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MMIWG: Moving Forward Together to Reclaim Power and Place

June 21, 2019 On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are at a critical moment in Canada’s history. On June 3, 2019, we released a comprehensive report, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that documents the truths of more than 2,380 family […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20197 Views

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Indigenous justice consulting session comes to Kelowna – InfoTel News

KELOWNA – An upcoming meeting in Kelowna will give everyone a chance to have their voices heard regarding Indigenous issues. The Metis Nation of B.C. is working with the provincial government and the Attorney General to create the first ever Indigenous Justice Strategy for B.C. The group is hosting seven consultation sessions across the province […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 20196 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia Justice Consultation

MNBC Minister Responsible for Justice, Lissa Smith would like to invite you to join her and Ministry staff to the following regional consultations that will be taking place in each region across our province beginng June 25, 2019 and ending in July 16. A Message from the Minister: We at MNBC have been working closely […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 20198 Views

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Woman sues RCMP officer who asked if she was ‘at all turned on’ during sexual assault – CBC

Lawsuit alleges interview was a ‘reckless misogynistic and arrogant departure’ from expected standard Jun 19, 2019 An Indigenous woman is suing a B.C. RCMP officer she says interrogated her in March 2012 when she reported a sexual assault. A video of the interview was made public in May, in which the officer is heard asking […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201914 Views

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RCMP officer in sex assault interrogation video sued for punitive damages – APTN News

June 15, 2019 The woman at the centre of a disturbing video, recorded while she was reporting a sexual assault in Kelowna in 2012, is suing the RCMP officer who interrogated her. The case stems from then-Const. Kent Hall’s interrogation of the woman who was just 17 at the time. In the interview video obtained […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201915 Views

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Government of Canada invests in protecting children and youth from online exploitation

From: Public Safety Canada News release June 14, 2019 Coquitlam, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Protecting Canadians, especially children and youth, from sexual exploitation on and offline is a priority the Government of Canada takes very seriously. The government is taking a leadership role in combatting this serious crime and is supporting the efforts of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201930 Views

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New Commanding Officer appointed for the British Columbia RCMP

This afternoon the RCMP held a change of Command of Command ceremony in Surrey to welcome Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan as the new Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP. Deputy Commissioner Strachan succeeds Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr, who retired after 30 years in the service. “Deputy Commissioner Strachan is an accomplished leader with unparalleled policing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201928 Views

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Woman at centre of RCMP interrogation video says outside agency needs to investigate police – APTN News

June 7, 2019 The Indigenous woman at the centre of a disturbing video has concerns after the B.C. RCMP announced a “fulsome review” of her case. “Hopefully, they do it with an unbiased view but I don’t think that is going to happen,” she told APTN News. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan announced the review […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201923 Views

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‘The world should have stopped’: An Indigenous woman responds to Canada’s admission of genocide – Ricochet

This week the prime minister of Canada admitted that Indigenous women and girls, queer and trans people, and two-spirited people have experienced and are experiencing genocide. As a Gitxaala and Tsimshian woman who was raised on B.C.’s Highway 16, the notorious Highway of Tears, I am astonished and struggling to process this. Lawyer Raphael Lemkin […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201930 Views

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The report on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls for sweeping justice reform. Here’s what that would require – Toronto Star

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report lays out in undeniable detail how Indigenous women and girls have been discriminated against, harmed by and failed throughout the criminal justice system. The report’s 231 calls for justice — many of which have been advocated for previously in past reviews and reports […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201928 Views

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