Jukasa News Update Wednesday October, 9, 2019
This weekend marked the centennial commemoration of Prince Edward of Wales visit to Brantford and Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks.
The Prince visited in 1919. Six Nations hereditary chiefs of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy made the soon to be king of England a condoled Mohawk Turtle clan chief of the Confederacy in a traditional ceremony held before a crowd of thousands in the heart of the city at Victoria Park.
Secretary of the Six Nations Confederacy Council, Chief Asa R. Hill then gave an official address, pledging allegiance to the British Crown saying, “We will defend the King and Empire with our lives.”
He was the third member of the Royal families of Windsor and Saxe Coburg and Gotha to be adopted into the Confederacy. His uncle. Prince Arthur and and mother Queen Mary were also given titles in separate ceremonies.
Four teens are facing first-degree murder charges after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside a Hamilton high school.
Police said Tuesday they alleged the attack was premeditated.
Hamilton Police Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk declined to offer many details about the death of Devan Selvey, who was stabbed Monday afternoon just outside his school as his mother looked on.
But at a news conference announcing the latest developments in the case, Bereziuk said investigators believe the incident was clearly targeted.
Bereziuk said police arrested a 14-year-old boy and 18-year-old man hours after the alleged stabbing, adding both have since been formally charged with first-degree murder.
Two other suspects — a boy and a girl, both 16 — have since been arrested and will soon be charged with first-degree murder as well, he said.
Bereziuk said the name of the 18-year-old accused is protected under the terms of a publication ban, while the Youth Criminal Justice Act shields the identities of the younger suspects.
Navajo ancestral remains will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States.
The White House announced the agreement involving the remains of about 20 people and 28 objects taken from the Mesa Verde area more than 100 years ago.
The remains and artifacts were unearthed during excavations by a Swedish researcher in 1891 and hundreds of items eventually became part of the collection of the National Museum of Finland.
President Donald Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto acknowledged the sanctity of the items to the more than two dozen tribes.
The agreement ensures the remains and items will be brought “to their proper resting place in the U.S,” Bernhardt said.
Officials with the Hopi Tribe say the items will be reinterred in a ceremony.
Alberta is moving to set up a new Crown corporation to help Indigenous groups invest in major natural resource projects.
The United Conservatives have introduced a bill that says the government would put up $1 billion, along with technical and financial advice, to backstop the Crown.
Premier Jason Kenney says it would be a new way of doing business with First Nations.
He says it would focus on partnerships led by the arms-length Crown agency rather than “picking winners and losers.”
He says if the program were to flourish, he would look to expand it to other projects and provinces, and press federal politicians in Ottawa to adopt something similar.