Views

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Auditor raps B.C. for stopping progress reports on missing women programs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2016  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s auditor general rapped the province Thursday for dropping its public progress reports on a commission of inquiry that reviewed the disappearances of 67 women _ some of them victims of serial killer Robert Pickton _ from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Carol […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2016293 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth welcomes ministry’s plans to create a child-centered child welfare system

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2016 – Today, the Minister of Children and Youth Services Michael Coteau tabled proposed legislation to modernize the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) which, among other things, places young people at the centre of all decision-making that affects them. The bill also introduces greater oversight over the province’s children’s aid societies; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016373 Views

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Amnesty International global campaign takes aim at British Columbia’s Site C dam

For the first time, Amnesty International’s flagship global human rights campaign is taking aim at a human rights case in Canada. On December 10th, activists around the world will call for a stop to the Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern British Columbia – one in ten cases around the world featured for concerted action […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016341 Views

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Woman drugged, sexually assaulted after taking Winnipeg taxi, says Indigenous group – CBC

Dec 08, 2016 A woman says she took a taxi in Winnipeg last month and after being given something to smoke, she woke up the next day in bed with a man she didn’t know. The 19-year-old university student, who was sexually assaulted, escaped the home and ran to a nearby Tim Hortons to call […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016365 Views

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Auditor General reports on progress since Missing Women Commission

December 8, 2016 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. released a report following up on the recommendations made by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) in 2012. The report focuses on the provincial government’s progress in response to 21 of the MWCI’s original 63 recommendations, plus the two urgent measures. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016463 Views

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UFCW honours International Human Rights Day – December 10

Toronto – December 8, 2016 – Each year, International Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first legal document protecting universal human rights. As the country’s leading and most progressive union, UFCW […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016310 Views

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Statement: Recent death of aged-out young woman in Surrey a signal that immediate policy changes required

December 7, 2016 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are once again calling on the Provincial government to bring in legislative changes that would see supports extended to children in care in BC being raised from 19 years old to 25 years old following the heartbreaking death […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016391 Views

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Kneeling for missing, murdered indigenous women – The Aquinian

Many people have seen the kneels that National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers has taken during the national anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United States. Since Kaepernick’s gesture gained widespread attention in late August, teams at various levels in several sports have followed his example. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016285 Views

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Nunavut judge rejects taped evidence from deceased 14-year-old – NunatsiaqOnline

December 08, 2016 Audio-only statement a product of poor investigation, court finds Shoddy police work—that’s why a short audio recording of a 14-year-old Pond Inlet girl accusing a local man of sexually abusing her cannot be used in court, Nunavut Justice Paul Bychok said in a decision released Dec. 7. The young complainant died just […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016235 Views

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FNs offer competing energy visions as NEB undergoes reform – iPolitics

Dec 7, 2016 First Nation chiefs grappled with national unity while debating the merits and pitfalls of oil and gas development during an Assembly of First Nations special meeting Wednesday. Key chiefs in the debate over energy described opposing visions for the future in front of the AFN’s membership in Gatineau, a day after Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016201 Views

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How the murder of Tina Fontaine galvanized Bear Clan Patrol’s James Favel – CBC Radio

December 07, 2016 *This is a special edition of The Current from Winnipeg where the show hosted a public forum on the issue of policing when it comes to missing and murdered Indigenous women.* In 2014, the discovery of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body in Winnipeg’s Red River galvanized a nation around the issue of missing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016375 Views

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City and Local Partners Offer Alternative to Proposed Bus on Highway of Tears

December 7, 2016 PRINCE RUPERT, BC – After careful consideration, and with support from local First Nations and service groups, Prince Rupert Mayor and Council have committed to improve an existing service provided by North Coast Transition Society (NCTS) as a local alternative to the Province’s proposed reduced-fare bus route along Highway 16. The pilot […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016348 Views

