L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 18 – 24, 2021

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wokwisewey Sipu

Pronounced: woah-gwis-eh-wey see-bu

Meaning: Fox River

IN THE NEWS

L’nuey rolling out educational videos on Indigenous rights – CBC News

Peacemaker files bleak assessment of N.S. lobster tensions – CBC News

Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller – CTV News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Over 5,000 active cases in First Nations – CBC News

Mi’kmaq fear new Peggy’s Cove boardwalk could endanger sacred medicine – Global News

Feds alarmed over skyrocketing COVID infections in First Nations communities – APTN News

26 Indigenous governing bodies are actively reclaiming authority over child welfare – APTN News

Treaty 6 Chiefs are concerned: Alberta’s vaccine rollout is failing First Nations – Turtle Island News

Failed policies, decisions on the fly: How the moderate livelihood fishery file blew up – Cape Breton Post

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

Jurisdictional issues challenging COVID-19 vaccine distribution to priority Indigenous populations – Toronto Star

Appointing First Nations person as next Governor General would help advance reconciliation, grand chief says – CBC News

POLITICS & LAW

Indigenous Law & Canadian Courts – First Peoples Law

Treaty 8 boundary conflict resolved following Supreme Court ruling – Energetic City

Cindy Blackstock: A relentless champion for Indigenous children’s rights – Maclean’s

Two major B.C. cities reject Indigenous land acknowledgements – Business in Vancouver

First Nations Seek To Intervene In Court Challenge Of Coal Policy Removal – Toronto Star

Kawartha Nisnawbe send message to Parks Canada: No consultation, no work – APTN News

Supreme Court grants hearing for Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s advance cost case – CBC News

Ontario chief RoseAnne Archibald hopes a woman is the next AFN national chief  – APTN News

Southern chiefs say Pallister’s comments on Indigenous leadership are ‘dangerous’ – CTV News

Saskatchewan First Nation awarded nearly $127M in decades-long land claim settlement – Global News

Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial – CBC News

Certification hearing set to begin for excessive force class action against RCMP in the North – APTN News

Liard First Nation preparing to enter self-governance negotiations with Yukon, federal governments – Yukon News

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Nova Scotia First Nation wants to get into tax collection business – CBC News

Indigenous makeup entrepreneur grows sustainable revolution brand – Daily Hive

Keystone XL denial will hurt communities: Indigenous business coalition leader – Global News

Podcast: Why N.B. Business Leaders Are Learning About Racism Faced by Indigenous People – Huddle

Queen’s Park moving too fast for Matawa chiefs on Far North Act repeal – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous owned businesses say cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline means more job losses – APTN News

Ontario business camp is helping to scale up Indigenous women-led businesses – Thunder Bay News Watch

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Fontaine’s book details stories of former Indigenous leaders – Anishinabek News

Federal government to cover $2.8M drug for eastern Ontario toddler – CBC News

Pandemic response offers lessons for fighting racism: ITK president – Nunatsiaq News

Indigenous women, families in Vancouver rally for national Ribbon Skirt Day – City News

26 Indigenous governing bodies are reclaiming authority over child welfare – Toronto Star

Indigenous org urges Hajdu to boost inmate protections amid COVID-19 – Canadian Lawyer

Consent at heart of Ontario’s vaccination plan for remote First Nations communities – CBC News

Indigenous filmmaker is calling for fines and jail time for those falsely claiming to be Indigenous – Global News

The show must go on: world’s first Indigenous fringe festival comes to Peterborough this summer – Kawartha Now

Some northern Ontario First Nations going back into lockdown, while others have kept borders closed – CBC News

Alberta pauses scheduling of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, pushes back rollout to First Nations and seniors as supply runs out – Edmonton Journal

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

STEM education must be reformed to engage Indigenous youth – iPolitics

Unusually warm: Temperatures hovering near freezing in Iqaluit – APTN News

Tech company sets sights on training northern Indigenous youth – Nunatsiaq News

Rebuilding salmon stocks in British Columbia in the face of a climate crisis – APTN News

US Arctic refuge drilling rights auction a ‘complete failure:’ Gwitchin chief – Inuvik Drum

‘It’s a dead forest’: northern bush pilot, First Nations decry herbicide spraying – CTV News

First Nations Leadership Council denounces attempt to overturn salmon farm ban – Saanich News

App designed for Indigenous language education expected to launch in late January – Meadowlake Now

Chief says push for fish farm judicial review a challenge to reconciliation, Aboriginal Rights – Saanich News

Panel recommends Yukon bring mining into the 21st century. Here’s what you need to know – The Narwhal

Mowi, Cermaq head to court to quash Ottawa’s plan to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms – National Observer

Alberta just cancelled 11 controversial coal leases but open-pit mining could still happen. Here’s why – The Narwhal

Indigenous-Led Solar Energy Project Wins Prize Funding to Implement a Community Clean Energy Project in NWT – Nation Talk

 

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations