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Northwest Territories RCMP FIU charge 15 people in Project Gloomiest

December 3, 2018 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories The Northwest Territories RCMP Federal Investigations Unit has laid charges against 15 people involved in the cocaine trade in the city of Yellowknife. The year-long investigation had over 1425 grams of purported cocaine and two firearms seized during the course of the investigation. The investigation began after the Northwest Territories RCMP received information […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201816 Views

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Government of Canada More Than Doubles Support to Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

From: Status of Women Canada Nearly 60 projects from the Gender-Based Violence Program receive funding to address gaps in support for underserved groups in Canada, including Indigenous women December 3, 2018 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Status of Women Canada Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201816 Views

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Eagle feathers introduced to court system for legal affirmations – CBC

Nova Scotia and an Ottawa courthouse both allow Indigenous people to use eagle feathers for affirmations Nov 28, 2018 New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs minister has announced that Indigenous people testifying in provincial court will now have access to eagle feathers for affirmations, or oath swearing. Jake Stewart, who was appointed minister of Aboriginal Affairs by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201818 Views

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Community organizations receive funding to help end violence against women

Supporting Island families – Four community organizations will receive funding from the provincial government to help Island women feel safe from the threat of violence. The provincial Violence Against Women Prevention Grant has awarded the Aboriginal Women`s Association, Community Legal Information Association, PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre and Women`s Network PEI with funding to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201823 Views

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Purple Ribbon Flag Raised at Confederation Building to Raise Awareness about Violence Against Women

November 23, 2018 The Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, joined Mary Shortall, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation and Labour, and Debbie Hibbs, mother of Julianne Hibbs and advocate for the prevention of violence, as well as other partners and stakeholders today for a flag rising ceremony and proclamation signing […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201825 Views

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Supreme Court to hear Newfoundland and Labrador appeal in Innu-Rio Tinto lawsuit – The Western Star

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear an appeal of a Quebec court’s decision to deny a Newfoundland and Labrador application to strike certain allegations from a lawsuit by two Quebec Innu groups against Rio Tinto/Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). In 2013, the Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201837 Views

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March puts spotlight on death of Indigenous woman with infant twins – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2018  PORT HASTINGS, N.S. _ A large crowd of marchers blocked a causeway connecting Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia Wednesday, part of an effort to raise awareness about the unsolved death of a local Indigenous woman. Cassidy Bernard, a 22-year-old mother of infant twins, was found dead at her […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201821 Views

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Protesters to block causeway to raise awareness about Indigenous woman’s murder – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2018 CANSO, N.S. _ Protesters are expected to block a causeway connecting Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia today in an effort to raise awareness about the unsolved murder of a local Indigenous woman. Cassidy Bernard, a 22-year-old mother of twins, was found dead at a home on the We’koqma’q […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201818 Views

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Protesters to block Canso Causeway after recent death of We’kogma’q woman – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Protesters are planning to block the Canso Causeway on Wednesday. They’ll be doing so in memory of Cassidy Bernard and all missing and murdered aboriginal women. “Wednesday will be a peaceful protest to create awareness of all the missing and murdered, men, women, boys (and) girls,” said organizer Annie Bernard-Daisley on Monday. “To create awareness […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201821 Views

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MMIWG Statement: National Inquiry Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 19, 2018 — Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, made the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “The sad reality is that all women and girls in this country continue to live at a disproportionate risk of violence in their own homes. In fact, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201824 Views

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