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RCMP: National Indigenous Peoples Day – Read about some of our projects and initiatives

The RCMP has a proud history of more than 140 years of service to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Today, we work in more than 600 Indigenous communities across Canada. Read about some of our activities and initiatives. An Eagle Staff to honour and acknowledge First Nations people in Canada Staff Sgt. Jeff Poulette […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20186 Views

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MMIWG: Official Statement by Commissioner Michèle Audette

June 20, 2018 On June 5th, I announced I would take time to reflect, analyze and consider my future participation in the National Inquiry in light of the Government of Canada’s deeply regrettable decision to deny the full extension requested by the Commissioners. Fully committed to my role as a Commissioner, I have always felt […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 201810 Views

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Alberta launches pilot project giving free legal advice to sex assault victims – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2018  EDMONTON _ Alberta is launching a pilot project to help victims of sexual assault learn about and assess their legal options. Stephanie McLean, the minister for the status of women, says $700,000 will be given to the Elizabeth Fry Society for a three-year pilot project to deliver free legal advice. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201817 Views

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AB Government: Free legal advice for survivors of sexual violence

A new pilot program will help sexual violence survivors know their rights and options as they seek healing and justice. Status of Women is providing a $700,000 grant to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton to design, deliver and evaluate a three-year pilot program that will give sexual violence survivors free, confidential legal advice. Launching […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201821 Views

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BR Alta Multiple Fatal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jun 7, 2018 MILLET, Alta. – Two First Nation communities are grieving the loss of five people in a highway crash south of Edmonton. Chief Vern Saddleback with the Samson Cree Nation says two communities _ Samson and Ermineskin _ lost members in the collision. Three sisters — 22-year-old Cheyane […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201812 Views

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Three sisters among five dead in crash south of Edmonton: band councillor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 6, 2018 MILLET, Alta. _ A First Nations councillor says three sisters were among five people killed in a highway crash south of Edmonton. Kevin Buffalo with the Samson Cree Nation says the young women, in their early 20s, were members of the reserve. He says another woman and her spouse also […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201815 Views

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Backgrounder: Government of Canada – National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

From: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Backgrounder Ending violence against Indigenous women and girls is a top priority for the Government of Canada. On June 5, 2018, Minister Carolyn Bennett and senior officials from Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Public Safety, Indigenous Services Canada, Status of Women Canada and Justice Canada held a media […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 20187 Views

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Sixties Scoop survivors share sense of hope after apology by Alberta premier – Calgary Herald

May 29, 2018 Indigenous Albertans who were snatched from their families as children reflected on their own resilience Monday as the Alberta government issued a long-awaited apology. “Every time we tell our stories, parts of our hearts, souls and spirits mend back together,” said Suzanne Wilkinson, 47. She was among dozens of survivors who looked […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201813 Views

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Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry hears about justice problems in North – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Vast geographic distances and high staff turnover have made it more difficult for justice officials to help Indigenous women and girls in the North, a national inquiry was told Monday. A week-long hearing of the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry began […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 20188 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry delves into systemic issues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 28, 2018  CALGARY _ A hearing in Calgary is delving into how lack of mental-health care, victims services and housing contributes to the vulnerability of Indigenous women. Commissioners from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are holding the first of two hearings on government services. They are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201810 Views

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