Jukasa News Update Thursday, April 27, 2017
A Saskatchewan mayor issued a public apology to indigenous people in his area this week — saying he is sorry for how he’s thought of indigenous people in the past.
Rob Hundeby was in Saskatoon on Tuesday afternoon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.
The pair are looking to start an education initiative to teach youth and elected officials about reconcilliation.
Hundeby said when he was growing up, the stereotype of indigenous people was that they were lazy and didn’t want jobs.
Hundeby said the birth of his children and re-examining his Christian faith led to a shift in thinking, and he now knows he was wrong.
Cameron commended Hundeby for the apology, saying it took a lot of heart and courage.
Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet does not lower the risk of heart disease heart disease.
A new study published in the British Journal for Sports Medicine (BJSM) says that despite a long-held belief by medical professionals, dietary saturated fat does not clog arteries.
Experts are advising people to focus on exercise, avoiding a stressful lifestyle and eating “real food.”
The killing of a 19-year-old high school student and a graphic video believed to be linked to the death has shocked a small Manitoba First Nation that has seen more than its share of tragedy.
RCMP said Wednesday they were reviewing the video circulating on social media to determine whether it was indeed connected to the death on the Sagkeeng reserve, 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
OPP and regional police scoured Oneida Nation of the Thames yesterday focusing an investigation on Walker Road.
Police released little information about the incident.
Community members on social media speculated it was a hostage situation. Police confirmed the event was a “crime against persons” connected to another event in London.
Area roads were closed for much of the afternoon and reopened late Wednesday evening. No injuries or arrests have been reported.
The Manitoba Assembly of Chiefs is asking the RCMP to investigate hate crimes following racist comments posted to social media about the killing of a 19 month old Anthony Raine in Edmonton.
Raine and his parents are First Nations citizens.
A Facebook account using the name Allison Wiese, posted three comments on the page of Global News saying she was glad the baby didn’t have a chance to breed.
Reaction to the comments was outrage and the incident was reported to police.
Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says Indigenous people have a responsibility to stand up against racism and is asking all Canadians to stand up with him — calling it a significant detriment to a peaceful society