L’nuey IndigeNews – May 3 – 9, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

 

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

“Wli Nkij Na’kwekm!”

Happy Mother’s Day!

IN THE NEWS

Students learn Mi’kmaw traditions through cooking class – CBC News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News

Potlotek lobster traps seized for a ‘variety of reasons,’ says DFO – CBC News

Police in Nova Scotia investigating after 40 lobster traps cut off – Global News

Mi’kmaw author hopes recognition will be a boost for Indigenous voices – Halifax Today

Sir John A. Macdonald statue issue goes back to Charlottetown council Monday – CBC News

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

Charlottetown council standing committee recommends changes to controversial John A. Macdonald statue – SaltWire Network

Treaty fishery begins in Cape Breton for Mi’kmaw community during commercial season, yet traps still seized by feds – APTN News

POLITICS & LAW

Our colonial history, the colonial agenda and Bill C-15 – CBC News

Senate document dump breached privacy of 200 Indigenous applicants – APTN News

Robinson Huron First Nation leadership calls on Canada to do better – Anishinabek News

Grassy Narrows First Nation asserts sovereignty to pass Anishinaabe law on alcohol use – CBC News

BC Hydro, province ordered to release secret Site C dam docs to West Moberly First Nations – The Narwhal

Judge sides with province in appeal of decision on $67.5M payout to Manitoba Metis Federation – CBC News

Senate investigating how personal documents were dumped ‘in the streets’ of downtown Ottawa – APTN News

Indigenous leaders launch $2.1 billion class-action lawsuits against Canada over lack of drinking water – The Narwhal

Opinion: Whether or not you support Bill C-15, Canada passing it would be an important time in our history – CBC News

Canada, Ontario and Chiefs of Ontario launch process to collaborate on enforcement and prosecution of First Nations laws- Newswire

Manitoba Conservative Government Indigenous Policy and Legislative Agenda Goes Contrary to the Spirit and Intent of Reconciliation – Newswire

Ontario appeal of Stage 1 ruling of Robinson-Huron annuities case completed – First Nations urge the court to throw out Ontario’s appeal – Wawa News

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Anishinabek Nation leadership supports shut down of Line 5 pipeline – Newswire

Indigenous firms face additional barriers to economic recovery – Corporate Knights

Budget investments will strengthen Indigenous communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous sovereign cannabis dispensaries band together to create a ‘Red Market’ – APTN News

Opinion: Housing and the Economy – The framework of sustainable First Nations – Anishinabek News

As money comes into the N.W.T. for infrastructure, Acho Dene Koe residents get ready to build – APTN News

Indigenous Innovation Initiative announces first-ever grant recipients for gender equality program- Newswire

Marathon Gold and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Sign Socio-Economic Agreement- Junior Mining Network

Government of Canada Approves the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. 2023 North Corridor System Expansion Project – Nation Talk

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Beyond Red Dress Day: Seven calls to action for allies – IndigiNews

Mi’kmaw education authority to receive GG’s Innovation Award – CBC News

Indigenous engineering students ready for launch in NASA rocket competition – CBC News

Indigenous groups in Canada mark Red Dress Day, raising awareness of MMIWG – CTV News

Stalled project reveals archeological conflict between First Nations and B.C. government – CBC News

Federal Liberals take heat for extending timeline to fix drinking water problems on First Nations – APTN News

Laurent Commission report: It is up to the First Nations to secure the future and wellness of their children- Newswire

Trudeau’s promise to improve First Nations drinking water years behind schedule: federal government – Global News

‘It’s time to act’: Report into youth protection system says Quebec government knows the solution to problems – APTN News

President of Native Women’s Association of Canada Marks Another Red Dress Day Without National Plan to Address Violence – Native Women’s Association of Canada

One step closer to an agreement on education transformation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Indigenous Services Canada and the First Nations Education Council of Quebec- Newswire

The Government of Canada met with Indigenous, provincial and territorial partners to discuss progress on the implementation of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families. – Indigenous Services Canada

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s solar farm now generating electricity – CBC News

Canada transfers ownership of 2 fishing wharfs to Nova Scotia First Nations – CBC News

Tip of the iceberg: The true state of drinking water advisories in First Nations – The Conversation

ANTHONY DAVIS: Why the Mi’kmaw shouldn’t feel trapped by DFO shell games – SaltWire Network

Planning for Northern Link Road environmental assessment begins in the Ring of Fire area – CBC News

Canadian Indigenous group slams Ottawa’s efforts to protect Line 5 pipeline – CBC Radio Canada International

‘We have no other choice’: N.S. Mi’kmaq chief to request UN peacekeepers ahead of lobster fishery – National Post

‘Go back to your teepees’: First Nations people protecting old growth forest on Vancouver Island say they were attacked by forestry workers – APTN News

 

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations