IndigeNews: Jan. 24 – 30, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: elder; an older person

In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network provides path to healing – Global News
  2. 93 potential burial sites found near former B.C. residential school – CBC News
  3. Mi’kmaq First Nations are developing their own health authorities – APTN News
  4. New Mi’kmaw health authority receives nearly $9M in federal funding – CBC News
  5. New federal, provincial funds to support Indigenous offenders on P.E.I. – CBC News
  6. B.C. First Nation discovers 93 potential graves at former residential school – CTV News
  7. Government establishes Indigenous Courtwork Services – Government of Prince Edward Island
  8. Mi’kmaw language instructor at Cape Breton University carrying on mother’s legacy – SaltWire Network
  9. Mi’kmaw community hopes to stop modern-day gold rush on their traditional hunting lands – APTN News
  10. Proposed open-pit mine in Nova Scotia threatens traditional hunting grounds says Mi’kmaw chief – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. How Canada can give Land Back – The Breach
  2. Whose rule of law? Case comment on CN Rail v Doe – First Peoples Law
  3. Land acknowledgement added to Halifax Regional Council agendas – The Signal
  4. On the ground efforts begin “shifting” unjust justice systems in BC –
  5. Mi’kmaw, justice partnership helps prevent reoffending through healing – Global News
  6. Logging company granted injunction extension in Fairy Creek old-growth dispute – APTN News
  7. Picard re-elected as chief of Assembly of First Nations Quebec Labrador for 11th term – Global News
  8. Pine Creek First Nation sues Manitoba, logging company over Duck Mountain forest rights – Global News
  9. Liberals urged to ‘go beyond your promises’ to Indigenous people when Parliament resumes – APTN News
  10. Statement of Claim against former Métis National Council leadership alleges unlawful conduct –
  11. First Nations leaders demand equal partnership in Ottawa’s ‘broken’ regional assessment for Ring of Fire – CBC News
  12. Federal withdrawal of judicial review application respecting Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order – Assembly of First Nations
  13. Statement – Canada withdraws judicial review of CHRT order on capital assets funding under First Nations child and family services and Jordan’s Principle – Indigenous Services Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nations staking claim over mining in B.C.– Business in Vancouver
  2. Group seeks 100% Indigenous ownership of Trans Mountain pipeline – Financial Post
  3. COVID-19 Targeted Analysis Survey Phase III – Canada Council for Aboriginal Business
  4. Four Treaty 6 First Nations form alliance to build economic sovereignty – Edmonton Journal
  5. British Columbia provides $3.7M to Indigenous tourism for pandemic recovery – APTN News
  6. Indigenous non-profit group seeks ownership stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline – Global News
  7. Canada’s Bishops Announce Indigenous Reconciliation Fund to Support Projects Across Canada – Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 
  8. New reality show seeking Indigenous entrepreneurs to compete for prize money –
  9. New non-profit formed in anticipation of negotiations with Canada over TMX purchase –
  10. $10 million more per year from Ontario to build new Indigenous housing hailed by service groups –

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Elsipogtog youth group aims to develop future community leaders – CBC News
  4. Study: First Nations children’s health impacted by poor housing conditions – APTN News
  5. Mi’kmaw man makes videos to share day-to-day life with schizoaffective disorder – CBC News
  6. National Indigenous youth-led reconciliation project comes to Cape Breton – SaltWire Network
  7. Reaction to Yukon’s new substance use health emergency receiving mixed reviews – APTN News
  8. Language revitalization efforts continue as UN Decade of Indigenous Languages begins – CBC News
  9. How a Mi’kmaw man went from being ‘trapped’ to helping others with addiction struggles – Global News
  10. ‘It looks like me’: L’nu artist begins beaded portrait series with elders and traditional medicines – CBC News
  11. Jurisdictional void makes housing on reserve sub-standard, raises risk of fatal fires say experts – APTN News
  12. How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations – CBC News
  13. Agreement reached for more affordable childcare in Nunavut; 238 new childcare spaces; higher wages for workers – NNSL Media

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous non-profit looks to buy Trans Mountain Pipeline – CBC News
  2. Cree and Innu leaders sign off on caribou hunt to protect herds – APTN News
  3. How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages – CBC News
  4. Feds sign agreement with Mi’kmaq leaders to develop new national park in PEI – Western Prince Graphic
  5. Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples’ health – CBC News
  6. Quebec First Nation says innovative technology will alleviate provincial concerns over gas extraction –
  7. ‘Blazing a trail’: Indigenous-led organization to operate water utility in Mi’kmaw communities this spring – SaltWire Network
  8. New Report Recommends First Nations In BC Take Immediate Control Of Mining In Their Territories – Union of BC Indian Chiefs

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

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