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Kahnawake’s Mohawk Council proposes temporary Indigenous police force in Wet’suwet’en territory – CTV News

February 28, 2020 MONTREAL — The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is floating a solution to the tense situation between the RCMP and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in BC. Mohawk Council Grand Chief Joe Norton suggested his community’s police force – the Kahnawake Peacekeepers – head up a temporary Indigenous force to patrol the Wet’suwet’en territory until […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202052 Views

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Quebec Premier’s weapons comment could have ‘damaging effect,’ Mohawks say – APTN News

February 27, 2020 Indigenous leaders in Kahnawake and beyond are calling Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s comment about demonstrators at a railway barricade being armed with AK-47’s “irresponsible,” “reckless,” and “worrisome.” For two weeks, demonstrators have held vigil at a camp running parallel to a CP rail freight line just south of Montreal, shovelling snow onto […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202047 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Board of Directors and RCMP Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones, V Division Joint Statement on Addressing Gendered Violence against Inuit Women: A review of police policies and practices in Inuit Nunangat

February 25, 2020 OTTAWA – During the week of February 24th, 2019, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is holding its Annual General Meeting, attended by members of its Board of Directors, invited delegates and guests. One of the special guests in attendance today was RCMP Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones, Commanding Officer of V Division, Nunavut, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202054 Views

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The Intersection seminar welcomes the FNQLHSSC to talk about abuse awareness in the context of First Nations

Feb 20, 2020 Annually, community police officers from Quebec participate in the Séminaire Intersection, an event aimed at bringing police services and citizens together. The event’s speakers included Maude Ostiguy-Lauzon for the FNQLHSSC and Véronique Chicoine for the Sûreté du Québec. Annually, community police officers from Quebec participate in the Séminaire Intersection, an event aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 202074 Views

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Quebec, Cree leaders sign deal as other Indigenous groups protest across Canada – National Post

MONTREAL — As Indigenous-led, anti-pipeline protests have shut down rail service across much of the country, Quebec and Cree leaders announced Monday the first steps of a wide-ranging 30-year plan to further develop the province’s northern territory together. Premier Francois Legault told reporters he has been assured the initiative has the consent of the broader […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202024 Views

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Laurent Commission: The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC advocate for the future of First Nations children

Montreal, February 12, 2020 – On the occasion of the Special Commission on the Rights of Children and Youth Protection (Laurent Commission), the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) presented a joint brief aimed in particular at reaffirming the rights of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202040 Views

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Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests disrupt infrastructure across the country – APTN News

February 9, 2020 Protesters have taken Gidmit’en spokesperson Molly Wickham’s call to “shut down Canada” literally, as actions have disrupted bridges, streets and legislature. Travel was halted on a major rail corridor in Ontario and protesters blocked access to an export terminal in B.C. In Ontario, protesters at a railway near Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory say […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202036 Views

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Probe begins after former hockey player killed during Quebec police intervention – meadowlakeNOW

ST-GEORGES, Que. — Quebec’s independent police watchdog is investigating after a former hockey player who toiled for several years in a Quebec minor league was killed in a police shooting Sunday evening in the province’s Beauce region. Brandon Christian, 47, of St-Georges, was identified as the victim by the Quebec coroner’s office on Monday. Christian, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202036 Views

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Combatting Racial Profiling – The opposition demands the deployment of body cams within the SPVM

MONTREAL, Feb. 4, 2020 -One year after the Plante administration’s refusal to deploy body-worncameras for SPVM officers, a coalition of elected municipal representatives and community groups is returning to the table to demand the rapid implementation of body cams in the police department to effectively combat racial profiling. Ensemble Montreal will table a motion to this effect at the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202046 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of Quebec

February 3, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202041 Views

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