Jukasa News Update – Friday, September 4, 2020
OPP say a total of 17 people have been arrested in connection with the land occupation in Caledonia — including One Dish One Mic’s Karl Dockstader and Yellowhead Institute’s Courtney Skye.
Four new arrests top up 13 that were previously reported, including an original 9 people arrested on August 5, says APTN.
The courts granted two injunctions surrounding the land occupation: one on the worksite of the Mckenzie Meadows housing development and another on Haldimand County roads where demonstrators had erected road blocks in the area surrounding the worksite.
The Indigenous Screen Office announced new funding to support indigenous media creators
The Indigenous Development Grants Program will provide funding for project and professional development for both Indigenous individuals and majority Indigenous-owned companies.
A new Solidarity Fund was also announced to support Black media creators with financial support.
The national unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in August. Statistics Canada released the new numbers on Thursday. Hamilton is near the national average with 10% joblessness, that is down from 11.3 percent in July.
Brantford is beneath the national rate at 9.8 percent. That is down from 10.6 percent in July.
Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver are reporting the highest unemployment rates in the country at 13% while locations around Quebec City are reporting the lowest unemployment rates at just 6%.
A new generation of Indigenous legal scholars will be trained at the University of Victoria, which announced the expansion of its law school to house Canada’s new National Centre for Indigenous Laws.
The federal and B.C. governments and the Law Foundation of B.C. are contributing $27.1 million to fund the expansion for the centre.
It will become home to the world’s first joint degree in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law.
University president Jamie Cassels said the Indigenous law school will be essential in reworking the legal fabric of Canada.
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