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OIPRD Extends Deadline for Submissions to the Review of Thunder Bay Police Service Practices for Policing Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) has extended the deadline for submissions to its systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s practices for policing Indigenous Peoples, and specifically, their policies, practices and attitudes regarding missing person and death investigations involving Indigenous Peoples. The OIPRD invites written submissions from individuals […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017334 Views

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Canadian Judicial Council constitutes a public inquiry into the conduct of the Honourable F.J.C. Newbould

Ottawa, 13 February 2017 – The Canadian Judicial Council announced today that an Inquiry Committee will be held under the Judges Act about the Honourable Frank J.C. Newbould of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The decision was made by a Judicial Conduct Review Panel of 5 members which, in accordance with Council’s 2015 procedures […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017303 Views

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Annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – 730 CKDM

Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will be remembered at a walk in Dauphin’s Vermillion Park today. Beginning at noon, the walk will include prayers, songs, and a sharing circle. The walk takes place in communities across the country every Valentine’s Day. Read More: http://www.730ckdm.com/index.php/news/item/14769-annual-walk-for-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017303 Views

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Relatives of woman whose death sparked MMIW’s memorial march want changes in the justice system – CBC

Feb 13, 2017 Brutal death of Cheryl Ann Joe sparked MMIW Valentine’s Day March that now draws large crowds to Vancouver Cheryl Ann Joe was a young mother of three small boys from the Sechelt community on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. The 26-year-old Coast Salish woman — with an infectious laugh and a big […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2017307 Views

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25th Anniversary Of The Death Of Sandra Johnson

Incident Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 – 11:00 Location: Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Date Published: 2017-02-13 Twenty-five years ago, on the morning of February 13, 1992, the body of Sandra Johnson was located on the frozen surface of the Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway in the East End of the City of Thunder Bay. 18 year old Sandra Johnson was […]

by aanationtalk on February 13, 2017342 Views

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Community Honours Cooper Nemeth One Year After His Disappearance – 680 CJOB

February 13, 2017 WINNIPEG – It’s been one year since Winnipeg teenager, Cooper Nemeth went missing after going to a house party in North Kildonan. On Monday evening his family and community are holding a memorial to honour his memory. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Niji Mahkwa School at 450 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017375 Views

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Urgent Need for Action to Address Social and Cultural Risks to Indigenous Women from Industrial Camps

Indigenous women and children in remote communities face negative consequences from construction camps, including increased rates of sexual assault and violence, addictions, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence. Many of these camps already exist across northern British Columbia. This study, initiated by community leaders in the Lake Babine First Nation with the Nak’azdli Whut’en First […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017237 Views

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Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017 Public Service Announcement Resolute Bay Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Resolute Bay, NU 45 sec The Resolute Bay 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017239 Views

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No more Stolen Sisters – FNBC

Today (February 12, 2017) was a good day. Why was it so good? Because today I marched in the Stolen Sister Memorial March in Victoria BC with approximately 1000 like minded people. Today we gave voice to our sisters that were taken through some form of violence, were murdered and are still missing.These sisters were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017199 Views

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Arctic Bay Justice Committee seeking members

Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Arctic Bay, NU 45 sec The Arctic Bay Tininniq Justice Committee is looking for two members – one individual on a one-year term, and another on a three-year term. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 2017299 Views

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Pond Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017 Public Service Announcement Pond Inlet Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Pond Inlet, NU 45 sec The Pond Inlet Ikurrait 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 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017245 Views

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Igloolik Justice Committee seeking members

10 February 2017  Public Service Announcement Igloolik Justice Committee seeking members Start Date: February 10, 2017 End Date: February 28, 2017 Igloolik, NU 45 sec The Igloolik Avaalaqiat 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 pmnationtalk on February 13, 2017282 Views

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MNBC Responds to RCY Report “Broken Promises: Alex Gervais Story”

February 9, 2017 Background: On Monday, February 6, 2017 the Acting Representative for Children and Youth, Bernard Richard, released a report entitled “Broken Promises, Alex Gervais”. Alex was a Métis youth who spent 11 of his 18 years in the care of the Province of British Columbia. On September 18, 2015, Alex took his own […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2017477 Views

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Walk for missing, murdered – Chronicle Journal

