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Stories of Indigenous women and girls can change the future — if we listen – National Observer

Are you listening? While human instinct is often to turn away from stories of violence, loss and pain, in the case of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, people should lean in. In particular, the B.C. government and citizens of this country should take a close look. Not only at […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201818 Views

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Indigenous women tell inquiry of abuse, call for systemic change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 8, 2018 By Amy Smart THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ A longtime advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women told her own story of abuse on the last scheduled day of public hearings for a national inquiry Sunday. Bernie Williams, who has fought for women on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 30 years, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201812 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Participates at The National Inquiry into MMIWG

(Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, BC – April 4, 2018) – Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began community hearings in Coast Salish Territory (Greater Vancouver region). Community hearings of the Truth Gathering Process in Vancouver is set to start today and end on April 8, 2018. It is expected […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201823 Views

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Tragic tales, but hope for the future at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women – Vancouver Sun

The largest and possibly the last community hearings for the national inquiry are underway in Vancouver. The stories being shared are both heartbreaking and hope-inspiring. Meet four of these families, who have travelled a common road but have very different experiences to share. April 5, 2018 Eagle feathers provide strength, symbolic quilts adorn the walls […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201817 Views

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CBC Investigates – Deadly Force: How CBC analyzed details of hundreds of fatal encounters between Canadians, police – CBC

CBC researchers tracked down details about 460 Canadians who died at the hands of police Apr 05, 2018 Close to five million Canadians have some form of run-in with police each year. In the vast majority of cases, these interactions end without aggression or injury. However, about 30 times per year someone dies at the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201815 Views

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Women working in Vancouver sex trade were seen as “disposable,” inquiry hears – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2018  By Linda Givetash THE CANADIAN PRESS RICHMOND, B.C. _ A Vancouver sex-trade activist recounted the justice system’s failure to protect women who were killed or have disappeared as posters of missing persons were shown on screens Wednesday at a national inquiry. Jamie Lee Hamilton said sex workers from Vancouver’s “Downtown […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201814 Views

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Lives depend on this’: B.C. families of MMIWG ready to testify at national inquiry, but doubts remain – CBC

Commissioner speaks about difficulties in inquiry and expresses empathy for families Apr 04, 2018 Sitting in the living room of her mother’s house in Alert Bay, B.C., Roxana Wilson says her anxiety is growing. The room has a yellow accent wall covered with framed family photos, including photos of Wilson’s daughter, Adriana Cecil Wadhams, who […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201815 Views

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MMIWG inquiry grappling with healing, aftercare for families – APTN News

April 3, 2018 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says it’s fighting to get recognition for culturally appropriate aftercare for families. “We want to help change the narrative on what healing and wellness means to Indigenous people,” said Terrellyn Fearn, director of community engagement and support services for the inquiry. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201816 Views

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National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heads to Richmond this week – Richmond News

April 2, 2018 Over 100 family members and survivors will be in Richmond this week as part of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. For five days, families will share their stories through public and private hearings and artistic expressions. The mandate of the hearings is to examine and report […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201815 Views

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Female centred ride hailing apps on the rise in spite of hurdles, women say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 1, 2018 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS The women behind the slowly growing number of ride-hailing apps catering to female passengers and drivers say the hurdles they’ve had to overcome to get their services on the road demonstrate exactly why they’re necessary in the first place. Women from Halifax to Vancouver […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 20189 Views

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