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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29 2015 – The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of advocacy groups, has multiple concerns with the RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the RCMP’s 2014 Operational Overview. Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015175 Views

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NTI Voices Support for National Inquiry

(June 10, 2015 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today confirmed support for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. “NTI supports a national inquiry. An inquiry is a necessary and critical step in improving the way Canada treats Aboriginal women and crimes against Aboriginal women,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015160 Views

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Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women

May 28, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Five Yukon projects that address the issue of violence against Aboriginal women are sharing $200,000 in funding from the Government of Yukon this year. Canada’s Aboriginal women experience disproportionate levels of violence,” Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor said. “The Yukon government recognizes the severity of this problem and supports […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015190 Views

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First Nations receive funds from Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust

January 15, 2015 WHITEHORSE— The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded program funding to both Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) to fund projects that support victims and preventing crime. “Activities that bring the community together for learning and sharing can be very effective defenses against crime,” Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015158 Views

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Four Yukon organizations receive funding for projects that support victims of crime

January 13, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded $55,860 to support the innovative projects of four community organizations intended to prevent crime and support victims. “Funding has been provided to community-driven projects that are building awareness of how we can support those that may be vulnerable to crime or have been […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 2015142 Views

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Three honoured with awards of excellence from the Department of Justice

FOR RELEASE December 19, 2014 WHITEHORSE—The Department of Justice held its annual awards of excellence ceremony on December 18, 2014. Departmental employees were joined in the Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre atrium by Justice Minister Mike Nixon and Deputy Minister Tom Ullyett to recognize this year’s recipients. This year’s award winners are: victim service worker […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201515976 Views

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