Jukasa News Update Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Winnipeg residents seeking street name change to reflect native culture
Residents in a Winnipeg inner city neighbourhood are seeking to have a street renamed to reflect it’s indigenous cultural heritage.
North Point Douglas Residents Committee say Rover Avenue should be changed to Migizi – the Ojibwe word for eagle.
The committee states one third of their neighbourhood are indigenous families while all the streets reflect European ancestry.
An application to change the street name has been filed with the city. Officials for the neighbourhood association say it is a local action they are doing to facilitate a culture of truth and reconciliation with indigenous people in their own neighbourhood.
Missing indigenous teen girls: one located, one still missing
OPP are seeking the publics help finding a missing indigenou girls last seen north of Kingston early last week.
On Monday, 15 year old Gillian Taylor-Hayes was reported missing along with her friend Marcie Muckle.
Muckle was located by Loyalist OPP late last week. Police say Gillian is still missing and believed to be in the Greater Toronto or Ottawa areas.
Gilian is described as a 15 year old indigenous female, 5’2” tall, 140 lbs with brown eyes and red medium length hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
US President-elect likely to put rejected pipeline back in play
Donald Trump says he will work to reverse Obama’s ban on the Keystone XL oil pipeline as one of his first matters of office.
Trump told Fox News in an interview Sunday the reversal would happen “very quickly”.
Trump is said to be considering appointing an oil industry CEO from Exxon Mobil as secretary of state who would be in charge of the file.
Landlocked remote reserve getting funding for all season access road
The federal government announced it will be injecting $10 million dollars towards making an all weather road into the Shoal Lake Reserve in Northern Ontario.
Chief of the isolated community Erwin Redsky said the funding will rebuild the community and reconnect its residents to the rest of Canada.
The community was cut off from from mainland Canada just over 100 years ago during an aqueduct project to deliver fresh water to Winnipeg.
Shoal Lake has been subject to an 18 year long boil water advisory.
Redsky says the road will make it affordable and accessible for the community to construct a desperately needed water treatment plant.
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