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We Matter: bringing hope to Indigenous youth – CBC

April 30, 2017 Lack of clean water. Lack of housing. Lack of educational and job opportunities. Families facing addiction and abuse. These are just of the many struggles facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Perhaps the most troubling news of all involves the heartbreaking toll of suicide; stories of young people whose circumstances have challenged their will […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 20171 Views

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John G. Paul: Turning words to action – The Guardian

We are always stronger together – whether in our communities, our relationships, or between different organizations. That’s why building better relationships between First Nations and the Government of Canada is very important to the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs (APC). The Prime Minister of Canada has specifically instructed, in mandate letters to all […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201712 Views

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Public-health groups show what reconciliation looks like – Winnipeg Free Press

In a room warmed by the scent of beef stew and bannock, an indigenous organization and a non-indigenous organization came together in the spirit of reconciliation. On Wednesday, Ka Ni Kanichihk — an indigenous community health and wellness organization — and the Sexuality Education Resource Centre announced a new partnership that will see the resource […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201712 Views

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Drugs and gangs ‘killing our youth’: principal says after violent death – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2017  SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. _ A First Nations community northeast of Winnipeg is reeling following the killing of a high-school student and the arrest of two younger teens. RCMP have not identified the 19-year-old found dead near a home on the Sagkeeng First Nation Sunday night, and say two girls […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201711 Views

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Video linked to Serena McKay homicide needs to be pulled off Facebook, chief says – CBC

2 teenage girls from Sagkeeng First Nation charged with 2nd-degree murder in McKay’s death Apr 26, 2017 The chief of Manitoba’s Sagkeeng First Nation wants the video of a vicious attack on a young woman — some say the same woman later found dead in the community — pulled off Facebook. The body of the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201710 Views

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2 teen girls in custody after missing woman found dead in Manitoba First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 25, 2017  FORT ALEXANDER, Man. _ Two girls aged 16 and 17 have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 19-year-old woman on the Sagkeeng First Nation. Friends and members of the community have identified the victim as Serena McKay of Powerview, Man., and say a video of an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201710 Views

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Inside the history of Canada’s opioid crisis – Macleans.ca

Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. How did we get here? April 25, 2017 TORONTO – Canada is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid use and abuse – involving both prescription and illicit forms of the potent narcotics – that shows no signs of abating and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201710 Views

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Alumna Katherena Vermette wins top literary award – U of Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg offers sincere congratulations to alumna Katherena Vermette, who this weekend won several prestigious literary awards. Her novel The Break, published by House of Anansi Press, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year at the 29th annual Manitoba Book Awards, also winning the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction as well as […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201710 Views

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Manitoba RCMP investigating suspicious death of woman, 19, on Sagkeeng – APTN

April 25, 2017 The RCMP is now ruling the suspicious death in Sagkeeng First Nation a homicide confirming the victim is a 19-year-old woman from Powerview. Two female youths, 17 and 16, have been arrested for second-degree murder and are currently in police custody. Police said the victim was reported missing April 23 and later […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20177 Views

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Province Advises 2017 Spring Flooding Disaster Financial Assistance Program

April 24, 2017 The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms and small business with impacts from flooding this spring. Officials are still assessing the overall impact of the spring run-off so it is too early to put a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 20179 Views

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