Jukasa News Update Tuesday October 16, 2018
The mother of a toddler who was swept away in the Grand River during heavy flooding this spring has been changed in her son’s death.
OPP say they conducted an investigation into the death of 3-year old Kaden Young — who drowned after the vehicle his mother was driving got trapped in floodwaters at around 1am. on February 21.
Volunteers searched for months for the child’s body.
His mother, 35 year old Michelle Hanson of Amaranth, Ontario is now shared with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing death. She will appear in court on November 6.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis proving she has some Native American heritage.
The analysis supports the existence of a single Native American ancestor up to ten generations back.
Warren brought forward the evidence as a rebuttal to US President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as “Pocahontas.”
Warren challenged Trump to make good on his pledge to donate $1 million to charity if she provided proof of Native American heritage — a moment that was caught on video.
Trump falsely denied ever making the offer and later said he would donate the money only if he can personally administer the genetic test.
Assembly of First Nations Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart says the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Mikisew Cree First Nation case does not mean Canada can ignore or deny First Nations rights or the duty to consult.
Hart says Supreme Court ruled the federal government does not have a duty to consult before tabling legislation, it does not mean First Nations will stop asserting and defending their rights, their peoples and their traditional territories
Hart says the Crown still has a duty to consult on any activities that affect indigenous lands, waters and indigneous rights and says the Crown will be held accountable for any attempts to override those rights.
Hart says the Supreme Court ruling is regrettable and a missed opportunity to rightfully engage with First Nations as partners in the legislative process.
Police say human trafficking is strongly linked to high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls, but there are major knowledge gaps that keep pervasive trafficking activities hidden in plain sight.
RCMP officials told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Monday that current statistics on human trafficking fall short of capturing the scope of the issue.
Officials shared data with the inquiry showing 455 known cases involving human trafficking specific charges between 2005 and 2017, And say there’s a huge gap between those numbers and the reality.
The inquiry is holding its final hearings this week in St. John’s, N.L., with experts providing testimony on sexual exploitation, human trafficking and sexual violence.
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