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Winnipeg Human Rights News: January 15th-21st, 2017

In case you missed it... Last week we launched a new  master list of organizations  working in Winnipeg's social justice sector! We're continuing to add organizations to the list, so let us know if there's any that we've missed!

Missing Persons AlertUPDATE: Migisii Redsky has been found. Evan Brightnose-Baker 

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Winnipeg girl, 5, helps other kids with clothing drive: CBC

  2. 46% of Winnipeggers want safe injection sites: poll: CBC

  3. Founder of Winnipeg Folk Festival 'totally stunned' by more than $35K raised: CBC

  4. Fentanyl-shattered families approach mayor for help: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Former homeless men suiting up for charity: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Winnipeg program helps homeless women with hygiene products: APTN

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Airport screening rules revamped for transgender travellersCBCWomen’s March on Washington

  2. Best signs worldwide: CBC

  3. Solidarity sisters! Why Canadians are joining the Women's March on Washington: CBC

  4. Winnipegger headed to Washington as women on both sides of border join anti-Trump march: CBC

  5. Thousands join Winnipeg Women's March in solidarity with March on Washington: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Women's March about much more than Trump: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Coming together to beat e-waste: University students win big with community collection idea: CBC

  2. Safety rep suspended after animal cruelty allegations on A Dog's Purpose film set:CBC

  3. Animal rights group complaint alleges 'blatant animal cruelty' on A Dog's Purpose film set: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Manitoba premier blames Saskatchewan for flood woes: CBC

  5. Manitoba to step up enforcement after huge increase in night, dangerous hunting:CBC

  6. Researchers to study if oil-eating 'bugs' could clean up Arctic oil spills: CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Kapyong Barracks demolition will begin in 2017, federal government says: CBC

  2. Night hunting 'becoming a race war,' says Premier Brian Pallister: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Winnipeg financial firm denies CEO floated “financial contribution” to ex-FN chief to obtain retraction on ‘kickback’ claim: APTN

  4. Dancing in both worlds: Navigating life as a 2-spirited championship jigger and drag queenCBC

  5. MMIW Inquiry names additions to its legal teamCBC

  6. Sixties Scoop adoptee finds himself after facing death: CBC

  7. Indigenous MP visiting First Nations with a vision of creating new confederacy: APTN

  8. Resilience personified: An Indigenous woman's perseverance pays off: CBC

  9. 'It's a happy place now': Literacy rates on Manitoba First Nation soarCBC

  10. Author has new book on residential schools he hopes will be used in education system: APTN

  11. Colonization Road - a journey through Canada's relationship with Indigenous Peoples: CBC

  12. Year-long delays in child apprehension hearings devastate Indigenous families, chiefs tell court: CBC


  1. Cases connected to dead police officer accused of drug trafficking under review: CBC

  2. Newly released affidavit sheds light on investigation into police officer accused of drug trafficking: CBC

  3. Unsealed documents reveal sting operation meant to take down Const. Trent Milan: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Winnipeg woman going to Guantanamo Bay for 9/11 hearings: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Police ask for witnesses after woman hit by sidewalk snow-clearing machine: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Manitoba couple wants health authority to change policy on ambulance passengers: CBC

  7. Police nab 2 teens in 'unprovoked' Winnipeg Transit bus stabbing: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Online child sexual abuse images targeted by automated system: CBC

  9. Lightning-fast Winnipeg-created web tool takes aim at child pornWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Blazing-fast Winnipeg-born superbot lights child-porn survivors' path out of hell: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Family members absolve authorities of their brother's demise: Winnipeg Free Press

Candace Derksen Trial

  1. Candace Derksen retrial stirs up painful emotions for victim of Mark GrantCBC

  2. Letters sent to radio host written by another suspect, defence argues at Candace Derksen retrial: CBC

  3. Candace Derksen retrial: Retired officer recalls mistake in original testimony: CBC

  4. Remembering Candace Derksen: family focused on teen, not trial: CBC

  5. Lawyer for accused in Candace Derksen killing argues later kidnapping was 'strikingly similar’CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. DNA evidence questioned at 1st day of retrial for accused killer of Candace Derksen, 13: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Candace Derksen's family hopes retrial of man accused of killing teen will help them move on: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Officer describes autopsy, scene where Derksen's body found: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Candace Derksen's parents have turned their daughter's murder trial into a celebration of lifeWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Mark Grant's lawyers build defence with evidence potentially pointing to another suspectWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Noise Complaint: Winnipeg musicians, comedians take the stage for Trump-themed show: CBC

  2. Indigenous rights activist set to be named NDP byelection candidate: CBC,Winnipeg Free Press, APTN

  3. Trumpism will 'go down in history': Winnipeg students turn out to talk Trump ahead of inauguration: CBC

  4. Neil Young among artists, activists urging Trudeau government to reform electoral system: CBC

  5. Potential police use of fake cell towers poses no concern for privacy lawyer turned mayor: CBC

  6. Federal security officials approved Winnipeg police efforts to purchase spying devices: CBC

  7. Manitoba premier vows to stay course on health care demands: CBC

  8. Concerns about quality gap between schools prompts Winnipeg education audit: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  9. U.S. consulate rep tells Manitobans not to 'freak out': Winnipeg Free Press


  1. French immersion interest grows faster than school capacity: CBC

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