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SCO Statement on RCMP Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Fort Alexander Residential School

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) wholly supports the RCMP’s large-scale investigation into the many allegations of sexual abuse at the former Fort Alexander Residential School, located in Sagkeeng First Nation. “First, I want to offer my most heartfelt prayers for all those who suffered abuse at the Fort Alexander […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 20218 Views

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Manitoba RCMP acknowledge decade-long investigation into sexual abuse at former residential school – Global News

July 27, 2021 Manitoba RCMP acknowledged Tuesday they’ve been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the former Fort Alexander Residential School on Sagkeeng First Nation for the past decade. Information-gathering about historical allegations began in February 2010, police said, and involved investigators reviewing archival records both in Manitoba and Ottawa. After going through thousands of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20217 Views

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Manitoba RCMP confirms large-scale investigation into Fort Alexander Residential School

July 27, 2021 It is not the RCMP’s practice to discuss ongoing investigations. In this instance, a media inquiry was made to the RCMP Media Relations Office by the Winnipeg Free Press asking about this investigation. Due to the many people affected by this investigation as well as the larger social implications, it was determined […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20216 Views

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Second Annual Remembering Kendara Memorial Walk: August 6, 2021, in The Pas

You are invited to attend the second annual Remembering Kendara Memorial Walk in The Pas, Manitoba. The memorial walk will take place on Friday, August 6, 2021. Please see the route map for the walk below. There is a Facebook event page here. The organizers anticipate to have the walk begin at 5:30 pm. You […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 20215 Views

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Police, family renew calls for information on disappearance of missing Manitoba teen – National Post

Jul 26, 2021 On the nights Lena Harper can’t sleep, she stares out a window in her home on Wasagamack First Nation hoping to one day see her granddaughter walk up the driveway. It’s become a ritual for Harper since Tammy Nattaway, who was 16 at the time, vanished a year ago. “I would look […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 20218 Views

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Manitoba First Nation begins search for unmarked graves at former residential school site – CTV News

July 21, 2021 WINNIPEG — A Manitoba First Nation is looking for unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school In the wake of the horrific discoveries in Kamloops, B.C., and other former residential school sites, Sagkeeng First Nation fundraised to pay for a search of its former residential school grounds, as well […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202116 Views

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Canada’s Prairie Provinces are Failing to Address Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System, Experts Say – Press Progress

Manitoba and Saskatchewan have failed to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action Manitoba and Saskatchewan are failing to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in prisons and jails, experts say. The TRC’s Calls to Action call upon all levels of government to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 202114 Views

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Tammy Nattaway has been missing for a year, RCMP continue to look for answers

July 14, 2021 Tammy Nattaway was a very quiet 16-year-old girl from Kistiganwacheeng (Garden Hill First Nation), Manitoba. She was respectful, kind, and shy. It has been one year since Tammy’s family has heard Tammy’s quiet voice or her laughter. It has been one year since her family has been able to wrap her in a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202116 Views

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The ride-share collective safely transporting Winnipeg’s Indigenous women and girls – rabble.ca

In Winnipeg, many women, especially Indigenous women, fear taking taxis. CTV News reported that between January 2015 and the end of February 2016, fifteen women, Indigenous and non-Indigenous both, reported being sexually assaulted at the hands of Winnipeg taxi drivers. In the fall of 2016, a cabbie pled guilty to sexually assaulting a seventeen-year-old girl […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202114 Views

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SCO Responds to Inflammatory Article from RCMP Veteran’s Association

July 12, 2021 The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is deeply disturbed and outraged by an article published by a staff member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association regarding the celebration of Canada Day and the history of this country. “Racism is alive and well in this country, its institutions, and many of the people who work […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 202115 Views

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