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Winnipeg Human Rights News: September 17th-23rd

This week’s news features a human library, all of the coverage on Wab Kinew, a First Nation that has 100s of kids not in school due to one problem, local messages of both love and hate for newcomers, and much more.

Missing Persons AlertScott Hadath

Poverty & Community Outreach

  1. 'It was inspiring': Terry Fox's cousin recounts witnessing Marathon of HopeCBC

  2. John K. Samson concert to raise money for wife of man who died in police custodyCBC

  3. 'Human library' lets you discover the true story: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Anti-poverty rally calls for $15 minimum wage by 2020, Kinew says 2024: Winnipeg Free PressCBC

  5. 'A community made of great people': March shows off positive side of Spence neighbourhoodCBC

  6. Lawn signs with welcoming message pop up around Winnipeg: CBC

  7. Rally organizers uninvite pro-gun, anti-Islamic groupWinnipeg Free Press

  8. CEO Sleepout returns with new site and date: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Single mom homeless after subsidy shrinks, Manitoba Housing rent increases:CBC

  10. Keeping Terry's dream alive: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. North End program gets a boost: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Organizer says rally for 'free speech' could take rough turn: Winnipeg Free Press

  13. Human Library project enables Winnipeg woman talk of father's dementia: CBC

  14. 'I feel rich because of my family': Winnipeg man struggled with homelessness as single dad: CBC

Gender & Sexuality

  1. Make sexual harassment training mandatory at U of M, says advocate: CBC

  2. Portage la Prairie Pride organizers unfazed by protesters: CBC

Refugees & Race

  1. Number of asylum seekers crossing into Manitoba on the declineWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Number of asylum seekers crossing into Manitoba down again in August: CBC

  3. Members of Syrian family targeted by graffiti say they have been beaten, threatened: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Hate crime against Muslims risingWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Last-minute opening means refugee will learn EnglishWinnipeg Free Press

  6. Long, slow path to Canada: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Wheeler sounds off with pro athletes on Trump's controversial commentsWinnipeg Free Press


  1. 'Everybody's anxious': 1,800 wildfire evacuees wait for flights home from Winnipeg and Brandon: CBC

  2. VegFest promotes compassion for animals at inaugural event: CBC

  3. Final northern Manitoba evacuees head homeWinnipeg Free PressCBC

  4. With protesters gone, clearing of Parker lands resumesWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Parker Lands protesters not giving up legal fight as developer begins cutting trees: CBC

  6. 'There's nowhere that is not hit': Manitoba Dominican, Mexican communities reeling after disasters hit home: CBC


  1. Ignored to death: Brian Sinclair's death caused by racism, inquest inadequate, group says: CBCAPTN News

  2. WRHA pledges to take on racismWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Manitoba health care changes make sense, former WRHA head says: CBC

  4. Picking up the pieces: Winnipeg Free Press

  5. 'They had burned out': Manitoba paramedics offered course on stress, mental healthCBC

  6. Your city on drugs: Winnipeg needs to rethink approach to dealing with abuse:CBC

  7. WRHA introduces new intensive home-care program: CBC

  8. Inconsistent, missing data means researchers can't determine what drives Manitoba hospital costs: study: CBC

  9. Chaos, confusion as 100s of support staff in Winnipeg hospitals told their jobs will be deletedCBC

  10. Victoria hospital staff could lose jobs: union: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Online survey collecting info about mental health and addictions servicesWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Advocates hope Manitoba will follow Ontario, cover costly HIV prevention drug: CBC


  1. Manitoba parents wait for potentially life-saving drug for kids with spinal muscular atrophy: CBC

  2. Manitoba First Nations get $19 million to fight diabetesWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Feet are the focus of expanded diabetes-treatment programs on First Nations: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. MMIWG national inquiry loses family member's fileCBC

  5. Indigenous groups want Manitoban in MMIWG inquiry leadershipCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  6. We Are All Treaty Celebration welcomes non-Indigenous and Indigenous alike:CBC

  7. Manitoba offers land to Indigenous community forced to relocate in 1950s: CBC

  8. First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gapsWinnipeg Free Press

  9. 'Our people were experimented on': Indigenous sanatorium survivors recall medical tests: CBC

  10. Trudeau devotes UN speech to Canada's shame over Indigenous PeoplesWinnipeg Free Press

  11. WAG opens its largest contemporary Indigenous art exhibition yet:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  12. Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle and This River on Absolutely Manitoba: CBC

  13. Manitoba senators brace for battle with Ottawa over Indian Act status: Winnipeg Free Press

  14. Winnipeg rally urges MPs to adopt UN declaration on Indigenous rightsCBC

  15. Manitoba offers traditional lands to Sayisi Dene First Nation forced to relocate in1950s: APTN News

  16. RCMP inks deal to return Louis Riel artifacts to Métis peopleCBC

  17. 'There is equitable funding': Bennett says more teachers, new model needed for First Nations education: CBC

