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SKTC: Unveiling of Monument for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Girls

May 05, 2017 Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Saskatoon Police station on the morning of Friday, May 5th to witness the unveiling of the monument honouring Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls. Tribal Chief Felix Thomas said, “The Saskatoon Tribal Council has been working with the Saskatoon Police Service, the City […]

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First Nation leader joins child intervention panel

May 08, 2017 Tyler White, CEO for Siksika Health Services, is joining the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention. The all-party panel was launched in February to explore ways to streamline Alberta’s child death review process and identify ways to strengthen and improve the child intervention system as a whole. A past winner of the First […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017769 Views

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Policing Media Release: Drug Related Operation

Kuujjuaq, Québec, May 5, 2017 – The Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (A-CFSEU) and the Sûreté du Québec have conducted important marijuana seizures in Kuujjuaq. On May 4, 2017, over 3 kilograms of marijuana were seized following the arrest of two individuals for possession for the purpose […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 2017297 Views

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RCMP Look for Three Missing Girls in Grande Prairie – YL Country

May 8, 2017 Grande Prairie RCMP are currently looking for three missing teenage girls. 16-year-old Alexandra Zena Janine Wilson was reported on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at approximately 5:10 PM. She was last seen leaving her home. In a separate case, 14-year-old Starla Gladue and 12-year-old Destiny Field were both reported missing on May 6. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2017249 Views

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Mandatory minimum changes one part of planned overhaul of justice system – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 7, 2017 By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Liberal government is set to begin tackling mandatory minimum sentences this spring, but advocates for reform have been waiting a long time for the promise to play out. “It’s something the government promised long ago and its delivery is overdue,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2017266 Views

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Deaths of two First Nations girls in Eastern Ontario group homes raise alarms – Brockville Recorder

May 5, 2017 The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home. “She was unhappy. She hated it there.” Weeks later, the 13 year old was found dead in her room at the Ottawa group home where she was in care, thousands of kilometres from her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017372 Views

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Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations urges Sask. to wear red for missing and murdered – CBC

May 5 is Red Dress Day in Canada May 05, 2017 As the nation braces for an emotional national inquiry, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is asking people to don a red dress today to publicly honour the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. It’s part of recognizing Red Dress Day, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017285 Views

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CCLA Commends Human Rights Commision on Racial Profiling Report

May 04, 2017 TORONTO – Racial profiling in Ontario is an issue the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is deeply concerned about and has been working for many years to address in policing, the criminal justice system, corrections, private security, and other sectors. CCLA strongly commends the Ontario Human Rights Commission on its new report on […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017191 Views

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Missing – Niagara and Toronto police searching for Fort Erie woman – EZ Rock 1057

Niagara and Toronto police working together in the search for a missing 31 year old Fort Erie woman. Tara Summers was last seen by a friend in Toronto on April 27th, 2017. She lives in Fort Erie but goes to Woodbine Race Track for work. Tara is described as aboriginal, about 5’6″, with a thin […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017404 Views

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Statue honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women to be unveiled today – CBC

May 05, 2017 A work of art honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women will be unveiled this morning outside Saskatoon’s police headquarters. Cree artist Lionel Peyachew’s concept was chosen as the design in 2015 after a public vote. The slightly larger-than-life bronze sculpture depicts a fancy dancer with her shawl becoming the wings of an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017229 Views

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Dilico regional office aims for grand opening – The Chronicle Journal

May 5, 2017 A new $1-million regional office for about 25 Dilico workers may be formally unveiled sometime next month, agency officials say. The one-storey, 5,600-square-foot building at Pic Mobert First Nation was built by the band and is being leased to Dilico. It went into service in February. The workers, which include mental health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2017241 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation wants investigation into night hunting charges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 4, 2017 13:20 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba Metis Federation is demanding an investigation into what it says was a forged confession in a night hunting case involving two Metis men. The federation says two men were driving down a side road near Lundar, Man., in November 2015 when they were pulled over by […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017381 Views

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City Welcomes Announcement of Provincial Funding for New Jail

Email Event May 4, 2017 – The City of Thunder Bay welcomes the announcement from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services that funding has been approved for the construction of a new 325-bed multi-purpose correctional centre to replace the existing Thunder Bay Jail and Thunder Bay Correctional Centre. “We appreciate the Province’s commitment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2017242 Views

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Grand Chief calls for inquest into Albany youth’s death – Timmins Daily Press

