IndigeNews: Aug. 1 – 7 , 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Kisikwekewiku’s!
(well-ee gis-ig-ay-we-goos)

Meaning: Happy August (ripening time)!

In the News

  1. What ‘land back’ means: Serpent River First Nation chief – CTV News
  2. Mi’kmaw cultural camp has teachers trading in books for bonfires – CBC News
  3. Update: Missing Saskatchewan woman and son found safe in U.S. – APTN News
  4. Why the official repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery is necessary: lawyer – CBC News
  5. Covering Pope Francis’s visit to Canada from the papal plane: Reporter’s notebook – CBC News
  6. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs removes Arlen Dumas as grand chief over sexual harassment – Global News
  7. Pope Francis asks for ‘forgiveness in the name of the church’ for abuses at residential schools – CBC News
  8. Ottawa apologizes for ‘radical social engineering’ experiment on Peepeekisis Cree Nation – Saskatoon Star Phoenix
  9. Pope finally says the word ‘genocide’ in relation to residential schools but out of earshot of the people who most longed to hear it –

Politics & Law

  1. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and Ottawa reach agreement on $127M settlement – CBC News
  2. Why the Nuluujaat Land Guardians’ counterclaim against Baffinland is unique in Canada – CBC News
  3. Wet’suwet’en chiefs arrive in Six Nations for ‘landmark discussions,’ starting 18-day tour – CBC News
  4. Federal government apologizes to Peepeekisis Cree Nation for File Hills Colony Scheme – Global News
  5. Pope has called residential schools ‘genocide,’ House of Commons should too: Winnipeg MP – CBC News
  6. Manitoba won’t appeal ruling that government improperly took $334M from children in care – CBC News
  7. Future of lawsuit over language of instruction in Nunavut schools rests with Nunavut court judge – CBC News
  8. Indigenous jurisdiction and the Charter at the Supreme Court: Dicks V. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation – First Peoples Law
  9. ‘Landmark discussion’ at Six Nations begins Wet’suwet’en heredity chiefs’ ‘nation-to-nation’ tour – The Hamilton Spectator
  10. Canada and Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation settle Highway Right-of-Way Specific Claim – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  11. Canada and Tseshaht First Nation successfully conclude 1913 Surrender and Sale of Iwachis IR 3 Specific Claim; $21 million paid to Tseshaht –

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Province kicks in $73M, feds up to $60M to upgrade northern Manitoba railway line – CBC News
  2. In the North, Indigenous workers outpaced non-Indigenous in CERB uptake by wide margin: Statistics Canada – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Dene Nation leaders gather at Wiliideh for Dene assembly – CBC News
  2. Queen’s University to set Indigenous verification standards for staff – APTN News
  3. Esgenoôpetitj’s first language camp immerses children in Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News
  4. University of Saskatchewan turns to Indigenous governments to root out identity fraud – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaw educator teams up with Wowkwis the puppet to take kids on language journey – CBC News
  6. Indigenous teens hope return of lacrosse to Canada Games will inspire future generations – CBC News
  7. Tattoo gathering in Kanesatake hopes to revitalize tradition and nation-to-nation connections – CBC News
  8. Winnipeg artist’s Métis beadwork highlights new collectible silver coin from Royal Canadian Mint – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. shíshálh Nation and B.C. negotiating dock management – Coast Reporter
  2. Grassroots project sets out to survey moose population in Algonquin communities – APTN News
  3. Band in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon proposes to protect, manage 350 sq. km swath of land – Hope Standard
  4. First Nation, tech company collaborate to prepare for climate change’s effects on harvesting waters – CBC News
  5. National Geographic expedition teaming up with Inuit to visit Nunavik, Que., on conservation mission – CBC News

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

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