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Indigenous woman who died at Whitehorse shelter was left lying face down on mattress by staff, inquest hears – CBC

Apr 16, 2024 Coroner’s inquest looks at deaths of 4 Indigenous women at emergency shelter in 2022 and 2023 Footage from the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter’s security camera shown at a coroner’s inquest on Monday showed that hours before Darla Skookum was reported dead, staff placed her on a mattress on the floor, directly on her […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20242 Views

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Monfwi MLA concerned ‘a lot of trust has been broken’ between RCMP and Indigenous women – NNSL

April 16, 2024 Monfwi MLA Jane Weyallon Armstrong is concerned that there is a growing rift between Indigenous women and members of the RCMP. “There’s not enough trust,” she told NNSL Media on April 9. “A lot of trust has been broken.” Weyallon Armstrong, who represents the four Tlicho communities of Behchoko, Whati, Gameti and […]

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Idlout warns federal budget will cut funding for Indigenous supports – Nunatsiaq News

April 16, 2024 Nunavut NDP MP says it’s ‘frustrating’ and warns it will hurt effort to provide better housing As the federal government prepares to release its 2024 budget Tuesday, Nunavut’s NDP MP Lori Idlout is sounding the alarm over what she says will amount to billions of dollars in spending cuts to Crown-Indigenous Relations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 202410 Views

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Two cousins and a buddy lead pack in Toonik Tyme snowmobile race – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 15, 2024 There was a friends-and-family finish at the Toonik Tyme snowmobile race April 14, where two cousins finished in first and second place, followed by their buddy in third. Perry Akavak from Pangnirtung won the festival’s annual 240-kilometre Iqaluit-Kimmirut race, roaring across the finish line after about four hours and six minutes with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20246 Views

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Nunavut organization calls for more country food and more money to support school food program – CBC

Apr 15, 2024 Call follows a federal announcement for a national school food progarm Some Inuit organizations say there should be more funding and cultural consideration of country foods in a national school food program. On April 1, the federal government announced a new national school food program that would dedicate $1 billion to schools across the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20246 Views

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Nunavut’s legal profession pays tribute to retiring chief justice – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 15, 2024 Lawyers and judges say Neil Sharkey showed kindness, integrity, fairness and wisdom throughout lengthy career As a young lawyer, when Neil Sharkey would run past the Baffin Correctional Centre as part of his exercise regimen, he would stop into the jail and invite inmates to come for a jog with him. “A […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20246 Views

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Johannes Rivoire dead at 93 – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 12, 2024 Disgraced former Nunavut priest faced multiple sexual abuse charges from his time in Canada’s North Rev. Johannes Rivoire, a former Nunavut priest accused of sexually abusing multiple Inuit children, has died. Rev. Ken Thorson, the head of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate order headquartered in Ottawa, confirmed in an email that Rivoire […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 20244 Views

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First Nation in Yukon celebrates ‘landmark’ court win against proposed mining exploration – APTN News

Na-Cho Nyak Dun says case affirms government acted ‘unlawfully and dishonourably.’ The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (FNNND) is celebrating a recent court decision over proposed mining exploration on its land. “We are very pleased by the Court of Appeal’s decision,” said Chief Dawn Hope. The “landmark case” dismisses an appeal by the Yukon […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 20246 Views

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Ottawa invests $5M in Dene-owned Camsell River mine project – Cabin Radio

April 11, 2024 The federal government is injecting $5 million into an Indigenous-led plan to develop a mine near Great Bear Lake. The money will be received by the Denendeh Exploration and Mining Company, or Demco, a 100-percent Dene-owned mining and exploration firm. Demco was created a decade ago on behalf of Dene First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 20248 Views

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New report slams RCMP treatment of homeless Indigenous women in Northwest Territories – CTV News

April 11, 2024 OTTAWA -Homeless Indigenous women in the North do not feel well-protected by the RCMP and instead face violence and discrimination by police, a new report from the Yellowknife Women’s Society has found. The organization held two sessions with women last October, and every single participant said she either experienced abuse by an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 202410 Views

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