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Jukasa News Update Tuesday, October 10, 2017


OPP are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Lake of the Woods near Kenora.
The body was pulled from the water Sunday afternoon after police received a call about a body in the water.
Police found the man near the city’s Main Street dock.
The deceased is described as an Indigenous male in his 40s, about six-feet tall with a slim build, a goatee and a mole on his forehead.
Police say he was wearing a black Sierra Designs windbreaker jacket, dark blue wind pants and low cut beige hiker style shoes.
There was no immediate word on the cause of death.
Police want to talk to anyone with possible information about the case.

The family of an Attawapiskat teenager who killed herself are calling for a coroner’s inquest into her death.
Thirteen year old Sheridan Hookimaw’s suicide in 2015 shook the remote First Nation. Her family are calling for an inquiry to look into what might be done to prevent further such suicides.
The Canadian Health Institute says indigenous teen girls kill have a suicide rate seven times higher than non indigenous teens.
Officials say a coroner’s inquest would help get at the systemic causes of the suicides.

A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum across the US but is also outraging Italian-Americans.
They say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive.
The debate over Columbus’ legacy in the US became emotionally charged again after the removal of monuments to Confederate generals flared into violence at a rally in Charlottesville.

Chief commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada says two more officials have resigned.
Marion Buller announced Sunday that the director of research is leaving next month and the commission’s lead counsel has also resigned.
The announcement came a day after the inquiry named a new executive director.
Buller announced late Friday that former Assembly of First Nations adviser Debbie Reid has taken the job.
Reid is from the Skownan First Nation in Manitoba.
She was a special adviser to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine.
The inquiry has run into troubled waters in recent months with criticism that victims’ families weren’t being adequately consulted about the shape of the inquiry.

Provincial police say one person is dead after a pickup truck collided with a tree and caught fire in Charlotteville, Ont., early Saturday morning.
Police say a pickup truck was travelling on a rural road in Norfolk County when it left the roadway and entered a ditch, colliding with a tree and catching on fire.
They say firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but emergency personnel found a deceased person inside the truck.
Police haven’t released the name of the deceased.
An investigation is ongoing.

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