IndigeNews: Apr. 19 – 25, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Welta’sit

Meaning: they are happy!


In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw elder continues valiant search for missing friend – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Young Mi’kmaw activist raised $7,000 for Indigenous lobster fishers – Broadview
  4. P.E.I. school forging a path toward reconciliation with help from Lennox Island – CBC News
  5. Sipekne’katik may seek UN peacekeepers for contentious N.S. fishery relaunch – CBC News
  6. Mi’kmaw community says it will launch treaty fishery without federal licenses – APTN News
  7. Sipekne’katik to resume lobster fishing under moderate livelihood June 1 – Kukukwes News
  8. ‘Starting point:’ Quebec First Nation signs five-year fisheries agreement with Ottawa – National Post
  9. Native Council of P.E.I. head says province’s lack of consultation ‘hurting my community’ – CBC News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Senate approves pre-study on UNDRIP bill – Senate GRO
  2. B.C. court overturns limits on Indigenous commercial fishery – APTN News
  3. Pabineau chief in talks with Higgs on possible new tax-sharing deal – CBC News
  4. Sinixt Indigenous nation not ‘extinct’ in Canada, Supreme Court rules – CBC News
  5. The Nuu-chah-nulth Just Won a Huge Ruling for First Nations Fisheries – The Tyee
  6. Feds pressed to define ‘free, prior and informed consent’ in UNDRIP bill – Toronto Star
  7. First Nations could have been better consulted on scrapped tax deals, says minister – CBC News
  8. Grand chief in Alberta says AFN shouldn’t be consulting on UNDRIP bill with Canada – APTN News
  9. Indigenous Peoples living in U.S. can claim Aboriginal rights in Canada: Supreme Court – APTN News
  10. Haudenosaunee chiefs declare development moratorium across entire Haldimand Tract – APTN News
  11. Ottawa’s proposed review of St. Anne’s residential school claims is inadequate, judge rules – CBC News
  12. B.C. Supreme Court judge rejects bid to send Coastal GasLink pipeline back for assessment – CBC News
  13. Canadian Cancer Society won’t back Manitoba’s extended smoking ban because First Nations sidelined – CBC News
  14. Canada to appeal striking of regulations allowing First Nations to postpone elections, extend terms – Canadian Lawyer
  15. Indigenous law in action: Gitanyow launches its groundbreaking Wilp Sustainability Assessment Process – West Coast Environmental Law

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Mi’kmaq lead billion-dollar sea change – Corporate Knights
  2. Tupa’s Joint goes mobile as B.C. tries to shut down Indigenous pot shop – APTN News
  3. Federal budget pledges $18B in new money for Indigenous communities – APTN News
  4. Liberals pledge $18B for Indigenous communities in 2021 federal budget – Global News
  5. National Chief welcomes federal investments in Budget 2021 – Assembly of First Nations
  6. ‘Our own grey areas:’ First Nations navigate hazy cannabis retail jurisdictions – Regina Leader-Post
  7. Indigenous subscription box bringing more culturally authentic products to ecommerce – CTV News
  8. Pair of First Nations barbers looking forward to good hair days ahead in their own shops – CBC News
  9. Indigenous women entrepreneurs more likely to be motivated by filling a need, rather than greed – APTN News
  10. Lack of Support for Indigenous Tourism in Federal Budget Exacerbates Systemic Barriers Facing Sector – Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Natoaganeg spirit lodge in NB offers mental health support rooted in culture – CBC News
  2. New life means new name for former Kapyong Barracks site: Naawi-Oodena – CBC News
  3. N.L.’s languages may be in a dormant phase, say teachers, but they can blossom again – CBC News
  4. How ‘rez ball skills’ and family love took Olympic athlete Brigette Lacquette to the top – APTN News
  5. Manitoba author’s children’s book about Indigenous traditions of motherhood a bestseller – CTV News
  6. As Sask. faces growing COVID-19 cases, Indigenous communities have charted a different path – CBC News
  7. Nuxalk Nation and Stz’uminus First Nation members gather to hang red dresses and remember loved ones – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Red Indian Lake to be given Mi’kmaw name meaning ‘peaceful lake’ – CBC News
  2. On Earth Day 2021 Green party says Canada is no climate change champion – APTN News
  3. Surging Indigenous renewable projects lead shift to clean energy future – Corporate Knights
  4. Northern trappers to block roads if not consulted by forestry industry – Prince Albert Herald
  5. Treaty 5 chiefs say Manitoba is failing to live up to its duty to consult on resource projects – CBC News
  6. Northern B.C. First Nations aim to build Canada’s first Indigenous energy projects – Prince George Citizen
  7. Little Red River Cree Nation trappers in Alberta worry that Wood Bison herd may disappear – APTN News

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

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