L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 11 – 17, 2021

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Pusu’l Pana’ne!

Pronounced: boo-sool ba-na-nay

Meaning: Happy New Year!

IN THE NEWS

Feds’ challenge of ruling on First Nations children ‘a slap in the face’: AFN  – CTV News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: total cases in First Nations surpass 11,000 – CBC News

Indigenous survivors of sexual violence on P.E.I. to get new, culturally appropriate healing – CBC News

Ottawa announces $1.2B more to help Indigenous communities fight COVID-19 pandemic – CTV News

Indigenous land defenders block dam project in Burleigh Falls over lack of consultation – My Kawartha

First Nation leaders share vaccine experiences online to combat hesitation, misinformation – CBC News

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

Residential school deniers, white supremacists biggest barrier to reconciliation says Murray Sinclair – APTN News

POLITICS & LAW

Chartrand insulted by Pallister’s approach with Métis – The Brandon Sun

Mohawk Council of Kanesatake takes Oka to court over The Pines – CBC News

RCMP charge 23 after lobster pound ransacked last fall in southwest N.S. – CBC News

FNLC Statements on Canada’s Decision to Continue Fighting First Nations Kids in Court – BCAFN

Mohawk Council of Kanesatake taking Oka and Quebec to court over Pines dispute – APTN News

Matawa chiefs demand province stop all activities affecting land, treaty rights during pandemic – CBC News

Potential for class action as a result of ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ birth alerts say B.C. lawyers – APTN News

Island First Nation considers RCMP, human rights investigations after COVID-based discrimination – CTV News

Proposed class-action suit against Ottawa suggests inmates face systemic bias in risk assessments – The Globe and Mail

Hard questions about systemic racism, accountability asked of Thunder Bay police after pre-inquest hearing – CBC News

Ottawa to implement human-rights tribunal ruling on First Nations youth services despite seeking judicial review – The Globe and Mail

The IBA congratulates Justice Ardith Walkem on her appointment to the British Colombia Supreme Court – Indigenous Bar Association

First Nation leaders call on Manitoba gov’t to work to improve health, welfare of their peoples following cabinet shuffle – Winnipeg Sun

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Brock University joins Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Fort McMurray Indigenous homelessness housing project gets $1.1M from council – CBC News

Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Applauds Business Focus on Indigenous Engagement – Weyburn Review

Dr. Bonnie Henry condemns B.C. businesses for refusing entry to Indigenous people due to COVID-19 fears – CBC News

Halifax council approves next steps for Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre’s rapid affordable housing project – Halifax Examiner

The Lift Circle helps Indigenous business owners come together to solve problems and boost their companies – The Globe and Mail

$500k Investment in PLATO Testing by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners Will Increase Training and Employment Opportunities in Canada’s Tech Sector for Indigenous People – Cision

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Manitoba Indigenous music pioneer Shingoose dies at 74 – Global News

Nunavut television network launches Inuit-language channel – CBC News

Innu woman from Quebec named advisor to UN secretary general – APTN News

How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture – CBC News

19-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht chef chosen to join prestigious culinary team – APTN News

Thousands share Indigenous ribbon skirt photos in solidarity with Sask. girl – CTV news

Indigenous woman’s zine series gets response that ‘makes her heart flutter’ – CBC News

More than half Manitoba’s active COVID-19 cases are in First Nations population –  CBC News

MacKenzie Art Gallery Appoints First-Ever Indigenous Museum Director in Canada – ART news

How the animated film Chicken Run became a cult classic in the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News

Cuthand: Award-winning film portrays Indigenous culture through Indigenous eyes – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

‘Vile; filled with racism’: Officials condemn reaction to Cowichan First Nations COVID outbreak – Saanich News

Indigenous leaders call on B.C. government to notify parents subjected to ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ birth alerts – APTN News

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Canada faces Indigenous pushback over study of pipeline stake – BNN Bloomberg

Ship-based oil spill compensation reform needed for Indigenous communities – WWF

Yellowknives Dene First Nation to meet with federal minister about Giant Mine – CBC News

West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars – National Observer

Seven Inuit communities create non-profit to lobby mining industry in Baffin region – CBC News

Coronavirus: Software company offers Indigenous communities free services for vaccine rollout – Global News

UN committee rebukes Canada for failing to get Indigenous Peoples’ consent for industrial projects – The Narwhal

 

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations