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MMIWG: Date to Apply for Standing Extended to April 18

Deadline for Standing Extended to April 18 The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has extended the deadline to April 18 from April 10 for interested parties to apply for standing. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201720 Views

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QNW: Special Report – Descheneaux case and Bill S-3

March 27, 2017 Background The Government of Canada’s response to the decision was to engage in a two-phased legislative amendment process. Phase I was the introduction of Bill S-3 to address the sex-based discrimination outlined in Descheneaux, namely the “cousins” issue and “siblings” issue. In addition, Bill S-3 included the “omitted minor child” issue; a […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201719 Views

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National Inquiry: Application – Families and relatives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Quebec

Families and relatives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Quebec, The National Inquiry is looking for you to get involved. QNW encourages you to be in contact with the Inquiry to make your voices heard throughout this process. What you need to know: This inquiry is looking into the systemic causes of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201719 Views

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Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered – CBC

Putting onus on families to register is ‘problematic,’ says advocate Mar 21, 2017 Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting names for its database. To date, there are just 122 family members’ names in the commission’s database, despite other databases […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201711 Views

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Official launch of the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”

Kahnawake, March 16, 2017 – Quebec Native Women (QNW) wishes to express its point of view regarding the “Commission d’enquête : Écoute, Réconciliation et Progrès”, which will investigate the relationship between Indigenous people and certain public institutions in the province of Québec. This inquiry, announced in December 2016, in reaction to the revelations of serious […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 201723 Views

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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to explore ‘climate of tension and mistrust’ – CBC

Mar 16, 2017 2-year investigation will look at how Indigenous people are treated by police, social services The retired judge presiding over a probe into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec says he wants find out what led to a “climate of tension and mistrust” in Val-d’Or and across the province. Former Superior Court […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201718 Views

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Notice and Application for Standing

TORONTO, March 13, 2017  – The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is now accepting applications for standing from interested parties. The application forms and instructions are available on the National Inquiry’s website, at www.mmiwg-ffada.ca , under “Legal Notices and Documents.” There is also an opportunity for those parties seeking standing to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 201714 Views

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MMIWG: International Women’s Day Newsletter

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day honouring all women, girls and two spirited people, we’re sending you our first newsletter from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We know it appears to be a slow-moving process. This is an unprecedented undertaking and will take time to do properly. In order […]

by pmnationtalk on March 10, 201716 Views

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Why gender is such a critical part of the national MMIW inquiry – CBC

What does it mean to go missing? What does it mean to disappear? At the lowest estimates, the Native Women’s Association of Canada and the RCMP have documented between about 600 and 1200 cases of murdered and missing Indigenous women from the last 30 years. Although Indigenous women make up four per cent of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201724 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – Stand With Us

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Join us on International Women’s Day for a panel discussion addressing the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Learn about the issues from a panel of Indigenous women and the screening of a short film. There will be a presentation on the situation of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201724 Views

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