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Manitoba Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 18, 2014 (Reserve-Fire-Inquest) A man who crawled through a window to rescue a toddler from a burning home on a remote Manitoba First Nation says he’s still haunted by the baby he wasn’t able to save. Former band constable Timothy Mason was testifying yesterday at an inquest into fatal hires […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014540 Views

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We have nowhere safe to go – Winnipeg Free Press

December 18, 2014 Manitoba should support an indigenous-led inquiry into murdered and missing We must ask hard questions of ourselves individually and as a society when women and girls disappear or are murdered. How can we prevent this? What are the solutions? We need a co-ordinated effort to understand this endemic problem and commit to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014476 Views

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Constitution Act, Treaty 1 at CMHR – Winnipeg Free Press

December 18, 2014 Documents the basis of Canadians’ rights The original Treaty No. 1 land agreement of 1871 and the 1982 Proclamation of the Constitution Act are two of 11 historic and rarely loaned artifacts on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The documents can be viewed in the CMHR’s Protection Rights in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014565 Views

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Opinion – Roots of racism in Winnipeg revealed in Brian Sinclair inquest – CBC

Dec 16, 2014 Racism is an ugly thing. Good people don’t like to be accused of being racist. First Nations leaders often claim their community is victimized by racism​,​ and various socio​-​economic studies and statistics — such as higher rates of incarceration, unemployment and the like — seem to bear this out. But opponents argue First Nations people […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014455 Views

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Manitoba Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 17, 2014 4:04 (Reserve-Fires-Inquest) The chief of a northern Manitoba reserve where a baby girl died in a house fire says his band can’t afford to have its homes inspected for fire hazards. Chief David McDougall of St. Theresa Point First Nation says if they were, a lot of people […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014503 Views

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Police fed information to stoned Crown witness to build murder case … – APTN

Dec 16, 2014 Police fed information to stoned Crown witness to build murder case against Cree woman: court docs A star witness for an Alberta Crown prosecutor says she was fed evidence by police while stoned during “coercive” interrogations to build a murder case against a Cree woman, according to court documents filed with the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014398 Views

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Manslaughter charges laid in Winnipeg woman’s death – CBC

Dec 16, 2014 A 44-year-old man is charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a woman in Winnipeg. The charges come nine months after Roseanne Eaglestick, 23, was found dead in an apartment on the 200 block of Balmoral Street, in the city’s West Broadway area. “She was a very good person and she just always wanted […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014473 Views

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Manitoba chief says fire inspections would condemn reserve homes – CBC

Dec 16, 2014 The chief of a northern Manitoba reserve where a baby girl died in a house fire said his band can’t afford to have its homes inspected for fire hazards. Chief David McDougall of St. Theresa Point First Nation told an inquest into the girl’s death that the band essentially has to choose between turning […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 2014430 Views

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Family of slain Winnipeg woman support aboriginal women inquiry – The Globe and Mail

Dec. 15 2014 Angela Poorman’s three children will meet for the first time at their mother’s funeral, after Angie, as her family called her, became Winnipeg’s latest homicide victim and another example of the fatal violence plaguing Canada’s aboriginal women. The 29-year-old was stabbed to death in the city’s north end Sunday morning, just days […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014462 Views

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Fontaine’s death puts focus on missing, murdered women – Macleans.ca

December 16, 2014 Eleven years before 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River wrapped in a bag, the same riverbank was the setting for another tragedy WINNIPEG – Eleven years before 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s body was pulled from the Red River wrapped in a bag, the same riverbank was the setting for […]

by pmnationtalk on December 16, 2014554 Views

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