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Ontario Children’s Aid Societies call for inquest into aboriginal youth deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 By Peter Cameron THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies is joining a call for a coroner’s inquest into the recent deaths of aboriginal youth living in group homes in the province. First Nations in Ontario and the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth called […]

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Stray dogs attack, kill woman in northern Manitoba First Nation: RCMP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017  LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS, Man. _ RCMP say a woman has died after being attacked by a large group of stray dogs in a remote Manitoba First Nation. The Mounties say the 24-year-old woman was attacked while on her way home early Saturday morning in Little Grand Rapids. Her body was […]

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MMIWG inquiry delays community visits until fall 2017 – NunatsiaqOnline

May 15, 2017 Commission hasn’t said if, or when, it will visit Inuit Nunangat The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls has a new approach and a new timeline, but it remains unclear how and when Inuit families and organizations will take part. The two-year, $53 million inquiry launched last September with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2017399 Views

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Loved Ones Lost: Tears for Marnie – The Tyee

She survived racism, violence, and homelessness but not BC’s overdose crisis. Part of a series. On a cloudy Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, cold gusts of air hinted at the long, freezing winter about to hit Vancouver. Inside the Gastown Hotel on Water Street, a staff member of the Atira Women’s Resource Society made his way […]

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OPP lay murder charge in death of man in Sandy Lake First Nation community – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2017 SANDY LAKE, Ont. _ A 24-year-old man is facing a murder charge after a death earlier this month in the northwestern Ontario community of Sandy Lake First Nation. Provincial police allege that 49-year-old Wilfred Fiddler died on May 6 shortly before officers were called to a crime scene. They say […]

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Statement from Family of Josiah Begg

May 12, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Family members have issued the following statement regarding the disappearance of 14-year-old Josiah Begg, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, who went missing in Thunder Bay over the weekend: “We would like to thank everyone who has come forward to help find our Josiah. Josiah is a good person and we miss […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2017466 Views

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Research Article: An environmental scan of emergency response systems and services in remote First Nations communities in Northern Ontario

Background: Approximately 24,000 Ontarians live in remote Indigenous communities with no road access. These communities are a subset of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), a political grouping of 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. Limited information is available regarding the status of emergency care in these communities. Objective: We aimed to understand emergency response […]

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Woman found dead on Manitoba First Nation was mauled by dogs, family says – CBC

Donnelly Eaglestick’s body was found outside on the ground, surrounded by roughly 30 dogs May 14, 2017 A 23-year-old woman found dead on a Manitoba First Nation over the weekend was mauled by dogs, according to her family. The body of Donnelly Rose Eaglestick was found outside on the ground Saturday morning, surrounded by about […]

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Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth calls for Ontarians to recommit to better protecting and supporting all young people in and from care

Toronto, Ontario (May 14, 2017) – The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on all Ontarians this Children and Youth in Care Day to reflect on and recommit to our role in protecting, nurturing and supporting all young people in and from care. “Today is a day for Ontarians to recognize the strength […]

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Foster home fire that killed teen, caregiver blamed on bolted door, loose rules – Thestar.com

Star investigation raises questions about blaze that killed teen, caregiver near Lindsay, Ont. May 15, 2017 On a Friday afternoon in February, a raging fire swept through a foster home near Lindsay, Ont., trapping a 14-year-old resident and two caregivers in a second-floor bedroom. The teenager, Kassy Finbow, and one of the caregivers, Andrea Reid, […]

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Justice delayed: victims anxious for stalled MMIW inquiry to give them voice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ For 16 years, Maggy Gisle thought her lot in life was to be a “junkie, a prostitute and a drug dealer.” Now, Gisle _ once known as “Crazy Jackie,” a fixture on the Downtown Eastside who would inject cocaine to suppress her […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2017274 Views

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Families unsure whether to take part in missing indigenous women inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 13, 2017  By James Turner THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Some families of missing and murdered indigenous women remain uncertain if they should take part in a national inquiry aimed at examining the violence in their communities, according to a group representing them. Representatives of the Manitoba Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women […]

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NWAC Stresses the Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment & Assault During SAPM

