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Winnipeg Human Rights News: May 14th-20th, 2017

Ample concerns raising about the MMIWG Inquiry, the government denies funding for much-needed shelter beds, environmentalists caution against entombing a nuclear waste site, and more in this week's headlines.

Missing Persons AlertWalter Wayne Steeves

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'Tante Madeleine,' 1st female member of Winnipeg Press Club, dies at 97: CBC

  2. Online raffle tech a game-changer: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Manning nominees make big impact: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. High schoolers learning to make the right decisionsWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Think tank report card gives Manitoba food concerns to chew on: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Fire won't extinguish ambitious project for 'the Merch': Winnipeg Free Press

Events

  1. Giving their cut: 24-hour salon marathon supporting homeless: CBC

  2. Like mother, like child: Exhibit showcases art made in collaboration with children: CBC

  3. Rights, camera... moved to actionWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  1. 'Typical bureaucracy': Funding for Winnipeg emergency shelter beds denied: CBC

  2. Meet the artist drawing a 'naturally unnatural' world in contrast with her war-torn childhood: CBC

  3. On Mother's Day, what about fair pay for moms?: CBC

  4. NDP questions health minister's role in women's issues: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. PM's formal apology to persecuted Canadians is about time: city activist: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  1. 'Typical bureaucracy': Funding for Winnipeg emergency shelter beds denied: CBC

  2. Meet the artist drawing a 'naturally unnatural' world in contrast with her war-torn childhood: CBC

  3. On Mother's Day, what about fair pay for moms?: CBC

  4. NDP questions health minister's role in women's issues: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. PM's formal apology to persecuted Canadians is about time: city activist: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

  1. Plan to entomb Manitoba's nuclear waste worries environmentalists: CBC

  2. The Green gospel: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Pallister insists federally imposed carbon pricing is negotiableWinnipeg Free Press

Health

  1. 'I went into distress': patient wakes up during surgery: CBC

  2. Some border-town Manitobans have U.S. medical bills repaid, others left in debt: CBC

  3. Manitoba bill aims to protect staff unwilling to offer assisted death: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Health-system ads 'propaganda,' Swan says: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Home-care patients increase, health-care aides decrease, NDP charges: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. HSC room still suicide risk: inquest judge: Winnipeg Free Press

Rural Shortage of Doctors

  1. 'There is such a need': new doctor grads want to find solutions to rural shortages: CBC

  2. 'Disturbing' shortage of rural Manitoba doctors fuels calls for new recruitment approach: CBC

Indigenous

  1. Family visits long-lost, unmarked gravesite of grandmother on Mother's Day: CBC

  2. Winnipeg School Division votes to recognize Treaty 1 in morning announcements: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Grand chief's 120-km walk to counter Canada 150 festivities, honour resilience: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. 'A healing journey': Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools: CBC, APTN News

  6. Manitoba First Nation targets drug dealers after close call: Winnipeg Free Press

Death in Grand Rapids

  1. Woman found dead on Manitoba First Nation was mauled by dogs, family says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Province won't send COs to Little Grand Rapids, just letting them advise community on wild dogsWinnipeg Free Press

Events and Initiatives

  1. Indigenous artist IsKwé shares her inspiration for music: CBC

  2. Indigenous Music Awards show returns to Winnipeg: CBC

  3. Manitoba school's powwow club teaches dance, culture, reconciliation: CBC

  4. 'It gives them their sense of self-worth': Rossbrook House holds 35th powwow: CBC

  5. Manito Ahbee youth education day takes aim at cultural divide: CBC

  6. Annual Manito Ahbee Festival kicks off in Winnipeg: APTN News

  7. Ignite your spirit at Manito Ahbee: CBC

Cultural Appropriation 

  1. 'We've all expressed our opinions': Peter Mansbridge responds to cultural appropriation controversy: CBC

  2. 3 Indigenous writers discuss cultural appropriation with CBC's Rosanna Deerchild: CBC

MMIW

  1. Commission on missing, murdered Indigenous women has become a fortress of bureaucratic incompetence: CBC

  2. MMIW inquiry gets failing grades in 2nd report card: CBC, APTN News

  3. Missing and murdered inquiry needs extension and new approach, families and activists say: CBC

  4. Families unsure whether to take part in missing Indigenous women inquiry: CBC

  5. MMIWG families speak out about latest inquiry delay: APTN News

  6. MMIWG chief commissioner still has 'hope' despite rocky start: CBC

  7. Manitoba MMIWG families on inquiry delay: ‘We’re not going to wait no longer’: APTN News

  8. MMIWG Commissioner Marion Buller responds to criticism: APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Trudeau stands by inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women: Winnipeg Free Press

Justice

  1. Breaking the silence, easing the anguish: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Senior warns confusing signage could be costly: Winnipeg Free Press

In the Court

  1. 'Justice has not been done': Woman sues disbarred lawyer for failure to act on suit against son's killer: CBC

  2. Family of victim in murder-for-hire case launches civil suit: Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Former high school staffer denies she had sex with student: Winnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Court waits on assessment of fugitive truck driverWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Former cabinet minister Vic Toews challenges conflict ruling in Federal Court: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

Arrests

  1. Man throws aside handgun while being chased by Winnipeg police: CBC

  2. Son of slain RCMP officer exchanges letters with the man who killed his father: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Man charged in 2 shooting deaths, including Jeanenne Fontaine's: CBC, APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press

  4. 'Why didn't they just leave her alive?' says mother of Jeanenne Fontaine: CBC

Politics

Local Politics

  1. City of Winnipeg's largest union hints at potential labour disruption ahead of 'final offer' from the city: CBC

  2. Winnipeg poised to be last city to allow public patio smoking: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press

  3. Police, transit, roads: Here's why budget uncertainty matters to Winnipeggers: CBC

Provincial Politics

  1. Manitoba Tories broke government advertising ban during byelection: NDP: CBC

  2. Review has potential to 'completely change the way education is funded in Manitoba': NDP: CBC

  3. Manitoba's minimum wage to get inflation-based raises every year: CBC

  4. Province plans modest boost to minimum wage: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. Fletcher's four-hour filibuster: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Tories accused of playing games with wage bill: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Universities, colleges a step ahead of Pallister's axeWinnipeg Free Press

  8. Tories turn attention to colleges, universities with order to reduce managers by 15 per centWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Labour advocates, pot activists at odds over business modelWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Fact check: Pallister on email use in Costa Rica: CBC

  11. Pallister's dropped calls: Manitoba premier remains mum on how he communicates while abroad: CBC

  12. Cloaked firm a holding company, premier tells MLAs: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Verbal battle between Brian Pallister and Andrew Swan continues: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Pallister, Swan continue incessant squabblingWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Premier sold transparency, but he's delivering truculenceWinnipeg Free Press

  16. Losing Point Douglas would be body blow to NDP: Winnipeg Free Press

Federal Politics

  1. Electoral reform: Window of opportunity opens to revive our democracy: CBC

  2. Audit report slams federal fish agency for mismanagement: CBCWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press

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