IndigeNews: July 5 – 11, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: July, or “birds shedding feathers”

In the News

  1. P.E.I. to have its own regional chief within Assembly of First Nations – CBC News
  2. Assembly of First Nations votes to give P.E.I. a seat at the table – SaltWire Network
  3. AFN votes to create new vice-chief position for PEI First Nations – Ku’ku’kwes News
  4. Manitoba Metis Federation signs self-government agreement with feds – CBC News
  5. First Nation on P.E.I. pitches its case for seat around AFN executive table – APTN News
  6. Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada’s 1st Indigenous governor general – CBC News
  7. RoseAnne Archibald elected AFN national chief, first woman to hold role – APTN News
  8. Court rules B.C. violated First Nation’s treaty rights in precedent-setting case – Global News
  9. Kahnawà:ke Mohawks erect protest camp on development site near Montreal – APTN News
  10. Cowessess First Nation reclaims jurisdiction over child welfare with visit from PM Trudeau – News Optimist

Politics & Law

  1. New national chief calls for reparations for Indigenous people – CBC News
  2. Assembly of First Nations’ new chief won’t ‘pull any punches’ – National Post
  3. MMF seeks to advance Indigenous rights in new agreement signed with feds – APTN News
  4. Residential school ‘day scholars’ get notice of proposed settlement agreement – CBC News
  5. ‘We’re all treaty people’: Dehcho Dene reflect on legacy and future of Treaty 11 – CBC News
  6. Wilson-Raybould not seeking re-election, blasts ‘toxic and ineffective’ Parliament – APTN News
  7. Human rights complaints filed on behalf of First Nations adults living with disabilities – CBC News
  8. First Nation urges B.C. not to appeal landmark ruling on development, treaty rights – Global News
  9. ‘Old wounds’: Descendants of families who lost Indian status launch Charter challenge – CBC News
  10. Archibald lays out 100-day plan, speaks on harassment allegations following election win – APTN News
  11. Time is of the essence: Treaty rights and cumulative impacts in Yahey v. British Columbia – First Peoples Law
  12. First Peoples Law and Donovan & Co. merge, creating one of Canada’s top Indigenous rights law firms – Canadian Lawyer
  13. BC Supreme Court Rules Cumulative Effects of Industrial Development Infringe Treaty Rights of BC First Nation – McCarthy Tetrault
  14. Canada, Federation of Newfoundland Indians and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation to work toward a new agreement to reconsider veterans and active service members – Indigenous Services Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Pot-shop lawsuit ‘a big smokescreen,’ says Long Plain First Nation chief – CBC News
  2. Atlantic universities join forces to attract Indigenous, Black students to business – CBC News
  3. ‘Listen to our voices’: N.S. Indigenous organization seeks funding for new centre – Global News
  4. Mi’kmaw-owned pizza shop turning away $10 bills featuring Sir John A. Macdonald – CBC News
  5. Chief brings renewed calls for scrutiny of AFN financial policies to annual general assembly – APTN News
  6. Catholic Church dedicated nearly $300M for buildings since promising residential school survivors $25M in 2005 – CBC News
  7. Government of Canada and Government of Northwest Territories announce new housing working group and $25 million from Budget 2021 – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaw youth’s walk raises $36K for residential school awareness – APTN News
  3. New roadside sign to welcome motorists to Cape Breton in Mi’kmaw – SaltWire Network
  4. Cowessess First Nation signs $39M deal to implement child welfare system – APTN News
  5. Mi’kmaw Elder Noel Milliea helps his people see their culture as a source of healing – CBC News
  6. Education as reconciliation: U of A Indigenous history course sees spike in enrolment – CBC News
  7. Mi’kmaw Blackbird singer honours missing and murdered Indigenous people in new video – CBC News
  8. Indigenous artists reimagine new statue at Manitoba Legislature in place of Queen Victoria – CBC News
  9. Huu-ay-aht First Nations begin process of reclaiming cultural artifacts from Royal B.C. Museum – CBC News
  10. Residential school building in Muskowekwan First Nation in Sask. given national historic site status – CBC News
  11. How Cowessess First Nation’s historic child welfare agreement with Canada and Saskatchewan works – CBC News
  12. Getting to know Laurianne Sylvester, new dean of Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University – SaltWire Network
  13. ‘One day there will be no children in care,’ says Cowessess Chief after historic child welfare deal inked – CBC News
  14. Etched in stone: Cape Breton woman creates permanent display to symbolize graves at residential schools – CTV News
  15. Eskasoni Pride group helping to bring Pride festivals to First Nations communities across Nova Scotia – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. B.C. natural gas well cleanup shifts to Indigenous land sites – Saanich News
  2. Land Back Camp at Laurel Creek Conservation Area vandalized – CTV News
  3. How this young Mi’kmaw archeology crew is connecting to their culture – CBC News
  4. Federal government doles out another $1.16 million to Kejimkujik – Welland Tribune
  5. First Nations leader pledges action after rail service resumes in Lytton area – CBC News
  6. Meet the Indigenous fire teams fighting to end the blazes in B.C. and beyond – CTV News
  7. Chief worried that harassment by ‘fish cops’ of First Nations could lead to violence – CTV News
  8. Conservation project protects Eskasoni’s water supply, homes in flood zone – SaltWire Network
  9. Feds to begin talks on high frequency rail with Indigenous groups, private sector – The Battlefords News Optimist
  10. After landmark court victory, Treaty 8 Nations lay out vision for energy development in northeastern B.C. – CBC News
  11. Government of Canada progress update on improving access to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

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

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