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Legal advocate takes up case of First Nations woman locked in Turkish prison – APTN

December 18, 2017 A Yukon woman from the Carcross First Nation who is currently in a Turkish prison now has a legal advocate fighting for her return to Canada. Tracy White has been in contact with the Canadian consulate in Turkey and is now getting briefed on the well being of the 38-year-old Charman Smith. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201718 Views

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B.C. gives biggest boost in more than a decade to gambling addiction services

Dec. 15, 2017 VICTORIA – Government is making the most-significant service increase in over 10 years for British Columbians who are at risk of gambling addiction. The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) will offer new and much-needed additional off-site services, and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will expand the GameSense Advisor program. “Our government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201729 Views

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Taking action on violence against women – Golden Star

The Golden Women’s Resource Centre set up a memoial at the fountain on Wednesday, December 6. Dec. 13, 2017 On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 6, a small group gathered at the fountain in downtown Golden to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. The day was established […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201716 Views

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UBCIC: Statement from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Human Rights Day

(Unceded Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver, B.C. – December 10, 2017) December 10 is the day 70 years ago in 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights officially recognizing that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” In 2007 144 states voted in favour of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201714 Views

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Column: Racism can’t be tolerated – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Dec. 10, 2017 I was surprised with the level of fear that exists in the Valley when I attended a recent public meeting, hosted by Cowichan Tribes, to draw attention to three missing First Nations men. Some First Nations members who were at the meeting started questioning RCMP Corp. Kerry Howse, head of First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201732 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples launches WALKING IN HER MOCCASINS BUNDLE CAMPAIGN – New & progressive violence prevention resource

December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) will launch a new and progressive violence prevention resource titled Walking In Her Moccasins, at the University of Ottawa (Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 12102) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Walking In Her Moccasins is a campaign rooted in the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201723 Views

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B.C. falls shorts on improving women’s rights: report card – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2017 12:21 VANCOUVER – A legal advocacy group says British Columbia is falling short of meeting targets set by the United Nations on women’s rights. The report card released by West Coast LEAF says the province is missing targets in a UN convention aimed at eliminating all forms of discrimination […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201718 Views

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – BCGEU

December 05, 2017 December 6th is a dark day in our country’s history. It marks the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and killed. The 14 women slain in this horrific act of misogyny and gender-based violence were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201727 Views

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Indigenous lawyers speak out about bias, racism at work – CBC

Video ‘But I was wearing a suit’ shares stories of more than a dozen lawyers December 05, 2017 Ardith Walkem knows firsthand what it’s like to be seen in a courthouse as something other than what she really is: a lawyer. Now she’s sharing the stories of more than a dozen Indigenous lawyers — their experiences with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201723 Views

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BR Marijuana BC – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2017  VANCOUVER – The B-C government has unveiled new details about how it intends to regulate marijuana, saying it will set the minimum age for buying and using pot at 19 years. The province’s solicitor general, Mike Farnworth, says keeping the age limit consistent with alcohol and tobacco […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201719 Views

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