IndigeNews: Feb. 1 – 7, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Apuknajit!
(well-ee ah-boo-ga-nah-jit)

Meaning: Happy February!


In the News

  1. Cindy Blackstock Is Still Fighting for Indigenous Kids – The Tyee
  2. Feds announce new made in Canada COVID-19 vaccine – APTN News
  3. Country mourns the loss of First Nations warrior Philip Favel – APTN News
  4. New search and rescue boat stationed at Lennox Island First Nation – Journal Pioneer
  5. Mi’kmaw writer, actor is new co-ordinator of UPEI’s Indigenous Student Centre – CBC News
  6. He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue. – The New York Times
  7. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue to decline – CBC News
  8. Sipekne’katik First Nation sues Nova Scotia over restrictions on buying Mi’kmaw lobster – CBC News
  9. Canada accused of continued short-changing of First Nations kids, despite order to stop – Global News
  10. Sipekne’katik sues Nova Scotia, says fish buying regulations infringe on treaty rights – Ku’ku’kwes News
  11. Charges laid against Pictou County man in moderate livelihood shooting incident – The Chronicle Herald
  12. Indigenous poet and residential school survivor named Canada’s next parliamentary poet laureate – CTV News

Politics & Law

  1. Ottawa lays groundwork for new Indigenous health legislation – CBC News
  2. Curve Lake First Nation takes water crisis to court – The Peterborough Examiner
  3. Lynn Beyak, the senator who defended residential schools, is resigning – CBC News
  4. ‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition – Lethbridge News
  5. B.C. Appeal Court ‘sorely lacking’ in people of colour, says top judge – Vancouver Sun
  6. Participants at Nunavut mine hearing question whether process is serving Inuit – CBC News
  7. Provincial consultation deadline pushed back for two proposed roads in Ring of Fire – CBC News
  8. First Nations groups, Charlottetown council differ on Sir John A. Macdonald statue – Global News
  9. Appeal court rejects Jackie Vautour’s latest challenge of Kouchibouguac park creation – CBC News
  10. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug opposes federal government’s proposal to implement UNDRIP – CBC News
  11. Aboriginal and Indigenous law certificate to advance Schulich Law’s decolonization efforts – Canadian Lawyer
  12. Curing the ‘colonial hangover’: how Yukon First Nations became trailblazers of Indigenous governance – The Narwhal
  13. ‘Nothing should be kept secret’: B.C. First Nation asks court to order release of Site C dam safety documents – The Narwhal

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. What’s next for Clearwater Seafoods now that it’s been sold? – CBC News
  2. New mask factory on Alberta reserve ‘100 per cent Indigenous’ – National Observer
  3. Carry the Kettle First Nation seeks to develop urban reserve in Regina – Regina Leader-Post
  4. Infrastructure Bank directed to invest $1 billion in Indigenous projects – The Globe and Mail
  5. First Nation to break ground on $3bn Vancouver development this year – Global Construction Review
  6. Indigenous Tourism BC to Distribute $5 Million through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund – Nation Talk
  7. LNG Canada and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business support Indigenous women entrepreneurs – Nation Talk
  8. Feds reach agreement with Manitoba gov’t to support essential air access to remote northern communities – Welland Tribune
  9. The Government of Canada supports First Nations asset management infrastructure planning in British Columbia – Indigenous Services Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Desire to reclaim Michif language grows – Toronto Star
  2. STU student creates guide to showcase Indigenous history – The Aquinian
  3. First Nations in Quebec ‘ready and waiting’ for COVID-19 vaccines – CBC News
  4. New radio station to share 5 Indigenous languages with Edmontonians – CTV News
  5. Feds defend ‘interim’ First Nations education funding after chiefs’ concerns grow – Toronto Star
  6. Indigenous Food Tourism in Canada Ahead of Post-Pandemic Trends: Charlie Greg Sark – Forbes
  7. First Nations are exerting more control over their borders. Health care could be next – CBC News
  8. Canada backs Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project as opposition mounts in Minnesota – National Observer
  9. Controversies Around Endangered Indigenous Languages in the Canadian Arctic (Part I) – The Arctic Institute
  10. More evidence of failures in health system for B.C.’s Indigenous peoples: report – Government of British Colombia
  11. Doctors call on Canadian government to address critical nursing shortage in northern Indigenous communities – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Raising awareness of Indigenous water rights in B.C. – The Discourse
  2. Dehcho First Nations launch 30-day on-the-land healing program – CBC News
  3. Students learn how to snare and clean a rabbit, the Mi’kmaw way – APTN News
  4. Pond Inlet protesters say mine expansion ignores Nunavut Agreement – CBC News
  5. West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars – Times Colonist
  6. Nunavut mine blockade to continue until concerns are addressed, say Inuit hunters – CBC News
  7. Boil water advisory lifted on Black Lake Denesuline First Nation after more than 7 years – CTV News
  8. Yellowknives Dene, federal gov’t agree to further talks about Giant Mine apology, compensation – CBC News
  9. Indigenous reporting system to track fires on reserves, increase prevention across Canada – The Abottsford News

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

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