CSTC Invites Dr. James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Issues »

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dakelh Territory, Prince George, British Columbia.  Canada. The Chiefs of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council have extended an invitation to Dr. James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Issues to come visit with the CSTC Chiefs and its members.  The CSTC request is part of several others from First Nations in BC and Canada, including a recent one from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC).  There however seems to be a delay by the Government of Canada in processing the formalities needed by Dr. Anaya to visit First Nations peoples in Canada.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Background:       The 89-page report documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behavior by police officers against women and girls. Police failures and abuses add to longstanding tensions between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and indigenous communities in the region, Human Rights Watch said. The Canadian government should establish a national commission of inquiry into the murders and disappearances of indigenous women and girls, including the impact of police mistreatment on their vulnerability to violence in communities along Highway 16, which has come to be called northern British Columbia’s “Highway of Tears.”

Nilhchuk-un: Those Who Take Us Away »

Thursday, February 14, 2013

DAKELH TRADITIONAL TERRITORY/PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is not surprised with the results provided by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report “Those who take us away”, and are calling on the two levels of government, the Royal Canadian Mountain Mounted Police (RCMP) and the United Nations Human Rights Council to follow through with the recommendations of the report. The CSTC participated in the development of the report by providing the services of former Tribal Chief and former Highway of Tears Coordinator Mavis Erickson to liaise with the communities and the HRW research team. Last June, Mrs. Erickson was also appointed by the CSTC Chiefs to be the representative on women’s issues.

AFN Responds to Oppal Report »

Monday, December 17, 2012

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo today expressed the need to build on the recommendations of the BC Missing Women Commission released by the BC government this afternoon in Vancouver, continuing to urge government commitment to a National Public Commission of Inquiry that would address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women across Canada.

Sex workers, police discuss plans to protect vulnerable »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sex trade workers and police gathered Monday in a small room of Vancouver's down-town library to discuss ways to prevent another serial killer such as Robert Pickton preying on vulnerable women.
Susan Davis, a sex worker for 26 years, said sex workers have a traditional distrust of police because of a history of being arrested for drugs and out-standing warrants for failing to show up in court.
She and other sex workers suggested women working the streets tend not to report rapes and violent customers to police because of that fear.

Public warning unnecessary, Pickton inquiry hears »

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Three senior police officers felt it unnecessary to put out a public warning that women were vanishing from the Downtown Eastside in the late 1990s, though they’ve agreed in hindsight that there wouldn’t have been harm in suggesting a serial killer was at work.

CSTC Demands an End to the Missing and Murdered Women’s Inquiry »

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dakelh Territory, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) demands an end to the flawed Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry which has seen Director of Operations and Planning, John Boddie, placed on leave citing investigation into claims of harassment, intimidation and conflict within the inquiry office. Furthermore, CSTC demands that Mr. Boddie should be on unpaid leave considering the severity of these allegations.

Groups affirm boycott of discriminatory Missing Women Commission »

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fifteen organizations issued letters directed to Commissioner Wally Oppal confirming that they will not be participating in the “second phase” of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, citing concerns about discrimination and the conduct of the Commission to date.

Homicide Charges Laid in Northern BC Investigation »

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The RCMP is here today to announce that a series of homicide charges have been laid in connection with one investigation dating back to 2009 and two investigations from 2010.

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