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First Nations demand change to Alberta’s child intervention system – CBC

‘Obviously the number of aboriginal children coming into care has not gone down’ Mar 21, 2017 First Nations leaders are calling on the Alberta government to take a new approach when it comes to dealing with Indigenous children in care. “It’s time to look at something different because obviously the number of aboriginal children coming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017211 Views

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Man who beat, raped, and lit woman on fire has no pattern of brutality: doctor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ A psychologist says a man who beat, raped and then set a woman on fire is not necessarily at high risk to reoffend. Dr. Terry Nicholaichuk testified Monday at a hearing to determine whether Leslie Ivan Roderick Black should be declared a dangerous offender. Black pleaded […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017250 Views

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OPSEU: Anti-racism day focuses on racial profiling, hate incidents

March 21, 2017 The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination commemorates the Sharpeville massacre that took place on March 21, 1960 in South Africa. On that day, police shot and killed 69 peaceful demonstrators who had been protesting that country’s system of racial segregation, known as apartheid. The United Nations’ theme for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017170 Views

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Call your first hearing,’ former TRC chair advises missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry – CBC

Impatience grows among families as inquiry makes slow progress Mar 21, 2017 The former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls needs to start taking testimony from victims’ families. “Call your first hearing,” Senator Murray Sinclair said when asked Monday evening how he […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017208 Views

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Girl’s family will be 1st to know if inquest held – The Chronicle Journal

March 21, 2017 As the first anniversary of her untimely death approaches, advocates for a Grassy Narrows First Nation 14-year-old girl are renewing a demand for a coroner’s inquest into her case. The parents of Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace “and her community have received no information from any government agency about when, or if there will be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017177 Views

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What Canada could learn from the search for a missing Indigenous girl in Kenora, Ont. – CBC

Delaine Copenace, 16, was found dead a year ago in Lake of the Woods Mar 21, 2017 The search for a missing 16-year-old First Nations girl in Kenora, Ont., last year ended in tragedy. But the relationships built during the weeks of pursuing a common goal are giving many in the small city hope for […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017195 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in St. Catharines and the Niagara Region

Province Appointing a New Judge, Improving Bail Services and Providing More Support for Jurors March 20, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario is moving forward with its plan to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in St. Catharines […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017340 Views

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Speech: Confederation, Patriation, Reconciliation

From Department of Justice Canada by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, PC, QC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada To the Constitution 150 Conference Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario: March 10, 2017 Check Against Delivery Thank you so much for that incredibly kind introduction. Gilakas’la, good afternoon, bonjour, tout le monde. I am incredibly […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017341 Views

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Vigil Planned for Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace – Netnewsledger

20 March 2017 A year later no lessons have been learned by the federal government,’ says Charlie Angus ahead of this week’s Human Rights Tribunal hearing into discrimination in Canada’s Child Welfare system. KENORA — TREATY 3 – An April 17 vigil has been announced for Azraya Ackabee-Kokopenace, a 14 year old girl from Grassy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017339 Views

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Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality – CBC

Anthony Peter-Paul filed complaint after he was prohibited from smudging while in jail Mar 20, 2017 The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging. Anthony Peter-Paul was incarcerated for 16 months, first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017156 Views

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Ottawa hasn’t earned trust on indigenous child welfare: Editorial – Thestar.com

The government’s energy would be better spent protecting the health and safety of indigenous children than pushing back at the tribunal. March 20, 2017 When the Trudeau government goes before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal yet again this week, it will make two arguments that appear to be in conflict with its stated commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017342 Views

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St. Anne’s Survivors: IAP Process & Metatawabin Court Proceedings

The Government of Canada is challenging the “standing” of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School Survivor Edmund Metatawabin and Claimant K-10106 to bring these issues to the Court. The federal government is also challenging whether the Court has the power to force the federal government to do anything for breach of the settlement agreement. If dismissed, this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017388 Views

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We want the violence to stop’: Dozens gather at vigil for Jeanenne Fontaine Saturday night – CBC

