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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, April 5, 2017


One of the members of A Tribe Called Red is blasting the host of this year’s JUNOs for inappropriate remarks about women.
Ian Campeau performed at the JUNO awards this weekend with A Tribe Called Red. The group dedicated part of their performance to the memory of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
JUNO host Russel Peters joked after the performance about young girls in the audience calling them a “felony waiting to happen”.
Campeau was very upset said his daughters were in the audience and heard the joke.
Several others called Peters out for inappropriate remarks about Canada’s Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.
The head of the Juno Awards Allan Reid, issued a statement apologizing for Peters comments saying they were off-script.
Reid says the Academy does not sanction or support those remarks.

A State of Emergency has been declared after flooding on the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.
Band officials say about 100 people of the community’s 1800 are being relocated to nearby hotels as a precaution.
Chief Wally Burns said the emergency was declared after emergency personnel were stuck due to flooding.
Provincial officials have been called into the community to help evacuate those at high risk.
Emergency Management and Fire Services are on site to support with pumper trucks to move water and clear the flooding.

A new study says that being even just a few extra pounds can shorten your life expectancy.
The study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests being just 10 to 30 lbs overweight can shorten a persons lifespan by 6 percent.
Nearly 40% of Americans over 20 years old are overweight.
Researchers are now looking to extend that study to examine if patients can increase their lifespan by losing the extra weight.

A recent poll says nearly 25 percent of millennials identify as LGBTQ and up to 12 percent say they identify as transgender or non gender conforming.
The poll was conducted for the activist group GLADD.
Millennials have the highest recorded variations in gender identity with up to three percent responding as gender fluid, transgender, unsure, questioning, bigender and gender queer.
More millennials are also open to declaring their gender identity publicly. Officials say the new findings are nearly three times higher than a previous survey released in January.

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