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Ten years is long enough, says the CHRC. Time to fix the child welfare on reserves once and for all

February 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Chief Commissioner of Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, issues the following statement: “Ten years ago today, a journey began to address an issue that had been ignored for far too long. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, along […]

by pmnationtalk on February 24, 2017156 Views

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AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children

AFN and Caring Society Mark 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Complaint on Discrimination Against First Nations Children OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2017  – Today, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society), marked the 10th anniversary of the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 23, 2017174 Views

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CBABC Calls for Further Investment in BC Justice System

February 21, 2017 Victoria, BC – The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) acknowledges some steps the BC Government has taken in improving access to justice for British Columbians but calls for further investment. “BC’s justice system requires significant investment to protect the ability of families and businesses to prevent and resolve legal problems in a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 22, 201765 Views

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(hashtag)Waiting4UCanada: 10th anniversary of First Nations child welfare case

February 23, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the filing of the case on First Nations child welfare. Ten years is a long time, especially in the life of a child. Thousands of First Nations children have grown up and continue to grow up with inequitable services and fewer opportunities to grow up safely at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 201798 Views

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CSFS Safe House Funding Secured!

February 20, 2017 We are very excited to announce that Carrier Sekani Family Services has secured funding to build and operate a Safe House shelter to address family violence in partnership with Lake Babine Nation. The shelter will be built on the Lake Babine Nation Woyenne Reserve located beside the community of Burns Lake. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2017133 Views

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RCMP Northern BC Policing Investigation: First Nations and Human Rights Groups React

February 17, 2017 xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)  – The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action and Justice for Girls responded this morning to the report of the Public Interest Investigation regarding RCMP policing in northern British Columbia. The investigation was launched in 2013 by the Civilian […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 201773 Views

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Statement from Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, Commanding Officer, RCMP in British Columbia

February 16, 2017 I would like to acknowledge the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission report on Policing in Northern BC. The report provides an external overview of a sample of RCMP occurrence files between 2008 and 2012, as well as input from a small number of community members, representatives of human rights and civil liberties […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2017148 Views

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Moose Hide Day proclaimed in British Columbia

Feb. 16, 2017 VICTORIA – The provincial government has boosted its commitment to end violence against women and children by proclaiming today, Feb. 16, 2017, as Moose Hide Campaign Day in British Columbia. Men from throughout the province are gathering in Victoria for the campaign’s annual day of workshops, healing circles and discussion about how […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017117 Views

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Alex Gervais death dominates first question period of B.C.’s spring legislative session – The Georgia Straight

February 16th, 2017 B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan has put the treatment of children and teenagers in government care at the top of the Official Opposition’s agenda. In the first question period of the spring session of the legislature, Horgan repeatedly asked Premier Christy Clark about the death of foster child Alex Gervais. Citing a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2017131 Views

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B.C. children’s ministry in line for budget boost, says finance minister – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 15, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s finance minister says the Children and Family Development Ministry will get a financial boost in next week’s budget, but the Opposition New Democrats accused the Liberal government of playing catch up Wednesday after cutting funding since the party came to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 201767 Views

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