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AB Government: New legal supports for sexual violence survivors

Dec 05, 2018 Free legal advice is being provided to survivors of sexual violence to help on their path to healing and support greater access to the justice system. The Government of Alberta provided a $700,000 grant to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton for the pilot initiative. “For anyone who’s endured the trauma of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201813 Views

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Live: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry holds hearings in Calgary – CBC

Nov 26, 2018 Watch live all week here, as the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls holds hearings in Calgary. The inquiry is hearing submissions in Calgary from Nov. 26 to 30, before heading to Ottawa on Dec. 10. Videos from the first day of the hearing submissions in Calgary are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201818 Views

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Call to end gender-based violence in Alberta

Nov 25, 2018 Minister of Status of Women Danielle Larivee issued the following statement to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence: “Every day, women and girls in our province face harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence. For those who’ve shared their experiences, I commend you for your courage and your strength. Supporting greater […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201818 Views

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Albertans honoured for preventing violence

Nov 23, 2018 Leaders from across Alberta have been honoured with Inspiration Awards to recognize their work to prevent family violence, sexual violence, child abuse and bullying. A total of 25 awards were presented by Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir to individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond to prevent violence […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201816 Views

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Province putting Indigenous youth at risk – national chief – Alberta Daily Herald Tribune

November 22, 2018 More Indigenous children are in care today than the greatest number of children placed in residential schools at their peak Indigenous children and youth are among the most vulnerable in the province and face significant risk following the recently announced cuts to Ontario’s Child Advocate position. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201814 Views

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A new way to swear an oath at the Lethbridge Courthouse following eagle feather ceremony – Lethbridge News Now

November 18, 2018 LETHBRIDGE – It’s another step in the right direction for truth and reconciliation in Southern Alberta. That’s what organizers are saying following an Eagle Feather Bestowment ceremony that took place at the Lethbridge Courthouse on Friday, Nov. 16. A smudge was performed as part of the ceremony, and an eagle feather gifted […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201818 Views

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MMIWG Statement: National Inquiry Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 19, 2018 — Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, made the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “The sad reality is that all women and girls in this country continue to live at a disproportionate risk of violence in their own homes. In fact, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201817 Views

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Anti-Racism Community Grant deadline extended

Nov 13, 2018 The deadline for applications for the second round of funding through the Anti-Racism Community Grant program has been extended to Nov. 19. The grant is part of Alberta’s Taking Action Against Racism initiative. Funding is provided to support community-based projects aimed at creating greater awareness and cross-cultural understanding of racism and its […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201823 Views

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AB Government: Helping victims through restorative justice

November 09, 2018 The Alberta government is supporting organizations that give victims a voice and address the causes of crime in communities across the province. Organizations that practise, promote or develop initiatives that focus on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community can now apply for funding through the Alberta Community […]

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201816 Views

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Deliberate destruction:’ Alberta judge concerned about Indigenous justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ An Alberta judge faced with sentencing a woman for manslaughter last summer expressed concern about how people of Indigenous descent are treated in the courts. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Langston sentenced Barbara Elizabeth Holmes in August to five years in prison. His written decision […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201824 Views

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