IndigeNews: Feb. 22 – 27, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

“Ki’kmaq”

Meaning: your family


In the News

  1. BATC expands search for lost children in Saskatchewan – APTN News
  2. Revoke the Doctrine of Discovery, AFN delegation will tell the Pope – Toronto Star
  3. Mi’kmaw educator helps researchers incorporate traditional knowledge in the field – CBC News
  4. P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation presents Islanders with 2022 Heritage Awards – CBC News
  5. Why P.E.I. chef Michael Smith is offering a culinary scholarship for Indigenous students – CBC News
  6. Saskatchewan First Nation and Canada Sign Historic Representation and Recognition Agreement – Newswire
  7. Mi’kmaw fisher surrounded by non-Indigenous protesters won’t participate in restorative justice process – APTN News
  8. Canada is deliberately delaying response to ‘urgent’ UN request about racism against Mi’kmaw harvesters – APTN News
  9. ‘It’s like owning the Mona Lisa’: Membertou man crafts one-of-a-kind version of centuries-old Mi’kmaw game – SaltWire Network
  10. ‘I want people to just have an open mind’: CBRM’s new L’nu advisor aims to create lasting change inside and outside City Hall – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. Another deplorable failure to truly address First Nations rights and issues – Newswire
  2. Canadian military’s ‘Operation Nanook’ sweeps across Northwest Territories – APTN News
  3. Future enactment of Emergencies Act a concern for AFN national chief – Windspeaker.com
  4. 2nd Manitoba First Nation seeks to halt commercial logging on traditional lands – CBC News
  5. Peguis First Nation launches legal challenge against provincial night hunting laws – Newswire
  6. Sask. gov’t will face legal action for treaty violations, warns treaty commissioner ​ – CBC News
  7. Upcoming leadership election in Elsipogtog First Nation will have drive-thru option – CBC News
  8. Manitoba First Nation sues logging company and province, alleging failure to consult – CTV News
  9. First Nations in Manitoba suing province, company over logging on traditional lands – APTN News
  10. Feds recognizes Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump First Nations as Treaty 4 bands – Regina Leader-Post
  11. Quebec served with ‘formal notice’ to suspend logging on unceded Atikamekw territory – APTN News
  12. BCAFN Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling In Favour of Unhoused Community in Prince George – Nation Talk
  13. FSIN, Treaty Commissioner signal possible legal challenge to Sask. trespassing law – Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  14. Shawanaga asserts inherent rights to support the creation of an independent Indigenous gaming authority – ParrySound.com

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Anishinabek leaders weigh in on resource revenue sharing – Northern Ontario Business
  2. InFocus: Indigenous beaders from Canada take Paris Fashion Week by storm – APTN News
  3. Ottawa invests 11.8 million in Indigenous commercial fishing ventures on west coast – Turtle Island News
  4. Partnering with Indigenous people a priority for Alberta, but Indigenous Relations budget gets cut – Windspeaker.com

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Alberta marking a milestone with First Nation health partners – RD News Now
  3. New office to tackle systemic racism within health-care system in Sask. – CBC News
  4. Indigenous screen office, APTN issue report on scrutinizing Indigeneity of filmmakers – APTN News
  5. First Nations should lift COVID restrictions only when they are ready, say leaders – Windspeaker.com
  6. N.W.T. departments failing to offer services in Indigenous languages, says commissioner – CBC News
  7. Sask. Indigenous hockey player Ethan Bear speaks out on racism in new documentary – Battlefords Now
  8. Indigenous educator creates program teaching computer science and coding via music – Windspeaker.com
  9. U.S. removing Indigenous racial slur from place names, but word remains in some Canadian locations – CBC News
  10. New national Indigenous leadership association looks to support systemic change – University Affairs – Nation Talk

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Land rights defenders weigh in on CGL incident on Wet’suwet’en territory – APTN News
  2. Tsilhqot’in Chiefs Concerned About Future Of Fraser River Salmon Stocks – My Cariboo Now
  3. Controversial Surrey industrial land expansion gets green light from Metro Vancouver – Global News
  4. Tŝilhqot’in Chiefs Raise Alarm with Pacific Salmon Treaty Commissioners – Tsilhqot’in National Government
  5. N.S. mining company handed $250,000 in fines for dumping environmentally harmful substances – National Observer

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

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