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Treatment of witnesses after police shooting a sign of systemic racism: expert (Mba-Shooting-Inquest) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 7, 2016 By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The actions of police in the minutes that followed the fatal shooting of an indigenous man in a low-income neighbourhood point to systemic racism, an expert witness testified Wednesday. It’s troubling that after police shot Craig McDougall, 26, in Winnipeg that his […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016314 Views

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NWAC Remains Resolved to End Violence Against Indigenous Women This National Day of Remembrance

December 6, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – On December 6th, 1989, 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal lost their lives at the hands of a lone gunman. Every year on this day, the nation recalls how the biased hatred of one man led to the senseless mass killing of innocent women. Sadly, this tragic event […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016324 Views

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AFN chief resigns from missing women portfolio over Instagram photo – CBC

Dec 6, 2016 Shane Gottfriedson apologizes for picture of his bare legs with eyes and red lips near his groin The B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations has resigned as head of the assembly’s missing and murdered Indigenous women portfolio after posting a picture on Instagram of a wide-eyed emoji with red […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016133 Views

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Trudeau says reconciliation with First Nations doesn’t mean agreeing on everything – National Observer

Dec 6, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a respectful relationship between Canada and First Nations doesn’t mean agreeing on everything. Trudeau made the comments during a special appearance at a gathering of chiefs from the Assembly of First Nations in Gatineau, Que. It comes less than a week after he made a series of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016277 Views

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Gord Downie Honoured at National Assembly

December 6, 2016 GATINEAU, QC: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and First Nation leaders honoured Canadian musician Gord Downie for his efforts to move Canadians closer to reconciliation during the Assembly of First Nations national assembly today. “Gord has taken the country by storm with his heartfelt call to action, and I […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016336 Views

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization to host Press Conference — Violence Against Women Continues in Taxicabs One Year after Initial Complaints Brought Forward

December 5, 2016 (Winnipeg, MB) – Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) has been working with the Winnipeg Community to create awareness on Taxicab Safety. SCO’s Violence Prevention Program and Ka Ni Kani Chihk have supported women in coming forward on incidents of violence. In early November 2016, a young Indigenous woman was seriously assaulted while accessing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016398 Views

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Yukon welcomes new RCMP commanding officer

December 6, 2016 Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard has been named commanding officer of Yukon’s RCMP (“M” Division) and has assumed the leadership of Yukon’s police force. Chief Superintendent Sheppard comes to Yukon having spent 27 years with the RCMP, over which he has gained wide-ranging experience in programs such as frontline community policing in First […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016351 Views

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Statement from the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2016  – On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hope that everyone takes a moment to consider the contributions of women to our world, our nations, our communities and our families. A positive environment […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016160 Views

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Trudeau reassures First Nations of commitment to deliver on promises – Globe and Mail

Dec 6, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has smoothed a rough patch with Canada’s First Nations by reassuring chiefs he is still committed to rebuilding a relationship based on mutual respect and partnership even if he has yet to deliver on key commitments he made before and after taking office a year ago. But a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016403 Views

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No charges against cops, paramedics in B.C. child welfare (No-Charges) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2016 VICTORIA _ No charges will be approved for police officers and paramedics in Delta, B.C., who didn’t file a report with the Children’s Ministry about a girl whose death prompted change for children in care. British Columbia’s criminal justice branch said Tuesday there is no substantial likelihood that the officers […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016386 Views

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Ottawa police sergeant to be sentenced for making racist remarks online – 1310 News

Dec 7, 2016 OTTAWA – An Ottawa Police sergeant who pleaded guilty to making racist remarks online about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook will be sentenced Wednesday. Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar, a 30-year veteran who was working as a forensic investigator at the time of the remarks, pleaded guilty in early November to two […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016281 Views

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Gender-based violence is still alive: remember and take action – OPSEU

December 6, 2016 On December 6, we commemorate the lives of fourteen women who died as a result of the massacre École Polytechnique de Montréal: Geneviève Bergeron, 21; Hélène Colgan, 23; Nathalie Croteau, 23; Barbara Daigneault, 22; Anne-Marie Edward, 21; Maud Haviernick, 29; Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz​, 31; Maryse Laganière, 25; Maryse Leclair, 23; Anne-Marie Lemay, 22; […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016544 Views

