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Sixties Scoop survivors meeting with Alberta minister on apology – CBC

Thousands of Indigenous children were taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigenous families Mar 28, 2017 Alberta Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan is meeting Tuesday afternoon with survivors of the Sixties Scoop to discuss what type of apology would be most meaningful to the community. The group wants Alberta to issue an official apology […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 20178 Views

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Child intervention panel seeks real change in backlogged system – Cochrane Eagle

Mar 23, 2017 Cochrane’s MLA is part of a comprehensive review of the province’s child protection services to help streamline a system weighed down by bureaucracy. Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead is one of 11 all-party members who sits on the review panel. Dr. Peter Choate, Bruce MacLaurin and Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, experts in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201713 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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First Nations demand change to Alberta’s child intervention system – CBC

‘Obviously the number of aboriginal children coming into care has not gone down’ Mar 21, 2017 First Nations leaders are calling on the Alberta government to take a new approach when it comes to dealing with Indigenous children in care. “It’s time to look at something different because obviously the number of aboriginal children coming […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201711 Views

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Adult, child found dead in northern Alberta house fire; 4 treated for smoke – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 FOX LAKE, Alta. _ An adult and a child have died in a house fire in the remote northern Alberta community of Fox Lake. RCMP say the fire on Tuesday also sent four residents to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Police are not releasing the identities of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201717 Views

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Murdered youth demonstrates lack of supports for Alberta kids in child welfare – Calgary Herald

Just nine months after aging out of the child welfare system, 18-year-old Peter was murdered. His death, the latest explored by Alberta’s child and youth advocate, highlights the same concern the office has had for 20 years — transition supports for kids aging out of care are failing. Young people leaving the child welfare system […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201718 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving death of an 18-year-old man

March 14, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding the death of a young man and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Peter was a victim of a homicide. He was the subject of a Permanent […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201713 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201714 Views

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201713 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201717 Views

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