Jukasa News Update Friday, July 21, 2017
The new grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says he wants to emphasize unity as a way to ensure a promising future for the province’s First Nations.
Arlen Dumas was voted in on Wednesday at the organization’s annual general assembly in Nelson House.
Dumas was chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation for 10 years.
Dumas ran on a platform focusing on treaty rights, land and resources, government and advocacy and people and culture.
He says he’s committed to working with all communities and their leadership.
A well-known player in the painful national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women could be on the verge of discovering more details about her daughter’s case.
Investigators from Quebec’s provincial police force are combing grounds near a creek in Kitigan Zibi First Nation after receiving a tip regarding the 2008 disappearance of Laurie Odjick’s daughter and her friend.
Odjick has spent the past nine years searching for answers since the pair of teenagers disappeared from the community.
Police say they’ve identified the body of a man discovered in a rural area near Cambridge, Ont., and are deeming the death suspicious.
Waterloo regional police had released a photo last week of a shoe found by the body in a farmer’s field in North Dumfries Township in the hope of identifying the man.
They say the body that was located on July 12 has now been identified as that of 32-year-old Christopher Deweese of Kitchener, Ont.
An autopsy was conducted in Hamilton and investigators say they are awaiting results of toxicology tests to try and determine the cause of death.
Police say the death is considered suspicious because of the circumstances of where the body was located.
They are asking anyone who had been in contact with Deweese in the early part of July to call police.
Toronto police have charged a man accused of leaving a puppy in a garbage can at a shopping centre last week.
Police say a man was seen on security footage discarding a dark bag in a trash can on July 11.
A 35-year-old man turned himself in on Thursday and was charged with wilful neglect and causing unnecessary harm to an animal.
They say an investigation by Toronto Animal Services as a result of the arrest led to the seizure of 23 adult dogs and 14 puppies after various search warrants were executed.
The man will make his first appearance in court at the end of August.