Fontaine, 29, and Shania Chartrand, 21, were both shot, killed in Winnipeg this week March 18, 2017 When Kimberley Kostiuk thinks about the two young Indigenous women who were shot in Winnipeg within 48 hours of each other, she is afraid for her own daughters. “I have two young daughters that are that age. I […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017183 Views

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Canada and First Nations Leadership Council working together on advancing First Nation child and family services in British Columbia

March 17, 2017 – Vancouver, BC  – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The health and well-being of Indigenous children is a top priority for First Nation communities and the Government of Canada. We are committed to supporting First Nations across the country on how we can change together outcomes for children and families. Today, March 17, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017326 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry has just 90 victims’ names in its database – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 20, 2017 The inquiry that is looking into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women says privacy and process issues have left it with the names of fewer than 100 victims’ families in its database just two months before commissioners will start hearing from those who have lost loved ones. A 2014 report by the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017245 Views

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Colten Boushie’s mother fears property-defence resolution will stoke racial tensions – The Globe and Mail

The mother of a young man killed on a Saskatchewan farm said she fears recent political developments threaten to escalate racial tension in the province. Debbie Baptiste’s son Colten Boushie was shot dead after he and his friends drove their vehicle on to a farm property near North Battleford in August. The farm owner, Gerald […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017157 Views

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Pressure builds as missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry prepares public hearings – CBC

Mar 17, 2017 Families begin testimony at the national inquiry starting in May More details were released this week about how the national inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will proceed, but some family members say they still have many questions. A second weekly newsletter was published on the inquiry’s website […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2017196 Views

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SARM wants meeting with FSIN over rural crime resolution – Global

March 17, 2017 The president of the Saskatchewan of Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) wants to meet with the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) about a contentious resolution the association passed this week at its annual convention. The FSIN is upset with the resolution calling on the association to lobby the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2017171 Views

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Rural group’s resolution to expand rights to defend about crime, says president – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017  SASKATOON _ The president of the Saskatchewan of Association of Rural Municipalities wants to meet with the chief of an indigenous group about a contentious resolution the association passed this week at its annual convention. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is upset with the resolution calling on the association […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2017331 Views

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Family of Sherman Quisses and Neskantaga First Nation Seeking Justice in Application for Stay of First Degree Murder Charge

Family of Sherman Quisses and Neskantaga First Nation Seeking Justice in Application for Stay of First Degree Murder Charge THUNDER BAY, ON: The family of Sherman Quisses, the 34-year-old victim of Adam Capay and Neskantaga First Nation announced today that they are seeking legal representation and will be responding to Capay’s February 21, 2017 application […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2017324 Views

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Official launch of the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”

Kahnawake, March 16, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) wishes to express its point of view regarding the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”, which will investigate the relationship between Indigenous people and certain public institutions in the province of Québec. This inquiry, announced in December 2016, in reaction to the revelations of serious […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 2017177 Views

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2017 CACP Research Foundation Conference

Today’s public safety environment is increasingly complex. There are more and more marginalized and vulnerable people who may become victims of crime, or offenders.  Poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction are some of the factors that contribute to individual vulnerability, isolation and disconnection from communities and society.  Policing systems, designed to address actions and behaviours […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017325 Views

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MMIWG: Newsletter Online & Newsletter Practical Information for Families

View Newsletter Online (15/03/17) Newsletter Practical Information for Families (15/03/17) NT5

by aanationtalk on March 16, 2017214 Views

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Winnipeg Police Service: Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261

March 16, 2017 Winnipeg Police Service Media Release For Immediate Release Update – Residential Fire – C17-52261 Homicide Investigation: As previously released – On March 14, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., emergency services responded to a working house fire in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue. First responders located a 29 year old female identified […]

by aanationtalk on March 16, 2017258 Views

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to explore ‘climate of tension and mistrust’ – CBC