NWAC Stresses the Importance of Reporting Sexual Harassment & Assault During SAPM May 12, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is observing Sexual Assault Prevention Month (SAPM) by voicing its support for the brave Indigenous women and girls who report sexual harassment and assault.  Despite the multiple barriers Indigenous women […]

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QNW: The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has postponed its regional consultations

Kahnawake, May 12, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to react to the decision by the Commission of Inquiry to postpone the regional consultations and to redirect its approach regarding the families and female survivors of violence. QNW supports the decision of the Commission to reassess its approach regarding participation by the families and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2017555 Views

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Tammy Keeash Investigation Update

Incident Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 12:00 Incident Number: P17038755 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-12 A post mortem examination was conducted in Toronto on May 10, 2017, regarding 17 year old Tammy Keeash. Tammy was found deceased in the Neebing McIntyre floodway near Chapples Park the evening of Sunday May 7, 2017. The […]

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FSIN: Red Dress Day Raises Awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive sends prayers of healing to the families and communities of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in honour of Red Dress Day. To raise awareness for MMIWG on the eve of hearings that will gather testimony from the victim’s families, […]

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Nation to Nation: Political panel spars over deaths of children in care – APTN News

May 12, 2017 Since October, four children have died while in care in Ontario. That province’s children’s advocate called out Premier Kathleen Wynn for not doing enough. Our political panel discusses what the federal government should be doing. Also, an Indigenous woman from Papua New Guinea is making a plea to Canada. Do something about […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2017327 Views

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NAN joins in search for boy – The Chronicle Journal

May 12, 2017 Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Bear Clan has set up a command post to aid in a search for missing 14-year-old Josiah Begg. According to Thunder Bay city police, Begg, a resident of the remote Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, was last seen May 6 near Thunder Bay’s Vale Community Centre. City police are also […]

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Missing Person: Josiah BEGG Updated Photo

Incident Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 11:00 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-11 Attached is an updated photo of Josiah BEGG. Please note that Josiah’s age is 14 years old. Thank you for sharing this information. NT5

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Manitoba Legislative Assembly unanimously supports NDP bill to create official MMIWG Day

May 11, 2017 A Bill by NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls received unanimous support at second reading in the Legislative Assembly today. “It’s gratifying that all members of the Legislative Assembly […]

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Clyde River Justice Committee seeking members

May 11, 2017 Public Service Announcement The Clyde River Sulugaaq Community 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 caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative justice, and in dealing […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 2017390 Views

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Thunder Bay community searching for 13-year-old boy

May 11, 2017 The Canada 150 events you won’t want to miss (Article) Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Getting in the know: Indspire Youth Laureate Tour — March to November 2017 Taking place on university campuses across the country between March and November 2017, Indspire, an organization focused on indigenous education, is embarking on a cross-Canada youth […]

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Koskie Minsky LLP and Watkins Law P.C. Bring Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Scout Leader and Anglican Priest Ralph Rowe

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 11, 2017  – Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, and Watkins Law, P.C., in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have commenced a class action against Ralph Rowe, Scouts Canada and the Anglican Synod of the Diocese of Keewatin on behalf of hundreds of aboriginal youth who allege they were sexually abused by Ralph Rowe, who […]

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Proposed class action launched against former Anglican minister Ralph Rowe – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 13:00 TORONTO _ A former Anglican minister and scout leader who has been convicted on dozens of sex abuse charges against young indigenous boys is now the subject of a proposed class action lawsuit. The suit alleges Ralph Rowe abused hundreds of youth as he worked in isolated Ontario First Nations […]

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NAN Coordinating Search for Josiah Begg

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 11, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is coordinating an extensive search of the Thunder Bay community for 14-year-old Josiah Begg, of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, who has been missing since the weekend. “We are extremely concerned with Josiah’s disappearance and we hope and pray that he will be located safely as quickly as […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2017482 Views

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Province releases interim report into domestic violence homicides in Saskatchewan – StarPhoenix

May 11, 2017 An interim report providing “needed insight” into domestic violence in Saskatchewan has gathered data from 48 cases of domestic homicide and nine domestic violence-related suicides that took place over the course of a decade. The interim report, released Thursday by the provincial government, found two-thirds of victims between 2005 and 2014 were […]

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Ministry of Justice Releases Domestic Violence Death Report

