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Jukasa News Update – Tuesday, February 19, 2019


The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council are seeking to stop the Six Nations Development Corporation’s Niagara Reinforcement Line Projects via a cease and desist order.
In a statement from Dev Corp, Manager of Communications Tabitha Curley says the demand to halt work on the power line will impact A6N and its employees, the profitability and operations of SNGRDC and the overall distributions that are made to and by the Economic Development Trust to community priorities.
Dev Corp will hold a community information session and press conference at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Six Nations Community Hall to deliver details on the situation.

Two Manitoba women arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people have been given seven conditions following a mediation circle on a First Nation.
The recommendations include sending handwritten apologies to news outlets, 80 hours of community service on a First Nation, and to attend a cultural awareness camp on residential schools.
The two women were arrested on suspicion of uttering threats and public incitement of hatred after posts calling for “shoot a Indian day” and another suggesting a “24-hour purge” appeared on Facebook last summer.

Hamilton police are investigating an incident of road rage in which one driver is alleged to have fired a gun at another.
Police say the incident took place today around 5:30 a.m. on Highway 403 just east of Brantford when a driver noticed he was being tailgated.
The tailgater later pulled his vehicle alongside the victim’s and is alleged to have fired multiple rounds.
The victim then followed the suspect to Hamilton, where police allege the suspect stopped his vehicle, got out and fired more shots in the victim’s direction.
Police say the victim left the area and was not injured during the incident.
Investigators describe the suspect as a six-foot-five, 220-pound man with light brown skin, driving a new model four-door grey vehicle.

The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon plans to offer a certificate in the study of Indigenous storytelling.
Prof. Robert Alexander Innes, head of the Indigenous studies department, says students will be able to learn about the different ways in which Aboriginal stories have been told and recorded in writing, film and new media.
The program is to start this fall and registration will begin in the coming weeks.

The first Indigenous person to be appointed as chancellor at Hamilton’s McMaster University says she’s proud of the school for being a leader in the reconciliation movement.
Santee Smith, an Indigenous artist, dancer and choreographer who runs her own performance company, was named the next honorary leader of the university this week.
Smith says the appointment is a step in a positive direction for McMaster.
She will start her take up her position in November.

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