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Jukasa News Update Monday, February 26, 2017


Indigenous communities will find themselves with a long-term funding commitment in the coming federal budget worth hundreds of millions of dollars to address the most acute housing situation in the country.
On reserve homes are often overcrowded and in desperate need of repairs _ a combination that also has health consequences.
Liberals have promised unique housing strategies for indigenous families both on and off reserve.

 A First Nations seafood company has ended a corporate monopoly on clam fishing.
Ottawa intervened this year to award anew license to the indigenous company – assigning a quarter of an existing east coast fishery for indigenous involvement in the industry.
The move ends a decades long industry monopoly by Clearwater Seafoods.

Outrage and demonstrations were held across the country this weekend after the accused in the Tina Fontaine murder was found not guilty by a Manitoba jury.
Raymond Cormier was acquitted of second degree murder in the teens death.
Her remains were discovered eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Cormier was charged more than a year later.
The jury deliberated for 11 hours before coming to its decision.

Flood waters along the grand continue to flow at stable but high levels.
Six Nations remained in a state of emergency over the weekend.
The Elected Council is warning residents to keep children and pets away from the water and stay clear and safe along all waterways in the community.

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