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Jukasa News Update Friday, November 16, 2018


The families of three murder victims from Six Nations gave an emotional plea to the public Thursday morning — asking for anyone with information in how Melissa Miller, Alan Porter or Micheal Jamieson died — to help them find the killer.
Six Nations Police along with OPP held a joint news conference with Six Nations Elected Council and members of the victims families updating the investigation.
Police revealed that one of the victims, Melissa Miller, was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.
Police would not confirm if a road block on Seventh Line by OPP and the search of a nearby cornfield was connected to the investigation.
Police say the 2006 grey Chevy Silverado pick up truck found where the bodies were recovered was reported stolen.
Anyone with information or who may have seen the truck before November 4 is asked to contact OPP, Six Nations Police or Crimestoppers.

Six Nations Police say residents in the community can expect an increased police presence of plain clothes and uniformed OPP officers in the territory while officers investigate every lead in an ongoing triple homicide investigation.
Melissa Miller, Alan Porter and Micheal Jamieson were found dead near Oneida Nation of the Thames on November 4. Police said during a press conference that they are investigating all tips they receive and are looking for members of the community to come forward.
A spokesperson for some of the families, Jock Hill, made an appeal to anyone in the community who has information about the victim’s deaths to come forward.
Six Nations Elected Councillor Sherri-Lyn Hill Pierce said the victims families continue to receive assistance from community services and asked for all to respect the privacy of the grieving families.
Police are seeking information about a 2006 grey Chevy Silverado pick up truck that was recovered along with the victims bodies.
Anyone with information or who may have seen the truck before November 4 is asked to contact OPP, Six Nations Police or Crimestoppers.

Saskatoon police have laid charges in the theft of seven jingle dresses.
On Oct. 30, the regalia was stolen from a vehicle parked at a restaurant.
A pawn shop tipster and social media users tipped Saskatoon police — who recovered the outfits.
Police sent photos of the stolen items to pawn shops and within hours one shop contacted officers after a man tried to pawn two of the dresses.
Over the next few days police recovered the remaining dresses.
Police have charged a 35-year-old man with theft over $5,000.
Three men, aged 21, 30 and 50, and a 38-year-old woman are charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Numerous police departments across the US are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
This from a new report from the Seattle-based Urban Indian Health Institute.
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined other lawmakers and representatives of the Urban Indian Health Institute to review the report’s findings at a news conference in Washington. Its release comes as multiple bills at the state and federal level have been proposed to address the issue and improve data collection, including a new proposed legislation called Savanna’s Act.
The bill would expand tribal access to some federal crime databases, establish protocols for handling cases of missing and murdered Native Americans, and require annual reports on the number of missing and murdered Native American women in the country.

A small Indigenous community northeast of Regina plans to open its own marijuana dispensary after passing its own legal cannabis law.
The Muscowpetung First Nation approved its Cannabis-Hemp Act on Monday.
Chief Anthony Cappo says the law is meant to make cannabis more accessible, affordable and safe for the community.
The First Nation does not have one of the 51 marijuana permits issued by the Saskatchewan government to sell legal recreational pot.
Provincial officials don’t want the reserve community to act on it’s own cannabis law.
The Muscowpetung First Nation website says it has an on-reserve population of 380 with a total member listing of approximately 1,500

Indigenous leaders from British Columbia, Manitoba and Nunavut told federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that reconciliation involves recognizing and supporting the deep connections their people have to the land.
The leaders took part in the ceremony in Sidney, B.C., where the federal government announced $5.7 million in funding for the Indigenous Guardians pilot program in support of environmental conservation efforts.
Chief David Walkem of the Cook’s Ferry Indian Band in B.C.’s Interior says part of the project will involve his nation reconnecting with the land after decades of industrial influence dating back to the Cariboo and Fraser River gold rushes.
McKenna says Indigenous people understand the importance of acting now to protect Canada’s environment and preserve biodiversity and this program ensures they have the support to be the best possible stewards of their lands, water and ice.

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