Jukasa News Update – Thursday, December 3, 2020
The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) allocated $3000 in funds to assist local organizations with costs for Personal Protective Equipment.
The EDT received a total of 6 applications of which 3 were approved.
The $1000 bursary will be used by the successful applicants to help them continue their
activities safely while also complying with public health advice and other guidelines that
will reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
The 3 Non-profit organizations that have been approved for the Second 2020 EDT Emergency Relief Funds are JC Hill Elementary Home & School, Jamieson Elementary Home & School and Oliver M. Smith Elementary Home & School.
EDT funds are made available through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). These profits are a result of SNGRDC’s operations both on and off reserve, including but not limited to, Six Nations Bingo, A6N Utilities, Six Nations Tourism, along with various investments in the renewable energy industry.
Six Nations of the Grand River revealed a new tiered response system for COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, saying it holds more strict measures than the provinces newly released colour coded system.
The framework identifies Green Level 1 the lowest risk level of transmission, to Black level 5 with the highest risk level of transmitting COVID.
The Six Nations Emergency Response Group says the new system is one part of the community’s overall Recovery Plan and was approved by SNGR Elected Council to implement immediately.
Formerly the ECG was implementing a staged and numbered system that saw Six Nations in Stage 2.5, which was a tougher version of the provinces’ Stage 2 reopening system.
Now, Six Nations ECG has identified the community to be in the Yellow alert level.
Officials say that Six Nations will not necessarily match the risk alert level issued in surrounding communities but say the alert level in surrounding communities still affects Six Nations members and will be factored into assessments going forward.
Six Nations Public Health is reporting 1 active case of COVID-19 on the Territory as of Tuesday, December 1.
The community saw a spike of coronavirus infections through the end of October and into November causing public health officials to issue stern warnings to the community to avoid private gatherings and reducing public gatherings down to groups of no more than 10.
In total since the beginning of the pandemic Six Nations has seen 97 people contract COVID-19 and recover. One person has died. Earlier reports stated that individual contracted the virus while in hospital and not on the territory.
Police are reminding hunters in the community to be mindful about where they are aiming while hunting on Six Nations after reports were filed of stray bullets hitting buildings and homes in the area.
Six Nations Police are urging local hunters to be aware of the capabilities of the firearms they are bearing while hunting and to always be sure of the target when making aim.
Police say hunters need to take caution around roadways, schools, public places and residential homes. Always wear bright hunting gear to ensure safety and be conscious of surroundings at all times.
They are also issuing a reminder that hunters need to get permission from land owners before hunting on another person’s property.
Police say that even though schools are not in session at Six Nations due to the pandemic that students may still be outside during the day around schools and schoolyards and are urging hunters to avoid areas around local schools to avoid unintended tragedy.
The death of a 27-year-old Six Nations man on November 30 has been ruled a homicide with the Ontario Provincial Police assisting Six Nations Police in the investigation.
Six Nations Police were called to an area on Cayuga Road and Sixth Line Road known as Beaver’s Corner at 5:18 p.m. Monday night for a report of a shooting. Six Nations Paramedics and the Brantford Police Canine Unit also arrived at the scene.
Police found a 27-year-old man from Six Nations who was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene.
Police said two male suspects, who are known to the victim, fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Six Nations Police searched for the suspects Monday night and said there was no threat to the public. The suspects have yet to be located.
Police are not releasing the victim’s name but relatives of the victim posted memorial tributes to the young man on Facebook Tuesday.
The west region OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, continue to assist Six Nations Police with the investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://www.helpsolvecrime.com.
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