Jukasa News Update – Friday, November 11, 2016
Manitoba seeking to protect indigeous hunting and fishing rights
Manitoba’s Assembly of Chiefs is looking for a way to affirm hunting rights or indigenous people in the province.
Last week two men from a Manitoba reserves pled guilty and received a 7500 dollar fine for charges of unlawful hunting on private property in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan says the duo did not ask for permission from the landowner to hunt on his property.
Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Neepinak says the government has to uphold treaty obligations to accommodate indigenous hunting and fishing rights.
Largest donation on record of indigenous art sent to BC museum
An anonymous donor has given $7million dollar collection of indigenous art to BC’s Museum of Anthropology.
The collection includes over 200 pieces and is believed to be the largest collection of costal indigenous art to be brought into the province.
The donated works include rare historical items, carvings, jewelry, baskets and textile by notable West Coast artists.
The museum says the works will be on display in a gallery at the University of British Columbia.
Drug related death rates high for opioids in Ontario
A new study shows high rates of overdose deaths in Ontario linked to opioids.
The five year study by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network says nearly 2900 people died from opioid overdose from drugs like oxycodone and fentanyl.
Thunder Bay was reported to have the highest incidence of opioid related dealths.
Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant were reported to have some of the highest rates of opioid related ER visits and hospitalizations.
Indigenous Veterans getting help from AFN
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde had a gathering in Ottawa of First Nations veterans from across the country to set priorities and establish a new AFN Working Group on First Nations Veterans Affairs.
Discussions centred around securing benefits and proposing ceremony to calling home the spirits of fallen comrades lost overseas
The National Chief and First Nations veterans will participate in today’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa.
Bellegarde said the AFN is “deeply committed to keeping First Nations veterans at the forefront” of the initiative.
Casino Rama Resort hacked
Reps for Casino Rama Resort say they are the latest victim of a cyberattack.
The attack was reported on November 4th and saw a massive theft of customer, employee and vendor information dating all the way back to 2004.
Official said in a statement they “deeply regret” the situation and are working with OPP, RCMP, security experts and other provincial teams to ensure data security.
While there is no indication hackers still have access to Casino Rama’s system — there is still concern the stolen details might be published.
Metis artist withdraws membership with Metis nation
A prominent indigenous artist says she is withdrawing her membership from the Metis Nation of Ontario.
Christi Belcourt wrote to the MNO informing them she wishes to leave the nation — saying she does not support or endorse MNO’s decision to work along with developers on behalf of the nation’s members — including the Energy East oil pipeline.
Belcourt’s father was one of the founding members of the organization
President ot the Metis Nation of Ontario says the artists announcement is disappointing.
Leonard Cohen dies
Canadian music legend Leonard Cohen has died.
The artist grew to international fame with songs like “Hallelujah” and “Bird on a Wire.”
A memorial is planned in Los Angeles at a later date. No details on the cause of Cohen’s death are expected to be released. He was 82 years old.
Anti-Trump voices protest election results
Rioting has erupted on the streets of several US urban centres following the news of Donald Trump’s election win Wednesday morning.
Over 100,000 protesters marched through New York City chanting and reacting to Trump’s win.
Similar marches took place in Portland, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Chicago.
Social media accusations went viral Thursday after numerous accounts of widespread sexual assaults and hate crimes initiated by Trump supporters were reported across the country.
Trump turned to Twitter to address the rioting, saying those opposing his election win are professional protestors influenced by the media.
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