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BC Assembly Of First Nations Commemorates 10th Anniversary Of Federal Apology To Residential School Survivors

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – June 12, 2018) – June 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools and their families. Regional Chief Terry Teegee wants to ensure that all Canadians understand this important occasion, and important moment in Canadian history. “The apology to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 20185 Views

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Groups want probe into Vancouver police carding, citing racial profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Metis grandmother Elaine Durocher, who has lived on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years, says it’s time for an investigation into the disproportionate rate that Indigenous people are “carded” by Vancouver police. The last time Durocher was stopped and asked for identification from police she was walking along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 20186 Views

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Civil liberties and First Nations groups launch complaint on discriminatory police stops; call for investigation

June 14, 2018 VANCOUVER / xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skxwú7mesh & səlil̓wətaʔɬ territories (June 14 2018) – This morning, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (“UBCIC”) and the BC Civil Liberties Association (“BCCLA”) filed a complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner calling for an immediate investigation of the significant racial disparity revealed in Vancouver Police […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 20185 Views

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UBCIC & BCCLA React: Supreme Court rules Corrections breached obligation to Indigenous prisoners

OTTAWA – Today, June 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ewert v. Canada, a case challenging the use of prisoner risk assessment tests that can be culturally biased against Indigenous prisoners. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) co-intervened to ask the Court to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201821 Views

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Human Rights Commission to review RCMP investigation of John Furlong – APTN News

June 12, 2018 The Canadian Human Rights Commission will investigate the way RCMP handled allegations of historical abuse against John Furlong – the former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics. In a letter announcing its decision on June 5, the commission says “it is in the interest of justice” to review the 2012 case, which resulted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201810 Views

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National inquiry six-month extension “too little, too late,” say coalition members

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – June 7, 2018) – Members of the BC Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (the coalition) are deeply disappointed that Canada has granted only a six-month extension to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (the inquiry). Many Indigenous, civil society, and front-line […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201812 Views

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Province signs child care agreement with Metis – Prince George Daily News

June 8, 2018 The 90,000-strong Métis community in British Columbia is one step closer to taking over child welfare authority for their children and families, with the historic signing of an agreement between the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the province. “Children deserve to grow up with their families and in their communities,” said […]

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Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help – Macleans.ca

Jun 7, 2018 Opinion: In the absence of real systemic reform, a bill would allow judges to adjust sentences despite mandatory minimums makes an unjust system better Patricia M. Barkaskas is the academic director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Emma […]

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Official statement by Commissioner Michèle Audette

June 5, 2018 I have received the government decision on the National Inquiry’s extension request. I am currently inhabited by a feeling of incomprehension and deep disappointment. My thoughts are with the family members, survivors of violence and the Spirit of the lost loved ones as the Government of Canada is failing them once again […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 201815 Views

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AFN Renews Call for Families First Approach as National Inquiry Receives Extended Mandate

AFN Renews Call for Families First Approach as National Inquiry Receives Extended Mandate OTTAWA, June 5, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Chief Denise Stonefish, Chair of the AFN Women’s Council, said today the extension of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls creates an […]

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