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Grants to stop violence, promote Indigenous healing

April 20, 2018 SURREY – Women escaping violence, Indigenous families healing from intergenerational trauma, and youth needing mentorship to resist gang involvement will benefit from nearly $6.5 million in grants supporting government’s crime prevention priorities. In all, more than 170 local programs and projects – led by community organizations, school districts, police agencies and others […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20186 Views

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Repeat: MMIWG National Inquiry to close registration for Part 1 of Truth Gathering Process on April 20, 2018

Vancouver BC- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls today announced that registration for family members and survivors wishing to share their truths with the National Inquiry’s Truth Gathering Process-Community Hearings and Statement Gathering-will close on April 20, 2018. Commissioners encourage all family members and survivors who wish to share their […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20186 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Applauds BC Supreme Court Decision in Ahousaht

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 19, 2018) – Today, Nuu-chah-nulth Fishing Rights were confirmed in the BC Supreme Court in the Ahousaht et al v. Canada.  The Court found that the Government of Canada was not justified in infringing on the Aboriginal rights of the five plaintiff First Nations.  The Judge ruled […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 201810 Views

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Chilcotin War part of murderous tradition – Prince George Citizen

April 17, 2018 I write in response to Svend Serup’s letter (Reconciliation needs truth, April 11, Citizen). Serup is correct that aboriginal people sometimes massacred entire enemy groups, including women and children. The incident that he mentions was probably the Bloody Falls Massacre, which took place in 1771. A group of Chippewyan men accompanying Samuel […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201811 Views

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MMIW inquiry delay unacceptable – Prince George Citizen

If there is one word to describe the imperative behind the mandate given to the commission looking into the tragedy of murdered and missing Indigenous women “urgency” would be a good one. The Trudeau government could not have made that message more clear than it did by giving commissioners a tight two-year timeline to complete […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201821 Views

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Canada, British Columbia and the Tsilhqot’in Nation announce signing of tripartite Collaborative Emergency Management Agreement

From: Indigenous Services Canada April 14, 2018 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Indigenous Services Canada The safety and security of First Nation communities is a shared priority for the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Canada is committed to partnering with First Nations to ensure access to emergency assistance services that are […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201822 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to make important announcement on emergency management with Government of British Columbia and Tsilhqot’in Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada Vancouver – Please be advised that the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with the Honourable Scott Fraser, British Columbia Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the Honourable Mike Farnworth, British Columbia Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 201815 Views

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Column: Where do we go after the MMIWG hearings? – Richmond News

April 10, 2018 Most of the time, I love being Canadian. I appreciate the beauty of our country and the freedoms I get to enjoy deeply. For the most part, I’m incredibly proud of where I’m from. For the most part. The truth is, my country – our country – also has a dark history […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201817 Views

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Indigenous Former Foster Care Wards Advocate To Overhaul “Shameful” System At MMIWG Inquiry – Huffington Post Canada

A staggering 48 per cent of Canadian children in foster care are Indigenous. VANCOUVER — Fialka Osean Jack-Flesh remembers her 19th birthday in sharp, painful detail. Instead of gifts or a party, the teenager received a stark warning from social workers at the group home where she was living: Leave by noon, or the police […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201818 Views

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Q&A: Chief Commissioner Marion Buller reflects on MMIWG inquiry as public hearings wrap – CBC

‘This is a national inquiry with a very strict timeline handling horrible, horrible subject matters’ Marion Buller, chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, was in B.C. this week for the final public hearing. Buller has faced criticism from family members and survivors, who say the inquiry has […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201816 Views

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