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Jukasa News Update – Monday October 15, 2018


A Six Nations businessman has won the right to assert indigenous legal rights in his family law case at the court of appeals.
Ken Hill, co-owner of Grand River Enterprises, says First Nations people should not be forcibly subjugated to provincial law and says that is a constitutionally protected right for indigenous people in Canada.
A Kitchener judge previously dismissed Hill’s constitutional question — calling the pursuit a “waste of time”.
Hill says he should not be forced through a foreign legal system. He is seeking to have the matter settled through Haudenosaunee traditional practices.

The British Columbia government says a new agreement between a group of Indigenous people and the provincial and federal governments is consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The treaty negotiations memorandum of understanding was signed Saturday at a ceremony in the Leq’a:mel community by the chiefs from the six First Nations of the Sto:lo Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association and ministers from the provincial and federal governments.
The new approach recognizes that Indigenous rights are inherent and cannot be extinguished or surrendered, and shifts away from seeking a full and final settlement.

A growing number of candidates in Ontarios upcoming municipal elections are facing no competition at all.
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario show an increasing amount of municipal councillors will be acclaimed in their positions, meaning they’re named as winners because no one chose to run against them
The association says the number of acclaimed mayors tands at 120 this year compared to 103 during the last province-wide municipal campaign in 2014.
In 26 of Ontario’s 444 municipalities, residents won’t have to cast ballots at all on Oct. 22 as entire councils in those communities have been acclaimed.
The association says the total number of council candidates acclaimed this year stands at 477, up from 390 during the last election cycle.

 Provincial police say they’ve found the body of a missing 26-year-old woman from eastern Ontario.
They say they’re now investigating the death of Emilie Maheu as a homicide.
OPP say Maheu was reported missing on Thursday evening, and was last seen leaving her workplace in Alexandria, Ont., that afternoon.
Her body was found in South Glengarry Township on Saturday morning, and police say an autopsy will be performed later this week in Ottawa.
Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them.

An exhibit dedicated to Justin Bieber in his Stratford, Ont., hometown will be sticking around for at least another year.
Organizers at the Stratford Perth Museum say the show will be extended until October 2019.
The display opened in February and was originally slated to close at the end of this month.
Officials for the museum say an influx of visitors from across the world easily smashed attendance records with nearly 18,000 visitors in just 9 months.

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