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Human rights complaints filed against BMO and VPD by Indigenous customers who were handcuffed while trying to open granddaughter’s bank account

Lawyers for Maxwell Johnson, a BMO account holder, release transcript of 911 call, and redacted Vancouver Police report, showing evidence of systemic racism. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (November 23, 2020) – Maxwell Johnson and his 12-year-old granddaughter, who were handcuffed on December 20, 2019 after trying to open a bank account, are filing human rights complaints against BMO […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202020 Views

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NB Government: Launch of State of the Child Report

20 November 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – On World Children’s Day, National Child Day and as part of the Child Rights Education Week, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released its annual State of the Child Report today. The launch occurred during a virtual workshop offered as part of the ninth edition of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202033 Views

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Manitoba Advocate releases 2019-20 Annual Report

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose has released her fourth annual report, which provides a summary of the activities and initiatives undertaken by her office over the 2019-20 fiscal year. Along with the annual report, Penrose released a child- and youth-friendly companion document, “Nothing About Us, Without Us,” focused on the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202025 Views

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The AMC to make submissions at the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the assessment of compensation for unlawfully flooded reserve lands

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed its submissions as an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in preparation to appear in front of the Court in what is referred to as the Southwind case. Southwind is an appeal made by the Lac Seul First Nation against the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202024 Views

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Are they listening? Manitoba Advocate gives government low overall compliance grade on responses to recommendations

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, TREATY ONE TERRITORY – After two years of tracking government progress on recommendations from her special reports, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose released her first public compliance report today. Are They Listening? summarizes the provincial government’s responses to the Advocate’s recommendations issued in 2018 and 2019. Only 43 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202043 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation To Sue Non-Indigenous Fishers In Lobster Dispute – HuffPost Canada

The band also intends to file a constitutional challenge against a provincial law that has prevented the band from selling its lobster catch. INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — A Mi’kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202033 Views

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Matthew Fosseneuve

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Matthew Fosseneuve, 34, of Winnipeg. On July 28, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) received a disturbance call about a male who was behaving bizarrely and had thrown a brick at a vehicle. When WPS members […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202033 Views

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Trans Mountain ordered to hand over security documents relating to First Nations protesters – Kamloops This Week

November 9, 2020 Defence lawyer Joe Killoran has suggested a December 2018 altercation at TRU was a result of over-policing and a bias among Mounties and security officials. According to Killoran, police and security were convinced Tiny House Warriors protestors were a threat before the confrontation took place. A Kamloops judge has ruled in favour […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202036 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs challenges the province of Manitoba’s attempt to take away the rights of First Nations children

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed a Notice of Application on the matter of The Budget Implementation and Tax Statues Amendment Act (BITSA) to the Manitoba Queen’s Bench. Since the introduction of BITSA, the AMC, led by the First Nations Family Advocate Office (FNFAO) has been advocating for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 202084 Views

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Indigenous Court in Port Hardy will offer alternative sentencing options – CTV News

November 3, 2020 PORT HARDY — There has been a renaissance of Indigenous legal systems across Canada over the last several years, showing up in the form of small community initiatives, new classes and degrees at law schools. In B.C., there is an alternative judicial process called Indigenous Court. The latest of these courts under […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2020147 Views

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