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Minister of Justice calls for nominations for Community Safety Awards – Government of YT

Yukoners are encouraged to recognize those that are making Yukon communities safer by nominating them for a Minister of Justice Community Safety Award. The nominating committee reviews nominations and selects recipients who are making a significant difference in the lives of Yukoners through their job duties or as volunteers. Past award nominees have included youth, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 201828 Views

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N.W.T. filmmaker to shine light on historical abuse at former Edmonton segregated hospital – CBC

Raymond Yakeleya doing research for documentary about Charles Camsell Indian Hospital Sonny MacDonald was 10 years old when he was sent to Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in 1949. The 78-year-old, originally from Fort Chipewyan, Alta. was a patient at the Edmonton-based hospital for more than two years after he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. MacDonald, now […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201827 Views

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Homicide investigation continuing – Yukon RCMP

February 28, 2018 Whitehorse, Yukon The Yukon RCMP Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the death of a 25-year-old Whitehorse woman, who died on February 26th, 2018. The victim has been identified as Chelsey Tegan Bien, a citizen of Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse. An autopsy was performed at Vancouver General Hospital on the morning of February 27th, 2018. Results of the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201829 Views

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Minister of Justice has agreed to an extension of Whitehorse Correctional Centre inspection

February 26, 2018 Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has extended the period for David Loukidelis to conduct the independent inspection of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre (WCC). Mr. Loukidelis now has until May 15 to provide his final inspection report along with any recommendations to the Government of Yukon. The scope of the inspection outlined in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 201835 Views

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ITK President Natan Obed Expresses His Condolences To The Families Of Tina Fontaine And Colten Boushie

Ottawa, Ontario, February 23, 2018 — On behalf of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, president Natan Obed today expresses his condolences to the families of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie, and stands in solidarity with all Canadians calling for justice reforms and systemic changes to ensure Indigenous peoples rights are respected in Canada. “These cases are more […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201833 Views

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MMIWG inquiry collecting statements in Lower Post, B.C., this week – CBC

3 statement gatherers will be in the community to hear from survivors and family members Feb 26, 2018 The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be in Lower Post, B.C., this week to collect testimony. But the appearance will not be the same as formal hearings that have already taken […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 201829 Views

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Indigenous men urged to speak up about abuse at MMIWG hearing – CBC

Jayko Ritchie says his mom’s death led to him becoming an abuser himself Feb 23, 2018 One of Janet Brewster’s recommendations to the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls came to fruition on Thursday — at least in a small way. She called for the inquiry to get perspectives from Indigenous men. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201846 Views

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On final day of Nunavut hearings, Susan Aglukark names her childhood abuser – Nunatsiaq.com

February 23, 2018 “Now the community knows what you did” RANKIN INLET—Susan Aglukark started off this week’s hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with a song that urged women not to suffer in silence. She didn’t plan to. The well-known Nunavut singer and recording artist ended the federal […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201831 Views

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Nunavut MMIWG witness laments decade-old unresolved death – Nunatsiaq.com

February 21, 2018 “Why is it that men hurt women? I thought the point of a union is loving and caring” RANKIN INLET—It’s been almost a decade since Sophie Nashook lost her good friend and sister-in-law, but she said justice has never been served. The Pond Inlet woman testified before the National Inquiry on Missing […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201856 Views

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RCMP confirm identity of remains discovered in 2003 in Yellowknife

February 22, 2018 Forensic DNA analysis has confirmed that bone fragments discovered near Con Mine in Yellowknife belonged to Mary Rose Keadjuk. Mary Rose Keadjuk went missing in 1990. RCMP began a missing person’s investigation after she was last seen on June 28, 1990. Mary Rose had been residing at the Gold Range Hotel at […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201831 Views

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