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Irwin Cotler Urges Action on Unresolved Justice Issues: Indigenous Rights & International Prisoners of Conscience

Calls on PM to Restore Public Consultation for Supreme Court Appointment TORONTO, ONTARIO–(April 1, 2016) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Last night, The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy launched The Pursuing Justice Project with a gala celebrating the life’s work of Hon. Irwin Cotler. Leaders from law, business […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2016524 Views

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The situation of Aboriginal women in Val-d’Or is not isolated case

Kahnawake, April 1st, 2016 – Following the March 31th episode of “Enquête” on ICI Radio-Canada on the situation of violence against Aboriginal women in Quebec, Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to reiterate its demand for the establishment of an independent committee of police agencies to investigate the allegations of abuse of power by Sûreté […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016752 Views

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NWAC Stands with Indigenous Women of Val D’Or; encourages all Survivors of Police Violence to Continue Coming Forward

(April 1, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has learned that there are more Indigenous women coming forward in the Val D’Or region of Quebec sharing their experiences of sexual abuse and other forms of gender and race-based violence at the hands of Quebec police. Historically, all tiers of institutional […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016745 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum a Step Toward Change and Real Justice for Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations’ Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum a Step Toward Change and Real Justice for Indigenous Peoples April 1, 2016 (Ottawa, ON):  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum took place today in Regina, Saskatchewan, bringing together more than 80 delegates and speakers, including AFN National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 20161015 Views

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The first song off Amanda Rheaume’s new album raises awareness and funds for murdered and missing Indigenous women

March 30, 2016 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and award-winning artist Amanda Rheaume announced that proceeds for Red Dress, the first song released from her upcoming album Holding Patterns, will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) in honour of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Rheaume announced the song’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2016698 Views

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First Nation Youth completes ‘Spiritual Journey for the Innocent’

March 29, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, recognizes Eabametoong First Nation youth Gordon Slipperjack who completed a two-week awareness walk for First Nations children with his arrival in Sioux Lookout today. “We are deeply moved that the tragic loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2016672 Views

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Ontario Investing $3.7 Million in Grants to Enhance Community Safety

March 30, 2016 Applications Now Open For Municipalities and Organizations to Apply Ontario is now accepting applications for the Safer and Vital Communities Grant and the Proceeds of Crime – Front Line Policing Grant to help fund community-led safety and corrections projects in Ontario. This year the province will invest up to $3.7 million under […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2016627 Views

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Annual Walk to Commemorate the Anniversary of Migwite’tm

Date/Time Date(s) – Saturday Jun 11 16 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Location Category(ies) No Categories Attention Community Notice Chief and Council would like to extend an invitation to the community of Listuguj to participate in a walk to commemorate the anniversary of Migwite’tm or “The Incident at Restigouche”. The LMG will be hosting a walk on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016332 Views

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NWAC President Dawn Lavell-Harvard Participates in Two Key Parallel Events at 2016 UN Commission on Status of Women

(March 24, 2016) (NY, NY, United States of America) ― Dawn Lavell-Harvard, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), partook in two key parallel events at the 60th United Nations Special Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW60) in New York, New York on Tuesday March 22, 2016. The first parallel event entitled […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 2016673 Views

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Government invests in community programs that support families and prevent violence

Mar 24, 2016 Community organizations are receiving Family and Community Safety Program grants for local programs and services that support the safety and well-being of Alberta families. As part of the Family Violence Framework, the Alberta government is investing $3.5 million in one-time funding to support programs that protect women and girls, Indigenous, immigrant and […]

by aanationtalk on March 24, 2016604 Views

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Over $7 million to combat gangs, youth crime and violence against women

March 23, 2016 Community organizations working to safeguard vulnerable young people from gang involvement and protect victims of domestic, sexual and other forms of violence will benefit from nearly $7.2 million in government grants supporting public safety priorities. This represents the largest-ever one-time grants investment in community crime prevention in B.C., combining $5.5 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2016562 Views

