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Delegation Appearing at Vancouver Police Board to Demand Ban on Police Street Checks; Over Ninety Organizations Call for Street Check Ban

September 17, 2020, (Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C – A coalition of organizations are appearing remotely as a Delegation at the Vancouver Police Board meeting on September 17 at 1 pm. Hogan’s Alley Society, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, WISH Drop-In Centre Society, Black Lives Matter-Vancouver, and the BC Civil Liberties Association […]

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Nunavik police opt to expand use of body-worn cameras, Tasers across region – Nunatsiaq News

17 September 2020 KRPF says tools could help de-escalate violent, high-risk incidents The Kativik Regional Police Force says it’s planning to invest in body-worn cameras and Tasers across the region as a way to address and prevent violent encounters between police and civilians. The police force launched a pilot project at the beginning of the […]

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MB Government: Province Taking Steps to Hold Federal Government Accountable for Closing the Service Gap on Reserve

September 16, 2020 Judicial Review of MHRC Decision Needed to Clarify Canada’s Legal Obligation: Clarke The Manitoba government is seeking a judicial review of a Manitoba Human Rights Commission (MHRC) decision that found a First Nations family was discriminated against because they could not access provincial health care and related services on reserve, Indigenous and […]

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Hearings to certify MMIWG class action against Canada starts Monday – APTN News

Sep 16, 2020 Arguments to certify a class action lawsuit that alleges the federal government is responsible for finding ways to end the epidemic of violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (mmiwg) and compensating families who suffered losses are scheduled to start next week. The action – Bigeagle vs. Her Majesty the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202095 Views

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NAFC – MMIWG Inquiry: Summary of Findings for Urban Indigenous Peoples

If you are a member of the media and are looking for comment, please contact Annie Aningmiuq ([email protected] or [email protected]). The official spokespeople for the NAFC are Jocelyn Formsma (Executive Director), and Christopher Sheppard (Board President). All requests must be sent through the Communications Team. The NAFC’s Communications Team works to raise awareness and support regarding the […]

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Change in charges against accused in Thunder Bay trailer hitch incident sparks outrage, letter campaign – CBC

Riley Yesno is encouraging those who share her concerns to write to officials Sep 15, 2020 An Indigenous writer and activist says she was “outraged” to learn of a change in charges against the man accused of throwing a trailer hitch at a First Nations woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., three years ago. Last week, […]

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Tyendinaga police ask Ontario Coroner to reopen case of Tyler Maracle – APTN News

At the request of the family, the Tyendinaga police have sent a request to Ontario’s coroner to reopen the cases of Tyler Maracle, 21. “My son went fishing with a friend five years ago, he never returned and there is a lot of unanswered questions that were never investigated,” says mother Tammy Maracle who is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202057 Views

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Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq warn Indian Day school settlements may be targets for scammers – The Chronicle Herald

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — The Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq is warning Unama’ki residents that predatory scammers are targeting Indian day school survivors and their settlements. “We’re just making sure people are aware of this and not to give any information out,” said Debra Ginnish, the Indian day school co-ordinator with the wellness team at the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020230 Views

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Pauktuutit Urges Prime Minister Trudeau Not to Leave Inuit Women Behind When Crafting His Government’s New Priorities

Immediate investments in safe spaces for Inuit women must be prioritized, as highlighted unequivocally in the June 2019 MMIWG inquiry report OTTAWA, September 14, 2020 – With delivery of the Speech from the Thone less than two weeks away, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is urgently calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Minister of […]

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The AMC Calls for Transparency in the Investigation Involving a train that hit and killed three men and left one man fighting for his life

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) would like to express its sincerest condolences to the families of the three men from Sandy Bay First Nation, Waywayseecappo First Nation and Dauphin, Manitoba who tragically lost their lives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Further, our prayers are with the family of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202081 Views

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