IndigeNews: June 22 – 27, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “it is a rough time”

In the News

  1. Netukulimk: Our way forward – The Signal
  2. Mi’kmaw harvester wants lobsters seized by DFO accounted for – APTN News
  3. Two Nova Scotia First Nations propose first-ever moderate livelihood elver fishery – CBC News
  4. New Brunswick communities cancel Canada Day celebrations to ‘step back and reflect’ – CBC News
  5. Several P.E.I. communities consulting with First Nations about Canada Day celebrations – CBC News
  6. Rallies, vigils scheduled in Quebec on Canada Day in solidarity with Indigenous communities – CBC News
  7. Ottawa approves new truth and reconciliation legislation on National Indigenous Peoples Day – CBC News
  8. How drumming, smudging and cooking bannock is connecting French students to Mi’kmaq culture – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Mi’kmaw woman makes provincial Liberal Party history – CBC News
  2. Chiefs to vote on resolution to delay AFN election in July – APTN News
  3. Chief Kenny Cayen is new Dehcho First Nations grand chief – CBC News
  4. Former Mi’kmaq UN ambassador hopes Canada’s UNDRIP bill not an election ploy – CBC News
  5. Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified – APTN News
  6. Manitoba Chiefs join growing calls for Bennett’s resignation after Trudeau defends her – CBC News
  7. Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs calls on federal minister to resign over ‘racist’ text sent to MP – CBC News
  8. How ‘colonialism by paper cuts’ has undermined Indigenous pandemic leadership – The Conversation
  9. Province denies forcing First Nation to prove Aboriginal title after promise to change policy – Vancouver Sun
  10. Ottawa will boost funding for residential school burial searches, says Indigenous Services minister – CBC News
  11. Why criminal charges for deaths at residential schools would be unprecedented — and enormously complex – CBC News
  12. Group denied status under Canada’s Indian Act claim ‘discriminatory’ registration provisions violate Charter – Business In Vancouver
  13. Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations announce approach to locate and commemorate residential schools missing children – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous youth marketplace ditches bucks for the traditional barter – CBC News
  2. Indigenous clothing store with ‘cheeky’ name opening in Winnipeg: INAC – APTN News
  3. Abegweit First Nation and Parks Canada partner for P.E.I. weddings, events – CBC News
  4. Indigenous tourism association negotiating a rebound piece by financial piece – Windspeaker
  5. Artists upset by apparel ads using Every Child Matters logo to cash in on clothing – APTN News
  6. Indigenous businesses faced barriers accessing COVID-19 relief programs, survey finds – CBC News
  7.  Indigenous tourism group avoids closure, plans marketing campaign to help industry – Battleford News Optimist
  8. Breaking ground: Membertou First Nation unveils plans for new retail destination similar to Dartmouth Crossing – CTV News
  9. Cape Breton police crack down on unlicensed dispensaries as Eskasoni moves closer to opening NSLC cannabis outlet – SaltWire Network

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Calls to ‘Cancel Canada Day’ draw mixed reaction – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Reconnecting with my culture and taking pride in being Mi’kmaw – CBC News
  4. Meet the Mi’kmaw elder whose song has become an anthem for his people – CBC News
  5. Yukon University’s new research chair in Indigenous Knowledge has big plans – CBC News
  6. Mi’kmaw artist Ursula Johnson creates comfortable space to confront hard truths – CBC News
  7. Remembering the lives lost: Vigil held for those buried on Cowessess First Nation – Global News
  8. Why this treaty educator says every Nova Scotian should learn the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  9. Survivor shares story of Marieval Indian Residential School’s intergenerational impact – APTN News
  10. Residential school survivor walking to Ottawa to honour ‘lost little souls’ reaches Manitoba – CBC News
  11. Indigenous artwork will be displayed on billboards to honour residential schoolchildren – The Globe and Mail
  12. We’koqma’q woman remembers her grandmother teaching her to hide from Indian agents – SaltWire Network
  13. Catholic group gives ‘formal commitment’ to disclose all records from B.C. and Sask. residential schools – CBC News
  14. Six Nations prepares to move forward with grounds search of former Mohawk Institute Residential School – APTN News
  15. Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 21 – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Nova Scotia school fosters learning and reconciliation with forest path – CBC News
  2. Is ‘mouse’ a mistake? Reconsidering the origin of the name of Souris, P.E.I. – CBC News
  3. First Nations receive federal funds to purchase marine rescue boats – Alberni Valley News
  4. Eel Ground First Nation forester makes surprise appearance at pesticide hearings – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaw grandmothers oppose ‘man-camp’ that goes with massive LNG project – APTN News
  6. Five Vancouver Island First Nations relieved Canada has ended 15-year fisheries battle – Chek News
  7. New partnership to promote inclusion of Indigenous groups in Canadian agriculture – Globe Newswire
  8. UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC News
  9. Scientists, Homalco First Nation team up to probe massive B.C. landslide — and its impact on salmon – CBC News
  10. HIKING NOVA SCOTIA: Kejimkujik’s Mill Falls a great family-friendly spot to connect with Mi’kmaq history, enjoy nature – SaltWire Network
  11. FNLC Congratulates Nuu-chah-nulth – Demands more from Canada on First Nations fisheries recognition – British Columbia Assembly of First Nations

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

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