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NWAC Mourns Life of Delaine Copenace; Renews Call for Immediate Cross-Governmental Action to End Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

(March 23, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is devastated to learn of yet another daughter stolen from us. The remains of 16 year-old Delaine Copenace of the Onigaming Nation were found yesterday (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) near her home community of Kenora, Ontario. As the groundswell of community vigils […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2016712 Views

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NAN Mourns Delaine Copenace

March 22, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 16-year-old Delaine Copenace, missing since February 28, whose remains were identified by police today: “Words cannot describe the grief we feel over the tragic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2016327 Views

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Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21, 2016 March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, “Human […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2016568 Views

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Racism and Islamophobia Are Barriers to an Equal Society: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21, 2016

March 21, 201 TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 21, 2016) – By every measure, Ontario has the fastest growing rates of poverty and inequality out of every province in Canada, but the effects of this epidemic are not evenly felt across society. Racialized people in Canada – regardless of whether they are multi-generation Canadians, new immigrants, or Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2016758 Views

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CUPE: Human rights, economic justice and racial justice go hand in hand

March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination We are currently experiencing the rise of precarious work across the country. As precarious work becomes the norm, workers of colour are disproportionately forced to take on low paid jobs, contributing to their higher rates of poverty. In addition to more precarious work, gun violence […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2016548 Views

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Premier meets with Voices of Women Forum

March 21, 2016 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government remains focused on women’s issues, including gender parity, education, training and workplace equality, Premier Brian Gallant said today. Continued support of women’s issues in New Brunswick and across Canada was on the agenda as Gallant met with the Voices of Women Forum. “We discussed many issues that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2016573 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Justice Murray Sinclair on Appointment to Senate of Canada

March 18, 2016 Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Justice Murray Sinclair on Appointment to Senate of Canada (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart today congratulated Justice Murray Sinclair on his appointment to the Senate of Canada, one of seven people announced today by […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2016745 Views

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NWAC President, Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Speaks to Plight of Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada at 2016 UN Commission on Status of Women; Receives Standing Ovation

(March 18, 2016) (New York, NY, United States) – Dawn Lavell-Harvard, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, was invited to join the sixtieth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which began March 14 and concludes on March 24, 2016 at UN headquarters in New York City. Yesterday (March […]

by pmnationtalk on March 18, 2016962 Views

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Another Indigenous Leader Killed in Honduras, Canadian Organizations say Enough is Enough

March 18, 2016 (Montreal/Toronto/Ottawa) Today, fifty Canadian organizations and networks sent a letter calling on the Canadian Government to pressure Honduran authorities and review Canadian foreign policy after another member of Berta Cáceres’ organization was murdered this week. On Tuesday, Nelson Noé García Laínez from the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) […]

by pmnationtalk on March 18, 2016618 Views

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Anishinabek Nation congratulates Justice Sinclair on Senate appointment

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 18, 2016 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Justice Murray Sinclair on his Senate appointment. “Mizanay Gheezhik – Justice Murray Sinclair, is deserving of this appointment,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. “We are proud that he will be representing Indigenous Peoples interests in an under-represented government […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 2016642 Views

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Prince District RCMP collect donations for the Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter

March 17, 2016 International Women’s Day was recently celebrated on March 8 to recognize the achievements of women throughout our history. In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Prince District RCMP collected several items for the Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women’s Shelter on Lennox Island. On March 16, 2016 Cst. Barb MacInnis, the RCMP Community […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016608 Views

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CCLA: Critical recommendations issued by Canada’s prison watchdog

March 17, 2016 Last week, the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) – Canada’s federal prison watchdog – released its annual report for 2014-2015. The report paints a concerning picture of the reality inside Canada’s federal prisons and includes important recommendations for reform, accountability, and greater respect of prisoners’ rights. CCLA welcomes the OCI’s essential […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016663 Views

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Action & Outreach re: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Mar. 16, 2016 The Chair of the UBCM First Nations Relations Committee, Councillor Murry Krause, recently wrote to the UBCM membership regarding resolution 2015-B111, “National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women”. He detailed UBCM’s action on the resolution, and encouraged members to engage with Indigenous organizations in response to the severe and widespread violence […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016654 Views

