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Calgary Police Officer Presented with Minister of Justice Award for His Work with Indigenous Youth

Annual Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award Presented to Calgary Police Constable Jeremiah Stump September 10, 2016 – Charlottetown, PEI – Department of Justice Canada Every day, police officers across the country interact with youth who have been in conflict with the law. Canada’s youth justice legislation, the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2016332 Views

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Alberta joins National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Sep 08, 2016 The Minister of Indigenous Relations and the Minister of Status of Women issued the following statement after the Alberta government passed an order in council to support the work of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “Today we are establishing the authority of the five commissioners to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 9, 2016403 Views

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Piikani Nation honours start of commission – Lethbridge Herald

September 7, 2016. Sept. 1 marked the start of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. A grassroots group from the Piikani Nation marked the start of the inquiry with a ceremony and by tying more than 1,300 ribbons along a section of Highway 3. The event began with a ceremony […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 2016327 Views

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Rally planned at appeal of trucker’s acquittal in aboriginal woman’s death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2016 EDMONTON _ Alberta prosecutors are set to begin appeal arguments today in the acquittal of an Ontario trucker who was charged with killing an aboriginal woman. A jury last year found Bradley Barton not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old prostitute who was found […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2016342 Views

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Standing Committee on Legislative Offices – Child and Youth Advocate Act Review

Have your say on legislation that helps vulnerable children and youth The Standing Committee on Legislative Offices invites your input on the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Act enables the Advocate to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth receiving intervention services or who are involved with the youth criminal justice […]

by pmnationtalk on September 1, 2016295 Views

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94 calls to action, 3 ways to get started – UAlberta

The journey will be long, but there are some simple actions teachers and schools can take to pave the way for truth and reconciliation. August 31, 2016 Elementary education is one common experience we all share as Canadians—Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal—and even that is not so common as far as the experience goes. Many students, most […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2016484 Views

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Inquiry must look beyond policing – Toronto Star

August 23, 2016 The announcement of the panel members for the national Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls underlined how rare it is to see a judge who is both a woman and aboriginal. In this instance the rarity is Judge Marion Buller of the B.C. provincial court, who will head the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016382 Views

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Outcry over Colten Boushie’s killing contrasts sharply with silence in 2008 Alberta ‘hate homicide’ – CBC

Aug 20, 2016 Calls for Colten Boushie’s death to be investigated as a hate crime 8 years after George Many Shots was killed Unlike the death of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan, the 2008 killing of a First Nations man in Lethbridge, Alta., drew little public outcry or media attention — but it broke ground as […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2016356 Views

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Alberta government to ban spear hunting after online bear video sparks outrage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2016  By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The Alberta government says an online video showing a black bear being killed by a spear is unacceptable and it plans to ban the practice. The video posted in June on the YouTube account of Josh Bowmar, who runs an Ohio-based fitness […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2016430 Views

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MMIW inquiry: what are your hopes and fears? – CBC

August 07, 2016 It was a day many thought would never arrive. This week the government revealed the mandate for the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. What are your hopes and fears for this long-awaited investigation? “Imagine if it was your daughter. Imagine if it was your sister. Imagine if it was your […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 2016354 Views

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