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Inquest into death of Joceyln Nynah Marsha George postponed

May 26, 2020 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has postponed the inquest into the death of Jocelyn Nynah Marsha George in response to the continuing provincial public health measures in place to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The inquest was scheduled to begin on July 6, 2020, at the Port Alberni courthouse. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202073 Views

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Vancouver residents alarmed as pandemic brings spike in hate crimes, violence – APTN News

May 25, 2020 “Hate is insidious. It spreads like a virus and impacts us all.” Residents are concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spike in violence to the streets of Vancouver, while police confirm an increase in hate crimes linked to anti-Asian racism. “So far in 2020 the Vancouver Police Department (VDP) has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 202076 Views

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FNS condemns violent and racist attacks

MAY 18, 2020 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver – The First Nations Summit (FNS) condemns the surge in racist and violent attacks that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous appalling incidents have been reported in BC and across Canada where visible minority individuals have been targeted because they are, or bear a resemblance to, Asian Canadians, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202095 Views

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COVID-19 is no excuse for hate: UBCIC demands stronger stand against racism

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC). – May 17, 2020) On the evening of May 15, Dakota Holmes, an Indigenous woman and an employee of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), was subjected to a racist attack while walking her dog. A white male physically and verbally attacked […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202091 Views

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The Tŝilhqot’in Nation Approves of Assault Weapon Ban Order

May 8, 2020 Tŝilhqot’in Territory, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation approves of the assault weapon ban Order that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday, May 1, 2020. The ban includes 1,500 models and variants of “military-grade assault weapons” in Canada, including the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The ban list can be found in the Canada Gazette […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202044 Views

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Stand in’ held along Highway 1 for missing, murdered Indigenous women – CTV News

May 11, 2020 VANCOUVER — Dozens of people painted red handprints on their faces and lined up along Highway 1 on Vancouver Island on Saturday to honour the memory of women, children and men who have been murdered or gone missing from the Cowichan Valley and across Canada. More than 50 people of all ages […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202033 Views

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Shocking display – Prince George Citizen

May 5, 2020 I have been shocked at the racism towards Indigenous peoples I have been reading about in Prince George recently, particularly in response to the renaming of Kelly Road school. Racists in Prince George seem to feel empowered to make hateful and ignorant statements about Indigenous peoples. I studied at CNC 45 years […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202027 Views

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Red Dress day in effect for missing Indigenous women – Merritt Herald

May 5, 2020 May 5 is Red Dress Day in Canada, and Canadians are encouraged to wear red in order to draw attention to the more than 1000 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. The REDress Project was the idea of Metis artist Jaime Black, who is based in Winnipeg, MB. Black was inspired […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202028 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Statement on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – May 5, 2020) – Today marks a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls in the United States. Like the colonial genocide of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals in Canada, American Indian and Alaskan Native women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals face alarming […]

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 202029 Views

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Thirty-Eight Rights Groups Call on BC’s Chief Coroner to Direct Immediate Public Inquest into Death in Corrections Custody

April 30, 2020 VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – Today, 38 human rights, health, prisoner rights, and legal organizations are calling on BC’s Chief Coroner and BC’s Solicitor General to direct an immediate inquest into the tragic death of a man in Correctional Service Canada’s custody at Mission Institution. His death on April 15th is the first […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 202029 Views

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