Jukasa News Update Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A Brantford woman is arrested and a 39 year old man still at large after a Six Nations teen was abducted at knife point last week.
Six Nations Police say the woman and two men apprehended a teen male forced the youth into the back seat of a
dark coloured 4 door car and threatened to kill his family if he tried to escape or call police.
A second youth was later assaulted by one of the male captors.
The youth were able to identify the woman to police. She was arrested on Wednesday and was held for a bail hearing.
39 year old Jennifer Lynn McIntyre is charged with Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Break & Enter, Kidnapping, Robbery and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
39 year old Jason Laforme is also charged with a long list of charges including assault with a weapon, kidnapping, robbery and forcible confinement. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police.
Rock and Roller Robbie Robertson will receive a Lifetime Achievement award from Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council.
Robertson has previously been bestowed some of the music industry’s highest honours including a Grammy, several Juno awards, and is an Officer to the Order of Canada.
Elected Chief Ava Hill says Robertson is an inspiration to many artists.
The award will be presented at the Six Nations Convention Centre on October 14th at an event open to the public.
Members of the Men’s Fire at Six Nations have been in court this month facing assault charges for the physical removal of HDI lawyer Aaron Detlor from the GREAT building in Ohsweken last spring.
Bill Monture and Lester Green say they were tasked by clan mothers to remove Aaron Detlor from the Six Nations territory.
Haudenosaunee traditional experts were called into the courts to confirm the two men were carrying out a traditional responsibility. Lawyers for Both Monture and Green say the two men should be acquitted of any charges because they were acting under the traditional system.
The lawyer for Aaron Detlor claim the Criminal Code of Canada applies on Six Nations territory and says the incident was a senseless act intended to humiliate Detlor.
A decision in the case is expected in October.
An interim report on the role racism played in the death of an Indigenous man in a Winnipeg hospital is recommending health-care stakeholders take a more direct approach to confronting racism.
The working group responsible for the report also says there should be institutional support for independent investigations in cases where complaints are brought forward.
The group unveiled its initial findings to a packed crowd Monday at the University of Manitoba.
It looked into the death of Brian Sinclair, who died of a treatable bladder infection after he was left alone and uncared for for 34 hours at the Health Sciences Centre emergency department in September 2008.
Real Cloutier, interim president of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, says it’s time to build on a greater awareness of Indigenous history to tackle health-care provider’s assumptions.
The group’s final report is expected sometime next year.
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