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Jukasa News Update – Friday, February 1, 2019


Work on Six Nations Development Corporation’s Niagara Reinforcement Project remains halted.
This is the second week the hydro line has been delayed after Six Nations men along with members of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute demanded work stop until Hydro One agrees to an engagement agreement with HCCC.
Reps with the Dev Corp told Six Nations Elected Council the shutdown is costing the community $50,000 a day in equipment rental costs — funds they say is taking away money from the Community Trust fund.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages with an official proclamation and launch at UNESCO in Paris, France on Monday.
The proclamation comes as part of a campaign through the UN to raise global attention on the critical risks confronting indigenous languages.

A Commons committee met with senior government officials about the forced sterilization of indigenous women in Canada as MPs face increasing calls for a deeper study of the issue.
Davies and organizations like Amnesty International Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights have called on the committee to immediately launch a deeper study of sterilization without consent in Canada.

A housing crisis in a northern Ontario First Nation is the tip of a deep, systemic problem in communities across the country that requires the response of a task force, the federal NDP said Wednesday.Senior government officials were to meet on Wednesday with community leaders in Cat Lake First Nation, several hundred kilometres north of Thunder Bay, to discuss a state of emergency the nation proclaimed earlier this month due to “profoundly poor conditions of housing.”

Premier Doug Ford isn’t guaranteeing that full-day kindergarten will continue beyond the next school year.The program was introduced by former Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty and was fully rolled out in 2014. It saves families thousands of dollars a year in child care costs, but it costs the government $1.5 billion a year.

American lawyers who successfully sued the makers of the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup on behalf of a man dying of cancer say Canada is “dead wrong” to allow it to be widely used here.Los Angeles-based lawyers Michael Baum and Brent Wisner were part of the team that secured a multi-million-dollar verdict against Bayer AG last year on behalf of a former groundskeeper who believes his terminal cancer is a result of years of exposure to the herbicide glyphosate in Roundup

A study says babies exposed to more than one language in the home are more attentive than infants who hear only a single language.Researchers at Toronto’s York University say this advantage in attention can start as early as six months of age and could set the stage for lifelong cognitive benefits.

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