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Jukasa News Update Thursday, August 17, 2017


Remains of children that died at an American residential school were exhumed this week.
However authorities say the remains of one child don’t match the DNA of the indigenous child thought to have been buried there.
Two other children’s remains were a match and were returned to a Northern Araphao delegation on Monday.
They are to be reinterred on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation.

A new study says popular Hollywood films continue to exclude females and ethnic people.
The University of Southern California looked at the top 100 highest grossing films over a nine year period, analyzing both behind the camera and on screen talent.
Nearly half of the films documented featured no black females. 66 had no asian females and 72 had no Hispanic females.
LGBT females were excluded from 91 of the 100 films.
Indigenous people appeared in only 1% of the films examined.

The federal government says it has reached a self-governance agreement with 23 Ontario First Nations
The agreement with Anishinabek Nation First Nations grants communities greater control over education on reserve from junior kindergarten to Grade 12.
Federal officials say the deal is part of the government’s commitment to advancing self-determination for First Nations.

The University of Toronto says white nationalist groups are not welcome to hold a rally on their campus.
A Facebook page was built this weekend for the Canadian Nationalist Party promoting a gathering for white nationalists on campus in September.
U of T officials say the group was contacted and informed they were not welcome at the university. And say the school upholds a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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