Jukasa News Update – Friday, September 10, 2021
A 38 year old Six Nations man who went to jail for sexually assaulting his cousin has been given more jail time.
The man was sentenced to an additional nine months on top of a previous sentence of three years in prison for performing non consensual sex acts on his first cousin while she was asleep and had just consumed alcohol.
The man was not in court during his initial sentencing and managed to avoid being sent to prison at subsequent court dates by claiming he was exposed to the coronavirus every time he attended court.
In the meantime the man plead guilty to a 2020 impaired driving charge and in May 2021 broke a non communication order.
As a result the judge added an additional nine months to his sentence due to a history of drunk driving convictions.
A man from Hamilton who broke into a woman’s home and assaulted her, threatening to burn down her house, was sentenced to 9 months in jail.
31 year old Steven Micheal General Smoke broke into a Chiefswood Road home in July 2020 by breaking down the door.
He again assaulted the same woman in March 2021. He pled guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months probation, a weapons restriction for 10 years and to have no further contact with the victim. He is also ordered to take anger management and substance abuse rehabilitation. He was sentenced to nine months already served.
Six Nations is moving into Orange Alert status on Monday.
This in the light of a staggering fourth wave infection spike on the territory.
Four fully vaccinated people are among the 33 active cases with another 169 people in self isolation awaiting test results.
Six Nations Elected Council urged anyone over the age of 12 who has not been vaccinated to get a vaccination immediately.
Orange Alert status will see indoor dining restricted and will prohibit more than 10 people at any indoor gathering.
Six Nations Polytechnic says they are launching an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree program next fall.
The school was the first Indigenous institution in Canada to offer a stand alone degree in Ongwehonwe languages and is now the first to offer an Honours degree in that field of study.
Applications will open in late October 2021. Previous graduates of the Bachelor program are encouraged to apply to upgrade their degree. SNP welcomes students of all backgrounds.
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