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Government of Canada invests $2 million to keep Yukon’s roads safe from drug-impaired drivers

From: Public Safety Canada July 16, 2019 While drug-impaired driving has been illegal in Canada for more than 90 years, too many irresponsible individuals continue to put many lives at risk by driving impaired. The Government of Canada is investing in new technologies, additional resources, and training to detect and deter these impaired drivers. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201910 Views

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Violent crime against young women, girls three times higher in the North – Nunatsiaq News

16 July, 2019 Young women in northern Saskatchewan, Manitoba experience highest rates; Nunavut is fourth Though young women and girls in Nunavut experienced severe rates of violent crime in 2017, their counterparts in northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba fared much worse, Statistics Canada found in a report released earlier this month. That finding is part […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 20194 Views

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Yellowknife RCMP charge a man in First Nations Bank robbery

July 11, 2019 A man has been charged in relation to a robbery at the First Nations Bank of Canada. At approximately 12:10 pm on Wednesday February 13, Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service for an alleged armed robbery. A man entered First Nations Bank of Canada, downtown Yellowknife on 48th Street and used a weapon, described as […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201917 Views

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Government of Nunavut touts its long-awaited, revised Corrections Act – Nunatsiaq News

26 June, 2019 “It has made for a better bill for the inmate population” The Government of Nunavut says its new corrections legislation is more transparent, Inuit-focused and responsive to the needs of inmates in the territory. Bill 1, Nunavut’s Corrections Act, received assent earlier this month. One of the main pieces of the legislation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201938 Views

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Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace – Globe and Mail

On a marble tabletop in Kwanlin Dun’s community safety office, Tyler O’Brien is chopping up roadkill deer. Dressed in all black and wearing a Kevlar vest with his wolf clan crest on the front, Mr. O’Brien, 20, is one of four community safety officers tasked with watching over members of this urban First Nation in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201940 Views

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Pond Inlet Justice Committee seeking members

20 June 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 Pond Inlet Justice Committee is looking for members in the community. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201941 Views

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MMIWG: Moving Forward Together to Reclaim Power and Place

June 21, 2019 On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are at a critical moment in Canada’s history. On June 3, 2019, we released a comprehensive report, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that documents the truths of more than 2,380 family […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201939 Views

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Inuit values, inmate care, focus of new made-in-Nunavut Corrections Act – CBC

The new act replaces legislation taken from N.W.T.’s 1973 Corrections Act Jun 20, 2019 Nunavut’s new Corrections Act focuses on Inuit participation, mental health for inmates, and creates an independent oversight position for the care of inmates. The act received royal assent this month in the spring sitting of Nunavut’s Legislature, but none of it […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201947 Views

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Yukoners receive Community Safety Awards

Thirteen Yukoners, one program and a four legged friend were recognized for their efforts to prevent crime and foster community safety at the seventh annual Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards on Wednesday, May 29. The 2019 Community Safety Award recipients are: Whitehorse Correctional Centre Gardening Program (Ingrid Wilcox, Craig Cameron, John Gullison) – Exceptional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201918 Views

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NU Government: Corrections Act receives Royal Assent

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 14, 2019) – Nunavut’s new Corrections Act has received Royal Assent. It ensures that the territory’s corrections system incorporates culturally-relevant programming and rehabilitation measures, founded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. “This made-in Nunavut Corrections Act will make Nunavut’s correctional system a leader in the protection of inmate rights and is a reflection of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201926 Views

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