Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, May 12, 2021
A convoy of Six Nations people and allies said ‘no’ to development in the City of Brantford Saturday afternoon.
Dozens of vehicles made stops at various construction sites throughout the city with two Six Nations women – elder Norma Jacobs and Bonnie Whitlow – issuing statements at each stop expressing their reasons for opposition to development.
The group, who bore the slogan “Grand Back” as they visited each development site, promoted a recent call for a moratorium on development of Six Nations’ lands within the Haldimand Tract along the Grand River.
Recent surveys have highlighted high rates of burnout and mental stress nurses and healthcare workers are facing while fighting the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada.
A recent Statistics Canada survey found out of 18,000 healthcare workers in Canada, seven out of 10 report worsening mental health as a result of working through the Covid-19 pandemic.
This week celebrates National Nurses Week.
The annual recognition of nurses across acknowledges the call to nursing by those in the industry — and the important role nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey.
The role of nurses has been lauded this year as heroic and an essential service at the centre of overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
An illegal cannabis dispensary that was shut down by police last week was robbed at gunpoint just days after owners and employees were arrested on violations of the Cannabis Act.
Six Nations Police said in a statement that they were advised of an armed robbery at the illegal cannabis dispensary on Second Line around 5:00 p.m. on Monday May 10 with information that three men were at the store with a shotgun and were robbing a male.
Police say a black male wearing a mask entered the business, looked around and then left. Two other black males walked up to the front door, one of them holding a shotgun. The two males attempted to enter the business, while the male victim inside tried to hold the door closed.
The three suspects gained entry and the male victim was struck repeatedly with the gun and forced to the ground. During the struggle the shot gun was pointed at the victim.
The suspects then grabbed items and left the store. A white male was waiting in the vehicle and fled with the three black male suspects.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the robbery to contact Six Nations Police at 519-445-2811 or call CRIMESTOPPERS 519-756-0113.
The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) and Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) are hosting their second annual joint AGM.
The public meeting will be held virtually through Zoom on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Community members are encouraged to attend as the AGM is a chance to ask questions and hear about SNGRDC and EDT activities and accomplishments from the past year.
The SNGRDC and EDT will be reviewing financial and economic accomplishments from 2020 and look forward to sharing how the organizations will be moving ahead in 2021 post Covid-19.