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Caring Society Newsletter – Spring 2017 – FNCFCSC

January 26 marked the one year anniversary of the landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling which found the Government of Canada was racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal ruling included orders requiring the federal government to provide immediate relief for First Nations child welfare and to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 2017148 Views

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Justice system in B.C. “close to crisis” says Canadian Bar Association official – Penticton Herald

February 28, 2017 The B.C. president of the Canadian Bar Association said the provincial justice system is close to crisis. Speaking to Rotarians Tuesday morning, Penticton lawyer Michael Welsh said only one per cent of the province’s entire $47 billion budget is devoted to the court system. Although last week the system saw a budget […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017129 Views

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Fire in Kugaaruk, Nunavut hamlet’s only school, leaves massive damage – CBC

‘I am devastated,’ says local father Mar 01, 2017 A fire burning through most of the night at the Kugaardjuq School, the only school in the Nunavut community, has been extinguished. Of the 972 residents, 331 are under age 14. One resident, Alex Ningark, said the fire started sometime around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The gymnasium, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2017180 Views

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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2017146 Views

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AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017  – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society), marked the 10th anniversary of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017177 Views

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(hashtag)Waiting4UCanada: 10th anniversary of First Nations child welfare case

February 23, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the filing of the case on First Nations child welfare. Ten years is a long time, especially in the life of a child. Thousands of First Nations children have grown up and continue to grow up with inequitable services and fewer opportunities to grow up safely at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017119 Views

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Caroline Cochrane: Update on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories made a commitment in its mandate to support and participate in the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in collaboration with families, Aboriginal governments, the federal government and other organizations. I would like to update Members today on the work our government is […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2017158 Views

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Hay River RCMP respond to house fire which results in one fatality

February 16, 2017 Hay River, Northwest Territories Hay River RCMP responded to a call for service on the K’atl’odeeche First Nation Reserve near Hay River, NT. RCMP arrived on scene at approximately 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, to find a house fully engulfed in flames. The scene was attended by the Hay River Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Hay […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017149 Views

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Investigation pending into fatal house fire at K’atl’odeeche reserve – CBC

1 person found dead inside home after fire was extinguished Feb 16, 2017 Weather is delaying the arrival of investigators to the scene of a fatal house fire last night at the K’atl’odeeche First Nation reserve near Hay River, N.W.T., according to RCMP. Members of the N.W.T. RCMP’s Forensic Identification Unit and Major Crimes Unit […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201768 Views

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1 found dead, 1 injured in burned home on First Nation near Hay River, N.W.T. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 16, 2017  HAY RIVER, N.W.T. _ One person has died in a house fire on a First Nation in the Northwest Territories. RCMP got a call early Wednesday about a house on fire on the K’atl’odeeche First Nation Reserve near Hay River. The house was fully engulfed in flames when police got […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017106 Views

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