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Jukasa Radio News Update – Thursday, November 17, 2016


Oil leases on sacred lands cancelled by US government
US officials are cancelling 15 oil and gas leases on sacred Blackfoot territory in Montana.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the area should not have been leased to begin with — and says the lease cancellations set the right tone for how business should be done in the future.
Officials said the leases were issued to Devon Energy over 30 years ago without consultations with tribal leaders.
Devon Energy said it cooperated with the lease cancellation, saying it was the right thing to do.

First Nations health issues are multifaceted: Health Minister
Canada’s Health Minister says the health issues facing indigenous communities are not only because of a lack of funding.
Minister Jane Philpott says colonialism, racism and intergenerational trauma are all connected to the health issues facing First Nations people in Canada.
Philpott said while recent investment the Liberals are providing for improving facilities — it is just a drop in the bucket.

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