Jukasa News Update Thursday, March 16, 2017
Councillor suspended on drug charges
A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan accused of selling drugs has plead guilty to two charges.
64 year old Clarence Papequash entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ammunition while prohibited.
The Key First Nation man will face a sentencing hearing on April 24.
Papequash was suspended as a councillor by the chief after charges were laid.
The former band councillor says he battles with addictions.
Six Nations woman awaits transplant
A Six Nations woman is waiting for a lung transplant operation in Toronto.
Jessica Henhawk was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and recieved a double lung transplant when she was 20 years old.
The diagnosis she says was rare in someone her age, with most patients diagnosed in their 60s.
Henhawk developed pneumonia on a family trip to the US and is now hospitalized and awaiting a second transplant.
A Go Fund Me page has been established to help her with medical expenses. You can find a link on JukasaRadio.com
Fair board wants change
Six Nations Agricultural Society approached Six Nations Elected Council this week to forgive a $35,000 loan.
Elected Council deferred the decision to a later date.
The Agricultural Society also asked Council for the dates of the Fall Fair to be changed to September.
The Six Nations Fall Fair is the oldest indigenous festival in Canada.
In the last years it’s date was changed to mid-August resulting in a major decline in attendance.
The Society is hoping the date change back into the fall will result in an increase on attendance for this year’s festival.
Injunction for HDI employees by Enbridge
Enbridge is seeking a court ordered injunction against two employees of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute.
The two men, Wayne Hill and Todd Williams, have laid rabbit traps along the path of a proposed pipeline.
Enbridge says the pair have blocked access to pipeline maintenance workers in the Hamilton area.
Injunction hearings were scheduled for this week. No word on what the result of those hearings has been announced.
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