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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law making – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 14, 2018  OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights. “This case is tremendously significant whichever way it comes out,” said Dwight Newman, a law […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20182 Views

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Mushkegowuk Council: First Nation Policing Funding Announcement by Ottawa

Moose Factory, January 12 2018, Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon of Mushkegowuk Council issued the following statement on the federal government’s announcement of $291 million for Indigenous policing over five years: “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing the need for more investments to keep Indigenous communities safe and secure. This funding is a good step in […]

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Native Women’s Association ‘outraged’ by upheaval at MMIW inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 13:11 OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada says it was “shocked” and “outraged” to learn that the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls had lost its executive director _ just the latest in a long line of delays and staff departures. The […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 20189 Views

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Justice Has Yet To Be Served For Indigenous Women – Huffington Post Canada

For years, calls have been made to society’s stakeholders, particularly various governments, to establish some sort of proper procedure to determine why Indigenous women have been the subjects of extreme violence and mostly unsolved disappearances for so long. At one point, Patricia Hajdu, the ex-minister for the status of women, had said that research emerging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20186 Views

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Executive director of MMIWG inquiry leaves post – CBC

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett expresses ‘concern’ over high staff turnover Jan 11, 2018 The executive director of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has left her post. The inquiry confirmed Debbie Reid’s departure in a statement on Thursday but said it could not discuss the details. “While we cannot […]

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BR MMIW Inquiry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 12, 2018 OTTAWA – Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says she is worried how ongoing turnover will affect the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women. Bennett says she’s worried the turnover — including the departure of another director yesterday — will distract from the work at hand, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20183 Views

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NWAC Dismayed with Ongoing Issues at National Inquiry

OTTAWA, ON – January 11, 2018 The Native Women’s Association of Canada was shocked and outraged to learn today that Debbie Reid, Executive Director of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has resigned. First and foremost, our thoughts are with survivors of violence and with the families of the missing […]

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National Inquiry announces Interim Executive Director

January 11, 2018 Executive Director Debbie Reid has left the National Inquiry. While we cannot discuss the details of the matter, we thank Debbie for her contributions. We are ensuring that the National Inquiry’s work is not disrupted during this time of transition. Director of Operations Calvin Wong will act as Interim Executive Director effective […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20182 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry loses executive director – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 11, 2018  OTTAWA _ The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost another executive director. The federally funded commission _ plagued by many staffing changes throughout its tenure _ says Debbie Reid has left the commission as executive director but it will not comment further, calling it a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 20185 Views

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Thunder Bay, Ont., police moving to address allegations of systemic racism – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 11, 2018 THUNDER BAY, Ont. _ A northern Ontario police service that has faced allegations of systemic racism says it is forming a working group to help it reshape its diversity training, recruitment, communications and community policing. The Thunder Bay Police Service says the working group will include members of the service […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 20185 Views

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