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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The Two Row on the Grand canoe trip began Wednesday. The years y event is in it’s fourth year — celebrating relationships between indigenous and non indigenous people . Paddlers in canoes and kayaks make the journey nearly 150 km down the Grand River over nine days to Lake Erie. Participants are making their way down the river to Port Maitland August 1 for a closing ceremony.

A 21 year-old Navajo woman will appear on the MTV show Catfish, after falling for a man over the internet and then being told that he “passed away”. The woman was told photos of the man she believed to be James Marcus were actually images of Dyami Thomas. Thomas is from the Klamath and Ojibwe nations and a model, motivational speaker and actor from Portland, Oregon. The episode will air Wednesday, July 31 on MTV and is reportedly the very first episode that will include people of indigenous decent.

Taika Waititi is officially returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Variety, the writer-director has closed a deal with Disney and Marvel Studios to direct Thor 4. This marks Waititi’s return to Marvel after “Thor: Ragnarok.”
The filmmaker also helmed episodes of the Disney and “Star Wars” television series “The Mandalorian.” Waititi has signed onto “Flash Gordon,” as an animated feature film project from Disney-Fox. It is not known yet whether he will write, direct, or both.

Michelle Farmer’s Studio of Dance & Modelling in Ohsweken have brought home a huge victory from the Showstoppers National Dance Championships at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Eighteen dancers travelled to the national competition from July 14-25 and brought home several titles.
Jazz Fuller’s Senior Hip Hop group was named 1st Place Overall and 1st Place Platinum. The Senior team also won Platinum in Jazz and Tap competitions with 3rd and 4th Place Overall winners.
The Mini Competitive team, Junior A and Junior B teams also competed at the national championships. The competitions continue this week with the Minis are headed to the east coast and New York City for more competitive dancing.

OPP say an 80 year old Brampton woman is facing careless driving charges after she struck a four year old girl and thirteen year old boy in Hagersville with her vehicle while backing up.
On Saturday, March 9, 2019 just before 1pm the two children were struck by the vehicle the elderly female was driving.
The victims were rushed to hospital with the four year old suffering lift threatening injuries.
The thirteen year old male suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.
OPP have now charged the elderly female driver with careless driving causing bodily harm.
She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date.

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