IndigeNews: April 25 – May 1, 2022

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 (frog croaking time)!

In the News

  1. Moose Hide campaign gifts Murray Sinclair with 3-millionth pin – APTN News
  2. National chief seeks ‘full-fledged’ UN probe into Canadian genocide – APTN News
  3. Nunavut government asks judge to throw out Inuktut education lawsuit – CBC News
  4. ITK wants to give input in child welfare law’s Supreme Court appeal – Nunatsiaq News
  5. Abegweit First Nation says it won’t launch treaty lobster fishery off P.E.I. this year – CBC News
  6. P.E.I.’s Lennox Island First Nation to launch treaty lobster fishery without DFO deal – CBC News
  7. P.E.I. asking Ottawa to change name of Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing – APTN News
  8. Kátł’odeeche First Nation member challenges custom election code as discriminatory – CBC News
  9. Ottawa promises a national monument to survivors and victims of residential schools – CBC News
  10. Moderate livelihood fishery in Abegweit First Nation not coming until community consensus – SaltWire Network
  11. P.E.I. government, Opposition call for changing name of Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. Quebec First Nations push for more self-determination – Global News
  2. Bill 96 amounts to cultural genocide, First Nations leaders say – Montreal Gazette
  3. Williams Lake First Nation launches historic land claim settlement referendum – Global News
  4. Inuit organization develops shared plan with RCMP to improve strained relationship – CBC News
  5. First Nations say Ontario bypassing mandatory consultation to accelerate land development – CBC News
  6. Diminishing Indigenous jurisdiction: case comment on Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation – First Peoples Law
  7. AFNQL forms Office of Self Determination after ‘flagrant lack of good will’ from Quebec government – APTN News
  8. Supreme Court of Canada will hear appeal challenging Vuntut Gwitchin council residency requirment – Yukon News
  9. AFN National Chief calls on UN special rapporteur to investigate Canada and residential schools –
  10. Williams Lake First Nation reaches tentative $135M settlement, 160 years after being forced off its land – CBC News
  11. Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeals on Vuntut Gwitchin residency requirement, Charter rights case – CBC News
  12. Tsawwassen First Nation and Canada reach land claim settlement agreement – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nations in B.C. receive $63M boost in forestry revenue sharing – CBC News
  2. $25M announced in Ontario’s budget for Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs – APTN News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Acadia First Nation man named finalist for NHL community hero award – APTN News
  2. North America’s largest Indigenous modern beadwork exhibit opens in Regina – CBC News
  3. Stats Can says two-thirds of Indigenous women experience violence or sexual assault – APTN News
  4. Health concerns in remote First Nation in Ontario not taken seriously, says deputy chief – CBC News
  5. ‘Breeding grounds for predators’: MPs probe links between resource extraction, MMIWG – APTN News
  6. Mohawks of Akwesasne expanding support for child welfare services with neighbouring city – APTN News
  7. Alberta’s intentions questioned in creation of Indigenous advisory group on public safety –
  8. Plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ Indigenous health centre in Hamilton advance with $10M from province – CBC News
  9. More than 200 boxes of records under scrutiny by Ottawa, courts for residential school connections – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Safe drinking water settlement blasted for its limitations –
  2. Atlantic First Nations Water Authority welcomes funding infusion – CBC News
  3. BC Approves North Coast Gas Project Despite First Nations’ Objections – The Tyee
  4. How Old Crow’s solar farm is changing green energy projects in Yukon – CBC News
  5. Neskantaga First Nation’s chief says residents don’t support federal drinking water settlement – CBC News

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

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