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The Child and Youth Advocate on Challenges Facing Young People in Indigenous Communities

June 22, 2017 The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is very concerned about the challenges facing young people in Natuashish and other Indigenous communities as well. This concern is reinforced with the recent suicide deaths and injuries of children and youth in Natuashish. The root issues are complex and historical, but the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20175 Views

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Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement – APTN

June 21, 2017 After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the invitations started coming in for Dr. Ian Mosby. “A lot of communities wanted me to come and explain to people myself, in person,” he said, during an interview in Toronto. Mosby […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 20177 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 20176 Views

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New UNICEF report: Poor health, violence at alarming rates among Canada’s kids

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – A new UNICEF report released today highlights the challenges that high-income countries like Canada face in meeting global commitments for children. Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being, but lags farthest behind other countries in concerning indicators of child health and violence. In Oh Canada! […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201717 Views

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Residential schools settlement: Retired judge James Igloliorte to lead healing portion – CBC

Igloliorte to talk to former students and families, report insights back to federal government Jun 14, 2017 Just over a year after Ottawa agreed to pay $50 million to people who suffered abuse at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, work on the healing portion of the agreement has begun. Last week, the Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201712 Views

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Bill clears US hurdle to expand Amber Alerts in tribal lands – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 14, 2017  By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Federal legislation to expand the Amber Alert child abduction emergency notification system in Native American communities across the country has cleared its last hurdle before heading to the full U.S. Senate for consideration. The legislation is in response to the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201710 Views

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The Trafficked: Sexual exploitation is costing Canadian women their lives – The Globe and Mail

A piece of property Natalie just wanted to belong. Her home life was troubled – parents who drank too much, an abusive boyfriend and a sense she didn’t fit in. So, although just 14, she moved in with members of a street gang. They were her family, her protectors, at least in the beginning. She […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201711 Views

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Statement from Marion Buller, Chief Cmmissioner

I have spent the past few days contemplating what we all heard during the community hearings of the Truth Gathering Process in Whitehorse. Over three days, we’ve heard many stories of loss, we’ve heard anger, we’ve heard pain. We also heard courage and strength and hope. What has moved me most of all was the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 9, 201711 Views

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Distraught Innu leader issues poignant plea for troubled youth after son’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 7, 2017 13:17 ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ An aboriginal leader in Labrador who recently lost his 16-year-old son to suicide is calling on the federal and provincial governments to dramatically alter the way they treat Innu youth with substance abuse problems. Simeon Tshakapesh, deputy grand chief of the Innu Nation, has written an […]

by pmnationtalk on June 7, 201718 Views

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The Canada most people don’t see – Macleans

It has an unemployment rate worse than Sudan. The infant mortality rate is worse than Russia. And the injustice is appalling. June 5, 2017 Imagine your daughter, 15 years old, sneaks some booze and gets drunk for the first time. She is found by the police, who arrest and handcuff her. A male cop body […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201713 Views

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