Jukasa News Update Thursday, June 22, 2017
Six Nations Police Service is warning local business owners to of a person attempting to make purchases using counterfeit US bills.
Over the weekend 4 incidents were reported at 4 different locations across the reserve.
Police say a male attempted to pass counterfeit American $100 bills for two purchases at Townline Variety, Bear Paw Convenience and the Ohsweken Tim Hortons.
Police say the suspect fled when employees of the businesses called authorities.
Officers want to remind merchants in the area to be cautious when presented with a U.S. bill of a $100.00 denomination.
A new report says 1 in 2 Canadians will experience a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
According to the study an estimated 206,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of cancer and just over 80,000 will not survive their illness — making cancer the leading cause of death in Canada.
Officials say the numbers reflect an aging population.
The study says cancer mortality rates have actually declined over the past thirty years. And that 90% of new cancer diagnoses will be in the population aged 50 and older.
A new study says nearly 1300 children under the age of 17 are killed in the United States every year because of firearm injuries.
An estimated 6000 more youth per year will sustain non life threatening injuries from gun violence.
The study says firearm related deaths are the third leading cause of death overall among US children up to the age of 17, with the greatest risk among youth between 12 and 17 years of age.
The statistic now surpasses the number of American childhood deaths from things like birth defects, heart disease and pneumonia.
Canada’s Governor General David Johnson apologized Monday for saying indigenous people were immigrants.
Johnson said he didn’t express himself correctly.
Johnson said in a tweet that all of Canada’s residents should be encouraged to make a better country and clarified that indigenous people in Canada are the original people of the land.
The federal government intends to rename National Aboriginal Day as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement on Wednesday.
Trudeau says First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples history, art, traditions and cultures have shaped Canada’s past and continue to shape it today.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said he supports the change, saying the name is consistent with the international recognition of Indigenous Peoples and AFN recommendations.
Members of the Men’s Fire are in court this week to answer to the accusation they assaulted HDI lawyer Aaron Detlor.
Detlor was physically removed from the GREAT building in Ohsweken in 2016 by a group of men, who insisted he leave the territory.
Those men claim they were instructed to take that action by elders in the community.
Court is in session for the remainder of this week.