Jukasa News Update Monday, September 30, 2019
Hamilton Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating the city’s 8th homicide of 2019.
Police say officers were called to a residence on Queenston Road Sunday around 10:00 p.m. where they found a deceased male.
Police determined he was a homicide victim, and that a post mortem will be conducted today to confirm cause of death.
The victim’s name was not immediately released.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is to reveal at a ceremony today the names of 2,800 children who died in residential schools.
The act will break the silence over the fate of thousands of children who disappeared during the decades the schools operated.
The list is the result of years of research into what happened to the many children who were taken into residential schools and never came out.
Archivists poured over records from governments and churches, which together operated as many as 80 schools across Canada over 120 years.
A total of 150,000 Indigenous children are thought to have spent at least some time in a residential school.
The 2,800 to be honoured are those whose deaths and names researchers have been able to confirm. Moran said there are another 1,600 who died, but remain unnamed.
Canada has taken gold at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship this weekend.
The victory marks a 19-12 win over the Iroquois Nationals to capture the Cockerton Cup.
The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was launched in 2003 and has been held every four years.
This years tournament was the largest in its history — with 20 teams competing.
Canada brings home gold, Iroquois Nationals earning silver and the United States claiming bronze.
Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier addressed hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters in Manhattan Saturday.
The 15-year-old activist from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario urged the global community to respect the sacredness and importance of clean water.
Peltier used the speech to draw attention to the lack of clean water in numerous Indigenous communities.
The speech was her second at the UN headquarters, having urged the General Assembly to “warrior up” and take a stand for our planet last year.
Peltier is nominated for the 2019 International Children’s Peace Prize by the David Suzuki Foundation, has spread her message at hundreds of events around the world.
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