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Government of Canada supports Halifax restorative justice initiatives

From: Department of Justice Canada November 20, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Department of Justice Canada Canadians expect to live in a society where the criminal justice system is fair and impartial, responds to the harms caused by crime and helps to keep them safe. An effective justice system encourages meaningful engagement and accountability, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202079 Views

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Renewed Calls For Systemic Racism Inquiry – country94.ca

Nov 17, 2020 New Brunswick’s six Wolastoqey Nation leaders are renewing calls for an inquiry on systemic racism in the province. It comes as the first session of the legislature since September’s provincial election begins Tuesday afternoon. Chief Gabriel Atwin of Kingsclear First Nation accused the Blaine Higgs government of ignoring their calls for an […]

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As Tensions Rise In Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaq Fishers Continue To Face Injustice – The Organization for World Peace

On October 17, a fire completely destroyed a facility in Nova Scotia used by Indigenous Mi’kmaq fishers of the Sipekne’katik First Nation to store their catches. Earlier that week, on October 13, a few hundred non-Indigenous fishermen robbed two facilities that Mi’kmaq fishers were storing their catches in, one of them being the same one […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 202019 Views

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Chairperson’s Statement – Protests in Kent County, New Brunswick

Everyone in Canada has the right to express themselves, assemble peacefully and associate freely with each other. These same rights, enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, empower people to voice dissent by engaging in lawful, non-violent protest. I recognize the challenges of policing protests, which include balancing the right to peaceful demonstration […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202093 Views

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‘Listening’ and ‘learning’: Lucki details plan to address systemic racism in RCMP – Globalnews.ca

November 2, 2020 RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said she has been “listening” and “learning” and has consulted with various groups in order to address systemic racism within the police force. “I’ve been consulting with all kinds of groups, including Indigenous leaders such as the former MMIWG commissioner, Marian Buller, the AFN National Chief, Senator Murray Sinclair, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202020 Views

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Eel Ground First Nation, NB: Missing teenagers, 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy

Sunny Corner RCMP is asking for the public’s help locating two missing teenagers, a 15-year-old boy from Eel Ground First Nation, N.B. and a 15-year-old girl from Bartibog Bridge, N.B. Seth Ginnish and Briana Lumsden were last seen on October 30, 2020, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Church Road in Eel Ground First Nation. Police have followed up on several leads […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202022 Views

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The number of Indigenous women in Nova Scotia jails doubled last year – CBC

Newly released data shows Indigenous women vastly overrepresented in provincial corrections system Oct 26, 2020 Laura Toney of Annapolis Valley First Nation watched from her cell as other Indigenous women in custody walked outside to join in a Mi’kmaw smudge ceremony. It was 2017, and Toney, 45, was serving a four-month sentence for possession of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 202021 Views

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The world’s watching’: Mi’kmaw fishers use live broadcasts to combat violence and racism – CBC

Social media keeping tabs on tense exchanges in the absence of law enforcement in Nova Scotia Oct 19, 2020 The sister of a Mi’kmaw fisherman trapped in a building and attacked by a violent mob on Oct. 14 says social media and live streaming are crucial tools to combat racism and protect supporters of Mi’kmaw fishers and their new rights-based fishery in Nova Scotia. Jolene Marr, a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202029 Views

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Video showing violent arrest of N.L. Indigenous man prompts call for investigation – The Globe and Mail

The president of a Labrador Indigenous group is calling for an investigation after a video surfaced on social media that shows a municipal enforcement officer throwing a handcuffed man to the ground. A Facebook video posted Friday by Labrador Progressive Conservative legislature member Lela Evans appears to show an officer holding an Inuk man against […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202028 Views

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Media Statement: NunatuKavut condemns police use of brute force on Inuk man; calls for swift disciplinary action

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, October 17, 2020 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “It was extremely disturbing to watch the Facebook video of a Municipal Enforcement Officer with the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay using brute and unnecessary force in the recent arrest of an Inuk man. This […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202033 Views

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