Jukasa News Update Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Donation to Health Services
Health Foundation presented Six Nations Health Services with $10,000 donation toward the purchase of new materials for Health Services staff training.
Brody Thomas, acting supervisor of the New Directions Group made the presentation at Six Nations Elected Council’s general council meeting on Tuesday evening.
The donation will be used by Six Nations Health Services to purchase a training mannequin used by paramedics and other healthcare workers in the community for IV training and building on other mannequin training components already available on Six Nations with the Birthing Centre.
Altogether Thomas says that the Six Nations Health Foundation has raised and donated over $170,000 towards Six Nations Health Services through fundraising at various events.
SNEC approved a request from the family of the late band councillor Robert E. Johnson to name the playground on Fourth Line the Robert E. Johnson memorial park. Council approved the request unanimously and will be getting a plaque in honour of Johnson for the park.
Breast Cancer Foundation
As a charitable support SNEC will purchase ten tickets for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation benefit show “A Tribute to ABBA” this coming may. Council opted to donate the purchased tickets to the Miles to Go Cancer Support Group.
Global Warming Education
Environment Canada will be making a $22,000 investment towards a project for the Six Nations Wildlife office to raise awareness about water quality in the Lake Erie watershed.
The funding will be used as part of a public awareness campaign to educate people on global warming and conserving natural history of the watershed area.
Electric Bus pilot project
Ontario’s Secretary of the Cabinet and the Premier’s Deputy Minister Steve Orsini proposed to SNEC to be part of a pilot project that would test electric buses for public transportation.
The project would place automated buses for test runs in the community. SNEC was invited to consider being part of the project. Several councillors raised questions about liabilities and the safety of the vehicles in the community at council’s general council meeting last night. Elected Chief Ava Hill said she did not have specifics on the details of the vehicles but said they would be man-driven to start and would only travel at a speed of 25 km/hr.
EC tentatively agreed to work with the province on the possibility of being involved in the pilot project — and is seeking a further presentation about the project from the ministry.
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