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Margolese Prize Winner Wants Homelessness No More – The Tyee

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam talks housing, treaty, and LGBTQ2S+ rights in lead-up to Vancouver event. Sylvia McAdam is not one to back down from a human rights fight. A co-founder of the Idle No More grassroots Indigenous advocacy movement that spread across Canada in 2012, McAdam, a member of the nêhiyaw or Cree […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201755 Views

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Ian Mulgrew: Half a century on, Tom Berger still battling for First Nations – Vancouver Sun

Nearly half a century after he stood in the Supreme Court of Canada and made history for aboriginal people, Tom Berger rose again in the august chamber. On the eve of his 84th birthday, his hair a snowy thatch, the man once known across the north as “Ni-wha Judge” (Our Judge) asked the high bench […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201730 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201716 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, 201714 Views

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Domestic violence supports boosted in rural and remote communities

March 21, 2017 VICTORIA – As part of the Provincial Domestic Violence Plan, the Province is investing more than $1.5 million to continue to expand and strengthen supports for those affected by domestic violence in B.C. BC Housing will receive $250,000 to help with transportation costs for women and children fleeing violence to gain access […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201719 Views

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Canada and First Nations Leadership Council working together on advancing First Nation child and family services in British Columbia

March 17, 2017 – Vancouver, BC  – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The health and well-being of Indigenous children is a top priority for First Nation communities and the Government of Canada. We are committed to supporting First Nations across the country on how we can change together outcomes for children and families. Today, March 17, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 201717 Views

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(hashtag)StopGunsGangsBC: March update

March 15, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province, anti-gang units and local police continue to make progress with work underway on B.C.’s nearly $30-million Guns and Gangs Strategy, launched in April 2016. Key measures of the strategy now completed: Development of an integrated community-safety initiative and Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Community Safety Model to strengthen collaboration between police, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201747 Views

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Family says missing Sooke man found dead – Times Colonist

March 13, 2017 Michael Gregory Widner, a Sooke man who has been missing since Wednesday, has been found dead, his family says. “They’re waiting for an autopsy, that’s all I know,” said his brother Shawn Widner, who lives in Calgary. “He’s a wonderful father and a great brother and I’m devastated.” Sooke RCMP confirmed a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201721 Views

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MMIWG: Commissioners Broaden Definition of Family

March 9, 2017 (VANCOUVER, B.C.) – Four Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls met this week with dozens of regional organizations and groups that have been advocating for decades to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ. Nearly 50 members of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201717 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201715 Views

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