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Winnipeg Human Rights News: June 18th-24th, 2017

In this week's headlines, LGBT families file a human rights complaint against school curriculums, the University of Winnipeg chooses not to fully divest from fossil fuels, St. Boniface Hospital bans medically-assisted deaths, the conversation on Churchill heats up, and more!

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Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. Marking 40 years of helping youngsters: Winnipeg Free Press

Awards and Honours

  1. Susan Thompson Building a 'declaration of respect for all women': CBC

  2. Thompson broke glass ceiling at city hall, building now bears her name: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. City naming building for Susan Thompson Thursday: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Selkirk, Man., to honour Senator Murray Sinclair in park name: CBC

  5. Mural's message of hope, inspiration called heart-gripping: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Canadian Museum for Human Rights earns more praise south of the borderWinnipeg Free Press


  1. New CMHR exhibit allows the visually impaired to experience photography with touch, sound: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Lost souls, found livesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Activist, business owner offer free flashing lights for city school zones: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Kids Helping Kids Wheelathon set for June 25: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Business booming at lemonade standWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. LGBT families file human rights complaints over school curriculum: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. 'It was just time to bring Pride here,' says Flin Flon festival organizer: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Shortage of U.S. border patrol officers sparks concern in southwest Manitoba: CBC

  2. Asylum seeker tries to legally enter Canada, is turned away because of controversial agreement: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. From child soldier to Winnipeg engineer, how 1 boy escaped the bloodshed: CBC

  4. Letter writing campaign takes aim at Safe Third Country Agreement: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Asylum numbers: will they rest or rise?: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Bike Week sees pop-up lanes protect cyclists from vehicles on Winnipeg streets: CBC

  2. Pallister must act soon on carbon-pricing strategy: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba's changes to mosquito larvicide fund leave rural residents at risk, mayor says: CBC

University of Winnipeg Rejects Fossil Fuel Divestment

  1. Students gear up for battle after University of Winnipeg board rejects fossil fuel divestment: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  2. University of Winnipeg students camp outside for the night to support fuel divestment: CBC

  3. U of W gets green guidance for investments: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Ride, don't hide: Winnipegger cycles to break stigma around mental health issues: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Doctor has licence suspended and charged $110,000 for making false accusations about colleague: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Closing urgent care centre 'unconscionable': Misericordia Sisters: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Misericordia urgent care clinic will be closed overnight starting July 5: Winnipeg Free PressCanadaDrugs.Com

  5. CanadaDrugs execs were under RCMP surveillance in May, court documents show: CBC

  6. still has Manitoba pharmacy licenceCBC

  7. Drug company CEO could be extraditedWinnipeg Free Press

St. Boniface Decision on Assisted Death

  1. St. Boniface Hospital to allow assisted-dying assessments but not assisted dying: CBC

  2. 2 more resignations follow St. Boniface Hospital decision on assisted death: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Critics of St. Boniface ban on medically assisted deaths 'disingenuous': ER doctor: CBC

  4. St. Boniface board veteran says he's lost trust in Catholic Health Corp. over assisted dying: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Stacking board within St. Boniface Hospital rules: health minister: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Our elders are our libraries': 9 Indigenous grandparents honoured for work to protect culture: CBC

  2. 'You had no choice': Indigenous Manitobans shed light on exploitative farm labour program that ran for decades: CBC

  3. Circles for Reconciliation attracting attention across Canada: CBC

  4. More than 80 organizations sign indigenous accord: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Métis Federation declines to sign Winnipeg's Indigenous Accord: CBC

  6. The return homeWinnipeg Free Press

  7. Indigenous people see growing racism but are hopeful for next generation, poll suggests: CBC

  8. Residential high school reunion filled with memories, emotions: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Sagkeeng high school marks graduation of Serena McKay with diploma, red gown after death in April: CBC

  10. 'We are enough.' A roundtable conversation on navigating Indigenous traditions with respect: CBC

  11. Search for Jennifer Catcheway's body resumes on her 26th birthday: CBC

  12. Manitoba premier's reconciliation ride includes PC fundraiser but no meetings with Indigenous people: CBC

  13. Church, First Nation 'building things up': Winnipeg Free Press

  14. After 35 years, Métis man finally makes it home: APTN News

  15. Indigenous communities in Canada finally on Google Maps: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  16. CFL's 1st Metis referee spends bulk of his life enforcing rules: CBC

  17. Lighting the torch, 50 years later: Winnipeg Free Press

Bill S-3: Indigenous Lineage 

  1. Bill dealing with Indian status left in limbo by Senate: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Youth shine as legislative battle ragesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Government, Senate at odds over scope of indigenous lineage bill: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Senator prepared to fight for indigenous women's rights: Winnipeg Free Press

National Indigenous Peoples Day

  1. Rain delays powwow, but can't stop Winnipeg's National Aboriginal Day celebrations: CBC

  2. Manitoba Métis honour their own residential, day school survivors: CBC


  1. Churchill rail line could be fixed in 2 months, northern leaders say: CBC, APTN News

  2. 'It's about time to build a road to Churchill': Engineer says it's possible: CBC

  3. 'It's fixable': Colorado motorcyclists ride rail line to Churchill: CBC

  4. North West Company to stop subsidizing food for Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Northern First Nations offer to repair damaged rail line to Churchill before winter: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Keewatin Tribal Council representatives demand action for Churchill rail line: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Cynicism on the rails: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Province has no plan to survey Omnitrax damage for itself: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Mixed messages rekindle fears in Churchill: Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Winnipeg man who says he found stolen bike for sale online frustrated by police response: CBC

  2. Province's top court slams justice system for keeping criminal's case in limboWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Labour Federation demands Manitoba Hydro improve safety after tower collapse: CBC

  4. 'An incredible amount of guilt': Judge opens up about gruesome murder case in new book: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Crowd gathers at vigil for Winnipeg dad killed in Father's Day slaying: CBC

  6. Live stream of dying man was effort to show plight of Winnipeg's North End, says resident: CBC

  7. Do the crime, (kind of) do the time: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Courts

  1. Manslaughter charges laid in connection to Spence Street homicide: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Man pleads not guilty to massage assaultsWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Transcona man faces child pornography chargesWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Arrest made in U of W washroom peepingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. 'There is no justice': Family disappointed by 1-year sentence for driver who killed Amy Gilbert: CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. Ottawa sticks with July 2018 deadline to legalize pot despite provincial worries: CBC

  2. Manitoba government hiking rent for some tenants in public housing: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press


  1. Wheelchair participants don't let disability, or gravel, slow them down: Winnipeg Free Press

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