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AMC renews calls for an independent inquiry into the death of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 TREATY ONE TERRITORY, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs renews its call for an independent inquiry into the death of Tina Fontaine. Today the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) released a report entitled A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine. In response to the death of Tina Fontaine, MACY identifies five […]

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A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

March 12, 2019 – Sagkeeng First Nation Tina Fontaine might always be known for the tragic way in which she died, but it is her life that is an important story worth knowing. It was on August 17, 2014, when most people would learn her name, but Tina’s story began long before that day. It […]

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Advocate’s report has new details on how system turned away Tina Fontaine – CBC

Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt calls Child Advocate report ‘heavy’ and ‘heartbreaking’ Mar 12, 2019 Tina Fontaine didn’t get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her family, according to the long-awaited report in the teen’s death and the systems meant to protect her The 115-page report from […]

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CP NewsAlert: Tina Fontaine asked for help before she died: children’s advocate – The Star Phoenix

SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — Manitoba’s children’s advocate says an Indigenous teenager was left homeless and at risk for sexual exploitation when she asked social agencies for help in the weeks before she was found dead in a river but was told there were no beds available. Daphne Penrose says in her report into the […]

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Tina Fontaine’s family hopes report ensures others don’t fall through the cracks – APTN

March 11, 2019 The woman who raised a teenage First Nation girl whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again. “Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out I hope it […]

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Tiny girl, big movement – CBC

March 11, 2019 First you hear the giggles. Then a pair of skinny legs appear, precariously balanced on a wooden patio railing. The girl is wearing just a T-shirt and a hastily added tuque and pink wool scarf. She hurls her body off the edge and into the deep snow. The eruption of laughter and […]

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Inside Manitoba’s Child Protection Hearings – Manitobapost

WINNIPEG — A nervous father walks into a courtroom and sits down. Over the next few minutes, he’s quiet as two lawyers discuss his children and decide on the Indigenous family’s future. “It’s really depressing, week after week, to be told no decisions have been made yet,” one of the lawyers tells the courtroom in […]

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Tina Fontaine’s family hopes report ensures others don’t fall through the cracks – Toronto Star

March 11, 2019 SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, MAN.—The woman who raised a teenage Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again. “Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out I […]

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day

March 08, 2019 Today, on International Women’s Day, people around the globe are coming together to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to advocate for a more equitable world. The goal of this day, which has been recognized since 1911, is one we share: working to improve the social, economic, cultural and political status of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201931 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Southern Chiefs’ Organization on their First Nations Justice Strategy Program

Program uses Indigenous values to reduce number of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system March 6, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Department of Justice Canada Working with Indigenous communities to assume greater responsibility for the administration of justice in their communities is an important part of the federal government’s efforts to decrease the disproportionate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201917 Views

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