Jukasa News Update – Monday June 3, 2019
The final report of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is calling for broad and widespread changes to the way the justice system handles cases, including standardized response times, better communication with family members and strict protocols to ensure investigations are thorough and complete.
The inquiry’s final report was released publicly this morning with more than 200 recommendations to the federal government.
It calls violence against First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and girls a form of “genocide” and a crisis that has been “centuries in the making.”
Six Nations police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg.
Officers attended a Fourth Line residence at about 6:30 Saturday morning to respond to a report of a shooting and found a male victim was shot in the left leg with a large calibre hunting rifle.
Police say two unidentified suspects in a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck approached the 23 year old victim and a 21 year old male. The passenger of the truck shot the victim and the two men fled the area in the truck. The second male at the scene was not harmed.
Police recovered the suspects vehicle and further evidence from the shooting at a First Line residence.
Police say the gun and the two suspects are still outstanding. The victim and suspects are known to each other and police believe it was a targeted attack.
A demonstration blocking access to the Six Nations Central Administration building has entered it’s eighth day.
Six Nations Elected Council says protesters were asked by both the Elected Council and Hereditary Chiefs to leave the site and allow workers to return to their jobs.
Protesters released a video statement over the weekend saying they refuse to leave until the Elected Council signs a letter surrendering authority to the Hereditary Chiefs.
The Six Nations Citizenship Code has passed.
Votes were tallied at the Six Nations Tourism building after the polls closed at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
The final tally was 414 for and 196 against.
In total 612 votes were cast online, in person in the advance and regular polls. Two ballots were spoiled.
Early poll results: 66 ballots cast; 48-yes 18-no.
Regular Poll: 157 ballots cast; 109-yes 46-no.
Online Voting: 389 ballots cast; 257-yes
The total number of ballots submitted is up from Six Nations last referendum vote in 2015 — which saw 557 ballots cast.
A father and his son were sentenced to over a decade in prison on Friday for the death of 16 year old Ashton VanEvery.
59 year old Irvin Allen Maracle was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
His son, 22 year old Dwight Ronald Walton was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Both were credited 4.5 years for time already in custody.
Both of the men pled guilty to manslaughter after they shot and killed VanEvery in a June 2016 triple shooting that rocked the community.