Jukasa News Update – Thursday, November 3, 2016
First Nations housing crisis may last generations
The current housing crisis on First Nations reserves in Canada will take generations to resolve.
This from AFN Regional Chief Kevin Hart, who say billions of dollars in infrastructure is needed in Manitoba and Saskatchewan alone.
Hart criticized the liberals plan to resolve the housing shortages saying it would not be solved in his lifetime or that of his children.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the liberals investment of 417 million in First Nations housing is just beginning to address the problem.
Charity run earns thousands for pipeline fight
Six Nations community members raised nearly $3000 at the Third Annual Zombie Run.
The charity event was held at Chiefswood Park through the weekend.
Funds are being donated to the Haudenosaunee camp standing in solidarity at Standing Rock.
Historic alliance with Mississauga Nations
A historic accord was signed at Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nation, symbolizing a historic relationship between all Missisauga First Nations.
The accord recognized the people from Alderville, Curve Lake, Scugog, New Credit, Misswezahging
and the Hiawatha First Nation.
Curve Lake Chief Phyllis Williams said the accord validates the relationships among Missisauga Nations and formalizes a sense of unity among the communities.
Apothecary opens to public
Six Nations is home to a new apothecary, providing herbal medicines and services to the community.
The Apothecary is a part of the Our Sustenance Farmer’s Market – a program of the Six Nations Development Corporation.
The facilities grand opening event was held this week.
The apothecary will be providing custom blend teas, salves and other medicines to the community through the Our Sustenance weekend Farmer’s Markets.
More armed police stand against water protectors at pipeline
Police in riot gear again executed an action against water protectors at Standing Rock Wednesday.\
Police were not permitting elders across a stream to a sacred site to pray.
Law enforcement blasted the crowd with peppers spray and tear gas, shooting two people in the crowd with rubber bullets, including one journalist.
She alleges law enforcement shot her in the back at point blank range.
Dramatic video also surfaced of sacred items, medicine bundles and other personal items collected during last week’s raid being returned to water protectors in dump trucks — dumping the items on the side of the highway.
Witnesses said those items were coated in wet paint and mouse droppings. And that tents were destroyed.
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