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More names added to CBC missing and murdered Indigenous women database – CBC

CBC News continues to investigate unsolved cases Apr 10, 2017 CBC News now has 301 unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in its national database after 15 new names were added today. Among the new names are: Tiffany Maureen Skye, 19, a member of the Bloodvein First Nation in Manitoba who disappeared […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201798 Views

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Bear Witness Day

This year marks 10 years since Jordan’s Principle was unanimously passed in the House of Commons. Last year the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle by May 10, 2016. Jordan’s Principle ensures that First Nations young people receive the same services as all other young people in the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201794 Views

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MMIWG: Date to Apply for Standing Extended to April 18

Deadline for Standing Extended to April 18 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has extended the deadline to April 18 from April 10 for interested parties to apply for standing. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017115 Views

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New courthouse as part of justice centre for Red Deer

March 30, 2017 A new justice centre with 12 courtrooms and space for dispute resolution services will be built to serve Red Deer and central Alberta residents. The new Red Deer Justice Centre will address a prolonged space shortage in the current courthouse to help meet the region’s justice needs. Since the existing courthouse was built […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017115 Views

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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, 201797 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, 2017169 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, 201774 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, 201797 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, 2017130 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, 201785 Views

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