IndigeNews: Jan. 17-24, 2023

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq word of the day is

“Na’ku’set

Pronounced: nah-goo-set

Meaning: Sun


In The News

  1. North American Indigenous Games unveil 2023 medal designs CTV News
  2. Ottawa announces $2.8 billion settlement of B.C. day-scholar suit – Global News
  3. Search uncovers 171 ‘plausible burials’ near Ontario residential school – Global News
  4. Proposed settlement reached in residential school reparations class action – CBC News
  5. What would a $20 bill look like if it had an Indigenous woman front and centre? – CBC News
  6. Inspired by her father’s battle with cancer, Mi’kmaw woman opens healthy café – APTN News
  7. Meet one of the signers who translated the Mi’kmaq Honour Song into sign language – CBC News
  8. Area of interest at Manitoba landfill has been clear of waste since June: committee – Global News
  9. Ottawa to begin ‘intense’ talks to rewrite First Nations child welfare compensation deal – CBC News
  10. Wauzhushk Onigum Nation finds 171 anomalies during search of St. Mary’s school site – APTN News
  11. Williams Lake First Nation releasing findings from 2nd phase of residential school investigation – CBC News
  12. ‘Evidence of a genocide’ found during search of Alta. residential school: First Nation investigators – CTV News
  13. Blueberry First Nation signs $300M agreement with B.C. to clean up territory, monitor oil development – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. AFN leader keeps big picture in sight – Winnipeg Free Press
  2. Judge reserves bail decision for Quewezance sisters – APTN News
  3. Madawaska First Nation scores another revenue-sharing win in court – CBC News
  4. Feds commitment to Onedia water supply met with hope and uncertainty – CBC News
  5. ‘Total shock’: Mi’kmaw MP Jaime Battiste fighting boundary changes in his riding – APTN News
  6. Métis residential school survivors file 2nd lawsuit against Saskatchewan, Canada – APTN News
  7. Métis Nation of Ontario to determine who is a Métis citizen with membership vote – CBC News
  8. Uncertainty looms in Wolastoqey community as N.B. tax-sharing agreement set to end – CBC News
  9. Band class action settlement gives First Nations control of programming dollars: lawyer – APTN News
  10. Minister won’t say if Indian boarding homes settlement will include apology to survivors – CBC News
  11. Indigenous people need control of their own water authorities, says SCO grand chief – Winnipeg Sun
  12. ‘We’re not backing down:’ First Nations call on the province to stop the sale of Crown land – CKOM News
  13. Consensus agreements a ‘new beginning’ for co-operation between province, First Nations: Chief – CBC News
  14. Conservative leader promises consultations with First Nations over sharing money from resource projects – APTN News
  15. Sask. boarding school survivors launch proposed class-action lawsuit against federal, provincial governments – CBC News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Métis entrepreneur Teara Fraser reaches new heights – APTN News
  2. Indigenous spending priorities unaltered in spite of slowing economy: Miller – APTN News
  3. JOHN DeMONT: How the Clearwater deal was a game-changer for Membertou – SaltWire Network
  4. Tax agreement ‘exit clause’ will end a deal between the province of N.B. and First Nations – CTV News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Eskasoni mourning ‘inseparable’ father, son killed in crash – CBC News
  2. Oneida water: ‘Would you want your parents to live like this?’ – CBC News
  3. Yukon athletes get ready to compete at 2023 Arctic Winter Games – APTN News
  4. Town of Lunenburg residents to choose new name for Cornwallis Street – CBC News
  5. Noah’s story and the fight for services and dignity for First Nations children – APTN News
  6. Jody Wilson-Raybould’s new book is about taking action toward reconciliation – CBC Radio
  7. LETTER: John Joe Sark spoke truth until death, but no one was listening – SaltWire Network
  8. Residential school records needed to answer ‘hard questions’: special interlocutor – APTN News
  9. ‘There’s a real urgency’: Stoney Nakoda First Nation using new resources to preserve language – CBC News
  10. ‘There’s history sitting there’: Documentary draws on unseen footage to tell story of Idle No More – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Landmark deals give Indigenous key role in Canada resource projects – The Guardian
  2. A dozen First Nations in B.C. funded to pursue clean energy projects – Penticton Herald
  3. First Nation declares protected area in northern B.C.’s Taku River watershed – CBC News
  4. Feds say ‘no willing partners’ to bring fire codes onto First Nations — including AFN – CTV News
  5. First Nations spell out how natural resource companies should work in B.C. at annual meeting – APTN News
  6. Alberta First Nation-led company bringing new internet infrastructure to 24 communities – Edmonton Journal
  7. Tsilhqot’in National Government calls for halt on mining exploration west of Williams Lake – Williams Lake Tribune

