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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Nominations for community members to be considered for the annual Wilma General Memorial Award are closing soon.
The Wilma General award honours community members who give selflessly of themselves, work to promote wellness in the community, promote relationships between natives and non-natives and create a legacy of caring and support for the community.
The yearly recognition is given to community members during the Six Nations Awards Banquet.
The nomination deadline is January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.. Applications packages can be found online at

Six Nations of the Grand River council has rolled out changes to it’s public meeting schedule.
Officials say the changes are on an interim basis while the council compiles it’s formal report following an extensive internal review of all departments.
General council will be reduced to two bi-weekly meetings a month with several items re-routed to dedicated monthly finance committee and political liaison committee meetings.

Six Nations Food Bank will host a grand opening ceremony on January 15th.
The essential community service opened the doors to it’s new location over the holidays.
Officials with the food bank say they serviced over 150 families this Christmas, a statistic that nearly doubled it’s yearly average.
The food bank says there is an ongoing need for things like baby formula, diapers, home cleaning supplies, feminine products and personal care items.

Doctors are warning the public to exercise caution when consuming edible cannabis products.
This just a few days ahead of recreational edibles being available in Ontario’s cannabis stores.
Dr. Lawrence Loh from the School of Public Health at the University of Toronto says seniors and those with a slower metabolism are at the highest risk of accidental overdose — and warn that overdosing can result in psychotic reactions like losing touch with reality, hallucinating, and panic.
Doctors say overdose from overconsumption often means a trip to the emergency room.
The effects of edible cannabis often takes several hours because of the time needed to absorb the psychoactive components in the small intestine.
Loh says the medical community is also a expressing long-term concerns surrounding edible cannabis — including risks of addiction and exacerbating existing mental health issues

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