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Jukasa News Update Friday, May 12, 2017


Enbridge says it will increase disclosure on how it factors in indigenous and environmental issues when making acquisitions.
The company annouced the decision despite its shareholders voting two-thirds against that resolution on Thursday.
Officials say Enbridge will add the information to its corporate social responsibility reporting as part of the company’s efforts to be more transparent.

The final remains of a murdered Mi’kmaq woman have been returned to her family after an eight year wait.
Tanya Brooks’ body was found outside a Halifax school in 2009.
Family says police withheld her brain as part of the ongoing investigation into the still-unsolved murder.
Elders held a smudging ceremony with investigators and members of victim services and the medical examiner’s office as part of the return.
Investigators did not say why Tanya Brooks’ brain was withheld for eight years.

A new study says Alaskan American indigenous children have the highest incidence of obesity in the United States.
The research cites diet and physical activity as two of the main contributing factors to high rates.
Researchers compared the experience to Canadian indigenous families with children who are part of a food subsidy program that brings fresh fruit and vegetables to remote rural communities and supports traditional foods. The study found Canadian indigenous children in the north fare better than their American counterparts.

Ontario is investing in new sports opportunities for indigenous youth across the province.
The funding will provide $4.5 million dollars over two years for leadership training for indigenous youth to develop traditional knowledge and language skills.
It will also provide nearly $4 million dollars over three years— growing opportunities in competitive sports for urban indigenous youth.

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