IndigeNews: Feb. 28 – Mar. 7, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

“Wli Siwkewiku’s”
(well-ee see-uke-ay-we-goos)

Meaning: Happy March!


In the News

  1. BATC expands search for lost children in Saskatchewan – APTN News
  2. Mi’kmaw Elder heading to Vatican, hopes for an apology from the Pope – APTN News
  3. CBC and APTN announce agreement to support Indigenous programming – CBC News
  4. Mysterious tales of ‘Little People’ intrigue new generations of Cree, Mi’kmaq – CBC News
  5. Kapawe’no First Nation in Alberta announces 169 possible unmarked graves – APTN News
  6. How Indigenous people are rebuilding child welfare to lift up the whole family – CBC Radio
  7. ‘Revitalizing and restoring’: Teaching the Mi’kmaw language to a new generation – CTV News
  8. After a cancer diagnosis, this Eskasoni woman rediscovered her love of basket weaving – CBC News
  9. ‘I’ve found my purpose’: Mi’kmaw woman works to preserve the art of traditional basket weaving – CTV News
  10. 6 years after TRC report, Canada is failing to ‘rectify ongoing harms’ against Indigenous communities, new report charges – Toronto Star
  11. First Nations families and Canada agree to put litigation on hold while working to end the legacy of “enfranchisement” under the Indian Act – Newswire

Politics & Law

  1. Attawapiskat wins the case, Juno keeps the permits – Northern Ontario Business
  2. UN: Canada must amend law stripping rights of Indigenous descendants – TRT World
  3. ‘Staggering’ racism confirmed at Indigenous Services oil and gas agency – APTN News
  4. AFN concerned Emergency Act could affect land and water defenders – Turtle Island News
  5. First Nations in Manitoba suing province, company over logging on traditional lands – APTN News
  6. Canada and the Alexander First Nation reach settlement agreement on Trust Account Claim – Newswire
  7. RCMP investigates as review finds First Nation staff member sold land for a third of its value – CBC News
  8. First Nations leaders seek accountability as Thunder Bay, Ont., police face external investigations – CBC News
  9. Lawsuit of the week: First Nation sues over land deal allegedly tainted by conflict and collusion – Business In Vancouver
  10. Human rights complaint filed after another Heiltsuk First Nation member denied bank account using status card – CBC News
  11. Emergencies Act committee can’t ignore Indigenous concerns about precedent, police bias say parliamentarians – APTN News
  12. Canada: Appeal Court Rules Indigenous Peoples Have A Constitutionally Protected Right Of Self-Government Over Child And Family Services – Mondaq

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nations woman selling scarves to raise money for Ukraine relief – APTN News
  2. DFO announces $11.8 million investment to support First Nations commercial fisheries – Coast Reporter
  3. Tourism and Hospitality fund created thanks to Indigenous organizations partnering up – CFNR Network

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Fort Folly First Nation starts ribbon skirt library – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. B.C. city considering changing its name at local First Nations’ request – CTV News
  4. Indigenous people showing support for Ukraine by wearing ‘kokum scarves’ – Global News
  5. First Nations continue to see COVID-19 cases fall, 27 per cent uptake in boosters – National Post
  6. Saskatchewan moves to support Indigenous inmates returning to their communities – Global News
  7. More BIPOC nurses needed to ensure culturally safe health care, says First Nation nurse – CBC News
  8. Anishinaabe performer’s concert in Quebec cancelled because songs didn’t contain enough French – APTN News
  9. Federal government calls on proposals to help increase skills development for indigenous people – Canadian Manufacturing
  10. ‘We can’t be ignored’: Indigenous leader leaves Conestoga College over lack of representation in strategic plan – The Record
  11. Geographical Names Board of Canada Appoints a New Indigenous Advisor and Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary – Natural Resources Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nation hails reconciliation in action with aquaculture – Sea West News
  2. Huron water board ‘thrilled’ to supply Oneida First Nation – The London Free Press
  3. Potlotek firefighters take to the water for first ice rescue training – SaltWire Network
  4. ‘We feel dirty’: Ivujivik water shortage creates health, hygiene concerns – Nunatsiaq News
  5. B.C. company helping First Nations create 3D ‘digital twins’ of their territories – CTV News
  6. Indigenous communities turning away from dirty forms of energy toward solar – Calgary Journal
  7. Two Alberta First Nations sign conservation agreement with Ottawa to protect boreal caribou – CTV News
  8. Amazon Canada launches new program to teach coding through music from Indigenous artists – IT World Canada
  9. ‘We’re going to continue to lose lives’ if recommendations not acted on says First Nations fire expert – APTN News
  10. Government of Canada launches call for proposals for projects that enhance water and wastewater capacity building efforts in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

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

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