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Coroner’s inquest begins into 2020 police shooting of Indigenous woman in N.B.

FREDERICTON - A jury of three women and two men has been chosen in the coroner’s inquest into the death of Chantel Moore — a 26-year-old Indigenous woman fatally shot during a wellness check by police in Edmundston, N.B. At the start of proceedings this morning, coroner Emily Caissy said the inquest is not a trial and is not intended to assign blame for the June 4, 2020 shooting.

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Coroner’s inquest begins into 2020 police shooting of Indigenous woman in N.B.

Feds moving forward on criminal case review body, want to ‘get this right’: Lametti

The report by senators Margaret Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate calls for an approach would recognize the racism, class bias and misogyny experienced by Indigenous women that lead to miscarriages of justice. OTTAWA - Justice Minister David Lametti says Ottawa is weighing options for the design of a commission to review possible wrongful convictions, adding he is committed to getting the new body in place.

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Feds moving forward on criminal case review body, want to ‘get this right’: Lametti

Pandemic fallout: Board staff work to bring hundreds of students back into fold

The Thames Valley District school board is still trying to bring back some of the hundreds of kids who fell off attendance rolls amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official says. Thames Valley District school board is still trying to bring back some of the hundreds of kids who fell off attendance rolls amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official says.

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Pandemic fallout: Board staff work to bring hundreds of students back into fold

Brantford elementary school drops Ryerson name in favour of trailblazing Indigenous nurse Edith Monture

Name change ‘an important step on our ongoing journey of reconciliation,’ school board chair says Trailblazing Indigenous nurse and war veteran Edith Monture will be the new face of a Brantford elementary school. Ryerson Heights Elementary in West Brant had been named for Egerton Ryerson, a 19th-century educator whose views later formed the basis of the residential school system.

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Brantford elementary school drops Ryerson name in favour of trailblazing Indigenous nurse Edith Monture

Chef Crystal Wahpepah on the power of Indigenous cuisine: ‘Native foods are overlooked’

The game meat, corn and berries featured on the Indigenous chef’s menu have helped to launch her overnight success Out on the sunny patio at Wahpepah’s Kitchen, sizzling plates of bison and deer make their way down a table filled with Native American educators from across the country.

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Chef Crystal Wahpepah on the power of Indigenous cuisine: ‘Native foods are overlooked’

Renovated NYC museum hall showcases Indigenous perspectives

In his first visit to the American Museum of Natural History, Morgan Guerin had a list. Not of things he wanted to check out, though — a list of things that he hated. It started with seeing certain regalia from his Musqueam Indian Band — sacred objects not intended for public display — in the museum’s Northwest Coast Hall.

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Renovated NYC museum hall showcases Indigenous perspectives

Prison guard lied to Veronica Nelson in the hours before her death in custody, inquest told

Inquest hears details of Indigenous woman’s calls for assistance on morning of her death A prison guard lied to Indigenous woman Veronica Nelson about calling a nurse to help her in the hours before she died, an inquest into her death has heard. The inquest has been told Nelson screamed in pain and complained of cramps in her legs and fingers before she was found dead in her cell at Melbourne’s Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in January 2020.

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Prison guard lied to Veronica Nelson in the hours before her death in custody, inquest told

Nurse watched a MOVIE as Indigenous woman screamed out in pain and begged for help in prison cell on night she died

Veronica Nelson died in her cell at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in January 2020 She sought Panadol and a blanket as she was dying, begging guards at the jail The only nurse in her Melbourne prison wing was watching a movie at the time While Veronica Nelson screamed out in pain and made distressing call after call for help, the only nurse in her Melbourne prison wing was watching a movie.

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Nurse watched a MOVIE as Indigenous woman screamed out in pain and begged for help in prison cell on night she died

This picture tells the story of a prison that was – and remains – medieval for Aboriginal inmates

Indigenous prisoners at Roebourne in the scorching Pilbara still suffer in cells without air-conditioning, like they did 120 years ago The more things change for many Australians the more they stay shamefully the same for Indigenous people in Western Australia’s ill-named “justice system” – particularly if they happen to be jailed at Roebourne in the Pilbara.

