IndigeNews: Jan. 17 – 23, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Pituamkek
(pronounced Bee-doo-um-gek)

Meaning: “at the long sand dune” (Hog Island Sandhills)


In the News

  1. Land transfer a ‘step in the right direction,’ chief says – CBC News
  2. Feds, Mi’kmaw leaders sign agreement to develop park on Hog Island – CBC News
  3. Province transfers land to Abegweit First Nation – Government of Prince Edward Island
  4. ‘Quill sisters’ who create traditional Mi’kmaw art launch Matues Revisited exhibit – APTN News
  5. Dakota Tipi First Nation to investigate unmarked graves at five former residential schools in Manitoba – CTV News
  6. Federal government, Epekwitk Mi’kmaq establish national park reserve along P.E.I.’s north shore – SaltWire Network
  7. Mi’kmaw photographer in P.E.I. using work to connect with community, share stories of strength – SaltWire Network
  8. Canada continues support for First Nations health transformation for Mi’kmaw health and wellness – Indigenous Services Canada
  9. The Government of Canada and the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq sign agreement toward establishing a new national park reserve in P.E.I. – Parks Canada
  10. Indigenous Services Canada flowing $125M in COVID-19 public health funding directly to First Nations Communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  11. Canada shares Residential School documents with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  12. Indigenous-led Transitional Committee formed to establish a National Council for Reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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 – Windspeaker.com
  12. Court finds Métis Nation of Alberta not the lone voice for off-settlement Métis, sides with province – Windspeaker.com

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. B.C. provides 3.7m to Indigenous Tourism BC – Business in Vancouver
  2. New program promotes Indigenous cannabis products – BC Government News
  3. Indigenous sole proprietors now qualify for tourism funding relief – Timmins Today
  4. From Managing Poverty to Prosperity: Indigenous Peoples are Ready – AFOA Canada
  5. Indigenous Business Competition TV Series Coming to APTN Now Open for Contestants – NationTalk
  6. Wolinak of Abenaki First Nation and Questerre sign agreement for energy development – GlobeNewswire
  7. Economic reconciliation important as part of clean tech innovation, say feds, private sector – Windspeaker.com
  8. Indigenous Leaders: Entrepreneurship will lead Indigenous communities out of the ‘social trap’ – Timmins Today
  9. Eskasoni Mi’kmaw activist opposes NSLC store slated to open in her community in the spring – SaltWire Network
  10. Community cornerstone: First Nation-owned sawmill marks a new start for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek – Canadian Forest Industries

Education, Health & Culture

  1. First Nations and their allies tackle Quebec’s Omicron wave – CBC News
  2. All of Nunavik put on ‘red alert’ due to Omicron spread – Nunatsiaq News
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  4. New graphic novel looks to connect kids to Mi’kmaq language – Welland Tribune
  5. Indigenous educational institute earns accreditation – Northern Ontario Business
  6. Omicron cases may be dropping in Canada’s First Nations: top doctor – Global News
  7. First Nations in B.C. work towards ending racism in the education system – APTN News
  8. Fancy shawl dancer to showcase talent with Toronto Raptors basketball team – CBC News
  9. How a part-time historian is dismantling misconceptions about Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News
  10. Map of New Brunswick with Indigenous place names highlights continued presence – CBC News
  11. First Nation in the Yukon holds gathering to remember people who died from addictions – APTN News
  12. Windsor Law names Beverly Jacobs as senior advisor on Indigenous relations and outreach – Law Times
  13. World premiere of VR experience from First Nations filmmaker at prestigious Sundance festival – Windspeaker.com
  14. Evidence of racism against Indigenous patients is growing: Is a reckoning in Canadian health care overdue? – Global News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ over Alaskan salmon interceptions – Business in Vancouver
  2. N.B. Power seeks environmental OK to upgrade century-old dam near Bathurst – CBC News
  3. B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency after barge crashes into water line – Castlegar News
  4. Klahoose Wilderness Resort decreases carbon footprint with the power of water – Windspeaker.com
  5. Ottawa and First Nations in P.E.I. sign agreement to establish national park reserve – North Shore News
  6. Deal reached between B.C. First Nations and forestry company to defer old-growth logging – CBC News
  7. Ucluelet First Nation could be without potable water for over a week after barge damages line – CBC News

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

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