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MMIWG: A Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, June 21, 2018 The Commissioners and staff of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls would like to take this opportunity to wish all Canadians a very joyful National Indigenous Peoples Day. For thousands of years Indigenous peoples in Canada marked the summer solstice with celebrations to honour and thank […]

by aanationtalk on June 22, 201816 Views

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MMIWG: Official Statement by Commissioner Michèle Audette

June 20, 2018 On June 5th, I announced I would take time to reflect, analyze and consider my future participation in the National Inquiry in light of the Government of Canada’s deeply regrettable decision to deny the full extension requested by the Commissioners. Fully committed to my role as a Commissioner, I have always felt […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 201839 Views

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Groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 19, 2018  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association says the group is ready to take on the federal government in a dispute over fixing a law that violates the rights of inmates in solitary confinement. “Frankly, it’s offensive that the government is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201814 Views

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Rights groups fight government’s appeal of historic solitary confinement ruling

VANCOUVER – Today, June 19, 2018, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) filed its response to the Canadian government’s recent attempt to overturn the court-ordered end to indefinite solitary confinement in prisons across Canada. [Summary of federal government and BCCLA/JHSC arguments in English linked below] The federal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201813 Views

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Amnesty International hosts talks in Prince George – Prince George Daily News

The abuse of indigenous rights in British Columbia and actions of Canadian mining companies in Guatemala will be the subject of talks in Prince George Wednesday evening. West Moberly Chief Roland Willson will report on the latest developments of the court challenge to the Site C dam and will put the dam in the context […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201813 Views

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BC Assembly Of First Nations Commemorates 10th Anniversary Of Federal Apology To Residential School Survivors

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – June 12, 2018) – June 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the Government of Canada’s Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools and their families. Regional Chief Terry Teegee wants to ensure that all Canadians understand this important occasion, and important moment in Canadian history. “The apology to […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201816 Views

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Groups want probe into Vancouver police carding, citing racial profiling – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 14, 2018 VANCOUVER _ Metis grandmother Elaine Durocher, who has lived on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years, says it’s time for an investigation into the disproportionate rate that Indigenous people are “carded” by Vancouver police. The last time Durocher was stopped and asked for identification from police she was walking along […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201816 Views

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Civil liberties and First Nations groups launch complaint on discriminatory police stops; call for investigation

June 14, 2018 VANCOUVER / xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skxwú7mesh & səlil̓wətaʔɬ territories (June 14 2018) – This morning, the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (“UBCIC”) and the BC Civil Liberties Association (“BCCLA”) filed a complaint with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner calling for an immediate investigation of the significant racial disparity revealed in Vancouver Police […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201815 Views

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UBCIC & BCCLA React: Supreme Court rules Corrections breached obligation to Indigenous prisoners

OTTAWA – Today, June 13, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ewert v. Canada, a case challenging the use of prisoner risk assessment tests that can be culturally biased against Indigenous prisoners. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) co-intervened to ask the Court to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201829 Views

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Human Rights Commission to review RCMP investigation of John Furlong – APTN News

June 12, 2018 The Canadian Human Rights Commission will investigate the way RCMP handled allegations of historical abuse against John Furlong – the former CEO of the Vancouver Olympics. In a letter announcing its decision on June 5, the commission says “it is in the interest of justice” to review the 2012 case, which resulted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201819 Views

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