Jukasa News Update Friday, July 28, 2017
Saskatoon’s Health Region put out an official apology to indigenous women who said they were forced into tubal ligation surgery.
Health Region Vice President Jackie Mann made the apology saying she was sorry indigenous patients weren’t treated with the compassion and support they deserved.
The women came forward with their stories in 2015 — saying after giving birth in the hospital, Sasktatoons medical staff and social workers pressured them into surgical reproductive sterilization.
AFN’s National Chief says indigenous leaders across the country are disappointed and at a loss with what to do with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
During the AFNs annual meeting in Regina this week chiefs from across Canada rejected a call to re-casting commissioner roles in the inquiry.
Two of the current commissioners, Michele Audete and Brian Eyolfson addressed concerns at the AFN Wednesday night.
Bellegarde says the commission needs to make holding police accountable a greater part of the inquiry’s study.
The federal government has a new plan to protect the boreal caribou.
The proposal suggests provincial and territorial governments have primary responsibility for the lands where the caribou are found.
But says federal officials will require reports on progress to ensure that protection and recovery efforts are effective.
Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, and others are invited to submit thier opinions on the proposal, and give written feedback by Sept 27.
OPP and Six Nations Police are looking for information on an SUV they believe is linked to a homicide investigation.
48 year old Douglas Hill has been missing since June. Earlier this month a 17 year old female was arrested and charge with second degree murder in the case.
Police now say they are looking to speak to witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Chevy or GMC SUV with front end damage and dark tinted windows in the area of Sutherland Road on Chippewa of the Thames First Nation on the day Hill disappeared.
Six Nations Police Chief Glenn Lickers says someone in the public knows something about the investigation and he is asking them to have the courage to come forward.