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Jukasa News Update Friday, April 20, 2018


A Kitchener judge’s ruling in a child support case that called the application of indigenous rights “a waste of time” has been overturned.
The Ontario Court of Appeal granted a stay on the case in March and repudiated Justice Deborah Chappel for her words – saying the dismissal causes irreparable harm to the involved parties – and merits a full appellate court review.
That case is headed to the Ontario Court of Appeal in June.

Shoppers in Ontario are now able to pick up beer and cider at more local grocery stores.
The province announced 87 additional stores will offer beer, wine and cider bringing the total number of provincial grocers offering alcohol up to 350.
The province says the decision offers up retail opportunities for local breweries to have their products on the shelves — taking account for 20% of the beer and cider on display in stores.
Ontario says grocery stores that offer alcohol must have designated sales areas, operate within standard hours of sale and have properly trained staff to monitor the sales.

The best in Haudenosaunee art, music and culture will be the focus of a brand new arts festival set to hit the Woodland Cultural Centre this June.
The Onkwehón:we (The Original People’s) Festival will showcase the best artistic works, both contemporary and traditional June 15-17, 2018.
According to a statement from the WCC, “Attendees will have the opportunity to witness unique traditions that have been existent before contact. Performances and events will be multi-disciplined and of the highest caliber featuring storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and workshops.”

Six Nations Public Library Board announced a new person will be taking the role of Director.
Feather Maracle has worked at several libraries in her career. According to a statement from the library board Maracle worked at the Tyendinaga Territory Public Library.
Maracle is an advocate for First Nation Public Libraries, sitting in leadership roles with provincial and national organizations.
Former CEO Dr. Sabrina Saunders says “Feather will be a strong addition to the Six Nations Public Library. She brings a great deal of knowledge of library services and will advocate to elevate our community library to the caliber our community requires”.

SNEC has received $336,000 in funding for the First Nations Student Nutrition Program for 2018-19.
The funding comes from a provincial program run through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and offers school-age children and youth nutritious food through breakfast, lunch, and snack programs.
The goal of the program is to support learning and healthy development. The program is open to all children and youth at approved program sites.

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