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One million people commit to end violence against women and children – Government of BC

Feb. 15, 2018 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan joined Moose Hide Campaign officials today to hand out the one millionth moose hide pin, representing one million people standing together to end violence against women and children. The Moose Hide Campaign, now in its eighth year, is a B.C.-born, grassroots campaign to support men standing up and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 20188 Views

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Statement on the annual Women’s Memorial March for murdered and missing women and girls

Feb. 14, 2018 VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant Melanie Mark, and Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser have issued the following statement to acknowledge the annual Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: “On Feb. 14, thousands gather on the streets of the Downtown Eastside, on the unceded territories […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 20188 Views

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Stanley verdict reveals deep chasm in Canada’s Justice System – First Nations Summit

February 13, 2018 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – The First Nations Summit is echoing the call for an examination and overhaul of Canada’s justice system, and, in particular, the jury selection process following the astonishing not-guilty verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial in Saskatchewan. Stanley was charged with second-degree murder in the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 14, 20189 Views

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Justice for Colten: UBCIC Statement of Solidarity

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – February 12, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is shocked and outraged that on February 9th, 56-year-old Gerald Stanley, a white settler living in Biggar, Saskatchewan, was found not guilty in the murder of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old man from the Red Pheasant First Nation. Stanley shot Boushie […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201813 Views

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Aboriginal politicians seek action: ‘We can stand together even if we are apart’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 12, 2018  By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS A new wave of mainstream Indigenous politicians in Canada is seeking to harness anger about the Colten Boushie verdict into a unifying call for action. “We can stand together even if we are apart,” said Aaron Paquette, a First Nations Metis artist who was […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 20187 Views

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BC Regional Chief Terry Teegee Calls for A Complete Overhaul of the Canadian Judicial System

February 12, 2018 (Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – February 10, 2018) – The BCAFN is standing with the family of Colten Boushie and mourn the loss of their son. Yesterday a 12-member jury found Gerald Stanley, 56, not guilty with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, 22, who died after being shot […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201812 Views

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Statement from the BC Aboriginal Justice Council on the Criminal Justice System in Canada in Response to the Verdict in the Murder Trial of Gerald Stanley

COAST SALISH TERRITORY/VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 11, 2018  – The BC Aboriginal Justice Council (BCAJC) is gravely concerned upon learning of the not guilty verdict in the high-profile trial of Gerald Stanley for the second-degree murder of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. Mr. Boushie was killed on Mr. Stanley’s farm near Biggar, Saskatchewan in the summer of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201811 Views

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B.C. Supreme Court chief justice calls on feds to appoint more judges – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 8, 2018 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The chief justice of British Columbia’s Supreme Court says he is frustrated by the federal government’s “failure” to appoint judges, and is calling on Ottawa to urgently fill at least nine vacancies. Christopher Hinkson said he is speaking out after exhausting all […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201815 Views

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Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council calls for police review after RCMP cleared in death of Jocelyn George – CHEK

February 06, 2018 The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is calling for a police review after the B.C. Independent Investigations Office cleared Port Alberni RCMP of any involvement in the death of Jocelyn George. On Monday, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) released its report, which cleared the Port Alberni RCMP of any wrongdoing in George’s death in […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 20189 Views

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BC working on big changes for Indigenous child welfare – National Observer

February 06, 2018 B.C. First Nations are preparing to start taking back care of their own children, using their own culture and laws, as the number of Indigenous kids in foster care across Canada has reached crisis proportions. Less than eight per cent of all Canadian children under 14 are Indigenous but they comprise 52 […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201810 Views

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