IndigeNews: Jan. 18 – 24, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wokwisewey Sipu
(woah-gwis-eh-wey see-bu)

Meaning: Fox River

In the News

  1. L’nuey rolling out educational videos on Indigenous rights – CBC News
  2. Peacemaker files bleak assessment of N.S. lobster tensions – CBC News
  3. Ottawa advocating to prioritize vaccines for Indigenous people: Miller – CTV News
  4. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Over 5,000 active cases in First Nations – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaq fear new Peggy’s Cove boardwalk could endanger sacred medicine – Global News
  6. Feds alarmed over skyrocketing COVID infections in First Nations communities – APTN News
  7. 26 Indigenous governing bodies are actively reclaiming authority over child welfare – APTN News
  8. Treaty 6 Chiefs are concerned: Alberta’s vaccine rollout is failing First Nations – Turtle Island News
  9. Failed policies, decisions on the fly: How the moderate livelihood fishery file blew up – Cape Breton Post
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  11. Jurisdictional issues challenging COVID-19 vaccine distribution to priority Indigenous populations – Toronto Star
  12. Appointing First Nations person as next Governor General would help advance reconciliation, grand chief says – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Indigenous Law & Canadian Courts – First Peoples Law
  2. Treaty 8 boundary conflict resolved following Supreme Court ruling – Energetic City
  3. Cindy Blackstock: A relentless champion for Indigenous children’s rights – Maclean’s
  4. Two major B.C. cities reject Indigenous land acknowledgements – Business in Vancouver
  5. First Nations Seek To Intervene In Court Challenge Of Coal Policy Removal – Toronto Star
  6. Kawartha Nisnawbe send message to Parks Canada: No consultation, no work – APTN News
  7. Supreme Court grants hearing for Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s advance cost case – CBC News
  8. Ontario chief RoseAnne Archibald hopes a woman is the next AFN national chief – APTN News
  9. Southern chiefs say Pallister’s comments on Indigenous leadership are ‘dangerous’ – CTV News
  10. Saskatchewan First Nation awarded nearly $127M in decades-long land claim settlement – Global News
  11. Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial – CBC News
  12. Certification hearing set to begin for excessive force class action against RCMP in the North – APTN News
  13. Liard First Nation preparing to enter self-governance negotiations with Yukon, federal governments – Yukon News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Nova Scotia First Nation wants to get into tax collection business – CBC News
  2. Indigenous makeup entrepreneur grows sustainable revolution brand – Daily Hive
  3. Keystone XL denial will hurt communities: Indigenous business coalition leader – Global News
  4. Podcast: Why N.B. Business Leaders Are Learning About Racism Faced by Indigenous People – Huddle
  5. Queen’s Park moving too fast for Matawa chiefs on Far North Act repeal – Northern Ontario Business
  6. Indigenous owned businesses say cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline means more job losses – APTN News
  7. Ontario business camp is helping to scale up Indigenous women-led businesses – Thunder Bay News Watch

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Fontaine’s book details stories of former Indigenous leaders – Anishinabek News
  2. Federal government to cover $2.8M drug for eastern Ontario toddler – CBC News
  3. Pandemic response offers lessons for fighting racism: ITK president – Nunatsiaq News
  4. Indigenous women, families in Vancouver rally for national Ribbon Skirt Day – City News
  5. 26 Indigenous governing bodies are reclaiming authority over child welfare – Toronto Star
  6. Indigenous org urges Hajdu to boost inmate protections amid COVID-19 – Canadian Lawyer
  7. Consent at heart of Ontario’s vaccination plan for remote First Nations communities – CBC News
  8. Indigenous filmmaker is calling for fines and jail time for those falsely claiming to be Indigenous – Global News
  9. The show must go on: world’s first Indigenous fringe festival comes to Peterborough this summer – Kawartha Now
  10. Some northern Ontario First Nations going back into lockdown, while others have kept borders closed – CBC News
  11. Alberta pauses scheduling of first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, pushes back rollout to First Nations and seniors as supply runs out – Edmonton Journal

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. STEM education must be reformed to engage Indigenous youth – iPolitics
  2. Unusually warm: Temperatures hovering near freezing in Iqaluit – APTN News
  3. Tech company sets sights on training northern Indigenous youth – Nunatsiaq News
  4. Rebuilding salmon stocks in British Columbia in the face of a climate crisis – APTN News
  5. US Arctic refuge drilling rights auction a ‘complete failure:’ Gwitchin chief – Inuvik Drum
  6. ‘It’s a dead forest’: northern bush pilot, First Nations decry herbicide spraying – CTV News
  7. First Nations Leadership Council denounces attempt to overturn salmon farm ban – Saanich News
  8. App designed for Indigenous language education expected to launch in late January – Meadowlake Now
  9. Chief says push for fish farm judicial review a challenge to reconciliation, Aboriginal Rights – Saanich News
  10. Panel recommends Yukon bring mining into the 21st century. Here’s what you need to know – The Narwhal
  11. Mowi, Cermaq head to court to quash Ottawa’s plan to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms – National Observer
  12. Alberta just cancelled 11 controversial coal leases but open-pit mining could still happen. Here’s why – The Narwhal
  13. Indigenous-Led Solar Energy Project Wins Prize Funding to Implement a Community Clean Energy Project in NWT – Nation Talk

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

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