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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, 2017327 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, 2017156 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, 2017419 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, 2017157 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, 2017200 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.

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 2017651 Views

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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, 2017565 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, 2017336 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, 2017235 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, 2017343 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, 2017310 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, 2017344 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, 2017205 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, 2017427 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, 2017419 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, 2017451 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, 2017246 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, 2017243 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, 2017203 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, 2017326 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, 2017268 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, 2017194 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, 2017285 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, 2017257 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, 2017334 Views

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(hashtag)Waiting4UCanada: 10th anniversary of First Nations child welfare case

February 23, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the filing of the case on First Nations child welfare. Ten years is a long time, especially in the life of a child. Thousands of First Nations children have grown up and continue to grow up with inequitable services and fewer opportunities to grow up safely at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017498 Views

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CSFS Safe House Funding Secured!

February 20, 2017 We are very excited to announce that Carrier Sekani Family Services has secured funding to build and operate a Safe House shelter to address family violence in partnership with Lake Babine Nation. The shelter will be built on the Lake Babine Nation Woyenne Reserve located beside the community of Burns Lake. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017354 Views

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Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail have addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner – CBC

‘This is a very unique population,’ Renu Mandhane says after visit to Kenora, Ont., jail Feb 21, 2017 Ninety per cent of inmates at the provincial jail in Kenora, Ont., are Indigenous and all of them are suffering from mental illness, cognitive impairment or addictions, according to the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017295 Views

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‘My only goal is to get justice’: Sue Caribou heads to MMIW inquiry’s 1st family advisory circle – CBC

Feb 20, 2017 Caribou’s niece, Tanya Nepinak, went missing from downtown Winnipeg in 2011 Sue Caribou will be sharing the stories of her family who have been murdered or disappeared in Manitoba at the first meeting of the family advisory circle in Toronto with the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry this week. Caribou’s niece, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017136 Views

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Quebec Native Women Support Speaking Out – Netnewsledger

Kahnawake – 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. “Violence in our communities is a vicious cycle that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017261 Views

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RCMP Northern BC Policing Investigation: First Nations and Human Rights Groups React

February 17, 2017 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)  – The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action and Justice for Girls responded this morning to the report of the Public Interest Investigation regarding RCMP policing in northern British Columbia. The investigation was launched in 2013 by the Civilian […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2017236 Views

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Canadian Police Complaints Body Report Falls Short – HRW

A long-awaited report into policing in northern British Columbia confirms many of the critical shortcomings raised by rights groups in the past, but falls short of adequately addressing issues affecting Indigenous communities, and Indigenous women and girls specifically. The report, the result of a three-year investigation by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC), began […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 2017216 Views

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How did this sex assault case end up in court? – Hamilton Spectator

Walter Cooke’s case should never have got to court This might be one of those damned if you do, damned if you don’t issues, but I have to write about it because the topic won’t leave me alone. I tried others, but this one kept tugging at my conscience. A few weeks ago, the Globe […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017262 Views

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Parents plead for help on missing woman’s 22nd birthday – CBC

Christine Wood has been missing since August 2016 Feb 17, 2017 The parents of a missing Manitoba woman renewed a plea for help Friday — which happens to be their daughter’s 22nd birthday. Sunday will mark six months since Christine Wood went missing. “We’re waiting for her every day and every second for her to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017219 Views

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No hate speech charges laid in Colten Boushie case – CBC

‘It sends a message to Indigenous people’: Indigenous studies professor Feb 18, 2017 RCMP haven’t laid any hate speech charges related to statements made following the death of Colten Boushie, a decision which has left some experts shaking their heads. “It would probably be a good idea for the RCMP to send a message out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017280 Views

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Statement from AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard Following the Broadcast of the “Enquête” Report

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 17, 2017 – Following the broadcast of Radio Canada’s “Enquête” television report on February 16th regarding the vicious cycle of abuse experienced in some First Nations communities in Quebec, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, salutes the immense courage of all the victims who dared to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017587 Views

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Caroline Cochrane: Update on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a commitment in its mandate to support and participate in the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in collaboration with families, Aboriginal governments, the federal government and other organizations. I would like to update Members today on the work our government is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017296 Views

