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Day of Action for missing, murdered Indigenous women – Orangeville Citizen

October 16, 2020 From the Orangeville courthouse to Town Hall, they marched in the rain carrying a red sign that reads “no more stolen sisters” – calling for change. “There are stolen sisters across the country, and we need to make sure that they’re not forgotten,” said Debbie Sipkema, organizer of the local march and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202017 Views

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Wáhta Mohawks stand up for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Muskoka Region News

COVID-19 negatively affecting Indigenous women and girls’ safety The Wáhta Mohawk Territory’s annual march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls looked a little different this year. This year’s outdoor event, held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4 — coinciding with Sisters in Spirit vigils across Canada — was a tight-knit group kept to around […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202010 Views

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Time to Act is Now: A National Action Plan to address violence against Indigenous Women & Girls

As Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, I add my voice in support of the many grassroots Indigenous women’s organizations and advocates who are calling on the federal government to address the national crisis of violence committed against Inuit, First Nations, and Métis women and girls. Five years have now passed since the National Inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202019 Views

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Indigenous researcher on where police funds should go instead – Broadview Magazine

Erick Laming, from the Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, talks about what needs to change to regain trust in police October 14, 2020 This interview is the last in a six-part series about rethinking the police. Today, Indigenous people in Canada represent about three percent of the population, yet they comprise a staggering one third of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202012 Views

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Thunder Bay and Kenora Jail Due for Transformation – Net Newsledger

October 14, 2020 THUNDER BAY — “Our government is taking action to improve the safety of corrections staff and inmates while providing culturally appropriate programming and services for Indigenous individuals,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “These measures will strengthen Ontario’s corrections system and support public safety in the Thunder Bay and Kenora regions.” The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202012 Views

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Ontario Strengthening Correctional System in the North

Investing in infrastructure to enhance programming and improve safety THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing in infrastructure expansion projects at the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre and Kenora Jail. The projects are part of the government’s strategy to invest more than $500 million over five years to transform correctional services and improve health and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 202012 Views

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Our Women Now ~ A Call for Justice! Virtual Summit – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

A virtual LIVE summit was held on Monday, October 5, 2020 with special guest appearances from Indigenous youth, Grandmothers, and influencers speaking about the injustices and history of violence towards Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and gender-diverse people. Viewers and participants are welcome to watch the recording of the live summit below. October 5th ~ […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202016 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls remembered – mykawartha.com

Signs lined Millennium Park in Peterborough to bring awareness of MMIWG in the city, province and country Red dresses lined the trail in Millennium Park in Peterborough on Oct. 4 to honour and remember Missing Murdered Women and Girls (MMIWG) in the province and country. Sponsored by Lovesick Lake Native Women’s Association and Kawartha Lakes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202010 Views

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Landmark Decision in Pikangikum Constitutional Challenge Shows Need for Justice Transformation

Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says a landmark decision by the Ontario Court of Justice last week shows the need for a complete transformation of the justice system. “Justice Gibson’s thoughtful and well-reasoned decision reaffirms the position of many First Nations leaders and legal experts that the colonial justice system simply doesn’t […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202012 Views

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I will find you’: A message in Timmins to honour and remember missing Indigenous women – CTV Toronto

TIMMINS — The Timmins Native Friendship Centre wants to see its fence blanketed in messages of hope for missing and murdered Indigenous sisters. According to Canadian research, 10 per cent of missing women in the country are Indigenous. All this week in Timmins, the Friendship Centre is doing what it can during a pandemic to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202011 Views

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