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Column: Racism can’t be tolerated – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dec. 10, 2017 I was surprised with the level of fear that exists in the Valley when I attended a recent public meeting, hosted by Cowichan Tribes, to draw attention to three missing First Nations men. Some First Nations members who were at the meeting started questioning RCMP Corp. Kerry Howse, head of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 20175 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples launches WALKING IN HER MOCCASINS BUNDLE CAMPAIGN – New & progressive violence prevention resource

December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) will launch a new and progressive violence prevention resource titled Walking In Her Moccasins, at the University of Ottawa (Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 12102) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Walking In Her Moccasins is a campaign rooted in the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20177 Views

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B.C. falls shorts on improving women’s rights: report card – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2017 12:21 VANCOUVER – A legal advocacy group says British Columbia is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women’s rights. The report card released by West Coast LEAF says the province is missing targets in a UN convention aimed at eliminating all forms of discrimination […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20178 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – BCGEU

December 05, 2017 December 6th is a dark day in our country’s history. It marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and killed. The 14 women slain in this horrific act of misogyny and gender-based violence were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201711 Views

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Indigenous lawyers speak out about bias, racism at work – CBC

Video ‘But I was wearing a suit’ shares stories of more than a dozen lawyers December 05, 2017 Ardith Walkem knows firsthand what it’s like to be seen in a courthouse as something other than what she really is: a lawyer. Now she’s sharing the stories of more than a dozen Indigenous lawyers — their experiences with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20178 Views

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BR Marijuana BC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2017  VANCOUVER – The B-C government has unveiled new details about how it intends to regulate marijuana, saying it will set the minimum age for buying and using pot at 19 years. The province’s solicitor general, Mike Farnworth, says keeping the age limit consistent with alcohol and tobacco […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20179 Views

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BC National Award for Canadian Non Fiction short list revealed – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2017 Books about concussions in hockey, the future of Canada, the struggles of an Indigenous community in northern Ontario, and a family’s torment under the rule of Afghan warlords have been shortlisted for the $40,000 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Ken Dryden’s “Game Change: the Life and Death of Steve […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201714 Views

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Finalists Announced for 14th Annual BC National Non-Fiction Award

December 1, 2017 VANCOUVER – Finalists for the 2018 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction – one of the largest non-fiction book prizes in the country – were announced today on behalf of the BC Achievement Foundation. The award carries a prize of $40,000 and each finalist will also receive a prize of $5,000. The […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201714 Views

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Okanagan Nation unveils monument to honour Syilx residential school survivors – CBC

Statue is located at the spot where children were once loaded into trucks and taken away Nov 29, 2017 A new monument has been unveiled in the South Okanagan to recognize the trauma suffered by local residential school survivors. The statue called Bringing Our Children Home depicts Indigenous parents welcoming their children with open arms. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 20179 Views

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Without a focus, MMIW inquiry will slide toward irrelevancy – Globe and Mail

Generally, when 22 or more people quit or are laid off from a small organization in the span of just over a year, it’s never a good sign. It would usually point to deep dysfunction, if not complete chaos and upheaval. All are terms being used to describe what is going on inside the National […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201715 Views

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