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Media Advisory: Prominent national organizations seek commitment that inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be truly national and comprehensive

January 22, 2016 In an open letter sent this week, five national organizations that have been deeply involved in efforts to expose and address violence against Indigenous women and girls call on the federal government to ensure that the forthcoming national inquiry can: Focus on the extreme violence faced by Indigenous women and girls and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2016172 Views

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Media Advisory: Important Human Rights Decision to be Issued January 26, 2016

OTTAWA – January 22, 2016 – The Canadian Human Rights Commission has learned that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will issue a decision next Tuesday, January 26, in a case that affects the welfare of thousands of First Nations children and families living on reserves. At issue in this case is whether the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016238 Views

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Media Advisory: Indigenous Women, Allies and International Human Rights Experts Gather to Strategize National Inquiry into MMIWG

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and the Canadian Journal of Women in Law (CJWL) will host a symposium on murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) and the forthcoming national inquiry on January 30 and 31, 2016 at the University of Ottawa. This […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016201 Views

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Ontario Helping Northern, Rural and Remote Communities Address Violence Against Women

Province Introduces New Measures to Support Agencies January 22, 2016 Today, Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services was at the Women’s Rural Resource Centre of Strathroy & Area to announce that Ontario is introducing two new initiatives to help rural, remote and Northern communities address violence against women. Violence Against Women agencies […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2016231 Views

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NWAC urges survivors, families and loved ones of MMIWG to actively participate in pre-inquiry consultations

(January 19, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― Be advised that the Government of Canada’s pre-inquiry consultation meetings are underway, and they are open to survivors, families, and loved ones of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, as well as representatives of front-line and Indigenous organizations. This is your opportunity to be heard on the national level. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016243 Views

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Media Advisory: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Minister Bennett will be available to the media to discuss the third meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will be available to the media to discuss the meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please note that given the nature of the discussions to be had and out of respect for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2016190 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Ministers Hajdu and Bennett will be available to the media following the second meeting with family members

Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, along with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will be available to the media following their meeting with family members and loved ones of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2016165 Views

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NWAC urges survivors, families and loved ones of MMIWG to actively participate in pre-inquiry consultations

PUBLIC ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 5, 2016) (Ottawa, ON) ― The Native Women’s Association of Canada has learned that pre-inquiry consultations with survivors, family members and loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will begin tomorrow (January 6, 2016) in Thunder Bay, Ontario and will be hosted by Minister Carolyn […]

by pmnationtalk on January 5, 2016283 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Pre-Inquiry Online Survey

January 5, 2016 Today, as part of its commitment to an inclusive and respectful engagement process, the Government of Canada announced the launch of an online survey to inform the design of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Building on the input gathered from the engagement sessions being held across Canada, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 2016223 Views

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NAN Encourages Participation in MMIWG Meeting

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum encourages NAN members to participate in the federal government’s pre-inquiry discussion meeting in Thunder Bay next week as part of the design process for a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “It is appropriate that the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2016245 Views

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