IndigeNews: Feb. 15 – 21, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

“Epekwitnewaq”

Meaning: Islanders


In the News

  1. Big crowd gathers for Montreal MMIW vigil – Toronto Star
  2. Indigenous ski jumper captures Olympic bronze medal – Windspeaker.com
  3. Lennox Island launches website to encourage hands-on tourism experiences – CBC News
  4. ‘We just get violence:’ Is there an inequality gap when it comes to protesting? – APTN News
  5. B.C. nation to search for children who didn’t come home from Alert Bay school – APTN News
  6. Partnership will digitize, preserve over 7,000 statements from residential school survivors – CBC News
  7. Keeseekoose First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools – APTN News
  8. What could Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act mean for the future of Indigenous direct action? – APTN News
  9. MMIWG national inquiry lacked federal support from the beginning says former chief commissioner – APTN News
  10. Orange jersey project for youth hockey players aims to keep educating people about residential schools – CBC News
  11. JOINT Statement – The Government of Canada, National Indigenous leaders and the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages mark the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages – Canadian Heritage

Politics & Law

  1. Court debates child and family laws – Toronto Star
  2. Long-time senator resigns citing issues at FSIN – APTN News
  3. Wet’suwet’en Call on the UN to Support Land Battle – The Tyee
  4. Onion Lake Cree Nation voices concerns about Sask. trespassing law – CBC News
  5. Onion Lake Cree Nation calls on province to repeal new trespassing laws – MBC Radio
  6. Blood Tribe to bring land dispute to Supreme Court of Canada – Lethbridge News Now
  7. No suspects yet in ‘violent confrontation’ at B.C. gas pipeline site: RCMP – Global News
  8. Indigenous groups condemn violent incident at Coastal GasLink work site – Vancouver Sun
  9. Manitoba justice minister to raise illegal guns, First Nations policing at national meeting – Global News
  10. Archibald, Cameron want more support from federal government on burial site locations, healing – Windspeaker.com

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Cost of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion soars 70 per cent to $21.4 billion – APTN News
  2. More major development open to Alberta Indigenous Opportunities backing – Windspeaker.com
  3. Ottawa’s $5.2B Muskrat bailout includes more borrowing, restructuring as project nears completion – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Canadian doctors decide whether Indigenous women are fit to be mothers – CTV News
  2. New Wordle clone contributes to revitalization of Gitxsan Nation’s language – CBC News
  3. University of Winnipeg set to launch guide to help find graves of tuberculosis patients – APTN News
  4. An Indigenous village lies buried under Mississauga. What the city is doing to commemorate it – CBC News
  5. Yukon First Nations school board officially established on 49th anniversary of ‘Together Today’ – CBC News
  6. First Nations parents face challenges registering baby’s traditional name under Manitoba’s rules – CBC News
  7. As Ontario lifts COVID-19 restrictions, northern First Nations are still grappling with Omicron surge – CBC News
  8. Strict protocols to stay in effect in many First Nations even as Ontario eases them, NAN grand chief says – CBC News
  9. ‘There’s got to be ways’ Indigenous language names can be registered in Manitoba, says SCO grand chief – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Remarkable Indigenous Scientists and Researchers – Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. Tlicho community of Edzo, NWT, waiting weeks for frozen water lines to thaw – APTN News
  3. Young people taking to the land to learn the finer points of trapping in Alberta – APTN News
  4. B.C. First Nations partner with coast guard to launch 2 new marine response vessels – CTV News
  5. Pacific Salmon Treaty failing to address harvest of struggling B.C. stocks: advocates – APTN News
  6. Nunavut community declares emergency after learning their fuel can’t run their snow clearing machines – APTN News
  7. Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Unilateral Decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to Close Herring Spawn on Kelp (SOK) Fishery – Heiltsuk Nation

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

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