IndigeNews: Feb. 8 – 14, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: rejection, disregard

In the News

  1. Missing son of well-known Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw artist found safe – CTV News
  2. Wet’suwet’en want UN spotlight on Coastal GasLink crisis – National Observer
  3. Calls for action after fatal fires on First Nations: ‘Lives are at stake’ – Global News
  4. Mi’kmaw chief says restorative justice a ‘cop-out’ after lobster pound ransacked – CBC News
  5. Indigenous leaders condemn misappropriation of Orange Shirt Day by protest convoy – CBC News
  6. Military spies say convoy blockade poses ‘no security threat’ to Defence Department – APTN News
  7. Tseshaht First Nation will search for potential burial sites at Island residential school site – CBC News
  8. How this Mi’kmaw rapper uses hip-hop to heal from racism and intergenerational trauma – CBC News
  9. Mi’kmaw actor, producer returns home to Unama’ki to document stories of personal crises – SaltWire Network
  10. Grassy Narrows First Nation will lead research into unmarked graves at McIntosh Residential School – Thunder Bay News Watch

Politics & Law

  1. Wet’suwet’en Call on the UN to Support Land Battle – The Tyee
  2. National chief says Canada’s true past being exposed –
  3. Cree hunter in Saskatchewan says new trespass law infringes on her treaty rights – APTN News
  4. First Nations in B.C. say they’ll appeal Nechako River ruling to restore natural flows – APTN News
  5. First Nation criticizes Ontario government over upcoming launch of online gaming market – Law Times
  6. ‘We need to work together’: CBRM council meets new municipal Indigenous adviser – SaltWire Network
  7. Appeal to move forward in protest camp case despite Sask. government’s attempt to stop it – CBC News
  8. ‘A pretty clear win for the federal government’: Quebec court rules on federal child welfare law – APTN News
  9. Ottawa backs Indigenous child welfare law after Quebec court declares parts of it unconstitutional – CBC News
  10. Black, Indigenous inmates more likely to experience ‘use of force’ behind bars: Prison ombudsman – APTN News
  11. Chartrand says MNC legal action is “weaponizing court” to fight growing MMF citizenship numbers –

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous tourism ready to shine again across the country in 2022 – APTN News
  2. Manitoba Federation fur company promises to get Métis trappers back on lines –
  3. Ottawa’s $5.2B Muskrat bailout includes more borrowing, restructuring as project nears completion – CBC News
  4. First Nation investment group, Enbridge signs letter of intent to invest in carbon storage project – Edmonton Journal
  5. Shawanaga First Nation assert inherent rights to support the creation of an independent Indigenous Gaming Authority – Shawanaga First Nation

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Indigenous duo aims to create good vibes only with online dating event – CBC News
  3. Indigenous nations on Prairies keep pandemic restrictions despite provincial plans – APTN News
  4. New partnership to benefit First Nations students wanting to attend post-secondary – APTN News
  5. Improperly stored COVID-19 vaccine given to some residents in God’s Lake First Nation – Global News
  6. New Manitoba programs aim to increase number of Indigenous language speakers, translators – CBC News
  7. National Gallery of Canada launches an Indigenous ways and decolonisation department – The Art Newspaper
  8. Meet the Indigenous artists blending traditional art forms with pop culture, modern medical images – CBC News
  9. Indigenous communities to be hit with ‘ecological grief, loss of land and traditional knowledge’ because of climate crisis – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Declines in moose population a concern for Quebec Cree – CBC News
  2. Parks Canada relocating 40 plains bison to Key First Nation Treaty 4 – Global News
  3. First Nations leaders warn MLAs about growing impact of climate change – CBC News
  4. Indigenous youth activist advocating for clean water for all Canadians – Daily Hive News
  5. Work again halted on overbudget, much-delayed N.S. Power hydro dam project – CBC News
  6. Opinion: Jeff Ward on driving change for Indigenous Peoples through technology – The Globe and Mail
  7. Indigenous communities look to become big players in Alberta’s carbon sequestration –
  8. Proposal for gold and copper mine on First Nation’s territory rejected for 3rd time by B.C. government – CBC News

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

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