Aboriginal Women Get Controversial New Online Tool To Help Fight Violence

@mediamentor:

Blame the #NWT government, we, it’s citizens were not consulted on this…
“…The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.
Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and girls need to make informed choices, whether they are confronting violence, or seeking information regarding its prevention.”
Dawn Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said creation of the app suggests victims are to blame….”
https://redpowermedia.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/aboriginal-women-get-controversial-new-online-tool-to-help-fight-violence/

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New app aimed at violence prevention in aboriginal communities also includes articles on cultural appropriation and bullying. (a4w.ca) New app aimed at violence prevention in aboriginal communities also includes articles on cultural appropriation and bullying. (a4w.ca)

By Connie Walker, CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2015

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announces funding for new mobile app

Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt is being accused of victim blaming after announcing funding for a new online anti-violence campaign, aimed at aboriginal women and girls.

A mobile app, called A4W Live, was launched on Saturday. It’s part of a national initiative called Action for Women, which focuses on violence prevention among indigenous youth,  including information and articles on dating, celebrities, bullying and identifying domestic abuse.

The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.

Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and…

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The Great War on Photographers: A Dispatch From The Trenches

The Great War on Photographers: A Dispatch From The Trenches.

Image credits: All photographs © Karl Baden/Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA

Karl Baden should have known better.

I mean, what was he thinking, casually snapping a few pictures as dramatic sunlight broke through the clouds after one of last week’s late spring rainstorms? From the front seat of his car in a suburban Boston Trader Joe’s parking lot, of all places? What is he, nuts?

Image credits: All photographs © Karl Baden/Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA

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Anonymous @OpCyberPrivacy Attacks @PMHarper Government Websites To Protest Bill C-51

Anonymous @OpCyberPrivacy Attacks @PMHarper Government Websites To Protest Bill C-51 http://ow.ly/OseOJ #TangoDown #CDNpoli

Live, interactive Webinar. Online:”Free, prior and informed consent: human rights, Indigenous protocols and good practice”

Free, prior and informed consent: human rights, Indigenous protocols and good practice
"…Supreme Court decisions and international human rights standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognize the right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to make their own decisions about resource development on their lands and other important issues. This symposium is an opportunity to discuss this important of free, prior and informed consent, its status in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today…."
"….Public symposium, online http://www.fpicforum.ca/ and in person
9-5 pm, Wednesday, May 20th, University of Ottawa
Participate in person or through a live, interactive webinar.
Online:
Please register to receive information by email on how to log in and submit your questions during the seminar. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/free-prior-and-informed-consent-human-rights-indigenous-protocols-and-good-practice-tickets-16620134269
In Person:
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall Room 147. Room opens for registration at 8:30 am on the 20th.
Supreme Court decisions and international human rights standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples recognize the right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to make their own decisions about resource development on their lands and other important issues. This symposium is an opportunity to discuss this important of free, prior and informed consent, its status in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today.
Join in person or online to learn more about FPIC, share your own experiences, and help identify practical recommendations going forward.
Agenda for the day
Morning panels and discussion
Panel 1: Status of FPIC in Canadian and international law
Panel 2: FPIC in Indigenous peoples’ protocols and customary laws
Afternoon panels and discussion
Panel 3: Understanding challenges and opportunities for industry and investors
Panel 4: Overcoming challenges in implementation…."

"….Indigenous peoples are asserting their right of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in dealings with corporations and government regulatory processes and through the adoption of their own protocols. Investors and industry associations are also increasingly referring to FPIC in their own policies. While the federal government continues to deny the existence of this right, FPIC has been come an increasingly important factor in decisions about energy and resource development in Canada.

This one-day, interactive symposium is a unique opportunity for Indigenous leaders and activists- as well as partner organizations- to discuss the status of FPIC in Canadian and international law and its relevance in crucial decisions facing Indigenous peoples today. Learn more about FPIC, share your own experiences, and contribute to identifying practical recommendations to advance this important human rights standard.