May 3, 2017 TIMMINS – Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon is calling for an inquest into Courtney Scott’s death. “We are challenged every day as leaders, community members and parents in the remote north to change the quality of life for our children and it is tragedy’s such as this that strengthens our resolve,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2017338 Views

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Indigenous people say racial profiling most often felt in stores: Human Rights Commission report – CBC

Indigenous people report racial profiling happens most in retail, police and health care settings May 04, 2017 The constant and unwarranted scrutiny of store clerks, police and public servants leaves many racialized and Indigenous people in Ontario feeling mistrustful and unsafe, according to a new report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The report, released […]

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Ontario First Nations call for mandatory inquests when children die in child welfare system – CBC

Amy Owen, 13, and Courtney Scott, 16, both died hundreds of kilometres away from their families May 04, 2017 Chiefs from across Ontario are backing a call for mandatory inquests when children die while in the care of the child welfare system. It comes after two girls from remote First Nations died within days of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 2017227 Views

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OHRC: Corrections report confirms systemic overuse of segregation in Ontario

May 4, 2017 Toronto – The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) welcomes the first report of Ontario’s Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Howard Sapers, on the use of segregation in Ontario’s correctional system. The report confirms that there is systemic overuse of segregation, and supports the OHRC’s position that prisoners’ rights under the Human Rights […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017364 Views

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Ontario Taking Action to Reform Correctional System

Province Investing in New Jails in Thunder Bay and Ottawa, Modernizing Legislation May 4, 2017 Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Today, Ontario released the interim report from the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Howard Sapers, which examines the use of segregation in Ontario’s adult correctional facilities. The government thanks Mr. Sapers for his […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 2017397 Views

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NAN Calls for Inquest & Legislative Change After Loss of Two Youth in Group Homes

GATINEAU, QB (May 2, 2017): Following the deaths of two Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth last month, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum is calling on the Coroner’s Office to order an inquest into the deaths of Amy Owen and Courtney Scott, and for the Government of Ontario to make legislative change so inquests are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017376 Views

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Precious Ones: Nova Scotia mother calling for #MMIWG inquiry to include men – APTN

May 1, 2017 A grieving Nova Scotia mother is calling on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) to expand its mandate to include men. “As a parent, it doesn’t matter if it is a daughter or son. They are your children,” said Mona Bernard from Eskasoni First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017249 Views

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Deaths of two First Nations girls in Eastern Ontario group homes raise alarms – Ottawa Citizen

May 3, 2017 The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke with his daughter, Amy, she was crying and asking to come home. “She was unhappy. She hated it there.” Weeks later, the 13 year old was found dead in her room at the Prescott group home where she was in care, thousands of kilometres from her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017377 Views

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Peter Bryce: Acknowledging A Man Of Conscience And Creating New Acts Of Reconciliation

In partnership with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Legacy of Hope Foundation, St. Andrew’s will launch a new exhibition on Dr. Peter H. Bryce, a former member of St. Andrew’s and one of the first non-Indigenous people to speak out against the Residential Schools System over one hundred years ago. After […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 2017425 Views

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Missing woman spotted on camera – The Chronicle Journal

May 3, 2017 Provincial police are trying to find a missing Hearst woman who hasn’t been seen since the weekend. Police said an image of 20-year-old Sydney Shaganash was caught on a surveillance camera at a Hearst gas station on Saturday. She is described as indigenous, about six feet tall and 155 pounds. She has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017286 Views

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New OHRC report reinforces concerns about racial profiling

Toronto – A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) confirms that racial profiling is a daily reality that damages communities and undermines trust in public institutions. In Under suspicion: Research and consultation report on racial profiling in Ontario, the OHRC combines social science research with lived experiences gained through consultation with over […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017331 Views

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Media Statement: Devastating fires in group homes are the tip of the iceberg; Ontario continues to fail First Nations and other children in care

Toronto, Ontario (May 2, 2017) – Two weeks ago, it was reported in the media that a youth from a Northern First Nation community died in a fire at an Ottawa group home. In February, another group home fire claimed the lives of two individuals. Both tragedies are just two examples where young people in […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 2017307 Views

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Tribe Designates May 5th National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe will be recognizing the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls on Friday, Onerahtohkó:wa/May 5, 2017; pursuant to Tribal Council Resolution (TCR) 2017-23 signed by the Tribal Council on Onerahtókha/April 23, 2017. Community events have been scheduled for Friday, to help educate and […]

by aanationtalk on May 3, 2017601 Views

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Missing persons DNA databank running 1 year behind schedule – CBC

