Jukasa News Update – Friday, October 15, 2021
A Six Nations man has been name to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame
Glenn Styres was among 16 new Hall of Famers inducted in September.
Styres is the owner of the Ohsweken Speedway and has garnered early 30 career victories in Sprint Car racing.
The new inductees will be honoured at a gala during the Canadian International Autoshow next February.
The Iroquois Nationals unveiled their roster for the World Lacrosse Sixes this month in Maryland.
Six athletes are set to represent from Six Nations including Brendan Bomberry, Tehoka Nanticoke, Marshall Powless, Alex Kedoh Hill, Vernon Hill and Warren Hill.
The team was granted full recognition status from the International Olympic Committee this year.
They head to the International World Games in 2022.
The Six Nations Cannabis Commission is set to issue its first retail licensing permit on Nov. 1, with licensed cannabis stores tentatively set to open on November 15.
It will be the first time a retail license has been issued since Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council created the Commission in the spring of 2019 to develop the Six Nations Cannabis Control Law, it’s regulations and build the policies to regulate the cannabis industry on Six Nations Territory.
One cannabis producer has been licensed by the Commission. Six producers and five retail operators are currently in the process.
The Commission’s Executive Director, Verna George, announced the maximum number of licenses a single retail applicant can hold is set at 5.
A survey conducted by Six Nations of the Grand River on internet service provider preference in the community shows an even split between those who want to support First Nations Cable and those who want to have Rogers when it comes to choosing an internet service provider.
SNGR’s Senior Administrative Officer Darrin Jamieson presented the survey, completed by the Connectivity Broadband Task Force.
Residents overwhelmingly said their provider of choice would be Rogers, at 39 percent, followed by First Nations Cable at 38.1 per cent.
Jamieson reported that the results of the survey were shared with all service providers involved and says there has been a meeting with Rogers and First Nations Cable and also between Xplorenet and First Nations Cable to look at ways to work together.
No specifics were available on the details of the arrangement but says options are being explored to find solutions that will bring reliable internet service options to Six Nations as quickly as possible.
Six Nations has received over $2 million in Covid-support funding in the past three months to help local departments fight the spread of the virus.
The majority of those funds went to Six Nations schools, at $1.5 million, with Six Nations Public Works receiving the second largest amount at $273,000. Economic Development received $240,000 and Social Services received $120,000.
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council received a breakdown of its third quarter funding agreements at its general finance meeting on Monday, with the community receiving $12.5 million in total funding for operations.
The largest portion of funding came from Indigenous Services Canada, at $6,625,312. Six Nations schools received the lion’s share of funding at $3,439,019. Housing allocations were $2.6 million, Ontario Works received $1.8 million, Public Works received $1.3 million as did Grand River Post Secondary Education Office.
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