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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Medical officials are excited by new research that could help doctors detect lyme disease sooner than before.
Researchers have identified specific biomarkers in the bloodwork of patients with early stage lyme disease.
Doctors say early detection of the disease is crucial to avoiding the risk of severe symptoms that can develop in the late stages of the illness.
About 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year.

Indigenous people in the United States and Canada could be needed to support a new chapter for the North American Free Trade Agreement .
First Nations were left out of NAFTA discussions in the 1990s Рbut the high profile of indigenous land rights in the media has Ottawa officials saying consultation with indigenous people is a crucial part of the country’s economic prosperity.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says participation of American Indian tribes from the US will be critical to having a successful new agreement.

The province says it is making major investments to build year round road access to two remote First Nations communities.
Ontario will support First Nations to plan and construct an east-west road connecting the Webequie and Nibinamik communities to the provincial highway network north of Pickle Lake.
This project would provide all-season access to both First Nations communities as well as into the Ring of Fire development.
Funding for the road is part of a !1billion dollar commitment to invest in the Ring of Fire infrastructure

A Ukranian dance group in Saskatoon is under scrutiny for copying the dances of indigenous people.
A woman recorded video of the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble performing a dance they called Canadian Kaleidoscope.
During the dance the Ukranian performers wear headdresses and mimic the steps of pow wow dancers.
The group says that dance has been performed internationally since 2003.
Indigenous people in the Saskatoon area say the dance is cultural appropriation and offensive.

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