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Over $7 million to combat gangs, youth crime and violence against women

March 23, 2016 Community organizations working to safeguard vulnerable young people from gang involvement and protect victims of domestic, sexual and other forms of violence will benefit from nearly $7.2 million in government grants supporting public safety priorities. This represents the largest-ever one-time grants investment in community crime prevention in B.C., combining $5.5 million in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2016212 Views

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Recognizing the movement to eliminate racial discrimination

March 21, 2016 March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date was selected by the United Nations to honour the 69 people who were killed by police at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In South Africa, March 21 is a public holiday, “Human […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2016189 Views

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Action & Outreach re: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Mar. 16, 2016 The Chair of the UBCM First Nations Relations Committee, Councillor Murry Krause, recently wrote to the UBCM membership regarding resolution 2015-B111, “National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women”. He detailed UBCM’s action on the resolution, and encouraged members to engage with Indigenous organizations in response to the severe and widespread violence […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 2016224 Views

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Canadian Appeal for International Agencies to Investigate Assassination of Berta Cáceres

March 15, 2016 Berta Cáceres, our dear friend. A beautiful strong, courageous and amazing woman leader. In our way as a people of the Earth, Berta will carry on in her courageous work to protect her land, people and future generations. A year ago we stood together, side by side. I was honoured to receive […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2016124 Views

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Statement on 2016 national roundtable

Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad marked the conclusion of the 2016 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls with the following statement: “Ensuring the safety of Indigenous women and girls is one of the defining issues of our time. Families […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 2016124 Views

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Submission on the Design of the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 16th, 2016 As a member of the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, West Coast LEAF contributed to a submission to Canada’s federal government on the design of the national inquiry process. Among many other recommendations, the Coalition urged the government to ensure that Indigenous women lead the inquiry; to maintain […]

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 2016159 Views

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Tech for Ending Violence Against Women

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – 18:00 Tech for Ending Violence Against Women Peacetalk #31: Tech for Ending Violence Against Women Is there an app for that? How is technology being developed and deployed to track and prevent violence against women and girls? Come join a lively discussion on how technology is contributing to safety and […]

by pmnationtalk on February 17, 2016148 Views

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NWAC Stands with Downtown Eastside Today During 26th Annual Women’s Memorial March

NWAC Stands with Downtown Eastside Today During 26th Annual Women’s Memorial March (February 14, 2016) (Ottawa, ON/Vancouver, BC) ― Today, for the 26th consecutive year, the Annual Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered Indigenous women took place on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This march is held to honour the memory of all those who have […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 2016126 Views

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BCGEU joins 26th annual Women’s Memorial March

Join the Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to demand justice for missing Indigenous women and girls. Vancouver (11 Feb. 2016) — The annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March was started in 1991 in Vancouver in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street. Women’s Memorial March — solidarity, action and justice Since then, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 11, 2016147 Views

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Anti-domestic violence funding for Aboriginal group

February 9, 2016 The Province is providing funding to an Aboriginal organization in Prince George to enhance its culture-based domestic violence program for Aboriginal families and communities. The Prince George Native Friendship Centre is set to receive $24,000 from the B.C. government for its Community Moose Hide Campaign Program, which provides workshops and activities for […]

by pmnationtalk on February 10, 2016173 Views

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