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Letter from Amnesty International concerning attack on Tiny House Warriors camp in BC

April 27, 2020 Dear Premier Horgan and Deputy Commissioner Strachan, Amnesty International is writing this Open Letter to share our concerns and urge the provincial government and the RCMP to take effective and decisive action in response to an attack carried out against the Tiny House Warriors camp on April 19, 2020. The Tiny House […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202043 Views

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Ashley Simpson one of four women who went missing from region – Castanet.net

Four years after her disappearance, there is still no sign of Ashley Simpson, one of four women missing from the same region. Simpson had been living in the Yankee Flats area near Silver Creek, but has not been seen or heard from since April 28, 2016. Police investigated her disappearance and several searches of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202025 Views

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BC Government: Provincial justice system advisory groups established

April 24, 2020 VICTORIA – The Ministry of Attorney General is establishing two advisory groups to support government response to the impact of restrictive public health measures on the justice system. These groups will help government support courts and tribunals in delivering services as effectively as possible during the pandemic and in minimizing its impact […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202029 Views

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Joven Narwal Appointed to TFN Judicial Council

April 24, 2020 Executive Council has appointed Joven Narwal to join TFN’s Judicial Council Narwal is the founding partner of Narwal Litigation LLP, an Adjunct Professor at UBC Allard School of Law, Past President of the Vancouver Bar Association and a former Crown prosecutor. He obtained an undergraduate and law degree from U.B.C. where he […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 202035 Views

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Statement: BC Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Statement on Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – April 17, 2020) – April 12-18, 2020 is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in British Columbia. “While we are all working hard to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing, we know that staying at home is not always a safe option. Gender-based violence has been […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202030 Views

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Rights Groups React to Prisoner Death in Custody; Call for Public Inquest and Immediate Release of Prisoners to Stop Dangerous Spread of COVID-19

April 17, 2020, VANCOUVER, Coast Salish Territories – Prisoner rights, human rights, Indigenous and civil liberties groups are reacting to the horrific news of a death in Correctional Service of Canada’s custody of a person incarcerated at Mission Institution in BC. Mission Institution is the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak at a federal institution […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202043 Views

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COVID-19 in prisons stands to be a death sentence for overincarcerated Indigenous peoples

Indigenous leadership demand proactive response from governments April 17, 2020 (xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl R ilwətaʔɬ/sel R ílwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh)/Vancouver, BC – First Nations leadership across BC is united in calling for immediate action to protect incarcerated peoples amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak at the Mission Institution is now […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 202039 Views

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UBCIC: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Must be Respected During COVID-19

April 14, 2020 During the extreme challenges caused by the current threat of the coronavirus, our Nations and organizations are profoundly concerned with ensuring respect for Indigenous peoples’ rights, particularly their rights to self-determination, health, security and well-being. Related Treaty rights of Indigenous peoples must also be fully considered. The Coalition for the Human Rights […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202055 Views

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There isn’t consistency:’ COVID-19 response varies for children in care – Westerly News

B.C. has temporarily suspended in-person visits between children and youth in care and their families Phones have been ringing continuously at the office of the First Nations family advocate in Manitoba as parents, children and social workers look for answers about what will happen to some of society’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic “I […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202040 Views

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The Long Road to This Winter of Protests – TheTyee.ca

Over a decade ago, a network of land defenders envisioned how direct action, backed by non-Indigenous support, could transform Canada. Now it’s close to happening. Canada’s police agencies would have given anything to lurk at the meeting. It was May 2014. Almost 60 Indigenous activists had gathered at a rundown retreat centre in Nova Scotia. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 202030 Views

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