Jukasa News Update, Monday, March 13, 2018
Six Nations Police and the OPP continue the search for 49 year old Brett Elliott.
Police say they took control of Elliot’s home on Cayuga Road Friday night on suspected drug and firearm warrants — as well as a second location on Sixth Line.
According to a statement from police a number of guns were seized from the Sixth Line property and police say they do believe Elliott was at that location before he fled.
OPP are assisting local police with the ongoing search of the Cayuga Road property — which they say will continue for a few days.
An 18-year-old woman is dead after a single-vehicle collision in Haldimand County.
Provincial Police say the incident took place early on Friday morning when the vehicle she was driving crossed the highway and collided with a utility pole.
Someone passing by the scene called police to report a downed power line and a vehicle rolled over in the ditch.
The driver was identified as Brooke Smith of Port Dover.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the crash.
A new fashion week in Toronto promises to challenge mainstream perceptions of Indigenous people and culture.
The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto will feature “the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and craft.”
Founder Sage Paul says it’s “about carving out space for Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles.”
The four-day festival will include runway shows featuring artists and designers from across Canada, the United States and Greenland, and feature men’s and women’s wear, streetwear, avant-garde, traditional regalia, jewellery and craft.
There will also be panels and lectures on topics including cultural appropriation, Indigenous dyes and fibres, and storytelling and symbolism in textiles and design.
The event runs May 31 to June 3 in Toronto.
Indigenous people across the country are outraged after the Crown announced it will not appeal the acquittal of the man accused in the fatal shooting of Colten Boushie.
Saskatchewan senior prosecutor Anthony Gerein said the Crown can only appeal legal errors in the course of the trial.
Gerein said lawyers who do the appeal work in Saskatchewan found no basis to appeal.
AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde says the decision is another devestating blow to Boushies family and another indication to First Nations people that Canada’s justice system is failing them.
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