Jukasa Radio News Update Monday, January 30, 2017
Indigenous music documentary wins at film festival
A documentary featuring indigenous rock artists has taken a top nod at the Sundance film festival.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World nabbed the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah Saturday.
The film features Six Nations guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson and was produced by Stevie Salas.
NEB’s Energy East pipeline review starting over
A new panel appointed to review projects at with the National Energy Board has thrown out almost two years of decisions o the Energy East pipeline.
Members of the previous panel stepped down last fall out of concerns there may be a conflict of interest.
Officials with the NEB said the decision to restart pipeline hearings with a clean slate was the best course of action.
The 4500 kilometre pipeline would carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan across Canada to the east coast.
It has been fiercely opposed by environmental groups, indigenous nations and city officials across its proposed pathway.
Provincial premiere in hot water for racist comments
Manitoba’s premiere is under scrutiny after some say he made racist comments about indigenous men hunting at night.
The premiere, in an interview with Maclean’s magazine, said many indigenous men with criminal records were shooting guns off in the middle of the night.
The premiere also made comments that indigenous people hunting at night was leading to a race war.
Those comments led to an outcry from provincial officials, saying the comments are ignorant and calling for the premiere to apologize and educate himself about First Nations in the province.
Woman arrested, charged for false abduction witness
Peel Region Police have charged a woman with making a false report about an abduction that led to an Amber Alert issued earlier this year.
The woman told police she saw a girl being forced into a van in Mississauga on January 15.
An Amber Alert was issued after a 15 year old girl was reported missing by her family.
That girl was later found safe. Police found there was no abduction.
Uzma Khan was arrested by police and charged with public mischief.
She will appear in court February 28.
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