Jukasa News Update Thursday, May 18, 2017
A coalition of aboriginal groups from Canada and the U.S. has signed a declaration against the Keystone XL pipeline, vowing to use the courts and whatever other means necessary to block the controversial project.
The declaration was signed in Calgary Wednesday by leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy and Great Sioux Nation representing tribes in both countries.
The collective called for more dialogue and consultations on the project, which would run through their traditional territories.
The managing editor of CBC’s “The National” was reassigned Wednesday for what the public broadcaster called “an inappropriate, insensitive and frankly unacceptable tweet” he made as part of a controversial debate over cultural appropriation.In a memo distributed to staff, CBC News editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire said Steve Ladurantaye will now work on its digital “storytelling strategies” and reach out to indigenous communities “as part of his learning process.”
Netflix is giving Ontario cottage country dwellers an entertainment fix over holiday weekends this summer.The streaming video operator says it’s opening several temporary “download zones” that allow viewers to refill their mobile devices with fresh TV series and films. It begins this weekend with a Wi-Fi hotspot at Bass Pro Shop at Vaughan Mills on Friday and the Farmers Market in Collingwood, Ont., both Saturday and Sunday.
The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.
Aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.
Niagara County officials approved the act, planned for June 15 — the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda’s televised 550-metre tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.