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First Nations woman died by suicide in back of police car, inquest hears – CBC

Lena Anderson, 23, died in 2013 in Kasabonika Lake First Nation Nov 01, 2016 Cries of anguish filled the cavernous provincial building in Thunder Bay, Ont. on Tuesday morning as Mary Ann Shewaybick prepared to testify at the inquest into the death of her daughter, 23-year-old Lena Anderson. Anderson died in February 2013 in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016255 Views

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Parents on edge after northern Saskatchewan suicides – Parkland Online

November 2, 2016 Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says parents in the community are worried about their children after another suicide in northern Saskatchewan. “It could be anyone. It could be any one of our families,” said Cook-Searson. “Our heart breaks for these families losing children to suicide.” On Sunday, a 13-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016296 Views

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Ottawa cop pleads guilty to poor conduct, apologizes for racist comments – NunatsiaqOnline

November 02, 2016 Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar was involved in Annie Pootoogook case when he posted online comments OTTAWA—Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar, accused of discreditable conduct for knowingly posting racist comments online about the late Annie Pootoogook, and for commenting publicly on an open investigation, pleaded guilty to both charges Nov. 1 at the Ottawa Police Service […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016323 Views

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BR Sask Girls Suicides – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 2, 2016 LA RONGE, Sask. – Saskatchewan’s new advocate for children and youth says he is heading north as soon as possible to talk with aboriginal leaders about a wave of suicides. Corey O’Soup says an immediate response to the crisis is his first priority. Since the middle of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016384 Views

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Adam Capay ‘treated like an animal’, says Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day – CBC

Capay an example of Ontario’s ‘broken and unbalanced’ correctional system, Day says Nov 02, 2016 Ontario’s Regional Chief says his visit with Adam Capay at the Thunder Bay District Jail last week showed him just how broken the province’s correctional system is. Capay is the 24-year-old from Lac Seul First Nation whose four years in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016391 Views

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New Saskatchewan children’s advocate says suicides will be his first priority – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2016 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government’s latest update on federal finances shows that slow growth is taking a toll on the books _ but they say they have a cure: a long-term plan to attract billions in new private-sector investment. Finance Minister Bill Morneau laid […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 2016312 Views

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Some progress, but helping kids has stalled: former Saskatchewan child advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2016  SASKATOON _ Saskatchewan’s former child advocate says the government initially made some progress on helping kids, but Bob Pringle says efforts have stalled on many fronts. “The last year-and a-half to two years, there has not been the same sustained effort to support the child and family agenda as there […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016326 Views

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November is Family Violence Prevention Month

Nov 01, 2016 Albertans are reminded that everyone has a responsibility to end family violence in their community by focusing efforts to increase awareness and promote public education on these crimes. Family violence can happen to anyone, regardless of their age, ethnicity, education, sexual orientation or gender. It happens to couples who are dating and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016348 Views

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Ontario to Open First Dedicated Mental Health Unit for Female Adult Inmates

Province Redeveloping Roy McMurtry Youth Centre November 1, 2016 Ontario is continuing its work to increase mental health supports in the province’s corrections system by creating the first dedicated mental health unit in Ontario for female inmates. The unit is expected to open in early 2018 as part of a new 192-bed adult female detention […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016391 Views

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Officer pleads guilty over online remarks following death of indigenous artist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2016 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ An Ottawa police officer apologized to his family, the force and the Inuit community on Tuesday after pleading guilty to two Police Services Act charges in connection with online remarks he made about the death of indigenous artist Annie Pootoogook. Sgt. Chris […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016381 Views

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CBA Calls on Federal Government to Support Leonard Peltier’s Plea for Clemency

November 01, 2016 The CBA is seeking the Government of Canada’s support for an application for clemency for Leonard Peltier. In a letter dated October 28, the CBA has asked Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to contact her counterpart, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, to support Mr. Peltier’s request for clemency. This follows a resolution passed by the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016209 Views

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Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar pleads guilty to making racist comments about Annie Pootoogook – CBC

Prominent Inuk artist was found dead in the Rideau River on Sept. 19 Nov 01, 2016 An Ottawa police officer with 30 years of experience has pleaded guilty to making racist online comments about the death of a prominent Inuk artist earlier this fall. Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar entered the plea at a police hearing in Ottawa Tuesday morning. He […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016389 Views

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Amnesty International USA to Monitor to North Dakota Pipeline Protests

