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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, 2015210 Views

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Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12, 2015 – April 18, 2015)

This week is about prevention and awareness and recognizing that violence against women happens at alarming rates in BC and our communities.  It is not just a womens issue.  It is an issue for everyone.  Our families, friends, communities, and our government must commit to end violence against women. Domestic violence killed 113 women in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015220 Views

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$5 million invested for a safer, violence-free B.C.

April 7, 2015 VANCOUVER – In advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015), British Columbia is putting the Vision for a Violence Free BC strategy into action, investing $5 million for projects focused on ending violence against women and preventing crime. More than 220 grants, funded through B.C.’s civil forfeiture program, […]

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Open Letter: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner “oversight” of her partial skeletal remains

January 30, 2015 Honourable Suzanne Anton Minister of Justice and Attorney General PO Box 9044 STN PROV GOVT Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2 Via facsimile: 250-387-6411 January 30, 2015 Dear Attorney General: OPEN LETTER: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2015420 Views

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BC Coroners Service announces revised plans for inquests into mill-explosion deaths

January 27, 2015 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has announced revisions to its plans for inquests into the deaths of four workers who died in two sawmill explosions in 2012. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe announced last August that the deaths from the two explosions would all be examined in a single inquest to begin […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015488 Views

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Petition to Pursue the Murder Case of Destiny Tom

We are appealing to the public for help regarding, Destiny Rae Tom, daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom and of the Wet’suewet’en people. In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Destiny Tom’s badly beaten body was discovered on the Nadleh Indian Reservation just outside of Fort Fraser, BC. The mother of Destiny […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 2015393 Views

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BCGEU renews call for national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

January 14, 2015 Since 1980, 1,181 indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada, with most of the cases occurring in British Columbia. On January 12, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented a report which analyzes the cultural and political context for these cases, and offers recommendations on how governments can […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015404 Views

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Murders and disappearances of Indigenous women caused by inequality, marginalization – Canada must act to prevent violence: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2015  – A groundbreaking investigation by the leading human rights body for the Americas points to Canada’s history of colonization, long‑standing inequality, and economic and social marginalization as the root causes of violence against Indigenous women. It says national co‑ordinated action is required by Canadian governments. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is an […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015396 Views

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BCCLA reacts to international investigation on murdered & missing Indigenous women

January 12, 2015 VANCOUVER (Coast Salish Territories) – Today the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released the results of its investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The report concluded that, under international law, Canada and British Columbia have a legal duty to take action to prevent violence […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015331 Views

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First Nations’ Rights: Justice for Children

EVENT: THU, 2015-01-15 19:00 Free public forum with Gitksan Nation member Dr. Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Canada apologized for residential schools, but education and services for children on reserves remain seriously underfunded. A complaint to Canada’s Human Rights Commission was […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014343 Views

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