Day: October 14, 2019

Hockey soccer open AWG competitionHockey soccer open AWG competition

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile lights flashed and music boomed during the Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies Sunday, athletes were already busy competing in events.And it’s fitting that the first event was hockey.In the first Bantam male game, team NWT beat team Yukon 7-4.The girls also took to the rink. In the Junior female category, team Northwest Territories and team Yukon ended in a 2-2 tie.On the indoor soccer pitch, in the Juvenile division, team Greenland took a 10-4 victory over team Alaska.last_img read more

Dancers in Vancouver honour murdered and missing womenDancers in Vancouver honour murdered and missing women

first_imgAPTN National NewsTo Vancouver now where some of the downtown streets were shut down so that a dance troupe who call themselves ‘Butterflies in Spirit’ could perform.As APTN’s Tina House tells us their routine was meant to remember murdered and missing women – many of whom the dancers had a close personal connection to.last_img

Inquest rules First Nations womans death a homicide experts question medical careInquest rules First Nations womans death a homicide experts question medical care

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe jury at the coroner’s inquest into the death of a Yukon woman says her death was a homicide.Mary Johnny, 60,  was severely dehydrated when she was first admitted to the Watson Lake Hospital but her doctor thought she was going through alcohol withdrwal.The jury found Johnny’s death was a homicide, which means it was human caused, but wasn’t anyone’s fault.The jury found the cause of death to be “hypovolemic shock secondary to intravascular volume depletion and multi-organ failure.”APTN’s Shirley McLean has more.last_img read more

Discrimination racism sexism one woman explains her experience in Canadas justice systemDiscrimination racism sexism one woman explains her experience in Canadas justice system

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsThe hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard testimony today from an Algonquin woman from the Nipissing Territory and her experience in Canada’s justice system.Diane Sere spent four years in prison for breach of trust.“I was regularly being exposed to discrimination, racism, sexism, inequality and oppression. I had so much anger and was troubled. I was looking for support and was unsure where to get it.”Sere says she was denied a Gladue report because she didn’t look Indigenous enough.tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more