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Find the courage’: Winnipeg police appeal for help in 18 year old killing (CRIME-MMIW-Appeal) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2016 Winnipeg police are asking for members of the public to help solve the killing of an indigenous teen 18 years ago. Tania Marsden was last seen celebrating her 18th birthday at a Winnipeg hotel in September 1998. Her body was found weighed down with a cement block in the Assiniboine […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016387 Views

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The struggle against gender-based violence continues – CUPW

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec. The December 6th Montreal Massacre specifically targeted women and feminists and since then, December 6th has been commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. While many things have changed over the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016280 Views

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NDP statement on the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women – NDP

New Democrat Status of Women critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) made the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: “December 6th marks the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, when 14 women were murdered, and others were injured, simply because they were women. Today, we honour the memory […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women – CUPE

On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school. Sadly, in the 27 years since the massacre, gender-based discrimination and violence remain widespread in our […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016262 Views

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Nova Scotians Remember Women Who Lost Their Lives to Gender Violence

December 6, 2016 Nova Scotians gathered today to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Today, Dec. 6, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytenchnique de Montréal in 1989. “This unthinkable tragedy is a defining moment in history that so many Canadians will never […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women – CASW

(Ottawa, Ontario) December 6, 2016 – On this day, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, and solemnly remembers the 14 women murdered on this day in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. While there has been progress made in the pursuit of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016270 Views

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Two northern siblings who made hope go viral – Toronto Star

Dec 6, 2016 It took siblings Tunchai and Kelvin Redvers only eight months to create We Matter, a national non-profit aimed at preventing an “overwhelming” number of aboriginal suicides. Tunchai Redvers is on a layover in the Ottawa airport, talking about the broken lives she saw growing up in a northern aboriginal community. The high […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016276 Views

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Stand with Standing Rock demonstrators shut down major intersection in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Dec 5, 2016 Organizers inspired by plea from 12-year-old girl More than 100 demonstrators carrying signs bearing slogans such as ‘Water is Life’ took over the intersection of Memorial Avenue and the Harbour Expressway in Thunder Bay, Ont. during the noon hour on Monday. It was partly a celebration of Sunday’s announcement by the U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016275 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada commemorates one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. On December 6, 1989, 14 women at L’École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered in cold blood for no reason other than that they were women. Since then, December 6 has become a day […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016356 Views

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Students Continue Fight to End Gender-Based Violence on Canadian Campuses

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2016 – Students remember and continue to challenge sexism and misogyny on campuses across Canada. “On December 6, we mark the day that fourteen women were murdered on their campus because of their gender,” said Bilan Arte, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “A full generation later, gender-based violence and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016390 Views

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Statement by Minister Wilson-Raybould on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada

December 06, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has issued the following statement: On this day 27 years ago, 14 young female engineering students were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. Many of us can remember exactly where we were when […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016269 Views

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Police chief apologizes for language used to describe victim in homicide arrest – CBC

Former police board member Leslie Spillett upset by portrayal of 2014 victim as sex-trade worker Dec 06, 2016 Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth apologized Tuesday for the language used in recent police statements about the 2014 killing of Angela Marie Poorman. Poorman, a 29-year-old mother of three, was stabbed to death in the North End on […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016305 Views

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Red dresses blanket campus to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – Daily News

December 6, 2016 McMaster will recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Tuesday with a series of events on campus. The University will also recognize missing and murdered Indigenous women with the commemoration of a new plaque and white pine trees near L.R. Wilson Hall. A poster display will be […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2016270 Views

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Media Advisory: Inquest into the Death of Cody Thompson-Hardy Postponed

December 6, 2016 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that the inquest into the death of Cody Thompson-Hardy scheduled to commence on Tuesday, December 6th , 2016 has been postponed. Details of a rescheduled date will be provided as soon as the information becomes […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 2016283 Views

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