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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, June 26, 2018


The National Film Board of Canada says its invested more money into indigenous talent this year but that there is still more they want to do.
35 indigneous directed projects were funded by the NFB making up about 10% of the overall budget for the year.
This is the first year of the indigenous action plan with the NFB. The NFB’s website launched an indigneous cinema section with over two hundred films with indigneous directors earlier this year.
The Idngienosu Action Plan is the National film Board’s response to carrying out 33 of the Truth and Reconciliation commission’s calls to action.

Closing arguments were heard in a Hamilton court Monday in the trial for the shooting death of an Ohsweken man.
Peter Khill is charged with second degree murder after he shot and killed Jonathan Styres in 2017.
Lawyers for Khill argued through the trial that their client should be acquitted.
Khill says he was acting in self defence and believed Styres was pointing a gun at him.
The jury is expected to deliberate through Tuesday.

A nine-year-old girl is in a Saskatoon hospital with serious injuries following an attack by dogs.
RCMP say two dogs belonging to a member of the Fishing Lake First Nation near Wadena bit the girl on Friday.
She was taken to the local hospital in Wadena before being transported to Saskatoon.
The dogs were destroyed at the direction of the First Nation’s chief and council.

The provincial government says B.C. is the first province in Canada to invest money into on-reserve housing with a new Indigenous housing fund.
The $550-million fund will support the construction and operation of 1,750 units of social housing on and off reserves over the next decade.
Premier John Horgan says the government is opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join them in making housing better and more affordable for every part of the province.

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