IndigeNews: Dec. 7 – 13, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Kesikewiku’s!
(well-ee ges-sig-gay-we-goos)

Meaning: Happy December!


In the News

  1. Lennox Island students win virtual visit with Canadian astronaut – CBC News
  2. P.E.I. Mi’kmaq community excited new headquarters is almost complete – CBC News
  3. National chief pans systemic racism as AFN launches virtual general assembly – APTN News
  4. Mi’kmaq stay ashore as commercial lobster season opens in largest N.S. fishing area – CBC News
  5. Charlottetown’s Mi’kmaq Printing & Design website lets it reach wider audience – Journal Pioneer
  6. Sipekne’katik First Nation refuses to negotiate away treaties, calls off talks with Canada – APTN News
  7. FSIN calls on province to stop Crown land sales without First Nations consultation – Saskatoon Star Phoneix
  8. ‘We’re not tolerating this’: Kanesatake pushes back against any development on unceded land – APTN News
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Indigenous Court opens in Williams Lake – The Williams Lake Tribune
  2. FSIN says sale of Crown land has negative impact on Treaty rights – CBC News
  3. Peepeekisis Cree Nation to vote on $150M federal settlement agreement – CBC News
  4. Mi’gmaq, Wolastoqiyik chiefs call for resignation of Aboriginal affairs minister – CBC News
  5. FNLC Statement on RCY Report “Illuminating First Nations Childhood Experiences” – BCAFN
  6. Lac Seul First Nation flooding compensation case heads to Supreme Court of Canada – CBC News
  7. Bill C-15 to affirm UNDRIP as human rights instrument applicable to Canadian law – Canadian Lawyer
  8. Trudeau says legislation to make First Nations policing an essential service coming soon – CBC News
  9. Many questions but few answers as chiefs grill Canada’s political elite during assembly – APTN News
  10. AFN resolution calling for probe into gender-based discrimination sparks heated debate – CBC News
  11. Sipekne’katik First Nation ceases discussions with DFO on moderate livelihood fishery – Global News
  12. Feds to fund first steps toward establishing First Nations policing as essential service – Welland Tribune
  13. RCMP ask for help identifying people who ransacked buildings storing Mi’kmaw lobster catch – CBC News
  14. Trudeau keen to move away from the Indian Act and put more power into Indigenous hands – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Minister Blair announces $1.5 million for Assembly of First Nations – Cision
  2. Indigenous businesses in Cape Breton offer products online – SaltWire Network
  3. Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre executive director talks affordable housing – Global News
  4. Group behind $40M Indigenous housing hub won’t build on Sault’s Gateway site – CTV News
  5. Quebec government to fund $600,000 for Montreal Indigenous shelter’s relocation – Global News
  6. Grassy Narrows First Nations chief applauds funding for mercury treatment centre – National Observer
  7. ‘SHE WALKS WITH ME’: Project supporting urban Indigenous pregnant women gets $1.2M – The Toronto Star
  8. Report highlights challenges, supports needed for Indigenous businesswomen in Atlantic Canada – Journal Pioneer
  9. Ontario announces $21-million in pre-apprenticeship programs for 2,000 women, Indigenous youth – Hamilton News
  10. The Bright Side of Business: Indigenous tourism operators ready to ride economic recovery – Ottawa Business Journal
  11. Indigenous tourism group paid CEO $25K bonus days after it was tasked to distribute COVID-19 relief funds – CBC News
  12. Federal government approves $1.9M for contractor that didn’t complete Neskantaga water project on time – APTN News
  13. IG Wealth Management Launches IG Empower Your Tomorrow Indigenous Commitment: A $5 Million Program to Support Indigenous Communities – IG Wealth Management

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Indigenized ECE program sees first grads in Nain – The Chronicle Herald
  2. Acadia and Glooscap First Nation launch Indigenous Speakers Series – Acadia University
  3. How one Indigenous artist is decolonizing the airwaves in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CTV News
  4. First Nations bring Indigenous languages into the world of digital learning – Anishinabek News
  5. ‘A gift to our people’: Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s new history book told in their words – CBC News
  6. Algonquin College program aims to provide pandemic job training to Indigenous youth – CTV News
  7. Knowledge Mobilizers: SFU researcher collaborates with Indigenous communities to disrupt traditional archaeology – Simon Fraser University
  8. The Yukon Strategy is a major milestone in the co-development of the National Action Plan for MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA people – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Polar bears tranquilized, transported by air from Moose Cree First Nation – CBC News
  2. Montana First Nation builds the largest on-reserve solar farm in Canada – Ponoka News
  3. New study suggests indigenous practices can help revitalize pacific salmon fisheries – EurekAlert!
  4. Indigenous hunters to be allowed to harvest deer inside Killbear Provincial Park – Turtle Island News
  5. Ottawa under pressure from First Nations as fish farm consultations draw to a close – National Observer
  6. Yukon wetlands pushed to tipping point by placer mining, First Nation and conservationists say – The Toronto Star
  7. Vancouver Island First Nation chief tells mayors to butt out of Discovery Island fish farm consultations – The Toronto Star
  8. Whitefish River First Nation adapts to COVID-19 distancing using modern mobile app technology to communicate with members – Anishinabek News

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

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