Jukasa News Update Monday, January 7, 2019
OPP say they are investigating after an ATM machine was recovered on the side of the road near Townsend.
Police received a report by a resident in Norfolk County that there was a bank machine discarded on the side of the road.
Investigators say they don’t have any leads as to where the machine came from or how it got there.
Anyone with information is asked to contact OPP or Crimestoppers.
Survivors of the ’60s Scoop in Saskatchewan are hoping an apology from the provincial government comes with action to reduce the number of children in care.
Premier Scott Moe is to apologize on Monday morning at the legislature.
About 20,000 Indigenous children were seized from their birth families and relocated to non-Indigenous homes starting in the 1950s until the late 1980s.
The practice stripped them of their language, culture and family ties.
An Indigenous family says they are shocked by a hateful letter telling them to move away _ the second such letter in the Edmonton area in recent months.
Jimmy Assiniboine, who is 13, told CTV Edmonton that he read the letter and didn’t know what to think.
The letter, which was left on the family’s doorstep in Leduc, Alta., on New Year’s Day, says “we see you in your house and you portray an Indian lifestyle.”
It goes on to say, “This is not accepted here,” and suggests the family move out of their neighbourhood.
The Assiniboines say it isn’t the first time they have felt unwelcome, but police have never had any other reports.
RCMP are investigating the letter.
The British Columbia government is investing $231 million to build more than 1,100 new affordable homes for Indigenous residents in 26 communities across the province.
It says the first set of homes selected through a new Indigenous housing fund include nearly 780 off-reserve homes and close to 370 homes on-reserve, making the province the first to invest in on-reserve housing.
The new homes will be built over the next two to four years and are part of a 10-year, $550-million commitment to build 1,750 new social housing units for Indigenous Peoples.
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