Jukasa News Update Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A trial is slated to begin in Wisconsin into the sexual assault of a 14 year old child.
36 year old Matthew Joseph Myke is charged with Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child / At Least 3 Violations of 1st or 2nd Degree in 2013.
Court documents show the alleged victim was 14 years old at the time of the assault.
Myke was arrested in the fall of 2016. He was released on a $10,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim.
The jury trial begins on Jan 22 at the Brown County Courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
An investigation has been ordered into the arrest of an indigenous man and his 12 year old granddaughter at a Vancouver branch of the Bank of Montreal.
The pair were reportedly handcuffed and publicly taken into police custody outside the bank by police, who later said they took the action as part of an investigation after the bank called to report a fraud in progress while the two were attempting to open a bank account.
Police say they confirmed the identity of the man and his granddaughter and say there was no criminal activity that occurred in the incident.
Indigenous leaders in the province are calling the situation racial profiling and say the arrests qualify as police misconduct.
The ongoing dispute over Costal Gas Link’s pipeline crossing Wet’suwet’en territory is highlighting issues in indigenous communities separating hereditary chiefs from elected leaders.
All of the 20 elected First Nations communities along the pipeline’s path are in agreement with the project and have signed compensation deals with TransCanada to allow the project to proceed.
Those communities say the pipeline will provide financial benefits to communities that have been ravaged with poverty for generations.
Five hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en are blocking the project from crossing their traditional territory, accompanied by a group of supporters.
CGL acquired an interlocutory injunction on the property in December. Late last week a heavy police presence around the blockade contained protesters inside. Police are preventing supplies, supporters and media from accessing the site.
Applications for the Indian Day Schools settlement are now open to former students.
Six Nations was the most widely affected First Nations community affected by the Indian Day Schools with a total of 18 church and state run schools engaging with the community’s membership over 120 years.
Compensation ranges from $10,000 for basic attendance and up to $200,000.
The settlement also provides millions in funding for a healing foundation.
Survivors have two and half years, until July 13, 2022 to complete the forms.
- Previous Jukasa News Update Monday, January 13, 2020
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