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Ecojustice: First Nation to intervene to protect traditional territory

April 20, 2017 Copper One’s proposed mine will degrade land and pollute the headwaters of the Ottawa River, say the Mitchikanibikok Inik OTTAWA and QUÉBEC – Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation is calling on the court to reject mining company’s lawsuit to open their unceded territory for forestry and mining exploration. “The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 20175 Views

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Inquest announced for Weagamow Lake Nursing Station death – Tbnewswatch.com

The Regional Coroner’s office announced an inquest into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. The Regional Coroner’s office has announced that an inquest will be held into the death of a woman on the Weagamow First Nation. Ina Matawapit, 37, died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 20175 Views

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No foul play suspected in death – The Chronicle Journal

April 21, 2017 Provincial police don’t suspect foul play in the death last week of a 30-year-old Aroland First Nation man, even though another reserve man is facing a serious assault charge. Police on Thursday did not say how Byron Meshake died, but said the results of a post mortem conducted Tuesday in Toronto suggest […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 20174 Views

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Liaison service to help MMIW families get answers – Tbnewswatch.com

Family information liaison unit to help families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls obtain information from law enforcement and access to community supports and resources. THUNDER BAY – A new provincial service to connect families of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls with information about what happened to their loved ones will […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 20174 Views

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Benjamin Perrin launches victims of crime book in Ottawa

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute welcomed Munk Senior Fellow Benjamin Perrin to Ottawa on March 29, 2017 for the launch of his new book devoted to improving policy for victims of crime. Perrin launched Victim Law: The Law Of Victims Of Crime In Canada with a reception at the Cardus offices in Ottawa. The tour was designed […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 20174 Views

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Woman wins 32 year fight for Indian status; argued rules were discriminatory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 20, 2017 15:51 By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A woman’s decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario’s top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn’t know who her paternal grandfather was. In its […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 20179 Views

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Ombudsman calls for clear new law, strong oversight of inmate segregation

(TORONTO – April 20, 2017) Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé today called on the province to reform its flawed system of placing and tracking inmates in solitary confinement, after his latest investigation revealed numerous issues putting vulnerable people at risk. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has repeatedly pledged to restrict and review how […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 20175 Views

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Media Advisory: New Date for the Inquest into the Death of Romeo Wesley Announced

April 19, 2017 2:00 P.M. Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, today announced that a new date for the inquest into the death of Romeo Wesley has been scheduled. Mr. Wesley, 34, died on Sep. 9, 2010 while in police custody at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 20174 Views

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Do not ignore the Malalas in our midst: Kanji – Thestar.com

Despite reassuring words from our Prime Minister, Canada has a less than stellar track record of supporting children. April 19, 2017 Canada’s newest honorary citizen, Malala Yousafzai, has been feted globally as an icon in the fight for children’s rights. Shot by the Taliban when she was 15, Malala is easy for Canadians to embrace […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20172 Views

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Human rights commission says children left behind on basic rights – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 19, 2017 OTTAWA _ The Canadian Human Rights Commission says more attention must be paid to the rights of children, who it says are being left behind when it comes to basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family. The agency said it aimed to shine a light on the problems of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20172 Views

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