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MMIWG: Date to Apply for Standing Extended to April 18

Deadline for Standing Extended to April 18 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has extended the deadline to April 18 from April 10 for interested parties to apply for standing. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201715 Views

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CBC Investigates: Family searching for answers after Indigenous woman’s death – CBC

‘I need to know that she’s not just treated like her life didn’t matter,’ mother of Jade Sabattis says Mar 31, 2017 Family members of a 26-year-old woman from Oromocto First Nation are calling on police to do a more thorough investigation into her death. Jade Sabattis was rushed to hospital from a home in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201716 Views

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N.B. court refuses to put man back in prison after he didn’t get his medication – CBC

Tobique First Nation man alleged to have committed more crimes in delusional state 2 days after release March 27, 2017 New Brunswick’s highest court has rejected a bid by the Crown to put a man from Tobique First Nation back in prison, after he wasn’t given his medication while incarcerated on a drug-trafficking charge. Timothy […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201723 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201710 Views

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Indigenous man wins human rights settlement after jail denied request to practise spirituality – CBC

Anthony Peter-Paul filed complaint after he was prohibited from smudging while in jail Mar 20, 2017 The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging. Anthony Peter-Paul was incarcerated for 16 months, first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201712 Views

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Emergency Protection Orders Now Available in First Nations Communities

March 15, 2017 Judges and justices of the peace can now issue emergency protection orders for families living in First Nations communities. Justice Minister Diana Whalen announced the change today, March 15. It gives Mi’kmaw families the same access to protections from domestic violence that other Nova Scotians have. Until now, Mi’kmaw families could call […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201713 Views

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Prince Edward Island forecasts $17.9 million deficit for fiscal 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2017 11:11 CHARLOTTETOWN _ Prince Edward Island’s Liberal government is forecasting a $17.9 million deficit for the 2016-17 fiscal year, nearly double the $9.6 million deficit forecast in the budget. The government blames the increase on a $30 million reduction in harmonized sales tax payments from Ottawa and an increase in spending […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201716 Views

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CBC Investigates: Mona Sock, a life stolen by abuse – CBC

8th grader lived in foster home with a convicted sex offender Mar 13, 2017 Martha Milliea worried about strange men on the street preying on her daughter Mona. She didn’t worry about the man inside the foster home where 13-year-old Mona Sock lived. Mona had been staying at her sister Harmony’s home on Elsipogtog First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201714 Views

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The Lost Children: The secret life of death by neglect – CBC

When a child dies from unnatural causes, how do we know what happened? We don’t Mar 13, 2017 At least 53 children known to child protection services in New Brunswick have died from unnatural causes over the past two decades. How they died and whether any could have been saved is not for the public […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201715 Views

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NWT Delegation attends National Indigenous Women’s Summit

YELLOWKNIFE (March 10, 2017)  An all-female delegation nominated by six NWT Aboriginal governments recently returned from attending the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit (NIWS) in Toronto, Ontario from March 6-8. The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women was unable to attend the Summit due to prior commitments but invited the delegation […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201714 Views

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