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Advocate responds to the release of Saskatchewan’s Early Years Plan

SASKATOON – Earlier this month, Education Minister Don Morgan formally released Saskatchewan’s Early Years Plan 2016-20: A roadmap for a brighter path for children and families. The Advocate for Children and Youth, Bob Pringle, has been calling on the provincial government to develop and implement a strategy such as this for some time, most recently […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 2016275 Views

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Time running out to submit new information on IAP claims

May 20,2016 If you filed a claim for abuse at an Indian Residential School, and have not heard about the eligibility of your claim, time is running out to have your claim admitted to the IAP. In some cases, we need more information before we can admit claims. If you are unsure of the status […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2016157 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth urges federal action to create equal child welfare funding on reserve, and to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in care

April 27, 2016 SASKATOON – A landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the First Nations child welfare case could spark significant changes in how the federal government funds First Nations child welfare and other human services on reserve. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Acting Advocate for Children and Youth, welcomed the tribunal’s ruling that […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2016308 Views

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Inquest Into Death of Kinew James

April 18, 2016 A public inquest into the death of Kinew James will be held April 25 – 29, 2016, at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon. James was an inmate at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon.  On January 19, 2013, she was found unresponsive in her cell.  The 35 year-old was transported […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 2016313 Views

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Change of Command Ceremony at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge

April 6, 2016 – Nekaneet First Nation, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service of Canada On April 6, 2016, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge in the Prairie region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Kikawinaw Veronica Sinclair to the incoming Kikawinaw […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2016301 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth comments on the release of the Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy

SASKATOON – Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer issued a long-awaited response to the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction on February 24, 2016. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, welcomes the province’s stated goal of reducing persistent poverty in the province by half by 2025. However, he is concerned that the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 2016263 Views

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Province Confirms Commitment to Review Domestic Violence Deaths

October 26, 2015 As part of proclaiming the second annual Violence Prevention Week, Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant confirmed the province will develop a process to review deaths resulting from domestic violence. “Domestic violence deaths are a significant problem in Saskatchewan that simply must be addressed,” Wyant said. “Part of that is understanding […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015235 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth responds to report on recommendations for a provincial poverty reduction strategy

SASKATOON – The Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction presented its recommendations to Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer on Monday. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, welcomed the Advisory Group’s ambitious goal of reducing poverty in the province by 50% by 2020, measured using the 2012 Market Basket Measure. “I want to thank the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015669 Views

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FNFTA Court Challenge Advisory

August 20, 2015 The FSIN Congratulates the Onion Lake, Ochapowace and Thunderchild First Nations on their Court Challenge of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act FSIN Interim Chief Kim Jonathan and 4th Vice Chief Heather Bear attended the two day hearing on the legal challenge of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA) at the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 2015504 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth responds to report to Canada’s premiers on Aboriginal children in care

SASKATOON – Last week, the Council of the Federation, the national organization of Canada’s premiers, discussed the report they had commissioned examining the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system. This report, Aboriginal Children in Care: Report to Canada’s Premiers, has since been released to the public. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015613 Views

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