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Off-Reserve Moms Going Hungry To Feed Kids: Prof PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:51

Off-Reserve Moms Going Hungry To Feed Kids: Prof

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 14:07

 

 

An Alberta professor says she believes many Aboriginal mothers who live off-reserve are going hungry at times to feed their children.

 

Noreen Willows of the University of Alberta recently crunched some survey data collected in 2004.

 

Willows says the data shows that 14 per cent of Canadian Aboriginal households off-reserve didn't have access to proper food security.

 

She says that includes families who weren't sure where their next meal would come from, couldn't eat the food they wanted, or saved it in case they went hungry later on.

 

Most of these households, she says, belong to single women raising three children or more.

 

"We actually found that in total, one-third of Aboriginal respondents were 'food insecure', and of those, 14 per cent were severely 'food insecure', which suggests me to that at least one member of that household would have been going hungry, or going without food," Willows says.

 

Willows suggests raising welfare rates and creating more poverty alleviating measures to help fight the problem.

 
Police Capture One Suspect; Two Others At Large PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:50

Police Capture One Suspect; Two Others At Large

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 14:04

 

 

RCMP in Punnichy have arrested one of two men they were searching for in regards to recent crimes, while the Battlefords detachment is on the lookout for another wanted man.

 

Earlier today, officers executed a search warrant at a home on the Muskowekwan reserve, and arrested Lindsay Charles Hunter, who was inside the home.

 

Hunter had numerous warrants out for his arrest, including warrants for aggravated assault and uttering threats.

 

The RCMP still need the public's help to locate Reginald James Wolfe, who is wanted on charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and obstruction.

 

Wolfe is known to frequent the Muskowekwan First Nation.

 

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old man from the Moosomin First Nation is being sought by the RCMP in regards to some recent violence on the reserve.

 

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of William Lee Wright.

 

Wright is facing numerous charges, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, pointing a firearm, and uttering threats.

 

The Mounties say the charges are connected to an incident that occurred on Sunday evening on the Moosomin reserve.

 

Anyone with information regarding these suspects' whereabouts is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 
Medicine Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Teen PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:50

Medicine Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Teen

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:10

 

 

A medicine man accused of sexual assault has been found guilty.

 

Dennis Clayton Buffalo, 50, of the Daystar First Nation, did not react to the verdict in a Regina court this afternoon.

 

Buffalo was convicted for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman at his home in December 2006.

 

The court heard that the victim had been sent to Buffalo for a healing ceremony to "remove something bad" another person had put on her.

 

The details of the case said that the young woman was inappropriately kissed and touched during the ceremony.

 

Justice Catherine Dawson said the victim was a credible witness.

 

The victim and her family were not in court.

 

Prosecutor Sonya Guiboche says the Crown will seek the maximum sentence.

 

Buffalo was remanded in custody until his sentencing on Feb. 3.

 
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