May 11, 2017The Ministry of Justice has released its interim report on domestic violence death in Saskatchewan as part of the Domestic Violence Death Review. “This report provides us with needed insight into this issue, and I’m very happy to see continued progress on this important issue,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 2017460 Views

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No new info on police shootings, Nunavut RCMP commander says – NunatsiaqOnline

May 10, 2017 RCMP won’t comment, pending OPS investigations The RCMP’s commanding officer in Nunavut says no new information will be provided regarding a string of recent police-involved shootings in the territory, pending the completion of an independent investigation by the Ottawa Police Service. “I don’t have those facts, [the OPS are] the ones who […]

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Report says most domestic violence victims in Saskatchewan are women, children – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 12:33 REGINA _ An interim report says most domestic homicide victims in Saskatchewan have been women and a third were children. The report released today by the justice department examined 48 cases of domestic homicide between 2005 and 2014. It found that 19 victims were adult women, while 15 were children. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 2017350 Views

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Suggestions on residential school burial sites and Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – CCCB

May 10, 2017 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), in consultation with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, is proposing that Catholic dioceses/eparchies, parishes, missions and organizations offer assistance on two key issues which are of special importance to Indigenous People and of concern for all Canadians: 1. Identifying, […]

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Final remains of murdered aboriginal woman returned to family after eight years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 11, 2017 By Aly Thomson THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ The final remains of a murdered Mi’kmaq woman have been returned to her family, police said eight years to the day after her body was found outside a Halifax school A statement from the family of Tanya Jean Brooks, who was also […]

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Teen found dead in Thunder Bay this week; Indigenous group wants answers – Sudbury.com

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler questions why police did not issue a missing person’s report or seek the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Tammy Keeash, whose body was later found in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is demanding to know why Thunder Bay Police did not issue a […]

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Chiefs call for inquest into deaths of First Nations youth in provincial care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 10, 2017 18:23 TIMMINS, Ont. _ An Ontario First Nation is calling for an inquest into the deaths of four aboriginal youth in provincial care in the past six months. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) chiefs made the call Wednesday, just days after the body of Tammy Keeash was found in a floodway in […]

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Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of another Youth in Care

TIMMINS, ON (May 10, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months. Chiefs-in-Assembly endorsed a resolution calling for an inquest into these deaths, including Tammy Keeash, whose body was discovered in the Neebing McIntyre floodway […]

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ONWA mourns the loss of a young Indigenous girl

May 09, 2017 The Ontario Native Women’s Association is deeply saddened that another young Indigenous person was found near the Neebing-McIntyre floodway in Thunder Bay. Out of respect for the family, ONWA will not share her identity. ONWA extends deepest sympathy to her family and community. Everyone has a responsibility to help prevent violence against […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 2017380 Views

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Kivalliq Inuit: Condolences to the family of David Tuktukjuk

May 9, 2017 — Kivalliq Inuit Association President, David Ningeongan offers his deepest condolences to the family of David Tuktukjuk. “Along with the KIA Board we were saddened to hear of his passing over the weekend.” Mr. Tuktukjuk served the KIA Board for many years as the representative for Naujaat. “Mr. Tuktukjuk’s dedication to Naujaarmiut […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2017454 Views

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MMIWG: Important Information from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

To all families and survivors in the Yukon The National Inquiry will be sending a team made up of staff from the Health, Research, Community Relations, and Legal teams to the Yukon the week of May 15, 2017. The teams will be in some communities to reach out to those of you who want to […]

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RCMP officers are getting proper de-escalation training, Nunavut’s top cop says – CBC

‘I want to reassure the public,’ says Michael Jeffrey, commanding officer of RCMP ‘V’ Division May 10, 2017 Nunavut’s top cop says he’s confident the territory’s RCMP officers have the right training to de-escalate situations without resorting to violence. Commanding Officer Michael Jeffrey’s remarks come as the territory reels from its latest police-involved shooting. A […]

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Officers tells inquest that psychiatric centre needs video cameras – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017  SASKATOON _ A Saskatoon police sergeant has told an inquest into Kinew James’ death that video cameras be installed at the city’s Regional Psychiatric Centre. James died of cardiac arrest in January 2013 after she was found unresponsive in her cell at the facility. The 35-year-old was serving a 15-year […]

