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No books, visits, or showers: Pandemic prison conditions in Quebec spark human rights debate – APTN News

There are now over 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 tied to federal prisons and provincial jails across the country according to recent data collected by the Criminalization Punishment and Education Project based out of the University of Ottawa. According to that data, during the second wave of the pandemic, it’s provincial jails – not federal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202122 Views

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Indigenous activists decry lack of government action ahead of 11th annual MMIWG2S vigil – The Link

Feb 14, 2021 Activists see little progress two years after national inquiry, demand more substantive change Indigenous leaders and activists in the Quebec community came together in a virtual press conference on Feb. 13 to air their grievances over the lack of progress that Canada has made in regards to Indigenous people’s rights. The press […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202125 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Researchers at UQAM join Quebec Native Women in calling for increased collaboration with the SPVM

Montreal, January 27th 2021 – Cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in Canada are not a recent phenomenon, but they have become a public crisis that can no longer be ignored, notably since the launch of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by the federal government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202133 Views

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Missing Indigenous Children: Quebec Native Women Welcomes Quebec Government announcement and Extends a Hand

Kahnawake, December 10, 2020 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) welcomes yesterday’s (December 9th) announcement by Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafrenière of the introduction of legislation aimed at finding missing Indigenous children. QNW welcomes this announcement and extends a hand to the government, as well as to those affected, to offer their collaboration for any initiative […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2020113 Views

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Cree Nation Government Strongly Supports Canada’s Tabling of UNDRIP

The Cree Nation Government welcomes the tabling of Bill C-15, a federal bill which provides for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration is an important source for the interpretation of Canadian law. (Nemaska, Eeyou Istchee, December 7, 2020) Bill C-15 builds upon the initial landmark Bill […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2020102 Views

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The AFNQL Council of Elected Women marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Wendake, December 6, 2020 – On December 6, 2020, the Council of Elected Women of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. It has now been more than 30 years since 14 young women, who had their future ahead of them, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202031 Views

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More than $18.6 million to enhance police service delivery for Indigenous populations

Québec City, December 4, 2020 — The Québec government is preparing to implement an array of measures to enhance training and police practices with respect to Indigenous people and to combat the violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls. Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Ian Lafrenière, Deputy Premier, Minister of Public Security and Minister Responsible […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202028 Views

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Quebec announces measures to support Indigenous police officers – CTV News

December 4, 2020 MONTREAL — Indigenous police forces will be able to count on a financial boost from the Quebec government to improve their training and practices, in particular to better manage situations of violence against women. In total, Quebec is allocating $18 million to finance a set of measures intended to better adapt police […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202040 Views

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New book shines a light on Canada’s forced relocation of Inuit to the High Arctic – Broadview Magazine

In “What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile,” Larry Audlaluk weaves together his own memories and interviews with others For Larry Audlaluk, writing his book, “What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile”, meant unravelling the mystery of his own life — and the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 202039 Views

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Government of Canada and Government of Quebec support restorative justice programs in Manawan and Wemotaci

From: Department of Justice Canada November 20, 2020 – La Tuque, Quebec – Department of Justice Canada and Ministère de la Justice du Québec Canadians expect to live in a society where the criminal justice system is fair and impartial, responds to the harms caused by crime and helps to keep them safe. An effective […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202040 Views

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