IndigeNews: Apr. 11 – 18, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Pa’kewimk!

Meaning: Happy Easter!


In the News

  1. Investment in Mi’kmaw Mental Health Supports – Province of Nova Scotia
  2. Mi’kmaw fisher harvesting baby eels dumps catch as DFO moves in – APTN News
  3. Indigenous runner the first to represent his First Nation at the Boston Marathon – CTV News
  4. Mi’kmaw man leading Lennox Island to greener future with traditional knowledge – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaq Elder in P.E.I. building shrine to first North American Indigenous saint – SaltWire Network
  6. Mi’kmaw community still processing Pope’s apology, says elder who travelled to Vatican – CBC News
  7. ‘It’s very electrifying’: Mi’kmaw runner makes N.S. community proud at Boston Marathon – Global News

Politics & Law

  1. Sask. First Nations call for better duty-to-consult legislation – CBC News
  2. Ahtakakoop Cree Nation and Canada Settle Treaty Land Entitlement Claim – The Turtle Island News
  3. The cost of denial: case comment on Anderson v. Alberta – First Peoples Law
  4. Mounties spent $950K on winter operations for Coastal GasLink – APTN News
  5. Ottawa reconciliation plan to include non-voting elder on council – APTN News
  6. Sask. NDP introduce bill to revamp Indigenous consultation process – Sask Today
  7. Province refuses to register B.C. baby’s First Nations name – Vernon Morning Star
  8. First Nations police chiefs in Alberta say no to a provincial police force – APTN News
  9. First cohort from unique Indigenous law program set to graduate – Windspeaker.com
  10. Anishinabek First Nations sign historic agreement with feds to self-govern – CTV News
  11. Uptake slow on governance agreement but not unexpected, says grand council chief – Windspeaker.com
  12. Simpcw First Nation battles through negotiations to secure child welfare agreement with BC – Turtle Island News
  13. Supreme Court decision may impact decision of feds, provinces to litigate against First Nations – Windspeaker.com

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Northern affairs minister pitches federal budget in Iqaluit – APTN News
  2. AFN looks to change ‘financial relationship’ with Canada after budget falls short – APTN News
  3. Indigenous entrepreneur defends right to harvest salt after warning from Parks Canada – CBC News
  4. Is there room in Nunavut’s sharing economy to sell traditional food? This Iqaluit chef thinks so – CBC News
  5. National Chief says there has to be a better way for First Nations in the federal budget – Windspeaker.com
  6. Eskasoni dispensary owner preparing to go to court to fight for his right to sell cannabis – SaltWire Network
  7. Real estate development investment will help First Nation mitigate oil price rollercoaster – Windspeaker.com
  8. Membertou Chief Terry Paul bringing lessons from the east coast fishery to BC at 2022 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase – Globe Newswire

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Quebec Cree invest $2M in language and culture – CBC News
  2. First federal Indigenous demonstration garden opens in Okanagan – CBC News
  3. Mi’kmaw sisters with type one diabetes camp in a teepee to raise donations – APTN News
  4. Chiefs call for return of Indigenous artifacts destined for storage by N.B. Museum – CBC News
  5. Federal department questioned quality of 2021 Indigenous census data: documents – CBC News
  6. New pottery exhibition to be displayed at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design – SaltWire Network
  7. N.S. gives $350,000 to help support mental health, addictions services for Mi’kmaq people – CTV News
  8. NWAC says budget falls short when it comes to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – APTN News
  9. New Alberta youth advocate will continue to push government to implement strong work of office – Windspeaker.com

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous program allows youth to tackle water issues in their community – APTN News
  2. Two First Nations in Ontario to start environmental assessments in Ring of Fire – APTN News
  3. Coastal First Nation’s clean energy conversion efforts ahead of curve in B.C. – Windspeaker.com
  4. Stoney Nakoda combines western science with cultural teachings in bison monitoring – APTN News
  5. First Nations to submit environmental assessment plan for final road linking Ring of Fire to Ont. highways – CBC News

Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq – Thank you, All My Relations

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