Jukasa News Update Monday June 4, 2018
An indigenous family was shocked after their son’s braid was cut off by an unknown peer in a Calgary school last week.
The Grade 6 student said he was on the school grounds after school when someone ran behind him, cut off his braid and then disappeared into the crowd.
The boys mother declined to name the school but says she is working with the Calgary school board to reconcile the incident. Her son has been accompanied by an indigenous liaison back to class for the remainder of the week.
He is one of just two indigenous students in a school of 600.
Justin Trudeau wants G7 leaders to sign an anti plastics charter to cut down international use of plastic and include more recycled plastic in the world’s products.
More than 40 Canadian organizations want the prime minister to set national targets for how much plastic Canada should recycle.
By the year 2025 those groups say 85% of all plastic should be recycled. Currently in Canada just 11% of plastic used by consumers is recycled.
Six Nations residents on Sixth Line were evacuated Friday night after a vehicle crashed into a gas station and broke into flames.
Six Nations Fire and Emergency Services responded to the crash and fire.
As a precaution residents within a half mile radius were told to evacuate.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire and it was extinguished.
No information was made available by police on the estimated damages, condition of the driver or if any charges are pending.
Six Nations Police are investigating.
Six Nations Police say gunshots aimed at a woman and children have resulted in charges for an Ohsweken man.
Last week police say they received a call of a woman being chased and shot at by a man with a gun.
Police say the pair were arguing and the male damaged the woman’s vehicle preventing her from leaving. The woman was then assaulted by the man. She fled the scene with her children on foot.
The accused, 36 year old Chad MtPleasant, fired several shotgun rounds in her direction.
Police say no one was hit by any of the gunshots.
MtPleasant now faces criminal charges including mischief, assault, and a list of weapons charges.
He was held for a bail hearing on June 1.
Police say the Mohawk Tobacco Smoke Shop was robbed at gunpoint.
On the afternoon May 23rd a man wearing all black and a mask entered the shop and robbed employees at gunpoint.
The assailant fled the scene on an ATV with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
He then struck a vehicle on Sixth Line and then fled on foot from the area.
No one was injured in the robbery.
Police say K9 units searched the area but did not find the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Another pot dispensary was raided late last week – resulting in criminal charges for a man on the territory.
Six Nations Police say they raided the M&J Green Supply Co. at 1161 Chiefswood Road.
Officers found marijuana products for sale. The man working in the shop was arrested and all cannabis products in the shop were seized.
40 year old Neal Levi Montour is facing trafficking charges following the raid.
He will appear in court on July 20th to face those charges.