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RCMP Assisting Coroner with Sudden Death Investigation

The Baker Lake RCMP and Nunavut Major Crime Unit have been called to assist the Chief Coroner’s office with an investigation into the sudden death of a 14-year old female who was found unresponsive at a local residence. The Chief Coroner has requested an autopsy as the cause of death is unknown. A Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 20186 Views

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MMIWG: Media Advisory – Accreditation and Scheduling of Community Hearings in Yellowknife, NT

January 15, 2018 Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls will hold Community Hearings at the Chateau Nova Hotel in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories from January 23-25, 2018. Commissioners Qajaq Robinson, Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson will hear from about 30 family members and survivors through public and private hearings, sharing […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201816 Views

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Northern families hope latest MMIWG inquiry departure doesn’t affect upcoming hearings – CBC

Hearings scheduled in Yellowknife Jan. 23, Rankin Inlet Feb. 20 Northern families expressed a mixture of frustration and hope following the news the executive director of the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls had left her post just weeks before scheduled hearings in Yellowknife and Rankin Inlet. The inquiry announced the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201811 Views

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Justice Has Yet To Be Served For Indigenous Women – Huffington Post Canada

For years, calls have been made to society’s stakeholders, particularly various governments, to establish some sort of proper procedure to determine why Indigenous women have been the subjects of extreme violence and mostly unsolved disappearances for so long. At one point, Patricia Hajdu, the ex-minister for the status of women, had said that research emerging […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201811 Views

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National Inquiry announces Interim Executive Director

January 11, 2018 Executive Director Debbie Reid has left the National Inquiry. While we cannot discuss the details of the matter, we thank Debbie for her contributions. We are ensuring that the National Inquiry’s work is not disrupted during this time of transition. Director of Operations Calvin Wong will act as Interim Executive Director effective […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201813 Views

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Yukon’s recreational pot rules to focus on protecting youth: minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 11, 2018 WHITEHORSE _ Yukon’s government says it wants regulations for recreational marijuana to focus on minimizing health impacts for young people in the territory. The government released a summary of draft legislation ahead of Ottawa’s plans for legalization this summer and the proposed rules include setting the age for consumption at […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201812 Views

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Yukon releases draft legislative summary of proposed Cannabis Control and Regulation Act

January 11, 2018 The Government of Yukon has released a draft legislative summary of its Cannabis Control and Regulation Act and is seeking feedback from Yukoners, First Nation governments and municipalities. The summary outlines the key provisions of the proposed Act, which must be passed prior to the federal government’s legalization of cannabis in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 201811 Views

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Investment in First Nations Policing Welcome Move for First Nation Families and Safety, AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says

January 11, 2018 Investment in First Nations Policing Welcome Move for First Nation Families and Safety, AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says today’s announcement on federal support for the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP) is necessary and critical to ensure safety and security […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201824 Views

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Feds boost funding for Indigenous police services – APTN News

January 10, 2018 Policing services in First Nations and Inuit communities will receive a boost in federal dollars starting this spring following years of chronic under-funding. The federal government has earmarked $291 million for the First Nations Policing Program that services more than 450 First Nation and Inuit communities across Canada. “It’s budget has been […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201814 Views

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Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing – CBC

Ottawa is also asking provinces, territories to increase their contributions Jan 10, 2018 The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of complaints and legal challenges from Indigenous police forces that they’ve been chronically underfunded. The federal government ​pays […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201812 Views

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