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Jukasa News Update – Friday June 6, 2018


A long-missing tomahawk given to a Seneca Indian leader by President George Washington in 1792 will go on display at the New York State Museum.
The Times-Union of Albany reports that the tomahawk given to the Seneca leader Cornplanter was stolen from the museum between 1947 and 1950. An anonymous collector returned the combination tomahawk and pipe to the Albany museum last month.
Meetings between Washington and Cornplanter in the 1790s led to the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, which established peace between the United States and the Iroquois Confederacy.
The tomahawk will be exhibited July 17 through Dec. 30.

The organization that represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan says it supports a decision by a group of protesters not to remove their teepees from the grounds of the provincial legislature.
On Monday the protesters met with a group of cabinet ministers to discuss concerns about racial injustice and the disproportionate number of First Nations children apprehended by child-welfare workers.
On Tuesday, Justice Minister Don Morgan said he won’t consider a second meeting with the protest camp until the teepees are taken down.
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it will support the protesters any way it.

The mother of a missing indigneous woman in Regina is launching a multi million dollar class action lawsuit against the RCMP for mishandling her daughters missing persons case.
Danita Faith went missing in 2007. Her mother, Diane BigEagle alleges in the case that the RCMP are willfully negligent regarding missing and murdered indigneous women and girls in Canada.
BigEagle says in the suit that she met with RCMP over 50 times to talk about her daughter’s disappearance and says they never took notes — investigators initially dismissed her missing persons report and told her that her daughter would probably come home.
The suit is seeking $500 million in damages and $100 million in damages — in hopes the case will change the behaviour of RCMP towards missing indigenous persons investigations.

The mother of a Toronto university student says her daughter was one of three foreigners arrested Thursday morning by Israeli forces for protesting the demolition of a Palestinian-Bedouin village in the West Bank.
Karen Rodman says she and her 21-year-old daughter, Michaela Lavis, have been doing humanitarian work in the West Bank since late May.
Rodman says her daughter, who is about to enter her fourth year at Ryerson University’s Child and Youth Care program, has been volunteering with the Defence for Children International-Palestine and working with an occupational therapist who provides support to children with special needs.
In a telephone interview from East Jerusalem, Rodman says her daughter was involved in a stand in at the village of Khan al-Ahmar when Israeli forces arrested Lavis, as well as a U.S. and U.K. national.

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