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Indigenous artist Shelley Niro wins $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017 By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Celebrated indigenous artist Shelley Niro has won the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Award. Niro was named recipient of the lucrative prize at a gala in Toronto on Tuesday night. She was selected from among a trio of finalists for the award, which […]

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Alberta government faces renewed questions on safety of kids in care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 9, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Opposition leaders say Alberta’s children’s services minister should resign over reports that biological children are still living in a home under investigation in the death of a child in kinship care. Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee says no children under government care […]

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Thunder Bay Police: Sudden Death Investigation – Update #1

Incident Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 12:15 Incident Number: P17038755 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-09 The Thunder Bay Police Service have identified the deceased female located in the Neebing McIntyre Floodway to be 17 year old Tammy Keeash. Police are releasing a photo of Tammy and asking for the public’s assistance with information […]

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16-Year-Old Azhlyn Buffalo Reported Missing in Maskwacis

May 8, 2017 Maskwacis, Alberta – The RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old female. Azhlyn Buffalo was last seen May 7, 2017 around 7:00pm at a residence on the Samson First Nation. View Photo It is possible that Azhlyn is in the Edmonton or Hinton area. RCMP are wanting to […]

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CRIME Kids Struck – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 9, 2017 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A judge has denied bail to a man accused of injuring five children in a hit and run while he was driving impaired on a Saskatchewan reserve. Colt Levi Morin, who is 20, faces several charges, including impaired driving causing bodily harm. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017370 Views

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Reconciliation Canada survey finds strong agreement among Canadians for reconciliation, yet reveals urgency for respectful and equitable relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians

Reconciliation Canada survey finds strong agreement among Canadians for reconciliation, yet reveals urgency for respectful and equitable relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians

This 2017, as Canada reflects on our past to look to the future, national survey reveals opinions on the relationships among Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians that highlight the urgency for jointly arranged actions that address socio-economic inequalities.

Le sondage de Réconciliation Canada révèle que si les Canadiens et Canadiennes favorisent fortement la réconciliation, il indique toutefois l’urgence de relations équitables et respectueuses entre les Canadiens et Canadiennes autochtones et non-autochtones.

En cette année 2017 alors que le Canada se penche sur son passé pour examiner l’avenir, le sondage national révèle que les relations entre les peuples autochtones et les Canadiens non-autochtones soulignent l’urgence de mener des actions concertées en vue de régler les inégalités socio-économiques.

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Missing Person: Josiah Begg

Incident Date: Monday, May 8, 2017 – 21:45 Incident Number: P17038800 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-05-08 Thunder Bay Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13-year-old boy Josiah Begg. Josiah was last seen on Saturday May 6th 2017 at approximately 6 p.m. at the skate park at Marina Park. Josiah […]

by aanationtalk on May 9, 2017476 Views

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24 hour fire to be lit in Fort Erie to raise awareness of missing woman – EZ Rock 1057

The public is invited to attend the lighting of a 24 hour fire starting at the 6am sunrise tomorrow at the grove next to the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre on Buffalo Rd in Fort Erie to raise awareness for Tara Lanea Summers. The 31 year old woman who lives in the town but travels […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017466 Views

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Family of two Poplar Hill girls who died while in care speak out about their deaths – APTN

May 6, 2017 Amy Owen, 13, was removed from her home and placed in care in September 2016. Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, spent the better part of seven years in care. Both girls were from the community of Poplar Hill along the Ontario-Manitoba border. And, both girls died of suspected suicide while in care. Kanina […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017339 Views

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God only knows’: Serenity’s mother concerned about children living in former foster home – CBC

‘After seeing what happened with my children … God only knows what goes on in there’ May 09, 2017 Children are still living in the former foster home where Serenity lived before she died emaciated and battered in an Edmonton hospital bed, CBC News has learned. “It can’t be good, after seeing what happened with […]

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Global Voices: Prison bars shouldn’t be barrier to maternal bond – Montreal Gazette

Amid the constant crackle of radios and chatter of inmates, surprising sounds linger in the prison halls. A baby’s coo. A mother’s gentle soothing. The creak of a rocking chair, rhymes recited from a children’s book, scratches of a crayon. Behind the barbed wire fence at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, 50 kilometres east of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017352 Views

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