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Statement from Minister Bennett on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls request for an extension and Interim report

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 5, 2018) – The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “With the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Government of Canada underscored its commitment to work to end the unacceptable rates of violence against Indigenous women and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 5, 201810 Views

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AIAI: Have Your Say in Child Welfare and What It Means to You!!!

LONGER DRAFT TEXT FOR EMAIL OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MESSAGING Dear Staff and Community Members, As you know, the child welfare system has and continues to harm our children, families and communities. For too long our children have been removed from their families and communities and placed with non-Indigenous families. This must end. Much work is […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 20185 Views

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Tyler Hikoalok a product of group homes and foster care, friends say – Nunatsiaq.com

June 01, 2018 “Maybe this could have been prevented” Tyler Hikoalok, the 18-year-old man who faces a first-degree murder charge in the highly publicized death of a 59-year-old volunteer librarian in Ottawa, struggled with the damaging effects of early childhood abuse and severe neglect, those who knew him told Nunatsiaq News. “I want to make […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 20186 Views

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Thunder Bay and Area Victim Services and Matawa First Nations Management announce Commencement of Human Trafficking/Anti-violence Support Services during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2018

THUNDER BAY, ON (May 29, 2018): Susan L. Tilson, Thunder Bay and Area Victim Services (TBAVS) Executive Director and David Paul Achneepineskum, Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) CEO today announced the commencement of human trafficking/anti-violence support services during Victims and Survivors of Crime Week. Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, commemorated nationally from May 27 […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 20185 Views

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Kawartha Haliburton CAS apologizes to Hiawatha First Nation families for ’60s Scoop – Global News

May 31, 2018 The Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (KHCAS) in Peterborough has apologized to Hiawatha First Nation for what it says were “harmful practices” from the ’60s Scoop. The movement from the 1960s through to the 1980s saw Indigenous children removed from their homes by child welfare workers and usually placed in non-Indigenous foster […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 20185 Views

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A year after the national MMIWG inquiry’s first hearing, one Whitehorse family is still dealing with the pain – APTN News

May 30, 2018 A year ago Wednesday, the first set of hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls started in Whitehorse. More than 50 families testified at the inquiry. Some are still dealing with the trauma that was released by testifying. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/30/a-year-after-the-national-mmiwg-inquirys-first-hearing-one-whitehorse-family-is-still-dealing-with-the-pain/

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 20185 Views

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Victims of police-reported violent crime in Canada: National, provincial and territorial fact sheets, 2016

May 30, 2018 The Juristat article “Victims of police-reported violent crime in Canada: National, provincial and territorial fact sheets, 2016” presents statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey on the number of police-reported victims of violent crime, the types of crime experienced, as well as victim characteristics for each province and territory. In addition, several indicators on the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 30, 201810 Views

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Statement from Minister Sajjan on the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada

From: National Defence May 29, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement in response to the 2018 Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada: “On behalf of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, I thank the Auditor […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 20186 Views

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Launching the new Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

Improved support for parents of young victims of crime coming May 25, 2018      Ottawa, Ontario       Employment and Social Development Canada The death or disappearance of a child is devastating and can leave parents unable to work. To ensure victims’ families continue to get the help they need, the Government of Canada is replacing […]

by pmnationtalk on May 28, 20187 Views

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Summit Concludes that First Nations must lead beyond the Indian Act

OTTAWA, ON (May 24, 2018): The first Indigenous-led summit to explore moving beyond the Indian Act closed today with a strong call for First Nations to exercise their self-determination and to forge a new path for their people. It is clear that it is time to put the destructive and demeaning Indian Act behind us […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20189 Views

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