Federal government is reviewing program’s ‘service delivery model,’ but won’t say what that means May 03, 2017 The federal government has pushed back the rollout of a new DNA databank for missing persons and unidentified human remains. The databank was supposed to be up and running by now, but CBC News has learned it won’t […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017275 Views

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The missing children of Canada’s east coast: Census shows rapidly greying region – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 3, 2017 By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The red brick school in northern Nova Scotia once bustled with activity. Today, it’s a boarded-up husk, the symbol of a relentless exodus from Atlantic Canada made plain again Wednesday by the latest census numbers from Statistics Canada. Maitland District Elementary, with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2017265 Views

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Qalipu FN: Reach out to Have your Voice Heard at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 02, 2017 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has announced that hearings will start soon. As the Inquiry’s Executive Director told us, if family members, loved ones and survivors don’t tell the Inquiry they are out there and want to talk, the National Inquiry won’t know they exist. – […]

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 2017304 Views

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Inquiry demanded after indigenous girls die in Ontario group homes – TheRecord.com

“Frankly, children should survive our attempts to protect them,” Provincial Children and Youth Advocate Indigenous leaders are demanding an inquiry into the deaths of all indigenous children in care after the recent deaths of two northern Ontario teenage girls in provincial group homes last month. Poplar Hill First Nation’s Amy Owen, 13, took her own […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2017279 Views

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BR CRIME Sex Attacks

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 2, 2017  WINNIPEG – A young man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for randomly attacking two women in separate sexual assaults that left both victims with severe physical and emotional trauma. Twenty-two-year-old Justin Hudson was given consecutive sentences for the attacks. They were committed with a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2017291 Views

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May is Missing Children’s Month

May 01, 2017 May is Missing Children’s Month; a time when we reflect on those whom we have lost, celebrate those who have been found and ache with those families who continue to search for answers about their missing loved one. May is also a time for action though because YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 2017331 Views

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Missing Persons Week Declared in Saskatchewan

May 1, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the week of April 30 to May 6 as Missing Persons Week in the province.  This year’s theme is “Because you’re not here.” The Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons is inviting anyone impacted by the issue of missing persons to log onto Twitter this week […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 2017423 Views

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Empty chairs speak volumes during Missing Persons Week – MBC Network Radio

May 01, 2017 There are more than a hundred heartbreaking stories of loved ones gone missing in Saskatchewan, with a disproportionate number of them being Aboriginal. Today, Colleen Whitedeer of Prince Albert shared her story during a ceremony in Regina, proclaiming this, “Missing Persons Week in Saskatchewan.” For Colleen and her family, the pain has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2017304 Views

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Police release video images of missing Caitlin POTTS last seen on February 21, 2016

Vernon/North Okanagan, Enderby, B.C. 2017-04-26 13:50 PDT RCMP investigators with the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) have released video surveillance images of Caitlin POTTS entering the Orchard Park Mall Entrance on February 21, 2016. In the images POTTS enters the mall at approximately 1:30 pm that Sunday afternoon. The video surveillance is being released […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 2017406 Views

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Family of missing Winnipeg man worried for his safety – CBC

Jason Desmarais, 33, was last seen April 9 in the city’s West End May 01, 2017 The family of a missing Winnipeg man has been putting up posters and searching different areas of the city, hoping to find anything that will lead them to the 33-year-old father of eight. Jason Desmarais was last seen in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2017287 Views

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Suspicious fire on Ahtahkakoop First Nation destroys band building – 20 CKRM

May 01, 2017 Shellbrook RCMP are investigating a structure fire on Ahtahkakoop First Nation. The incident happened on April 17th at 03:40 a.m. Police were called to the fire on Ahtahkakoop First Nation and found the Social Development Building completely engulfed in flames. Firefighters from the community were on scene attempting to control the fire […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2017234 Views

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Quebec police watchdog investigating after man dies in police custody – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 29, 2017  LONGUEUIL, Que. _ Quebec’s police watchdog agency is looking into the death of a 24-year-old man who died in police custody in northern Quebec on Friday night. The man was arrested and detained Friday morning in Puvirnituq, a community in northwestern Nunavik near the Hudson Bay. A guard noticed the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 2017214 Views

