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Jukasa News Update Monday, August 21, 2017


The murder of an 11 year old child on the Navajo Nation reserve in New Mexico has sparked discussions on use of the death penalty in indigenous communities.
American Indian tribes have been able to opt into the death penalty for certain federal crimes on tribal land. However most tribes reject it.
legal experts say the decision goes back to culture and tradition, past treatment of American Indians and fairness in the justice system.

 A new study says Canadian teachers don’t feel confident teaching their students about Residential schools.
Teachers told researchers they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.
The study recommends teachers being in indigenous coaches as resource people to help lead lessons on indigenous culture and history.
The popular American Girl franchise has launched its first indigenous Hawaiian Doll.
The doll’s name is Nanea Mitchell and features a 1940s era wardrobe and backstory.
A five-member advisory board helped ensure historical accuracy and cultural authenticity when creating the doll.

Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man’s severed head in a bag.
The move comes after several complaints, including one by a resident of the Kahnawake who shared a photo of the horse online this week.
Officials for the park say the symbol has since been removed and we issued a public apology.

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