Feb 9, 2017 The 9th annual Valentine’s Day Memorial Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will begin at Thunder Bay city hall. Tuesday’s events begin in the lobby at 1 p.m., with Coun. Larry Hebert representing the city, Coun. Michele Solomon representing Fort William First Nation, Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum from Nishnawbe […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2017303 Views

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Re: February 7, 2017 Press Conference from the commissioners of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada – ONWA

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is encouraged by the commissioners’ continued focus on the lived experiences of Indigenous women and girls, as well as the efforts expressed to follow a trauma-informed and culturally relevant engagement process with women, families and both federal and provincial organizations. We additionally appreciate the clarifications made regarding the inclusion […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017313 Views

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Bear Clan Patrol Brandon chapter starts to take shape – Brandon Sun

Feb. 9, 2017 Dozens of people have stepped forward to join a fledgling citizen-run patrol group in Brandon. More than 40 people attended a public meeting last month to gauge interest in a Wheat City version of the Bear Clan Patrol. Read More: http://www.brandonsun.com/local/bear-clan-patrol-brandon-chapter-starts-to-take-shape-413239883.html

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017353 Views

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Government of Canada introduces legislation to strengthen human trafficking laws

Strengthening Canada’s criminal law response to human trafficking February 9, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada The Government is committed to strengthening its efforts to combat human trafficking and better protect its victims, who are often among society’s most vulnerable. Human trafficking is a very serious criminal offence under the Criminal Code […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 2017342 Views

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Inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women must start hearings: Editorial – Thestar.com

Inquiry commissioners have had since Sept. 1 to get organized. It’s time they hit the road to hear from victims’ families if they are to deliver an interim report by November. Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 There’s no question the five members of the $53.8-million national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women have a daunting […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2017267 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls still has not submitted a timetable

Kahnawake, Fabruary 7, 2017 –Quebec Native Women (QNW) has conflicted feelings following the press conference of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The announcement of a culturally appropriate and respectful approach in their practices and protocols, as well as the establishment of a trauma informed environment and team, assuages […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017346 Views

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MMIWG inquiry asks for patience as commission prepares for spring launch – NunatsiaqOnline

February 08, 2017 “This national inquiry is committed to do no further harm” Commissioners with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have asked survivors’ and victims’ families for more patience as they prepare to gather testimony from across the country this year. Commissioners held a news conference in Ottawa Feb. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017277 Views

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Justice minister appoints two city women to Judicial Advisory Committee – TBT News

Feb 7, 2017 Two Thunder Bay residents have been named to a committee that screens candidates for federal judgeships. Two women from Thunder Bay will serve on the federal government’s Judicial Advisory Committee for northern and eastern Ontario. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould recently announced the appointments of the Regional Senior Judge of the Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017269 Views

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I do regret saying it all’: Pair apologize after offensive posts spark memories of Colten Boushie case – Parkland Online

A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go back and take it out, of course I would. But there’s nothing you can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017274 Views

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We’re very much aware of the impatience’: MMIW commissioners reassure families at 1st press conference – CBC

Not a trial: ‘Expect to see and hear Indigenous people telling their own stories in their own ways’ Feb 07, 2017 The commissioners charged with overseeing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) urged families and survivors of violence to be patient Tuesday, while acknowledging frustration because of the inquiry’s […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017209 Views

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Rights commissioner to tour Kenora jail – The Chronicle Journal

February 8, 2017 The woman who highlighted the plight of an indigenous inmate who spent more than four years in segregation at Thunder Bay’s district jail is set to tour Kenora’s jail. Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane is to tour the jail for two days next week, meet with indigenous and municipal leaders and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017262 Views

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#MMIWG commissioners’ debut in Ottawa goes sideways, offers little new information – APTN

Feb 7, 2017 Commissioners leading Canada’s national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women walked into their first news conference wanting to reassure families but left with social media buzzing over a poorly produced event. People on Facebook and Twitter complained about having a hard time hearing and seeing the press conference in Ottawa. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017296 Views

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Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry won’t expand mandate to men – Globe and Mail

Feb 7, 2017 The national inquiry established to examine Canada’s disproportional number of missing and murdered indigenous women will not expand its mandate to include the murders and disappearances of indigenous men, but it will explore ways that the violence against male victims underpins the female tragedy. Critics have pointed out the homicide rate for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017261 Views

