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Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government – Special Announcement

January 12, 2020 – This evening community members gathered in front of the Listuguj Police Department to question recent arrests made within the community surrounding illegal sales of cannabis. Chief Darcy Gray was in attendance to take questions from community members. Despite the cold weather, there was a sizeable turnout, coffee was served, and positive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202013 Views

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Reports slam youth protection services for Inuit children in Montreal – Nunatsiaq News

20 December 2019 “Their cultural security cannot be guaranteed” Two recent reports on the services received by the roughly 60 Nunavik children under youth protection in Montreal say that they live largely in isolation from their families, language and culture. One report, called “The cultural security of Nunavik’s youth placed in readaptation settings” on Montreal’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201953 Views

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A fatal year in Nunavik – Nunatsiaq News

19 December 2019 Kativik police and councillors concerned about uptick in crime-related deaths An increase in crime-related deaths in Nunavik is worrying to the region’s police and political leadership. “If we look at the life today in Nunavik, there are many deaths that are not health-related,” said Charlie Arngak, an executive member of the Kativik […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201958 Views

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Quebec Native Women supports the December 15th, 2019 flash-mob in reaction to violence against women

Quebec Native Women supports the December 15th, 2019 flash-mob in reaction to violence against women, that took place in front of the National Assembly QNW would like to highlight the initiative of the Regroupement des groupes de femmes de la région de la Capitale-Nationale and the Committee of Immigrant Women for their denunciation before the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201950 Views

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I ran for my life’: Woman forced into sex trade works with police to help others at risk – CBC

Dec 12, 2019 Montreal police Survivors program expands to Indigenous outreach, with help from people who escaped sex work It’s before dawn on a wintry Sunday, and Kyra is busy preparing for a morning training session at the stables where she rides on Montreal’s South Shore. She greets the horses in their stalls, feeding some […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201954 Views

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The Fight against Racial Profiling – Enough is enough! Ensemble Montréal and human rights defence groups demand the SPVM deploy body-worn cameras (body cams)

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2019 -On the eve of the Public Safety Commission’s meeting to consider the Rapport sur les interpellations policières à la lumière des identités racisées des personnes interpellées (a report on police stop-and-checks and the racialized identities of the persons arrested), a coalition of officials from Ensemble Montréal and human rights defence organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201950 Views

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Montreal passes motion urging police to stop arbitrary checks – CTV News

November 18, 2019 MONTREAL – The city of Montreal on Monday passed a motion urging the SPVM to stop “unfounded” police checks. Often called arbitrary, unfounded or random, the checks disproportionately target minorities, a recent independent report found. Researchers analyzed the police force’s own statistics, gathered between 2014 and 2017, and found that black and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201930 Views

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Montreal should put moratorium on police street checks, former justice minister says – CBC

‘It undermines confidence in the administration of justice,’ Irwin Cotler says Nov 18, 2019 Former federal justice minister Irwin Cotler has endorsed a motion that will go to Montreal city council on Monday, calling for a moratorium on police street checks in the city. Cotler says until legislation is drafted to ensure police checks are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201924 Views

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Underfunded and under-resourced, Indigenous police services struggle with MMIWG cases – CBC

‘The First Nations Policing Program sets us up to fail,’ says Dwayne Zacharie, police chief in Kahnawake Oct 30, 2019 Chronic underfunding and a lack of resources and access to training has hampered the ability of Indigenous police forces to properly investigate violence against Indigenous women and girls. It’s one of the many findings of […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201932 Views

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CSSSPNQL: Portrait of the Criminalization of the First Nations in Quebec: Providing Impetus for Change

The FNQLHSSC is pleased to announce the publication of a new report, available to all, entitled Portrait of the Criminalization of the First Nations in Quebec: Providing Impetus for Change. The report is the first of its kind in Quebec: it examines how criminalization affects First Nations people living in communities as well as their […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201938 Views

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