IndigeNews: Jan. 25 – 31, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Eksitpu’k!
(well-ee ek-sit-boog)

Meaning: good morning!


In the News

  1. New search and rescue boat for Lennox Island First Nation – CBC News
  2. NS Mi’kmaw leaders call for tailored COVID-19 vaccine plan – CBC News
  3. It’s time for a First Nations person to be governor general: Bellegarde – CTV News
  4. Indigenous art bank, new grants for Indigenous artists coming for P.E.I. – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaw leaders, city at odds over changes for Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue – CBC News
  6. Urgent, tangible Indigenous language agenda set for legislation implementation in Canada – Toronto Star
  7. Pam Palmater: ‘At every turn, Canada chooses the path of injustice toward Indigenous peoples’ – Maclean’s
  8. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  9. FIRST NATIONS CHIEFS: Re-writing Sir John A Macdonald plaque not an acceptable solution – The Chronicle Herald
  10. Permanent monument honouring residential school survivors to be built at Regina’s Government House – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Ottawa lays groundwork for new Indigenous health legislation – CBC News
  2. Curve Lake First Nation takes water crisis to court – The Peterborough Examiner
  3. Lynn Beyak, the senator who defended residential schools, is resigning – CBC News
  4. B.C. Appeal Court ‘sorely lacking’ in people of colour, says top judge – Vancouver Sun
  5. ‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition – Lethbridge News
  6. Participants at Nunavut mine hearing question whether process is serving Inuit – CBC News
  7. Provincial consultation deadline pushed back for two proposed roads in Ring of Fire – CBC News
  8. First Nations groups, Charlottetown council differ on Sir John A. Macdonald statue – Global News
  9. Appeal court rejects Jackie Vautour’s latest challenge of Kouchibouguac park creation – CBC News
  10. Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug opposes federal government’s proposal to implement UNDRIP – CBC News
  11. Aboriginal and Indigenous law certificate to advance Schulich Law’s decolonization efforts – Canadian Lawyer
  12. Curing the ‘colonial hangover’: how Yukon First Nations became trailblazers of Indigenous governance – The Narwhal
  13. ‘Nothing should be kept secret’: B.C. First Nation asks court to order release of Site C dam safety documents – The Narwhal

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Edmonton takes first step in establishing urban reserve – CBC News
  2. First Nations partnership with construction company paying dividends – CBC News
  3. Millbrook First Nation nearly step closer to developing Shannon Park land – CBC News
  4. Lethbridge good candidate for next urban reserve: First Nations officials – Global News
  5. Indigenous ownership boosted benefits of renewable energy project, report finds – CBC News
  6. ‘100 per cent Indigenous’: New mask factory on Alberta reserve to employ band members – Kamloops This Week
  7. Independent panel contends Yukoners, First Nations aren’t benefiting enough from mining royalties – The Narwhal

Education, Health & Culture

  1. ‘A timely decision’: Sask. to stop issuing birth alerts – CTV News
  2. A step back — not forward — for Indigenous health care – Winnipeg Free Press
  3. Mentoring Indigenous lawyers among Sen. Sinclair’s retirement plans – CTV News
  4. Carved stone pillar found on B.C. beach identified as Indigenous artifact – CBC News
  5. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations decline – CBC News
  6. Sask. Métis government seeks to bridge the divide between western – Yorkton This Week
  7. Sask. Minister says Indigenous advocacy led to end of birth alert system – Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  8. Decrying medical racism, Indigenous leaders demand health care ‘transformation’ – Welland Tribune
  9. Federal, provincial officials discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care – CBC News
  10. First Nations doctor wants more action following summit on anti-Indigenous racism in health care – CBC News
  11. Symposium participants discuss the role and reach of the commissioner of Indigenous languages office – Toronto Star
  12. Grant gives USask researchers opportunity to change emergency response for Indigenous communities – The Globe and Mail

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Inuktitut added to language translator software – CBC News
  2. Drones to deliver medical supplies to area First Nation – Prince George Citizen
  3. First Nations members add voice to public opposition of Alberta’s coal plan – CTV News
  4. Indigenous leaders point to issues with Timiskaming forest management plan – CBC News
  5. Indigenous leaders accuse Pallister of misleading people regarding flood protection project – CTV News
  6. Government of Canada Partnering with Lennox Island First Nation to Enhance Marine Safety in Prince Edward Island – Canadian Coast Guard
  7. Government of Canada announces support for Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s solar-energy project – Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

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