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National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Families Must Continue to Be Heard

WENDAKE, QC, June 5, 2018 – The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) takes note of the federal government’s decision to extend the mandate of the National Inquiry by six (6) months to allow it to listen to the families affected by these human tragedies and, to put its energies on the presentation of a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201815 Views

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BEI investigating 2 months after Inuit woman injured during police operation – CBC

Premier Philippe Couillard said he’s worried the BEI initially overlooked woman’s injuries because she’s Inuit Jun 06, 2018 In an about-face, Quebec’s police watchdog is now investigating an incident that took place two months ago, when a police vehicle hit an Inuit woman in the northern part of the province. The BEI said it initially […]

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Backgrounder: Government of Canada – National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

From: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Backgrounder Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls is a top priority for the Government of Canada. On June 5, 2018, Minister Carolyn Bennett and senior officials from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Public Safety, Indigenous Services Canada, Status of Women Canada and Justice Canada held a media […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201810 Views

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The Commission sets a deadline for accepting witness testimonies

VAL-D’OR, QC, June 4, 2018 – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress has announced today that a deadline for receiving new testimonies has been set for September 5, 2018. The investigation agents will not be accepting new testimonies after this date. Any […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201814 Views

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Honouring innovation and creativity for human rights: call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award now open

Montréal, June 1st, 2018 — The Commission de droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse has launched today the call for nominations for the 2018 Rights and Freedoms Award. The theme is Innovation and Creativity for Human Rights. Nominations are open until July 15th. « Innovation and creativity are key drivers of social […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201838 Views

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QNW denounces the funding of the Trans Mountain pipeline

Kahnawake, May 30th 2018 – Québec Native Women is opposed to the decision by the federal government to finance the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and joins its voice to the numerous First Nations and Canadians who denounce this oil expansion project. Several of our Indigenous brothers and sisters are opposed to this expansion, as it goes against […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201811 Views

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Montreal’s Indigenous homeless women face roadblocks in quest for justice – CBC

SPVM Aboriginal liaison officer says the force is open to adapting to fit Indigenous community’s needs Jun 01, 2018 On any given week, Jessica Quijano estimates she hears two or three complaints of sexual assault from her clients — predominantly homeless Indigenous women staying in Montreal’s west end. But she says helping victims navigate the […]

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to hear from Cree communities in coming weeks – CBC

Viens Commission set to begin 2 weeks of hearings in Mistissini, Que. on June 11 Jun 01, 2018 The public inquiry into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec is about to kick off two weeks of hearings in the Cree community of Mistissini, beginning June 11. They will be the first and only full […]

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Public hearings continue in June – The Commission to hold public hearings in Val-d’Or and in the Cree Nation of Mistissini

VAL-D’OR, QC, May 29, 2018  – The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will hold public hearings at the Conservatory of music and drama of Val-d’Or, from June 4 to 8 and at Neoskweskau Complex in the Cree Nation of Mistissini, from June 11 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201811 Views

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Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke finding legalized pot law to be a ‘tricky’ endeavour – APTN News

May 25, 2018 As the federal government works towards legalizing marijuana, the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke is still trying to work out its own law. The community outside Montreal isn’t opposed to legalized pot – in fact, it’s looking at it as an “opportunity.” But as First Nation communities across Canada are getting ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201810 Views

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