IndigeNews: June 13 – 26, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: I love you

In the News

  1. Kahnawake prepares a Bill 96 workaround – CBC News
  2. N.B. First Nation adopts ‘historic’ child welfare legislation – CBC News
  3. Abegweit First Nation calls for renaming of Savage Harbour – SaltWire Network
  4. New exhibit celebrates Prince Edward Island’s Mi’kmaq, Acadian history – CTV News
  5. New ferry named after former Mi’kmaw grand chief launches in Cape Breton – CTV News
  6. New council to monitor government progress on meeting TRC’s calls to action – APTN News
  7. Feds on track to miss Indigenous housing targets, Commons committee warns – APTN News
  8. Federal Court approves class action on behalf of off-reserve Indigenous children – APTN News
  9. Mi’kmaw chief calls on P.E.I. government to change name of neighbouring community – CBC News
  10. Six First Nations chiefs call for an end to New Brunswick commission on systemic racism – Turtle Island News
  11. AFN losing credibility after controversial suspension of its national chief, say Indigenous advocates – The Hill Times

Politics & Law

  1. Suspended: AFN suspends National Chief –
  2. Why do Indigenous people have special rights? – First Peoples Law
  3. Official Launch of Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy Ferry – Government of Nova Scotia
  4. Supreme Court to hear Ontario case on treaty payments to Anishinaabe – APTN News
  5. Lheidli T’enneh declare they are the rights and title holders of their lands – APTN News
  6. Cree opposition building in northern Quebec to Bill 96’s language restrictions – CBC News
  7. Judge rules Manitoba’s consultations with First Nations on flood channel work inadequate – CBC News
  8. Wolastoqey leader, City of Fredericton show commitment to reconciliation with ceremony – CBC News
  9. Kudz Ze Kayah approval is a ‘blatant disregard’ of First Nations rights: Ross River Dena Chief – Yukon News
  10. Quebec promises to protect Indigenous languages, women, access to justice in new action plan – APTN News
  11. Canada must fulfill its obligation to Indigenous children says Anishinabek Nation leadership – Anishinabek News
  12. First Nation accuses Ontario of shirinking Sect. 35 duties through the amendment to legislation – Turtle Island News
  13. Blueberry and Doig First Nations members vote ‘overwhelmingly in favour’ of Treaty Land Entitlement – iHeartRadio
  14. One Year After UN Declaration Act Passed, FNLC Calls for Faster Progress and Emergency Interim Implementation Plan – UBCIC
  15. Robinson Huron Treaty First Nations once again urge Premier Ford to focus on negotiations by suspending Ontario’s appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada – Anishinabek News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Trans Mountain pipeline to result in net loss for government: PBO – APTN News
  2. Yukon’s Kudz Ze Kayah mining project gets go-ahead from governments – CBC News
  3. Strategic planning, traditional teachings combine for success of growing business –
  4. Northern B.C. First Nations reclaim thousands of hectares of land, launch community business hub – CBC News
  5. First regional economic circle in Quebec brings First Nations governments and businesses together – APTN News
  6. First private investment in fund to provide capital to Indigenous entrepreneurs expected to inspire others –

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Asteroid named after Kejimkujik – SaltWire Network
  2. Eskasoni Mi’kmaw families reflect on 1940s forced relocation – Global News
  3. Words Matter: Rebecca Thomas on a journey to reclaim Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  4. Meet the young Mi’kmaw artists leading a cultural reawakening on Unama’ki – CBC News
  5. U of S enters into agreement with Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations – CTV News
  6. Wabanaki works of art: Fredericton gallery celebrating Indigenous History Month – CTV News
  7. App aimed at keeping Mi’kmaw language alive helping new generation of learners – Global News
  8. Innu groups file human rights complaint over inadequate school spending in Labrador – CBC News
  9. Slash/Back shows how Indigenous creators get things done despite ‘unlimited barriers’ – CBC News
  10. ‘Our people are dying’: Complaint filed with Canada’s advocate over lack of safe housing – APTN News
  11. Mi’kmaw alert system helps find people missing from Indigenous Cape Breton communities – CBC News
  12. First Nations health authority to launch in Manitoba this year: Southern Chiefs’ Organization – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous conservation Canada’s way of the future environmentalism – Nelson Star
  2. First Nations express concerns over fast-tracking of battery plant project – Windsor Star

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

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