A Six Nations mother is warning other parents after a terrifying incident unfolded over the weekend on the territory.
A 17-year-old male from Brantford attended her home while she was out and began to threaten her daughter with a knife; if she didn’t consent to date him. When the other children heard the commotion and went to check on their sibling, the man threatened to slit their throats.
“He let them know that he has killed someone with a baseball bat and had the guy’s ID on him, which he showed them!”
While the mother was contacting the police to report the incident, The police pulled into her laneway in response to a report that they had received regarding this 17-year-old exhibiting concerning behaviour aimed towards her daughter.
He mentioned that he had a “friend on the rez” before fleeing the scene. Although an investigation is now underway, given the nature of the threats; she wants to make sure the community is aware of the potential danger.
While there were no physical injuries, these traumatic events can have devastating consequences on mental health.
Just last week, an event occurred when a community member reported a vicious assault against another young lady within our community and informed via social media of the perpetrator’s presence.
The question here is: How can we stop the Violence Against our Girls?
If you or someone you know requires non-emergency vitcim services please consider the following resources
Mental Health Services 519-445-2143 1745 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken Six Nations Crisis Line 1-866-445-2204 4:30 pm Monday to Friday 24 hrs Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services 519-445-4324 1781 Chiefswood Road Ohsweken New Directions Group Addiction Counseling 519-445-2947 1769 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken
All names withheld due to minor privacy laws