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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, 2017120 Views

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Missing and murdered women’s inquiry not reaching out to families: advocates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  VANCOUVER _ A coalition of aboriginal women’s advocacy groups is expressing grave concerns about the national missing and murdered women’s inquiry, saying the commission has failed to adequately reach out to families. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in British Columbia says it’s concerned about media […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201798 Views

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BCGEU: Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protection; agency workers seek solutions at bargaining table

March 30, 2017 Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protection; agency workers seek solutions at bargaining table The BCGEU applauds the vital work done by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in the report published today, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery. This is the most recent in a succession of investigations […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017107 Views

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Two-Tier Child Welfare System Hurts Indigenous Children, Says Watchdog – The Tyee

‘Urgent need’ to revamp system plagued by overworked staff, insufficient funding. Indigenous children, mostly on reserves, are being taken into care because provincial and federal underfunding creates a two-tiered child welfare system and fails to provide prevention services, according to a report from the Representative for Children and Youth released Thursday. More than 60 per […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017102 Views

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Shocking’ numbers of aboriginal children in care an ’embarrassment,’ children’s advocate says – Canada.com

March 30, 2017 The high numbers of aboriginal children being taken into foster care in B.C. is “shocking” and “an embarrassment to the community,” the province’s children’s representative says. Bernard Richard, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, released a report Thursday, which says that both federal and provincial funding for delegated aboriginal agencies is “flawed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201791 Views

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Underfunding for B.C. aboriginal agencies means kids removed from homes: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 30, 2017  VANCOUVER _ British Columbia’s representative for children and youth says indigenous kids are being removed from their homes and placed in care because agencies supporting their families are underfunded. Bernard Richard blames both the provincial and federal governments, saying current funding models mean aboriginal agencies are unlikely to provide the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201756 Views

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Representative Releases Baseline Report on Delegated Aboriginal Agencies

VICTORIA – Underfunding of Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) means Indigenous children are being removed from their homes and placed in care simply because the funds are not there to provide support services to their families, finds a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Bernard Richard. Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201761 Views

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BCGEU: Workers at Aboriginal child protection agency seek contract to improve child safety

March 27, 2017 BURNABY – Workers at the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (also known as Xyolhemeylh) are seeking a union contract in line with best practices for Aboriginal child welfare services in B.C. Xyolhemeylh workers want their employer to agree to reducing their caseloads and provide resources that will allow them […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201757 Views

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Eight year difference in sentence sought by Crown, defence in drunk driving case – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The deep-rooted effects of Canada’s residential school system must be considered in the sentencing of a drunk driver who killed three people after mowing down two cyclists on a British Columbia highway two years ago, the man’s lawyer said Wednesday. Crown counsel […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201753 Views

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25,000 Canadians Join First Nations, Local Residents in Seeking Justice for Canada’s Biggest Mining Spill

March 27, 2017 Williams Lake (B.C.). As Federal Crown Prosecutors move today in B.C. provincial court to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s private charges over the Mount Polley mine disaster, the mining watchdog is releasing the names of over 25,000 Canadians who have endorsed a petition urging the Trudeau government not to let those responsible off the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201763 Views

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