L’nuey IndigeNews – Dec. 7 – 13, 2020

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Kesikewiku’s!

Pronounced: well-ee ges-sig-gay-we-goos

Meaning: Happy December!

IN THE NEWS

Lennox Island students win virtual visit with Canadian astronaut – CBC News

P.E.I. Mi’kmaq community excited new headquarters is almost complete – CBC News

National chief pans systemic racism as AFN launches virtual general assembly – APTN News

Mi’kmaq stay ashore as commercial lobster season opens in largest N.S. fishing area – CBC News

Charlottetown’s Mi’kmaq Printing & Design website lets it reach wider audience – Journal Pioneer

Sipekne’katik First Nation refuses to negotiate away treaties, calls off talks with Canada – APTN News

FSIN calls on province to stop Crown land sales without First Nations consultation – Saskatoon Star Phoneix

‘We’re not tolerating this’: Kanesatake pushes back against any development on unceded land – APTN News

Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

POLITICS & LAW

Indigenous Court opens in Williams Lake – The Williams Lake Tribune

FSIN says sale of Crown land has negative impact on Treaty rights – CBC News

Peepeekisis Cree Nation to vote on $150M federal settlement agreement – CBC News

Mi’gmaq, Wolastoqiyik chiefs call for resignation of Aboriginal affairs minister – CBC News

FNLC Statement on RCY Report “Illuminating First Nations Childhood Experiences” – BCAFN

Lac Seul First Nation flooding compensation case heads to Supreme Court of Canada – CBC News

Bill C-15 to affirm UNDRIP as human rights instrument applicable to Canadian law – Canadian Lawyer

Trudeau says legislation to make First Nations policing an essential service coming soon – CBC News

Many questions but few answers as chiefs grill Canada’s political elite during assembly – APTN News

AFN resolution calling for probe into gender-based discrimination sparks heated debate – CBC News

Sipekne’katik First Nation ceases discussions with DFO on moderate livelihood fishery – Global News

Feds to fund first steps toward establishing First Nations policing as essential service – Welland Tribune

RCMP ask for help identifying people who ransacked buildings storing Mi’kmaw lobster catch – CBC News

Trudeau keen to move away from the Indian Act and put more power into Indigenous hands – APTN News

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Minister Blair announces $1.5 million for Assembly of First Nations – Cision

Indigenous businesses in Cape Breton offer products online – SaltWire Network

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre executive director talks affordable housing – Global News

Group behind $40M Indigenous housing hub won’t build on Sault’s Gateway site – CTV News

Quebec government to fund $600,000 for Montreal Indigenous shelter’s relocation – Global News

Grassy Narrows First Nations chief applauds funding for mercury treatment centre – National Observer

‘SHE WALKS WITH ME’: Project supporting urban Indigenous pregnant women gets $1.2M – The Toronto Star

Report highlights challenges, supports needed for Indigenous businesswomen in Atlantic Canada – Journal Pioneer

Ontario announces $21-million in pre-apprenticeship programs for 2,000 women, Indigenous youth – Hamilton News

The Bright Side of Business: Indigenous tourism operators ready to ride economic recovery – Ottawa Business Journal

Indigenous tourism group paid CEO $25K bonus days after it was tasked to distribute COVID-19 relief funds – CBC News

Federal government approves $1.9M for contractor that didn’t complete Neskantaga water project on time – APTN News

IG Wealth Management Launches IG Empower Your Tomorrow Indigenous Commitment: A $5 Million Program to Support Indigenous Communities – IG Wealth Management

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Indigenized ECE program sees first grads in Nain – The Chronicle Herald

Acadia and Glooscap First Nation launch Indigenous Speakers Series – Acadia University

How one Indigenous artist is decolonizing the airwaves in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CTV News

First Nations bring Indigenous languages into the world of digital learning – Anishinabek News

‘A gift to our people’: Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s new history book told in their words – CBC News

Algonquin College program aims to provide pandemic job training to Indigenous youth – CTV News

Knowledge Mobilizers: SFU researcher collaborates with Indigenous communities to disrupt traditional archaeology – Simon Fraser University

The Yukon Strategy is a major milestone in the co-development of the National Action Plan for MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA people – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Polar bears tranquilized, transported by air from Moose Cree First Nation – CBC News

Montana First Nation builds the largest on-reserve solar farm in Canada – Ponoka News

New study suggests indigenous practices can help revitalize pacific salmon fisheries – EurekAlert!

Indigenous hunters to be allowed to harvest deer inside Killbear Provincial Park – Turtle Island News

Ottawa under pressure from First Nations as fish farm consultations draw to a close – National Observer

Yukon wetlands pushed to tipping point by placer mining, First Nation and conservationists say – The Toronto Star

Vancouver Island First Nation chief tells mayors to butt out of Discovery Island fish farm consultations – The Toronto Star

Whitefish River First Nation adapts to COVID-19 distancing using modern mobile app technology to communicate with members – Anishinabek News

 

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations