IndigeNews: June 14 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Nujj Na’kwekm!

Meaning: Happy Father’s Day!


In the News

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaw woman from Summerside writes poem about residential schools – CBC News
  3. Mik’maq hope to protect heritage with proposed P.E.I. national park reserve – CBC News
  4. ‘A huge task’: Search will take time at former Shubenacadie residential school site – CBC News
  5. Mount Stewart Consolidated students celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – CBC News
  6. Ottawa using “racist” Indian Act to narrow Jordan’s Principle eligibility, AFN argues – Kamloops This Week
  7. Indigenous studies class at P.E.I. high school unveils project celebrating Mi’kmaq culture – Saltwire Network
  8. The hardest lesson: P.E.I. residential school survivors, family talk about trauma, children disappearing – SaltWire Network
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 14 – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. Inspiring young minds: Indigenous studies class at P.E.I. high school unveils project celebrating Mi’kmaq culture – SaltWire Network
  11. National Indigenous Peoples Day: Get to know more about the challenges and successes of First Nation communities in P.E.I., N.S. – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society appoints first Indigenous president – CBC News
  2. Residential Schools and Reconciliation: A Canada Day Proposal – First Peoples Law
  3. MNA takes Alberta to court over stalled Métis consultation policy negotiation – Toronto Star
  4. How Canada’s UNDRIP bill was strengthened to reject ‘racist’ doctrine of discovery – CTV News
  5. Why Canada is back in court trying to quash two rulings related to First Nations kids – APTN News
  6. Bill to align Canadian law with UN Indigenous rights declaration passes to become law – CTV News
  7. AFN slams Ottawa for ‘heartless’ legal challenge of First Nations child compensation – Saanich News
  8. First Nations group wants to intervene in human rights case against Vancouver police – Toronto Star
  9. Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says departure from Parliament not the end of her story – CBC News
  10. Mi’kmaq representatives in Ottawa call Bill C-15 an important step in reconciliation – SaltWire Network
  11. Elder says Justice Department wants ‘to destroy the Aboriginal people’ as child welfare court fight concludes – APTN News
  12. FNLC Outraged with Crown’s Decision that No Criminal Charges be Laid Against Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Chantel Moore – UBCIC

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Abegweit First Nation and Parks Canada partner for P.E.I. weddings, events – CBC News
  2. Artist who brings stories to life with Mi’kmaq hieroglyphics launches clothing line – CBC News
  3. Winnipeg Cree influencer featured in Sephora’s first Indigenous history month ad campaign – CBC News
  4. ‘No help out there’: Alberta advocate fighting for First Nations financial accountability since 2016 – CBC News
  5. TABATHA BULL & ERWIN JOOSTEN: Atlantic Indigenous entrepreneurs fuel economic growth – SaltWire Network
  6. Government of Canada renews the Indigenous Community Business Fund through Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada
  7. First Nations must be included in Canada’s recovery plans as country emerges from pandemic, say candidates – Turtle Island News
  8. Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in 11 community infrastructure projects in Western PEI (including Lennox Island wharf expansion) – Government of PEI

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Want to learn Mi’kmaw? There are dozens of apps for that – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. ‘Lip service’: The need for Indigenous-led language revitalization – The Charlatan
  4. Council of Elders helping incorporate Wabanaki content into school curriculum – CBC News
  5. How my grandfather changed my life by teaching me the ways of our ancestors – CBC News
  6. Indigenous language commissioner, director posts created by federal government – Toronto Star
  7. The First Commissioner and Directors of Indigenous Languages are Appointed – Canadian Heritage
  8. ‘Man camp’ threat to Mi’kmaw women unchanged since MMIWG inquiry, say advocates – CBC News
  9. Mi’kmaq use traditional roots and cultural teachings to rebuild Indigenous food sovereignty – Global News
  10. 6 years after TRC call to action, Indigenous Peoples to use traditional names on government ID – APTN News
  11. Mi’kmaw student ‘not shocked’ with content of residential school curriculum in grade 10 course – APTN News
  12. Indigenous languages: Newly named commissioner from B.C.’s Interior says he’ll fight for resources – Global News
  13. Eskasoni high school music project honours missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – SaltWire Network
  14. Nova Scotia’s Education Department apologizes for offensive, inappropriate residential schools curriculum – The Globe and Mail

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Online map highlights B.C.’s diverse Indigenous communities – Global News
  2. Indigenous Leaders Say BC Is Failing on Forestry and Reconciliation – The Tyee
  3. New slaughterhouse will make First Nation farm a cut above the rest – APTN News
  4. Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest – APTN News
  5. How a Hudson teacher is using Minecraft to teach kids about Indigenous history – CTV News
  6. Mi’kmaw leaders considering MMIWG safety concerns tied to N.S. energy project – CBC News
  7. Conflict re-ignited on Quebec’s North Shore after local fisherman challenges Innu river rights – CBC News
  8. Millbrook First Nation partners with Cooke Aquaculture subsidiary for salmon hatchery – Saltwire Network
  9. Parliamentary committee gives Liberals until March 2022 to come up with drinking water plan – APTN News
  10. VIDEO: Indigenous-led project purchases land to protect popular Cape Breton hiking spot – SaltWire Network
  11. ‘Our ancestors were scientists’: How an Anishnaabe chemist injects elder knowledge into STEM classes – CTV News
  12. Yukon and Northern BC First Nations tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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

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