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Indian hospital’ survivors seek compensation – Times Colonist

February 2, 2020 Gail Peterson Gus remembers well the rough, jagged, red scar down her mother June’s back. She also recalls meeting a white woman her mother’s age at a Port Alberni pool who had also had her lung removed at a young age. “It was a beautiful scar, clean and sharp,” Gus said in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202025 Views

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Kelowna sexual assault survivor reaches out-of-court settlement with RCMP after ‘degrading’ interrogation – APTN News

January 30, 2020 The woman at the centre of a “dehumanizing” sexual assault interrogation conducted by West Kelowna RCMP has settled her claim with the police service. “I knew going in there I was going to win no matter what,” Aden Withers said of the mediated settlement reached earlier this week. “I knew that everyone […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202023 Views

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Indigenous Youth Arrested in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en File Complaint about Police Conduct

(Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, B.C. – January 29, 2020) Indigenous youth arrested last week held a press conference this morning condemning the police and RCMP’s violent conduct toward Indigenous peoples and reiterating their full support for the Wet’suwet’en land defenders. On January 21st, Indigenous Youth of Nuuchahnulth, Wet’suwet’en, Tla’amin, Sto:lo, Secwepemcúĺecw, Namgis, Heiltsuk, Kwagu’ł, Ma’amtagila, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202056 Views

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Open Letter: Vancouver Police Board Must Provide Immediate and Rigorous Oversight of BMO’s and VPD’s Racist Mistreatment of Indigenous Man and Granddaughter

January 23, 2020 Dear Vancouver Police Board, It has been one month since an Indigenous man and his twelve-year-old granddaughter were racially profiled and wrongly handcuffed at a Bank of Montreal (BMO) branch in Vancouver. Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, Tori-Anne, were subject to an appalling and traumatizing display of racism, one with roots in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202039 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee demands Urgent Correctional Justice Reforms acroos Canada

(xwməθkwəy̓ əm/Musqueam Territory, Prince George, BC – Jan. 23, 2020) – Regional Chief Terry Teegee presented at the First Ministers Meeting on Justice and Public Safety in Victoria, BC to a receptive audience. He noted the stark contrast between the honest commitment to legal reform in the justice system and on-the-ground failure that is occurring […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202023 Views

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Human rights groups slam Vancouver police ‘street check’ policy – Vancouver Is Awesome

B.C. Civil Liberties Association lawyer: ‘We believe it misses the mark’ Two organizations that advocate strongly for human rights say a new policy on how Vancouver police conduct street checks is flawed and needs to be revised or scrapped to ensure innocent people don’t get interrogated by officers. Representatives from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202028 Views

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The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position.

January 22, 2020 The Human Rights Tribunal currently has a posting for a Tribunal Member position. The Tribunal is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous Peoples at all levels of the organization, as called for in the report of Ardith Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights. In making a recommendation […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 202033 Views

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FNLC Calls for RCMP Restraint Toward Protesters of the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink Project

January 16, 2020 The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is growing increasingly alarmed that violence may erupt between the RCMP and First Nations who are peacefully protesting the TransCanada Coastal GasLink project. RCMP are gathering personnel and equipment and implementing isolation protocols on the Morice West Forest Service Road near Houston, BC, as they did […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202045 Views

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RCMP provides update on access control checkpoint on Morice West Forest Service Road

2020-01-15 The access control checkpoint was set up late in the morning on January 13, 2020 at the 27 kilometer mark on the Morice West Forest Service Road. As frontline police officers were implementing the new access procedure on the first day, there was some miscommunication that resulted in three individuals being turned away. In […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202037 Views

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Longtime protest organizer Ivan Drury to lead ‘anti-RCMP checkpoint’ in Surrey on Thursday – Vancouver Sun

In the prepared statement, Drury said the protest at the RCMP E-Division’s Green Timbers Way headquarters would start with speakers, “before a more disruptive direct action.” Protesters will rally in front of the RCMP’s E-Division headquarters in Surrey on Thursday to support the continuing Wet’suwet’en blockade in Northern B.C. In a statement released on Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202043 Views

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