IndigeNews: Aug. 8 – Sep. 5, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Wikumkewiku’s
(well-ee wee-gum-gay-wee-goos)

Meaning: Happy September (mate calling time)!

In the News

  1. Sipekne’katik open lobster fishery over DFO objections – APTN News
  2. Lennox Island treaty fishers join P.E.I.’s fall lobster fishery for 1st time – CBC News
  3. Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik sign declaration to protect Big Salmon River – CBC News
  4. Mawi’omi a beautiful celebration of culture, community in Lennox Island – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaq demand apology for centralization, still awaiting Canada’s response to petition – CBC News
  6. Saskatchewan Health Authority says 3 people remain in critical condition after stabbings – APTN News
  7. Michelle O’Bonsawin becomes 1st Indigenous person nominated to Supreme Court of Canada – CBC News
  8. Mi’kmaw fisherman seeks court approval to fight fishery charges on constitutional grounds – Ku’ku’kwes News
  9. ‘Connect us all to help share this pain’: Manitoba chiefs offer prayers, condolences to Saskatchewan – CBC News
  10. Canada and Aotearoa-New Zealand sign Indigenous collaboration arrangement following trip to island nation – National Observer

Politics & Law

  1. Justice O’bonsawin and the Supreme Court of Canada – First Peoples Law
  2. Land Claim Settled for Mitaanjigamiing First Nation in Treaty 3 – Net News Ledger
  3. Indigenous Rights in One Minute: Why is the Calder Decision Important? – First Peoples Law 
  4. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continue to spread word about pipeline conflict – APTN News
  5. Court decision on harvesting rights poses justice access issue, lawyer says – Regina Leader-Post
  6. Kahnawake leaders meet with Quebec premier on Indigenous language promotion – CTV News
  7. Wei Wai Kum First Nation to get territorial land back in agreement with B.C. government – CBC News
  8. Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation, Ottawa conclude $4.1M settlement for withheld funds – CBC News
  9. Sask. government looking for feedback on Indigenous duty to consult framework – Regina Leader-Post
  10. Wet’suwet’en chiefs arrive in Winnipeg to raise awareness about their battle for land sovereignty – CBC News
  11. Supreme Court needs at least 3 Indigenous justices — even if that means bigger court, says lawyer – CBC News
  12. Michelle O’Bonsawin’s Supreme Court appointment a step in the right direction, but still only a step – National Observer
  13. Work being done on Call to Action #46 to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery and terra nullius is frustratingly slow –

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Shawish market takes Indigenous artisans online – APTN News
  2. Edmonton city council grounds gondola ride over historic burial site – APTN News
  3. First Nations-owned cannabis stores no longer need SLGA permit: province – CBC News
  4. Canada provides $1.4 billion for 3,000 rental homes in deal with Vancouver-area First Nation – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation one step closer to its own CFS laws – APTN News
  2. Mi’kmaw women lead effort to bring midwifery to Indigenous parents – CBC News
  3. How First Nations in Alberta are building their own child welfare systems – CBC News
  4. Yukon teachers get training to start first school year under First Nations board – CBC News
  5. Case about portability of First Nations hunting rights in Sask. headed back to trial – CBC News
  6. Monument unveiled as commemoration of the past and hope for the future –
  7. Landmark agreement to protect 45 sacred sites across Stó:lō territory a first for B.C. – The Chilliwack Progress
  8. Mi’kmaq elders in P.E.I. satisfied with Pope’s apology, want to see actions to go with his words – SaltWire Network
  9. ‘Reconciliation is not comfortable’: Indigenous leaders say decision not to rename Colonial Building in St. John’s took them off guard – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous knowledge and western science come together at STEM camp – APTN News
  2. Ontario is resisting Canada’s plans for Indigenous-led conservation areas – The Narwhal
  3. ‘As an Inuvialuit, it’s an honour’: Tuktoyaktuk hunters reflect on beluga harvest – CBC News
  4. Commercial fishers and wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters – APTN News
  5. Is Wood Buffalo National Park ‘in danger’? UNESCO investigators are in Canada to find out – CBC News
  6. Tŝilhqot’in Nation asking hunters with moose tags issued by B.C. government to stay home – APTN News
  7. Haudenosaunee group to monitor city clean up of Chedoke Creek, citing lack of consultation – CBC News
  8. ‘Trying to save our fish’: B.C. First Nations appeal a court ruling in an attempt to restore the Nechako River – The Narwhal
  9. Indigenous leadership say Manitoba government has changed approach regarding outlet channels project – Winnipeg Sun
  10. Three Northern Manitoba First Nations sign agreements giving them a share of province’s forestry revenues – Thompson Citizen
  11. ‘We are inseparable from our land’: Gitxsan Nation house group declares 170,000 hectares of territory protected – The Narwhal

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

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