IndigeNews: Apr. 26 – May 2, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Etqoljewiku’s
(well-ee ed-hole-jah-wee-goos)

Meaning: Happy May!


In the News

  1. Project aims to conserve vital Mi’kmaw food sources – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. UN peacekeepers won’t monitor Sipekne’katik fishery, says expert – CBC News
  4. P.E.I. First Nations continuing talks, consultation on Mi’kmaw fishery – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaw research group learns more about salmon life cycle using tracking devices – CBC News
  6. ‘Great champion of Indigenous Peoples,’ B.C. judge, politician, Thomas Berger dies – Coast Reporter
  7. Controversial bench statue of Sir John A. in Charlottetown hit by vandals again – SaltWire Network
  8. Traps seized by DFO in first day of Potlotek’s moderate livelihood lobster fishery – SaltWire Network
  9. Ottawa won’t end on-reserve water advisories until at least 2023, long term solutions coming later – APTN News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. ‘We lost our why.’ Chiefs debate future of Dene Nation – Cabin Radio
  2. N.B. could set precedent in First Nations tax deals, says expert – CBC News
  3. Supreme Court ruling could help Indigenous people on Maine border – CBC News
  4. Northerners remember Thomas Berger, a champion of Indigenous rights – CBC News
  5. Elected chief of Six Nations tries to unify sides ahead of land claim fight – APTN News
  6. Unsafe, unnecessary, and unlawful: First Nation makes last stand against Site C – Ricochet
  7. Treaty rights at centre of trial of 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to begin next month – CBC News
  8. Indigenous law being steadily rebuilt in Canada, says UVic prof Val Napoleon – Saanich News
  9. Minister thumbs her nose at judge, First Nations over aquaculture decision – Sea West News
  10. Six Nations elected chief stresses unity, reiterates call for moratorium on development – CBC News
  11. Hiawatha First Nation prepares to vote on law to take control over how its lands are used – CBC News
  12. ‘Archaic’ government rules restricting Indigenous communities’ control over elections: study – CBC News
  13. Rights beyond borders: Big questions were triggered when an Indigenous American shot an elk in Canada – National Post

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Federal budget fell short on infrastructure, Indigenous leaders say – CBC News
  2. Anishnaabe youth crafts his own woodworking business to save for university – CBC News
  3. Communities across the N.W.T. are taking the housing crisis into their own hands – CBC News
  4. First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines – Coast Reporter
  5. Federal government announces substantial funding for Northern housing – Mortgage Broker News
  6. Feds looking to rebuild economy with female Indigenous entrepreneurs in Budget 2021 – City News
  7. Federal budget lacked a plan to combat violence against Indigenous women, advocates say – CBC News
  8. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on the $18B pledged for Indigenous communities in 2021 budget – CBC News
  9. Minister Miller highlights Indigenous economic development investments in Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. Bank of Canada becomes inaugural member of new, international Central Bank Network for Indigenous Inclusion – Bank of Canada
  11. Minister Vandal and Minister Miller highlight Northern housing and infrastructure investments in Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada
  12. The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is close to insolvency and the industry is at risk of collapse – Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Nunavut, Ottawa still quarrelling over non-insured health benefits – Nunavut News
  2. Anishinaabe language strategy in Ontario teaching language to everyone – APTN News
  3. Cultural collaboration gives Ikea shoppers a glimpse inside a Mi’kmaw home – CBC News
  4. Meet the people putting Indigenous culture at the heart of addictions treatment – CBC News
  5. Dozens of Canada’s First Nations lack drinking water: ‘Unacceptable in a country so rich’ – The Guardian
  6. Art, activism and residential schools part of new exhibits at Canadian Museum for Human Rights – APTN News
  7. Dutch-born P.E.I. man on a mission to find photos of First Nations soldiers killed overseas in WWII – APTN News
  8. Greater food sovereignty aim of new garden project in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Red Indian Lake name change not a done deal after all – CBC News
  2. New technology means no tailings for Nechalacho Rare Earths Mine in N.W.T. – APTN News
  3. New fellowship advocates for First Nation youth in Yukon to fight climate crisis – APTN News
  4. Mi’kmaq artist captures life — and the changing coastlines — on P.E.I. – The Weather Network
  5. Waabnoong Bemjiwang uses technology for precise infrastructure strategy – Anishinabek News
  6. B.C. First Nation joins calls for Ottawa to step in on review of Alberta coal project – Global News
  7. CER grants trans mountain secrecy request and misses the mark on Indigenous rights – TWN Sacred Trust
  8. Gitxsan Nation extends ban for non-Indigenous fishing permit holders across their territory – Terrace Standard
  9. Sipekne’katik to request UN peacekeepers in anticipation of Nova Scotia lobster fishing conflicts – The Narwhal
  10. B.C.’s Copper Mountain mine proposes major tailings pond expansion, sparking cross-border concern – The Narwhal
  11. Online petition calls for province to deny permanent license to Manitoba Hydro for Churchill River diversion program – APTN News

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

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