Jukasa News Update Monday, March 6, 2017
ATM stolen in store Brantford robbery
Brantford Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the culprits who stole an ATM machine from a city store.
Police said unknown persons used a pick up truck to break through the front window of a business on Colborne Street West on Saturday just after 4am. They then stole the ATM and fled the area dragging the machine behind the truck.
Officers were called to investigate tracking the machine out of the city and into Brant County.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Brantford Police.
March on Washington for Standing Rock
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies from nations across the United States and Canada are gathering this week for the Native Nations Rise March in Washington on Friday.
The march is to oppose US President Donald Trump’s continued aggression on tribal nations and to stand in solidarity on indigenous sovereignty for US tribes.
Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault says the Trump administration worked immediately following the President’s inauguration to force the pipeline through Lakota territory.
Archambault says his community is calling for indigenous allies to join with the tribe in Washington for the march to show that indigenous rights cannot be abandoned to satisfy corporate interests.
Murder investigation following Brant County man’s death
Brant County OPP are investigating a homicide.
Officers were called to a home in Cainsville Wednesday where they found a man, unresponsive.
The Coroner later attended the scene and pronounced the man dead. He has been identified as 69 year old Robert Waite of Brant County.
A post-mortem conducted Friday determined the man’s death was a homicide — however cause of death has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Brant County OPP.
UN says Standing Rock human rights ignored
A UN official who spent time at the opposition actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline says the rights of Standing Rock have not been addressed.
The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz says authorities used unnecessary force against water protectors, that the tribe was not properly consulted, and that issues such as trash left behind by water protectors has been blown out of proportion by local officials.
Tauli-Corpuz is set to make a report in September on the DAPL actions to the UN Human Rights Council.