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Jukasa News Update Thursday, February 16, 2017


Council sets new relationship with Health Services
Six Nations Council says members of Elected Council received a $5000 honorarium increase annually since April of 2016.
A statement from Elected Council says the funds were given in recognition of the Council’s continued efforts to strengthen the community’s federal political presence — and to offset the increased work of implementing a new multi-year funding agreement with Health Canada that will reduce the role Ottawa plays in the community’s health programs.
The new funding agreement will enable Six Nations Health Services grow a number of health programs in the community.

Pope urges developers for “free, prior and informed consent” with indigenous people
Pope Francis spoke from Vatican City this week and says indigenous people must give prior consent for any economic development on their traditional territories.
The pontiff was said to be criticizing US President Donald Trumps move to push completion of the Dakota Access pipeline across Sioux territory without the consent of the tribe to develop on their lands.
The pope was meeting with indigenous people on Wednesday while attending a UN meeting in Rome and said free, prior and informed consent should take precedence when developing on lands over actions that may interfere with indigenous cultures and their ancestral relationship to the earth.

HDI lawyer says he’s not the lawyer for the Confederacy
Legal counsel for the Haudenosaunee Development Institute denies he’s worked for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council as their legal representative.
HDI lawyer Aaron Detlor says he has never represented Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council as legal counsel and says the HCCC does not retain lawyers.
Questions regarding the transparency of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) and Aaron Detlor are currently being fought in an Ontario court.
A class-action case against was launched against Detlor and the HDI in 2016, alleging HDI has been misrepresenting the Haudenosaunee people of Six Nations.

More sex assault charges for Six Nations man
A fourth victim has come forward alleging she was sexually assaulted by a Six Nations man.
Ronald Dennis Henry was charged with an additional count of sexual assault dating back to 1983, against a 15 year old girl in the Waterford area.
Six Nations Police say they have now charged Henry with 23 criminal offences coming from 4 separate victims.
All of the charges are related to sexual offences.
Investigators believe there are other victims that have yet to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Six Nations Police.

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