Participate in person or through a live, interactive webinar….."

Event Poster (PDF) http://www.writeathon.ca/fpicforum/Resources/FPICPosterMain.pdf

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#Inuktitut #Radio #JOBS in #KUUJUAQ #Nunavik #Quebec

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Inuktitut JOB OPPORTUNITIES- IN KUUJUAQ, Nunavik, Quebec: Taqramiut Nipinqat Inc. the Inuit Radio and Television Company of Nunavik, “… invites interested and motivated persons to apply for the positions of Radio Producers (2 positions) for our radio production center in Kuujjuaq.
We are looking for candidates who are outgoing and motivated to work as Radio Producers.
The candidates who don’t have experience will have the opportunity to work alongside a radio production trainer who will teach them how to use the radio equipment and create their own radio shows which will be broadcast on the Taqramiut Nipingat’s regional radio network.
Radio Producers (2 positions)
Under the supervision of the Office Operations Manager, the Radio Producers prepare radio programs and segments for broadcast related to traditional and cultural issues. The main tasks related to these positions are to identify story and program ideas, operate production equipment, read, host, announce and interview on and off air.
The candidates that we are looking for have an interest in the field of communication and are willing to learn the profession. You must be fluent in Inuktitut. Experience in the field of communication and knowledge of another language (English or French) would be definite assets. Training will be provided during employment.
Please submit your resume before 5:00pm on May 25th 2015 to:
Julie Grenier
Office Manager
Taqramiut Nipingat Inc
PO Box 360
Kuujjuaq, Quebec
JOM ICO
Tel: (819) 964-1999 (207)
Fax:(819)964-1555
E-mail: jgrenier@taqramiut.qc.ca ….”
* Application Forms are also available upon request.
Web: http://www.tni-rtn.com/
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#ACLU #Cellphone #App Automatically Preserves #Video of #Police Encounters

#ACLU #Cellphone #App Automatically Preserves #Video of #Police Encounters http://ow.ly/MqEpz

FRONTLINE Wins @PeabodyAwards for “Unite

FRONTLINE Wins @PeabodyAwards for “United States of Secrets” @frontlinepbs http://ow.ly/M2Lav

You Can Now Explore The #Tate #Museum In

You Can Now Explore The #Tate #Museum In #VirtualReality | @good http://ow.ly/M2B1q #Art #Online

#Vietnam: The Real #War – in #pictures h

#Vietnam: The Real #War – in #pictures http://ow.ly/LZ55w @guardian

#‎NWT‬ ‪#‎RCMP‬ Bans ‪#‎YZF‬ @NNSLOnline ‪#‎Reporter‬ John McFadden due to his “Disrespectful Tone”

“…

Last Friday, the RCMP announced a big drug bust in Yellowknife. They held a news conference in the afternoon to present the haul of evidence they had obtained.

John McFadden, a reporter who covers the police for the local Yellowknifer paper, learned of the presser from an email blast sent to the press by RCMP Constable Elenore Sturko.

But when McFadden showed up to the RCMP station where the news conference was taking place, he was barred from going in.

In an e-mail he sent to his editor, obtained by CANADALAND, McFadden says that Constable Sturko told him he was being kept out because of his “unprofessional and disrespectful conduct.”  She then let CBC reporter Mitch Wiles in, McFadden writes, “before closing the locked door on me.

[…]

CANADALAND obtained these e-mails as part of a chain that was forwarded to all Northern News Service editorial staff, along with a note from Managing Editor Bruce Valpy supporting his police reporter.

In his message to staff, Valpy writes: “It is clear John is being held responsible for what the RCMP considers to be negative reporting on their activities in Yellowknifer… We will continue to report the news and we hope NNSL editorial staff will ensure the RCMP understand they have no basis for their complaint against John and we will not tolerate any attempts to channel news away from him.”

via RCMP Bans Reporter due to his “Disrespectful Tone” | CANADALAND.

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