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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201798 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2017126 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Stand With Us

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Join us on International Women’s Day for a panel discussion addressing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the issues from a panel of Indigenous women and the screening of a short film. There will be a presentation on the situation of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2017132 Views

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Quebec First Nation can expel drug dealers under new rules aimed at curbing abuse – CBC

Mar 07, 2017 Obedjiwan residents approved banishment policy in referendum last November A First Nations community in northern Quebec has taken a novel approach to cracking down on drugs: banishing dealers from its territory. Last week, the Atikamekw community of Obedjiwan, located about 600 kilometres north of Montreal, expelled a suspected cocaine dealer who was […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2017112 Views

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Shock wave at Lac-Simon: the Council announces the closure of their police department – CUPE

March 02, 2017 The union of police officers of the Council of the Anishnabe Nation of Lac-Simon is shocked to learn about the closure of the police department on March 31. The Council of the Anishnabe Nation of Lac-Simon has announced that since it has not been able to reach an agreement with both levels […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 201797 Views

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Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2017 – FNCFCSC

January 26 marked the one year anniversary of the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling which found the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal ruling included orders requiring the federal government to provide immediate relief for First Nations child welfare and to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017106 Views

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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2017114 Views

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AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017  – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society), marked the 10th anniversary of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017235 Views

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(hashtag)Waiting4UCanada: 10th anniversary of First Nations child welfare case

February 23, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the filing of the case on First Nations child welfare. Ten years is a long time, especially in the life of a child. Thousands of First Nations children have grown up and continue to grow up with inequitable services and fewer opportunities to grow up safely at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201768 Views

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Quebec Native Women Support Speaking Out – Netnewsledger

Kahnawake – Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to highlight the courage of the women and children who, despite facing great social pressure and many other hardships, have bravely spoken out against the situation of sexual abuse that persist within their communities on Radio-Canada “Enquete” show. “Violence in our communities is a vicious cycle that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201788 Views

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