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Cuthand: Time for healthy examination of our racism- Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Jan 23, 2015 This week’s cover story in Maclean’s magazine is bound to cause a stir, especially the tag that Canada has a bigger race problem than America. Canadians have a long, smug history of racism. First they looked south and saw the Jim Crow laws that segregated African Americans in the deep south, and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2015610 Views

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First Nations, activists address stricter voting rules – StarPhoenix

January 23, 2015 Grassroots organizers and First Nations leaders are seeking ways to cope with stricter voter identification rules that many fear will reduce the turnout of aboriginal voters in the next federal election. Two women are leading a call for volunteers to help spread information and encourage aboriginal people to vote, and First Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 2015676 Views

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$200 turkey? Sask. group aids Nunavut families dealing with outrageous prices – News Talk 980

Jan 22, 2015 Helping Our Northern Neighbours is sending food, household items to northern families A can of soup for $6, laundry detergent $47 and $200 for a Christmas turkey. Those are some some of the high food and household items costs facing families in Nunavut and some Saskatchewan people are looking to help. Megan […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201566246 Views

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Regina toddler offered therapy after nightmarish experience in daycare bus – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 22, 2015 By CJME THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ A Regina mother says her three-year-old daughter who was left alone for four hours strapped into a daycare minibus is now suffering from nightmares. Destiny Stonechild says her child, Sequiona, wakes up screaming and crying at night, and was afraid to get into […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2015615 Views

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First Nation kids being short-changed, advocate argues – CBC

Jan 21, 2015 Cindy Blackstock speaking at U of R tonight First Nations children who live on reserve are not getting get their fair share of government money — and it’s having an impact on their health, a social services advocate says. Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2015650 Views

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Fire on northern Saskatchewan reserve kills woman, child – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2015 PATUANAK, Sask. _ A woman and a child from the English River First Nation in northwestern Saskatchewan have died in a house fire. RCMP say officers called to a home late Sunday night found the structure engulfed in flames. A 24-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy were pulled out by […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 20159819 Views

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Sex trade worker’s body found on snowmobile trail in Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 19, 2015 PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. _ Prince Albert RCMP are investigating the murder of a 28-year-old woman whose body was found on a snowmobile trail outside of the city. Police say Monica Burns was a member of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation and was living in Prince Albert. They say she was […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 2015658 Views

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Shana Pasapa reaches top ranks of martial arts in Saskatchewan – CBC

Jan 16, 2015 Shana Pasapa, a single mother of two, has become a top-ranked martial arts fighter in Saskatchewan with determination and hard work. Pasapa has won multiple medals competing in Jiu-Jitsu and frequently wins at major tournaments of the sport. Jiu-Jitsu began as a recreational interest for Pasapa a few years ago. Despite a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 2015683 Views

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Ray Fox running for federal Liberals in Battlefords-Lloydminster – Battlefords News

January 18, 2015 An experienced campaigner who is into his fourth term on North Battleford city council is now looking to make the giant leap to federal politics. Ray Fox has been officially nominated as the Liberal candidate in Battlefords-Lloydminster for the next election. The nomination meeting was held in Cut Knife Saturday afternoon, where […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 2015658 Views

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Cuthand: Inquiry would be a step, but problems persist – StarPhoenix

January 16, 2015 The demands for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women will not go away. The premiers, aboriginal organizations and members of the public have expressed their support for an inquiry. In May 2014, the RCMP reported that there were 1,186 policerecorded incidents of aboriginal homicides and unresolved missing women investigations. That […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015745 Views

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