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Update: Trans woman speaks out after alleged discrimination – News Talk 980

September 7, 2016 A trans woman says she was made to feel like she did something wrong for using a woman’s washroom at a casino in Prince Albert, Sask. “It’s very hard on me, I feel like I did something wrong, which I shouldn’t feel,” Lexus Herman said. She claims she was confronted by an […]

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Urgent plea to the public in case of missing 21-year-old Christine Wood

September 6, 2016 The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the family of Christine Wood are appealing to the public to come forward with any information regarding missing 21-year-old Christine Wood. Christine, a former student of the University of Winnipeg, has been missing since the evening of August 19. Her family […]

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Piikani Nation honours start of commission – Lethbridge Herald

September 7, 2016. Sept. 1 marked the start of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. A grassroots group from the Piikani Nation marked the start of the inquiry with a ceremony and by tying more than 1,300 ribbons along a section of Highway 3. The event began with a ceremony […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 2016469 Views

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MMIWG MMIW Tamra Keepness – APTN

September 6, 2016 APTN National News The five commissioners tasked with guiding national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women started their work Sept. 1. Hearings are expected to start later in 2016. Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2016/09/06/mmiwg-mmiw-tamra-keepness/

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Ontario Supporting the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 6, 2016 Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is supporting the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and establishing a support office for families involved in the inquiry process. The province has passed an Order-in-Council giving the federally-appointed commissioners of the national inquiry full investigative authority to compel testimony and collect […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2016482 Views

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She’s our child:’ Family’s tearful plea for help to find missing Manitoba woman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2016 14:47 WINNIPEG _ The parents of a missing woman from northern Manitoba are begging for help to find their daughter who has disappeared without a trace. Christine Wood, who is 21, was with her mother and father in Winnipeg on Aug. 19 to accompany a relative to a medical appointment. The […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2016355 Views

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Inquiry into Justice Robin Camp’s conduct begins today

Sept. 6, 2016 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF is in Calgary at the judicial inquiry into the conduct of Justice Robin Camp. The Canadian Judicial Council is investigating a complaint brought by the Attorney General of Alberta that calls for Justice Camp’s removal from the office of Federal Court judge for remarks he made […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016423 Views

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Native leaders slam province’s suggestion to house foster kids – Toronto Star

Sept 5, 2016 Plan to use empty space in youth criminal justice facilities ‘not acceptable’ A provincial suggestion that children in foster care could be temporarily housed in empty space in youth criminal justice facilities in northern Ontario is under fire from native leaders and the province’s youth advocate. The suggestion is one of many […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016370 Views

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VIDEO: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs and Pepper Spray – Democracy Now

Sept 5, 2015 On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If completed, the pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield to Illinois. The project has faced months of resistance […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016264 Views

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Rally planned at appeal of trucker’s acquittal in aboriginal woman’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2016 EDMONTON _ Alberta prosecutors are set to begin appeal arguments today in the acquittal of an Ontario trucker who was charged with killing an aboriginal woman. A jury last year found Bradley Barton not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old prostitute who was found […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016350 Views

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Alanis Obomsawin documents Cindy Blackstock’s fight for equality for Aboriginal children – CBC

Canadian documentarian Alanis Obomsawin describes Cindy Blackstock as “the strongest person I’ve ever met.” The celebrated filmmaker’s latest film is about Blackstock, and the fight she led against the Canadian government, alleging the federal government under-funds First Nations children living on-reserve. The NFB film, We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice, will premiere at the […]

by aanationtalk on September 5, 2016405 Views

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New documentary shows lengths taken to find missing family members – CBC

Efforts of Winnipeg volunteer group Drag the Red highlighted in This River CBC News Posted: Sep 04, 2016 In This River, Katherena Vermette trains an intimate and personal lens on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and shows the lengths families will go to bring their loved ones home. In 1991, Vermette’s brother […]

by aanationtalk on September 5, 2016418 Views

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Family, friends share message of forgiveness at vigil for man fatally shot on Sask. farm – News Talk 650

September 2, 2016 t was an emotional night in North Battleford Thursday as family, friends and strangers held a candlelight vigil to honour a Cree man who was shot to death three weeks ago. Around 100 people gathered at the Don Ross Centre to sing, dance and share stories in Colten Boushie’s memory. “It’s been […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016430 Views

