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Researcher calls for public inquiry into medical experimentation on students not compensated in settlement agreement – APTN

June 21, 2017 After he published his research in 2013 exposing medical experimentation on students at residential schools involving withholding of certain foods, the invitations started coming in for Dr. Ian Mosby. “A lot of communities wanted me to come and explain to people myself, in person,” he said, during an interview in Toronto. Mosby […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 201727 Views

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Highway of Tears’ bus service starts this week – Times Colonist

June 19, 2017 New B.C. Transit services connecting Prince George to Burns Lake and Smithers on Highway 16 will hit the road this week. The services are the latest edition to what proponents hope is a service stretching the entire length of Highway 16 West, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. Eighteen women have been […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201715 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201718 Views

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New UNICEF report: Poor health, violence at alarming rates among Canada’s kids

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – A new UNICEF report released today highlights the challenges that high-income countries like Canada face in meeting global commitments for children. Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being, but lags farthest behind other countries in concerning indicators of child health and violence. In Oh Canada! […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201718 Views

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The Trafficked: Sexual exploitation is costing Canadian women their lives – The Globe and Mail

A piece of property Natalie just wanted to belong. Her home life was troubled – parents who drank too much, an abusive boyfriend and a sense she didn’t fit in. So, although just 14, she moved in with members of a street gang. They were her family, her protectors, at least in the beginning. She […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201716 Views

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Statement from Marion Buller, Chief Cmmissioner

I have spent the past few days contemplating what we all heard during the community hearings of the Truth Gathering Process in Whitehorse. Over three days, we’ve heard many stories of loss, we’ve heard anger, we’ve heard pain. We also heard courage and strength and hope. What has moved me most of all was the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 9, 201755 Views

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The Canada most people don’t see – Macleans

It has an unemployment rate worse than Sudan. The infant mortality rate is worse than Russia. And the injustice is appalling. June 5, 2017 Imagine your daughter, 15 years old, sneaks some booze and gets drunk for the first time. She is found by the police, who arrest and handcuff her. A male cop body […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201715 Views

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The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children – Broadbent Institute

On January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruled that the Government of Canada racially discriminates against 165,000 First Nations children. The Tribunal found that Canada has known for decades about the inequities in child welfare and other government services for First Nations children, yet has repeatedly ignored calls for reform. Unfortunately, the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 201771 Views

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Editorial: Get inquiry back on track – Times Colonist

It’s time for a critical review and reset of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. The inquiry is needed. Indigenous women have a murder rate at least four times higher than other Canadians. Violence and death are part of their lives at horrifying levels, and have been for decades. As […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 201748 Views

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RCMP invest in cultural awareness – Burns Lake District News

May 24, 2017 The Burns Lake detachment of the RCMP is planning a series of events this summer intended to improve relationships between the detachment and the six local First Nations communities. “This is about being proactive rather than reactive,” explained staff sergeant Charlotte Peters with the Burns Lake RCMP. The events planned include a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201727 Views

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