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Benchers prioritize Truth and Reconciliation call to action

Vancouver, November 4, 2015 – The Benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia have unanimously agreed that addressing the challenges arising from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s findings and recommendations is one of the most important and critical obligations facing the country and the legal system today. The report contains 94 recommendations. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2015496 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Women’s Council Congratulates Women in New Federal Cabinet, Urges Action on to Address Violence

Assembly of First Nations National Women’s Council Congratulates Women in New Federal Cabinet, Urges Action on to Address Violence November 4, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Women’s Council released the following statement today following the swearing in of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the new federal cabinet. The Assembly […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015589 Views

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Release: Report card finds that BC fails to make the grade in women’s equality

November 2, 2015 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released its seventh annual report card on women’s rights in BC. While the situation for women in BC has seen minor improvements this year, unfortunately for many women, BC continues to fail to deliver on its responsibilities. In particular, BC has not taken action to address […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015528 Views

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Missing woman – Mission, BC

2015-10-23 File # 15-13440 Mission Police looking to locate missing Mission woman The Mission RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing 41 year old woman. Natalie DUBREUIL was last seen in Abbotsford on October 1st, 2015. Her current whereabouts are unknown. In addition to the Abbotsford/Mission area, DUBREUIL has been […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2015493 Views

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Wanted – William Morris

2015-10-19 11:32 PDT File # 2015-5701 Police are requesting public assistance in locating 22 year old William Morris. Morris is being sought on outsanding arrest warrants for breaching his probation. He is also being sought for a break and enter and assault that occurred overnight on the Tsartlip Reservation in Brentwood Bay. Morris is described […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2015484 Views

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Aboriginal youth locked up at higher rates than non-Aboriginal youth, new study finds

October 7, 2015 Vancouver, BC [October 7, 2015] A new study from the Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI), a program of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), is the first to show street-involved Aboriginal youth in Vancouver are significantly more likely to be imprisoned than their non-Aboriginal peers. Past studies have explored risk […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2015470 Views

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First Peoples Law Photo Competition

The collection of essays we published this year was very well received. Comments included “insightful,” “awesome,” “beautiful.” Copies are still available in paperback and as a free download by clicking on the book cover below. Because it was such a success, we’ve decided to publish a new edition for next year. We’re looking for photographs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2015503 Views

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Speech – Two LSS pilot projects show promise

Tom Christensen, Former Chair, The Legal Services Society and Suzette Narbonne, Chair, The Legal Services Society Speech to the Law Society of BC Benchers, September 25, 2015 TOM CHRISTENSEN INTRODUCTION Thank you for allowing me and Suzette to take a few minutes of your time this morning. We want to take this opportunity to let […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015479 Views

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VPD Warrant For High-Risk Sex Offender

September 25, 2015 Vancouver Police are looking for a high-risk sex offender that is wanted Canada-wide for being unlawfully at large after failing to return to his halfway house yesterday. Forty-five-year-old Keith Edward Caouette is a two-time federal offender having served 14 years for kidnapping and sexual assault with a weapon. He began a 10-year […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015440 Views

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Lax Kw’alaams Complaints and Appeal Board

Complaints and Appeal Board Members of the Complaints and Appeal Board, for the term of four years, as defined in the Lax Kw’alaams Election Regulations are as follows: Terry Green Theresa Wesley Norman R. Brooks Gloria Russell Mike White NT5

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015454 Views

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