Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jesse Wente has been appointed chairperson of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Wente is an Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster and speaker, who has held high-profile roles in Canada’s arts communities, including executive director of the industry-led Indigenous Screen Office.
The Canada Council for the Arts distributes millions in federal arts funding annually and oversees some of Canada’s most prestigious arts awards.
Four people were arrested after Six Nations Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Third Line.
Officers recovered cocaine, hydromorphone pills, weapons, scales and an undisclosed amount of Canadian and US cash.
Three males and a young person inside the residence were taken into custody without incident.
A baby was removed from the residence and police say was turned over to a place of safety.
Kalab Powless, 18,
Jacob Froman, 20
Sheldon Hill, 20, and an unnamed young person were all arrested and are now facing a long list of drugs and weapons charges.
A man on Six Nation has died and police are now investigating what they say is a suspicious death.
On Saturday July 25, Six Nations Police say they received information of “suspicious activity, possibly involving drugs and a possible overdose at a residence on the Six Nations Territory.”
Police arrived at a residence on Sixth Line and discovered a man dead on the scene.
No details on the identity of the deceased are being released until positive identification is made and next of kin are notified.
Police say they remained on scene at the home and continued to investigate through to Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Six Nations Police.
Three teens from Kitchener have been charged in an armed robbery on King George Road in Brantford. Now police say they are looking for a fourth male suspect.
Police say just after noon the three males appeared in disguise with face coverings, long clothing and gloves, carrying knives and guns, entered the business and demanded money. They ordered employees to the floor, striking one of the employees in the head.
Police apprehended the teens after a chase on foot and were located with help from the canine unit. A fourth suspect fled in a white pickup truck.
The teens are all charged with robbery, assault with a weapon and use of a firearm. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.