IndigeNews: Feb. 16 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: I love you

In the News

  1. Meet the people behind the Mi’gmaq fishery in eastern Quebec – CBC News
  2. Potlotek First Nation sues Nova Scotia over moderate livelihood fishery – CBC News
  3. New docuseries opens a window into the lives of eastern Mi’kmaw fishers – CBC News
  4. AFN facing conflict of interest concerns, call for independent financial review – APTN News
  5. Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as ‘reconciliation’ effort – CTV News
  6. Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system – CTV News
  7. Cape Breton First Nations chief challenges the province’s fishing regulations – The Chronicle Herald
  8. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue downward trend – CBC News
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Dismantling the colonial history of law – Canadian Bar Association
  2. Three people to appear in court following N.S. fishing dispute – CTV News
  3. Lawyer for Nunavut blockade calls Baffinland injunction ‘hasty’ – CBC News
  4. This Mohawk woman has been fighting the feds to get her status for 20 years – CTV News
  5. Congress of Aboriginal Peoples national chief vows to put forgotten organization ‘back on track’ – APTN News
  6. Bill to relax criminal drug penalties will ‘make change in First Nations peoples lives,’ says Sask. chief – CBC News
  7. Innu caribou hunt sparks debate over territorial and hunting rights among First Nations in Quebec – APTN News
  8. Court orders new hearing over Williams Lake First Nation’s century-old land dispute – The Williams Lake Tribune
  9. Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations – APTN News
  10. AFN chiefs launch full investigation of harassment allegations against Ontario regional chief – The Globe and Mail
  11. Yukon First Nations, Métis Nation of Ontario ask for intervenor status in Vuntut Gwitchin charter case – CBC News
  12. Target of AFN harassment probe says she’s facing reprisal for demanding more fiscal accountability – The Globe and Mail
  13. Government of Canada announces measures to keep communities safe, fight systemic racism and make our criminal justice system more effective for all – Department of Justice Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Baffinland blockade cost estimated to be $14 million – Nunatsiaq News
  2. First Nation business group seeks to ‘close the gap’ on mine supply – Soo Today
  3. Urban reserves ‘key to Indigenous prosperity’: Kapyong project exec – Winnipeg Sun
  4. Plans to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups take another step forward – CBC News
  5. How the $250M Clearwater Seafoods purchase by 7 Mi’kmaw First Nations came to be – CBC News
  6. NB Government: Discussions ongoing with First Nation communities on carbon tax revenues – Nation Talk
  7. Cape Breton First Nation addresses housing shortage with help from federal funding – The Chronicle Herald
  8. Involve Indigenous communities early in mining cycle: Anishnawbe Business Professional Association – CBC News
  9. Pikangikum First Nation celebrates the opening of Canada’s first transitional home on a reserve – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. ‘It’s quite a thing’: Kettle and Stony Point First Nation get first in series of modular homes for freezing members – APTN News
  11. Cape Breton entrepreneur plans to expand Slow Cooked Dreams across Canada, targets Indigenous communities – The Guardian

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Buffy Sainte-Marie Is an Indigenous Icon, Singer, and Activist – Teen Vogue
  2. Linguist says more COVID-19 education needed in Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  3. ‘It’s who I am’: Indigenous chefs bring their traditions back to the table – CTV News
  4. Ottawa public school board looks to create Indigenous trustee position – CTV News
  5. Indigenous Screen Office establishes Solidarity Fund for BIPOC creators – CBC News
  6. Vaccination rate is 6 times higher in Indigenous communities than in general population – CBC News
  7. Indigenous education expands at Dal with launch of new Schulich School of Law certificate – Dal News
  8. Toronto top doctor, Indigenous services minister sound alarm over COVID-19 variants – Turtle Island News
  9. Many Indigenous communities seeing success during vaccine rollout despite unique challenges – National Post
  10. 30K masks being delivered to First Nations children in Manitoba communities and children’s hospital – CTV News
  11. Thunder Bay Art Gallery continues to support and highlight Indigenous artists and curators – Thunder Bay News Watch
  12. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation moves forward with plan to take control of community’s child and family services – CBC News
  13. ‘We’ve been dictated to here by government’: How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nations getting ‘left behind’ on broadband – The Sudbury Star
  2. Why Indigenous Knowledge Matters to the Future of Fisheries – Eco Watch
  3. FSC Canada endorses BC First Nations Forest Strategy – Canadian Forest Industries
  4. How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water – Global News
  5. Consultations with First Nations lacking on mines proposed in northwestern Ontario – Wind Speaker
  6. Saskatchewan First Nation erects blockade after company enters territory without consent – CBC News
  7. First Nations ‘alarmed’ at lack of consultation on Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project – Prince Albert Now
  8. Alberta’s agreements With Northern First Nations sets parameters for development in sensitive areas – Cochrane Today
  9. Indigenous Advisory Committee embarks on bold new path with the Canada Energy Regulator – Canada Energy Regulator

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

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