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Missing Eskasoni couples to be remembered with ‘spirit cleansing’ – CBC

2 sisters and their husbands went missing in 1936, were never seen again Sep 01, 2016 Eighty years on, Georgina Doucette of Eskasoni, N.S., hopes to put to rest the tragedy of her two aunts’ disappearance. On Mar. 30, 1936, two couples set out in a boat from Eskasoni to Big Pond, less than 10 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016381 Views

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Chief of MMIW inquiry says Inuit will not be sidelined as work begins – CBC

Sep 02, 2016 ‘I look forward to hearing from the people of the North and I intend to listen very carefully’ The chief commissioner of the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls promises that Inuit in Canada’s North will not be sidelined or offered pan-Aboriginal solutions, despite the lack of an Inuk […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016380 Views

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Analysis: The challenges facing inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women – CTV

September 1, 2016 The national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women officially began on Thursday, with British Columbia judge Marion Buller as the chief commissioner. CTV News Channel asked Mi’kmaq lawyer and Ryerson University professor Pam Palmater about the inquiry’s promises — and shortcomings. What should be the inquiry’s priorities? “I think the government […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016441 Views

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Canada’s National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Begins – Indian Country Media Network

September 1, 2016 As the Canadian government officially begins its long-awaited national inquiry on September 1 into the country’s high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW), the reservations expressed by families and victims’ advocates when the panel was announced a month ago continue. To begin with, there are not even firm statistics on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016340 Views

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Candlelight vigil held for slain First Nations man Colten Boushie – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 2, 2016 NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. _ A candlelight vigil has been held in memory of a Saskatchewan First Nations man whose shooting death on a rural property escalated racial tensions in the province. Colten Boushie of the Red Pheasant First Nation was killed Aug. 10 after the vehicle he was in drove […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016417 Views

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Day 1 of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has arrived – Regina Leader Post

Sept 1, 2016 The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Inquiry kicked off quietly. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said she was a bit disappointed at that, but is trying to remain positive. “To be honest, we thought there would be more announced today than there was,” she […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2016375 Views

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2nd Anniversary of an Unsolved Homicide – William Wapoose

Incident Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – 08:30 Incident Number: P14063024 Location: Chapples Park Date Published: 2016-09-01 Unsolved Homicide William Darryl WAPOOSE $50,000 Reward The City of Thunder Bay is offering a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the death of William Wapoose. William Darryl […]

by aanationtalk on September 1, 2016414 Views

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Standing Committee on Legislative Offices – Child and Youth Advocate Act Review

Have your say on legislation that helps vulnerable children and youth The Standing Committee on Legislative Offices invites your input on the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Act enables the Advocate to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth receiving intervention services or who are involved with the youth criminal justice […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016349 Views

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Vigil planned tonight for Colten Boushie in North Battleford, Sask. – CBC

Sep 01, 2016 22-year-old man shot and killed last month on farm near Biggar Family and supporters of Colten Boushie will gather together at a vigil tonight in North Battleford. The 22-year-old Boushie was shot and killed last month on a farm near Biggar. 54-year-old Gerald Stanley has been charged with second degree murder in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016421 Views

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Head of missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry says ‘concrete’ recommendations needed – Global News

September 1, 2016 Marion Buller said “concrete” recommendations are needed as she begins her new job of heading up the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. When Buller looks back on the Saskatchewan First Nation territory where she spent her summers growing up, some of her childhood friends are no longer there. They […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016401 Views

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Justice for families requires MMIW inquiry investigate role of police: Neil Macdonald – CBC

Indigenous affairs minister says it’s up to commissioners to ‘put teeth’ into terms of reference Sep 01, 2016 There is a legal term called “stipulating.” It means all parties in a case agree on the truth of certain things, and agree not to niggle where those truths are concerned, and get on with the case […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016410 Views

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Department of Justice accepting applications for victims’ assistance funding

September 01, 2016 The Department of Justice is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and institutions for victims’ assistance funding. You may be eligible for funding if your proposed project offers: Training geared to frontline service providers on the needs and concerns of victims of crime; Direct services that help victims through crisis response, follow-up assistance, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016278 Views

