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Innu communities call for change over high number of kids in care – APTN

May 17, 2017 Innu communities in Labrador made headlines in recent months over the high numbers of kids in care. But Innu leaders say what’s lacking is an understanding of the culture. The history of colonization and the importance of Innu control over solutions around child welfare issues. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/05/17/innu-communities-call-for-change-over-high-number-of-kids-in-care/

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 20178 Views

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The Child and Youth Advocate Releases Investigative Report

April 18, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released an investigative report today entitled The Case for Culturally Responsive Services. This case involves a family that relocated to Newfoundland and Labrador from another country and lived here for four years. During this time they were involved with the Department of Children, Seniors […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201717 Views

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NunatuKavut: Meetings on Labrador Residential Schools Settlement

30 March 2017 Steven Cooper will be visiting a few communities in Labrador to assist class members of the Labrador Residential Schools Class Action Law Suit with claim forms and answer questions. Tuesday, April 4 10:00 a.m. Cartwright (Marion Building/50+ Club) 1:00 p.m. Rigolet (DHSD Community Office) 3:30 p.m. Postville (NG Board Room) 6:00 p.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201732 Views

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Press freedom groups condemn charges against N.L. journalist over Muskrat Falls protest – CBC

The Independent posted on its website that Justin Brake is charged with mischief exceeding $5K Mar 10, 2017 A Newfoundland and Labrador online publication says one of its reporters has been charged in connection with last fall’s occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The Independent posted on its website that Justin Brake is charged […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 201720 Views

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Changes to Children and Family Services Act Take Effect in March

February 24, 2017 Changes to the Children and Family Services Act, that will help protect Nova Scotians from 16-18 years of age, improve child safety, streamline court processes and ensure children have a safe and lifelong family relationship, take effect on March 1. “We’ve heard from communities that our existing legislation needed to change to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201731 Views

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Qalipu watchdog group rallying support for new court challenge to membership rules – CBC

Mi’kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland has won previous battles Feb 24, 2017 A Qalipu watchdog group held a meeting in Corner Brook Thursday night to raise money and rally support for another legal challenge to the First Nation’s controversial enrolment process. The Mi’kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland (MFNAN) hosted the meeting at Corner […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 201728 Views

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Funding Provided to Innu Communities under the First Nations Child and Family Services Program

February 13, 2017 Supporting Aboriginal Communities through Prevention Initiatives The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, joined Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, in announcing funding from the Federal Government under the First Nations Child and Family Services Program. Funding of $965,000 will be used to support prevention-based programming in the two […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201723 Views

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Nova Scotia court rules government withheld documents on Alton Gas development, quashes appeal – APTN

January 30, 2017 A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has quashed the province’s rejection of an appeal by a Mi’kmaq community related to the Alton natural gas storage project. The community of Sipekne’katik, formerly known as Indian Brook, argued Alton Natural Gas Storage’s plan to flush out salt to create storage caverns poses an environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 201733 Views

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Nova Scotia judge sides with Mi’kmaq band on gas storage project appeal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 30, 2017 By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ A Mi’kmaq band has won a victory in its battle against an energy company’s plan to store natural gas in underground caverns in central Nova Scotia. In a written decision released Monday, a provincial Supreme Court judge quashed the province’s rejection of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201733 Views

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Child Protection Act review released

As someone who needed foster care as a child, Danny Phalen understands the importance of protecting vulnerable children. Phalen was a youth representative on the advisory committee reviewing the province’s Child Protection Act, which is required by regulation to be reviewed every five years. Today the committee released its report, which reflects valuable input from […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 201725 Views

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