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On Aboriginal Justice Awareness Day, the AMC calls on provincial and federal governments to finally implement the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – On the occasion of Aboriginal Justice Awareness Day, marked on February 26, 2021, AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas calls out both the federal and provincial governments on their failure to fully implement the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (AJI). The 1987 trial and outcome of the kidnapping and murder of Helen Betty […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202110 Views

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SCO Launches Survey on Racism in Policing on Indigenous Justice Awareness Day

February 26, 2021 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB – The Southern Chief’s Organization (SCO) is launching a survey on experiences of racism in policing today, on Indigenous Justice Awareness Day. The survey is open to all First Nation people in Manitoba and will report on experiences of racism when dealing with police services across the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 20219 Views

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5 years later, family of Lorlene Bone not giving up search for missing Manitoba woman – CBC

Lorlene Bone was last seen on Feb. 29, 2016, after visiting friends on Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Feb 25, 2021 Every time Evelyn Chartrand looks out her front window, she sees a red dress waving in the wind. That dress is a reminder that her daughter, Lorlene Bone, is still missing. “Every day, I think about […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20217 Views

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Joint Statement of the AMC and RCMP

February 24, 2021 Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) issues the following joint statement in collaboration with Sagkeeng First Nation and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) regarding yesterday’s meeting about the recent investigation of the incident at Headingly Correctional Facility and the death of Mr. William Walter Ahmo. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202113 Views

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MMF applauds Bill C-22 efforts to reduce Indigenous incarceration

February 19, 2021 Winnipeg, in the Homeland of Métis Nation – Yesterday, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduced Bill C-22, intended to provide a better framework for how lower-risk and first-time offenders are handled in the justice system, with an eye to reducing Indigenous and Black representation in the prison system. “We know Canada has a shameful history of imprisoning Métis, First Nations and Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202165 Views

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SCO Seeks Answers after Sagkeeng Man Dies in Custody

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) is calling for an immediate investigation into the death of a citizen of Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation. 45 year old William Walter Ahmo was in custody of the Headingley Correctional Institute (HCI) at the time of his passing. “I am deeply saddened and angered by […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202129 Views

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Update – RCMP Major Crime Services investigating injured inmate at Headingley Correctional Centre

On February 14, 2021, the 45-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the hospital. RCMP Major Crime Services continues to investigate On February 7, 2021, just before 7:00 pm, Headingley RCMP received a report of an unresponsive male resulting from an incident with Corrections Officers at the Headingley Correctional Centre. The 45-year-old male was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. RCMP Major Crime Services […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202125 Views

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Sagkeeng man dead after incident with corrections officers at Headingley – CBC

Feb 15, 2021 William Walter Ahmo, 45, was in custody and seriously injured Feb. 7 The Chief of Sagkeeng First Nation is demanding answers after a community member died following an incident involving corrections officers at Headingley Correctional Institution. William Walter Ahmo, 45, was unresponsive and taken to hospital on Feb. 7 with serious injuries after […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202132 Views

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MMF calls for the resignation of the Winnipeg firefighters who didn’t help injured Indigenous woman

February 4, 2021 Winnipeg, MB in the Homeland of Métis Nation – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is calling for the resignation of the four firefighters whose actions were condemned in a recent report by Equitable Solutions, confirming that racial bias was at play in the poor treatment of an injured Indigenous woman in Winnipeg. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202124 Views

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SCO Statement on Independent Investigation Unit’s Report on Police Killing of Eishia Hudson

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB – The Southern Chief’s Organization is deeply disheartened by the report released today by the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) on the fatal police shooting of 16 year-old Eishia Hudson. SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels is demanding that the premier of Manitoba call a full inquest into the fatal shooting of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202135 Views

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