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Class action alleging discrimination by RCMP in North growing, says lawyer – CBC

‘Nothing we are alleging is new,’ says one of lawyers behind $600M lawsuit Sep 16, 2019 There is steady interest in joining a $600 million class action lawsuit claiming RCMP discrimination against Indigenous people in the North, according to one of the lawyers who initiated the lawsuit. The class action was launched last December. Tuktoyaktuk […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 20195 Views

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Former officers call on RCMP top brass to do more to recruit, retain Inuit members – CBC

National force has failed to recruit a single new Inuk member in the past 15 years Sep 11, 2019 Former Inuit RCMP members are calling on top brass of the national police force to invest time and resources into recruiting and retaining Inuit officers. For the past 15 years, the RCMP has failed to recruit […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201915 Views

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Kwanlin Dün partners in program to help people with FASD in justice system – CBC

Sep 10, 2019 ‘Navigator-Advocates’ help Indigenous offenders with FASD understand the legal process Yukon’s Kwanlin Dün First Nation is partnering in a new program aimed at helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) navigate the justice system. MP Ralph Goodale announced the $978,272-investment on Friday in Saskatchewan. The University of Regina will work […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201918 Views

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IRC: Information regarding Federal Day School Class Action Settlement

Background The purpose of the Federal Day Schools Class Action (FDSCA) Settlement Agreement is to address harm suffered as a result of Canada’s establishment, management, and funding of Federal Day Schools. The Federal Court approved the Agreement on August 19, 2019. Once the appeal and opt-out period conclude, implementation of the Settlement Agreement will begin. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201928 Views

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Safety patrol formed after violent crimes mark Yukon community – APTN News

September 3, 2019 After violent crime changed their community, it was time to make positive changes. That’s when Selkirk First Nation in the Yukon formed a Community Safety Officer Program. The program sees safety officers patrol the streets, in conjunction with local RCMP. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/03/safety-patrol-formed-after-violent-crimes-mark-yukon-community/

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201930 Views

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Council of Yukon First Nations takes over administration of Gladue Report Writing Pilot Project

Joint news release with Council of Yukon First Nations The Council of Yukon First Nations has begun to administer the Gladue Report Writing Pilot Project, taking over from the Yukon Legal Services Society, a non-profit organization also known as Legal Aid. The transfer took place August 1, officially putting the project into the hands of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201941 Views

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N.W.T. government not yet committing to all relevant MMIWG recommendations – CBC

Aug 26, 2019 It will be up to the next government with an election coming up, says current government The N.W.T. government is not yet committing to act on all the recommendations from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, aimed at territorial and provincial governments. On Friday, the N.W.T. government released […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201939 Views

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GNWT Provides Initial Response to MMIWG Final Report

YELLOWKNIFE (August 22, 2019)– Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), today released Doing Our Part: Initial Response to ‘Reclaiming Power And Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls’ (“the Initial Response”). The Initial […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201949 Views

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N.W.T.’s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory’s jails – CBC

Bill adds reporting requirements, stricter rules on segregation for corrections facilities Aug 22, 2019 The Northwest Territories’ overhaul of its corrections law could be a new model for reconciliation and offer inmates “a light of possibility and hope,” says one of the MLAs responsible for reviewing the bill. In a session where regular MLAs and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201946 Views

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Nunavut’s notorious jail will no longer punish prisoners with isolation, says gov’t – CBC

Prisoner, lawyer say changes aren’t enough to protect prisoners’ rights and rehabilitation Aug 20, 2019 An official with Nunavut’s notorious jail says it will no longer punish prisoners with isolation for breaking rules, but a critic says the government is playing “a word game.” “We’ve done away with disciplinary segregation altogether. So no longer is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201916 Views

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