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Inquest called into the death of aboriginal artist Moses Beaver – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Feb 17, 2017 14:43 THUNDER BAY, Ont. – An inquest will be held into the death of aboriginal artist Moses Beaver. Beaver, 56, was pronounced dead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 13 after being transferred from a jail in Thunder Bay, Ont. Ontario’s regional supervising coroner […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017301 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Moses Beaver Announced

February 17, 2017 Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Moses Beaver. Mr. Beaver, 56, was pronounced dead at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Feb. 13, 2017, following transfer from the Thunder Bay Jail. An inquest is mandatory under […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017353 Views

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

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 17, 2017489 Views

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Nation to Nation: Victory for 60s Scoop survivors – APTN

February 17, 2017 Nation to Nation this week speaks with Beaverhouse First Nation Chief Marcia Brown Martel, the lead plaintiff in Ontario’s 60s Scoop case about a major legal victory this week. Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash speaks with Nation to Nation about his push to change the name of the building housing the Prime […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017278 Views

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Update re OHRC & Thunder Bay Police Service

Incident Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 11:30 Incident Number: Joint Written Statement Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-02-15 Ontario Human Rights Commission – Thunder Bay Police Service Update The Thunder Bay Police Service is in the process of developing a comprehensive plan with the support of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The goal of […]

by aanationtalk on February 17, 2017281 Views

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Disbarred lawyer only Manitoban among 56 who gouged residential school survivors – Winnipeg Free Press

Lawyers overcharged more than 2,500 people compensated for the abuse they suffered in residential schools, say documents revealed by Ottawa. Fifty-six of the lawyers had their fees reduced on more than 10 separate occasions and one lawyer had fees reviewed 257 times, and paid back more than $2 million. The Law Society of Manitoba disbarred […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017411 Views

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Statement from Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer, RCMP in British Columbia

February 16, 2017 I would like to acknowledge the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission report on Policing in Northern BC. The report provides an external overview of a sample of RCMP occurrence files between 2008 and 2012, as well as input from a small number of community members, representatives of human rights and civil liberties […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017313 Views

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Toronto judge faces discipline hearing over land claim ‘intervention’ – Toronto Star

Feb 15, 2017 Justice Frank Newbould plans to retire June 1, which means his case may never be heard. A Toronto judge who provided advice on defending against a First Nations land claim, in an area where his family owns a cottage, is now facing a public discipline hearing. However, because Superior Court Justice Frank […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201786 Views

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Two deaths handled badly – Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

Feb 17, 2017 ANYONE who would minimize complaints by indigenous people about treatment at the hands of officialdom need only look at what happened in Thunder Bay this week. In a series of alleged events surrounding two deaths in one family, police and correctional officials acted with no apparent regard for common decency. In a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017130 Views

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OHRC: “Unfounded” – a human rights issue

February 16, 2017 By: Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) Robyn Doolittle’s ground-breaking investigation “Unfounded” exposes how police services across Canada are “ill-equipped or unwilling to investigate sexual assault cases” with nearly 20% being dismissed as “unfounded.” At one point in the story, Doolittle asks police to explain the disproportionate “unfounded” rates. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017269 Views

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First Nation chief calls for charges against lawyer who overcharged residential school survivors – CBC

Manitoba lawyer was disbarred after he took nearly $1 million from 55 survivors Feb 17, 2017 The chief of a Manitoba First Nation says the lawyer who misappropriated nearly a million dollars from some of the community’s most vulnerable and traumatized people should face criminal prosecution. “I think he should be charged,” Sandy Bay Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017246 Views

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Aboriginal leaders demanding answers in death of artist Moses Beaver – CTV

February 16, 2017 THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Aboriginal leaders say indigenous artist Moses Beaver has died under what they are calling unexplained circumstances. Beaver, a renowned Woodlands artist, is believed to have died in a jail in Thunder Bay, Ont., Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Nibinamik First Nation Chief Johnny Yellowhead said […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017273 Views

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Hay River RCMP respond to house fire which results in one fatality

February 16, 2017 Hay River, Northwest Territories Hay River RCMP responded to a call for service on the K’atl’odeeche First Nation Reserve near Hay River, NT. RCMP arrived on scene at approximately 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. The scene was attended by the Hay River Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Hay […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017270 Views

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