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ALS discusses changes to the bail system on the Current – Aboriginal Legal Services

2/7/2023 Jonathan Rudin, Special Projects Director at ALS, was on a panel on CBC’s The Current discussing the bail system in Canada and in particular whether we need to reform the bail system and make it tougher. You can hear the interview “here”. It starts at 2.05 and goes for about 20 minutes. Read More: https://www.aboriginallegal.ca/news-and-updates/als-discusses-changes-to-the-bail-system-on-the-current

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 20231 Views

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Hamilton police officer pleads guilty to assaulting Indigenous man during arrest – CBC

Feb 07, 2023 Acting Sgt. Brian Wren reportedly stomped and kicked Patrick Tomchuk’s head 13 times An acting sergeant with the Hamilton Police Service pleaded guilty Monday after being charged with assaulting a man during an arrest in May 2022. Acting Sgt. Brian Wren appeared in court virtually, in front of a group of people in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 20232 Views

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Officer who investigated Indigenous man’s death demoted, family says more needed – CP24

February 6, 2023 An Ontario agency that oversees complaints against police has demoted an officer who was found guilty of investigating with bias the 2015 death of an Indigenous man in Thunder Bay. The Office of the Independent Police Review Director ruled on Friday that Shawn Harrison has been demoted to sergeant but can return […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 20233 Views

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Ontario Justice Centre Opens in Kenora

February 06, 2023 KENORA — Today, the Ontario government, in collaboration with Indigenous leaders, the Ontario Court of Justice and community partners, launched the opening of the Kenora Justice Centre. Designed with and for the Kenora community, the innovative Centre will hold individuals accountable for their offences, while providing community-led supports through health care, education, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 20234 Views

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Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik and the damage caused by human trafficking – Anishinabek News

February 3, 2023 SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Attendees were shocked and in tears while hearing stories about human trafficking and the horrors that come with it, but also don’t expect this lucrative multi-billion dollar industry to go anywhere anytime soon. Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik, a member of Batchewana First Nation, holds a Masters in Environmental Studies […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 20239 Views

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Media Advisory: Attorney General Downey to Make an Announcement

February 03, 2023 Doug Downey, Attorney General, will be joined by Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty #3, Derek Fox, Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, and Lise Maisonneuve, Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, to announce the opening of a Justice Centre in Kenora. Date: […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 20238 Views

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UCCM Police searching for missing person, Josephine CORBIERE

On February 1, 2023 members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police began an investigation involving a missing person after a missing person’s report was filed on same date. Josephine CORBIERE’s last known contact was December 26, 2022. A member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, she may be on Manitoulin Island or in the Sudbury area. Josephine is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 20237 Views

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It has to stop’: Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples on deaths of Indigenous folks in police custody – CTV News

Feb. 2, 2023 The over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada’s justice system and the number of deaths of Indigenous people at the hands of police has the vice-chief of national Indigenous organization up in arms. “85 percent of all inmates in provincial custody from Ontario west are Indigenous,” Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) national vice-Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 20236 Views

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Delay of eligibility for medical assistance in dying for persons suffering solely from mental illness proposed by Ministers of Justice and Health

From: Department of Justice Canada February 2, 2023 Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ needs, protect those who may be vulnerable, and support autonomy and freedom of choice. Under Canada’s current MAID law, persons suffering solely from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 20239 Views

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Healing lodges, designed for Indigenous inmates, are failing the people they’re meant to rehabilitate, say prison reform advocates – National Observer

February 1st 2023 Have healing lodges lost their way as a medicine to Indigenous over-incarceration? It’s a question the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), which represents urban and non-status Indigenous Peoples, is asking after the tragic death of Cassandra Fox, a 27-year-old inmate who died by suicide last Wednesday at the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20238 Views

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