Mar 16, 2017 2-year investigation will look at how Indigenous people are treated by police, social services The retired judge presiding over a probe into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec says he wants find out what led to a “climate of tension and mistrust” in Val-d’Or and across the province. Former Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017226 Views

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(hashtag)StopGunsGangsBC: March update

March 15, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province, anti-gang units and local police continue to make progress with work underway on B.C.’s nearly $30-million Guns and Gangs Strategy, launched in April 2016. Key measures of the strategy now completed: Development of an integrated community-safety initiative and Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Community Safety Model to strengthen collaboration between police, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017184 Views

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Family says cousin of Tina Fontaine taken off life support after shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017 12:53 WINNIPEG _ Family members say a woman found shot in the back of the head in central Winnipeg this week is the cousin of Tina Fontaine, the teenage girl whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Rhonda Flett, the aunt of Jeanenne Fontaine, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017325 Views

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Emergency Protection Orders Now Available in First Nations Communities

March 15, 2017 Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced the change today, March 15. It gives Mi’kmaw families the same access to protections from domestic violence that other Nova Scotians have. Until now, Mi’kmaw families could call […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017223 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s cousin dies after being shot in head, home set on fire, family says – CBC

Family pleads for information in death of 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine Mar 15, 2017 A Winnipeg woman was shot in the head before her home was set on fire, her family says. Jeanenne Fontaine, 29, was found in a home on Aberdeen Avenue, between Powers Street and Salter Street, on Tuesday after reports of a fire […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017201 Views

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Inquest Into the Death of Nadine Machiskinic

March 15, 2017 A public inquest into the death of Nadine Machiskinic has been scheduled for March 27-31, 2017 at the Queensbury Convention Centre at Evraz Place, Meeting Room 5, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Machiskinic, 29, was found unresponsive at the Delta Hotel.  She was transported to hospital by ambulance and pronounced deceased several […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2017284 Views

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Child and Family Services Act conflicts with Inuit culture, MLA alleges – NunatsiaqOnline

Quttiktuq MLA Isaac Shooyook wants removal of words that deter physical discipline Quttiktuq MLA Isaac Shooyook wants the Government of Nunavut to remove words from the Child and Family Services Act that say “parents should use methods other than force by way of correction towards their children or in the discipline of their children.” Shooyook […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017129 Views

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Prisoner segregation falls, but ombudsman questions conditions in alternatives – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017  OTTAWA _ Canada’s federal prison ombudsman is noting a steep decline in the use of solitary confinement in jails in the past two years, but remains concerned some inmates are facing long periods of isolation in the cells where they’re placed. Ivan Zinger said that on average about 400 inmates […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017149 Views

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Adult, child found dead in northern Alberta house fire; 4 treated for smoke – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 FOX LAKE, Alta. _ An adult and a child have died in a house fire in the remote northern Alberta community of Fox Lake. RCMP say the fire on Tuesday also sent four residents to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Police are not releasing the identities of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017219 Views

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Media Availability Regarding Government of Canada’s Progress Child and Family Services and Jordan’s Principle

ttawa – Please be advised that representatives from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Health Canada and Department of Justice Canada will hold a phone-in Media Availability related to progress made on First Nations Child and Family Services, Jordan’s Principle and Canada’s response to the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision. Date:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2017327 Views

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Prince Edward Island forecasts $17.9 million deficit for fiscal 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 11:11 CHARLOTTETOWN _ Prince Edward Island’s Liberal government is forecasting a $17.9 million deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year, nearly double the $9.6 million deficit forecast in the budget. The government blames the increase on a $30 million reduction in harmonized sales tax payments from Ottawa and an increase in spending […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 2017135 Views

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Legal group calls for Ottawa to preserve preliminary inquiries – The Globe and Mail

Mar. 15, 2017 A national legal organization is urging federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to spare the preliminary inquiry, a major part of some criminal trials that has come under attack by several provinces, top judges and even the Supreme Court. The top court disrupted the criminal-justice system last July by setting time limits, from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017228 Views

