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Regional chief backs recommendations – DrydenNow.com

01 October 2018 Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald is advocating for reforms to child protection services, after troubling findings from a coroner’s report last week. “What we want to do is support the call for the implementation of those recommendations,” she said. “Specifically, we see that Nishnawbe Aski Nation has called for a trilateral process. We […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 20186 Views

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Family of teenager who died by suicide in Sioux Lookout files suit against child and family services – Sudbury.com

BRACEBRIDGE, ON — The family of a girl who died by suicide in Sioux Lookout in 2016 has filed a lawsuit against Tikanagan Child & Family Services, alleging negligence. A statement of claim filed in Superior Court in Bracebridge, where the family’s lawyer is based, seeks $5.9 million in damages on behalf of Kanina Sue […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 20185 Views

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Group home operator failed to monitor troubled teen who killed herself, lawsuit alleges – Thestar.com

Sept. 30, 2018 The family of Kanina Sue Turtle, who killed herself while in group foster home care, is suing Tikinagan Child & Family Services, alleging staff were negligent and “failed to adequately monitor” the 15-year-old from Poplar Hill First Nation. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a scathing report from a coroner’s expert […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 20184 Views

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Government of Canada engages stakeholders to counter human trafficking

September 28, 2018 Toronto, Ontario The Government of Canada takes a strong stance against human rights abuses like human trafficking, especially as it impacts our most vulnerable people. Human trafficking is a complex and far-reaching crime, and one that disproportionately affects women and girls. That’s why theGovernment of Canada has been working to put an […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 20186 Views

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Kanina Sue Turtle’s family sues Tikinagan for $5.9M over her ‘wrongful death’ in foster home – APTN News

September 27, 2018 The family of Kanina Sue Turtle is suing Tikinagan Child and Family Services for $5.9 million after the 15-year-old died by suicide inside a Sioux Lookout foster home the agency owned and operated in October 2016. The lawsuit alleges Kanina’s death was preventable and the result of Tikinagan’s “reckless disregard” for her […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 20186 Views

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Man arrested in Winnipeg and charged with murder in NW Ontario death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2018  FORT FRANCES, Ont. _ Ontario Provincial Police say a man is now facing a murder charge in a suspicious death investigation on a northwestern Ontario First Nation. OPP say Treaty Three police requested their assistance on Aug. 30 to investigate the death of 23-year-old Danielle Big George of Big Island […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20185 Views

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Philpott defends Indigenous healing lodges amid controversy over Stafford killer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2018 OTTAWA _ Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott is defending the use of Indigenous healing lodges while a debate ensues over the transfer of Tori Stafford’s killer to such a facility. Philpott says the facilities are places “proven to provide restorative justice” for Indigenous offenders and provide the necessary security. On […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20185 Views

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What you need to know about healing lodges – CTV News

September 26, 2018 A woman serving a life sentence for first-degree murder in the death of an eight-year-old girl has been transferred from a medium-security prison to a healing lodge, one of several spirituality-based correctional facilities in Canada. Terri-Lynne McClintic was reportedly moved to the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Aboriginal Women, the oldest such […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20185 Views

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Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Ontario Coroner’s Report Points to Urgent Action Required on Long-Standing Concerns, Says National Chief Perry Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Following a report released today by the office of the Ontario Chief Coroner, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says urgent action is required to implement recommendations by working with families and First […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201810 Views

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Outrage after Stafford’s killer moved from prison – CTV

September 27, 2018 Outrage is growing across the country after Tori Stafford’s killer Terri-Lynne McClintic was moved from prison to an aboriginal healing lodge. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about the decision on Wednesday, who responded by saying correction services Canada will review it. “The minister has asked to ensure all the decisions were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 20184 Views

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