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Manitoba Advocate releases 2019-20 Annual Report

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose has released her fourth annual report, which provides a summary of the activities and initiatives undertaken by her office over the 2019-20 fiscal year. Along with the annual report, Penrose released a child- and youth-friendly companion document, “Nothing About Us, Without Us,” focused on the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202056 Views

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The AMC to make submissions at the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the assessment of compensation for unlawfully flooded reserve lands

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed its submissions as an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in preparation to appear in front of the Court in what is referred to as the Southwind case. Southwind is an appeal made by the Lac Seul First Nation against the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202022 Views

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Are they listening? Manitoba Advocate gives government low overall compliance grade on responses to recommendations

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, TREATY ONE TERRITORY – After two years of tracking government progress on recommendations from her special reports, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose released her first public compliance report today. Are They Listening? summarizes the provincial government’s responses to the Advocate’s recommendations issued in 2018 and 2019. Only 43 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202098 Views

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Standing Hearing for Inquest into Death of Matthew Fosseneuve

A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the death of Matthew Fosseneuve, 34, of Winnipeg. On July 28, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) received a disturbance call about a male who was behaving bizarrely and had thrown a brick at a vehicle. When WPS members […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202017 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs challenges the province of Manitoba’s attempt to take away the rights of First Nations children

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed a Notice of Application on the matter of The Budget Implementation and Tax Statues Amendment Act (BITSA) to the Manitoba Queen’s Bench. Since the introduction of BITSA, the AMC, led by the First Nations Family Advocate Office (FNFAO) has been advocating for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2020133 Views

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The AMC pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to grant intervener status

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is pleased with the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to grant intervener status to AMC, along with many others, in what is referred to as the Southwind case. Southwind concerns a case brought forward by the Lac Seul Band against the Federal Government for breaching their fiduciary duty when they flooded reserve land to advance a hydro-electric project. This project would […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202037 Views

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MB Government: Two Community Partnerships Chosen to Lead New Program to Support and Keep Families Together

October 6, 2020 Number of Children in Care Reduced for Third Year in a Row: Stefanson The Manitoba government is investing more than $1 million in a new program designed to help keep families together by matching them with community-based support workers who can help them feel supported, valued and connected to the resources they […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202048 Views

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Province Announces Appointment of Two New Provincial Court Judges

October 5, 2020 The Manitoba government has appointed Cindy Lee Sholdice and Samuel Raposo as provincial court judges to serve in Winnipeg, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “I’m pleased to announce the appointments of Cindy Lee Sholdice and Samuel Raposo as provincial court judges to serve in Winnipeg,” said Cullen. “Both of these individuals […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202051 Views

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SCO Denounces Federal Government’s Position in MMIWG Hearing

September 25, 2020 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB – The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) strongly disagrees with the federal government’s arguments that Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people do not face a “special threat from a special source” and are not unique victims of criminal violence. SCO believes they fly in the face of the findings […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202059 Views

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Supreme Court of Canada to hear AMC argue First Nations laws must be recognized in dealing with climate change

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba – On September 22 and 23, 2020, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) will be intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in a significant and potentially transformational hearing. AMC is the only Intervenor to argue that First Nation constitutional orders are distinct but equal to Euro-Canadian laws. Due to COVID-19, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2020113 Views

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