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B.C. invests $5 million to further tackle crime

All British Columbians deserve to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods. Investments in the provincial anti-gang strategy, community safety and policing have been successful in driving down crime in B.C. – with youth and violent crime at historical lows – but more needs to be done. A $5-million investment over the next two years […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015316 Views

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Timing of RCMP move on First Nations camp questioned

Aug 28, 2015 BURNABY – British Columbia’s largest grassroots citizen group is calling for de-escalation ahead of a possible police raid of the Unist’ot’en camp on the Morice River. “The Unist’ot’en camp has been at its present location for five years,” said Kai Nagata, Dogwood’s Energy & Democracy Director. “With no court order and no […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015270 Views

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Media Advisory – Rolling Justice Bus rolls into action in BC heartland, August 24-31

August 20, 2015 Bus tour aims to advance recommendations from TRC final report and connect urban and rural people to critical social justice issues (Vancouver, BC) – Connecting the dots between Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and resource extraction and climate change, will be the focus of the BC/Yukon KAIROS-led Rolling Justice Bus tour, which kicks […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015408 Views

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Change of Command Ceremony at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in the Pacific Region

On August 11, 2015 the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village in the Pacific Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Hilda Fehr, to the incoming Warden Marie Cossette. The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Warden. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015190 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates calls on provincial and federal leaders to take immediate actions to reducing indigenous children in care

Toronto (July 23, 2015) – Last week, the Council of the Federation met and considered a report examining the issue of over-representation of indigenous children in child welfare care. The report has since been released to the public. The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) welcome the Premiers’ interest in the well-being of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2015625 Views

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Federal Government Provides Funding Toward the Opening of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in the North Okanagan

July 8, 2015 – Vernon, BC – Department of Justice. Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, accompanied by Colin Mayes, M.P. for Okanagan-Shuswap, announced $350,000 in funding to support the opening of a child and youth advocacy centre (CYAC) in Vernon, British Columbia. It is expected that the North Okanagan […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 2015239 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to help victims of human trafficking in Vancouver

July 7, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Department of Justice. Wai Young, MP for Vancouver South, accompanied by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, today announced funding of more than $88,000 to The Salvation Army Deborah’s Gate program to help victims of human trafficking reintegrate into society. This funding follows through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015375 Views

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29 2015 – The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of advocacy groups, has multiple concerns with the RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the RCMP’s 2014 Operational Overview. Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015307 Views

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New programs to stop the cycle of DV abuse earlier

April 14, 2015 VICTORIA – Domestic violence perpetrators, who previously only received intervention services following conviction, will soon have access to new, preventative community-based programs that can be attended before a crime is committed, through a $1-million partnership with Stroh Health Care and the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC). Under the three-year Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015226 Views

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RCMP’s Racialized Reporting Underscores Urgent Need for a National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

(April 14, 2015 – Coast Salish Territory)  In a transparent attempt to prop up earlier statements by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson stated last week that 70 per cent of the Aboriginal women who are murdered in Canada are murdered by Aboriginal men. The Union of BC Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2015186 Views

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