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CUPE: Fighting in the struggle for Indigenous water rights and justice

Mar 16, 2016 The United Nations has declared that water and sanitation are human rights. Yet many Indigenous communities are deprived of their human right to water. Communities lack adequate sanitation, sewage treatment and drinking water services. And many communities face health and economic problems because of industrial exploitation. CUPE works in solidarity with aboriginal organizations, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016586 Views

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Canadian Appeal for International Agencies to Investigate Assassination of Berta Cáceres

March 15, 2016 Berta Cáceres, our dear friend. A beautiful strong, courageous and amazing woman leader. In our way as a people of the Earth, Berta will carry on in her courageous work to protect her land, people and future generations. A year ago we stood together, side by side. I was honoured to receive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2016578 Views

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Yukon to present at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

March 14, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor is in New York City this week where she will be taking part in the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) as part of Canada’s official delegation. On Monday afternoon, at the invitation of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2016707 Views

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Canada renews commitment to advancing gender equality globally at United Nations

March 14, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Status of Women Canada The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, is leading the Canadian delegation to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), beginning on March 14, 2016 in New York. The focus of the UNCSW this year […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2016630 Views

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Red Deer to host CRRF events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

RED DEER, AB, March 11, 2016 – Red Deer will be the location of two events the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) will host to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21 – a day set aside to build cohesion and refocus collective action against racism. The CRRF’s “Red […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2016628 Views

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Indigenous Peoples Owed a Provincial Justice Review

(SASKATOON, SK – March 11, 2016) The Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan (AACS) is requesting that the provincial parties include a long overdue Justice Review in their political platforms for the upcoming election. The question at hand is whether or not the political will exists to address the many decades of discrimination that have taken […]

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 2016738 Views

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NTI and Nattivak HTO Assert Inuit Fishing Rights

(March 09, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook today announced that NTI has agreed to purchase 1,000 kgs of Arctic char from the Nattivak Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) in Qikiqtarjuaq. The fish is being harvested from Qammartalik Cove, where there is no total allowable harvest or conservation concerns. NTI […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2016642 Views

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“Stop trying to fix Aboriginal women and address the problem,” say Indigenous women to Canada’s national human rights organization

Today, on International Women’s Day, Canada’s human rights watchdog is re-affirming its commitment to finding solutions that will improve the lives of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The Canadian Human Rights Commission is adding its voice to those of Indigenous women across the country who are urgently calling for greater equality, increased access to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2016591 Views

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Honouring the Strength of our Sisters

“Stop trying to fix Aboriginal women and address the problem,” say Indigenous women to Canada’s national human rights organization March 8, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, on International Women’s Day, Canada’s human rights watchdog is re-affirming its commitment to finding solutions that will improve the lives of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. The Canadian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2016701 Views

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Family issues plea for answers to find missing 16-year-old Delaine Copenace

March 8, 2016 For Immediate Release The intensive police and community search for missing Kenora teen Delaine Copenace is entering its 11th day. There are few leads and the teen’s family is now issuing a public plea for anyone who may have any information or who may have seen something suspicious to report it. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2016683 Views

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Canada must implement UN recommendations to end violations of economic, social, and cultural rights

March 07, 2016 The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights issued its Concluding Observations today following its review of Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights last month.  It is the Committee’s first review of Canada since 2006 and the first review of Canada by any UN […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2016737 Views

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Canada’s justice system is failing Aboriginal youth and their communities, Feathers of Hope report concludes

Toronto (March 7, 2016) – Intimidating, foreign, unjust and discriminating are just some of the words used by youth to describe the relationship between Aboriginal people and the justice system, according to a new report by the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. Feathers of Hope Justice and Juries: a First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2016832 Views

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Canadian Centre for Child Protection issues plea for help in search for missing teen Delaine Copenace

