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Yukon incarceration rate drops 30% – CBC

Average custody rates and number of admissions lowest in 5 years May 17, 2019 Yukon’s adult incarceration rate, and its number of admissions, dropped more than any other province or territory between 2016 and 2018. According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, Yukon’s adult incarceration rate, which counts the average number of inmates in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201911 Views

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Tagish explosion and fire was accidental, report concludes – CBC

May 17, 2019 Propane tanks exploded and spread fire on May 7, destroying two buildings The office of Yukon’s fire marshal has posted its conclusions online regarding a fire and explosion in Tagish, Yukon. The residential fire flattened a house and destroyed another building on May 7 before spreading across grass fields toward neighbouring properties. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201912 Views

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MMIWG: Love and Support to the Mothers of Indigenous Daughters

May 12, 2019 As we approach Mother’s Day, we send our love and support to the mothers of Indigenous daughters who were murdered or disappeared, to the children left behind and the families grieving the loss of a loved one. We have been forever changed by our experience serving on the National Inquiry into Missing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201920 Views

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RCMP historical missing and murdered persons unit not staffed – CBC

May 02, 2019 One year after the N.W.T. Department of Justice funded a two-person unit to investigate historical missing and murdered persons cases, the unit is not staffed. The territorial budget allocated $304,000 last spring to the cold case unit, but Northwest Territories RCMP are still hiring and transferring staff, stated RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201910 Views

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Yukon’s policing priorities set for 2019–20

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has identified five policing priorities for 2019–20 for the Yukon RCMP. These priorities focus on creating the foundation for effective policing, addressing violence against women, responding to serious and organized crime, and fostering meaningful relationships with First Nations, communities and youth. The territorial policing priorities for 2019–20 are to: Create […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201916 Views

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Indigenous women across Canada come forward with accounts of forced sterilization, says lawyer – Radio Canada International

A proposed class action lawsuit alleging the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada is turning up reports from more than one hundred women who say it happened to them. “Some of the women did not realize that physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, the government — couldn’t make decisions for them about their bodies,” […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201937 Views

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Woman says child protection system failed her and her kids in time of need – CBC

‘We got nothing,’ says woman of promises of counselling, care after knife attack Apr 16, 2019 A mom says after she was attacked and seriously injured by her ex-partner four months ago, the Northwest Territories child protection system re-victimized her and her children by repeatedly trying to apprehend the kids. The woman told CBC News […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201937 Views

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Does Yellowknife need a more visible police presence? – Cabin Radio

April 16, 2019 The priorities of Yellowknife’s police and municipal enforcement officers are being discussed by city councillors, with their visibility downtown central to the debate. Yellowknife’s RCMP detachment asks councillors for input on its priorities each year, while council separately provides the City of Yellowknife’s municipal enforcement offers a set of priorities. “Visibility” is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201936 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201955 Views

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Indian Day School Settlement: Background and Key Facts

  Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Plaintiffs Release Joint Statement April 9, 2019 – A joint statement was released this morning by the lead plaintiffs in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement. Please find the joint statement below. Honouring Garry McLean’s Legacy: The Truth about the Indian Day School Settlement By: Roger Augustine, Claudette Commanda, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 2019134 Views

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