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Commissioner Viens issues a 3rd call to action

MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2018 – Following the March 21st and 22nd testimonies regarding the funding for Aboriginal police forces, Commissioner Jacques Viens has decided this morning to issue a 3rd call to action. Commissioner Viens calls governmental authorities to postpone the March 31st, 2018 tripartite negotiation deadline with every Aboriginal police force that would manifest a desire to do […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 201818 Views

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Chiefs of Native police forces call for more funding at Viens Commission – CTV Montreal

March 22, 2018 Outdated bulletproof vests, used police cars, unsecured stations and cells and lower pay then other forces are just a few of the problems facing Quebec’s First Nations police forces according to testimony heard on Thursday morning at the Viens Commission. Chief Ghislain Picard, head of the Quebec-Labrador Assembly of First Nations, said […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201823 Views

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Inuit girls and women in Nunavik preyed upon by some workers from the south, police say – CBC

Former Kativik police chief compares stint in Quebec’s far north to what he witnessed on U.N. missions Mar 22, 2018 Almost every day, police in Nunavik, the Inuit territory in Quebec’s far north, hand out rape kits to victims who request them. The majority of the alleged aggressors are Inuit, says Michel Martin, the former […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201819 Views

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Discrimination in First Nations Public Safety: the AFNQL Declares an Emergency Situation

MONTREAL, March 22, 2018  – Following the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and during its hearing today before the Commission of inquiry on relations between Aboriginal people and certain public services in Quebec: Listening, reconciliation and progress in Montreal, the AFNQL intends to demonstrate that the treatment of First Nation public safety, which among others results in the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201821 Views

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AFNQL: Media Advisory – First Nations’ Public Safety Is Heavily Compromised

WENDAKE, QC, March 21, 2018 – Chief Ghislain Picard, accompanied by representatives of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and First Nation Chiefs of Police, will present before the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec (Viens Commission) on the highly worrisome situation of public safety in its […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201832 Views

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Live: Troubling ‘pattern’ emerges of Indigenous children treated in Quebec hospitals, never to return home – CBC

MMIWG commissioner mulls possible link to Sixties Scoop, looks to province for answers Mar 16, 2018 A growing number of Indigenous people in Quebec are coming forward with painful stories, from decades ago, of how their children never returned home after being treated in hospital, says Michèle​ Audette, a commissioner at the national inquiry into […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201834 Views

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Montreal hearings into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls LIVE – CBC

Mar 15, 2018 The focus of today’s testimony is domestic violence Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal-hearings-into-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls-live-1.4565449

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201825 Views

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Live: MMIWG inquiry hears from Inuit community in Montreal – CBC

Watch the inquiry in Montreal live Mar 14, 2018 It’s been half a century, but Françoise Ruperthouse still doesn’t know what happened to two of her siblings. “At our house, there were always two empty chairs,” Ruperthouse, who grew up in the remote Algonquin community of Pikogan, north of Val-d’Or, said Tuesday at the national […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201827 Views

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Media Release Police Update on Missing Person Investigation – Akwesasne Mohawk Police

On Friday, March 2, 2018, a group of community members gathered peacefully at the Akwesasne Mohawk Police station in Kana:takon (St. Regis) to express their concerns regarding the disappearance of Kenneth Leaf and progress of the police investigation. In follow up meetings over the weekend, AMPS investigators have identified that there was a miscommunication that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201845 Views

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‘I’m angry at the community’: Family says community, police silent following Cree mother’s death – APTN News

March 12, 2018 Silas Blackned remembers how his mother made him wear suits for church every Sunday, even though no other boy his age dressed up. He remembers breaking her cigarettes because he wanted her to stop smoking. But those are among his few memories of Rose-Ann Blackned. He was only five years old when […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201826 Views

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