Senator Beyak

  1. Lynn Beyak removed from all Senate committeesCBC, APTN News

  2. Remove Sen. Beyak from Conservative caucus over Indigenous comments: AMC grand chief: CBC

  3. Andrew Scheer 'condemns' Lynn Beyak's take on First Nations issues, but leaves her in caucus: CBC

  4. Sen. Beyak got one thing right: more of the same for First Nations is not the answerCBC

  5. Manitoba chiefs join push for Beyak's resignation: Winnipeg Free Press

Shamattawa FN

  1. Teacher shortage in Shamattawa First Nation leaves hundreds of kids out of school: CBC

  2. Northern Manitoba First Nations short at least 36 teachersCBC

  3. Feds mull 'take-home packages' for Shamattawa students out of school due to teacher shortage: CBC


  1. 1 in 7 Manitoba search warrants in study has serious flaws: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Man arrested after allegedly sending child porn to policeWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Winnipeg police officer stabbed, suspect shot by police: CBC

In the Courts

  1. Police charge man in undercover child sexual abuse imagery sting: CBC

  2. Winnipeg man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting vulnerable 17-year-old girl:CBC

  3. Ex-cop fined $7,500 for accessing daughter's health records: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  4. Judge dismisses accused bomber's DNA challengeWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Amsel lawyers seek approval to question policeCBC

  6. Accused bomber allowed to question police evidence: Winnipeg Free Press

  7. Defence challenges officers' actions in documenting bombing suspect's case: Winnipeg Free Press

  8. Judge dismisses challenge by accused letter- bomber of DNA warrantWinnipeg Free Press

  9. Teen's sex assault term served as adult: Winnipeg Free Press

  10. Woman gets house arrest for helping child predator contact victimsCBC

  11. Former controller created fake employees, increased salary to cheat Winnipeg hotel out of $130K: CBC

  12. Court told how 'vulnerable' teen sexually exploited for profitWinnipeg Free Press



  1. Mayor wants cooling-off period for departing council members: CBCWinnipeg Free Press


  1. NDP relied on results of 2016 vetting process for newest leadership candidates: Winnipeg Free Press

  2. Provincial deficit lower than predicted: Winnipeg Free Press 

  3. Province untangling red tapeWinnipeg Free Press 

  4. Reg Toews to lead implementation of paramedic self-regulationWinnipeg Free Press

  5. Manitoba government will change law banning floor-crossing, avoid lawsuit: CBC

  6. Good news -- at a price: Winnipeg Free Press

Wab Kinew

  1. Wab Kinew's historic NDP leadership win clouded by domestic abuse allegations, attack website: CBC

  2. Can Wab Kinew rise to the challenge of leadership?: CBC

  3. Indigenous MLA's attempt at damage control too little, too late: Winnipeg Free Press

  4. Court record, Kinew's memoir offer differing versions of 2004 assault on cabbie:CBC

  5. 'It's a new direction,' Kinew says on first day at helm of NDP's damaged ship: Winnipeg Free Press

  6. Kinew's coronation as NDP leader comes with tough questionsCBC

  7. Wab Kinew reveals his inner circle, Manitoba Opposition critics: CBC

  8. Kinew shuffles shadow cabinet amid no-shows: Winnipeg Free Press

  9. Pallister wants discussion on candidate disclosure, 'not entirely sure' voters knew Kinew's background: CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  10. Women's accusations cloud Kinew's NDP leadership victory: Winnipeg Free Press

  11. Political resurrection or ugly footnote?: Winnipeg Free Press

  12. Federal NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh stands by new Manitoba leaderWab Kinew: CBC

  13. Winnipeg mayor says he believes Wab Kinew's apologies are sincere:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  14. Wab Kinew allegations turning into 'witch hunt,' Senator Murray Sinclair says:CBCWinnipeg Free Press

  15. Kinew sought pardon for crimes before running for office: Winnipeg Free Press

  16. Kinew 'reckless' in relationshipWinnipeg Free Press

  17. different story unfoldsWinnipeg Free Press

  18. Liberal leadership candidate attacks Kinew: Winnipeg Free Press

  19. Political scandals and forgiveness: When we let go of indiscretions, when we don't, and why: CBC

  20. Niki Ashton, Jagmeet Singh at odds over domestic abuse allegations in Manitoba NDP: CBC

  21. 'I was not in the best place in my life': Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew confronts abuse allegations: CBC


  1. Trudeau, Liberals trying to get Churchill rail repairs back on trackWinnipeg Free Press

  2. Pallister, small business owners blast Trudeau government's tax reformsCBCWinnipeg Free Press

  3. Provinces challenge Trudeau government over contentious tax proposals: Winnipeg Free Press

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