Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Premiere defends racist comments
Manitoba’s Premier Brian Pallister is not apologizing for comments some said are racist, insinuating indigenous people’s night hunting is inciting a race war.
Pallister said in a recent interview that night hunting is a growing problem and needs to be addressed.
The premiere says he regrets making the comments and said he was trying to ease tensions when he told a crowd that it didn’t make sense to him that young indigenous men were shooting moose at night just because they could.
Indigenous leaders called for the premiere to get educated on First Nations hunting rights.
Pallister says night shooting should be restricted to ensure the safety of people, property and livestock.
Immersion students recieve sports funding from police
Grade 7 and Grade 8 students at Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo school will finally be able to participate in the Six Nations Police PALS program thanks to a donation from the police department and a determined teacher from Six Nations.
Six Nations Police presented the school a cheque for $2,000 for sports equipment for the school.
The investment is to help students at the school to participate in the Police Athletic League for Students.
Officers said the program helps students get comfortable with community police.
HDI in court on class action suit
Haudenosaunee Development Institute lawyer Aaron Detlor met Bill Monture and Wilfred Davey of the Men’s Fire in court last week for the discovery phase of a lawsuit filed against Detlor and other members of the HDI; Elvera Garlow, Hazel Hill, and Brian Doolittle.
A number of questions were posed regarding full disclosure of the agreement between HDI and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, including a detailed expense account list of who is being paid what and why.
Detlor’s defense denies any wrongdoing by himself, the HDI or the HCCC.
The Men’s Fire, as Haudenosaunee citizens of Six Nations, are asking for detailed financial disclosure, as well as details of Detlor’s contract which they believe should be open to the public upon request.
Detlor told the court he could not answer those questions without the permission of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs.
He was asked to seek this permission as one of several undertakings he is expected to present back to the courts.
Provincial officials visit Six Nations Polytechnic
Six Nations Polytechnic welcomed the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Deputy Premier to the school for an official visit late last week.
Matthews was joined by MPP Speaker Dave Levac and Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill to learn more about the school’s new course offerings.
This was Matthews’ first visit to an aboriginal Institute. Matthews said she was interested to see first hand how the school incorporates indigenous cultural practices into the learning experience.
Elected Chief Ava Hill welcomed the Minister and said Elected Council is proud of the work taking place at Polytech and hopes the visit will enhance council’s relationship with Ontario.
- Previous Jukasa Radio News Update Monday, January 30, 2017
- Next Jukasa News Update – Thursday, February 2, 2017