IndigeNews: Apr. 6 – 11, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: bird

In the News

  1. Hockeyville win gives Elsipogtog reason to celebrate after week of grief – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week – CBC News
  3. Indigenous leadership key to COVID-19 case decline, says minister Marc Miller – CBC News
  4. Why baby eels could be the next Indigenous moderate livelihood fishery in N.S. – CBC News
  5. Former N.B. First Nation chief questions early fishing season after boat capsizes – CTV News
  6. Prince Philip’s relationship with Indigenous people in Canada memorable, complicated – CBC News
  7. Mi’kmaw community where harvesters died asked for delay in season prior to boat sinking – APTN News
  8. Lennox Island ice walk an opportunity for remembering, healing, and reconciliation – West Prince Graphic
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and Communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. Epekwitk Assembly to launch campaign touting livelihood fishery as beneficial to the whole Island – West Prince Graphic

Politics & Law

  1. Federal court orders First Nation in N.W.T. to hold election – APTN News
  2. Robinson Huron Treaty Annuity Case to enter third phase next week – Sault Online
  3. Ontario First Nations declare moratorium on Ring of Fire development –
  4. Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief – CBC News
  5. Qalipu First Nation ‘in shock’ as feds suspend talks to include more members – CBC News
  6. 3 northern Ontario First Nations declare moratorium on Ring of Fire development – CBC News
  7. Alberta First Nations say provincially regulated gambling website unauthorized – Coast Reporter
  8. ‘They were not there’: First Nations feel betrayed after fish farm court decision – National Observer
  9. Ministers promise ‘thorough review’ following APTN report on racism in their departments – APTN News
  10. Senator says new Liberal sentencing bill needs to do more to help Indigenous women in prison – APTN News
  11. Federal gov’t to appeal ruling that it overstepped by allowing First Nations to postpone elections – CBC News
  12. Tribal councils in Manitoba call on Ottawa to release plan to counter violence against Indigenous women – APTN News
  13. First Nations Declare Moratorium on Ring of Fire Development – Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, and Neskantaga First Nations
  14. Government of Canada to appeal recent ruling on the First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases) – Indigenous Services Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. A warrior’s way to Indigenous inclusion – Northern Ontario Business
  2. Fort Nelson First Nation signs MOU with the Construction Foundation of BC – Energetic City
  3. Disastrous 2017 fire makes it easier for First Nation’s archeologists to uncover the past – CBC News
  4. ‘Ever Sick Dangles’: Indigenous Apparel Brand Celebrates First Nations Hockey – Native News Online
  5. Promote Indigenous access to disability tax credit, advisory committee recommends – Coast Reporter
  6. Vogue features B.C. red dresses in honour of missing, murdered Indigenous women – Terrace Standard
  7. Indigenous communities should dictate how $1 billion infrastructure investment is spent – University of Calgary
  8. No April Fool’s joke, three First Nation communities say they’ll go to court over the Ring of Fire – Northern Ontario Business
  9. ‘Progress doesn’t mean parity,’ Perry Bellegarde says as he works to improve conditions for First Nations people, particularly by influencing the federal budget – Toronto Star

Education, Health & Culture

  1. 4-year-old Indigenous Olympic hopeful wows equestrian community – CTV News
  2. ‘Beading is medicine’: Intricate map connects Indigenous artists across Canada, U.S. – CTV News
  3. Indigenous Services says vaccinations are playing a role in reduced cases on reserve – APTN News
  4. NB Hospital authority offers sacred medicines to meet cultural needs of Indigenous patients – CBC News
  5. City of Regina launches online survey to determine impact of Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy – CBC News
  6. Ripping the band-aid off: Resignations and repatriations on the road to museum decolonization – APTN News
  7. Indigenous hockey player from Winnipeg to join Team Canada for U18 World Hockey Championship – CBC News
  8. Photograph installed on Vancouver power substation returns Mi’kmaq artwork to its home – The Globe and Mail
  9. Cowessess First Nation new child welfare legislation will keep children in care connected to community – CTV News
  10. Ribbon skirts connect Cape Breton chief to the strength of other Indigenous women Ribbon skirts connect Cape Breton chief to the strength of other Indigenous women – The Chronicle Herald

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. BC’s Largest Indigenous-Owned Green Energy Project Completed – Natural Forces
  2. Potential moose hunting agreement with Algonquin Nation in jeopardy – APTN News
  3. Proposed coal mine in Alberta Rockies faces growing calls for federal review – The Narwhal
  4. VIDEO: On the road to Indigenous-led food sovereignty in northwest B.C. – Terrace Standard
  5. Canada’s herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists – The Guardian
  6. Canada First Nation group opposes De Beers waste dump on traditional territory – CTV News
  7. Guardians of Edehzhie adapt to protect Indigenous land during COVID-19 pandemic – The Globe and Mail
  8. Meet the woman who is exposing the history of Canada’s Giant Mine ‘monster’ on TikTok – Welland Tribune
  9. ‘It’s collapsing’: B.C. First Nations, Pacific Wild warn of herring population decline amid commercial fishery – The Narwhal
  10. SCC and CIRNAC team up with Scout Engineering to support Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring – Standards Council of Canada

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

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