Her sensory issues make jeans uncomfortable, but she does pretty well in stretchy pants. A 5 year old girl loves “Doc McStuffins,” “Sofia the First” and crafts. She wears size 6 shirts and 5/6 pants. SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileFirst Nations chiefs in Alberta are calling on Premier Jim Prentice to support calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal men and women.The RCMP recently confirmed there are 1,186 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada.READ Canadian Human Rights Commission calls for national inquiryFULL REPORT: RCMP missing and murdered aboriginal women reportAboriginal women more likely to suffer violent death, RCMP saysNumber of murdered, missing aboriginal women surprises top MountieMissing and murdered aboriginal women’s families want action from RCMP reportThe shocking numbers prompted Rose Loubacon, Chief of the Driftpile Cree Nation in northern Alberta, to draft a resolution that was supported unanimously by all 48 Alberta chiefs at an Assembly of Treaty Chiefs meeting held in Edmonton on Wednesday.The resolution recognizes “the direct impact that the murdered and missing indigenous men and women have on the family system and the large proportion of children in care,” which it says “reflects the sociological and systemic issues adversely facing First Nations people in Canada.”The resolution also calls for funding to plan a national gathering to address poverty reduction, youth at risk, racism and access to culturally appropriate services, policing, health and healing strategies and a legal review of First Nations child welfare policies.”At the end of the day, the inquiry is going to tell us the root of the problem, which is what we need to know in order to address it,” said Laboucan.Premier Jim Prentice named himself as Alberta’s new Minister of Aboriginal Relations on Monday. (CBC)Now, the chiefs hope to meet with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to gain his support as they call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to commission an inquiry.’The only way forward’Prime Minister Stephen Harper has so far rejected calls for an inquiry, saying recently, “We should not view this as sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime.””The RCMP has said itself in its study, the vast majority of these cases are addressed, and they’re solved through police investigations,” Harper said in August.
John Joseph Lin rearranges the artwork in the master bedroom of his Miami Beach condo every week. Blame it on the blaring music from the upstairs neighbor. A Friday night ritual of pulsating telenovela style music reverberates through the walls, setting askew the 46 framed text messages from Clifford Owens’ “Text Pieces.” The texts some just a word, others a run on of expletives beginning with the letter “F” were sent to friends while the artist was undergoing a divorce.