Jukasa News Update – Monday, April 26, 2021
OPP released photos of an SUV that was involved in a fatal hit and run Friday night in Hagersville.
A 23 year old man from Missisaugas of the Credit was killed when the motorcycle he was riding on King Street West near Sarah Street was struck from behind by a 2001 blue Chevrolet Tahoe. He was thrown from his motorcycle and hit by a pick up truck heading east.
Witnesses at the scene of the hit and run observed two people in the SUV flee westbound on King Street and then north on Ojibwe Road where they say the vehicle hit the ditch. The two occupants of the SUV fled into the bush.
OPP searched the area with a drone, helicopter and tracking dogs. The SUV is being analyzed by forensic investigators and King Street West was closed for about 6 hours.
Police are looking to speak to anyone with information about the incident or the vehicle.
Six Nations reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 Friday — over the weekend, nearly half of those are variants of concern.
157 people are in isolation 1 person is in hospital.
Brantford reported two new COVID deaths over the weekend, bringing that city’s total number of of deaths to 17 since the beginning of the pandemic.
There are currently 290 active cases in Brantford-Brant. 22 people are in hospital, 11 of them are in critical condition.
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the 2021 federal budget marks a historic level of investment in Indigenous communities, but he acknowledges much of this spending addresses systemic funding gaps and that longer-term, sustained spending will need to continue.
The Liberal government plans to spend more than $18 billion over the next five years to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and to help these communities fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional amounts have also been earmarked in other departments that will go toward helping Indigenous communities, including $2.5 billion over five years for distinctions-based early learning and child care and $108.6 million over five years for First Nations policing.
The Supreme Court of Canada says an American Indigenous man has a constitutionally protected right to hunt in British Columbia given his people’s historic ties to the region.
The decision today comes in the case of Richard Lee Desautel, a U.S. citizen who was charged with hunting without a licence after shooting an elk near Castlegar, B.C.
Desautel defended his actions on the basis he had an Aboriginal right to hunt protected by section 35(1) of Canada’s Constitution Act.
Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington state, a successor of the Sinixt people, whose ancestral territory extended into B.C.
The trial judge found the sections of B.C.’s Wildlife Act under which Desautel was charged had infringed his constitutional right to hunt in the province.
The decision was upheld by the B.C. Supreme Court and the province’s Court of Appeal, prompting the Crown to take its case to the Supreme Court of Canada.