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Blinded by hate, consumed by injustice – Troy Media

Violence begets violence, and when the sides are identified by race or religion our impulsesfor revenge harden RED DEER, Alta. Sept. 1, 2016 — Have you or a member of your family or a close friend ever been victim of a violent crime? Have you suffered a home or vehicle break-in or robbery — perhaps […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016402 Views

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For Val-d’Or Indigenous community, hope and frustration as MMIW inquiry begins – CBC

Sep 01, 2016 Sindy Ruperthouse’s family is searching for her as allegations of abuse taint relations with police As the federal inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women begins its work, the parents of a woman who disappeared from Val-d’Or, Que., are watching closely — but fear it may be too late for their own […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016353 Views

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Marion Buller, head of MMIW inquiry, says ‘don’t expect to hear from us right away’ – CBC

Families of victims say lack of communication is a source of mounting frustration Aug 31, 2016 The chief commissioner of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada says it could be a while before the panel will have much to reveal about its work. “We’re going to go carefully and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016324 Views

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Cape Dorset Inirtirijiit Justice Committee seeking members

August 31, 2016 Public Service Announcement Cape Dorset Inirtirijiit Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: August 31, 2016 End Date: September 16, 2016 45 sec The Cape Dorset Inirtirijiit Justice Committee is looking for members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016246 Views

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Head of missing women’s inquiry says ‘concrete’ recommendations needed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 31, 2016 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ When Marion Buller looks back on the Saskatchewan First Nation territory where she spent her summers growing up, some of her childhood friends are no longer there. They are aboriginal women who went missing or were murdered, part of a tragic phenomenon […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2016351 Views

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94 calls to action, 3 ways to get started – UAlberta

The journey will be long, but there are some simple actions teachers and schools can take to pave the way for truth and reconciliation. August 31, 2016 Elementary education is one common experience we all share as Canadians—Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal—and even that is not so common as far as the experience goes. Many students, most […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2016425 Views

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CASW – Letter to Premiers re: MMIW Inquiry

In August, CASW sent letters to each Canadian Premier requesting that an Order in Council be passed immediately to support full, transparent, and open communication with the national MMIW inquiry Commissioners and relevant federal officials. August 17, 2016 Council of the Federation Dear Premiers, The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is the national association voice […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2016445 Views

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Letter to the editor: Time to acknowledge racism and tackle it head-on – Starphoenix

August 31, 2016 The tragic homicide of Colten Boushie near Biggar has sparked a great deal of public debate, some of it questioning the level of racism that exists in Saskatchewan. The racism that has been revealed is shocking to most, but not to indigenous people. The lived experience of indigenous people cannot be ignored, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2016457 Views

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Lack Of Funding For Basic Tools Undermines First Nations Policing – Huffington Post

August 30, 2016 Lack of funding for basic services is all too common in First Nation communities. We have all heard the horror stories of people dying because of no access to basic health care, youth not having access to education and people not having access to basic necessities of the Western world such as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2016539 Views

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Mystery of Delaine Copenace’s death must be solved, says mother of drowned First Nations teen – CBC

August 31, 2016 Anita Ross says she will appeal coroner’s decision not to hold an inquest into death he ruled accidental The mother of a First Nations teen says she is angry and frustrated by a coroner’s decision not to hold an inquest into her daughter’s disappearance and death in Kenora, Ont., last winter. Anita […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2016271 Views

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Indigenous leaders praise Gord Downie for calling attention to their plight – CP

TORONTO – Leaders of Canada’s indigenous community say they feel stunned and grateful to Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie for training the spotlight on issues plaguing First Nations. Downie spoke passionately of struggles in Canadian native communities during what was widely presumed to be the iconic band’s final performance on Saturday in Kingston, Ont. Addressing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2016400 Views

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Manitoba all in for inquiry into murdered, missing indigenous women and girls – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2016 13:03 WINNIPEG _ The Manitoba government is affirming its participation in a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The province says in a release that an order in council has been passed which gives the inquiry commissioners the authority to examine work and analysis on the issue […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2016495 Views

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Manitoba Affirms Participation in National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

August 30, 2016 The Manitoba government has passed an order in council that provides the federally appointed commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls the authority to examine the considerable work and analysis already completed in Manitoba and to examine matters within the exclusive jurisdiction of the province, Justice […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2016412 Views

