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B.C. appoints provincial court judge in Kamloops

Dec. 13, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is appointing a new provincial court judge to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue to provide access to justice. The new judge will be Raymond Phillips, whose appointment fills a vacancy at the Kamloops provincial court. Phillips was born in Kamloops and is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201810 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada: Submissions to National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On December 11, 2018, the oral submission from Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association, Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, and Manitoba Inuit Association was made to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Please click on the links below to read or watch […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201810 Views

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BCAFN: First Nations Leadership Council demands Overhaul of Systems for Children with Special Needs

Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/Sel̓ílwith (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver: On Monday Dec.10, the Representative for Children and Youth released the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family, which exposes British Columbia’s deeply flawed system of services to support children with complex needs. Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201812 Views

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New Parents Legal Centre aims to keep Indigenous families together – Prince George Citizen

December 11, 2018 B.C’s provider of legal aid has opened a special office in Prince George to lower the prevalence of Indigenous children going into government care. Called the Parents Legal Centre, it’s located at 302-1488 4th Ave., (the Scotiabank building) and is operated by the Legal Services Society. It is designed to increase the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201811 Views

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BCGEU commends report calling for overhaul of system to support children with special needs

December 10, 2018 The BC Government & Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) commends the report Alone and Afraid: Lessons learned from the ordeal of a child with special needs and his family released by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) today, and their 11 recommendations to overhaul British Columbia’s system of services to support children with complex […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20187 Views

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BCGEU presents member’s recommendations to the National Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

December 11, 2018 Tomorrow, I will proudly represent the 77,000 members of the BCGEU at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. We are the only union in Canada to have legal standing at the Inquiry and I’ll be sharing your recommendations directly with the commissioners. My journey here to Ottawa […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201820 Views

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BC Representative’s Report Calls for Overhaul of System to Protect and Support Children with Special Needs

VICTORIA – The ordeal of one boy and his family shows that British Columbia’s system of services to support children with complex needs must be overhauled, says an investigative report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. The report details the events that led to the removal of “Charlie” from his mother’s care […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201815 Views

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Woman missing, some belongings found in Central Saanich park – Times Colonist

December 07, 2018 Central Saanich Police are asking for the public’s help in their search for a 45-year-old missing woman. Daniella Morrison is Aboriginal, Pofive-feet, three-inches tall, weighs about 135 pounds and has shoulder length black hair. Police say some of Daniella’s belongings were found abandoned near Central Saanich’s Centennial Park. Anyone with information is […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 20187 Views

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More safe homes for women and children fleeing violence in Nanaimo

December 07, 2018 NANAIMO – Women and children leaving violence in Nanaimo will soon have more safe places to regroup, recover and begin rebuilding their lives. The Province and the Snuneymuxw Youth and Family Society have partnered to provide a 10-bed women’s transition house in the Nanaimo area. Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201828 Views

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Indigenous-led project giving voice to women to help end violence

Dec. 6, 2018 VICTORIA – As the Province observes the United Nation’s 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women (MACIW) is marking the occasion with a call for new applicants for its Giving Voice project to help address the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Since […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201813 Views

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