Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust is putting out a second call for 2019 Grassroots funding applications.
The EDT says this is a pilot project only guaranteed to run in 2019 and puts a new $150,000 investment into community programs.
The Grassroots Application is designed for established volunteer groups or organizations that do not have regular employees, would not have a registered board of directors, and may not have audited financials to provide.
Those interested in applying can attend an information session on April 3, 2019 at Six Nations Tourism Building.
Six Nations Police presented 7 new police constables to the Six Nations Elected Council at Tuesday’s General Council meeting.
The new officers introduced themselves and shared who their families are with those in attendance. Some of the new officers shared the challenges of entering law enforcement in a small community, saying they were challenged when investigating people they may have grown up with or played sports with.
Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill thanked the new constables for choosing a career in law enforcement in an indigenous community and shared that council members were advocating for more funding for Six Nations Police at the provincial and federal levels.
The Canadian coming-of-age series “Anne with an E” has cast new indigenous characters for the upcoming third season.
12-year-old Kiawenti:io Tarbell, a Mohawk from Akwesasne, will play Ka’kwet on the CBC and Netflix series.
The character is described as an independent, resilient Mi’kmaq girl.
Two more new Indigenous cast members include Mohawk actor Brandon Oakes and Oji-Cree actress Dana Jeffrey.
Buffy Sainte-Marie is set to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Organizers say the acclaimed singer-songwriter will receive the honour at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto on April 1.
It’s among countless accolades the 78 year old musician, Indigenous rights activist and educator has received throughout her career.
She won an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for her song Up Where We Belong.
Ste Marie is also a multiple Juno winner, is a recipient of the Polaris Prize, recieved a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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