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Government of Canada announces funding for Aboriginal justice programs in Saskatoon

Funding supports a range of services to the local Aboriginal community. March 5, 2015 – Saskatoon, SK – Department of Justice. Today, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced $537,990 in funding over two years for three Saskatoon Tribal […]

by NationTalk on March 5, 2015317 Views

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It’s the 8th anniversary of I am Witness!

This week marks the anniversary of the first filing of the First Nations child welfare complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007. The Caring Society will be releasing a vignette each week leading up to the release of the final ruling in 2015. Watch the first vignette here. Watch the 2nd I am Witness […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015320 Views

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National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered – Indigenous Women and Girls: Commitment Needed by All, No Exception!

WENDAKE, QC, Feb. 26, 2015 – The Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard, will participate tomorrow in the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, being held in Ottawa. Chief Picard joins the President of the Quebec Native Women Association, Ms. Viviane Michel, and the Minister responsible for Quebec Native Affairs, Mr. […]

by NationTalk on February 27, 2015283 Views

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Hundreds of recommendations go unimplemented: Legal Strategy Coalition demands greater government commitment and accountability to ending violence against Indigenous women and girls

26 February 2015 An alarming study released today shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls. Researchers with the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women reviewed 58 reports dealing with aspects of violence and discrimination against Indigenous women and girls, including government studies, […]

by NationTalk on February 26, 2015356 Views

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National Roundtable on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

This National Roundtable discussion is aimed at coordinating action to address and prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls.  It is the first of its kind. Indigenous women and girls are five times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women, and the RCMP currently estimates almost 1200 cases of missing and murdered […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 2015302 Views

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Meadow Lake Tribal Chief and Chief of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation Respond to Fire Protection Concerns

MEADOW LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN–Feb. 20, 2015) – Tribal Chief Eric Sylvestre Meadow Lake Tribal Council expressed condolences to the family of the young children who died as a result of a house fire on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation February 17. “It is time now to let the community grieve and support the family and further, I […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 2015380 Views

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National Roundtable on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Eliminating Violence in the Lives of Indigenous Women and Girls Would you like to be part of the solution? The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is participating in a National Roundtable in Ottawa on February 27, 2015. The FSIN is gathering as many voices as possible for the submission to the Roundtable as well as […]

by NationTalk on February 23, 2015349 Views

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