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Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday’s Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement an important step towards reconciliation and healing for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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Settlement Approved for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools

Settlement Approved for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools  August 19, 2019 – The Federal Court has approved a nation-wide class action settlement to compensate survivors for harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 19, 201912 Views

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Investing to support the creation of an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 16, 2019 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced Budget 2019 funding of $9.97 million over three years, starting in 2019–2020, to support the creation of an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO). The funding will support Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201914 Views

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OPP renew push to solve 25-year-old murder of Sonya Cywink – CTV News

August 12, 2019 A new awareness campaign is being launched in hopes of finding answers in the 1994 homicide of 31-year-old Sonya Nadine Cywink. Elgin County OPP have put up a new billboard asking for public input, while family and other stakeholders are highlighting her life. At the end of August, it will have been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201914 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Minister Greg Rickford on the closing of the Kenora emergency shelter

August 9, 2019 Hon. Greg Rickford Minister of Indigenous Affairs Suite 400, 160 Bloor St East Toronto, ON M7A 2E6 Dear Minister Rickford: I hope this finds you well. I am writing today about the Kenora emergency shelter (shelter) operated by the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre in conjunction with the provincially-funded Kenora District Services Board (KDSB). […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 20198 Views

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Police in Thunder Bay, Ont., announce members of task force that will re-investigate nine cases – CBC

Aug 02, 2019 Case reviews among recommendations made by OIPRD in report about systemic racism in police service Thunder Bay’s police chief, Ontario’s chief coroner, and the grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation will be among those who help oversee re-investigations of the deaths of nine Indigenous people in the city. The nine case reviews […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201915 Views

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Investigative Review Framework Update: Members Announced

July 31, 2019 The OIPRD’s systemic review of the Thunder Bay Police Service resulted in a number of recommendations including the formation of a multi-discipline investigation team to review the deaths of nine indigenous persons.  The TBPS has worked diligently to address the recommendations from the report.  On June 18, 2019 Chief Hauth presented the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201913 Views

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Canada offers pardons for cannabis possession convictions – RCI

August 1, 2019 Federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for criminal convictions related to simple cannabis possession went into force Thursday, said Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. Canadians convicted only of simple possession of cannabis can now apply to the Parole Board of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201918 Views

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Debate should be over, Canada is guilty of genocide – rabble.ca

It’s no longer up for debate. Canada is guilty of genocide. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has found that Canada has and continues to engage in “race-based genocide.” The inquiry called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder and disappearance of an estimated 1,200 Indigenous women and girls came […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201915 Views

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For Victims the Pain Doesn’t End when they escape the Grips of Human Trafficking

For Victims the Pain Doesn’t End when they escape the Grips of Human Trafficking Jessica Desmond Solomon – Aanii, my Spirit Name is Aki-Kwe (Earth Women). I am a First Nation woman from the Robinson Huron Treaty. As a young girl I was a victim of being targeted into Human Trafficking (HT) in Toronto, Canada’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201916 Views

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