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Government Operations Centre monitored missing and murdered Indigenous women rallies – CBC

Feb 7, 2017 Charged with alerting government to public safety problems, the GOC also monitored environmental protests An operations centre charged with alerting the federal government to potential threats to public safety monitored demonstrations calling for an inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women. It is not known how long the Government Operations Centre (GOC) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2017251 Views

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Online ‘shaming’ sparks memories of Colten Boushie case racism – CBC

Facebook posts show reconciliation is still long way off, says professor Feb 08, 2017 A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2017269 Views

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Inquiry into murdered, missing indigenous women to break legal ground – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 7, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canadians should not expect to see hearings like those that unfold in courtrooms during the course of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, lead commissioner Marion Buller said Tuesday. The inquiry will instead provide a way for indigenous people to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017317 Views

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Justice Summit commits to action plan for mental-health crisis response

Feb. 7, 2017 VANCOUVER – Leaders of British Columbia’s justice, public safety, mental health, substance use and social services sectors have committed to create an action plan on crisis response and continuity of care. The action plan is scheduled to be complete by November 2017. Objectives of the action plan include co-ordinated responses from mental […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017315 Views

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Ontario Making Criminal Justice System Faster and Fairer in Kingston and Surrounding Area

Province Appointing a New Judge, Expanding Bail Programs and Providing More Support for Jurors February 7, 2017 Ontario is moving forward with its plans to make the criminal justice system faster and fairer by implementing key programs to help reduce time-to-trial and improve the bail system in Kingston and the surrounding area. The plan will enhance public […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017350 Views

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Walk for Wenjack: Revisiting a family’s tragic loss with respect, compassion and hope – Community Foundations

February 7th, 2017 Written and photos by Darlene MacGillivray, Executive Director, Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation. On the weekend of November 19 and 20, 2016, I was among a group of 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals, who participated in a 30 km walk, from the site of the former Cecilia Jeffries […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017314 Views

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Inquiry into murdered, missing indigenous women to break legal ground – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 7, 2017 OTTAWA _ The chief commissioner for the inquiry into missing and murdered women says Canadians should not expect to see hearings like those that unfold in courtrooms. Marion Buller says the inquiry will provide a way for indigenous people to tell their own stories in their own way. Susan Vella, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017235 Views

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This was an attack on the community – The Chronicle Journal

A CONVERSATIONAL forum Monday on the subject of Thunder Bay’s racial divide comes at an important juncture. A day earlier, supporters of a First Nation woman hit by a heavy trailer hitch thrown from a car marched in her support. A city teenager has been charged with aggravated assault. How did he come to this? […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017286 Views

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Trailer Hitch Assault Incident Update

Incident Date: Monday, February 6, 2017 – 16:00 Incident Number: P17024320 Location: Thunder Bay Date Published: 2017-02-06 The investigation into this disturbing incident has resulted in an 18 year old male being charged. Information received by police lead them to determine that four individuals, aged 18 & 19 years old, were present in the vehicle […]

by aanationtalk on February 7, 2017555 Views

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Quark Expeditions Hosts Epic 2017 North Pole Summit

Passengers, Top Global Thought Leaders join forces to Create Change Through North Pole ExpeditionSEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2017 — Quark Expeditions®, the pioneering polar expedition company and the leading provider of adventures to the Arctic and Antarctic, is pleased to announce the ultimate meeting of global minds at 90 degrees north with The North Pole Summit 2017. Departing […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017285 Views

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MMIW commissioners to hold 1st news conference since inquiry’s launch – CBC

$53.8M independent inquiry launched last August, interim report expected in the fall Feb 07, 2017 The commissioners charged with overseeing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIW) urged families and survivors of violence to be patient Tuesday, while acknowledging frustration because of the inquiry’s slow start. “We’re very much aware […]

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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Update and Plans

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been in full gear for the past five months setting up an inquiry into one of the most important issues in Canadian history. We acknowledge the frustration among families and survivors who are anxious to tell their stories in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 2017344 Views

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Thunder Bay police probing if trailer hitch thrown at Indigenous woman ‘hate-motivated’ – CBC

