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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the suicide of a First Nation youth

May 24, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the suicide of a First Nation youth and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Advocate received information that 15-year-old “Levi” died by suicide. Although Levi’s last […]

by pmnationtalk on May 24, 201713 Views

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19-Year-Old Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Shooting Death of 16-Year-Old on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement

May 23, 2017 Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alberta – Early yesterday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., members of the Elk Point RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a possible shooting on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement which left a 16-year-old male youth dead and has resulted in a 19-year-old man being charged with second […]

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Prairie Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire May 24, 2017 (Alta-Fatal-Crash) A woman has been killed in a collision involving a car and a semi in central Alberta. The crash happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of highways 11 and 12 near the hamlet of Nevis, east of Red Deer. Police say the 39-year-old woman, who was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201713 Views

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53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit – CBC

President of Aboriginal Firefighters Association says number is likely higher May 24, 2017 An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires. The internal audit identified 14 “underserviced” sites (13 in Saskatchewan, one in Manitoba) and 39 “limited service sites” (17 in Ontario, 22 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 20179 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says clear communication with family members is essential to the National Inquiry into MMIW

National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Clear Communication with Family Members is Essential in Ensuring the Success of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls May 23, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports the many families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201716 Views

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Helping families of missing and murdered Indigenous women

May 19, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have an advocate to help them find information and resources related to their loved ones. As part of its commitment to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Government of Alberta has established a Family Information Liaison […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201712 Views

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MMIWG: National Inquiry Response – Open Letter to Chief Commissioner Buller

May 19, 2017 I first acknowledge the spirits of our Indigenous women, girls and members of the LGBTQ2S communities, and the courage of the survivors of violence. Ms. Belcourt, I am grateful for your continued support and willingness to work with us. I would like to respond to the concerns you raised in your open […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201714 Views

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16-Year-Old Diane Okemow Reported Missing in High Prairie

May 18, 2017 High Prairie, Alberta – High Prairie RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16-year-old female. Diane Okemow was last seen in High Prairie on May 15, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Diane is described as: Aboriginal 5’5” tall 130 lbs. Long black hair with brown eyes Wearing a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 201717 Views

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Blood Tribe Council Bans Drug Dealers – Netnewsledger

STAND OFF AB – Blood Tribe Council has had ongoing concerns with respect to persons entering on the Blood Reserve for purposes related to the unlawful use and distribution of drugs to the detriment of Blood Tribe members. Blood Tribe Council has taken several steps to minimize the impacts of the fentanyl/drug crisis on the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201719 Views

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Eagle’s Nest celebrates reopening – Rocky Mountain Outlook

May 18, 2017 Aboriginal women and children fleeing family violence in Stoney Nation have a safe place to go again, after the reopening of the Eagle’s Nest Stoney Family Shelter. “It feels wonderful,” said elder Tina Fox, who attended the reopening ceremony last week. “I feel so relieved for the women.” The shelter has been […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201715 Views

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