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I trusted them with my son’: Mother of Indigenous teen who died in B.C. group home speaks out for first time – CBC

Oct 22, 2020 Ministry of Children and Families says it cannot comment because of the election Samantha Chalifoux carries a bouquet of fresh flowers and lays them on a memorial in front of the group home where her son Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais died. “I’m not dealing with it well at all,” she says. Her 17-year-old Cree son died in a government-run Abbotsford, B.C., […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202024 Views

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Father of Police Shooting Calls on Provincial Party Leaders to Prioritize Immediate Police Reform

October 21, 2020, (xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, BC – Ten years after the death of his 22-year old son, father Al Wright is speaking out against ongoing police violence in the province and calling on all provincial party leaders to prioritize immediate police reform. Al Wright is the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202018 Views

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BC Assembly of First Nations condemns escalating acts of destruction, violence and intimidation directed at Mi’kmaq fishers and calls for federal action

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – October 18, 2020) – The Regional Chief and Board of Directors of the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) continues to stand in support and unity with the Sipekne’katik First Nation and are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and Political Parties to condemn and take action against the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202019 Views

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Family calls for public inquiry after Indigenous teen’s death in Abbotsford group home – Global News

The family the 17-year-old boy who was found dead in his Abbotsford group home is searching for answers into his death. The Representative for Children and Youth is reviewing the death, but the family says it wants a full public inquiry. Rumina Daya reports. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7400682/family-calls-for-public-inquiry-after-indigenous-teens-death-in-abbotsford-group-home

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 202016 Views

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Kelowna woman speaks out on 3rd anniversary of sister’s murder – Trail Times

Russia Nicholson’s body was found in an orchard in October 2017 Oct. 15, 2020 It’s been three years since Russia Nicholson’s body was discovered in an orchard on Cooper Road. Since the Métis woman was first found on the private property, back on Oct. 11, 2017, her death was deemed suspicious by the Kelowna RCMP. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202027 Views

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Remembering the missing – Castanet.net

Advocates marking MMIW remembrance day note death of Indigenous woman in hospital Those wondering whether Indigenous women’s rights are still being violated need only look to the death of Joyce Echaquan for their answer, advocates said Sunday as they participated in an annual vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Echaquan, an Atikamekw […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202025 Views

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BCAFN Women’s Representative Statement in Support of the National Day of Action for MMIWG2S

October 4th is an annual day to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people, support grieving families, and work for healing and change. While many events are being held virtually this year, Sisters in Spirit vigils, events, and red dress campaigns remain powerful grassroots expressions of grief, solidarity, strength […]

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Regional Chief Teegee and Regional Chief Picard Demand Independent Inquiry into Racism in Quebec’s Healthcare System

Regional Chief Terry Teegee (BCAFN) and Regional Chief Ghislain Picard (AFNQL) are offering their sincerest condolences to the family of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman and mother of 7, who died Monday at Joliette hospital. The horrifying circumstances surrounding Echaquan’s death are rife with racism, including derogatory remarks from hospital staff and potential neglect […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202039 Views

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Chairperson Statement on the RCMP’s Use of Strip Search

The Supreme Court of Canada noted in its landmark 2001 decision R v Golden that strip searches are “inherently humiliating and degrading,”Footnote 1 albeit justified in certain circumstances. Given the potential for violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, clear policies, adequate training, and appropriate supervision should guide police officers. Following concerns raised by civil […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202043 Views

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Wet’suwet’en Legal Challenge to Coastal GasLink to be heard in the BC Supreme Court

WET’SUWET’EN YINTAH AND VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 1, 2020  – The Office of the Wet’suwet’en is asking the B.C. Supreme Court to set aside B.C.’s decision to extend the environmental certificate for Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) proposed fracked gas pipeline in northern B.C. for another five years. The Wet’suwet’en application for a Judicial Review will be heard […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 202021 Views

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