Barbara Kentner required surgery after being hit in the stomach by the trailer hitch Feb 06, 2017 Police in Thunder Bay, Ont. say they’re consulting with the Crown over whether evidence gathered so far in the case of an Indigenous woman hospitalized by a thrown trailer hitch points to a hate-related assault. Thunder Bay police […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017442 Views

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Justice For All? How the search for a Mi’kmaq ‘super chief’ shows the value of Indigenous judges – CBC

Feb 05, 2017 Lawyer Naiomi Metallic says lawyers and judges get a ‘blank look’ when talking about Indigenous legal rights Nova Scotia recently announced two landmark judicial appointments that brought the provincial bench closer to racial and gender equity than it has ever been, and some signs indicate it could be a permanent shift. CBC […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017269 Views

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First Nations Child and Family Caring Society – New Information Sheet!

February 06, 2017 By the Numbers: Canadian Human Rights Case on First Nations Child Welfare NT5

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2017316 Views

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UFCW: February 14 – A day of solidarity with First Nations women and children

Toronto – February 4, 2017 – February 14 is a day to reflect upon the past and look toward the future to show compassion and stand in solidarity with Indigenous women and children across the country. UFCW activists and allies are encouraged to participate in February 14th Women’s Memorial Marches, as well as Have a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2017345 Views

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OPSEU: Indigenous Mobilization Team Launches ‘Sixties Scoop’ Campaign

February 6, 2017 Toronto – This week, the OPSEU Indigenous Mobilization Team (IMT) brought together survivors of the “Sixties Scoop,” Children’s Aid Society workers, and the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network to launch a campaign called “Justice for Sixties Scoop Survivors.” The “Sixties Scoop” refers to the period between 1965 and 1984 when […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017331 Views

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Months later, missing teen’s sister still waiting for promised DNA test – CBCMonths later, missing teen’s sister still waiting for promised DNA test – CBC

Feb 06, 2017 ‘I don’t know where to turn to get help’: RCMP asked for sample in June, but haven’t followed up since When Eva Yassie got a call from RCMP last summer her heart soared, she said. That’s because they’d finally offered to take a DNA sample from her, to help find and identify […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017360 Views

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MMIW commission off to a bumpy start as communications director let go – CBC

Michael Hutchinson hired, let go within months by Missing and Murdered Indigeneous Women inquiry commission Feb 04, 2017 The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women hasn’t yet started hearing testimony, but the commission behind it has parted ways with its recently-hired communications director. Michael Hutchinson, a former news anchor with APTN who began his […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017406 Views

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BBC Hardtalk On The Road In Canada – First Nations

Credits: Eric Bottah Published on Sep 4, 2016 A peak at how years of neglect and colonization has impacted some of Canada’s First Nations Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with full information.

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 20171203 Views

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Millbrook FN: MLSN Information Session

Feb 02, 2017 What service we provide to assist you while going to court. We are also looking for people that are interested in becoming Gladue Writers Place Millbrook Seniors Centre Time 12 noon February 16 2017 Lunch served For more information Contact; Barry Bernard 902-574-2631 bbernard@mlsn.ca View Poster NT5

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 2017577 Views

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Woman hit by trailer hitch thrown from vehicle not an isolated incident in Thunder Bay – APTN

Feb 3, 2017 A woman in Thunder Bay is recovering in hospital after a passenger of a moving car threw a trailer hitch at her. Barbara Kentner required surgery because of the incident that damaged her stomach. Her sister Melissa Kentner was with her when it happened during the wee hours of January 28. They […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 2017443 Views

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Family often feel ‘used by media,’ says Indigenous reporter of MMIW coverage – CBC

Feb 1, 2017 It’s important to acknowledge what media has broken when it comes to covering the missing and murdered Indigenous women issues, Angela Sterritt, a reporter with CBC Vancouver and CBC Indigenous tells The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti. “Over time there’s been a significant loss of trust in us for things like not reporting, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2017251 Views

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MMIW inquiry could include Indigenous men and boys – CBC

Feb 1, 2017 Families, advocates divided over whether to expand inquiry Commissioners at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) are discussing ways to include Indigenous men and boys in the inquiry, but some advocates and victims’ family members say they don’t want the scope of the inquiry to expand. “The focus […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2017260 Views

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