Jukasa News Update Thursday, August 16, 2018
A second Ontario reserve has now passed a motion in council to banish Peter Khill from being in their territories.
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation passed a band council resolution on August 13 – banishing Khill from the community just outside London, indefinitely.
In a statement about the banishment Chippewas of the Thames Chief Myeengun Henry said it is a protective measure as well as a stand of solidarity with Six Nations.
The Six Nations Elected Council passed a resolution to banish Khill from Six Nations territory in June of this year. Khill is awaiting an appeal trial for the shooting death of Jonathan Styres.
Khill shot and killed the Six Nations man in February of 2016 and was previously acquitted by a Hamilton jury. An appeal to that acquittal was filed by the Crown earlier this summer.
Ottawa has announced plans to create a new statutory holiday in recognition of residential school survivors.
Indigenous groups are working with the federal government to choose the day – which has not been finalized.
Reports that the existing Indigenous People’s Day on June 21 or Orange Shirt Day on September 30 are being considered.
An organization that represents Metis in Alberta says it supports the expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through B.C.
The Metis Nation of Alberta says members voted in favour of the resolution at a conference on Sunday.
The expanded pipeline would triple the amount of diluted bitumen that is shipped from Alberta to a terminal in Burnaby.
The organization says there are about 97,000 Metis in Alberta.
Three people are facing charges after a raid on an illegal cannabis dispensary on Six Nations.
Green Health for 6 on Highway 54 was raided and a large amount of weed, liquid THC and cash was seized.
Arrested and facing drug trafficking charges are 39 year old Jennifer Henhawk, 21 year old Charlie Van Hoof and 26 year old Joshua Whitlow.
Their next court date is September 28, 2018.
Police say the property owner was also arrested. 53 year old William Cooper of Six Nations is now facing drug trafficking charges.
An additional participant in the dispensary, 39 year old Jeffrey Allan Henhawk was arrested and is facing drug trafficking charges. He is set to appear in court on August 23.
- Previous Jukasa News Update Wednesday August 15, 2018
- Next Jukasa News Update – Monday, August 20, 2018