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MMIWG: Moving Forward Together to Reclaim Power and Place

June 21, 2019 On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are at a critical moment in Canada’s history. On June 3, 2019, we released a comprehensive report, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that documents the truths of more than 2,380 family […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201917 Views

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An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families receives Royal Assent

From: Indigenous Services Canada Co-developed with Indigenous, provincial, and territorial partners, Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families will finally enshrine into law what Indigenous peoples across Canada have asked of governments for decades: to affirm and recognize their jurisdiction over child and family services June, 21, 2019 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201913 Views

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Ontario case could set special rules for sentencing black offenders, similar to Gladue for Indigenous people – Fairview Post

‘When it comes to black people, the sentencing seems to be consistently void of any consideration of that additional source of disadvantage that they face’ June 20, 2019 What was set to be a simple appeal of a sentence for possession of a loaded handgun has burgeoned into a major push for judges to acutely […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201914 Views

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NAN Congratulates 2019 NAPS Police Award Recipients

THUNDER BAY, ON (June 19, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates recipients of the 2019 Police Awards as Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) celebrates 25 years of service to NAN First Nations this week. “I congratulate all of these outstanding individuals for the dedication and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20199 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Statement on River Run 2019 – Walk with Grassy Narrows for Mercury Justice June 19, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today provided the below statement in support of justice for Grassy Narrows Fist Nation. “The Assembly of First Nations supports Chief Rudy Turtle […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201918 Views

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New probe of 9 deaths coming – The Chronicle Journal

Top U.S. court denies Teck’s appeal; miner now on the hook for legal costs, cleanup Jun 18, 2019 Vancouver-based mining giant Teck has run out of appeals after polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt in Washington State for decades from its huge lead-zinc smelter in Trail, B.C. The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201921 Views

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RCMP seeks names of potential victims of coerced sterilization – CBC

‘To date, we have no allegations that are on file,’ says RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki Jun 19, 2019 The RCMP is seeking the names of potential victims of coerced sterilization procedures and wants lawyers to help in the process, Commissioner Brenda Lucki said Tuesday. In testimony before the House of Commons health committee, Lucki said […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201910 Views

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She Speaks: Justice begins with a word – Huntsville Doppler

June 19, 2019 Reta Blind, right, sheds tears while embracing Viola Thomas after listening to Bernie Williams testify at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on Sunday April 8, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) I wanted to start this article by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20198 Views

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Ontario Announces Funding to Combat Sex Trafficking

Support to Voice Found will Raise Awareness and Strengthen Supports for Survivors June 18, 2019 OTTAWA – Ontario is protecting what matters most by investing up to $271,000 in funding for Voice Found, an Ottawa-based organization that supports survivors of sex trafficking. The province is also looking at new approaches to combat trafficking, support survivors […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201910 Views

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Genocide against Indigenous peoples a side note of UN Human Rights commissioner’s visit to Ottawa – APTN News

June 17, 2019 The United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights wants Canada to implement the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ (MMIWG) 231 calls for justice. Michelle Bachelet, a former two-term president of Chile, was in Ottawa Monday for meetings with federal officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201911 Views

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