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Jukasa News Update – Thursday, April 18, 2019


Ottawa says they are eager to see Six Nations take over its own Health Services.
Six Nations Health Services and Six Nations Elected Council heard from Garry Best, the Indigenous Services Canada representative for Ontario at Tuesday’s General Council meeting.
Councillors were frustrated at the federal governments indigenous agenda to see a devolution process for Health Services. Councillor Sherri Lyn Hill Peirce told Best it appeared the Federal Government was trying to get off the hook for upholding the fiduciary responsibility of covering Six Nations health costs.

Former Miss Six Nations Kyleigh Farmer is travelling to Albuquerque, New Mexico this month to compete in the Miss Indian World pageant.
Farmer is one of three contestants from Canada in the pageant and the only Haudenosaunee ambassador this year.
The Miss Indian World pageant is held yearly at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. This year’s event runs from April 25-27.
The current and outgoing Miss Indian World, Taylor Talbi’ Denzhoone Susan from the White Mountain Apache and Walker River Paiute communities will turn over her crown to one of this year’s 18 contestants from across the indigenous world.

The province of Ontario and it’s new Progressive Conservative government announced it’s first budget, cutting funding for indigenous programs and services in half.
The 2019 budget for the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs went from $146 million to $74.4 million in addition to major changes in northern communities.
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians issued a statement saying by cutting the budget by almost 50% with no specifics could be a hard hit to many communities.

A new space has opened its doors to high school students on Six Nations and Mississaugas of the Credit.
Grand Erie District School Board held an open house to the new home for Nations – New Start Alternative Highschool programs on Monday.
Three alternative learning programs were amalgamated into the space in the former RJ Supermarket at 2319 Third Line.
The school currently houses nearly 100 students combined but officials say with ongoing enrolment throughout the year that number changes frequently.

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