Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, April 7, 2021
A Tribe Called Red have changed their name to the Halluci Nation.
The electronic producers made the announcement official on their Facebook page after performing under their new identity in recent months.
The duo say the name is inspired by the works of Indigenous poet and activist John Trudell, who died in 2015.
He was also the inspiration for their 2016 concept album “We Are the Halluci Nation.”
Tim (2oolman) Hill and Ehren (Bear Witness) Thomas started billing themselves as Halluci Nation last year, and appeared under the name on a televised New Year’s Eve special for TVO.
The Halluci Nation plans to release a new album called “One More Saturday Night” that serves as a homage to the group’s monthly Electric Pow Wow party, which ran in Ottawa for nearly a decade starting in 2007.
Six Nations Police say three adults from Six Nations have been arrested and are facing drug trafficking charges.
Officers executed a search warrant at a Seneca Road address and located three suspects and a small child in a trailer on the property. The three were arrested. Six Nations child protection agency Ogwadenideo was called in to assist with the child.
Police say vehicles and a shipping container, also called a sea can, were searched.
As a result of the investigation police seized Cocaine, Alprazolam (Xanax) pills, large quantity of Canadian currency, cell phones, digital scales, drug packaging, a shot gun and ammunition.
All three of the accused suspects are charged with possessing cocaine and Xanax for the purposes of trafficking, unauthorized possession and careless use of a firearm and ammunition.
Two of the accused were released on an undertaking, the third was held for a formal bail hearing.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at McKinnon Park Secondary School by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.
Public health officials confirmed two cases of COVID-19 were identified on April 2 and April 3.
Another Grand Erie District School Board insitutition, Russel Reid Public School, declared an outbreak on April 5 and April 6.
For privacy reasons the identity of the persons that contracted the virus are not being disclosed to the public.
The news comes as three schools in the region — Cedarland Public School, Lakewood Elementary and Mt. Pleasant School move temporarily to virtual earning due to the number of active cases in the Haldimand-Norfolk area.
The Grand Erie District School Board welcomed it’s new student trustees for 2021-22, including a student from Six Nations of the Grand River — Sierra Green.
Green is a student from McKinnon Park Secondary Schools and will represent Indigenous students from across Grand Erie.
Two others – Carson Kitchen and Mitchell Reilly, will serve alongside Green from August 1 through to July 31.
Secondary School and will represent Indigenous students across Grand Erie.
“I’m excited to welcome the new student trustees to our upcoming Board Meetings and hear their input on the important work we’re doing on behalf of Grand Erie students, families, and staff,” said Greg Anderson, Board Chair. “The more ideas we have coming forward at the table for students by students, the better we can foster safe, inclusive, and nurturing school environments that promote all aspects of student success and well-being.”
“Grand Erie is delighted to welcome these new, youthful faces to the Board of Trustees to advocate on behalf of the students and schools in their communities,” said JoAnna Roberto, Director of Education. “The election of student trustees is one way that we can put students first in our decision-making process and build a better school system for the future. We look forward to working with them to ensure success for every student in Grand Erie.”
Grand Erie District School Board represents nearly 18,000 students in 58 elementary schools and more than 7,500 students in 14 secondary schools within the city of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Grand Erie District School Board says they have hired Robin Staats as Grand Erie’s first System Principal Leader of Indigenous Education and Equity.
Staats has a 30-year career in Indigenous education, Most recently working as the principal of Emily C General Elementary School on Six Nations of the Grand River.
Staats holds a Masters of Education from Brock University, as well as a series of additional certificates focused on education and teaching.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robin to Grand Erie District School Board where her experience in Indigenous communities and public education will be invaluable,” said Claudine VanEvery-Albert, appointed Trustee by Six Nations Elected Council to Grand Erie Disctict School Board’s Board of Trustees. “We know Robin will do a superb job working to improve the success of Grand Erie’s Indigenous students, as well as developing and implementing initiatives to educate all students on crucial Indigenous subject matters.”
In her new role as System Principal Leader of Indigenous Education and Equity, Robin will be responsible for working with First Nations, as well as Métis and Inuit communities, organizations, students, and families to support student achievement, well-being and advance truth and reconciliation within the board. She will also help create and implement curriculum and programs to build knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous history, culture, perspectives, and contributions.
Ontario will issue a new stay-at-home order to try and control a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, sources tell The Canadian Press.
Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.
Sources say the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning and last for four weeks.
Only stores selling essential goods will remain open during the four-week period.
Ford’s cabinet made the decision about the stay-at-home order during a meeting Tuesday night.
The premier hinted at new restrictions coming during a news conference on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, vaccine appointments for Ontarians aged 60 and older opened in all of the province’s public health units on Wednesday morning.
Also, students at public schools in Toronto started taking classes fully online following an order from the city’s top doctor.
The city’s public health unit said the measure is necessary as new COVID-19 variants pose a greater risk of hospitalization and death.
Classes in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph also moved online Wednesday morning after Peel Region took schools virtual Tuesday.