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RCMP continues to look for answers in Waycobah suspicious death

December 6, 2018 Waycobah First Nation, Nova Scotia The RCMP is continuing its investigation into the suspicious death of a 22-year-old woman from Waycobah. The woman was found deceased in a home on Hwy. 105 in Waycobah on October 24, 2018. Two infant children were also in the home at the time, however they were not harmed. The investigation is […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201812 Views

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Support for Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

December 03, 2018 Government will work with Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian organizations to develop new supports for survivors of gender-based violence and their families. The project, called Creating Communities of Care Through a Customary Law Approach, will be supported through a co-investment from both federal and provincial governments. It is part of Nova Scotia’s […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201811 Views

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Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the Yukon Territory

From: Department of Justice Canada News release November 30, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201816 Views

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Dejaeger appeals dismissed

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT – November 27, 2018 – On November 23, 2018, the Nunavut Court of Appeal released its decisions in R v Dejaeger. The Court dismissed both the defence’s conviction and sentence appeals. In its reasons for dismissing the sentence appeal, the Court stated that “a 19-year sentence falls squarely within the guidance offered in other similar cases for prolonged courses of sexual […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201817 Views

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National Inuit org commits itself to child sexual abuse prevention – Nunatsiaq News

November 21, 2018 “I pledge as ITK president to ensure that ITK does the absolute most that it can,” says Natan Obed OTTAWA—Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, vowed yesterday that Canada’s national Inuit organization will dedicate itself to the prevention of child sexual abuse in Inuit Nunangat. “I pledge as ITK president […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201821 Views

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Sanikiluaq Youth Justice Committee seeking members

20 November 2018  Do you have knowledge and experience with restorative justice, social issues and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Sanikiluaq Youth Justice Committee is currently recruiting members. Youth justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have caused […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201821 Views

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MMIWG Statement: National Inquiry Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 19, 2018 — Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, made the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “The sad reality is that all women and girls in this country continue to live at a disproportionate risk of violence in their own homes. In fact, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201813 Views

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More supports needed for former residential school students in the North, say survivors – CBC

Survivors share experiences with the Indian Residential School Settlement process Nov 16, 2018 Beatrice Bernhardt says talking about residential school is painful, but she keeps doing it because it’s important for the public to know what happened, and how students persevered. Bernhardt, who spent 12 years at Grollier Hall in Inuvik and two at Grandin […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201819 Views

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City (Iqaluit) passes By-law for Cannabis consumption, smoking and vaping

OCTOBER 10, 2018 – (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Mayor Redfern, on behalf of Council, announced today that the City’s By-law for Cannabis Consumption, Smoking and Vaping passed the third reading last night. Bylaw #863will go into effect on October 17th – the day Federal and Territorial Cannabis Legislation becomes law. The Government of Nunavut’s (GN) Cannabis […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201824 Views

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A growing toll: 56,800 migrants dead and missing in 4 years – CP

Source: The Associated Press Nov 1, 2018 14:31 By Lori Hinnant And Bram Janssen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ One by one, five to a grave, the coffins are buried in the red earth of this ill-kept corner of a South African cemetery. The scrawl on the cheap wood attests to their anonymity: “Unknown B/Male.” These men were […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201825 Views

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