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Carmacks homicide charge upgraded to first degree

October 19, 2017 Carmacks, Yukon On September 28, 2017, Yukon RCMP arrested and charged 27-year-old Tyler Aaron Skookum with second degree murder in connection to the June 19th death of a 57-year-old Carmacks man. Following further investigation by Major Crime Unit investigators, the charge was upgraded to first degree murder. Mr. Skookum remains in custody. His next appearance in Whitehorse Territorial Court is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20179 Views

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Changes at the National Inquiry: A Personal Note from Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner

Saturday, October 7, 2017 To: Survivors, families, communities, staff of the National Inquiry, National Indigenous Organizations and all those who are dedicated to our shared mission; I begin this letter by upholding the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBTQ2S people, including those who have died in mysterious or violent circumstances, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20178 Views

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Breaking the cycle: How 2 Indigenous parents kept their kids out of foster care – CBC

Alice McKay and Damian Abrahams each were determined to keep their families together — and they did Oct 18, 2017 One was a child of a Sixties Scoop survivor who never had a stable home. One was the grandson of a residential school survivor who spent most of his childhood in care. Both were taken […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201710 Views

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Justice minister ‘can’t tell you’ how many sex abuse cases settled against former Yukon principal – CBC

Toronto Star investigation revealing abuse of Indigenous children was raised in legislature Monday Oct 16, 2017 Yukon’s justice minister says she can’t say how many sexual abuse cases the government has settled against a former school principal and foster parent. The issue was raised in the territorial legislature on Monday, in the wake of a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 20177 Views

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Government of Canada supports the Moose Hide Campaign

What’s New? Minister Monsef launches Women’s History Month – Organizations are invited to apply for new funding totalling around $15M in support of women’s economic security Statement from Minister Monsef on the occasion of Women’s History Month Minister Monsef will launch Women’s History Month by making an important announcement to advance gender equality in Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201719 Views

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Government of Yukon tables Missing Persons Act

October 03, 2017 The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 13, the Missing Persons Act, which will enhance the RCMP’s ability to investigate missing persons cases in the territory. Currently the police have limited tools at their disposal in cases of missing persons unless there is evidence of criminal activity. The new legislation will […]

by pmnationtalk on October 5, 201716 Views

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Nunavut judge adjourns Iqaluit Safety Act charges; settlement possible – Nunatsiaq Online

“Our objective is to finalize the matter. We are not in a position to do that today” A Nunavut judge has granted one more extension in a long-standing process involving Safety Act violations alleged against the City of Iqaluit, but both sides believe they can settle the case soon without a trial. “It’s important that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201711 Views

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Iqaluit Justice Committee seeking members

02 October 2017  The Iqaluit Alluriarvik Justice Committee is looking for four community members- two elders and two middle generation individuals. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused harm by committing an offence. Applicants should have knowledge and experience in restorative […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 20175 Views

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GNU: Damage to the Baffin Correctional Centre

September 28, 2017 William MacKay, Deputy Minister of Justice today released the following statement: “Significant damage was done inside the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) by four inmates overnight on September 25, 2017, resulting in destruction of 85 per cent of the building’s medium security bed space and 33 per cent of the maximum security bed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 29, 20177 Views

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Inmates destroy large sections of Nunavut prison – Nunatsiaq Online

Justice officials say no threat to the public while they arrange inmate transfers September 29, 2017 The Baffin Correctional Centre faces “significant damage” following a major incident early Sept. 25 at the Iqaluit prison, Government of Nunavut justice department officials said Sept. 28. That’s when four inmates damaged and destroyed 85 per cent of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 20178 Views

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