Jukasa News Update Tuesday, October 15, 2019
All four candidates for Six Nations elected chief have accepted the nomination. The official list was released Monday. Four people dropped out of the running, leaving 17of the 21 candidates looking to claim the 9 seats. Six Nations Electoral Officer Steve Williams clarified how elections will go now that the community’s election code has removed district voting and transitioned to overall popular vote.
Six Nations citizens will have 1 vote for elected chief and can vote for up to 9 elected council candidates.
The general election is on November 9.
Six Nations Police say four people are facing Cannabis Act charges after an illicit cannabis dispensary was raided.
Officers entered the barricaded green hut on Fourth Line and say they seized an undisclosed amount of cannabis products and cash.
25 year old Ryan Davis, 20 year old Kenneth Davis, 19 year old Dallas Porter and 20 year old Alyziah Styres are all facing Cannabis Act charges. Police say all were released on a promise to appear in court in December.
No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.
However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.
The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Oct. 16 will be approximately $7 million.
Hamilton police say two teenagers are facing charges after they allegedly brought weapons to a high school in the city.
Police say that on Friday afternoon an on-line feud between two youths resulted in one of them going to Glendale Secondary School with an adult friend armed with a small hatchet and pocket knife.
Investigators say the two didn’t find the person they were looking for and fled after school officials told them that the police had been called.
Police say they subsequently charged two Hamilton males — a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old.
The younger suspect was charged with threatening, possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon, while the other faces charges of possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of release conditions.
A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples’ Day as part of a trend to move away from a day honouring Christopher Columbus .
New Mexico is scheduled Monday to mark its statewide Indigenous Peoples’ Day with an invocation by several tribal leaders in unison in their Native languages. There also will be a parade and traditional dances at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
State offices in Maine also are scheduled to close in honour of the holiday. Maine, home to four federally recognized tribes, ditched Columbus Day in favour of Indigenous People’s Day with an April bill signing by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.
Several states from Minnesota to Vermont have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus holiday remains in place.
- Previous Jukasa News Update Wednesday October, 9, 2019
- Next Jukasa Radio Update Thursday, October 17, 2019