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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, 201824 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, 201821 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, 201820 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, 201813 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, 201818 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, 201813 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, 201814 Views

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Live: MMIWG inquiry hears testimony in Calgary from government staff – CBC

The truth-gathering process previously heard from more than 1,000 families May 28, 2018 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings in Calgary this week. The first phase of the truth-gathering process collected testimonies from more than 1,000 families. This next part focuses on government services and agencies, with […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201817 Views

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They’re back:’ Drug dealers target southern Alberta reserve when payments arrive – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 27, 2018  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS STANDOFF, Alta. _ A life-and-death battle against drug dealers is being waged on the sprawling Blood reserve in southwestern Alberta, as officials struggle to keep deadly opioids away from its most vulnerable residents. Canada’s largest reserve has been on the front lines of a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 201819 Views

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MMIWG – Media Accreditation and Important Information

Part II: Institutional Hearings Calgary, Alberta –May 28 to June 1, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 5C2 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold Institutional Hearings at the Hotel Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in Calgary beginning on Monday, May […]

by pmnationtalk on May 23, 201821 Views

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