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U.N. Issues Its First Report On Indigenous Peoples PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:37

U.N. Issues Its First Report On Indigenous Peoples

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 15:39

 

 

A greater commitment from countries and better access to education are being given as some of the remedies to human rights violations against Indigenous people.

 

A report commissioned by the United Nations looks at why First Peoples are behind their colonial neighbours, when it comes to overall health and well-being.

 

The publication was released today, and its authors say they hope it helps shape Indigenous policy around the world.

 

One of the chapters is devoted exclusively to the issue of human rights.

 

It says the gap that exists between Indigenous people and mainstream society is significant, and more oversight is needed to help reduce the frequency of things like dispossession of land.

 

The report says the most serious infractions are often directed against those Indigenous persons who defend their lands and territories.

 

The publication's chapter on health finds that Indigenous people have generally poor access to state health systems around the world.

 

It says any successful plan to remedy this must involve a health system that includes both western and Indigenous practices.

 

 
Bomek Could Be Out Of Jail Today PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:34

Bomek Could Be Out Of Jail Today

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:25

 

 

A former lawyer with a history in northern Saskatchewan is about to be released from prison.

 

James Michael Bomek, 60, first gained notoriety in 2003, when he was convicted of nine counts of sexual assault in Pelican Narrows.

 

The Flin Flon resident served out his time for those crimes, but was convicted again in 2006 for crimes against underage youth in Prince Albert.

 

A spokesman for the National Parole Board says Bomek has served two-thirds of his current sentence, and could be released as early as today.

 

One of the conditions imposed on Bomek is that he reside in a halfway house.

 
Accused Home Invader Shot In Meadow Lake PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:34

Accused Home Invader Shot In Meadow Lake

Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:22

 

 

Police want to know who shot a man who was allegedly caught breaking into a home in Meadow Lake.

 

Local RCMP got a call early Monday morning that a 20-year-old man was suffering from a gunshot wound, after reportedly invading a home.

 

The break-and-enter is believed to be drug-related, and all of the people involved are known to one another.

 

The injured man, identified as Waylon Sylvestre, has been charged with break and enter with intent, and failing to comply with his undertaking.

 

Sylvestre was arrested without incident yesterday, and made his first court appearance on the charges earlier today.

 

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooter.

 

If you have any information, call your nearest police service or RCMP, or Crime Stoppers.

 
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