Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Mohawks to intervene in pipeline appeal case
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake will be intervening in the Chippewas of the Thames Supreme Court case against Enbridge Pipelines.
The Chippewa community is appealing National Energy Board Approval of Enbridge line 9B project.
The First Nation says they were not properly consulted by Enbridge prior to approval.
Kahnawake will give information about their part in the original NEB line 9 hearings in 2013.
The case will be heard at the end of November.
Political leaders seeking to help suicide ravaged north
Political and indigenous leaders in Saskatchewan scheduled to travel to northern First Nations communities to try to understand why so many young girls are committing suicide.
Premier Brad Wall and Bobby Cameron, chief of Saskatchewan’s Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations will visit the community of Lac La Ronge where four girls under the age of 14 have ended their lives in October alone.
The communities are working with social services and provincial and federal governments to stabilize the situation.
Indigenous Veterans honoured
Indigenous people across Canada marked Veterans week by remembering fallen First Nations, Metis and Inuit soldiers on Aboriginal Veterans Day.
An estimated 12,000 Indigenous men and women served Canada in the military over the last 200 years.
Indigenous affairs minister Carolyn Bennett says reconciliation in Canada includes learning about the sacrifices made by First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and men who gave their lives in Canada’s Armed Forces.
Advisor to Review Use of Segregation in Province’s Corrections System
Ontario has appointed an independent advisor on corrections reform to provide advice to the government on the use of segregation and ways to improve the province’s adult corrections system.
Howard Sapers, who has most recently served as the Correctional Investigator of Canada and Ombudsman for offenders sentenced in federal correctional institutions, will review the use of all forms of segregation in Ontario’s corrections facilities, and will identify opportunities for longer-term corrections transformation.
Sapers work will begin in the new year.
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