Jukasa News Update Tuesday, June 4, 2019
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde says immediate and sustained action in coordination with First Nations is essential to fully implement recommendations and Calls to Justice in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
The final report was presented to the public and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a ceremony on Monday morning.
The two volume report includes 11 chapters and more than 200 recommendations.
Bellegarde says indigenous people can’t wait any longer for real action and real results to ensure First Nations people are safe.
The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker and decorated war hero William Tully Brown has died at age 96.
He’s the third Navajo Code Talker to die since May 10.
Brown died Monday in Winslow, Arizona. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed.
Brown was among hundreds of Navajos who served in the Marine Corps, using a code based on the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II.
A wildfire that has forced about 2,000 people from their homes in northwestern Ontario has begun to slow its spread, officials said Monday.
The forest fire near Pikangikum First Nation started on Wednesday and by Saturday it had grown to 36 square kilometres. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Resources and Forestry said that on Monday it covered 38 square kilometres. Nishnawbe Aski Nation said about 2,000 people have been evacuated from the fly-in community to other cities in Ontario and Manitoba.
The Forest Stewardship Council has launched a major update to its forestry standards that targets issues like threats to woodland caribou and the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The FSC is one of the main organizations the industry uses to certify that its products meet a standardized level of environmental, social and management responsibilities.
The new standards endorse more stringent protections for the threatened woodland caribou, free and prior consent from Indigenous communities as well as stronger worker rights on issues like gender equity.