Jukasa News Update – Friday, November 4, 2016
Resource camp workers increase risk for indigenous women
An Amnesty International report says the presence of transient resource workers surrounding resource extraction projects increases the risk of harm to indigenous women and girls.
The study says resource development in natural gas, forestry, mining and hydro northeastern British Columbia – combined with underfunding in policing and social services in the area have increased the risk as well.
Amnesty International says camp lifestyles can lead to destructive and anti social behaviours including alcohol and drug abuse.
Clergy joins opposition of Dakota Access pipeline
More than 500 members of the clergy of various faiths gathered in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Demonstrators sang hymns and held a ceremony – burning a copy of the a 600-year-old Doctrine of Discovery — which permitted European monarchs to seize indigenous land.
The interfaith event was organized to draw attention to the concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux and push elected officials to call for a halt of construction on the pipeline.
Dave Matthews Band to hold #NoDAPL fundraiser
The Dave Matthews Band announced they will hold a fundraiser concert where all proceeds “will be utilized to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.”
The concert is scheduled for November 27 at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.
The band said funds raised will help provide supplies, legal assistance and other necessities to the ‘water protectors’ – the protesters who are currently at the frontlines of the tribe’s fight.
Man arrested, charged with kidnapping
A 22-year-old Norfolk County man is charged with kidnapping an 11 year old girl.
Brandon Labonte was arrested after police say he boarded a Greyhound bus with the child, headed for Thunder Bay.
Police stopped the bus and the man was arrested. He was charged with abduction of a child under the age of 14.
The child was held in protective custody until the could be returned to her family.
Church fire investigated as hate crime
A Mississippi black community church was set on fire Tuesday evening with the words
“Vote Trump” spray painted on the outside of the structure.
Fire chief Reuben Brown says the fire was an act of arson.
Members of the FBI said the agency began a civil rights investigation of the fire that some are calling a hate crime meat to intimidate voters.
Pastor of the 111 year old church says they will rebuild on the same site.
Hamilton Police recover ‘deadly’ liquid fentanyl
Hamilton Police are warning the public after they recovered liquid fentanyl during a drug raid earlier this year.
Police said the illicit drug in its liquid form can be easily absorbed through the skin and can be fatal, even in small doses.
The drug was not identified until it was sent for laboatory analysis.
Police say this is the first recovery of liquid fentanyl in Canada and are not sure what the substance was intended for.
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