IndigeNews: Jan. 11 – 17, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Pusu’l Pana’ne!
(boo-sool ba-na-nay)

Meaning: Happy New Year!


In the News

  1. Feds’ challenge of ruling on First Nations children ‘a slap in the face’: AFN – CTV News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: total cases in First Nations surpass 11,000 – CBC News
  3. Indigenous survivors of sexual violence on P.E.I. to get new, culturally appropriate healing – CBC News
  4. Ottawa announces $1.2B more to help Indigenous communities fight COVID-19 pandemic – CTV News
  5. Indigenous land defenders block dam project in Burleigh Falls over lack of consultation – My Kawartha
  6. First Nation leaders share vaccine experiences online to combat hesitation, misinformation – CBC News
  7. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  8. Residential school deniers, white supremacists biggest barrier to reconciliation says Murray Sinclair – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. Chartrand insulted by Pallister’s approach with Métis – The Brandon Sun
  2. Mohawk Council of Kanesatake takes Oka to court over The Pines – CBC News
  3. RCMP charge 23 after lobster pound ransacked last fall in southwest N.S. – CBC News
  4. FNLC Statements on Canada’s Decision to Continue Fighting First Nations Kids in Court – BCAFN
  5. Mohawk Council of Kanesatake taking Oka and Quebec to court over Pines dispute – APTN News
  6. Matawa chiefs demand province stop all activities affecting land, treaty rights during pandemic – CBC News
  7. Potential for class action as a result of ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ birth alerts say B.C. lawyers – APTN News
  8. Island First Nation considers RCMP, human rights investigations after COVID-based discrimination – CTV News
  9. Proposed class-action suit against Ottawa suggests inmates face systemic bias in risk assessments – The Globe and Mail
  10. Hard questions about systemic racism, accountability asked of Thunder Bay police after pre-inquest hearing – CBC News
  11. Ottawa to implement human-rights tribunal ruling on First Nations youth services despite seeking judicial review – The Globe and Mail
  12. The IBA congratulates Justice Ardith Walkem on her appointment to the British Colombia Supreme Court – Indigenous Bar Association
  13. First Nation leaders call on Manitoba gov’t to work to improve health, welfare of their peoples following cabinet shuffle – Winnipeg Sun

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Brock University joins Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – Brock News
  2. Fort McMurray Indigenous homelessness housing project gets $1.1M from council – CBC News
  3. Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Applauds Business Focus on Indigenous Engagement – Weyburn Review
  4. Dr. Bonnie Henry condemns B.C. businesses for refusing entry to Indigenous people due to COVID-19 fears – CBC News
  5. Halifax council approves next steps for Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre’s rapid affordable housing project – Halifax Examiner
  6. The Lift Circle helps Indigenous business owners come together to solve problems and boost their companies – The Globe and Mail
  7. $500k Investment in PLATO Testing by Raven Indigenous Capital Partners Will Increase Training and Employment Opportunities in Canada’s Tech Sector for Indigenous People – Cision

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Manitoba Indigenous music pioneer Shingoose dies at 74 – Global News
  2. Nunavut television network launches Inuit-language channel – CBC News
  3. Innu woman from Quebec named advisor to UN secretary general – APTN News
  4. How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture – CBC News
  5. 19-year-old Tla-o-qui-aht chef chosen to join prestigious culinary team – APTN News
  6. Thousands share Indigenous ribbon skirt photos in solidarity with Sask. girl – CTV news
  7. Indigenous woman’s zine series gets response that ‘makes her heart flutter’ – CBC News
  8. More than half Manitoba’s active COVID-19 cases are in First Nations population – CBC News
  9. MacKenzie Art Gallery Appoints First-Ever Indigenous Museum Director in Canada – ART news
  10. How the animated film Chicken Run became a cult classic in the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  11. Cuthand: Award-winning film portrays Indigenous culture through Indigenous eyes – Saskatoon Star Phoenix
  12. ‘Vile; filled with racism’: Officials condemn reaction to Cowichan First Nations COVID outbreak – Saanich News
  13. Indigenous leaders call on B.C. government to notify parents subjected to ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ birth alerts – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Canada faces Indigenous pushback over study of pipeline stake – BNN Bloomberg
  2. Ship-based oil spill compensation reform needed for Indigenous communities – WWF
  3. Yellowknives Dene First Nation to meet with federal minister about Giant Mine – CBC News
  4. West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars – National Observer
  5. Seven Inuit communities create non-profit to lobby mining industry in Baffin region – CBC News
  6. Coronavirus: Software company offers Indigenous communities free services for vaccine rollout – Global News
  7. UN committee rebukes Canada for failing to get Indigenous Peoples’ consent for industrial projects – The Narwhal

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

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