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Constitutional challenge to inadequate legal aid services launching tomorrow

April 27, 2017 VANCOUVER – Tomorrow, West Coast LEAF and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) are announcing a constitutional challenge against the Province of BC and the Legal Services Society for their failure to provide adequate family law legal aid for women fleeing violent relationships. The case is brought on behalf of Single […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 2017631 Views

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RCMP dive team to help in search for missing hunters in northern Alberta – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2017 FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. _ A team of scuba divers was being called in Thursday to help in the search for four hunters missing in northeastern Alberta. The Mountie dive team from British Columbia was to arrive in the area north of Fort Chipewyan in the afternoon. Police said the divers […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2017386 Views

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Waterloo Region walks to discover community – Exchange Magazine

April 27, 2017 May 5-7, 2017 11th Annual Jane’s Walk Festival happens May 5 – 7 Waterloo Region – The 11th Annual Jane’s Walk Festival is coming up on May 5, 6 and 7. Twenty walks are already scheduled for across Waterloo Region. Hundreds of people will participate in the free, citizen-lead walking tours which […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017243 Views

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IRS Survivors Struggle for Justice

THUNDER BAY, ON (April 26, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is concerned as Indian Residential School (IRS) Survivors are struggling for justice following an Ontario court’s dismissal of claims in the St. Anne’s Residential School case, and an abrupt end to a professional misconduct hearing into a lawyer’s handling of IRS […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017416 Views

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Statement April 26, 2017 Recommendations Regarding the Collection of ‘Unfounded Incidents’ via the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey

April 26, 2017 On February 10, 2017, Directeur Mario Harel, President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) issued a statement with regards to sexual assault investigations (https://cacp.ca/news/cacp-statement-sexual-assault-investigations.html). One of the key requests was to have the CACP Police Information and Statistics Committee (POLIS) ‘examine how statistics are recorded and reported to Statistics […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017288 Views

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RCMP statement on homicides in Whitehorse in April 2017

April 25, 2017 Whitehorse, Yukon Statement delivered by Inspector Archie Thompson, Whitehorse RCMP Detachment Commander. I’d like to begin today by expressing my deepest condolences to the families and friends of Ms. Wendy Carlick and Ms. Sarah MacIntosh, as well as Mr. Greg Dawson. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time, as we […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017407 Views

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Justice ministers across Canada meet to tackle delays in the courts – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 27, 2017  By Joanna Smith THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The federal Liberals came to power promising sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system, but now the provinces are championing some ideas of their own as they focus on cutting backlogs in the courts. “I think for the most part, the provinces […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2017306 Views

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Mother of drowned Regina teenager pushes for an inquest into his death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017 REGINA _ The mother of a teenager whose drowning death in an east Regina creek was ruled accidental is renewing her calls for an inquest into the matter. Richelle Dubois was the one who found her 14-year-old son, Haven, in Pilot Butte Creek in May 2015. At a news conference […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2017311 Views

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Yukon RCMP investigating three homicides, but say there’s no risk to public – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017 By Emily Blake, Whitehorse Star THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ Police in Whitehorse say they don’t believe the community is in danger following three recent homicides in the city. Yukon RCMP officers found the bodies of Wendy Carlick, 51, and Sarah MacIntosh, 53, in a home on April 19. Insp. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2017281 Views

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Body of missing Eskasoni man located

April 26, 2017 At 4:35 p.m. on April 24, Eskasoni RCMP received a call from a resident of the community advising police that they had located the body of Camillius Alex. Mr. Alex’s remains were located near Mountain Rd. in Eskasoni. He was reported missing on December 15, 2016. The RCMP would like to extend […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2017286 Views

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Drugs and gangs ‘killing our youth’: principal says after violent death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. _ A First Nations community northeast of Winnipeg is reeling following the killing of a high-school student and the arrest of two younger teens. RCMP have not identified the 19-year-old found dead near a home on the Sagkeeng First Nation Sunday night, and say two girls […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2017271 Views

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Alberta Mounties asking for info on drive by shooting that hit sleeping woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017 MASKWACIS, Alta. _ Police are investigating after a woman sleeping in her bed was shot in a drive-by shooting. Mounties say several gunshots were fired at a home on the Samson Cree First Nation south of Edmonton around 5:17 a.m. on Monday. RCMP say there were several bullet holes in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 2017242 Views

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