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Open Letter: Vancouver Police Board Must Provide Immediate and Rigorous Oversight of BMO’s and VPD’s Racist Mistreatment of Indigenous Man and Granddaughter

January 23, 2020 Dear Vancouver Police Board, It has been one month since an Indigenous man and his twelve-year-old granddaughter were racially profiled and wrongly handcuffed at a Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch in Vancouver. Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, Tori-Anne, were subject to an appalling and traumatizing display of racism, one with roots in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20201 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee demands Urgent Correctional Justice Reforms acroos Canada

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm/Musqueam Territory, Prince George, BC – Jan. 23, 2020) – Regional Chief Terry Teegee presented at the First Ministers Meeting on Justice and Public Safety in Victoria, BC to a receptive audience. He noted the stark contrast between the honest commitment to legal reform in the justice system and on-the-ground failure that is occurring […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20203 Views

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Human rights groups slam Vancouver police ‘street check’ policy – Vancouver Is Awesome

B.C. Civil Liberties Association lawyer: ‘We believe it misses the mark’ Two organizations that advocate strongly for human rights say a new policy on how Vancouver police conduct street checks is flawed and needs to be revised or scrapped to ensure innocent people don’t get interrogated by officers. Representatives from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20204 Views

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The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position.

January 22, 2020 The Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position. The Tribunal is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of the organization, as called for in the report of Ardith Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights. In making a recommendation […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 20204 Views

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FNLC Calls for RCMP Restraint Toward Protesters of the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink Project

January 16, 2020 The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is growing increasingly alarmed that violence may erupt between the RCMP and First Nations who are peacefully protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. RCMP are gathering personnel and equipment and implementing isolation protocols on the Morice West Forest Service Road near Houston, BC, as they did […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202023 Views

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RCMP provides update on access control checkpoint on Morice West Forest Service Road

2020-01-15 The access control checkpoint was set up late in the morning on January 13, 2020 at the 27 kilometer mark on the Morice West Forest Service Road. As frontline police officers were implementing the new access procedure on the first day, there was some miscommunication that resulted in three individuals being turned away. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202014 Views

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Longtime protest organizer Ivan Drury to lead ‘anti-RCMP checkpoint’ in Surrey on Thursday – Vancouver Sun

In the prepared statement, Drury said the protest at the RCMP E-Division’s Green Timbers Way headquarters would start with speakers, “before a more disruptive direct action.” Protesters will rally in front of the RCMP’s E-Division headquarters in Surrey on Thursday to support the continuing Wet’suwet’en blockade in Northern B.C. In a statement released on Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202013 Views

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British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal releases “transformational” report on Indigenous human rights and access to justice

Key partners commit to an action plan to transform human rights for Indigenous Peoples Download Press Release Download Backgrounder Download Report Today, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) released a report addressing serious access to justice concerns for Indigenous peoples bringing human rights complaints to the tribunal. The report, entitled Expanding our Vision: Cultural […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20209 Views

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Media Advisory – Legal Complaints Filed Against RCMP Exclusion Zone in Wet’suwet’en; Indigenous, Civil liberties, Human Rights & Labour Groups Condemn Exclusion Zone

January 14, 2020 VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – The Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC Civil Liberties Association, British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union, and Professor Margot Young from the UBC Allard School of Law will be speaking at a press conference at UBCIC office, 312 Main Street, 4th floor boardroom, on Wednesday January […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 20209 Views

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Watchdog orders probe of handcuffing of Indigenous grandfather, 12-year-old at Vancouver bank – Globalnews.ca

January 14, 2020 B.C.’s police watchdog has ordered an investigation into the detention and handcuffing of an Indigenous grandfather and his 12-year-old granddaughter when they tried to open an account at a Vancouver BMO branch. The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) says it became aware of the Dec. 20 incident through both media […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202013 Views

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