October 31, 2016 As tensions escalate at the site of a disputed pipeline close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) has sent a delegation of human rights observers to monitor the response of law enforcement to protests by Indigenous communities. AIUSA also has sent a letter to the Morton […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016345 Views

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Indigenous prisoners, segregation top priorities for new Ottawa senator Kim Pate – CBC

Oct 31, 2016 ‘My feet will be held to the fire,’ says long-time prisoners’ advocate An Ottawa-based advocate for marginalized Canadian prisoners named Monday to the Canadian Senate says she’ll be working to reduce the number of Indigenous people who end up in the country’s penal system. Kim Pate, the executive director of the Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016611 Views

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Who helps bereaved families? It’s complicated, Nunavut minister says – NunatsiaqOnline

November 01, 2016 “There are a lot of different responsibilities” If you’ve ever been unclear about what kind of support exists in Nunavut when a loved one dies away from home, you’re not alone. South Baffin MLA David Joanasie says a number of his constituents want more information about what kinds of bereavement support is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016274 Views

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Discussion Paper: Proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act

November 01, 2016 For your consideration! This proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act for was presented by Sébastien Grammond at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Re-Imagining Child Welfare symposium on 21 October 2016. A more complete discussion of the proposal will appear in the Journal of Law and Social Policy. Draft proposal […]

by aanationtalk on November 1, 2016365 Views

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How Canada can take responsibility for its genocidal past – Globe and Mail

Oct 31, 2106 Canada officially recognizes five genocides; it’s now time to add a sixth to that list. Today, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Liberal MP for Winnipeg Centre, will present a private member’s bill to Parliament to create an Indian Residential School Reconciliation Memorial Day. Mr. Ouellete worked closely with Maeengan Linklater, a Winnipeg indigenous community volunteer […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016309 Views

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Family Violence Prevention Month

November 01, 2016 Public Service Announcement Family Violence Prevention Month November is Family Violence Prevention Month. The Department of Family Services and Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council invite individuals and organizations to join us as we raise awareness on family violence. Nunavut experiences rates of family violence that are twelve times higher than the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2016299 Views

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Discrimination and prejudice’ leads to suicides in Ontario’s remote north, chief says – CBC

Liberal support of NDP motion to spend $155M on Indigenous child welfare too late for some parents Nov 01, 2016 A parliamentary motion today calling on the government to immediately invest $155 million in Indigenous child welfare comes too late for 16 young people who died this year in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, says Deputy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016346 Views

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Aboriginal women deserve more than we as Canadians have been willing to give them – Rabble.ca

October 31, 2016 Purple is a colour that calms the mind and nerves, offers a sense of spirituality and encourages creativity. It’s also the colour of courage. Purple embodies the ingredients necessary to move a woman from a place of fear to one of empowerment. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario, a time […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016319 Views

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CBC Investigates: ‘There has been a tragic accident’: Check out Episode 2 of Who Killed Alberta Williams – CBC

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2016350 Views

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Correctional Investigator Concerned by Rising Use of Force Incidents Involving Inflammatory Agents “Current review and control framework for use of pepper spray behind bars inadequate,” says Correctional Investigator

Ottawa, October 31, 2016 – The 43rd Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator was tabled today in Parliament.  The report documents that security incidents in federal prisons involving inflammatory agents, primarily Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) or pepper spray, has tripled since 2011/12. “Fully 60% of the 1,833 use of force incidents reviewed by […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016429 Views

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National Union urges support for motion to end discrimination against First Nations children

“Canada must act to address the historical wrongs that have been perpetrated against Indigenous people. Furthermore, we must act to stop the continued discrimination that exists.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President Ottawa (31 Oct. 2016) — The President of the National Union of Public and General Employees has written Prime Minister Trudeau urging his government to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2016297 Views

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OSSTF/FEESO calls for an end to discrimination against First Nations children

October 31, 2016 — Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) President Paul Elliott has sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling upon the government to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CRHT) order to end discrimination against First Nations children in the delivery of child welfare services on reserves. OSSTF/FEESO is joining […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016275 Views

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Caldwell First Nation signs vandalized in Leamington – The Windsor Star

October 31, 2016 The defacing of Caldwell First Nation property in Leamington is ‘disgusting,’ says the town’s mayor. Leamington Mayor John Paterson took to Facebook Sunday after three signs on Caldwell First Nation property were vandalized with graffiti. The words “white power” were scrawled across at least one of the signs. “All three of their […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2016300 Views

