IndigeNews: Feb. 22 – 28, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Sam’qwuan

Meaning: water


In the News

  1. Lennox Island First Nation kicks off COVID-19 vaccination clinics – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week – CBC News
  3. Eskasoni developing its own moderate livelihood plan, starting with lobster – CBC News
  4. Commercial fishers seek intervener status in lawsuit over Indigenous fishing rights – CTV News
  5. Cape Breton Indigenous MP says Bill C-22 aims to root out systemic racism – The Chronicle Herald
  6. Parliamentary budget office says cost of compensating First Nations families sits at $15B – APTN News
  7. Too many First Nations lack clean drinking water and it’s Ottawa’s fault, says auditor general – CBC News
  8. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  9. NS Premier says ‘reconciliation is a journey,’ looks to federal government to define moderate livelihood – The Chronicle Herald

Politics & Law

  1. Site C still faces legal challenge from First Nations – Dawson Creek Mirror
  2. Yukon justice system failing Indigenous women, say advocates – CBC News
  3. Indigenous input key to Columbia River Treaty negotiations – Trail Daily Times
  4. VPD officer’s conduct under review after anti-pipeline demonstration – CBC News
  5. First Indigenous councillor in Terrace, B.C., quits, cites systemic racism – Global News
  6. Quebec river granted legal rights as part of global ‘personhood’ – Kamloops This Week
  7. AFN executive chiefs to address call for financial review at next meeting: Bellegarde – APTN News
  8. There needs to be 3 Indigenous judges sitting on Supreme Court of Canada: professor – APTN News
  9. Confidentiality agreements a ‘red flag’ in exercising Bill C-92, says Indigenous leader – The Discourse
  10. First Nation councillor in Terrace, B.C., resigns citing racism and barriers to reconciliation – APTN News
  11. Saskatchewan First Nation erects blockade after company enters territory without consent – CBC News
  12. Too many First Nations lack clean drinking water and it’s Ottawa’s fault, says auditor general – CBC News
  13. ‘Localized harassment’: RCMP patrol Wet’suwet’en territory despite UN calls for withdrawal – The Narwhal
  14. Appeals court strikes down injunction on Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin outlet channels project – CTV News
  15. Innu caribou hunt sparks debate over territorial and hunting rights among First Nations in Quebec – APTN News
  16. Southern Chiefs Organization calls for inquiry into federal process for awarding infrastructure contracts – APTN News
  17. Canada, British Columbia and Tlowitsis Nation Advance to Final Stage of Treaty Negotiations – Indigenous Services Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Canada’s pipeline regulator says it’s taking a stand against systemic racism – CBC News
  2. Caldwell First Nation planning development, restaurant for future community – APTN News
  3. Manitoba NDP eye new Crown corporation to boost rural, northern cell and internet – CTV News
  4. Rare earths miner, Indigenous construction companies sign $8-million business contract – NNSL Media
  5. First Nations community in Cape Breton breaks ground on new recreation facility – The Chronicle Herald
  6. First Nations workers in Saskatchewan sacrifice wages, vacation to run underfunded water systems – APTN News
  7. ‘Stay off our lands unless given consent’: FSIN, mining firm at odds over exploration on Sask. First Nation – CTV News
  8. 3 years ago you could only buy legal weed on First Nations, now some say the industry needs a ‘red market’ – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. First Mi’kmaw COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in Nova Scotia – CBC News
  2. Canadian Medical Association elects first Indigenous president – CBC News
  3. Woman makes Mi’kmaw alphabet book to help pass on language – CBC News
  4. Mi’kmaw youth paint petroglyphs on boat with artist Alan Syliboy – APTN News
  5. Bad Water Sickens First Nations. But Government Doesn’t Track the Toll – The Tyee
  6. Mi’kmaq hip hop artist Blake Francis wants his verses to have purpose – APTN News
  7. Michelle Sylliboy grateful for new Indigenous Student Centre at St. FX – Global News
  8. Cape Breton art centre creates new positions to support Indigenous artists – CBC News
  9. Survey data sheds light on Indigenous languages, traditional activities across North – CBC News
  10. For Mi’kmaw educator Marie Battiste, inner growth is essential to be a leader – The Globe and Mail
  11. ‘It’s a dream come true’: McMaster appoints new director of Indigenous research institute – The Hamilton Spectator
  12. The Métis Nation, with support from Veterans Affairs Canada, announce the Métis Veterans Legacy Commemorative Program – Métis National Council

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. BC Tests Found Unsafe Lead Levels in Water of 35 First Nation Schools – The Tyee
  2. Poundmaker Cree Nation welcomes back bison to traditional territory – CBC News
  3. Digging deep: Inside the Clean Water, Broken Promises investigation – APTN News
  4. Report: Lifespan of First Nations water infrastructure cut short by underfunding – APTN News
  5. New Centre for Indigenous Fisheries launched by Nisga’a scientist and academic – The Ubyssey
  6. ‘Serious concerns’: Alberta First Nations oppose coal expansion in Rocky Mountains – CTV News
  7. ‘It is a right’: Eskasoni harvesters gather to write fishery plan ahead of spring launch – APTN News
  8. Researchers using waste water to track COVID-19 in Saskatoon, Indigenous communities – Global News
  9. Federal advisory committee will consider Indigenous rights in new energy projects – The Globe and Mail
  10. Indigenous woman to launch a travel app that features Blackfoot historical sites in Canada & U.S. – CBC News
  11. Progress made on 40MWh battery storage benefitting First Nations communities in north Canada – Energy Storage
  12. Canada and Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government sign historic Governance Agreement in support of the Great Bear Lake Remediation Project – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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

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