IndigeNews: Apr. 12 – 18, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: s/he is praying

In the News

  1. Volunteers continue search for missing Elsipogtog fisherman – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Sir John A. Macdonald statue removed from Regina’s Victoria Park – CBC News
  4. Mi’kmaw fisherman has crab traps seized by DFO during food fishery – APTN News
  5. Sacred smoke: P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq elders and the smudging ceremony – Journal Pioneer
  6. Moderate livelihood negotiations to include elvers, says fisheries minister – CBC News
  7. Mi’kmaq fisher argues feds becoming more aggressive in seizures of Indigenous gear – CTV News
  8. N.B. First Nation wins historic $145M land claim settlement after decades-long battle – CBC News
  9. First Nations feel they’re being punished for success with cancellation of N.B. tax agreement – Global News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  11. Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Politics & Law

  1. First Nations Collective fights for Treaty Rights – Sault Online
  2. The pandemic puts Parliament’s stuffy men’s dress code to the test – Maclean’s
  3. Ontario set to appeal ruling in Robinson Huron Treaty annuities case – Soo Today
  4. Makivik to renew self-determination talks with Ottawa, Quebec – Nunatsiaq News
  5. Treaty 8 Grand Chief pushing for First Nations police service – Fort McMurray Today
  6. Historic land claim sees chief finish what ancestor started 160 years ago – APTN News
  7. First Nations denounce New Brunswick government’s move to end tax agreements – CTV News
  8. Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election – CTV News
  9. New Brunswick First Nations under no obligations to remit provincial taxes: expert – Global News
  10. Manitoba First Nations hoping to appeal to Supreme Court on outlet channel decision – CTV News
  11. No evidence Higgs will share forestry revenue after axing tax agreement, First Nations say – CBC News
  12. Challenge against Lake St. Martin project being taken to the Supreme Court of Canada – Winnipeg Sun
  13. Liberals’ bill on Indigenous rights getting pushback from Conservatives, First Nations critics – CBC News
  14. Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Completes Addition to Reserve of over 1000 Hectares – Net News Ledger
  15. Chiefs slam Ontario, call on Queen’s Park to stop appealing landmark treaty annuities case – APTN News
  16. Footing the Bill: The Supreme Court Weighs in on the Costs of Indigenous Rights Litigation – First Peoples Law

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. A path to prosperity for Indigenous communities – Troy Media
  2. Two First Nations split $37.2 million in B.C. grants – Western Investor
  3. First Nations proposing new energy corridor in Western Canada – CBC News
  4. New housing project in Winnipeg to benefit youth aging out of care – APTN News
  5. Cheam First Nation ‘decisively’ against Bridal Veil ski resort proposal, has own plans for territory – CTV News
  6. ‘They need to make it happen’: Billions needed in budget to lessen social gap for Indigenous Peoples – APTN News
  7. Chilliwack’s Shxwha:y First Nation approved for cannabis cultivation and processing facility – The Chilliwack Progress
  8. Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects for First Nations in Nova Scotia – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  9. These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.’s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung – CBC News
  10. Indigenous Growth Fund raises $150M in First Round to Support Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Canada – National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association
  11. Government of Canada investment supporting Indigenous economic development in Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Ghislain Picard becomes McCord Museum board chair – CBC News
  2. Kanesatake to help vaccinate urban Innu living in Montreal – CBC News
  3. Sask. TikTok creator flipping the script on Indigenous stereotypes – CTV News
  4. Large scale developments threaten ancient Indigenous sites in Quebec – APTN News
  5. Saskatoon statue will honour Indigenous NHL trailblazer Fred Sasakamoose – CBC News
  6. Program aims to preserve Indigenous history with archeological site training – CBC News
  7. Mount Allison students win back Indigenous environment course with petition – CBC News
  8. We’koqma’q First Nation rapper nominated for two East Coast Music Awards – Yahoo News
  9. Membertou’s youth chief and council tradition continues through pandemic – The Chronicle Herald
  10. UBC Okanagan launches Canada’s first bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency – The Ubyssey
  11. Once an inmate and now an elder, Mi’kmaw sweat lodge keeper brings healing to prisoners – CBC News
  12. ‘We don’t want any more tears’: First Nations urge Ottawa to boost mental health spending – CBC News
  13. Nova Scotia’s first Mi’kmaw child welfare specialist leaves position to work for her people – Cape Breton Post
  14. Indigenous-led organizations in Quebec inundated with requests for cultural sensitivity training – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Aquaculture Act proposed for Canada – Anishinabek News
  2. Elders, trappers from First Nation ask Alberta to protect bison herd – CBC News
  3. Tahltan Nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area – CTV News
  4. Dene governments in N.W.T. launch ice road caribou harvest monitoring – APTN News
  5. Inside the hidden fight over Indigenous fishing for baby eels in Nova Scotia – CBC News
  6. Sask. trappers concerned over accessing online logging consultation – Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  7. Northern B.C. First Nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area – CBC News
  8. Family of Jackie Vautour to continue fight for land expropriated for national park – Global News
  9. Split in First Nation membership over anti-logging blockades at B.C. old-growth forest – CBC News
  10. New language app makes Mi’kmaw language more accessible for children and parents – The Chronicle Herald
  11. Indigenous TikToker uses platform to call out mass contamination of Yellowknife’s toxic Giant Mine – CTV News
  12. Outdoor adventure enthusiast from We’koqma’q photographing the beauty of Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald
  13. Profile: ‘It’s blown me away’: Sheryl Lightfoot becomes first Indigenous woman from Canada appointed to UN expert body – The Narwhal

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

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