IndigeNews: April 19 – 24, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: village; community

In the News

  1. Robinson Huron Treaty annuity negotiations resume – CBC News
  2. Inuit Nunangat now recognized as ‘distinct region’ – Nunatsiaq News
  3. Lennox Island elder ‘elated’ after travelling to Rome, hearing Pope’s apology – CBC News
  4. Canada launches United Nations Decade of Indigenous Languages in Ottawa – CBC News
  5. B.C. First Nation accuses province of ignoring its own rules in epic court battle – CBC News
  6. As N.S. moves to recognize Mi’kmaw language, Indigenous language speakers in N.B. weigh in – CBC News
  7. Federal government provides $326K in search for unmarked graves at Shubenacadie residential school site – Kukukwes News

Politics & Law

  1. Bill 96 presents problems for Indigenous students – Toronto Star
  2. DRIPA or Terra Nullius? The Province Can’t Have It Both Ways – The Tyee
  3. B.C. prioritizing negotiation over litigation for Indigenous rights – National Post
  4. First Nations police chiefs in Alberta say no to a provincial police force – APTN News
  5. Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte one step closer to getting their island back – APTN News
  6. Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ groups and sex workers criticize online hate bill – CTV News
  7. Accuser testifies in sex assault trial of former AFN Vice-Chief Morley Googoo – Kukukwes News
  8. Ontario blinks and negotiations begin in historic Robinson Huron Treaty trial – Anishinabek News
  9. Duty to consult needs to be law not policy, says Saskatchewan opposition MLA –
  10. ‘It’s shameful’: First Nation shocked by B.C.’s decision not to amend case based on new policy – CTV News
  11. Tears after Federal Court ruling ends decades-long ‘dictatorship’ in northern Ontario First Nation – CBC News
  12. MOU between Cree, Inuit and Naskapi in northern Quebec signed to advance collective interests – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. B.C. provides First Nations with $74M grant to make up for lost gaming revenue – CBC News
  2. Winnipeg Indigenous-led service provider gets $1.8M in federal funding toward expansion – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. ‘Looking for a little bit more’: Indigenous delegates await pope’s visit to Canada – CTV News
  2. Baskets, guitars and homes: What sells at Mi’kmaw salites helps grieving families – CBC News
  3. ‘I haven’t heard a word:’ ‘60s Scoop survivor says healing foundation is no help at all – APTN News
  4. Manitoba’s education overhaul plan a step forward for Indigenous students, advocates say – CBC News
  5. Indigenous parents push for birth registries to allow their languages’ special characters, accents – CBC News
  6. How an Alberta First Nation is working to help ‘culturally significant’ Banff bison herd to suceed – Global News
  7. 2 Mi’kmaw runners credit community support for helping them reach Boston Marathon finish line – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Seeking data sovereignty, a First Nation introduces its own license – Cabin Radio
  2. 5 First Nations in B.C. get green light to start commercial crab fishery – APTN News
  3. B.C. First Nations leadership unveils strategy to fight climate change – Peace Arch News
  4. Indigenous program allows youth to tackle water issues in their community – APTN News
  5. Kingsclear First Nation fisheries director disappointed with proposed elver quota – CBC News
  6. Coastal First Nation’s clean energy conversion efforts ahead of curve in B.C. –
  7. Science can benefit from Indigenous land user knowledge in battle against climate change –
  8. New report says understanding Indigenous responsibilities to land will help partners in climate change mitigation –

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

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