Jukasa News Update Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Police responded to an early morning call from a local resident about a shooting at 124 Seneca Road on Sunday.
The caller reported that shots had been fired at the residence from the road.
Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the owner of the residence. There
were several people at the house at the time of the shooting but no one was
Officers observed a front window damaged and an area of the siding damaged from a gunshot. Several spent shell casings were recovered and seized at the scene.
Six Nations Police continue to investigate.
Six Nations’ great Gaylord Powless is among the nine new inductees into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for 2017, announced on Wednesday, April 19 in Toronto.
Gaylord, nicknamed the Marvelous Mohawk, was an extraordinary lacrosse player, proud of his heritage and family name.
Geronimo Henry, Walter Gretzky and Mary Welsh each received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteerism at a ceremony on April 24.
The ceremony was held at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Community Centre during National Volunteer Week, where the lives and volunteer work of the three award recipients were celebrated by friends, family members, guests, politicians and more.
The award recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to theircommunities through volunteerism during their lifetime.
As a part of the award, a legacy fund will be established in the name of each recipient and will be administered by the Brant Community Foundation.
There are just 88 days until the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) begin on July 16 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), with 550 athletes from across the province set to compete.
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto to recognizes the Games.
The games are one of the largest sporting and cultural gatherings of indigenous people in the world.
This year’s even runs from July 16 to 23, the GTHA will welcome more than 5,000 indigenous athletes aged 13 to 19 from Canada and the United States to compete in 14 sports, such as canoeing, basketball and wrestling.
The Iroquois Caucus and the Anishinabek Nation have issued a Joint Declaration regarding serious concerns on the transportation of highly-radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River and into South Carolina.
The two councils issued a joint letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday advising Canada of those concerns.
A proposal to transport more than 100 truckloads of highly-radioactive liquid material from Chalk River, Ontario to the Savannah River Site in South Carolina is being condemned as extremely dangerous and ill-advised.
The councils say just a small amount of spilled radioactive liquid can contaminate hundreds of millions of liters of water to levels far exceeding the current drinking water limits.
The councils say they are committed to stop the transport across their traditional territories and waterways.
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