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Statement from the Wolastoqey Chiefs: Stepping Up for Justice

The public movement to end systemic racism gained a powerful voice today. As chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation, we applaud the courage shown by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart in stepping up, and speaking out, for justice, fairness and transparency. On the eve of a provincial election call, Minister Stewart is quoted in a Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 20207 Views

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Inquest to probe police killing of Indigenous man, New Brunswick says – CTV News Atlantic

July 29, 2020 FREDERICTON — A coroner’s inquest will look into the police killing of an Indigenous man in New Brunswick in June. The provincial government says the Rodney Levi inquest will start after investigations and any potential court proceedings are done. Levi, 48, was attending a barbecue on June 12 near the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202020 Views

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Inquest ordered in RCMP shooting of Rodney Levi – CBC

Second inquest into police killing of First Nations person in New Brunswick Jul 28, 2020 The fatal shooting of Rodney Levi by RCMP last month will be examined through a coroner’s inquest. Coreen Enos, a spokesperson for the province’s Department of Public Safety, confirmed in an email Tuesday that an inquest will take place sometime […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202027 Views

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Data suggests Labrador Innu and Inuit are named more often in RCMP releases. Advocates are asking why – CBC

Jul 27, 2020 Police say race not a factor in identifying people charged with crimes Indigenous people in Labrador are asking questions about why police release the names of some people charged with crimes, and not others. In comments on Facebook, Inuit and Innu people have asked the RCMP to explain the process by which a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202020 Views

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Update on the search for Tobias Doucette

July 22, 2020 Nova Scotia RCMP is continuing the search for 31-year-old Tobias Doucette. Bridgewater Police Service (BPS) began a search for Doucette following an incident that occurred in the Town of Bridgewater on July 20. BPS has laid charges against Doucette for Attempted Murder in relation to one of the responding BPS members, and also in relation to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202032 Views

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Chief says pressure on Higgs for inquiry into justice system won’t let up – CBC

Open letter signed by 200 professionals and others details how New Brunswick lags behind Nova Scotia Jul 21, 2020 George Ginnish, chief of Natoaganeg First Nation near Miramichi, says the push for an inquiry into systemic racism in the justice system and policing in New Brunswick will continue until Premier Blaine Higgs agrees to one. Calls for […]

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More Calls For Public Inquiry Into Indigenous Deaths – Country94

Jul 21, 2020 There are more calls for New Brunswick to hold a public inquiry into the deaths of three Indigenous people. Hundreds of university professors, lawyers and others have signed a letter to Premier Blaine Higgs. It says they’re “deeply concerned” about how the province’s legal and law enforcement systems treat Indigenous peoples. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202019 Views

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Red dresses placed near Trans-Canada Highway where Loretta Saunders’ body was found in 2014 – Globalnews.ca

July 19, 2020 Plywood red dress cutouts have been popping up in southeast New Brunswick and Fredericton lately to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) as part of the REDress Project. Two red dresses were posted along the Trans-Canada Highway near Salisbury this weekend, where the body of Loretta Saunders — a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202017 Views

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Missing person: Help the RCMP find Caleb Peters

July 17, 2020 Kings District RCMP are asking for assistance to locate 16-year-old Caleb Peters. Peters left his home in New Minas on July 14 at 5 p.m. Peters was picked up in a white 2010 Toyota Corolla, and police feel he may have been headed to the Antigonish area. Caleb Peters is described as Indigenous, 6-foot-1 and 260 pounds, with brown eyes and short hair […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 202028 Views

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“End Systemic Racism”: Wolastoqey Chiefs

FREDERICTON (July 9, 2020) – Proposed terms of reference for an independent inquiry into systemic racism against Indigenous people were released today by the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick. “For hundreds of years, a regime of systemic racism has been built up in this province and this country against its Indigenous peoples,” said Chief Ross […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202026 Views

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