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‘This alert is her scream’: new system would help locate missing Indigenous women – The Guardian

18 Jan 2022 A program in Washington state is intended to trigger an effective search and raise awareness of the problem Four years ago, Debra Lekanoff was busy traveling across the nation in her role as governmental affairs director for the Swinomish Tribe when her daughter came to her, worried. The 14-year-old had just learned […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202215 Views

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Indigenous women more likely to report harassment when taking Whitehorse taxi says survey – APTN News

Jan 12, 2022 A new survey shows Indigenous women are three times more likely to report harassment when taking a taxi in Whitehorse compared to non-Indigenous women. The statistics come from the Taxi Safety Report, released by the Yukon Women’s Coalition (YWC). “It is evident that taxis are still not a safe transportation option, particularly […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202225 Views

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Survivors of 5 N.W.T. residential day schools, descendants can apply for $10K in compensation – CBC

Jan 12, 2022 Settlement applies to residential day school survivors and families of day scholars who died Survivors of residential day schools and their descendants can apply for $10,000 in compensation as a result of a settlement following a class-action lawsuit. In 2012, the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc and shíshálh Nation launched the class action lawsuit […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202218 Views

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Should the NWT change its approach to Indigenous sentencing? – Cabin Radio

January 6, 2022 Despite a Supreme Court of Canada ruling more than two decades ago that aimed to alleviate the over-representation of Indigenous people in jail, the problem has only intensified. In the Northwest Territories, where the overwhelming majority of people in jail are Indigenous, there is now debate about how to best address the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202213 Views

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Decision Not to Appeal in Youth Case | ᐅᓐᓂᕐᓗᒃᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕈᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑕᐅᓗᓂ | IHUMALIURUT UUKTUFAAGITAAGANI INULRAMIUP PIJUTIGIYAANI

Iqaluit – December 20, 2021 – The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting criminal matters in the Territory of Nunavut. On November 10, 2021, a young person was sentenced to six months secure custody, six months of supervision in the community and 12 months’ probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Part of the PPSC’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 202185 Views

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“Qukiutiliritsiarniq Nunavummi” – New name for firearm safety campaign

15 December 2021 In September, the Department of Justice launched “Aim for a name”, which asked Nunavummiut for their help in finding a culturally appropriate name for the new departmental firearm safety campaign. Congratulations to the winner of the contest, Kim Aupaluktuq from Baker Lake, who won a $300 voucher to Canadian North Airlines. Nunavut’s […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202133 Views

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Australia looks to Canada as it launches inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women – CBC

Dec 15, 2021 There are hard lessons to learn from Canada’s own inquiry, advocates say Australia will launch an inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women and children after the country’s Senate voted to form a committee to investigate systemic causes of violence. The motion to launch the inquiry was brought by Sen. Dorinda Cox and Sen. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202131 Views

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Innovative Therapeutic Community opens at the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre

December 10, 2021 The Therapeutic Community is an innovative approach taken by the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Corrections Service to support people in custody to be successful in their rehabilitation and reintegration. Today, Minister of Justice R.J. Simpson celebrated the opening of the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre Therapeutic Community. The Therapeutic Community uses a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 202129 Views

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Change, of course, must happen:’ N.W.T. gov’t releases draft MMIWG action plan – CBC

Dec 10, 2021 Plan lists 95 actions to combat gender-based violence against Indigenous people The government of the Northwest Territories released its draft action plan in response to the 2019 final report of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Caroline Wawzonek said the action […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 202131 Views

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GNWT releases draft action plan to address Calls for Justice on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Today, Caroline Wawzonek, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, tabled the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) draft action plan to address the Calls for Justice presented in Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The draft action plan lists 95 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202124 Views

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