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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, 202065 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, 202053 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, 202039 Views

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Open Letter: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration

Dear Ministers, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in Federal custody being Indigenous. In response to the growing rates of Indigenous people being sentenced to custody, the UBCIC Chiefs Council presented, affirmed and endorsed unanimously […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202056 Views

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Letter: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic… – The Castlegar Source

Mar 24 2020 OPEN LETTER: UBCIC demands immediate release of all non-violent offenders as part of COVID-19 pandemic response and emergency state of Indigenous incarceration Dear Ministers, Dr. Ivan Zinger, Canada’s Chief Correctional Officer, has called the current rates of Indigenous incarceration in Canada a national travesty, with nearly 1/3 of all inmates in Federal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202054 Views

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Province launches new First Nations justice strategy – Alaska Highway News

March 19, 2020 B.C. Attorney General David Eby says a new justice strategy will begin rolling out in 2020 to give First Nations more control in sentencing offenders. The strategy, signed March 6 between the province and the BC First Nations Justice Council, aims to establish a separate justice system for First Nations to address […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202072 Views

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Attorney General rolling out First Nations justice strategy – Prince George Citizen

March 11, 2020 Sparked in good measure by the disproportionate number of Indigenous people in B.C.’s jails and prisons, an ambitious plan to create a separate justice system for First Nations is in the works. Unveiled earlier this month, the First Nations Justice Strategy is the “first strategy for Indigenous people that is actually written […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202046 Views

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First Nations organizations, Province endorse new First Nations Justice Strategy

March 6, 2020 NANAIMO – First Nations people can look forward to significant changes in the justice system following a decision by the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) and the Province to endorse and sign a new First Nations Justice Strategy. The BCFNJC’s action is supported by resolutions from the BC Assembly of First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202076 Views

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Mutual agreement reached with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs and the RCMP

The importance of finding a path forward has been a priority for the RCMP. The BC RCMP are pleased to confirm that discussions with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have led to an agreement on Wednesday, February 26th which supports their upcoming meetings with government representatives this week. Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan, Commanding Officer of the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202083 Views

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Hereditary chiefs, protesters arrested at rail blockade in northern B.C., say witnesses – CBC

Members of the Gitxsan Nation set up fresh blockade north of Smithers, B.C., Monday Feb 24, 2020 Several people, including at least two hereditary chiefs, were arrested at a railway blockade in northern B.C. Monday evening, according to witnesses. Members of the Gitxsan Nation set up the blockade near New Hazelton, north of Smithers, B.C., […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202080 Views

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