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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada: Oral Submission to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 11, 2018 OTTAWA – Today, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, with its partners in standing ‒ Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association, and Manitoba Inuit Association ‒ made its oral closing submission to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20185 Views

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Action Required to Address Failings of Thunder Bay Police Service: National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Action Required to Address Failings of Thunder Bay Police Service: National Chief Perry Bellegarde December 12, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director on the relationship between the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) and First Nations compels […]

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National Inquiry reaches milestone as Truth Gathering Process concludes

Commissioners shift focus to develop evidence-based recommendations for Final Report Ottawa, December 12, 2018 — The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will formally conclude its Truth Gathering Process this week in Ottawa, following nine days of final submissions from Parties with Standing. Including presentations made in Calgary last month, Commissioners […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20184 Views

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OIPRD Releases Thunder Bay Police Service Systemic Review Report

December 12, 2018 THUNDER BAY – The Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) today released its systemic review report on the relationship between the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) and Indigenous communities, finding significant deficiencies in sudden death investigations involving Indigenous people that are due, in part, to racial stereotyping. The report also […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20184 Views

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Thomas Neshkewe fatality latest of three Island hit-and-runs – Manitoulin Expositor

December 12, 2018 Espanola man charged in death of popular Wiky church organist BUZWAH—Wiikwemkoong lost a cherished elder after a hit-and-run incident on Wikwemikong Way last Tuesday. He was 67 years old. Joseph Thomas Neshkewe was walking on the road near Buzwah at about 7:40 pm on December 4 when he was hit by a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 20182 Views

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Matawa chiefs demand better homicide investigation results – Tbnewswatch.com

First Nation leaders said the recent Thunder Bay deaths of 17-year-old Braiden Jacob and Jordan Wabasse, whose body was pulled from the Kaministiquia River in 2011, spurred their call, on the eve of the release of the OIPRD report into systemic racism within the department. THUNDER BAY – On the eve a report looking into […]

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Indigenous advocates, land defender recognized with inaugural Art Manuel Awards – APTN News

December 11, 2018 Youth, an elder and Anishinaabekwe advocate are among the recipients of the first annual Art Manuel Awards. The new bi-annual awards, announced Tuesday, honour of the legacy of the late Secwepemc leader and activist Arthur Manuel and recognizes “impactful Indigenous governance research or practices,” according to the awards’ webpage. Coordinated by Ryerson […]

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Reitberger named new chair of Thunder Bay Police Services Board – Tbnewswatch.com

Celina Reitberger was nominated as the new chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board and is the first Indigenous person to hold the position THUNDER BAY – Celina Reitberger, who has more than 20 years of experience in the legal community, will be chairing the Thunder Bay Police Services Board – the first Indigenous […]

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Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization – Toronto Star

Dec. 10, 2018 OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are turning to a broad group of officials — from provinces, territories, Indigenous groups and medical organizations — for solutions to mounting allegations from Indigenous women that they were victims of coerced and forced sterilizations. Valerie Gideon, a senior assistant deputy minister in the Indigenous Services Department, told a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20187 Views

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Thunder Bay Police Services Board swears in first Indigenous chair – CBC

Lawyer Celina Reitberger takes over as board and service anticipate recommendations from two critical reports Dec 11, 2018 Celina Reitberger, the first Indigenous chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, was sworn in Monday. Reitberger, a member of Fort William First Nation, was appointed to the board by the provincial government in December 2017. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20183 Views

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