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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Statement on the Defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women)

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 18, 2019) – BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Terry Teegee released the following statement regarding the defeat of Bill S-215, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Sentencing for Violent Offences Against Aboriginal Women). “The BC Assembly of First Nations is deeply disappointed that Bill […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201916 Views

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BC Government: Programs target those who commit violence in relationships

April 18, 2019 VICTORIA – Prevention and intervention programs for perpetrators of domestic violence is the focus of nearly $300,000 in funding that is being awarded to 10 community organizations throughout the province. “Our government continues to work collaboratively with partners in the community to ensure the safety of women, children and anyone who is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201911 Views

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Crown won’t pursue charges against Coastal GasLink protesters – JWN Energy

April 16, 2019 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The B.C. prosecution service says it does not have enough evidence to pursue charges of criminal contempt against 14 people who were arrested in January when RCMP enforced an interim court injunction at a pipeline blockade on the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s traditional territory. The prosecution service says in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201916 Views

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BC Government: Seizures of proceeds of crime lead to safer communities

April 12, 2019 SURREY – Programs that mentor youth to resist joining gangs, support women escaping violence and help Indigenous families heal from intergenerational traumas will benefit from just over $6 million in grants supporting government crime prevention priorities. In total, more than 170 local organizations and projects – led by community not-for-profits, school districts, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201925 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools”

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Says Supreme Court Win in Residential Schools Compensation Case “A Victory for Justice and for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools” (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201923 Views

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Jody Wilson-Raybould to speak on criminal justice at First Nations forum in Richmond – Richmond News

April 9, 2019 An intensive, two-day forum aiming to change the relationship between First Nations peoples and the criminal justice system is coming to Richmond later this month, with former Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould as the keynote speaker. The event on April 24 and 25, hosted by the First Nations Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201930 Views

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Indian Day School Settlement: Background and Key Facts

  Federal Indian Day Schools Settlement Plaintiffs Release Joint Statement April 9, 2019 – A joint statement was released this morning by the lead plaintiffs in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement. Please find the joint statement below. Honouring Garry McLean’s Legacy: The Truth about the Indian Day School Settlement By: Roger Augustine, Claudette Commanda, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201995 Views

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More allegations against second social worker accused of abusing the trust of Okanagan youth – Vernon Morning Star

Multiple notices of civil claim against Saunders were amended Apr. 9, 2019 Robert Riley Saunders isn’t the only social worker in the Ministry of Family and Children facing serious allegations of abusing the trust of youth in care. In the last month, multiple notices of civil claim against Saunders were amended and one is highlighting […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201913 Views

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Judged and ashamed’: Indigenous parents describe scrutiny, mistrust of social workers – CBC

Minister says she hopes new legislation will address outstanding issues Apr 09, 2019 Sun flooded the hospital room where Rabecca Lariviere had spent the previous 12 hours giving birth at Surrey Memorial Hospital last September. Wrapping her arms around her nine-pound baby boy and flanked by her husband and mother, relaxation and recovery were on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201912 Views

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First Nations Provincial Justice Forum

The First Nations Justice Council (FNJC) is pleased to invite one representative from each BC community, either the Chief or an approved alternate, to the First Nations Provincial Justice Forum, which will be held April 24-25, 2019 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport. The FNJC (formerly the British Columbia Aboriginal Justice Council) was formed […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201937 Views

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