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Recognizing and supporting conversations around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – LNG Canada

Oct 7, 2019 LNG Canada recognizes the potential impact large-scale resource development projects can have on vulnerable populations. We have incorporated Indigenous traditional knowledge into all aspects and stages of project planning, assessment, implementation, management and monitoring. We are paying attention to the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable members of Indigenous communities and to ensuring […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201912 Views

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Sidney North Saanich RCMP seek assistance in locating missing woman

File # 2019-5514 The Sidney North Saanich RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating a missing woman who has not been seen since September 26, 2019. On October 1, 2019 a concerned friend reported that Stacey Sam, 35, had not been seen or heard from since Thursday September 26, when she was last seen at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201937 Views

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Shift B.C. Indigenous child welfare focus from apprehension to family support, report says – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 03, 2019 It is time for a major revamp of how B.C.’s child welfare system interacts with Indigenous people, according to a report from a prominent legal advocacy group. The report from West Coast Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF) argues the provincial government has failed to meet its obligations to provide adequate, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201910 Views

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Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare

Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare is a law reform report developed collaboratively by West Coast LEAF and the families, Elders, and staff at Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Lii Michif Otipemisiwak, and the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201911 Views

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Child welfare agency breaches privacy looking for children’s mother – APTN News

September 19, 2019 A northern Manitoba child welfare agency claims it published the names of a mother and her children in a local newspaper because it couldn’t find the woman any other way. The Cree Nation Child & Family Caring Agency confirmed it placed a quarter-page advertisement in the Opasquia Times in August. The ad, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201914 Views

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Dance group that raises awareness of missing Indigenous women now looking for one of their own – APTN News

September 18, 2019 A dance group from British Columbia that travels around the world doing performances to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women is now looking for one of their own. Butterflies in Spirit is a Vancouver-based dance group that was started by MMIWG advocate Lorelei Williams in 2011. Today that issue is […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201915 Views

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Saskatchewan, Manitoba review birth alerts practice which disproportionately affects Indigenous women – The Globe and Mail

Saskatchewan and Manitoba are reviewing the practice of doctors and hospitals alerting child-welfare authorities about newborns deemed to be at risk of harm because of their parents’ backgrounds, which can result in babies being apprehended. The practice, known as birth alerts, disproportionately affects Indigenous women, some of whom are flagged because they previously had a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201913 Views

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Officials, drivers call for safety overhauls to remote B.C. road where bus crash killed 2 – Globalnews.ca

September 15, 2019 Marina Gaiga says it’s been years since she drove the remote logging road on Vancouver Island where two university students died in a bus crash Friday night. The Alberni Island Shuttle owner says she stopped taking students to and from the Bamfield Marine Science Centre for one reason: she felt unsafe every […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201912 Views

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Province makes major investment in Vancouver Indigenous medical centre – CityNews Vancouver

Sep 15, 2019 VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A centre providing healthcare for Indigenous people in Vancouver got a major financial boost Sunday. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced the $1.8 million investment into Vancouver’s Lu’ma Medical Center. Dix said access to primary healthcare is a concern for many British Columbians, but pointed out that rates of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 201913 Views

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UBCM: RCMP Contract Management Committee Update

Sept. 11, 2019 The Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) meets regularly with provincial and RCMP representatives to discuss issues related to the RCMP contract and policing in British Columbia. The following summary highlights key issues discussed at its most recent meeting. Provincial Policing Priorities and Vision: Provincial representatives outlined the Province’s policing priorities and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201922 Views

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