Hundreds flee Northern Ontario First Nation amid flood threat

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by CTV News, April 23, 2015

The threat of flooding is once again forcing the residents of a remote Northern Ontario First Nation to flee their homes.

Hundreds of vulnerable Kashechewan residents have already registered with the Red Cross in Kapuskasing, Ont. The rising Albany River is threatening to flood the First Nation for the fourth consecutive year.

One of the evacuees, Gary Wesley, told CTV Northern Ontario that he’s coping with the situation, but it’s “difficult” for others.

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Wave of threats prompts creation of Edmonton counterterrorism unit

ctehv:

they ask this: “The officer-in-charge of Alberta’s INSET team put out a call on Wednesday, asking Albertans to notify authorities when they see signs of radicalization in friends or family. “Making the call might be difficult, but not as hard as dealing with what might happen if you don’t pick up the phone,” wrote Insp. John Baranyi, warning that individuals might engage in violence if authorities aren’t notified.”
From what I see, the RCMP then MOVE IN and engage in violence by trying to ENCOURAGE hurting confused angry lost people and actully encourage a terrorist event then blame the victim/’s of society which are hurting!! We got so much work to do in supporting our own communities to empower and rise the hecka UP!
respect.

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Micro Housing Events @ City of Victoria and 1st Metropolitan Church!

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MICRO-HOUSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT….

A possible solution to homelessness

in Lekwungen & W̱SÁNEĆ  Territories aka Victoria

CTEHV, VIPIRG & THE CITY OF VICTORIA BRING YOU:

MARK LAKEMAN: (Dignity Village, Portland, OR)

ANDREW HEBEN: (OppurtUNITY ,Village, Eugene, OR)

Public Presentation:

Monday, May 11th 7:30pm @ City Hall Antechamber

Technical Workshop:

Tuesday, May 12th 11am @ City Hall

(For City staff, Developers, Builders, Council Members, Housing Providers, Unhoused, Allies)

UNHOUSED & ALLIES

Organizing Workshop:

Tuesday, May 12th 2pm – 4pm  1st Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Rd.

Join Mark Lakeman (world- renowned sustainable cities architect, Dignity Village, City Repair) and Andrew Heben, social planner/builder OpportUNITY Village, Eugene, Oregon:

for 2 days of events opening up a local conversation about ‘best practises’ in affordable housing design in the Pacific Northwest and micro-housing community development as one possible answer to the problem of chronic homelessness and proven alternative to conventional approaches to social housing.

Mark and Andrew have years of working directly in solidarity with homeless communities to create successful low-cost/impact, democratically-managed, clean and sober, peer support villages, typically built on public land in collaboration between the housed and the unhoused.

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Micro-Housing Community Development…

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Micro-Housing Community Development…

…a possible solution to homelessness in the City of Victoria.

Public Presentation:

May 11th, 7:30pm, City Hall Antechamber
(Everyone welcome!)

Workshop:

May 12th, City Hall, 11am- 12:30pm
(For City staff, developers, builders, Council members, housing providers, unhoused and allies.)

Join Mark Lakeman (world- renowned sustainable cities architect, Dignity Village, City Repair) and Andrew Heben, social planner/builder OpportUNITY Village, Eugene, Oregon: for 2 days of events opening up a local conversation about ‘best practises’ in affordable housing design in the Pacific Northwest and micro-housing community development as one possible answer to the problem of chronic homelessness and proven alternative to conventional approaches to social housing.

Mark and Andrew have years of working directly in solidarity with homeless communities to create successful low-cost/impact, democratically-managed, clean and sober, peer support villages, typically built on public land in collaboration between the housed and the unhoused.

Cosponsored by CTEHV, VIPIRG and City of Victoria.

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Families of missing and murdered indigenous women give police a failing grade

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Missing Murdered Women photosCBC probes 230 unsolved cases, interviews 110 families

CBC News, April 8, 2015

Police departments across Canada get a failing grade for their efforts at solving cases of missing and murdered indigenous women, according to CBC interviews with more than 110 family members.

CBC News has embarked on an exhaustive search for families who have lost a relative either to an unsolved killing or whose loved one still remains missing.

So far, more than 110 families have responded to questions ranging from the efficacy of police investigations to the need for a national inquiry.

Families were asked to rate the quality of the police investigation in each case, on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being excellent. The average rating was 2.8.

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Elsipogtog land defender Annie Clair fights legal charges

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Annie Clair, in centre wearing red jacket, during protests against SWN Resources and RCMP raid on Oct 17, 2013. Annie Clair, in centre wearing red jacket, during protests against SWN Resources and RCMP raid on Oct 17, 2013.

Sunday’s silent auction to help with lawyer fees

by Robert Devet, Halifax Media Coop, April 8, 2015

KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) – On April 20th, Elsipogtog First Nation band member Annie Clair will be heading to Moncton to face six charges related to the violent actions of New Brunswick RCMP against defenders of the land in Kent County, New Brunswick.

Clair intends to fight the charges. But she is looking to the wider community for help.

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Top Mountie breaks with policy, says Indigenous perpetrators responsible for 70 per cent of solved Indigenous women murders

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RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, photo by CBC News. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, photo by CBC News.

by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News>, April 9, 2015

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says Indigenous perpetrators are responsible for 70 per cent of the solved murders of Indigenous women, according to a letter distributed to various media outlets by Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch’s office.

The letter represents a substantial shift from the RCMP which has previously stated, because of its “bias-free policing policy,” it would not be revealing data on the ethnicity of perpetrators from its project on murdered and missing Indigenous women.

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