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Even the dogs cried’: Casting a light on a dark chapter in Canada’s North – CTV

August 23, 2017 “That was a time when everyone cried. Even the dogs cried.” Allie Salluviniq spoke softly when we arrived on the shore in Resolute Bay, his words clear and measured. It was evident he wanted to share his story to keep the history alive. Shockingly, it’s a part of Canada’s dark past I’d […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 20179 Views

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NewsAlert: Canada on list of countries with citizens killed or injured in Barcelona – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 18, 2017 OTTAWA _ Spanish authorities say Canada is among the countries with citizens killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Local officials say on Twitter that the dead and injured from the attacks come from 34 countries. Global Affairs says Canadians have been affected by the attacks, but did […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201711 Views

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Dental therapist molested kids in at least two Nunavut communities, lawyer alleges – NunatsiaqOnline

The late Daniel Nahogaloak worked in Igloolik, Taloyoak, Cambridge Bay August 17, 2017 A dental therapist who died in 2016 may have sexually abused young children in several Nunavut communities in the 1980s, leaving his victims so traumatized that afterwards they were too terrified to seek dental care, alleges Alan Regel, an Edmonton-based lawyer and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201715 Views

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Federal Ombudsman finds federal grant program for victims not meeting its objectives

Ombudsman calls for a more victim-centred approach August 16, 2017 – Ottawa – Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime The Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Sue O’Sullivan, today released her systemic review of the Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children (PMMC) grant program established in 2013 by Employment and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201718 Views

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Eleven people arrested in Operation Grand Slam

August 11, 2017 Hay River, Northwest Territories Between August 4 and August 7, 2017, the Hay River RCMP and the “G” Division Federal Investigations Unit Northwest Territories RCMP conducted a drug enforcement operation in the Town of Hay River. The Project concluded with five residential search warrants being executed. A total of 11 people were arrested, and a warrant for arrest […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 201727 Views

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Celebrating Indigenous Northerners’ contributions to policing through new exhibit on Special Constables in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE (August 4, 2017) – A new exhibit opened yesterday at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Northerners’ contributions as they worked hand-in-hand with the RCMP in the early days of the Northwest Territories. Presented as a Canada 150 event, the exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 201717 Views

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Yukon-based projects share $300,000 to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls

August 01, 2017 The Government of Yukon has awarded more than $300,000 to six organizations to support the prevention of violence against Indigenous women and girls. The funding comes from the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund and the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative Fund. Recipients of this funding cycle include the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201726 Views

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RCMP need training to challenge assumptions about Inuit intoxication: inquest – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 2, 2017  BAKER LAKE, Nunavut _ A Nunavut coroner’s inquest recommends training for RCMP and civilian jail guards to challenge assumptions about intoxication and alcohol use in Inuit communities. The report into the October 2012 death of Paul Kayuryuk says police assumed he was drunk when he was found at a landfill […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201723 Views

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Media Advisory: Exhibit opening at PWNHC -“We Took Care of Them: Special Constables of in the NWT”

YELLOWKNIFE (July 31, 2017) – Media are invited to attend the opening of the newest exhibit created by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.  Special Constables, guides, interpreters and seamstresses of the North taught early RCMP members invaluable skills that often made the difference between life and death. This Canada 150 exhibit celebrates Indigenous northerners’ contributions […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201721 Views

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Canada falling short on Trudeau’s pledge to help Indigenous children, advocates say – National Observer

July 31, 2017 The numbers are shocking — in 2016, the federal government was found by the Human Rights Tribunal to be racially discriminating against the estimated 165,000 First Nations children who live on reserves. Aboriginal children are vastly over-represented in Canadian child welfare statistics, both on and off reserve: In 2016, a Statistics Canada report found […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201728 Views

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