Jukasa News Update Friday, October 19, 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has received a gift of 52 works of indigenous and Native American inspired art from the Rockefeller family.
The museum announced the gift from the estate of David Rockefeller on Thursday.
The pieces were assembled in the 1920s and 1930s. Others were added by their son David Rockefeller and his wife, Peggy.
They include Plains beadwork, Navajo weavings and rugs, watercolours and baskets by artists from 13 tribes and nations.
The museum says the works “present an opportunity to add greater depth and breadth to the existing collection” of Native American art.
Police are investigating after an Indigenous family in an Edmonton-area family received an unsigned letter suggesting harm may come to them if they don’t leave the neighbourhood.
The letter that was left in the family’s mailbox on Monday — targeting Katrina Anderson, her husband and three children, ages 13, 12 and 10, to move out of their rented condo in St. Albert.
It targets the family’s First Nation background and accuses Anderson’s children of being noisy and thoughtless while playing outside, intimating that the kids could get harmed if the family doesn’t get out.
“This isn’t a reserve. Go back to the reserve where Indians belong!”
It says complaints will continue to be filed with the board and won’t stop until the family is gone. At the end, the family’s race is targeted.
Anderson received a lot of support across social media after she shared the letter and says for the safety of her children she will be leaving that community.
The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says she hasn’t seen much progress from the federal government since the inquiry’s critical interim report was published last year.
The inquiry is heard final testimony in StJohns with witnesses calling for authorities to include sexual exploitation survivors in policing and protection of victims of human trafficking.
The inquiry had requested a two-year extension earlier this year, but the federal government allotted six months.
Chief commissioner Marion Buller praised the strength and honesty of families and survivors who testified during the lengthy hearing process, and said the inquiry will have to make do with the short extension that she says is not enough time to satisfactorily complete the job.
Parties with standing will give their final submissions at public events in Calgary and Ottawa later this year, before the commissioners write their final report.
The Ontario government says it has a backup plan in place to ensure the delivery of recreational cannabis in case of a Canada Post strike next week, but it isn’t saying what that arrangement is.
Finance Minister Vic Fedeli insisted the province would be able to fill orders made through its cannabis website if the Canadian Union of Postal Workers proceeds with rotating strikes starting Monday.
Asked how the province would proceed, Fedeli said Thursday there was “no sense” in detailing a contingency plan for a strike that might not take place.
The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has given notice that workers could walk off the job as early as Monday if agreements aren’t reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units.
The union has said it decided to issue the strike notice after the nearly year-long talks stalled with the two sides fairly far apart.
Hours after Canada’s cannabis legalization took effect this week police say they ticketed people for cannabis related offences across the country.
One man was ticketed after police accused him of having more than 30 grams of weed in a public place without a licence.
The Ontario Provincial Police took to Twitter early Wednesday to post a photo of a $215 ticket given to someone who allegedly had a baggy of marijuana in their car, urging people not to indulge while in a vehicle.
Police say a Nova Scotia man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman from eastern Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police say 26-year-old Emilie Maheu was last seen alive when she left work in Alexandria, Ont., last Thursday afternoon.
She was found dead two days later in nearby South Glengarry Township, and police asked anyone with information to come forward.
Police say 25-year-old Brandon Smeltzer of Bayside, N.S., was arrested in New Brunswick on Tuesday.
They say he’ll appear in court in Cornwall, Ont., but did not give details.
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