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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20175 Views

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Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality – CBC

Anthony Peter-Paul filed complaint after he was prohibited from smudging while in jail Mar 20, 2017 The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging. Anthony Peter-Paul was incarcerated for 16 months, first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20175 Views

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Emergency Protection Orders Now Available in First Nations Communities

March 15, 2017 Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced the change today, March 15. It gives Mi’kmaw families the same access to protections from domestic violence that other Nova Scotians have. Until now, Mi’kmaw families could call […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 20178 Views

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Prince Edward Island forecasts $17.9 million deficit for fiscal 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 11:11 CHARLOTTETOWN _ Prince Edward Island’s Liberal government is forecasting a $17.9 million deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year, nearly double the $9.6 million deficit forecast in the budget. The government blames the increase on a $30 million reduction in harmonized sales tax payments from Ottawa and an increase in spending […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 20179 Views

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CBC Investigates: Mona Sock, a life stolen by abuse – CBC

8th grader lived in foster home with a convicted sex offender Mar 13, 2017 Martha Milliea worried about strange men on the street preying on her daughter Mona. She didn’t worry about the man inside the foster home where 13-year-old Mona Sock lived. Mona had been staying at her sister Harmony’s home on Elsipogtog First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201711 Views

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The Lost Children: The secret life of death by neglect – CBC

When a child dies from unnatural causes, how do we know what happened? We don’t Mar 13, 2017 At least 53 children known to child protection services in New Brunswick have died from unnatural causes over the past two decades. How they died and whether any could have been saved is not for the public […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201710 Views

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NWT Delegation attends National Indigenous Women’s Summit

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2017)  An all-female delegation nominated by six NWT Aboriginal governments recently returned from attending the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit (NIWS) in Toronto, Ontario from March 6-8. The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women was unable to attend the Summit due to prior commitments but invited the delegation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 20179 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201710 Views

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201715 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201717 Views

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