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Jukasa News Update Monday, February 13, 2017


Class trips to US cancelled citing equity concerns for students
A school district near Windsor has cancelled a number of class trips to the US due to what they call “safety and equity” concerns.
The Greater Essex County District says students were scheduled to travel to Washington DC in April on the same date as a march on Washington expected to bring thousands to the capital.
Other trips to the US this month were cancelled due to concerns class members would be detained at the border following Trump’s Muslim travel ban.
Officials for the board say students were previously detained at the border shortly after 9/11 and are working to prevent a similar situation.

Inuit sign historic agreement with Canada
Justin Trudeau and leaders of the Inuit Nations signed a historic agreement creating the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee.
The declaration lays out common goals for creating growth in Inuit communities to improve living conditions for the Inuit people in Canada.
The committee will implemement Inuit land claim agreements, social development and lead out on reconcilliation between the Inuit and the Government of Canada.

AFN says work needed to reconcile water crisis
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says access to clean water is a basic human right most Canadians take for granted but one that has been denied too long to many First Nations communities in Canada.
Bellegarde says the AFN continues to push Ottawa for action to resolve the nation wide water crisis in First Nations communities.
The national chief says a partnership between Canada and those communities is the best approach to ending drinking water advisories and progressing the path of reconcilliation.

Concerns on Six Nations following possible fentanyl overdose death
Six Nations High Risk Committee is urging people in the area to be alert after two men overdosed on cocaine.
One of the men died from the overdose. The second was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Police have confirmed the substance used was cocaine and are awaiting test results to confirm if the cocaine was contaminated with fentanyl.
Emergency Nalaxone treatment kits to administer during a suspected opioid overdose are available with a valid Ontario health card.
Community members at risk of fentanyl exposure can pick up the free kits at Ohsweken Pharmasave or any other pharmacy in the surrounding area.

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