Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Logan Staats received another nomination. This time for his #1 song “Lucky Ones” from CTV’s The Launch. Staats received a nomination for the Best Radio Single for the track. The Indigenous Music Awards will be held in Winnipeg on May 17.
OPP say they are assisting the Six Nations Police in an attempted murder investigation.
In a statement, OPP say shortly after 4:00 a.m., on January 12 Six Nations Police responded to a report of an injured male at a Sixth Line residence.
Police say that man was taken to hospital where it was discovered he had been shot in the head.
SNP Staff Sergant David Smoke said there is no danger to the community nor the residents in the immediate area.
One of Six Nations midwives was honoured at a ceremony in Toronto at the 2019 Cape Award for Midwifery Heroes.
Laurie Jacobs, an indigenous midwife with Six Nations Birthing Centre was acknowledged for her years of service helping indigenous parents welcome their children into the community.
Jacobs, a member of the Tuscarora Bear Clan has been an indigenous midwife since 2001 and was part of a grassroots movement to bring midwifery back to indigenous communities.
Police say an Ohsweken man is facing weapons charges after he was found holding a gun in a parked car idling in a person’s driveway.
Officers responded to a 911 hangup at a residence on First Line and found a vehicle with unmatching plates idling in a driveway.
Police discovered the occupant of the vehicle had a handgun and a switchblade knife. He was arrested and held for a bail hearing — he now faces a long list of weapons charges related to that incident.
Norfolk County OPP say a two year old turned out to be the culprit at a suspected break and enter.
Police responded to a call from a woman who reported hearing noises from her garage and feared someone was attempting to break in.
Officers investigated and found the woman’s toddler had gotten into the garage without her knowledge and was making noise trying to get back into the house.
Police say the child was removed from the garage and reunited with his mother.
Longtime advocate for residential school survivors, Edmund Metatawabin, has been named to the Order of Canada.
Nishnabe Aski Nation Chief Alvin Fiddler said Metatawabin’s advocacy has been fundamental in ensuring the federal government cannot suppress the stories of survivors of residential school.
Metatawabin acted as a spokesperson for survivors after it was discovered federal government officials withheld claims of abuse made by survivors against the St. Anne’s Residential School in criminal proceedings.
He continues to advocate for justice and healing for residential school survivors and their descendants.
Justin Trudeau said he was surprised and disappointed after learning former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from her cabinet position Tuesday.
Wilson-Raybould resigned amidst controversy that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured her to dismiss corruption charges against a multimillion dollar construction company from Quebec, SNC-Lavalin.
Reporting emerged on the scandal, saying when Wilson-Raybould refused she was then shuffled out of her position as Justice Minister and Attorney General and moved to Veteran’s Affairs.
Wilson-Raybould said in a statement that she has retained legal counsel to determine what she can speak about and hopes to talk openly about those accusations.