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B.C. moves forward on drug decriminalization, new overdose emergency response funding

April 14, 2021 VICTORIA – As British Columbia marks five years since declaring the overdose crisis a public health emergency, its unprecedented toll continues to affect people in every part of the province. Taking action that is aligned with calls from police chiefs and public health officials, the Province is moving forward with vital measures […]

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 20215 Views

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More than 190 organizations receive grant funding to tackle racism

April 8, 2021 VICTORIA – People and communities throughout B.C. will have increased capacity to address racism and discrimination, and build intercultural trust and understanding as more than 190 new projects have received support through the BC Multiculturalism Grants program. “Racism is pervasive and it reaches into every corner of our province. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202166 Views

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UBCIC Stands with Asian Communities and our Allies Against the Surge in Anti-Asian Hate and Racism

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – April 1, 2021) Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the treatment of Asian people as racial scapegoats for the pandemic has fueled a global rise and intensification in anti-Asian racism and racially motivated hate crimes. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) continues to stand […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 202115 Views

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Gladue services transition to BC First Nations Justice Council

March 30, 2021 VICTORA – Beginning April 1, 2021, management of B.C.’s Gladue report program will transition from Legal Aid BC (LABC) to the BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC). Under the Criminal Code of Canada, an Indigenous person has the right for judges to consider their particular circumstances, including the unique systemic or background […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2021125 Views

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New online tool allows Indigenous patients to anonymously report racism in health-care system – CHEK

March 25, 2021 The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, whose website hosts the app, aims to use the information to figure out patterns of racist incidents in the health-care sector, and present solutions on how to address these issues with policymakers. Read More: https://www.cheknews.ca/new-online-tool-allows-indigenous-patients-to-anonymously-report-racism-in-health-care-system-756023/

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202112 Views

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Top B.C. judge hails appointment of first Indigenous judge to Appeal Court – Vancouver Sun

Mar 24, 2021 The federal government has named the first Indigenous judge to the B.C. Court of Appeal, the province’s top court. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Leonard Marchand, a member of the Okanagan Indian Band, has been promoted to the B.C. Court of Appeal, the province’s highest court. The appointment, announced by the federal justice […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202112 Views

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of British Columbia

From: Department of Justice Canada March 24, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2021101 Views

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Regional Chiefs Teegee and Picard Concur with CRCC Conclusions Regarding RCMP Handling of Colten Boushie’s Death

(Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Wendake – March 22, 2021) – Regional Chief Terry Teegee (BCAFN) and Regional Chief Ghislain Picard (AFNQL) are satisfied with the final conclusions reached by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) reports, including the findings that the RCMP racially discriminated against the family of Colten Boushie and fueled racially […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202167 Views

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Information campaign asks British Columbians to take action against racism

March 19, 2021 VICTORIA – A new anti-racism information campaign is shining a light on racism, while encouraging British Columbians to examine their own personal biases and take a stand against discrimination. “We know that talking about racism is uncomfortable and often requires difficult self-reflection and an open mind,” said Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 202135 Views

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Williams Lake event remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women – Prince George Citizen

March 16, 2021 Boitanio Park’s outdoor stage was the scene of drumming and singing Saturday afternoon (March 13) in Williams Lake as dozens of people stood in solidarity to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). A few days prior Cecil Sheena (Eagleshield) was busy putting the word out of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202112 Views

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