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Where are you?’: Christine Wood’s parents still searching after 7 months – CBC

Family prepares to renew search for Christine Wood, last seen in Winnipeg last August Mar 23, 2017 For 216 days straight, Melinda Wood has sent her daughter Christine a text message. Each time, she’s reminded of the harsh reality: there’s a good chance she will never get a reply. “I’m always asking, ‘Where are you?’” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20173 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, 20176 Views

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We want the violence to stop’: Dozens gather at vigil for Jeanenne Fontaine Saturday night – CBC

Fontaine, 29, and Shania Chartrand, 21, were both shot, killed in Winnipeg this week March 18, 2017 When Kimberley Kostiuk thinks about the two young Indigenous women who were shot in Winnipeg within 48 hours of each other, she is afraid for her own daughters. “I have two young daughters that are that age. I […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 20177 Views

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2017 CACP Research Foundation Conference

Today’s public safety environment is increasingly complex. There are more and more marginalized and vulnerable people who may become victims of crime, or offenders.  Poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction are some of the factors that contribute to individual vulnerability, isolation and disconnection from communities and society.  Policing systems, designed to address actions and behaviours […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201715 Views

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Family says cousin of Tina Fontaine taken off life support after shooting – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 16, 2017 12:53 WINNIPEG _ Family members say a woman found shot in the back of the head in central Winnipeg this week is the cousin of Tina Fontaine, the teenage girl whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Rhonda Flett, the aunt of Jeanenne Fontaine, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201714 Views

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Tina Fontaine’s cousin dies after being shot in head, home set on fire, family says – CBC

Family pleads for information in death of 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine Mar 15, 2017 A Winnipeg woman was shot in the head before her home was set on fire, her family says. Jeanenne Fontaine, 29, was found in a home on Aberdeen Avenue, between Powers Street and Salter Street, on Tuesday after reports of a fire […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201714 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201717 Views

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201717 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201725 Views

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Missing, murdered women inquiry must support family participation: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 7, 2017  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Families of missing and murdered women are still in the dark about how they can participate in the upcoming national inquiry, a coalition of Manitoba family members said Tuesday. The long-promised inquiry is scheduled to start formal hearings in May. But coalition […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201717 Views

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