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

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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 Alert

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Winnipeg police are asking for help finding a missing man. Walter Wayne Steeves, 79, was last seen on Wednesday in St. Boniface.
He is six feet tall and has a medium build. He is balding with white hair on the sides and back, police said. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants and a grey and blue sweater with star and circle pattern on it. Anyone with any information regarding Steeves’ whereabouts can contact the Winnipeg Police Service missingpersons unit at 204-986-6250.

Poverty & Community Outreach

Events
  • Giving their cut: 24-hour salon marathon supporting homeless: CBC
  • Like mother, like child: Exhibit showcases art made in collaboration with children: CBC
  • Rights, camera… moved to actionWinnipeg Free Press

Gender & Sexuality

  • ‘Typical bureaucracy’: Funding for Winnipeg emergency shelter beds denied: CBC
  • Meet the artist drawing a ‘naturally unnatural’ world in contrast with her war-torn childhood: CBC
  • On Mother’s Day, what about fair pay for moms?: CBC
  • NDP questions health minister’s role in women’s issues: Winnipeg Free Press
  • PM’s formal apology to persecuted Canadians is about time: city activist: Winnipeg Free Press

Refugees & Race

  • ‘Typical bureaucracy’: Funding for Winnipeg emergency shelter beds denied: CBC
  • Meet the artist drawing a ‘naturally unnatural’ world in contrast with her war-torn childhood: CBC
  • On Mother’s Day, what about fair pay for moms?: CBC
  • NDP questions health minister’s role in women’s issues: Winnipeg Free Press
  • PM’s formal apology to persecuted Canadians is about time: city activist: Winnipeg Free Press

Environment

Health

  • ‘I went into distress’: patient wakes up during surgery: CBC
  • Some border-town Manitobans have U.S. medical bills repaid, others left in debt: CBC
  • Manitoba bill aims to protect staff unwilling to offer assisted death: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Health-system ads ‘propaganda,’ Swan says: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Home-care patients increase, health-care aides decrease, NDP charges: Winnipeg Free Press
  • HSC room still suicide risk: inquest judge: Winnipeg Free Press
Rural Shortage of Doctors
  • ‘There is such a need’: new doctor grads want to find solutions to rural shortages: CBC
  • ‘Disturbing’ shortage of rural Manitoba doctors fuels calls for new recruitment approach: CBC

Indigenous

  • Family visits long-lost, unmarked gravesite of grandmother on Mother’s Day: CBC
  • Winnipeg School Division votes to recognize Treaty 1 in morning announcements: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Grand chief’s 120-km walk to counter Canada 150 festivities, honour resilience: Winnipeg Free Press
  • ‘A healing journey‘: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools: CBC, APTN News
  • Manitoba First Nation targets drug dealers after close call: Winnipeg Free Press
Death in Grand Rapids
  • Woman found dead on Manitoba First Nation was mauled by dogs, family says: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Province won’t send COs to Little Grand Rapids, just letting them advise community on wild dogsWinnipeg Free Press
Events and Initiatives
  • Indigenous artist IsKwé shares her inspiration for music: CBC
  • Indigenous Music Awards show returns to Winnipeg: CBC
  • Manitoba school’s powwow club teaches dance, culture, reconciliation: CBC
  • ‘It gives them their sense of self-worth’: Rossbrook House holds 35th powwow: CBC
  • Manito Ahbee youth education day takes aim at cultural divide: CBC
  • Annual Manito Ahbee Festival kicks off in Winnipeg: APTN News
  • Ignite your spirit at Manito Ahbee: CBC
Cultural Appropriation 
  • ‘We’ve all expressed our opinions’: Peter Mansbridge responds to cultural appropriation controversy: CBC
  • 3 Indigenous writers discuss cultural appropriation with CBC’s Rosanna Deerchild: CBC
MMIW
  • Commission on missing, murdered Indigenous women has become a fortress of bureaucratic incompetence: CBC
  • MMIW inquiry gets failing grades in 2nd report card: CBC, APTN News
  • Missing and murdered inquiry needs extension and new approach, families and activists say: CBC
  • Families unsure whether to take part in missing Indigenous women inquiry: CBC
  • MMIWG families speak out about latest inquiry delay: APTN News
  • MMIWG chief commissioner still has ‘hope’ despite rocky start: CBC
  • Manitoba MMIWG families on inquiry delay: ‘We’re not going to wait no longer’: APTN News
  • MMIWG Commissioner Marion Buller responds to criticism: APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press
  • Trudeau stands by inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women: Winnipeg Free Press

Justice

In the Court
Arrests
  • Man throws aside handgun while being chased by Winnipeg police: CBC
  • Son of slain RCMP officer exchanges letters with the man who killed his father: CBCWinnipeg Free Press
  • Man charged in 2 shooting deaths, including Jeanenne Fontaine’s: CBC, APTN NewsWinnipeg Free Press
  • ‘Why didn’t they just leave her alive?’ says mother of Jeanenne Fontaine: CBC

Politics

Local Politics
  • City of Winnipeg’s largest union hints at potential labour disruption ahead of ‘final offer’ from the city: CBC
  • Winnipeg poised to be last city to allow public patio smoking: CBC, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Police, transit, roads: Here’s why budget uncertainty matters to Winnipeggers: CBC
Provincial Politics
  • Manitoba Tories broke government advertising ban during byelection: NDP: CBC
  • Review has potential to ‘completely change the way education is funded in Manitoba’: NDP: CBC
  • Manitoba’s minimum wage to get inflation-based raises every year: CBC
  • Province plans modest boost to minimum wage: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Fletcher’s four-hour filibuster: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Tories accused of playing games with wage bill: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Universities, colleges a step ahead of Pallister’s axeWinnipeg Free Press
  • Tories turn attention to colleges, universities with order to reduce managers by 15 per centWinnipeg Free PressWinnipeg Free Press
  • Labour advocates, pot activists at odds over business modelWinnipeg Free Press
  • Fact check: Pallister on email use in Costa Rica: CBC
  • Pallister’s dropped calls: Manitoba premier remains mum on how he communicates while abroad: CBC
  • Cloaked firm a holding company, premier tells MLAs: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Verbal battle between Brian Pallister and Andrew Swan continues: Winnipeg Free Press
  • Pallister, Swan continue incessant squabblingWinnipeg Free Press
  • Premier sold transparency, but he’s delivering truculenceWinnipeg Free Press
  • Losing Point Douglas would be body blow to NDP: Winnipeg Free Press
Federal Politics

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