Jukasa News Update Wednesday, August 9, 2017
A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth experiencing homelessness and the foster care system.
The study found nearly three out of every five homeless youth were part of the child welfare system at some point in their lives, a rate almost 200 times greater than that of the general population.
Researchers say almost 40% of youth in the foster care system eventually aged out of provincial or territorial care, losing access to the sort of support that could have kept them from becoming homeless.
American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are asking a judge to shut down the line while more environmental review is conducted.
Lawyers for the tribe also presented a fallback plan should the judge disagree.
Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselmen proposed in court documents Monday is seeking increased public reporting of pipeline issues such as repairs, and implementation of a spill response plan at the Lake Oahe reservoir from which the tribe draws its water.
The pipeline started flowing oil on June 1, after US President Donald Trump pushed through its completion earlier this year.
Archeological work continues at the site of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School to make way for a memorial park.
Officials with the Woodland Cultural Centre requested the work be done to preserve the record of what buildings and other finds turn up on the 5 acre property.
So far the 4 week excavation has revealed over 400 items.
About 70 indigenous groups are represented in a new art display in Hamilton.
The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot collective art piece showing symbols of indigenous identity from 263 indigenous nations across Canada.
The display is at Hamilton’s Cotton Factory until August 16th and admission is free to the public.
Four Six Nations men were recognized for courage and bravery Tuesday at Six Nations Elected Council.
Josh Miller, Danton Miller, Davis Jacobs and Brayden Hill were outside playing lacrosse when they witnessed a car accident this spring.
All four men on site took action to call for help and assist the victims.
The men were presented with certificates of recognition by the council.