L’nuey IndigeNews – Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, 2020

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq word of the week is

Weleyi!

Pronounced: well-eh-ee

Meaning: I am good!

IN THE NEWS

Canada tables legislation to align federal laws with UNDRIP – APTN News

Sipekne’katik chief ‘disappointed’ with draft deal for moderate livelihood fishery – Global News

N.B. ‘working group’ not a substitute for inquiry into systemic racism, Tobique chief says – CBC News

Video: Canada moves to harmonize its Indigenous rights with those declared by the UN – Global News

Indigenous Services minister acknowledges Liberals won’t meet promised drinking water target – CBC News

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

Manitoba chiefs not impressed with premier’s warning of exodus to the north to receive COVID-19 vaccine – APTN News

‘The Crown’s honour is at stake’: Indigenous chief makes appeal to Justin Trudeau as fisheries deal rejected – The Peterborough Examiner

POLITICS & LAW

First Nations push for gaming rights – The Brandon Sun

Three Things the NDP Should Do Right Now on Indigenous Relations – The Tyee

Analysis: Canada’s UNDRIP Bill Holds Promise, but It’s All in the Doing – The Tyee

Digby man charged after allegedly interfering with Indigenous fishery – CTV News

Nihtat Gwich’in Council takes wind turbine case to NWT Supreme Court – Cabin Radio

Sipekne’katik councillor charged with vessel infraction during fishery tensions – CBC News

Indigenous rights advocates ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Liberal UNDRIP legislation – CBC News

Premier seeks to divide province with incendiary comments on vaccine, First Nations: Sinclair – CBC News

Six provinces object, but Liberals still move ahead with UN declaration on Indigenous rights – National Post

New protocol gives northern Indigenous governments more decision making power in legislation – True North FM

Anishinabek Chiefs adopt Geyaabi Waa Ni Zhiwebag, Anishinabek Nation Long-Term Strategic Plan – Anishinabek News

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief ‘disappointed’ to hear government won’t hit boil water advisory deadline – CBC News

Elispogtog anti-fracking blockade had ‘violent Aboriginal extremists’ according to former RCMP intelligence analyst – APTN News

National Chief Bulletin: Update on Federal Bill to advance implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Assembly of First Nations

No time to wait: FNLC calls on Horgan Government to take immediate steps to implement all recommendations identified in Turpel-Lafond Report on systemic racism in health care – BCAFN

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

New Alberta based business to mentor BIPOC artists – APTN News

Pot shops cropping up across First Nations communities in legal grey zone – CTV News

Facebook Canada provides $500K towards Indigenous-owned business grants – CTV News

Kahnawake woman starts shop for Indigenous-sourced food from near and far – CBC News

Housing plan creates 20-year blueprint to solve issues in Nibinamik First Nation – CBC News

Quebec government announces $18.6M over five years to improve Indigenous policing – Global News

First Nation appeals to province to help cover $6.3M shortfall on $100M geothermal project – CBC News

Indigenous ‘Feast Boxes’ campaign kicks off to support Indigenous businesses and families in need – APTN News

Minister pledges $1.5B to fix ‘unacceptable gap’ in Indigenous infrastructure during pandemic recovery – APTN News

First Nations Finance Authority Reaches Major Milestone Surpassing $1 Billion in Loans to Indigenous Communities – Cision

Indigenous child welfare group says Ottawa’s recent $542M funding announcement a drop in the bucket – Canadian Lawyer

Export of Canadian Hydropower to the United States – First Nations in Québec and Labrador Unite to Oppose Hydro-Québec Project – Nation Talk

Government of the Northwest Territories receives funding from Canada to support pandemic services to protect residents  – Government of Canada

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Digital Mi’kmaq offers free laptops to Indigenous e-learners – Cape Breton Post

First Nations need to be prioritized for the coronavirus vaccine: FSIN – Global News

Cree engineering student wins $30K Polytechnique memorial scholarship – APTN News

St. F.X. alumni create bursary to aid Indigenous Canadian students – The Chronicle Herald

First Nations leaders call for probe into gender-based discrimination within AFN – CBC News

Indigenous comedians help public health campaign to protect elders from COVID-19 – CBC News

Former MMIWG chief commissioner says new violence prevention funding misses the mark – CBC News

‘United team effort’ key to success in overcoming Opaskwayak Cree Nation COVID-19 outbreak: chief – CBC News

The B.C. government apologizes for systemic racism towards Indigenous people in B.C.’s health-care system – Global News

Investigation finds widespread racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system – CBC News

Indigenous communities need to have ‘both hands on the steering wheel’ when it comes to child welfare: report – APTN News

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Wet’suwet’en Call on Province to Close Pipeline Work Camps – The Tyee

Pikangikum First Nation gets broadband from SpaceX Starlink – CBC News

Clearwater casting aside eco-certification for offshore lobster fishery – CBC News

Yellowknives Dene demand Ottawa make good on ‘Giant mine monster’ – APTN News

First Nation completes largest solar panel project of its kind in Metro Vancouver – Daily Hive

First Nations try to turn the tide on ‘heartbreaking’ decline in salmon population – CBC Radio

Yukon First Nation monitoring overhunting and climate change with environmental guardians – APTN News

First Nation warned Yukon the ATAC resource road would ‘impair the process of reconciliation’ – The Narwhal

Chief of Gwich’in First Nation in the Yukon hoping President-Elect Biden will reverse gas and oil exploration in Arctic Wildlife Refuge – APTN News

 

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations