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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, 201784 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, 201777 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, 2017105 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, 2017115 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, 2017110 Views

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Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2017 – FNCFCSC

January 26 marked the one year anniversary of the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling which found the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal ruling included orders requiring the federal government to provide immediate relief for First Nations child welfare and to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017114 Views

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The numbers tell a sobering story about Labrador’s uprooted foster children – CBC

Some Aboriginal leaders say province too quick to look at what’s wrong, as opposed to finding solutions Mar 02, 2017 Aboriginal communities in Labrador are small in population, which makes the large number of children in some type of foster care arrangement all the more troubling. In the Innu community of Sheshatshiu, for example, there are 90 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2017105 Views

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Prison violence leaves Ottawa with growing legal burden: ‘It’s an awful lot’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 27, 2017 By Michael Tutton THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX _ Canada’s prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March _ a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy. “It’s an awful lot … they are paying about $10 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2017103 Views

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Government to seek to find systemic issues with handling of sexual assault cases

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is pleased that police forces in New Brunswick have ordered a review of files on reported sexual assault cases that had been cleared as unfounded from 2010 to 2014. Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry has also requested that all police forces involved submit their findings to the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 27, 201776 Views

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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 201778 Views

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