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Jukasa News Update Monday, July 9, 2018


New federal legislation will put Inuktitut language speakers on equal footing with other language speakers across Canada.
The hopes lay in a new Indigneous Languages Act Ottawa will introduce this fall.
The bill was announced in 2016 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Consultation groups across Canada are wrapping up in the next few months in preparation for creating the proposed act.

A new study shows First Nations people on reserves don’t trust the drinking water quality in their communities.
The research was don’t by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada and looked at hundreds of residents on reserves and compared them to people living in similar sized communities from other small towns across Canada.
Of Reserve residents only half rated their water quality as “good” compared to about 3/4 of non indigneous participants.

Canada’s national unemployment rate is up to 6% according to new data released late last week.
The jobless rate increased from 5.8% in May.
The report found that overall employment is up 1.2 % compared to this time last year.
Ontario added 34,900 jobs for an increase of 0.5% in May.
The National Youth unemployment rate also increased to 11.7%.

Telefilm Canada announced a $3milion dollar investment into four indigneous feature length films with indigenous talent from seven different indingeous nations.
Mohawk Director Zoe Hopkins is leading one of four projects selected by Telefilm and imagiNATIVE Film Festival to receive funding.
Hopkins new film will be produced by Laura Milliken of Big Soul Productions.

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