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Jukasa News Update Thursday, May 17, 2018


The Manitoba government is looking to ban hunting with spotlights at night.
Some Indigenous groups in the province say that infringes on their constitutional rights.
The proposed legislation would ban night hunting in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people who are granted a permit. T
hey will only be able to shoot in a specific area if it doesn’t threaten the viability of the species they’re hunting.
The government hasn’t decided what criteria would be required for the permit or where exactly night hunting would be allowed.
Consultations with rural municipalities and Indigenous groups are scheduled over the summer.

A Berlin museum is returning wooden masks, a child’s cradle and other items plundered from the graves of indigenous Alaskans by an explorer sent by its predecessor in the 19th century.
The Ethnological Museum on Wednesday will hand over the items to an official of the Chugach Alaska Corporation, which represents indigenous people in the Chugach region.
The items were collected for Germany’s Royal Museum of Ethnology by Norwegian adventurer Johan Adrian Jacobsen between 1882 and 1884.
They were taken from graves on Chenega Island, though the specific location is no longer known.
Berlin museum authorities have been working with the Chugach since 2015 on the restitution.

A Halifax university says a white history professor will go ahead with a course on residential schools, with the support of the school’s administration and its indigenous faculty members.
Mount Saint Vincent University says faculty, history department leaders, school administration and the senior adviser to the president on indigenous affairs met Tuesday.
The university says they had a thoughtful discussion over concerns raised by critics who say only Indigenous Peoples should teach their own history.
The school’s administration says Walls has its support, along with the support of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, to teach the course.

Nearly a quarter of first-time opioid prescriptions in Ontario from April 2015 to March 2016 exceeded recommended dose limits introduced in 2017.
Researchers say 23.9 per cent of initial opioid prescriptions in Ontario during that time had a daily dose of more than 50 milligrams of morphine.
That’s more than the threshold set last year for North American physicians treating chronic non-cancer pain with opioids like oxycodone, hydromorphone and the fentanyl patch.
The year-old guidelines suggest opioids be restricted to less 90 milligrams of morphine per day, and ideally to less than 50 mg.

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