Jukasa News Update Monday, March 20, 2017
A US Court has refused an emergency order from two Native American tribes that would prevent oil from flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline.
The decision means oil could be flowing through the pipeline as early as today.
Standing Rock and Cheyenne River have been in court legally trying to stop the pipeline.
The Lakota nations say the pipeline could harm their water supply and their right to practice their religion, which relies on clean water.
Researchers say a group of indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon have the healthiest hearts on the planet.
The Tsimane have the lowest ever recorded cases of arterial clogging.
Researchers say the results are likely due to the tribes hunter-gatherer lifestyle still maintained today.
Over 16,000 Tsimane people live along the waters of the Amazon River. Officials say they are the best studied indigenous group in the world.
Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak says she will not resign or step away from the aboriginal peoples commission after a public outcry following her comments on residential schools.
The Senate committee’s chair also called for Beyak to resign after Beyak’s controversial comments that the good of residential schools should not be overshadowed by the Truth and Reconciliation commissions work.
Beyak’s office said in a statement the Senators words were taken out of context – saying Beyak claims the backlash is fake news.
The Niagara Regional Police Service is seeking a Canada Wide Warrant for the arrest of 43 year old Justin Kuijer.
Kuijer is being sought for the attempted murder of an RBC bank employee and for the 1st Degree Murder in relation to the death of 7 year old Nathan Dumas.
Dumas, Justin Kuijer’s seven-year-old stepson, was found critically injured in St. Catharines, Ont., on Friday morning and died in hospital early Saturday.
Police are not releasing the boy’s exact cause of death or why they have linked the investigations.
Police say Kuijer is wanted for attempted murder after a female bank employee at an RBC in St. Catharines was stabbed. They also say Nathan was found in critical condition 10 minutes earlier at residence on Queenston Street.
The attack at the bank is not considered a robbery or a domestic dispute, however, police say the victim and Kuijer know each other professionally.
Police say the accused is considered armed and dangerous.
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