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‘Send him back’: Halifax hosts first consultation on commemorating Cornwallis – Global News

June 6, 2019 Halifax has hosted its first public engagement session on how to commemorate both its colonial history and its rich Indigenous heritage — a mission launched after the removal of the controversial Edward Cornwallis statue. The consultation took place at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre on Thursday evening, where residents discussed the fate […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201929 Views

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John DeMont: Indigenous Games to bring thousands of athletes to Nova Scotia in 2020 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Old athletes, in their minds, never age. So Morley Googoo must be forgiven if, while sitting in a Halifax City Hall chamber on Wednesday, his mind briefly wandered back to 1992, when he was throwing smoke for the third-place Nova Scotia fast-pitch squad at the North American Indigenous Games in Prince Albert, Sask. Or, as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201928 Views

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MMIWG report says government is responsible for race-and-gender-based crisis – The Coast

Nova Scotia’s Indigenous relocation efforts ‘directly contribute’ to placing women, girls in danger. Qfter two-and-a-half years the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report June 3, laying out the role that all levels of Canadian government play in the the race-and-gender-based crisis that is facing and has faced […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201935 Views

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The report on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls for sweeping justice reform. Here’s what that would require – Toronto Star

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report lays out in undeniable detail how Indigenous women and girls have been discriminated against, harmed by and failed throughout the criminal justice system. The report’s 231 calls for justice — many of which have been advocated for previously in past reviews and reports […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201931 Views

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Letter: Think of environmental racism as an act of attempted genocide – Nsadvocate

June 4, 2019 KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – It has been shown that not all individuals are equally exposed to pollution. For example, landfills and toxic waste sites are more prevalent in poorer communities, and African Nova Scotian and First Nation communities. The single most important factor in predicting the location of hazardous-waste sites in Nova Scotia […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201933 Views

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Persistent, Deliberate, Continuing Violations of Rights: MMIWG Inquiry Calls for Massive Shift on All Levels – VOCM

The final report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls such violence a type of genocide, and a crisis in Canada. The report, titled Reclaiming Power and Place, brings over 230 calls for justice following a two-year Inquiry into the roots of violence against Indigenous women throughout the country. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201931 Views

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Cape Breton woman hopes inquiry will reopen case involving her sister’s death – CTV Atlantic News

June 4, 2019 The sister of a Mi’kmaw woman who was found dead in Sydney harbour 18 years ago believes she was murdered and was hoping the report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women would have more answers for families like hers. The Sydney boardwalk is a beautiful spot to enjoy […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201932 Views

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Final report released by inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people – The Telegram

Assimilation and genocidal government laws have led to high rates of violence against Indigenous women, a national inquiry has found. The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people released its final report on Monday, after nearly three years of hearings and evidence gathering. Entitled Reclaiming Power and Place the report […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201935 Views

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PC leader slams province’s attempt to conceal conquered people documents – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The province’s move to have the conquered people case heard in Supreme Court of Canada amounts to a desperate Hail Mary attempt to cover up information the courts have already ruled should be made public, says Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston. “The Liberals are so determined to hide information that they use the judicial system […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201932 Views

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Paul McCartney praises Mi’kmaq cover of Beatles’ classic, ‘Blackbird’ – Woodstock Sentinel Review

Emma Stevens, from the Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, sings the Beatles’ classic in Mi’kmaq June 3, 2019 When Emma Stevens covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird” it was already a special moment — but after the man who wrote the song took notice of her version, it seems some of those lyrics became reality, with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201934 Views

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