IndigeNews: Dec. 6 – 12, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: Potato

In the News

  1. Show of solidarity for farmers in crisis – The Eastern Graphic
  2. First-ever Indigenous-led bid to pursue 2030 Olympics in Vancouver – Daily Hive
  3. AFN announces postponement of Vatican trip at special chiefs assembly – APTN News
  4. Federal government to release more residential school documents: Miller – APTN News
  5. Indigenous historians say more than an apology is needed from the Catholic Church – CTV News
  6. Vancouver fan pushes to have Mi’kmaw contribution to hockey included in the hall of fame – APTN News
  7. Cowessess First Nation working with Church to complete identification of 751 unmarked graves – CTV News
  8. Abegweit First Nation buying nearly 2,500 kg of potatoes to support local industry amid trade ban – CBC News
  9. Prime Minister, ministers, federal party leaders make promises to chiefs at AFN special assembly –
  10. Archibald, chiefs push for arms-length, independent UN investigation of Canada’s residential schools –
  11. Emergency motion to de-escalate RCMP tactics against land defenders gives way to Wet’suwet’en ‘internal dispute’ –
  12. Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome – Assembly of First Nations

Politics & Law

  1. Gerald Antoine elected Dene National chief – CBC News
  2. Dehcho First Nations to establish custom land code – Cabin Radio
  3. Feds remain committed to ending boil water advisories, Trudeau tells AFN – Global News
  4. ‘Truth must prevail’: Cowessess chief reflects on a year of grief and prosperity – CTV News
  5. BC NDP Elect First Ever Indigenous Party President in Aaron Sumexheltza – CFNR Network
  6. Autumn Peltier on youth activism, challenging Trudeau, and a future in politics – Maclean’s
  7. Indigenous justice system takes holistic approach, panel speakers explain – The Lawyer’s Daily
  8. AFN could be effective but needs to change say former candidates for national chief – APTN News
  9. AFN special chiefs assembly winds up with resolutions, promises from prime minister – APTN News
  10. New regional chief in New Brunswick calls premier a ‘ding dong’ after reaction to lawsuit – APTN News
  11. Assembly of First Nations adopts resolution to add two-spirit council to governance structure – CBC News
  12. Feds examined spending billions on mental health supports for residential school survivors – Vancouver Sun
  13. Regional chiefs accused of ‘self-serving’ as they lead defeat of Archibald’s strategic plan for AFN –
  14. Government of Canada advances implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act –  Department of Justice Canada
  15. Minister Miller promises new measures for federal government document disclosure related to residential schools – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Feds invest in Quebec Indigenous community initiatives – The Hamilton Spectator
  2. First Nations say coal company misrepresenting relationships to review group – Global News
  3. Mi’kmaw Entrepreneur Has Her Chance to Finally Pitch Canada’s Dragons’ Den – EIN Presswire
  4. Indigenous housing groups get Catholic school board fees waived from building permits – CBC News
  5. $13 million donation set to fund new Institute for Indigenous Research and Knowledge – The McGill Tribune
  6. BC floods cause at least 450 million in damage, First Nations still struggle, some still cut off – Turtle Island News
  7. Stability critical to investors, says leader, as concern greets high level departures from Indigenous Opportunities Corp. –
  8. Transport Canada announces up to $300K in new funding to support local and Indigenous community-based rail safety engagement – Transport Canada
  9. Indigena Capital to Launch $250 Million Indigenous Equity Partnership Fund to Bridge Private Investment with Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States – NationTalk

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Three Alberta First Nations planning to take over child welfare – Edmonton Journal
  3. Parole system fails Indigenous prisoners in Nova Scotia, support workers say – The Signal
  4. Hockey’s Denny honoured by induction into Mi’kmaq Sports Hall of Fame –
  5. Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton launch vaccination clinics for children – SaltWire Network
  6. Halifax committee considers using park display cases to commemorate Mi’kmaq history – The Signal
  7. Opioid overdoses in Indigenous communities increased sharply during pandemic: reports – CBC News
  8. Ontario First Nation confirms 12 cases of blastomycosis, more than 100 under investigation – Global News
  9. 4,500-km Indigenous snowmobile expedition will carry message of reconciliation, healing and hope – CBC News
  10. Manitoba elder Dave Courchene Jr., founder of Indigenous education centre, dies at 71 – Lethbridge News Now
  11. From healing to disappointment, here’s what a papal apology could mean for residential school survivors – Global News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nations gather to reframe land use as land relationships – Yukon News
  2. Environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s mill restart plan begins – CBC News
  3. After 60 days, Iqaluit lifts its do not consume order for drinking water – APTN News
  4. B.C. wildfires: Indigenous report calls for change to response, recovery – CTV News
  5. Zhiibaahaasing First Nation water operator wins national leadership award – CBC News
  6. Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon – CBC News
  7. First Nations call for better alert system, more funding after slow flood response – Lethbridge News Now
  8. Indigenous leaders push for creation of mandatory elders wisdom panels on resource projects – CBC News

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

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