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Relatives of 12 year old indigenous girl who killed herself casting no blame – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 23, 2017 Relatives of an indigenous girl from northern Ontario who killed herself last week, apparently as part of a suicide pact, say they do not blame anyone. In a statement this week, the grandparents of Jenara Roundsky say everyone did their best to help her. The 12-year-old from Wapekeka is the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Lawyer believes survivors deserve “one more day” to apply for residential schools compensation – APTN

June 23, 2017 Cree lawyer Eleanore Sunchild believes residential school survivors deserve one final chance to file a claim under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), even though the deadline passed in 2012. Sept. 19, 2012 was the government’s deadline to file claims under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP), the section of the IRSSA […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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York police begin probe into Thunder Bay deaths – Toronto Star

Force called in to investigate how Indigenous teens died after bodies found in waterways York Regional Police is investigating the deaths of two Indigenous teens whose bodies were found in Thunder Baywaterways in May. Ontario Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer said he contacted the York police service to provide a “new perspective” into the investigation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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BR Indigenous Thunder Bay – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 23, 2017  Ontario’s chief coroner has asked an outside police force to help Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of two indigenous teens. Dr. Dirk Huyer has asked the York Regional Police from the Toronto area to further investigate what happened to 14-year-old Josiah Begg and 17-year-old Tammy Keeash. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20175 Views

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Ontario Child Advocate stands with Indigenous peoples on National Aboriginal Day

TORONTO, June 21, 2017  – In 1996, June 21 was officially proclaimed by Canada as National Aboriginal Day; in the 21 years since, there is still much work to be done to address the deep colonial roots of inequity faced by far too many Indigenous people in this country. As the Ontario Child Advocate, I […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20177 Views

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Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Releases its 2015-2016 Annual Report

June 21, 2017– OTTAWA, ON – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (OFOVC) today released her Office’s 2015–2016 Annual Report, which summarizes the office’s key activities and recommendations in its ongoing work to assist victims of crime in Canada. In 2015-2016, the OFOVC responded to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20177 Views

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Legal clinic challenges Ontario panhandling law as unconstitutional – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 22, 2017 10:53 TORONTO _ A Toronto legal clinic has launched a constitutional challenge against an Ontario law that targets panhandling. The Fair Change clinic argues that the Safe Streets Act violates the rights of people who beg for money, including freedom of expression, the right to life, liberty and security of the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 20172 Views

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Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement – APTN

June 21, 2017 After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the invitations started coming in for Dr. Ian Mosby. “A lot of communities wanted me to come and explain to people myself, in person,” he said, during an interview in Toronto. Mosby […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201715 Views

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Gender-based violence strategy to focus on better data, prevention and support – paNOW

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence Monday, which will include a way to develop and share research on everything from street harassment to getting boys and men involved in solving the problem. Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef will shed more light on which programs will get a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 20177 Views

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Indigenous judges needed at every level of Canadian court – Thestar.com

June 20, 2017 Re: Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial, June 14 Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial, June 14 An Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court would add immeasurably to our justice system but why stop there? We need Indigenous judges at every level of court […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 20172 Views

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