March 03, 2016 An intensive police and community search is underway in Kenora and surrounding area for 16-year-old Delaine Copenace. Delaine has not been seen or heard from since around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th. Delaine’s mom Anida Fisher describes her daughter as a ‘homebody’ and her family is incredibly concerned for her safety. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 4, 2016675 Views

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Honduras: Brutal murder of indigenous leader, a tragedy waiting to happen

March 03, 2016 The brutal killing of a vocal indigenous leader in Honduras paints a terrifying picture of the dangers faced by human rights defenders and social activists in the country, said Amnesty International. Berta Cáceres, leader and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (COPINH), was shot dead in her home early […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2016545 Views

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Police-based Victim Services Position added in La Loche

March 3, 2016 An additional Police-based Victim Services position is being created in La Loche to address the immediate need for additional victims services in the community. The Ministry of Justice is providing annual funding of nearly $60,000 plus administrative expenses, to North Sask Victim Services Inc. for this new position. “I saw the outstanding […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2016592 Views

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CUPW: On International Women’s Day we call for Justice for Our Sisters

March 01, 2016 In honour of International Women’s Day this year, we have created a beautiful poster to raise awareness of the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. As you may know, the federal government recently announced a national inquiry into the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2016635 Views

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Minister and PEI delegates participate in National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

March 1, 2016 The government of Prince Edward Island is committed to coordinated action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls says Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.The Minister joined Inuit, Metis, and First Nations leaders, families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2016594 Views

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Media advisory – Minister of Status of Women Canada to speak at national women’s symposium tonight in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Feb. 29, 2016 – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) and The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) are pleased to announce the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women Canada will speak this evening at the CTF/MTS Women’s Symposium in Winnipeg. The Minister’s remarks are scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Victoria Inn Hotel where […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016695 Views

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Outcomes & Priorities For Action to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women And Girls

February 26, 2016 Inuit, Métis, and First Nations leaders, families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers today committed to ongoing urgent and coordinated action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and to continue this work […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016615 Views

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Statement on 2016 national roundtable

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad marked the conclusion of the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with the following statement: “Ensuring the safety of Indigenous women and girls is one of the defining issues of our time. Families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016544 Views

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2nd National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 26, 2016 The roundtable began on Wednesday with a closed-door session for MMIWG families only, followed by today’s sharing circles, where families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls met with participants of the 2016 National Roundtable to discuss directly with provincial, territorial and Indigenous leaders their recommendations for achieving justice and ending […]

by pmnationtalk on February 26, 2016715 Views

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NWAC Welcomes Ontario Government’s New Long-Term Strategy to Curb Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

NWAC Welcomes Ontario Government’s New Long-Term Strategy to Curb Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls (February 24, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― Yesterday, the Government of Ontario  announced a new long-term strategy and investment called Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women. The strategy outlines actions to prevent violence against Indigenous women […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016702 Views

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Five deaths in Manawan in 1977: Once again, more questions than answers

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 24, 2016– “The broadcast by Radio-Canada of a report on the death, in 1977, of five members of the Atikamekw community of Manawan, under circumstances that at the very least are troubling, revives painful memories for parents and relatives. This is yet another case where the questions outweigh the answers. It strengthens […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016643 Views

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Yukon delegation takes part in second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 24, 2016 WHITEHORSE—A Yukon delegation comprising Deputy Premier Elaine Taylor, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council president Doris Anderson, family members and First Nation leaders will be participating in the second National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week. The event, which […]

by pmnationtalk on February 25, 2016698 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Parsons to Attend National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

February 24, 2016 The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, will attend the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The meeting is being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this week with the minister participating tomorrow (Thursday, February 25) and Friday, February 26. The National Roundtable brings together families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016356 Views

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Fisher River Cree Nation: Call for Justice a Youth Committee Member

February 24, 2016 Fisher River Cree Nation members interested in being a part of the voluntary Justice Committee are to submit a letter of interest and mail or drop of at the band office. The Ochekwiwanasowewin Justice Committee will serve t o promote positive impacts on those who are in conflict with t he law, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2016598 Views

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