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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennet says the Anishnabek First Nation in Ontario is one step close to a self-governance agreement with the federal government.
The community is set to hold a ratification vote in February after years of negotiations, aimed at the community stepping away from the Indian Act, and putting decisions about leadership, citizenship, government and culture into the hands of community members.
Anishnabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare said he is looking forward to giving his community additional autonomy and jurisdiction.

Officials with the Transmountain pipeline expansion project say construction is set to restart next month — just ahead of the fall federal election.
The pipeline was approved in 2016 by Justin Trudeau’s liberals and was purchased by the federal government in 2018 after developer Kinder Morgan backed away under uncertainty of legal challenges and a unified resistance by indigenous people and Canadian citizens along the pacific coast.
The pipeline was given the green light to begin construction in June after consultations.
Six BC First Nations and two environmental groups have filed new court challenges against that approval.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance foundation announced it is donating $5million dollars to help indigenous people affected by fires in the amazon.
The Amazon Forest Fund will go to five organizations to help indigenous victims of the three week long natural disaster.
Brazil has seen an 85% spike in forest fires this year up from 2018. Officials say over 80,000 fires were burning across the country as of Sunday night. Government officials in Brail declared a state of emergency in the region earlier this month.

Five teens were arrested in Ohsweken after a robbery in Hagersville.
Police say just before 6pm on Sunday, two male suspects were seen trying to hide bottles of liquor under their clothes when they were spotted by a witness.
One of the suspects assaulted an employee of the business as the pair fled the store in a vehicle police later located near Fourth Line and Chiefswood Road in Ohsweken.
Two males and a female were located fleeing the vehicle and were arrested. Two more suspects were also located and arrested. Police say the vehicle was previously reported stolen.
Four teen males and one teen female, all from Hamilton, were arrested and are now facing criminal charges. They are to appear in court at a later date to face those charges.

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