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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says clear communication with family members is essential to the National Inquiry into MMIW

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Clear Communication with Family Members is Essential in Ensuring the Success of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 20175 Views

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MMIWG: National Inquiry Response – Open Letter to Chief Commissioner Buller

May 19, 2017 I first acknowledge the spirits of our Indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S communities, and the courage of the survivors of violence. Ms. Belcourt, I am grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. I would like to respond to the concerns you raised in your open […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201713 Views

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QNW: The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has postponed its regional consultations

Kahnawake, May 12, 2017 – Québec Native Women (QNW) wishes to react to the decision by the Commission of Inquiry to postpone the regional consultations and to redirect its approach regarding the families and female survivors of violence. QNW supports the decision of the Commission to reassess its approach regarding participation by the families and […]

by pmnationtalk on May 12, 201736 Views

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Suggestions on residential school burial sites and Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – CCCB

May 10, 2017 The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), in consultation with the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, is proposing that Catholic dioceses/eparchies, parishes, missions and organizations offer assistance on two key issues which are of special importance to Indigenous People and of concern for all Canadians: 1. Identifying, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201719 Views

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Global Voices: Prison bars shouldn’t be barrier to maternal bond – Montreal Gazette

Amid the constant crackle of radios and chatter of inmates, surprising sounds linger in the prison halls. A baby’s coo. A mother’s gentle soothing. The creak of a rocking chair, rhymes recited from a children’s book, scratches of a crayon. Behind the barbed wire fence at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, 50 kilometres east of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201712 Views

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Missing persons DNA databank running 1 year behind schedule – CBC

Federal government is reviewing program’s ‘service delivery model,’ but won’t say what that means May 03, 2017 The federal government has pushed back the rollout of a new DNA databank for missing persons and unidentified human remains. The databank was supposed to be up and running by now, but CBC News has learned it won’t […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201727 Views

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May is Missing Children’s Month

May 01, 2017 May is Missing Children’s Month; a time when we reflect on those whom we have lost, celebrate those who have been found and ache with those families who continue to search for answers about their missing loved one. May is also a time for action though because YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! […]

by pmnationtalk on May 1, 201730 Views

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Quebec police watchdog investigating after man dies in police custody – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 29, 2017  LONGUEUIL, Que. _ Quebec’s police watchdog agency is looking into the death of a 24-year-old man who died in police custody in northern Quebec on Friday night. The man was arrested and detained Friday morning in Puvirnituq, a community in northwestern Nunavik near the Hudson Bay. A guard noticed the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201719 Views

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Necktie campaign raises issue of murdered and missing indigenous men – Global News

The Canadian Association for Equality is urging the federal government to include men and boys in the ongoing inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. To draw attention to this cause, the organization brought its necktie campaign to Montreal on Sunday. Read More: http://globalnews.ca/video/3398654/necktie-campaign-raises-issue-of-murdered-and-missing-indigenous-men/

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201717 Views

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Ecojustice: First Nation to intervene to protect traditional territory

April 20, 2017 Copper One’s proposed mine will degrade land and pollute the headwaters of the Ottawa River, say the Mitchikanibikok Inik OTTAWA and QUÉBEC – Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation is calling on the court to reject mining company’s lawsuit to open their unceded territory for forestry and mining exploration. “The Mitchikanibikok Inik First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201713 Views

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