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Judge’s order for inquest is upheld – Whitehorse Star

The Yukon Court of Appeal has upheld a Supreme Court order to hold an inquest regarding the death of Cynthia Roxanne Blackjack. The Yukon Court of Appeal has upheld a Supreme Court order to hold an inquest regarding the death of Cynthia Roxanne Blackjack. Justice Gail Dickson’s 30-page written decision was released Wednesday. Justices Elizabeth […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201840 Views

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NU Government: Justice Committee seeking members in four communities

October 26, 2018 Do you have knowledge and experience with restorative justice, social issues and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Justice Committees in Arviat, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven and Coral Harbour are currently recruiting members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based approach to assist victims of crime and work […]

by pmnationtalk on October 26, 201834 Views

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Yukon appeals court upholds order for inquest into death of Cynthia Blackjack – CBC

First Nation alleged systemic discrimination played a role in Blackjack’s death in 2013 Oct 25, 2018 The Court of Appeal of Yukon has upheld a lower court order that an inquest be held into the 2013 death of Carmacks, Yukon, resident Cynthia Blackjack. Blackjack was 29 years old when she died during an approximately 150 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201833 Views

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Let’s not “whitewash” Cindy Gladue’s murder – Evidence Network

A version of this commentary appeared in the Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Province Missing and murdered Indigenous women not on trial This week, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the most important case in a generation regarding the Canadian legal system’s response to murdered and missing Indigenous women. Thursday’s hearing was the culmination […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201831 Views

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Northwest Territories not meeting key duties in child services: auditor general – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 24, 2018  YELLOWKNIFE _ Nearly two-thirds of foster care homes in the Northwest Territories don’t get basic screening before receiving children to look after, says a critical report from the auditor general’s office. The report says the territory isn’t meeting key responsibilities to protect children in care and the situation is getting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201831 Views

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Child and Family Services in the Northwest Territories—Many services provided to children and families have worsened since 2014

Yellowknife, 23 October 2018—A report from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada tabled today in the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly concludes that the Department of Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services Authorities did not meet key responsibilities for the protection and well-being of children, youth, and their families. This […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201821 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201870 Views

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Statement on National Moose Hide Campaign Gathering and Day of Fasting

October 18, 2018 – On behalf of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Commissioner Brian Eyolfson made the following statement in recognition of the National Moose Hide Campaign Gathering and Day of Fasting: “The devastation caused by the national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, 2SLQBTQQIA people is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201824 Views

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NT Government: Report of the Director of Child and Family Services Released

October 17, 2018 The Minister of Health and Social Services tabled the Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services 2017-2018 yesterday in the Legislative Assembly. The annual report presents statistics and highlights trends in the delivery of child and family services across the Northwest Territories. Similar to previous reports, the 2017-2018 report […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201838 Views

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GN ready for cannabis legalization

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 12, 2018) – The Government of Nunavut (GN) today outlined the major changes and impacts of the upcoming cannabis legalization, to ensure Nunavummiut are aware of all the implications ahead of October 17. A one-year non-exclusive agreement was signed between the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) and Canopy Growth, allowing for the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 15, 201829 Views

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