Jukasa News Update Friday, February 17, 2017
Man beaten, robbed in home invasion
OPP are investigating a robbery and home invasion on New Credit.
Police and paramedics were called to a Second Line home where they found a male victim who’d been beaten.
The male was found by a friend after the attack who then called police.
He was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
OPP say around noon on Wednesday an unknown male entered the victims home, confronted him and struck him several times with a weapon before taking cash, a wallet with his ID and prescription medication.
The unknown suspect was seen running south bound down the driveway of the residence and then entered the passenger side of a newer model silver Dodge Durango travelling eastbound Second Line.
The suspect is described as male, light skinned, approximately 6’ tall with a thin build. He was wearing camouflage clothing and had his face covered at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Mi’kmaq leader recieves post-humous pardon and apology from NS premiere
Nova Scotia’s provincial government has pardoned a Mi’kmaq leader 90 years after he was convicted.
Gabriel Syliboy was arrested and charged with illegal hunting in the 1928. The grand chief of the Mi’kmaq nation fought until his death in 1964 to assert his right to hunt was part of a 1752 Mi’kmaq treaty right.
Nova Scotia premiere Stephen McNeil spoke during a ceremony at Government House and apologized to Sylliboy’s family and the Mi’kmaq community.
This is the second post humous pardon in Nova Scotia’s history after black civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond.
Indigenous artist Moses Beaver dies in police custody
Indigenous leaders are questioning the circumstances of a mans death while in police custody in Thunder Bay.
Moses Beaver, a renowned indigenous artis, died in a Thunder Bay jail, after he was found unresponsive in his cell Monday night.
He was taken by paramedics to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the case is under investigation but have released no further details.
Beaver struggled with mental health.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said the case is troubling.
Fiddler and other leaders of the surrounding indigenous communities are demanding answers and a full inquiry into the death.
Feds pressured to drop name of residential school creator
Ottawa is under pressure by indigenous leaders to change the name of the city block that is home to the Prime Ministers Office.
The Langevin Block is named for Hector-Louis Langevin after the politician who established Canada’s residential schools program.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde wrote a letter to the federal government raising his concerns that the name should be changed in light of the country’s move toward reconcilliation with indigenous people.
A group of indigenous MP’s and members of the Liberal indigenous caucus are also urging the government for a new name to the block.
This is not the first move in the country to remove Langevin’s name from places of honour. Last month Calgary announced it will rename a bridge named for the political as Reconciliation Bridge as an effort to foster reconcilliation with surrounding indigenous nations.
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