Jukasa News Update Friday, June 29, 2018
Natan Obed of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says Indigenous Service Minister Jane Philpott agreed to work toward extending Jordan’s Principle in meetings in Inuvik this week.
The principle ensures that debates about which government pays for a service to an Indigenous child can’t delay the provision of that service.
Inuit are not covered by that agreement.
Obed says his group has received many complaints from Inuit parents that discussions between territories and provinces are slowing treatments for rare diseases and chronic conditions.
He says Philpott has agreed to work over the summer to resolve the problem.
RCMP have charged a man with second-degree murder after the remains of an Indigenous woman from northern Alberta were found in Manitoba nearly three years after she disappeared.
Gloria Gladue, 44, was last seen in Wabasca, Alta., in October 2015 and reported missing by her family a month later.
Police said Gladue’s remains were found in rural Manitoba on June 17 and positively identified by the Winnipeg medical examiner on Tuesday.
Grant Arthur Sneesby, 68, of Gladstone was arrested Wednesday in Edmonton and has been charged with second-degree murder and indignity to human remains.
He is to appear in provincial court on July 12.
Peter Khill was acquitted in the murder of Jonathan Styres — but he will show up back in court.
Styres surviving partner and children are suing Khill for 2.25 million dollars in damages.
The suit was filed in January of this year. It hasn’t been before the courts yet, and alleges Khill didn’t call 911 before he went out to confront Styres.
Khill’s lawyer says no defence has been filed.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is backing calls for police to remove teepees protesters have set up on the legislature grounds, forcing changes to Canada Day plans.
Moe says there are laws that cover the park surrounding the provincial legislature to ensure that it’s available to everyone.
The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp was set up to protest racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers.
The camp started in late February and was dismantled early last week before being set up again June 21 with more teepees.
Bylaws prohibit overnight camping, placement of structures and burning wood and other combustibles in the park.