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Social workers are still “scooping” children – The Windsor Star

August 30, 2016 It is good to hear that the victims of “the 1960s Scoop” — the 20-year-period starting in the 1960s in which Aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed with non-aboriginal families — will finally be having their day in court. I don’t want to take away from the grave injustices […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016380 Views

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Sonya Nadine Cywink Homicide Investigation Police Seek Public Information – Portstanleynews.com

Elgin County, ON – Members of the Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate the death of Sonya Nadine CYWINK under the direction of Detective Inspector Andy Raffay of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). It has been 22 years since 31-year-old Sonya Nadine CYWINK was found deceased at the Southwold Earthworks, a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016528 Views

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Sterilization of indigenous women an act of genocide, new book says – CBC

August 28, 2016 Policy makers believed it was ‘cheaper to intervene and stop people from reproducing’, author says A new book is shedding light on the coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canada in the 1970s. An Act of Genocide, Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women was written by Karen Stote, an assistant professor […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2016315 Views

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Greater Sudbury Police to run with activist for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – CBC

Aug 28, 2016 Caribou Legs ‘excited’ to have a police organization support his cause The Greater Sudbury Police Service has become the first police organization to accept a challenge from the Gwich’in ultra-marathoner known as ‘Caribou Legs.’ Several officers, including Chief Paul Pedersen, will join Brad Firth on a five kilometre run on Tuesday to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2016318 Views

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Viewpoint: Apply cross-cultural justice measure to heal racism – StarPhoenix

August 29, 2016 Social media users like to believe that expressing their opinion is allowing them to contribute democratically to the constructive thought process. However, in the political arena of competing ideologies, there are those who attempt to negate such expression by fomenting dissent, often through the unregulated spreading of outright untruths. Saskatchewan residents were […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2016409 Views

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Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Tour

August 26, 2016 URGENT REQUEST FOR SUPPORT Treaty 8 Territory/Peace River Valley/ British Columbia Our people, Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations, have been fighting the Site C hydroelectric dam project (“the project”) for close to five decades. The project threatens to flood three of the largest rivers in our territory: Peace, Moberly, and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2016505 Views

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Indigenous people sue Canada for taking them from their homes as children – VICE News

August 26, 2016 This week, in a downtown Toronto courthouse, Indigenous people who were taken away from their families as children began what they hope will be the final leg of a journey for justice from the Canadian government. They are the victims of the “Sixties Scoop,” a period in which government workers took children […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2016243 Views

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Minister Wilson-Raybould Visits New Zealand to Meet Prime Minister John Key and Learn About Justice System

August 28, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada Canada and New Zealand share a common historical heritage and many current challenges including how the two justice systems serve their people. Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould began an official trip to New Zealand that will include meetings with the Prime Minister of New […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 2016385 Views

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Inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women: A healing journey – Montreal Gazette

August 26, 2016 AKWESASNE, N.Y. — The search for Carleen McDonald ended on a brisk October morning. A deer hunter happened upon her body in the woods behind her parents’ home. She’d been dead for nearly two months. Cheryl McDonald remembers how desperate they had been. She spent hours walking through the reeds on the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2016397 Views

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Province, advocacy groups discussing MMIW inquiry at Regina conference – CBC

Aug 25, 2016 Indigenous women’s groups to join gathering about Saskatchewan’s approach to national inquiry Saskatchewan residents who want a say in the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women connected in Regina today. A symposium is being held at the Travelodge Hotel on Albert Street on Thursday and Friday to discuss what role […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2016352 Views

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Doug Cuthand: Respect for mourning family precludes violence – StarPhoenix

August 26, 2016 First Nations culture and traditions go back centuries, with a long history of how we treat each other and show respect for the spirits. When every so often this comes to the surface, the news media and public are confused and fail to understand what is happening. The tragic killing of Colten […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2016412 Views

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Nunavut women’s group asks Ottawa to reconsider MMIWG inquiry commissioner – NunatsiaqOnline

August 26, 2016 “The families were very clear” Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women is added its voice to a call for Ottawa to appoint an Inuk commissioner for the upcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. After months of consultation, the federal government formally announced the inquiry Aug. 3, along with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 2016439 Views

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