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Funding cuts, tax increases in Saskatchewan budget shock and disappoint people – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  REGINA _ University of Regina president Vianne Timmons says post-secondary institutions expected a budget cut, but the amount is a shock and will be felt deeply across campus. The Saskatchewan government said in the new provincial budget on Wednesday that funding for post-secondary schools is being cut by five per […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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She was my only girl’: Nunavut teen’s death sheds light on failures in fighting TB – CBC

Despite territory’s high rate of tuberculosis, Ileen Kooneeliusie was not diagnosed in time to save her life Mar 23, 2017 Matthew Kilabuk walks into the Inns North hotel in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, and begins blowing on his hands to warm them up. It is -30 C outside, without wind chill. Kilabuk, a well-known local artist who’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Reach out to entire community to end racism – Tbnewswatch.com

Former Truth and Reconciliation Commission member says engaging with the community and working with Indigenous people will lead to success down the road. THUNDER BAY – Marie Wilson is challenging Canadians to take a long, hard look at the 94 calls to action put forth two years ago by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Wilson, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Mayors of Regina and Saskatoon not happy with aspects of Saskatchewan budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 SASKATOON _ The mayor of Saskatoon says the provincial budget announced by Premier Brad Wall is creating a “potential financial crisis” for his city. It used to be that SaskPower and SaskEnergy were able to pay “grants in lieu” instead of taxes to municipalities across the province, but that will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Alberta government earmarks money for protecting province’s watersheds – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  EDMONTON _ The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world’s water crisis. The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Where are you?’: Christine Wood’s parents still searching after 7 months – CBC

Family prepares to renew search for Christine Wood, last seen in Winnipeg last August Mar 23, 2017 For 216 days straight, Melinda Wood has sent her daughter Christine a text message. Each time, she’s reminded of the harsh reality: there’s a good chance she will never get a reply. “I’m always asking, ‘Where are you?’” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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National Arts Centre Orchestra seeks to entertain and educate on Canada 150 tour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017 By Lauren La Rose THE CANADIAN PRESS The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the road this […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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A selection of key quotes from Wednesday’s release of the 2017 federal budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 OTTAWA _ A selection of just what was said Wednesday as Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal government’s second federal budget: “As we create the jobs of tomorrow, we will support a culture of lifelong learning and skills training to help workers and their families adapt to the changing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Opinion: Contaminant problems in the Athabasca River not overstated – Edmonton Journal

We disagree with the assessment of Prof. William Shotyk that “contamination problems in the oilsands region are overstated.” Like Shotyk, previous research (including Kelly et al. 2010, Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) has found that the concentrations of elements dissolved in the Athabasca River were well below Canadian Council of Ministers of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Federal budget includes measures to encourage modern skills, retraining – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s federal budget Wednesday spelled out part of the federal government’s policy playbook when it comes to giving future workers cutting-edge skills in response to Canada’s rapidly changing economic landscape. A big part of the strategy, it seems, is […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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Liberal budget details $11.2B in affordable housing, plus push for private cash – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Cities and affordable housing providers will find themselves with $11.2 billion more to spend on new and existing units over the coming decade, part of a multi-pronged push detailed in Wednesday’s federal budget to help people find homes. The money, which comes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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B.C.’s top judge says system needs ‘shock therapy’ to improve access to justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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B.C., Czech museums, Indigenous groups work to find cultural treasures abroad – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  VICTORIA _ Museum officials in British Columbia and the Czech Republic have signed an agreement to better track First Nations artifacts held beyond provincial borders. The deal was signed between the Royal BC Museum in Victoria and the Narodni museum in Prague. A release from the Royal BC Museum says […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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Post secondary funding deserves steady support – StarPhoenix

March 22, 2017 “The level of funding will not define the identity of the University of Saskatchewan,” President Peter Stoicheff said during a recent editorial board with The StarPhoenix. This is an intelligent approach for an institution charged with an educational mission that transcends the bottom line. Without good leadership and a strong sense of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Why Can’t We Get Clean Water to First Nations Communities? – U Of Guelph

March 22, 2017 Turn on the tap, and what happens? For most of us in Canada, out comes clean water. But in some places in this country, it’s not that simple, says Sheri Longboat. Out of Canada’s roughly 600 First Nations communities, about one in five are under drinking water advisories, including about 70 communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201713 Views

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CRTC honours the late Nunavut broadcasters Jonah Kelly, Jose Kusugak – NunatsiaqOnline

March 22, 2017 CRTC head office to name meeting rooms after Kelly, Kusugak, other Canadian communication pioneers Jonah Kelly and Jose Kusugak are now among a select group of Canadians that includes telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who have been honoured by the CRTC for their contributions to the development and visibility of Canadian communications […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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Wahta Mohawk First Nation elections – My Parry Sound Now