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OHRC: Letter to the Thunder Bay Police Service and Thunder Bay Police Services Board regarding systemic discrimination and racism

Chief J.P. Levesque Thunder Bay Police Service 1200 Balmoral Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5Z5 Board Chair Jacqueline Dojack c/o Secretary-Thunder Bay Police Services Board Office of the City Clerk 500 Donald St. E., 3rd Floor City Hall Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5V3 Dear Chief Levesque and Chair Dojack, It was a pleasure to meet […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016411 Views

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CRRF pleased to announce the 2016 Award of Excellence Recipients

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2016 – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Award of Excellence, presented at the gala dinner as part of the CRRF’s biennial National Conference, “Realizing an Inclusive Canada: 2017 and beyond,” which took place Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, Marcia Young, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016310 Views

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Reconciliation Day launch tomorrow – BayToday.ca

“It is part of the larger conversation about reconciliation stemming from the groundbreaking Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” Reconciliation North Bay will kick off tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the library’s Thomson Reading Room at the Education Centre marking the launch of one of the first municipal reconciliation strategies. “Reconciliation North Bay will become a community-wide […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2016275 Views

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Crime proceeds used for police programs – The Chronicle Journal

October 31, 2016 New intervention programs for at-risk people and impaired reduction strategies are among four police-based community safety programs funded through Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grants in Northwestern Ontario. Lac Seul Police Service will use $97,950 for a project entitled Collaboration for Community Wellness. Lac Seul Police and local First Nations partners will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2016266 Views

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Family of man shot on Saskatchewan farm calls for out of province investigator – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 30, 2016 17:31 By Rob Drinkwater THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ The family of an indigenous man fatally shot on a Saskatchewan farm in August is collecting names for a petition demanding an out-of-province lead investigator and a Crown prosecutor on the case. Jade Tootoosis, who was a cousin of Colten Boushie, says […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2016281 Views

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Canada held to account for its disappointing women’s rights record by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

October 28, 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland) – This week Canada’s record of women’s equality was under the spotlight at the United Nations in Geneva. The 65th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) happens at an opportune moment for Canadian women. Canada has a new federal government with a Prime Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 28, 2016462 Views

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URGENT: Express your support for the House of Commons Motion to ensure CHRT Compliance

October 28, 2016 Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters: As you know, the NDP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons to support the full and proper implementation of Jordan’s Principle and the Tribunal decisions on child welfare. Please take action and express your support and encourage others in your circle to do so […]

by pmnationtalk on October 28, 2016329 Views

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Sweat lodge honours missing and murdered Indigenous women – CBC

Oct 27, 2016 “A very important experience.” That’s how The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti describes her first sweat lodge ceremony. In October, Tremonti was in Prince George to host a forum on murdered and missing Indigenous women. It was also the launch of The Current’s virtual reality documentary, Highway of Tears. While she was in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2016214 Views

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Racism in policing is about outcomes, not intentions: Cole – Thestar.com

Police need to justify their disproportionate, systemic violence against racialized people because they have no intention of stopping it. Oct. 27, 2016 A two-year study of police traffic stops in Ottawa has revealed — to no one’s surprise — that cops in the nation’s capital disproportionately pull over Middle Eastern and black drivers. Since police […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016314 Views

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VIU’s Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies Examines Need to Change Justice System

October 126, 2016 VIU’s Reconciliation Road series fitting welcome as Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair pursues research in restorative justice Dr. Roy Janisch is on familiar ground as he strolls across Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Nanaimo campus. The University’s Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies was here in 2014 – on […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016473 Views

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Ancient water from Northern Ontario mine may harbour ‘alien’ life – CBC

Oct 27, 2016 There’s something alive down there. Or at least that’s how it looks – much like missing snacks and an emptied beer fridge can make it look like there’s an invisible brother-in-law living in your basement. In this case, the basement is 2.4 kilometres deep in a Northern Ontario mine where scientists having […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2016411 Views

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Disproportionate Number of Racialized Drivers Stopped by Ottawa Police Must be Addressed

October 27, 2016 CCLA is concerned by data indicating racial profiling by Ottawa’s police force. Drivers who appear to be Middle Eastern and black are disproportionately subjected to traffic stops, according to results from the Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (the “Project”), recently released by the Ottawa Police Service. CCLA recommends that any further […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016417 Views

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NAN Kicks-off First Stage of Amber’s Fire Safety Campaign in Attawapiskat First Nation

ATTAWAPISKAT, ON (October 26, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler along with Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Indigenous Northern Affairs, Ontario Native Fire Fighters Society, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, Fire Chiefs from Greenstone District, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Sioux Lookout and the Fire Marshall of Ontario come together to kick-off the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016436 Views

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Canada Supports Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Amber’s Fire Safety Campaign

October 26, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The health and safety of all Canadians is a priority for the Government of Canada. This includes supporting fire protection and prevention in First Nation communities. Today the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016404 Views

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25th Anniversary of Ratification of CRC in Canada: How Are We Doing?