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This picture tells the story of a prison that was – and remains – medieval for Aboriginal inmates

Federal report finds burial sites and details abuse among Native American children at government boarding schools

Interior Department’s stunning report identifies more than 50 burial sites and details forced assimilation agenda that lasted through 1960s Federal report details abuse among Native American children at government boarding schools Thousands of Native American children forced to attend at least 408 schools across 37 states as part of a federal government boarding school programme suffered beatings, hunger, manual labour and other forms of violence over several decades, according to a report issued by the US Department of Interior.

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Federal report finds burial sites and details abuse among Native American children at government boarding schools

US identifies more than 50 Native American boarding school burial sites

First-of-its-kind study establishes 408 federal schools as officials say number of children who died could be in the tens of thousands Associated Press in Washington A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for more than a century sought to assimilate indigenous children into white society has identified more than 400 such schools that were supported by the US government and more than 50 associated burial sites, a figure that could grow substantially.

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US identifies more than 50 Native American boarding school burial sites

Report estimates at least 500 deaths at former Indigenous residential schools in U.S.

WASHINGTON - Canadian audiences have grown used to seeing an Indigenous politician denounce the federal legacy of residential schools. For Maka Black Elk, it was nothing short of a revelation. Black Elk watched Wednesday as the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in American history described in chilling detail the 150-year legacy of abuse and neglect at Indian boarding schools, perpetrated in part by the U.S. government.

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Report estimates at least 500 deaths at former Indigenous residential schools in U.S.

UN committee criticizes Canada over handling of Indigenous pipeline opposition

A United Nations human rights committee focused on combating racism has reiterated its call for Canada to stop construction of two pipelines until it obtains consent from affected Indigenous communities in British Columbia. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says it has received information about the policing of Wet’suwet’en and Secwepemc people opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline being built in northern B.C.

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UN committee criticizes Canada over handling of Indigenous pipeline opposition

Conservative leadership candidates questioned about personal taste, political tactics at first official debate

The two-hour event covered everything from what TV shows the candidates are binge-watching to their positions on a no-fly zone in Ukraine OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre pledged Wednesday to replace the governor of the Bank of Canada as he sought to fend off attacks from rivals over his economic vision for Canada.

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Conservative leadership candidates questioned about personal taste, political tactics at first official debate

Guards’ comments to Veronica Nelson as she was dying in prison were ‘disgusting’, inquest hears

Witness also tells Victorian inquest that failure to check on Nelson for hours on end was inappropriate Comments made by guards to Indigenous woman Veronica Nelson as she was dying in a Melbourne jail cell were “disgusting”, a supervisor at the prison has told an inquest. The supervisor on Wednesday also told the inquest into Nelson’s death that she had previously spoken to guards about how they spoke to women.

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Guards’ comments to Veronica Nelson as she was dying in prison were ‘disgusting’, inquest hears

Banning wild meat is not the solution to reducing future disease outbreaks

There have been widespread calls for a global ban on the sale and consumption of wild meat. Following the spread of COVID in early 2020 (which is thought to have originated in bats), over 200 conservation organisations signed an open letter to the World Health Organization, urging a permanent ban on all live wildlife markets and the use of wild animal products in traditional medicine.

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Banning wild meat is not the solution to reducing future disease outbreaks

Indigenous leaders say Quebec’s language bill colonial, paternalistic

QUEBEC - Indigenous leaders in Quebec say the government’s French-language bill is destructive, paternalistic and could put the survival of First Nations languages at risk. Bill 96 would push Indigenous students to pursue higher education outside the province, Ghislain Picard, chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, told reporters Tuesday in Quebec City.

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Indigenous leaders say Quebec’s language bill colonial, paternalistic