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Families of missing, murdered women urge critics to get behind national inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 25, 2017  OTTAWA _ Families of missing and murdered women are raising their voices in defence of the national public inquiry as it faces a stream of criticism from advocates and indigenous leaders. Bernie Williams, who has spent more than 30 years on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside raising awareness about missing and murdered […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20172 Views

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Tungasuvvingat Inuit: Call for Members – Restorative Justice Committee

Tungasuvvingat Inuit’s Restorative Justice Initiative is looking for community members who want to become a part of the first Inuit specific Restorative Justice program outside of Northern Communities!! The focus of this initiative is to work with Inuit that have come in conflict with the law; helping navigate them through culturally specific resources and supports. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20172 Views

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Police board responds to OIRPD review – Tbnewswatch.com

Vice-chair of the Thunder Bay Police Board says there is ‘no evidence’ of systemic racism in police force after OIRPD investigation expands. THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Services Board and the Thunder Bay Police Association stand behind the local police service and believe a review by a provincial watchdog will find no evidence […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20172 Views

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Deaths, criminal charges against police chief slows down review of Thunder Bay Police Service – CBC

Independent Police Review Director of Ontario hopes to have recommendations by end of 2017 May 25, 2017 The findings of his systemic examination of the relationship between Indigenous people and the Thunder Bay Police Service will not be ready until the end of 2017, says Independent Police Review Director of Ontario (OIPRD), Gerrry McNeilly. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20172 Views

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BR MMIW Inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 25, 2017 OTTAWA – Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s father is calling the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women a “bloody farce.” Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief, says the commissioners have failed miserably and should resign. Wilson joins family members of victims and indigenous activists who have been growing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 20171 Views

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NAN Statement on Josiah Begg

THUNDER BAY, ON (Friday May 19, 2017 ): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences following the recovering of a body believed to be 14-year-old Josiah Begg in Thunder Bay last night: “For more than a week we have hoped and prayed that Josiah’s disappearance […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201711 Views

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Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust – CBC

May 24, 2017 5-month OPP investigation results in criminal charges against J. P. Levesque Ontario Provincial Police have charged Thunder Bay police Chief J. P. Levesque with breach of trust and obstructing justice. The OPP launched an investigation in January at the request of the RCMP, according to a provincial police news release issued Tuesday. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 20177 Views

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53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit – CBC

President of Aboriginal Firefighters Association says number is likely higher May 24, 2017 An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires. The internal audit identified 14 “underserviced” sites (13 in Saskatchewan, one in Manitoba) and 39 “limited service sites” (17 in Ontario, 22 […]

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Coroner confirms identity of body found in McIntyre River – Tbnewswatch.com

The coroner’s office has identified the body recovered from the McIntyre River as 14-year-old Josiah Begg. THUNDER BAY – The coroner has released the identity of the body found in the McIntyre River last week, confirming what family members already suspected. A spokesperson from the coroner’s office in Toronto identified the body as 14-year-old Josiah […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20171 Views

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Mayor, chief call for united action to protect Indigenous kids in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

‘I’m not doing my job if children that come to this community don’t feel safe’: Mayor Keith Hobbs May 24, 2017 Thunder Bay needs more help to keep Indigenous kids safe in the northern Ontario city, says a provincial First Nations leader — and Thunder Bay’s mayor agrees. Seven First Nations teens have been found […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20172 Views

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