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Investigation into fatal RCMP officer-involved shooting on O’Chiese First Nation

On April 3, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred that same day on the O’Chiese First Nation, and which resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man. On that date at about 9:30 a.m., RCMP received a call reporting a disturbance on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202110 Views

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Accused murderers of Metis hunters Samson and Cardinal denied bail for a second time – Yahoo News

March 24, 2021 The father-son duo accused of murdering two Metis hunters in Alberta have been denied bail for a second time. Roger Bilodeau, 57, and his son Anthony Bilodeau, 32, are both facing two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Jake Sansom, 39, and his uncle Maurice Cardinal, 57. Court of Queen’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202119 Views

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Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit uncover human remains

An investigation led the RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) to locate human remains on March 8, 2021, in a house that recently burned to the ground near Maskwacis, Alta. The MCU Investigators were assisted by the Maskwacis RCMP, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, an anthropologist, and an RCMP Police Dog Services member from St. Paul, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202122 Views

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Alberta RCMP creates Diversity Advisory Council with community members

Edmonton – Last month, members of the Commanding Officer’s Diversity Advisory Council (CODAC) met for their first meeting. Keeping the important topics of diversity and inclusion central to this council, the Alberta RCMP is working to hear more directly from citizens and expand efforts to better serve and meet the needs of all Albertans. CODAC […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202117 Views

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Julian Jones latest Indigenous person to be killed by the RCMP – The Star

Another Indigenous person was murdered by the RCMP last weekend. The heartbroken sister of Julian Jones, 28, of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in Vancouver Island, confirmed his death with me on Saturday. He is one of several Indigenous people in Canada to fall victim to police violence in less than a year. Julian was from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202136 Views

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Family seeks return of Cindy Gladue’s remains from Alberta medical examiner’s office – CBC

Warning: This story includes graphic and disturbing details Feb 26, 2021 The family of Cindy Gladue, a 36 year-old Cree-Métis woman whose killer was found guilty last week, wants Alberta’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to return her remains so they can lay her to rest. Gladue, a mother of three daughters who now […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202131 Views

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In the shadow of her killer’s verdict, Cindy Gladue’s family wants to reclaim her humanity – CBC

Cree-Métis woman’s death in 2011 led to two trials and several appeals Feb 25, 2021 Donna McLeod held her great-grandson Dayton by a firepit crackling flames in an Edmonton backyard last week and spoke about a dream she longed to have about Cindy Gladue, now gone for 10 years. Gladue, McLeod’s oldest daughter, was found […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202140 Views

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Survey sheds light on how pervasive racism is in New Brunswick – CTV News

February 24, 2021 FREDERICTON — A new survey is shedding light on racism in New Brunswick, finding it has permeated every aspect of society. The New Brunswick Multicultural Council conducted a survey last year to determine how big a problem racism is in the province. The survey asked people about their experiences with both systemic […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202133 Views

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AB Government: Special adviser to assist review of the Police Act

Alberta’s government has appointed a special adviser to help with its review of the Police Act. Temitope Oriola, an associate professor of criminology at the University of Alberta, has been appointed for a six-month term. He will provide independent advice to the government as it weighs policy options raised in ongoing stakeholder discussions that began […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202137 Views

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Jury that convicted Bradley Barton shows Canadians ‘ready for change’: Buller – APTN News

The former head of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is applauding an Edmonton jury’s decision to convict Bradley Barton of manslaughter in the death of Cindy Gladue. “The jurors who found Mr. Barton guilty show that Canadians are ready for change,” Marion Buller said in a statement released Monday. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202135 Views

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