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'Suspicious elements' of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook's death draw Ottawa police attention

Kristy Nease, CBC News

An Ottawa police unit that normally investigates confirmed homicides is looking into "suspicious elements" of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook's death.

The body of the 47-year-old artist was found just before 9 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 19, by a city worker in the Rideau River near Bordeleau Park, which sits off King Edward Avenue, Cathcart and Bruyère streets in the Lowertown neighbourhood.

Indigenous children for sale: The money behind the Sixties Scoop

Donna Carreiro, CBC News

Marlene Orgeron recalls the day her adoptive Louisiana parents told her they bought her for $30,000. Her brothers, they told Marlene, were "freebies."

It left her feeling worthless.

"They told me I should feel grateful they paid anything for me at all," Orgeron said. "I felt so guilty."

It's the latest revelation in a story survivors say has haunted them for decades: the money behind the Sixties Scoop.

Tardy bureaucrats causing First Nations' cost overruns, report finds

Dean Beeby, CBC

Projects to build schools and other infrastructure for First Nations frequently go over budget because of approval delays by federal bureaucrats, says an internal study.

The conclusion suggests many capital projects for indigenous peoples have been doomed to red ink even before the first shovel hits the ground — and well before First Nations manage the actual construction.

New owner steps up plans to save white deer at former Seneca Army Depot

David Figura @newyorkupstate.com

The new owner of the former Seneca Army Depot has made preserving the depot's celebrated white deer herd a priority and has already taken some steps to make sure that happens.

Included in those steps is the planting of more vegetation to make sure the deer have enough to eat, repairs to the fence that surrounds the property, the hiring of an ecologist to survey the land and to come up with an overall plan to ensure the herd's survival – and increased security patrols to keep poachers off the land.

Yahoo hack: Massive password data breach could have effects well beyond Yahoo

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

While it's unknown to what extent the stolen data has been or will be circulating — or how easy it would be to use if it were — giant breaches can send ripples of insecurity across the internet.

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets that may contain plastic

The Associated Press The Associated Press

PRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.

The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Tuesday that the 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken nuggets were sold at Costco stores nationwide. A small number of 20-pound cases of chicken patties, sold under the Spare Time brand, were sold to a single wholesaler in Pennsylvania.

Tribal chief attends White House conference

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Akwesasne, NY — On September 26, 2016, Tribal Chief Beverly Cook represented the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC. During the eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference of the Obama Administration, Chief Cook networked with governmental officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Concurrently, Chief Eric Thompson met with key members of Congress to advocate for the Tribe’s legislative priorities; including environmental justice and improved border passage for the people of the community of Akwesasne.

Deputy Jones speaks out about Hillary murder trial, ‘without a doubt’ Hillary killed Garrett Phillips

- Massena Daily Courier

POTSDAM — St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputy John E. Jones Jr. has become a reluctant central figure in the Oral “Nick” Hillary murder case.

Since the May 15, 2014, second-degree murder indictment of Hillary in the 2011 death of Garrett J. Phillips, Mr. Jones has been the first example the media and Hillary supporters have pointed to as a possible other suspect in the murder of 12-year-old Potsdam boy.

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