October 26, 2016 2016 is the 25th Anniversary of Canada’s Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – time to ask about progress in implementation.  Substantive progress in some areas is combined with no action in others, based on recommendations to Canada in the last review of children’s rights in 2012.  The […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016353 Views

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Family violence a serious issue – Lethbridge Herald

October 26, 2016. Problem’s scope is ‘staggering,’ says chief health officer Cancer, heart disease, diabetes – they’re all serious health issues that have a broad impact on the Canadian population. But there’s another serious health issue that the country’s top doctor identified in a 60-page report released last week: family violence. Calling the scope of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016338 Views

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Supreme court nominee has wide ranging Q and A with MPs, senators – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 25, 2016 OTTAWA _ Malcolm Rowe, who has been tapped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to join the Supreme Court of Canada, sat down for a wide-ranging, question-and-answer session with MPs and senators at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday. Here are some of the Newfoundland and Labrador judge’s thoughts and exchanges. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016289 Views

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Supreme Court nominee Malcolm Rowe grilled on French, diversity and Aboriginal rights – CBC

Oct 25, 2016 1st judge from Newfoundland and Labrador nominated to serve on top court Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pick for the Supreme Court, Newfoundlander Malcolm Rowe, stared down members of the House and Senate justice committees on Tuesday, as they peppered him with questions about his fluency in French, his background as an Atlantic […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2016289 Views

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Missing woman Jennifer Catcheway’s remains may be in Duck Bay, family told – CBC

‘I’m looking for volunteers to come out to help us search,’ Bernice Catcheway says Oct 25, 2016 Jennifer Catcheway’s family says since they went public last week about new leads in the missing woman’s case, they’ve received four more tips that her remains may be in Duck Bay, Man. “I’m convinced,” Bernice Catcheway, Jennifer’s mother, told […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 2016374 Views

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Ontario’s sickening mistreatment of Adam Capay – The Globe and Mail

Oct. 24, 2016 Learn the name of Adam Capay. He is the living symbol of everything that is wrong with Canada’s prisons, its justice system and its treatment of indigenous people. Mr. Capay, 23, has been held in solitary confinement in an Ontario provincial prison for four years. He is housed alone in a basement, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016432 Views

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Joint Statement: Canada held to Account for Its Disappointing Women’s Rights Record by The UN CEDAW

Today Canada’s record of women’s equality is under the spotlight at the United Nations in Geneva. The 65th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women happens at an opportune moment for Canadian women. Canada has a new federal government with a Prime Minister who says he is a feminist, calls for […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 2016440 Views

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CBC Investigates: ‘Oh my god, what have I done?’ CBC uncovers chilling new details in unsolved B.C. killing – CBC

In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow. Each […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016462 Views

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Car evidence in fatal Saskatchewan farm shooting out of police custody: lawyer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 24, 2016  NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A key piece of evidence in the fatal shooting of a First Nations man on a Saskatchewan farm has been compromised, according to a lawyer representing the dead man’s family. Chris Murphy represents the family of Colten Boushie, who was killed Aug. 9 after the SUV […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 2016353 Views

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Justice and RCMP sign shared directional statement

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 24, 2016) – On October 20, 2016, Minister of Justice Keith Peterson and “V” Division Commanding Officer Michael Jeffrey signed the shared directional statement for 2016-2018, during a Nunavut-wide detachment commander training workshop in Iqaluit. The statement stresses the RCMP “V” Division’s commitment to providing Nunavummiut with efficient, effective and culturally-relevant policing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 2016341 Views

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Let’s walk with Gord on the path to reconciliation – Thestar.com

Oct. 24, 2016 I am pleased to call Gord Downie a friend and am in awe of his Secret Path performance. He wants us to move from awareness to caring, because we have a rare opportunity to create something — something meaningful. For 50 years Pearl Achneepineskum has been searching for a way to tell […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2016387 Views

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