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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, January 24, 2019


Officials for the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association are apologizing after a viral video showed some of its players mocking an indigenous dance in the locker room.
The video, which one of the team members posted to Snapchat, shows one boy mocking an indigenous drum by beating his stick against a trash can lid, while two others jump around and whoop, mimicking indigenous dance as the rest of the team laughed and cheered.
The association says the behaviour of players from the Midget A team are ignorant and will not be tolerated.
One of the youth in the video took to social media and apologized, saying he wasn’t trying to be racist but knows he wasn’t using his head.

Queen’s University is taking greater effort to include indigenous knowledge into its classrooms. As part of a two year pilot project professors can now apply for the Indigneous Initiatives Visitorship Fund — giving financial support to bring indigneous knowledge keepers to the table.
Kanonhsyonne Janice Hill, Associate Vice Principal for Indigneous Indigiatives and Reconciliation at the university says the new grant will help promote an understanding of indigneous history and perspective within the school community.

Brant Community Healthcare is receiving $1.3 million dollars in funding for upgrades and maintenance.
The provincial funding is part of the Ford governments $175 million dollar investment through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund.
Brant MPP Will Bouma says the investment will ensure providers in Brant have the facilities they need so patients get the kind of care they deserve.

One man is in the hospital in stable condition after he was shot in Brantford’s North End on Wednesday.
City Police say they don’t believe it was a random act and say the victim and suspects are known to each other.
The shooting happed at about 5:30 pm on Woodlawn Avenue.
Police are seeking two suspect: One is described as a white male who was wearing blue hooded jacket. The second suspect was a lighter skinned black male, approximately 6’1” tall with short black hair. He was wearing black jeans and a grey jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police.

A 36 year old man is under arrest after DNA identified him as the father of a baby born to an incapacitated woman in an Arizona long term care facility.
Nathan Sutherland is now facing one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.
Sutherland worked as a licensed practical nurse at the facility since 2011.
The 29 year old victim is member of the San Carlos Pueblo community and has been in long term care since she was three years old.
She gave birth on December 29. Her parents said through their lawyer that the woman is not in a coma — but has severe intellectual disabilities and limited movement in her limbs, head and neck, respond to sound, make facial gestures and express emotion.
The family said through their lawyer that they knew about the arrest but did not wish to comment.

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