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Jukasa News Update – Monday, July 19, 2021


The burning of churches and desecration of memorials across Canada was denounced by the elected council on Friday.
The council issued a statement saying that action taken by members of the public in both the indigenous and non indigenous community as back and forth retaliation for historical abuses of residential school and colonization toward indigenous people is unacceptable and only serves to hurt indigenous people.
The statement says the recent arson targeting churches on the reserve and on other First Nations territories in Canada is threatening peoples lives and destroying structures of great historical importance to the community.
The council says that the community has a responsibility to equally protect the safety of indigenous lands, memorials and churches.

Six Nations moved into Alert Level Green on Friday.
This is the lowest alert level on the council’s new pandemic response framework and sets a relaxed standard for restrictions.
The shift allows outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people with masks and social distancing protocols in place as well as a return to some indoor gatherings.
Six Nations has zero covid cases and has held that for the last month.
No word yet on the vaccination totals for residents in the community.

Canadians are generating 2% less waste than they did at the turn of the century — even in light of a growing economy.
A new study from the Fraser Institute says Canadians generated 959 kilograms of municipal solid waste in 2020 — down from 980 kilograms in 2002.
The study found that while waste overall has reduced — the amount of waste from homes has increased and now comprises more than 40 percent of total waste generation in the country.
Ontario alone reported a 5 percent decline in the waste it has produced in the last twenty years.
Researchers say the findings are good news for the environment that is being driven by waste reduction policies in the business sector.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a 42-year-old man in Norfolk County.
The SIU says in a release that the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call about a man acting erratically at about 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The SIU says officers had an interaction with the man and saw him enter the Waterford Ponds, but were unable to locate him.
The OPP marine unit later recovered a body just after noon on Sunday.
Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case and the SIU is urging anyone with information or video regarding the incident to upload it to the organization’s website.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials like police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault or the discharge of a firearm at a person.

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