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Anti-racism data will help improve justice system – Advocate Daily

Ontario’s new three-year anti-racism strategic plan — which includes the collection of race-based data — will help address long-standing flaws in the justice system, Toronto criminal lawyer Annamaria Enenajor tells Toronto Metro News. “This kind of data would help substantiate many claims that have been made for a long time,” she says. Enenajor, a lawyer […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017170 Views

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Rural crime frustration palpable, but don’t take law into own hands: minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2017  REGINA _ Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant says he knows people are frustrated about rural crime, but they shouldn’t take the law into their own hands. A resolution passed Tuesday at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention says rural crime has increased and people don’t have sufficient rights to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017144 Views

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Murdered youth demonstrates lack of supports for Alberta kids in child welfare – Calgary Herald

Just nine months after aging out of the child welfare system, 18-year-old Peter was murdered. His death, the latest explored by Alberta’s child and youth advocate, highlights the same concern the office has had for 20 years — transition supports for kids aging out of care are failing. Young people leaving the child welfare system […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017227 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation band councillor admits to drug trafficking – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan who was accused of selling drugs has pleaded guilty to two charges. Clarence Papequash, who is 64, was in Yorkton provincial court Monday where he entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017202 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving death of an 18-year-old man

March 14, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the death of a young man and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Peter was a victim of a homicide. He was the subject of a Permanent […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2017399 Views

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Family says missing Sooke man found dead – Times Colonist

March 13, 2017 Michael Gregory Widner, a Sooke man who has been missing since Wednesday, has been found dead, his family says. “They’re waiting for an autopsy, that’s all I know,” said his brother Shawn Widner, who lives in Calgary. “He’s a wonderful father and a great brother and I’m devastated.” Sooke RCMP confirmed a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017315 Views

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I’m not a bad person:’ Recognizing impacts of childhood trauma in the justice system – CBC

Psychologist says childhood abuse and neglect ‘not only cost the individual, they cost society’ Mar 14, 2017 Michael Abel recently got out of jail. During our initial talk, Michael shifted from side to side. He appeared agitated and had an intense cold glare. I was unsure if he was getting ready to punch me in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017185 Views

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MMIWG: Commissioners Broaden Definition of Family

March 9, 2017 (VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Four Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls met this week with dozens of regional organizations and groups that have been advocating for decades to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ. Nearly 50 members of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2017413 Views

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Jewish aboriginal prisoner alleges new attack by guards was parting ‘gift’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 13, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A federal prisoner says he was asleep in bed when guards burst into his cell and beat him in what he called an orchestrated retaliation for various complaints he has made _ allegations authorities said they are still investigating. The allegedly excessive […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017294 Views

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CBC Investigates: Mona Sock, a life stolen by abuse – CBC

8th grader lived in foster home with a convicted sex offender Mar 13, 2017 Martha Milliea worried about strange men on the street preying on her daughter Mona. She didn’t worry about the man inside the foster home where 13-year-old Mona Sock lived. Mona had been staying at her sister Harmony’s home on Elsipogtog First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017219 Views

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Event: The Current is coming to Ottawa – CBC

Join Anna Maria Tremonti as she hosts a public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women Mar 13, 2017 On Tuesday, March 28, join CBC Radio One’s The Current for a free public forum on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Host Anna Maria Tremonti looks at expectations and criticisms of the national […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017302 Views

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The Lost Children: The secret life of death by neglect – CBC

When a child dies from unnatural causes, how do we know what happened? We don’t Mar 13, 2017 At least 53 children known to child protection services in New Brunswick have died from unnatural causes over the past two decades. How they died and whether any could have been saved is not for the public […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017237 Views

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NWT Delegation attends National Indigenous Women’s Summit

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2017)  An all-female delegation nominated by six NWT Aboriginal governments recently returned from attending the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit (NIWS) in Toronto, Ontario from March 6-8. The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women was unable to attend the Summit due to prior commitments but invited the delegation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017190 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017428 Views

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