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Canadian Delegation to Participate in the International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

(Ottawa/Montreal) Today, the ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land, and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2016102 Views

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NWAC and FAFIA to Address Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on MMIWG

(April 6, 2016) (Washington, DC) – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold a critical hearing following up on its January 2015 report, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in British Columbia. The hearing will be held, on April 7, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. Eastern in Washington, D.C., and will serve as an opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 2016153 Views

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Irwin Cotler Urges Action on Unresolved Justice Issues: Indigenous Rights & International Prisoners of Conscience

Calls on PM to Restore Public Consultation for Supreme Court Appointment TORONTO, ONTARIO–(April 1, 2016) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Last night, The Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy launched The Pursuing Justice Project with a gala celebrating the life’s work of Hon. Irwin Cotler. Leaders from law, business […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2016103 Views

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NWAC Stands with Indigenous Women of Val D’Or; encourages all Survivors of Police Violence to Continue Coming Forward

(April 1, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) has learned that there are more Indigenous women coming forward in the Val D’Or region of Quebec sharing their experiences of sexual abuse and other forms of gender and race-based violence at the hands of Quebec police. Historically, all tiers of institutional […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016212 Views

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Assembly of First Nations’ Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum a Step Toward Change and Real Justice for Indigenous Peoples

Assembly of First Nations’ Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum a Step Toward Change and Real Justice for Indigenous Peoples April 1, 2016 (Ottawa, ON):  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Indigenous Public Safety and Policing Forum took place today in Regina, Saskatchewan, bringing together more than 80 delegates and speakers, including AFN National Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 2016199 Views

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The first song off Amanda Rheaume’s new album raises awareness and funds for murdered and missing Indigenous women

March 30, 2016 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and award-winning artist Amanda Rheaume announced that proceeds for Red Dress, the first song released from her upcoming album Holding Patterns, will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) in honour of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Rheaume announced the song’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2016119 Views

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First Nation Youth completes ‘Spiritual Journey for the Innocent’

March 29, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, recognizes Eabametoong First Nation youth Gordon Slipperjack who completed a two-week awareness walk for First Nations children with his arrival in Sioux Lookout today. “We are deeply moved that the tragic loss of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2016113 Views

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Ontario Investing $3.7 Million in Grants to Enhance Community Safety

March 30, 2016 Applications Now Open For Municipalities and Organizations to Apply Ontario is now accepting applications for the Safer and Vital Communities Grant and the Proceeds of Crime – Front Line Policing Grant to help fund community-led safety and corrections projects in Ontario. This year the province will invest up to $3.7 million under […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2016153 Views

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NWAC Mourns Life of Delaine Copenace; Renews Call for Immediate Cross-Governmental Action to End Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

(March 23, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is devastated to learn of yet another daughter stolen from us. The remains of 16 year-old Delaine Copenace of the Onigaming Nation were found yesterday (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) near her home community of Kenora, Ontario. As the groundswell of community vigils […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2016138 Views

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NAN Mourns Delaine Copenace

March 22, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of 16-year-old Delaine Copenace, missing since February 28, whose remains were identified by police today: “Words cannot describe the grief we feel over the tragic […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 2016125 Views

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