IndigeNews: Jan. 31 – Feb. 7, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

“Wli Apuknajit!”

Meaning: Happy February! (also: god/spirit of winter, see article below for explanation)

In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network provides path to healing – Global News
  2. More local Indigenous perspectives coming to P.E.I.’s school curriculum – CBC News
  3. Feb. 1 marks Apuknajit, which is ‘like the Mi’kmaw version of Groundhog Day’ – CBC News
  4. P.E.I. offers supports for Indigenous offenders navigating justice system – SaltWire Network
  5. Soft police approach to Ottawa anti-vax protest reveals ‘pure racism’ say critics – APTN News
  6. Platinum Jubilee: First Nations leaders reflect on treaty relations with Queen – Chronicle Journal
  7. Governments discriminate against First Nations providing policing services, CHRT rules –
  8. Why some Indigenous people support the trucker convoy—and why others watch it with dismay – APTN News
  9. Alberta’s response to Coutts blockade proof of discriminatory double standard, First Nations say – The Narwhal

Politics & Law

  1. Sipekne’katik First Nation to hold duty-to-consult law symposium – CBC News
  2. Métis Nation of Alberta appealing court decision on consultation – APTN News
  3. B.C. First Nations plan to appeal Nechako River ruling to restore natural flows – National Post
  4. Gunpoint arrest of First Nations moose harvester dishonours the Crown: lawyer – APTN News
  5. Indigenous coalition goes head-to-head against oil giants to build Alberta carbon capture complex – CBC News
  6. ‘We have to stop denying it’: CHRT says Canada is discriminating against Indigenous police forces – APTN News
  7. Manitoba Chief calls on province to halt Crown land auctions, give First Nations first option – Turtle Island News
  8. Canada withdraws judicial review of order affirming capital assets funding for First Nation children – Canadian Lawyer
  9. Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision – Canada has been discriminatory in its funding of Indigenous Policing Services – Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nation in Alberta acquires Edmonton-based Internet company – Toronto Star
  2. Positive signs of recovery emerging, reports Indigenous business survey –
  3. Attawapiskat Enterprises CEO appointed to national Indigenous economic board – Timmins Today
  4. First Nation Condemns Ford Government’s iGaming Launch – Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote – CBC News
  2. Jody Wilson-Raybould to headline Diversity Thunder Bay talk – Thunder Bay News Watch
  3. Cold Lake First Nation bringing children back from Alberta’s child welfare system – APTN News
  4. Yukon parents’ approval of First Nations school board hailed as ‘monumental change’ – Global News
  5. New Yukon First Nations school board will ‘amplify’ on-the-land teachings in Beaver Creek – CBC News
  6. Sharing Sixties Scoop story important for other survivors, government, Canadians, says author –
  7. Tk’emlups chief prepares to carry emotion of gravesite revelation into meeting with Pope Francis – Nanaimo News Now

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Bison again roaming the plains on The Key First Nation – Regina Leader-Post
  2. Mi’kmaq Hope To Protect Part Of Prince Edward Island – National Parks Traveler
  3. Atlantic Gold Mining N.S. Inc. pleads guilty to environmental charges – CBC News
  4. Indigenous stewardship of B.C. parks a step on path to reconciliation – Vancouver Sun
  5. MUN wins big money to repurpose ocean harvesting scraps with Indigenous insight – CBC News
  6. New report recommends that BC First Nations gain control of mining in Indigenous territory – Toronto Star
  7. First Nation wants Ottawa to help clean up plastic waste left behind by 27-year boil water advisory – CBC News
  8. It’s mining week in B.C. and First Nations are using the moment to call for more authority, consent – The Narwhal
  9. Wildland park expansion will improve traditional life, make difference in climate change battle –
  10. Mashkode-bizhiki | Plains bison herd successfully re-established to The Key First Nation in Saskatchewan – Parks Canada

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

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