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Another Crisis, Same Indifference

WENDAKE, April 7, 2016 – Fristly, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to express his sincere sympathies to the family of Sandy Michel as well as to the people of the community of Lac Simon, once again facing another human tragedy. The AFNQL also offers its support to Chief Salomée McKenzie […]

by pmnationtalk on April 8, 2016232 Views

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Open letter on Lac-Simon’s events

Quebec Native Women (QNW) is greatly saddened by the current situation in Lac-Simon’s community and wishes to offer our condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We are all saddened by these events, by the violence present in the community of Lac-Simon, but also equally present in other Aboriginal communities in Quebec. For a long […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016217 Views

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AFNQL Denounces the Half-Measures Proposed by Minister Coiteux in Dealing with the Situations of Violence Disclosed by First Nations Women

WENDAKE, QC, April 6, 2016 – The AFNQL wishes to denounce in the strongest possible terms the half-measures proposed by the provincial Minister of Public Security, in response to the Indigenous women and girls who are victims of violence. “The tragedies described by our women and our young girls require in all fairness a meaningful […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016228 Views

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The decision of the Ministry of Public Security does not satisfy

Kahnawake, April 6th 2016 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) is not satisfied by the decision of the Ministry of Public Security, which announced on April 5th that the SPVM would investigate any complaint against another police force when it comes to Indigenous women. In response to the Minister Coiteux’s announcement, QNW reiterate once more the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 2016269 Views

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Additional action by the Quebec government to facilitate Aboriginal women’s reports of alleged abuse by Sûreté du Québec police officers: a decision showing responsibility which should be accompanied by a Commission of Public Inquiry

WENDAKE, QC, April 6, 2016 – Following yesterday’s announcement by Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux that the government will be extending the mandate of the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) to assist Aboriginal women in reporting alleged cases of abuse and will be implementing additional measures to increase Aboriginal women’s trust in Quebec’s public security and justice […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 2016173 Views

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The situation of Aboriginal women in Val-d’Or is not isolated case

Kahnawake, April 1st, 2016 – Following the March 31th episode of “Enquête” on ICI Radio-Canada on the situation of violence against Aboriginal women in Quebec, Quebec Native Women (QNW) would like to reiterate its demand for the establishment of an independent committee of police agencies to investigate the allegations of abuse of power by Sûreté […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2016202 Views

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Makivik welcomes Ombudsman Report

MAKIVIK WELCOMES OMBUDSMAN REPORT TITLED «DETENTION CONDITIONS, ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION IN NUNAVIK» On February 18, 2016, the Québec Ombudsman released its report titled «Detention Conditions, Administration of Justice and Crime Prevention in Nunavik». Makivik Corporation welcomes this report and hopes that its publication will help bring concrete solutions to the long-standing issues […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 2016230 Views

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Special report by the Québec Ombudsman: Detention Conditions, Administration of Justice and Crime Prevention in Nunavik

Unacceptable detention conditions and insufficient crime prevention in Nunavik QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 18, 2016  – Further to an investigation in Nunavik, the Québec Ombudsman, in its capacity as Québec’s correctional watchdog, concluded that detention conditions there are substandard, that the administration of justice should take the specific characteristics of the territory into better account, and that […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 2016280 Views

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Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families

Wendake, February 15, 2016 – Following the tragedy that took place in the Anishinabe community of Lac Simon on February 13, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the two victims. “This tragedy reminds us once again how much distress can lead […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016212 Views

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Lac Simon Tragedy: The AFNQL expresses its condolences to the grieving families

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 15, 2016 – Following the tragedy that took place in the Anishinabe community of Lac Simon on February 13, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the two victims. “This tragedy reminds us once again how much distress can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016159 Views

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