IndigeNews: Jan. 10 – 16, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “Frost fish runs” – January

In the News

  1. Day scholars now eligible for Gottfriedson settlement compensation – APTN News
  2. Here’s the latest COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples across the country – APTN News
  3. COVID crisis needs to serve as catalyst for systemic changes on reserves –
  4. Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre packing its bags for move to temporary home – APTN News
  5. Indigenous archaeologist argues humans may have arrived here 130,000 years ago – CBC News
  6. Artwork by Eskasoni man en route to California set of critically-acclaimed sitcom – SaltWire Network
  7. Canada’s ‘history of dishonesty’ continues as Bearskin Lake Nation battles COVID –
  8. Care providers say Ottawa takes far too long to pay for health services for First Nations kids – CBC News
  9. Canada announces funding for families of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls – Global News

Politics & Law

  1. Indigenous Services working to streamline pandemic aid process, says minister – CBC News
  2. Race for Quebec-Labrador Assembly of First Nations regional chief begins – Turtle Island News
  3. Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues – Turtle Island News
  4. Indigenous inmates testing positive for COVID-19 at higher rates in federal prisons – Global News
  5. Mississauga First Nation intervenes in Cameco application for license renewal – Anishinabek News
  6. What comes next for the child welfare compensation deal? Here are some of the answers – APTN News
  7. B.C. court says First Nations may be entitled to ‘substantial compensation’ for lost fishing rights – APTN News
  8. ‘Why has it taken 134 years?’: First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario move closer to flood compensation – CBC News
  9. Late Chief Delgamuukw helped transform Canada’s legal system and recognition of Indigenous rights – CBC News
  10. Six Nations man in Brantford, Ont., golf course occupation faces charges related to land-claim protest CBC News
  11. Unity, collaboration only ways to make a difference for Treaty 6 confederacy nations, say chiefs –
  12. Court finds Métis Nation of Alberta not the lone voice for off-settlement Métis, sides with province –

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous sole proprietors now qualify for tourism funding relief – Timmins Today
  2. Where to look for progress in Indigenous reconciliation during 2022 – Business in Vancouver
  3. Indigenous tourism officials now predicting quicker recovery from pandemic –
  4. Cuthand: Sask. future well-being depends on growing Indigenous population – Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  5. New corporation gives Métis settlements ‘bigger bang for the buck’ in pursuit of economic opportunities –

Education, Health & Culture

  1. First Nations and their allies tackle Quebec’s Omicron wave – CBC News
  2. Minister St-Onge Meets with Atlantic Region Sport Partners – Canadian Heritage
  3. Several First Nations in B.C. set to take full control over education on their lands – CBC News
  4. Winnipeg names river trails ‘Nestawaya’ in honour of The Forks Indigenous history – APTN News
  5. Mark Indigenous languages decade by making Inuktitut official in Canada: Inuit UN rep – CBC News
  6. Indigenous Services Canada COVID-19 update – Week of January 13, 2022 – Indigenous Services Canada
  7. Yukon Chiefs Committee members slam Education Department’s slow progress on system shortcomings – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. The ‘new’ face of environmental racism in Quebec – The Narwhal
  2. The Indigenous grandmothers who stopped a pipeline – Maclean’s
  3. B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ over Alaskan salmon interceptions – Delta Optimist
  4. Vancouver Park Board chair proposes co-management of parks with First Nations – CBC News
  5. Indigenous clean-energy projects funded on Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands – BC Government News
  6. Ottawa must work with Indigenous communities to mitigate climate disasters, experts say – CBC News
  7. Report on Alaskan fisheries’ impacts on B.C. salmon alarms First Nation, conservation groups – CBC News

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

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