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United Nations says criminal groups targeting Indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups in Columbia – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The United Nations says armed groups linked to criminal activities are targeting human rights defenders who work with Indigenous groups and Afro-Columbians in “staggering” numbers and is calling on the Columbian government to make a “strenuous” effort to prevent these attacks. “According to our records, 107 activists were killed last year, and […]

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United Nations says criminal groups targeting Indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups in Columbia – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The United Nations says armed groups linked to criminal activities are targeting human rights defenders who work with Indigenous groups and Afro-Columbians in “staggering” numbers and is calling on the Columbian government to make a “strenuous” effort to prevent these attacks. “According to our records, 107 activists were killed last year, and […]

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Inuit women in Canada’s north encountering ‘racialized policing,’ report says – CTV News

January 16, 2020 OTTAWA — A new report on how police respond to violence against women in Canada’s four northern Inuit regions says researchers have uncovered “systemic racialized policing” there. Interviews with Inuit women and service providers in these regions, known collectively as the Inuit Nunangat, reveal many women encounter so much gender-based violence, they […]

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Radical Shift in Policing Required to Address Gendered Violence Against Inuit Women – Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada

OTTAWA – A report released today on the police response to gendered violence in Inuit Nunangat reveals systemic racialized policing, embedded across institutional policies and practices.  According to the report’s recommendations, moving forward will require a fundamental shift in how northern policing is carried out to address the pervasiveness and severity of the violence that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 20207 Views

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Federal day school survivors may now apply for compensation – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020 Agreement covers 27 federal schools in Nunavut, 11 in Nunavik If you attended a Government of Canada day school for Indigenous people, you can now apply for compensation under the $1.3-billion Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Agreement, the federal government said on Jan. 13. The claims process opened on Monday, Jan. 13, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 20208 Views

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Inirqtirijiit Justice Committee seeking members in Kinngait

23 December 2019 Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Are you interested in helping victims and offenders? The Inirqtirijiit Justice Committee in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is currently recruiting members. Committee members are volunteers and receive honoraria for attending regular meetings. Training will be provided […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202021 Views

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YT Government: 10 projects receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds

Ten community-led projects focused on crime prevention and services for victims are receiving more than $227,000 in funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. The fall 2019 funding intake received applications from a broad range of organizations. Funded projects will be delivered in several Yukon communities as well as in Whitehorse, with a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201946 Views

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NT Government: Progress Update on the Child and Family Services System’s Quality Improvement

Released in August 2019, the Child and Family Services System’s Quality Improvement Plan identified 70 action items to improve the Child and Family Services System in order to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families. To date, approximately 33% of the action items in the Plan have been completed. These include: Successful completion […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201940 Views

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Yukon RCMP asking for assistance locating missing woman, Sheila May Jerome

December 17, 2019 Yukon RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Sheila May Jerome, 46. Ms. Jerome was last seen in Whitehorse at the 98 Hotel on December 2nd or 3rd. Investigators believe that she could be in Fort Nelson, BC, Grande Prairie or Edmonton, Alberta. Description of Sheila May Jerome: Indigenous woman; 5’6″ tall; Short brown hair; Brown […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201961 Views

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Justice Committees seeking members in Kimmirut and Clyde River

17 December 2019   Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Are you interested in helping victims and offenders? The Uqaujiigiatiit Justice Committee in Kimmirut and the Sulugaaq Justice Committee in Clyde River are currently recruiting members. Committee members are volunteers and receive honoraria for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201951 Views

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