Jukasa News Update – Monday, August 20, 2018
The Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League are honouring the heritage of the sport by flying an Iroquois flag at all home games.
Rush forward Jeff Shattler says it means a lot to himself and other First Nations athletes in the league, but he thinks it will mean even more to Indigenous fans who come from across Saskatchewan to support the team.
After Canada beat the Iroquois 15-10 in the gold-medal game the flag was gifted to the Saskatchewan Rush, who announced on Wednesday that they would continue to fly the flag for all of their home games in the professional league.
The newly re-elected leader of Canada’s 60,000 Inuit says he plans to make housing a priority during his second term as president.
Housing is an issue in all four of Canada’s Inuit regions, but it is particularly acute in Nunavut, where the number of families living in housing that is inadequate or too expensive is roughly three time higher than the national average.
The territory estimates a housing shortfall of 3,000 units and that’s growing all the time.
Justin Trudeau will run again in the 2019 federal election.
The Liberal leader formally announced his nomination at a party event Sunday in his Montreal riding of Papineau.
Trudeau reaffirmed his belief in what he called “positive politics,” and took jabs at Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, whom he accused of exploiting fear and division.
The Liberal leader also promised to tackle a number of challenges that include protecting Canada’s oceans, raising the standard of living for Indigenous Peoples and narrowing the gap between rich and poor.
Drake’s first Canadian stop on his Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour has will not go on as planned Monday night.
Live Nation Ontario tweeted that the concert “is being postponed.”
The promoter says tickets will be honoured for the new date when it’s announced.
They did not provide a reason for the late cancellation, other than to say it was “due to circumstances” beyond their control.
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