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Jukasa News Update – Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Six Nations residents will have a final opportunity to provide input on what revisions they would like to see to the community’s election code.
The code’s review committee will be releasing data they’ve collected over nine months of community engagement sessions.
The presentation will be held at Six Nations Community Hall on Friday November 23rd at 5pm.
The draft revision is expected to be presented to the community in the spring with a referendum vote on Bread and Cheese weekend.

McMaster University has created a new grant honouring it’s first indigenous woman graduate.
Marjorie Anderson majored in French and became the institution’s first female indigenous graduate in 1935.
The new Marjorie Anderson Academic Grand for Indigenous Students awards up to 80,000 to indigneous students from Six Nations of the Grand River or New Credit First Nation starting their first year of university.
McMaster says the initiative is part of their response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action.

Six Nations Polytechnic announced a 732,000 grant, investing in indigenous languages.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation funding will secure eight Cayuga language speakers to develop resource materials and will provide adult learners with up to 3600 hours of immersive indigenous language programming.
The new project will launch in January 2019.

STEAM Academy says their students took first place in a national robotics competition.
The team of five students and two staff members had just one week of training to prepare for the competition.
This is the first year the school has entered the competition and beat out 31 other teams to take the STEMley Cup Championship title.

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