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

‘Shaping the Epekwitk of Tomorrow’ Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open to all Mi’kmaq who reside in Prince Edward Island and are eighteen (18) years of age or older except for employees of L’nuey, their immediate families, cohabitants, agents or contractors.
  2. To enter the giveaway, submit your full name, phone number and email address on the form at lnuey.ca/progress, and answer the question as stated in the field provided.
  3. Contest begins on January 23, 2022 at 12:00:00 a.m. AST and ends on April 30, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. AST
  4. The prize consists of:
    • Basket by master basket weaver, Keptin Jimmy Bernard
    • L’nuey blanket
    • L’nuey Toque
    • $200 grocery gift card
  5. Prize winner will be selected via a random draw on May 8, 2023.
  6. L’nuey will contact the Prize winner through the email address provided on the contest entry form. If it is not possible within a 48 hour period to contact the Prize winner, L’nuey will disqualify that Entry and randomly select another Entry as the winner. Once the winner is successfully contacted, they will be required to answer a skill-testing question to be verified.
  7. Once verified, the Prize winner must make arrangements with L’nuey to pick up their prize.
  8. The Prize must be accepted as described and may not be transferred to another person prior to being awarded. L’nuey retains the right to replace the Prize with a different prize of equal or greater value if the original prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond L’nuey’s control.
  9. The name of the winner upon receiving their Prize will be posted on L’nuey’s website, as well as shared on their social channels.
  10. L’nuey reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest without notice, for any reason, including if they are not capable of running as planned or the Contest is adversely affected by computer virus, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond its control.
  11. All Contestants agree to be bound by the rules of the Contest and release L’nuey and all parties associated with the Contest from any liability with respect to this Contest or any prize.
  12. All decisions by L’nuey with regard to all aspects of this Contest are final.

‘Connected by Home’ Contest Rules

  1. The contest is open to all persons who reside in Prince Edward Island and are eighteen (18) years of age or older except for employees of L’nuey, their immediate families, cohabitants, agents or contractors.
  2. To enter the giveaway, submit your full name, phone number and email address on the form at lnuey.ca/connected, and answer the question as stated in the field provided.
  3. Contest begins on December 12, 2022 at 12:00:00 a.m. AST and ends on January 31, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. AST
  4. The prize consists of:
    • Basket by master basket weaver, Keptin Jimmy Bernard
    • L’nuey blanket
    • L’nuey Toque
    • $200 grocery gift card
  5. Prize winner will be selected via a random draw on February 6, 2023.
  6. L’nuey will contact the Prize winner through the email address provided on the contest entry form. If it is not possible within a 48 hour period to contact the Prize winner, L’nuey will disqualify that Entry and randomly select another Entry as the winner. Once the winner is successfully contacted, they will be required to answer a skill-testing question to be verified.
  7. Once verified, the Prize winner must make arrangements with L’nuey to pick up their prize.
  8. The Prize must be accepted as described and may not be transferred to another person prior to being awarded. L’nuey retains the right to replace the Prize with a different prize of equal or greater value if the original prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond L’nuey’s control.
  9. The name of the winner upon receiving their Prize will be posted on L’nuey’s website, as well as shared on their social channels.
  10. L’nuey reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest without notice, for any reason, including if they are not capable of running as planned or the Contest is adversely affected by computer virus, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond its control.
  11. All Contestants agree to be bound by the rules of the Contest and release L’nuey and all parties associated with the Contest from any liability with respect to this Contest or any prize.
  12. All decisions by L’nuey with regard to all aspects of this Contest are final.

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