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First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs released on bail – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 22, 2017  YORKTON, Sask. _ A First Nation band councillor accused of selling drugs has been released on bail. Clarence Papequash, 64, of the Key First Nation was in Yorkton provincial court today. Papequash is charged with drug trafficking, firearm offences and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. His […]

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Sask. watching as Ontario judge sides with ’60s scoop survivors – News Talk 650

February 14, 2017 An Ontario judge presiding over a class-action lawsuit is now considering payments for indigenous people placed in non-aboriginal homes. Starting in the 1960s until 1984, child-welfare authorities placed thousands of on-reserve indigenous children in non-aboriginal homes. Victims blamed the loss of their cultural identity on federal government negligence. On Tuesday, Ontario Superior […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201720 Views

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First Nation says it will distribute and invest $4.5 million compensation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2017 DUCK LAKE, Sask. _ A Saskatchewan First Nation says it will receive millions of dollars in compensation on Wednesday from a settlement that stems from a dispute dating back to the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Specific Claims Tribunal ruled in 2015 that the federal government breached its lawful obligation to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201719 Views

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North Battleford Area Outfitters and American Hunters Fined More Than $24,000

February 7, 2017 Ministry of Environment conservation officers recently completed investigations in the North Battleford area involving illegal outfitting and hunting activities, resulting in more than $24,000 in fines. The first investigation dates back to November 2013, when a bull moose was poached on private land in the Eagle Creek area east of Struan, approximately […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201735 Views

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Indigenous women’s concerns about tubal ligation spark external review – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 20, 2017 SASKATOON _ Saskatchewan’s largest health region has launched a review into concerns raised by some indigenous women who said they felt coerced into having tubal ligations after giving birth. The women complained that they felt pressured by medical staff and others with the Saskatoon Health Region to undergo the procedure, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 201740 Views

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Remand numbers on the rise in Saskatchewan – The Star Phoenix

January 11, 2017 Saskatchewan could lead the country in figuring out how to reduce the number people put behind bars to await trial, says the province’s deputy minister of corrections and policing. Dale McFee describes rising numbers of people in remand as “one of the single largest concerns” faced by his department. The province recently […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201738 Views

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New Rules on Access to Birth Registration Now in Effect for Adult Adoptees and Birth Parents

January 3, 2017 On January 1, new regulations came into effect to make it easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to access birth registration information. The Government of Saskatchewan originally announced the changes in February 2016 to provide notice to individuals involved in the 37,000 adoptions that have occurred in Saskatchewan since 1922. “Adoptees, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201741 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates encourages all Canadians to recognize children’s rights on National Child Day

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2016  – As Canada marks the 25th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) today on National Child Day, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates encourages all Canadians to reflect on its commitment to all young people whose rights are enshrined […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201640 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Celebrates National Child Day

November 18, 2016 SASKATOON — The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth will celebrate National Child Day on November 20. Office representatives will be attending an event in La Ronge today and the Advocate will be in attendance at another in Regina on Sunday. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 201670 Views

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Guilty pleas end hunting case that sparked outrage over treaty rights – CTV News

November 4, 2016 YORKTON, Canada – A case that sparked outrage from indigenous leaders over treaty rights has ended with two men from the Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba pleading guilty to charges of unlawful hunting on property near Canora, Sask. Charlie Boucher, 55, who is also the chief of the First Nation, and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 201644 Views

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