Jukasa News Update – Monday, November 7, 2016
Indigenous teachers awarded for excellence
Ten educators of indigenous students from across Canada were honoured this weekend at the Indigenous Educator Awards.
The Honourees were acknowledged by Indspire for innovation in teaching and resources as well as bringing culture into the curriculum.
Haudenosaunee teacher Tom Deer was recognized for his work in culture, language and traditions.
Indspire CEO Roberta Jamieson said the recipients are creating lasting change in the communities they serve, and enrich the field of indigenous education.
Federal analyst will examine border crossing issues
A new federal representative is set to be appointed to look at Jay Treaty border crossing issues faced by Canadian indigenous people.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the adviser will work with First Nations to address complex challenges to border crossing.
Ottawa has yet to announce whether the appointed analyst will be of First Nations descent.
Child hurt after finding bag of needles
Toronto police say a child playing in a Toronto school playground was scatched on the hand after he found a bag of syringes.
The incident happened Saturday evening.
Police said they do not know what substance was in the syringe.
An investigation in the case is ongoing.
Grandparents fight for visitation rights
Grandparents in the province are fighting for change to Ontario’s laws for visitation rights when parents split.
A new NDP private members bill proposes grandparents have a say in custody disputes in court.
The group, Grandparents Annonymous, estimates over 75,000 grandparents have been refused visitation rights to nearly 112,000 grandchildren in Ontario.
Members of the group says isolating children from grandparents is psychological and emotional abuse.
Thousands march in support of Standing Rock
Solidarity marches were celebrated across North America this weekend — in support of Standing Rock.
Demonstrators gathered throughout major cites demanding the United States Dept of Justice stop the heavy handed action against water protectors opposing the pipeline.
Organizers estimate the Solidarity march in downtown Toronto was attended by nearly 6000 people.
A local flash mob round dance show of solidarity gathered at Lynden Park Mall in Brantford with over 100 people.
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