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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 20175 Views

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Don’t surprise the victims’: Correctional Service Canada needs to improve communications, MADD says – StarPhoenix

February 24, 2017 Most victims of crime are hurled into Canada’s criminal justice system with little idea of how it works — and most learn very quickly that it’s not designed to accommodate them, according to Andrew Murie, head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Federal agencies like Correctional Service Canada (CSC) need to do […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20175 Views

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AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017  – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society), marked the 10th anniversary of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 201710 Views

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(hashtag)Waiting4UCanada: 10th anniversary of First Nations child welfare case

February 23, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the filing of the case on First Nations child welfare. Ten years is a long time, especially in the life of a child. Thousands of First Nations children have grown up and continue to grow up with inequitable services and fewer opportunities to grow up safely at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20178 Views

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No hate speech charges laid in Colten Boushie case – CBC

‘It sends a message to Indigenous people’: Indigenous studies professor Feb 18, 2017 RCMP haven’t laid any hate speech charges related to statements made following the death of Colten Boushie, a decision which has left some experts shaking their heads. “It would probably be a good idea for the RCMP to send a message out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 20176 Views

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Sask. government pledges new laws to combat family violence – CBC

Feb 16, 2017 In 2015, Saskatchewan’s family violence rate was double the national average Saskatchewan’s alarming rate of family violence prompted provincial Justice Minister Gordon Wyant on Thursday to promise to address the problem. Wyant said he will propose a number of new laws in the upcoming legislative session. One would allow those fleeing domestic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 201711 Views

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Candlelight vigil hears heartbreaking MMIW stories – StarPhoenix

It was a tear-filled Valentine’s Day for people who gathered in downtown Saskatoon to honour missing and murdered indigenous women. The event opened with a smudging ceremony and prayer, but emotions were at their highest when family members began to share the stories of the women they lost. Carol Wolfe, whose daughter Karina Wolfe was […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201713 Views

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It’s a vindication’: Sask. survivor welcomes Sixties Scoop ruling – CBC

Premier Brad Wall hasn’t yet followed through on apology Feb 14, 2017 A Saskatchewan woman is ecstatic about Tuesday’s landmark court ruling on the Sixties scoop, calling it a powerful indictment of the federal government and all those who participated in Canada’s “colonial” system. Raven Sinclair is one of roughly 20,000 Indigenous children who were […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 20179 Views

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I do regret saying it all’: Pair apologize after offensive posts spark memories of Colten Boushie case – Parkland Online

A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go back and take it out, of course I would. But there’s nothing you can […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201720 Views

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Online ‘shaming’ sparks memories of Colten Boushie case racism – CBC

Facebook posts show reconciliation is still long way off, says professor Feb 08, 2017 A series of Facebook posts this week by Battlefords-area residents has generated comparisons to the racist vitriol which followed the death of Colten Boushie. Two of those whose Facebook posts caused the furor are now apologizing. “Like if I could go […]

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 201720 Views

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