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Hearings to certify MMIWG class action against Canada starts Monday – APTN News

Sep 16, 2020 Arguments to certify a class action lawsuit that alleges the federal government is responsible for finding ways to end the epidemic of violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (mmiwg) and compensating families who suffered losses are scheduled to start next week. The action – Bigeagle vs. Her Majesty the […]

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To bring harmony: Tracy Desjarlais helps people through justice system – Regina Leader-Post

Tracy Desjarlais has held various roles in the justice system in her effort to help both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. There’s a statement Tracy Desjarlais has shared at blanket exercises. Her late mom Irene provided her with the quote in 2016, and it’s come to reflect so much that Desjarlais stands for and believes in. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202026 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation

AFN National Chief Bellegarde welcomes Canada’s consent to certification of national class action involving First Nations child and family services, and agreement to proceed to mediation September 3, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) welcomes Canada’s agreement to the certification of a national class action involving […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 202069 Views

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Independent external investigation requested following in-custody death in Ahtahkakoop RCMP detachment

August 27, 2020 On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, around 8:00 a.m., an adult male was found unresponsive while being held in cells at the Ahtahkakoop RCMP Detachment. The adult male had been taken into custody earlier that morning at approximately 4:30 a.m. in relation to an ongoing investigation. Upon discovering the unresponsive male, an RCMP officer performed lifesaving measures utilizing an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 202049 Views

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Cut Knife RCMP: Missing person, 11-year-old Leksi Jimmy

August 17, 2020 Cut Knife RCMP continues to seek the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Leksi Jimmy. Investigation thus far has failed to locate her. At this time, police do not have any indication that Leksi Jimmy has come to harm, however, because of her age, police want to locate her to ensure she is safe. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2020125 Views

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Southey RCMP: Respond to fatal single vehicle rollover on Piapot First Nation

August 17, 2020 9:10 p.m. On August 15, 2020, at approximately 5:35 a.m., Southey RCMP were called to a fatal single vehicle rollover on Piapot First Nation, SK. Cupar EMS and STARS Air Ambulance attended the scene and confirmed that the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 22-year-old female from Piapot First Nation, was deceased. Initial investigation indicates that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202088 Views

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Joining The Circle – Identifying Key Ingredients for Effective Police Collaboration within Indigenous Communities

1.0 INTRODUCTION Opportunities for improving the safety and well-being of communities in Canada partially lie within the relationships that police have with citizens, leaders, and other human service providers (Lang et al., 2009; Rajaee et al., 2013; Skogan, 2006). This is especially true in First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (hereafter referred to as Indigenous) communities, where […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 2020151 Views

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La Ronge RCMP investigate drowning of 42-year-old male from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band

August 4, 2020 On Saturday, August 1, 2020, just before 6 p.m., La Ronge RCMP received a report from La Ronge EMS advising of a drowning at the Bell’s Point Beach located on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Upon arrival, officers located a 42-year-old male on the beach. A member of the public was providing CPR and officers assisted […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202034 Views

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Saskatoon advocate calls for prisons to be abolished – Globalnews.ca

August 3, 2020 Indigenous Joint Action Coalition spokesperson Erica Violet Lee said a more just society means abolishing more than just the police. She told Global News prisons should also be abolished. “The whole conception of prisons and police has to do with the idea that people are disposable, that we can lock someone away […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 202032 Views

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Parkland Victims Services hires Indigenous resource officer – Kamsack Times

July 20, 2020 Parkland Victims Services has hired Irene McArthur, a member of the White Bear First Nation, as the Indigenous resource officer to work out of the Yorkton and Kamsack RCMP detachments. Hired effective July 2, McArthur succeeds Leonard Keshane of the Keeseekoose First Nation, who after about five years in that position, has […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202041 Views

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