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On Aboriginal Justice Awareness Day, the AMC calls on provincial and federal governments to finally implement the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – On the occasion of Aboriginal Justice Awareness Day, marked on February 26, 2021, AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas calls out both the federal and provincial governments on their failure to fully implement the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (AJI). The 1987 trial and outcome of the kidnapping and murder of Helen Betty […]

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SCO Launches Survey on Racism in Policing on Indigenous Justice Awareness Day

February 26, 2021 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB – The Southern Chief’s Organization (SCO) is launching a survey on experiences of racism in policing today, on Indigenous Justice Awareness Day. The survey is open to all First Nation people in Manitoba and will report on experiences of racism when dealing with police services across the […]

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CAP Responds Correctional Investigator Update on COVID-19 in Federal Corrections

OTTAWA – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and its Provincial and Territorial Organizations today responded to the federal Correctional Investigator Release of third Status Update on COVID-19 in Federal Corrections. Statement of CAP National Vice-Chief Mr. Kim Beaudin: “The Correctional Investigator’s report highlights the disproportionate and unfair impact of COVID-19 on indigenous prisoners. The […]

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Family seeks return of Cindy Gladue’s remains from Alberta medical examiner’s office – CBC

Warning: This story includes graphic and disturbing details Feb 26, 2021 The family of Cindy Gladue, a 36 year-old Cree-Métis woman whose killer was found guilty last week, wants Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to return her remains so they can lay her to rest. Gladue, a mother of three daughters who now […]

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There needs to be 3 Indigenous judges sitting on Supreme Court of Canada: professor – APTN News

The Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t have a single Indigenous judge among the nine members, but even appointing one wouldn’t go far enough. There needs to be three. That’s what Prof. John Borrows said on Nation to Nation Thursday. “It’s never enough to have just have one voice in a place. That can be a […]

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Musqueam First Nation banner vandalized in Vancouver – News 1130

Feb 25, 2021 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A culturally important site for the Musqueam First Nation in Vancouver has been the target of vandals. Chief Wayne Sparrow says the c̓əsnaʔəm village site near Southwest Marine Drive and Hudson Street is one of the oldest in the country. Earlier this week, some signage on a fence […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202121 Views

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Events seek to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women – Simcoe Reformer

Valarie King, of Mississaugas of Credit First Nation, wears a mask to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Submitted An ongoing effort to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women continues with a virtual conference Friday. Family members, Indigenous women singers and guest speakers will be participating The event will be livestreamed […]

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OHRC statement on allegations of refusal of service to Indigenous people in Kenora

As Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario fights an outbreak of COVID-19, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is aware of reports of businesses and organizations in Kenora refusing services to Indigenous people and of social media posts spreading racist comments and misinformation. The OHRC reminds everyone that discriminatory action against individuals who are Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202134 Views

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In the shadow of her killer’s verdict, Cindy Gladue’s family wants to reclaim her humanity – CBC

Cree-Métis woman’s death in 2011 led to two trials and several appeals Feb 25, 2021 Donna McLeod held her great-grandson Dayton by a firepit crackling flames in an Edmonton backyard last week and spoke about a dream she longed to have about Cindy Gladue, now gone for 10 years. Gladue, McLeod’s oldest daughter, was found […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202118 Views

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5 years later, family of Lorlene Bone not giving up search for missing Manitoba woman – CBC

Lorlene Bone was last seen on Feb. 29, 2016, after visiting friends on Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Feb 25, 2021 Every time Evelyn Chartrand looks out her front window, she sees a red dress waving in the wind. That dress is a reminder that her daughter, Lorlene Bone, is still missing. “Every day, I think about […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202115 Views

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