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Lack of police services in the north a concern for MMIW families in N.L. – CBC

Labrador residents say 911 calls redirected to St. John’s, in English Jan 24, 2017 Imagine calling 911 and having someone answer in a language you might not fully understand, over 800 kilometres away. That’s the reality for many Indigenous people in remote areas of Labrador. During pre-MMIW inquiry talks in 2016, family members and survivors […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 201770 Views

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Nova Scotia justice minister appoints Mi’kmaq, black women to provincial court – CP

January 23, 2017 Ontario is investing in Indigenous student achievement and promoting greater awareness among all students of Indigenous histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, made the announcement in Sault Ste. Marie today while visiting the Urban Aboriginal School. The school provides access to culturally appropriate programs and services and incorporates […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201783 Views

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NS Mikmaq Judge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 23, 2017 HALIFAX – Nova Scotia has appointed the first Mi’kmaq woman to the provincial judiciary. Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyer Catherine Benton becomes only the second Mi’kmaq to become a judge in the province. In a statement, the Justice Department says Benton worked as a researcher with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201787 Views

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Two Judges Appointed to Provincial and Family Court

January 23, 2017 Two new judges, including the first Mi’kmaw woman to join the judiciary, have been appointed to the provincial and family court. Catherine Benton, a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid, has become the second Mi’kmaw to serve as a judge in Nova Scotia. Ronda van der Hoek, a prosecutor and team leader […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201764 Views

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Minister of Justice announces Judicial Advisory Committee appointments

January 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada To continue to improve upon Canada’s tradition of judicial excellence, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduced an open and transparent process to appoint justices of the highest calibre who are representative of the diversity of our great […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2017118 Views

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Mi’kmaq resource centre helps women escape Sydney street life – CBC

Jan 17, 2017 ‘I’ve learned these women are decent human beings … that could be your daughter or your granddaughter.’ Jeanette, an Indigenous woman from the Eskasoni First Nation, is leaving a life scarred by drug use and prostitution on the streets of Sydney, N.S. She credits the Jane Paul Mi’kmaq Resource Centre with putting […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2017120 Views

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Walking With Our Sisters – K’jipuktuk / Halifax opens to the public

January 14, 2017 Memorial in Halifax January 14 to February 1, 2017 The Walking With Our Sisters Planning Committee today marked the opening of the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) memorial installation at the Art Gallery at Mount Saint Vincent University. The memorial will be open to the public during regular gallery hours from January 14 to February […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2017107 Views

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Memorial honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women opens – CBC

The Walking with Our Sisters art installation is on display at the Mount St. Vincent art gallery until Feb. 1 Jan 14, 2017 A travelling memorial to honour and remember more than 1,800 missing and murdered Indigenous women has opened in Halifax. Hundreds of beaded and embroidered handmade moccasin tops, known as vamps, are nestled […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201781 Views

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Progress Made on Priorities for Justice and Public Safety

December 23, 2016 A Safer Province through a Strong Justice System The Provincial Government saw significant progress in 2016 related to addressing priorities for justice in the province and the advancement of initiatives focused on public safety. “Initiatives in 2016 that led to a stronger justice system and a safer province were achieved through working […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201775 Views

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Forces Systemic Racism – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 23, 2016  HALIFAX – Three former members of the Canadian Forces have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the military, alleging they suffered systemic racism and harassment that were tolerated by their superior officers. The case was filed in Federal Court in Halifax by Marc Frenette, Wallace Fowler […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 2016114 Views

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