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National Chief Open Letter on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

National Chief Open Letter on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls October 11, 2016 The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201692 Views

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Nunavut plans territorial inquiry into missing and murdered women – NunatsiaqOnline

October 07, 2016 Nunavut inquiry will include examination of domestic violence CAMBRIDGE BAY—People in Nunavut will get to weigh in on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. That news was delivered in person by Keith Peterson, Nunavut’s justice minister and Cambridge Bay MLA this week, in his hometown, at the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2016185 Views

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Sisters in Spirit Yellowknife, walking for the North’s missing and murdered women – CBC

‘By walking, by helping with the activities and organizing it, I’m saying that I’m thinking about them’ Oct 04, 2016 Today, Canadians across the country will walk together to remember and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In Yellowknife, the Sisters in Spirit walk is being organized by the Native Women’s Association of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201677 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Stands with Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at 10th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Assembly of First Nations Stands with Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at 10th Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2016 – Representatives from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will take part in the 10th annual Sisters in Spirit vigils being held in various locations across the country today […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 2016139 Views

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Projects to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women awarded funding

October 3, 2016 WHITEHORSE—More than $300,000 in funding has been awarded to eight projects that help prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls. The funding comes from the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund and the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative Fund. “Addressing violence against women requires the collective efforts of governments, organizations and individuals,” Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201677 Views

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A statement from Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko

September 29, 2016 WHITEHORSE—Minister of Environment Wade Istchenko today released this statement following the Yukon coroner’s report on the death of Shane Glada-Dick: “On behalf of the Government of Yukon, I would like to thank the chief coroner for her report and once again extend condolences to the family and the community of Ross River. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 30, 2016161 Views

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Indeed racist’: Inuit want Ottawa police to suspend sergeant over online comments – CBC

Sep 30, 2016 ‘It’s very odd and disturbing that the Ottawa chief of police cannot discipline his own’ It’s not good enough for Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau to say officers are human beings with biases and not suspend the sergeant who allegedly posted racist online comments about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2016126 Views

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A misunderstanding’: Northerners question failing grades on new justice report card – CBC

Nunavut, Yukon, N.W.T. receive Fs for victim support, costs and resources Sep 23, 2016 Some Northern officials are giving a new report evaluating the country’s justice systems an A for effort, but say it inaccurately reflects the reality in Yukon, the N.W.T. and Nunavut due to “significant flaws” in methodology. The report, co-authored by associate professors Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2016146 Views

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The pain will never go away’: Family, friends describe impact of Charlotte Lafferty’s murder – CBC

Sep 19, 2016 ‘I’m finding it difficult to comprehend what happened to my girl,’ father writes In a makeshift courtroom in the Fort Good Hope community hall, the sad aftermath of Charlotte Lafferty’s violent death was spelled out over three hours. In victim impact statements presented last week, her family and friends spoke of the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201687 Views

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Inuit staff scarce at Nunavut youth rep office – MyInforms

September 19, 2016 “We want a more representative workforce to help serve our population” Appearing before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Independent Officers and Other Entities Sept. 15, Shelly McNeil-Mulak, Nunavut’s representative for children and youth tells MLAs that staffing, and particularly beneficiary hiring, has been a challenge for her small office. (PHOTO BY […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2016149 Views

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