The members of Wahta Mohawk First Nation are happy with the Chief they have. This is the message being sent following the recent election that ran over the weekend. Chief Philip Franks was re-elected with a majority vote of 135 ballots. Meanwhile, the council members voted are Blaine Commandant, Teresa Greasly, Lawrence Schell and Lorie […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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Miywasin hosts open house as part of Raising the Curtain – Medicine Hat News

March 22, 2017 The Miywasin Friendship Centre held an open house event Tuesday to mark “Raising the Curtain” week in Medicine Hat, a celebration of diversity and inclusion. For Miywasin, the week of events is an important acknowledgment of the city’s cultural richness, but also an extension of what they do on a normal week […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Educational institute hosts open house – North Bay Nugget

March 22, 2017 Anishinabek Educational Institute will throw open its doors to the public Friday. The institute has been offering diploma and certificate programs, such as practical nursing, personal support worker, Native community worker and First Nation child welfare advocate, for more than 20 years. Campuses are located on Nipissing First Nation and Munsee-Delaware Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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First Nations Students’ Association highlights indigenous awareness – The Gauntlet

March 21 2017 The First Nations Students’ Association (FNSA) held their annual Indigenous Awareness event on March 15–16 at the University of Calgary. The festivities started on Wednesday with a bannock giveaway in MacKimmie Tower, followed by a jingle dress dance and women’s traditional fancy dance in the Taylor Family Digital Library. Bannock is a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Blazing trails: Six Nations training firefighters from all over Ontario in new state-of-the-art facility – TheSpec.com

Two years ago, the Six Nations fire headquarters was a trailer. Today, its arsenal includes a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility. Carrie Boshkaykin takes a break from trying to break open a metal door — a useful skill known as forced entry in the firefighting world — and steps out into a cool, windy March day. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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CBC Investigates – ‘The rose-coloured glasses are off’: Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses – CBC

CBC News investigation finds many universities received few or no racism complaints in past 5 years Mar 22, 2017 A CBC News investigation has found many Canadian universities received few or no complaints of racial discrimination on campus over the past five years, but experts and students — and even a couple of the universities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201712 Views

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U Of M Law Students Organizing Behind Pipeline Resistance – The Manitoban

Student Pipeline Action Committee looks to foster dialogue around resource development March 20, 2017 A group of first-year University of Manitoba law students are throwing their hat into the debate over North American pipeline construction. The Student Pipeline Action Committee (SPAC), which formed in January, emerged out of a constitutional law course that drew upon […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201712 Views

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New certificate program boosts early childhood education skills – U Alberta

Online delivery increases accessibility for working teachers, foreshadows future of teacher education. March 22, 2017 Teachers and professionals in related fields who work with young children have a new way to upgrade their early childhood education knowledge and skills—without interrupting their careers—thanks to an online certificate program just launched at the University of Alberta’s Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Budget2017: The expectations for housing in Vancouver – APTN

March 21, 2017 On Wednesday, March 22, the federal Liberals will table its second budget. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to deliver a budget for the middle class – so what does that mean for people in one of Canada’s most impoverished neighbourhoods? Tina checks in with those working on the frontlines of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal – Livestream – APTN

March 22, 2017 Starting Wednesday, March 22, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will hold three days of hearings into Canada’s non-compliance of a ruling handed down Jan. 26, 2016. In that ruling, the tribunal said that Canada discriminates against First Nations children living on reserve because it pays less for child welfare programs than the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Treaty Three Police Seeking Missing Woman – Netnewsledger

21 March 2017 KENORA – Treaty Three Police are seeking assistance from the public to locate Emily Brown. Brown was reported missing from the Wabigoon Lake First Nation Territory on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 by family members concerned for her well-being. Brown is a forty-three-year-old Aboriginal woman. Members of the Treaty Three Police […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Suncor’s plan for tailings clean-up rejected by Alberta’s regulator – Mining.com

Suncor Energy’s plan to clean up tailings in some of its oil sands operations using water capping, also known as an end-pit lake, have hit a snag as the Alberta Energy Regulator rejected the proposal saying the firm’s plan lacked evidence the strategies would work. In a nutshell the ruling is about insufficient information. This […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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After a decade of consultations Nunavut’s land use plan moves into final hearings – CBC

A final plan is expected in 2018 Mar 22, 2017 The final round of public hearings on Nunavut’s land use plan begin this morning in Iqaluit. The plan will lay out what parts of the territory are open for exploration and resource development, and what areas are protected. It will provide “certainty” to Nunavummiut about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Art’s Healing Power – U of T Magazine

A residential schools assignment led student Lisa Boivin to take up digital painting In 2014, Lisa Boivin was researching an assignment on the legacy of Canada’s residential schools in an Aboriginal Studies class at U of T. She had just reunited with her biological father, a residential school survivor whom she had been taken from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Five things to look for in the Trudeau government’s second budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government is introducing the second budget of its mandate today. Here are five things to look for: 1. Will the government provide a timeline to bring the country’s books to balance? The Liberals won the 2015 election on a platform […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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Self-exploration and identity as an Aboriginal student – Queen’s Gazette

