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Coalition of First Nations announces a coordinated legal and political campaign to confirm human right to safe drinking water

KELOWNA, BC, Oct. 15, 2019 – In response to inaction by successive federal governments, including the Trudeau government, a group of First Nations will be launching a coordinated campaign to confirm First Nations’ human right to safe drinking water. “Unsafe drinking water is a growing problem on First Nations right across Canada,” said Chief Byron […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20199 Views

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Sisters in Spirit rally remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women – Fort McMurray Today

October 8, 2019 Her nickname was “Jazzy.” The last time anyone saw Janice Desjarlais, she was climbing into a dumpster outside the Centre of Hope with her boyfriend. On the evening of Oct. 1 2010, it was the only warm place they could find. When her boyfriend went to McDonald’s to pick up breakfast the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201917 Views

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Lethbridge College students honour missing and murdered Indigenous women – Lethbridge News Now

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Today is Sisters in Spirit Day. It’s a time to recognize and honour missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Students at Lethbridge College organized a special event at the institution Friday morning. There were speeches, traditional song and a screening of the short animated film “Spirit of the Bluebird”, which pays […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201914 Views

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I’m not alone in this battle’: Sisters in Spirit Vigil expected to draw hundreds – CBC

Sisters in Spirit Vigil comes after final report of national MMIWG inquiry Oct 04, 2019 The Sisters in Spirit Vigil in Edmonton is expected to draw dozens of people to Boyle Street Plaza on Friday in solidarity with families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Native Women’s Association of Canada first called […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201913 Views

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Thousands of residential school survivors can sue lawyer who ‘re-victimized’ them: Judge – APTN News

October 3, 2019 A Calgary judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against a former residential school lawyer. “I don’t see how justice can ever be obtained for the Blott clients other than through another class proceeding,” said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice A. D. Macleod in a written decision released Tuesday. The lawsuit means 5,600 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201918 Views

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AB Government: Sisters in Spirit

Overview Sisters in Spirit honours the memory of the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Every October 4, vigils and events are held across the country in support of family members and loved ones. 2019 events in Alberta Calgary October 4, 2019, 11 am Sisters in Spirit Vigil, The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201917 Views

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Fox Lake RCMP Warn Public of High Risk Offender

September 18, 2019 In the interest of public safety, Fox Lake RCMP are issuing the following information and warning in regard to the release of Sheldon Jimmy Laboucan on Sep. 16, 2019, upon completion of his sentence, having served three years for manslaughter. Sheldon Laboucan is described as 36 years old, First Nations male, 183cm […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201922 Views

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October 4th to commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Lethbridge – Lethbridge News Now

LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge City Council has voted unanimously to proclaim October 4th, 2019 as “Sisters in Spirit Day”. It coincides with Amnesty International’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil, which honours the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) across Canada. Reconciliation Advisory Committee Co-Chair Amanda Scout believes the proclamation is important because […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201922 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases special report on OC spray and segregation in Alberta’s young offender centres

Edmonton…Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has completed a special report on oleoresin capsicum spray (OC spray, commonly referred to as pepper spray) and segregation in young offender centres. The Advocate is making four recommendations related to reducing the use of OC spray and segregation as well as increasing accountability measures. “Young people in custody often […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201935 Views

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Cree police sign collective agreement with the Cree Nation Government – CBC

Sep 03, 2019 Cree Nation Government wary of union, Eeyou Eenou Police say officers now have better job security The Cree Nation Government has recently signed its first collective agreement with the unionization of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, the regional police service that serves the nine Cree communities in northern Quebec. The force officially […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201944 Views

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