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Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Inuit leaders seek action to prevent childhood sexual abuse
The president of Canada’s national Inuit organization says all the country’s leaders need to protect children from sexual abuse and suicide.
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says too many of the people he represents have experienced sexual and physical abuse leading to alcoholism
A 2008 Inuit health study revealed over half of Inuit women and nearly a quarter of Inuit men have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
Iqualuit mayor Madeline Redfern says the issue needs to be addressed by indigenous leaders and politician at all levels of government.

Saskatchewan First Nations consider banishment laws
Chief Bobby Cameron of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Soveriegn Indigenous Nations says he is in support of several communities moving to banish dangerous criminals from the province’s reserves.
The chief says RCMP have to work with indigenous communities in the efforts.
Several of Saskatchewan’s First Nations are working to establish banishment laws in an effort to keep youth safe and control crime.

Elderly woman dies in crash, SIU investigating
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a crash in Brantford that killed a 94-year-old woman.
The crash took place at the intersection of Gilkison and Colborne streets and closed Lorne Bridge for most of the morning.
The SIU says Brantford Police were pursuing 29 year old man, when the car he was in fled, and collided with another vehicle.
The driver of that vehicle was unharmed but an elderly female passenger sustained several broken bones.
She was transported to hospital and later died from her injuries.
One person in the suspect car sustained minor injuries.
Five investigators, three forensic investigators, and a collision reconstructionist have been assigned to investigate this incident.
No names have been released.

Foster parent charged with sexual abuse of three teen girls
A Peterborough foster parent is facing several sex assault charges after three victims have come forward to police.
Police said the assaults occurred between February and October of 2016 while the man was providing foster care to the victims.
He was arrested and charged with several assault charges including sexual assault on a person under 16, sexual interference with a person under 16 and sexual exploitation.
To protect the identity of the victims, police said the name of the accused is not being released.

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