Jukasa News Update Monday, June 26, 2017
Ontario’s chief coroner has asked York Regional Police to assist Thunder Bay officers in the investigations of the deaths of two indigenous teens.
Thunder Bay’s acting chief of police says questions remain about the deaths of 14-year-old Josiah Begg and 17-year-old Tammy Keeash.
The force also says more investigative resources will serve the interests of the public and the families.
The Liberal government says it is seeking “clarity” from the Federal Court on two aspects of a compliance order issued in May by a human rights tribunal on the delivery of First Nations child health care.
Among its findings, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal said last month that requests for health services for First Nations children must be processed within 12 to 48 hours.
Since July 2016, the government says it has approved approximately 8,800 requests for health, social and education services for First Nations children.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde took part in Toronto’s 37th annual Pride Parade on June 25th, becoming the first AFN National Chief to march in the parade.
Bellegarde says it was an opportunity to celebrate diversity and respect for LGBTQ2S people in the Indigenous communities.
The Chief of the AFN says more action is needed to ensure LGBTQ2S indigenous youth and adults feel positive about their future, feel welcome in their communities, and know that they are accepted and valued.
Grand River Conservation Authority is warning local residents to avoid the river due to heavy flooding in the area.
Water levels along the Grand remain much higher than normal with significant fast moving debris in the flow.
Officials say some areas of the river haven’t seen this heavy of an influx of precipitation since 2008.
GRCA is warning residents to use extreme caution,k eeping children and pets far away from all area waterways until levels return to normal.