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Jukasa News Update Monday, August 14, 2017


A group of people from Six Nations continued to stand by a road block in Caledonia this weekend, insisting they will not leave until the federal and provincial governments meet their demands.
Caledonia’s Argyle Street South remained blocked with only emergency vehicles allowed to pass.
Organizers with the blockade say Province of Ontario broke a promise to return lands to the people of Six Nations after it transferred the land to the Elected Council instead of to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council.
Members of the Six Nations community are deeply divided by the issue.
Several residents disagree with the group blocking the road saying it affects work that was done to repair relationships with Caledonia residents after the 2006 land reclamation.
Six Nations residents are calling for a community meeting Monday to have the issues resolved and the blockade removed.

The Canadian Red Cross says a wildfire near a Manitoba First Nation has forced people to leave their homes.
Officials evacuated hundreds from their homes on the Poplar River First Nation on the weekend over concerns that
Smoke from nearby forest fires was putting the community’s health at risk.
The Red Cross is providing transportation, lodging and food to those who have been evacuated.

Brantford Police are looking for witnesses after rocks were thrown from a 403 overpass.
One vehicle was struck and its windshield shattered after an unknown person threw heavy rocks over the Oak Park Road overpass in Brantford on Thursday morning.
No one was injured in the incident. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

A new study says drinking coffee could lead to a longer life.
The research was conducted on non-white populations and looked at over 185,000 people from the African American, Native American, Hawaiian, Japanese and Latino communities.
Researchers found people who drank two to four cups of coffee a day had an 18% lower risk of death than those who did not drink coffee.
Studies have shown coffee contains neuroprotective and anti inflammatory compounds that helps reduce the risk of several chronic conditions and illnesses.

American researchers from the National Institute of Health say 1 in 4 Americans under the age of 30 is an Alcoholic.
Officials with the study say alcohol abuse rose by 49 percent from 2001-2010.
The study found the highest rates among men, indigenous americans and people living in poverty.
According to the Centre for Disease Control nearly 88,000 alcohol related deaths each year.

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