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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, August 30, 2017


A Two Row Times poll suggests the people of Six Nations are largely in favour of removing the road block on Argyle Street.
85% of people surveyed said they are not in agreement with the blockade. Over half the respondents said they did not agree with the demands being made by protesters.
Several Six Nations businesses on Sixth Line are being negatively impacted by the barricade. Survey participants said they wanted to see the dispute resolved quickly with community leaders coming to a consensus and a peaceful resolution.

The HDI says they came under fire last month after neglecting to inform members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council about the details of a $4million dollar payout from one of the projects the chiefs invested in.
HDI posted the details in a July report on their website.
The million dollar payout came to the HCCC at the end of May. Members of the Confederacy Council however were upset to learn they were not informed about the payout at the June meeting.
HDI Director Hazel Hill apologized for the lack of transparency. A decision she said was made in consultation with HDI’s Financial Advisor.

Health Canada is warning parents not to put their infants to sleep in baby nests.
The cushions are made of soft materials that health officials say pose a possible risk of suffocation for babies.
The national health authority says the only safe place for a baby to sleep is in a crib on their back. Anyone using a baby nest is encouraged by Health Canada to stop using them immediately.

The former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says tearing down tributes that are considered offensive to Indigenous Peoples would be “counterproductive’’.
Sen. Murray Sinclair says the time spent debating whether to remove Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from Ontario schools is time that would be better spent discussing the need to honour and elevate Indigenous heroes.
Sinclair’s remarks come after an Ontario teachers union passed a controversial motion calling for the rechristening of schools named after Canada’s first prime minister, accusing Macdonald of advocating Indigenous genocide.

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