IndigeNews: Feb. 8 – 15, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: your family

In the News

  1. Native Council of P.E.I. plans COVID-19 vaccine clinic – CBC News
  2. Launch of art bank, arts grants on P.E.I. for Indigenous artists – The Guardian
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: what you need to know this week – CBC News
  4. New docuseries opens a window into the lives of eastern Mi’kmaw fishers – CBC News
  5. Manitoba First Nation seeking help from United Nations over their lack of clean water – APTN News
  6. First Nations will step closer to self-determination with UN declaration: Bellegarde – National Observer
  7. Advocates call for action ahead of annual vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women – CBC News
  8. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  9. Annual Moose Hide Campaign goes virtual to help end violence against Indigenous women and children – CTV News
  10. DFO, RCMP knew violence was coming but did nothing to protect Mi’kmaw lobster harvesters: Documents – APTN News
  11. NWAC and Moose Hide agree to work together to end male violence against Indigenous women, girls, & gender-diverse people – Red Lake Nation News
  12. Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada to advance self-determination and reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Politics & Law

  1. New law will help achieve self-determination: AFN –
  2. Canada’s shell game on C-92 funding | Pamela Palmater – The Lawyer’s Daily
  3. Feds should be held accountable for violence against Mi’kmaw fishery: MP – APTN News
  4. RCMP Commissioner urged to issue directive on use of knee to neck – The Globe and Mail
  5. Five years after call to add Indigenous rights to citizenship guide, no changes made – CTV News
  6. Commissioner calls for transparency on response to Indigenous women inquiry – North Shore News
  7. Ontario First Nation fights for compensation for Winnipeg taking water from Shoal Lake – CBC News
  8. Ottawa to define “prior consent” through dialogue with First Nations: Lametti – Kamloops This Week
  9. Federal government agencies ‘complicit’ in violent attacks on Mi’kmaw harvesters: Chief – APTN News
  10. First Nations agree to COVID-19 data-sharing agreement with B.C., but say deal flawed – Times Colonist
  11. First Nations agree to COVID-19 data-sharing agreement with B.C., but say the deal is flawed – CBC News
  12. Enforcement of laws in First Nations occupies leaders around multiple negotiation tables –
  13. Indigenous groups wary but hopeful as consultations start on co-developing distinctions-based health legislation – Hill Times

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Taste ‘global Indigenous’ chocolate and pastries from this Sudbury chef – CBC News
  2. First Nation business group seeks to “close the gap” on mine supply – Northern Ontario Business
  3. Halifax council approves development that will provide housing for Indigenous people – CBC News
  4. Sask. First Nation says Biden’s move to block Keystone XL pipeline means lost opportunity – CTV News
  5. Indigenous-owned electric company prioritizes giving back to communities – Northern Ontario Business
  6. Closing housing gap for urban Indigenous people could cost $1.4B a year: report – The Abbotsford News
  7. Halifax council approves Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre’s affordable housing plan – Halifax Examiner
  8. How the N.W.T.’s procurement policies could change to support northern, Indigenous businesses – CBC News
  9. Government of Canada Supports Green Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities, tackling climate change and creating jobs – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. What Nova Scotia could learn from Nunatsiavut’s COVID-19 vaccination plan – The Signal
  2. Virtual Indigenous Storytelling Month aims to keep oral culture, traditions alive – CTV News
  3. ‘Unsung musical hero’: New anthology highlights Indigenous musician Willie Dunn – City News
  4. Temagami’s missing 300-pound pictograph found in the Sault after 25-year search – Soo Today
  5. Important Contribution to Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi’kma’ki – Canadian Heritage
  6. This Anishinaabe artist uses beaded lottery tickets to scratch at Indigenous history – CBC News
  7. Outgoing Royal BC Museum Indigenous collection curator calls it a ‘wicked’ place – Global News
  8. How one Indigenous doctor is tackling vaccine hesitancy, starting with her own mom – CBC Radio
  9. Minecraft game lets students explore Manitoba First Nation community pre-colonization – City News
  10. Advocates for urban Indigenous population push for prioritization in Quebec’s vaccination plan – CBC News
  11. Western University’s Indigenized astronomy course uses science as a gateway to Indigenous culture – Western Gazette
  12. Government of Canada provides $2 million to the Conseil des Atikamekw de Manawan and the Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw for the development of Joyce’s Principle – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology 

  1. Why Indigenous Knowledge Matters to the Future of Fisheries – Eco Watch
  2. New UBC Indigenous fisheries centre aims to uplift community rights – Nelson Star
  3. Meet the Indigenous scientist charting the future of fisheries – Prince George Citizen
  4. First Nation lauds plan to protect traditional land use in oilsands management plan – CBC News
  5. Alberta, First Nation reach land preservation deal in heart of oil sands country – The Globe and Mail
  6. TC Energy Partners with PLATO Testing to Grow Network of Indigenous Software Testers – Nation Talk
  7. Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta reach agreement on Moose Lake access management plan – Toronto Star
  8. Minister Jordan launches engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy – Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  9. UM helps launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Indigenous app; supports Indigenous communities as they respond to COVID-19 – University of Manitoba
  10. Government of Canada and the A-Tlegay Member Nations Sign the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Fisheries Resources – Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  11. Government of Canada Supports Renewable Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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

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