Racism

‘I’m scared,’ Sandy Bay woman says as First Nation struggles to cope with meth use

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Community members in Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation are growing increasingly concerned about the sale of meth in their community. They are coming together at a community meeting on Thursday to discuss strategies to deal with the problem. People in Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation say they are struggling with …

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Not guilty pleas by former Sheshatshiu chief for running illegal gaming house

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Nfld. & Labrador It’s alleged Andrew Penashue illegally operated a video lottery system out of a shed in Sheshatshiu. Andrew Penashue is alleged to have operated a video lottery system out of a shed CBC News · Posted: Jun 04, 2019 4:03 PM NT | Last Updated: June 4 Andrew …

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B.C. police have become de facto mental health workers, expert panel says

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A new report looking into 127 deaths that occurred within 24 hours of police contact recommends changes to mental health co-ordination and police training. Vancouver police officers in plain clothes approach a homeless man. VPD and RCMP report that 26 per cent of all calls have a mental health component. …

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No repercussions after Indigenous children called ‘savages’ at hockey tournament, parents say

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Dre Wheesk and his teammates faced racist taunts and questionable refereeing, say parents and the coach of the Flamme Olympique, while at a tournament near Montreal last year. Dre Wheesk and his teammates were subjected to racist taunts and questionable calls at a 2018 hockey tournament near Montreal, parents say. …

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The MMIWG inquiry’s case for genocide: Canada aimed to ‘destroy Indigenous people’

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Marion Buller, the chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, said Monday during a press conference that it was an “inescapable conclusion” that “genocide” was committed against Indigenous people in Canada. Chief commissioner Marion Buller and, left to right, commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Qajaq …

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Wellness support available for MMIWG family members reading the inquiry’s final report

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As the loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls begin to absorb the 1,200 page final report from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a department of justice support network is sending a reminder to take it one step at a time. …

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RCMP will ‘give careful consideration’ to MMIWG recommendations, says commissioner

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The head of the RCMP won’t commit to the recommendations out of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry, which lambasted decades of police ‘indifference’ and called for fundamental policing reforms, but is promising to review the report. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a press conference on the RCMP’s …

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Mi’kmaq Blackbird singer gets huge shoutout from Paul McCartney

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A dream has come true for Cape Breton teen Emma Stevens and her music teacher. A dream has come true for Cape Breton teen Emma Stevens, who sang a stunning rendition of Blackbird in Mi’kmaq, and her music teacher Carter Chiasson. (YouTube; Mike Coppola/Getty Images) When high school students at Allison …

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Violence against Indigenous women, girls in Quebec often neglected, national inquiry says

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In an effort to give “particular attention” to the violence Indigenous women and girls face in Quebec, the national inquiry into the issue has released a supplementary report that looks specifically at the province. Adèle-Patricia Vachon-Bellefleur, 17, died after sustaining unexplained injuries in 2011. A supplementary report by the inquiry …

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More than 1,700 people flown from Pikangikum as forest fire burns nearby

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Nearly half of the residents of Pikangikum First Nation have been flown out of the northern community as a 3,800-hectare forest fire continues to burn just a few kilometres away. The Canadian Armed Forces continue to evacuate Pikangikum First Nation, which is being threatened by a 3,800-hectare forest fire burning …

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