March 20, 2017 On March 21, the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force will present its final report with recommendations to the university community. The historical milestone will be marked with an event that day at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 5:30-7 pm. Leading up to and following the event, the Gazette is featuring […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Going once, going twice: Uncertainty high ahead of Stampede chuckwagon auction – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Kurt Bensmiller uses an old expression when asked what he expects Thursday night during the annual chuckwagon canvas auction for the Calgary Stampede. “There’s lots of interest out there but everyone’s holding their cards pretty close to their chests,” says the 17-year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Honouring the outstanding achievements of Indigenous students – UM Today

March 20, 2017 — The Office of Indigenous Achievement has announced the recipients of the inaugural Indigenous Student Awards of Excellence. These awards have been created to celebrate the exceptional achievements and contributions of three Indigenous students who go above and beyond to make the University of Manitoba an inclusive and supportive learning environment. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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Diversity Fund put towards student consultation – The Ubyssey

March 21, 2017 The “Commitment to Diversity Fund” that was launched last November is being used to finance the review process that will make recommendations about the fund’s future designation. The $300,000 put into the fund this year will support the review process. The Equity and Inclusion office, which is conducting the review, is doing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Water Day reminds us that water is life – ORC Day – Netnewsledger

21 March 2017 TORONTO – Tomorrow, March 22 is World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. “Water Day reminds us that water is life,” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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1,300 fake members uncovered ahead of federal Conservative leadership vote – Brock Press

March 21, 2017 Over 1,300 people have had their membership revoked from the federal Conservative party after accusations made by Kevin O’Leary that one of the other leadership contenders had been rigging the vote. The announcement came last Friday, the same day many of O’Leary’s rivals within the leadership race dismissed his claims with insults, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Powerful memoir by Ojibwa-Cree Elder is a finalist for two literary awards – UM Today

March 21, 2017 — A Two-Spirit Journey, a powerful memoir by lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder Ma-Nee Chacaby, is a finalist for two literary awards. Published by the University of Manitoba Press, this autobiography explores the Elder’s life and her struggle to overcome the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism. It was published via the U […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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Hackner stays busy in sport of curling – The Chronicle Journal

March 22, 2017 These days Al Hackner is enjoying the sport of curling as much off the ice as he does on the ice. Don’t get it wrong, the Thunder Bay curling legend who has won multiple Canadian and world titles over the years still likes the competitive aspect of the game evident this year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Med student eager to advance Aboriginal initiatives – Queen’s Gazette

March 17, 2017 On March 21, the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force will present its final report with recommendations to the university community. The historical milestone will be marked with an event that day at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 5:30-7 pm. Leading up to and following the event, the Gazette is featuring […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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RCMP investigating three suspicious fires on Piikani First Nation – Calgary Herald

March 21, 2017 The Piikani RCMP are asking for tips from the public in an investigation into three suspicious fires. RCMP say the evening of March 7, a home on 15 Ave. in the Piikani town site was destroyed by fire. The structure fire follows a blaze at an abandoned gas station on Feb. 12 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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Indigenous voice’ added to Thunder Bay police board – CBC

Serenity Perry has special interest in addressing issues affecting Indigenous women, children Mar 22, 2017 A member of Fort William First Nation, was introduced Tuesday as the new Indigenous Resource Person on the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. “I think it’s really important to have an Indigenous voice on this board and I really want […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Twelve Outstanding Athletes Honoured with Prestigious Award! – ISN

B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Cash strapped Liberal budget likely more policy document than spending plan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 By Joanna Smith and Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Trudeau government will unveil a federal budget today that’s expected to be heavy on policy and light on spending. The second budget of the Liberal mandate is poised to focus more on the social policies central to its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20176 Views

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Manitoba Tory government accused of setting election rules in its favour – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 21, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ The next provincial election in Manitoba could look very different under proposed rules that critics say would limit voting by the poor, silence detractors and allow political parties _ notably the governing Progressive Conservatives _ to raise and spend more money. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20175 Views

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Métis and non-status Indians want action following historic Daniels ruling – CBC

Two-day symposium to discuss impact of Daniels decision on Métis and non-status Indians Mar 22, 2017 Métis and non-status Indigenous people from across Canada are in Ottawa this week for the Daniels Symposium, a two-day gathering to discuss last year’s landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that ruled the federal government has the same responsibility […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Saskatchewan budget coming with tax increases; taxpayers group critical of move – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is about to unveil a deficit budget with tax increases. The province is facing about a $1.3 billion deficit and Premier Brad Wall has said some of the shortfall will be made up with tax increases. Wall said there will be a shift away from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20178 Views

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Senators Meredith, Beyak textbook examples of communications gone wrong: Powers – The Hill Times

If Conrad Black is practically the only one who will man the barricades on their behalf, they should just wave the surrender flag now and do us all a favour. March 22, 2017 OTTAWA—For a second week in a row, my focus is going to be on the Senate. Not for some of the good […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20175 Views

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