IndigeNews: June 28 – July 4, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “Canada: village or settlement”

In the News

  1. Thousands rally to honour victims of residential schools on Canada Day – APTN News
  2. Orange shirts selling by hundreds in memory of residential school victims – CBC News
  3. P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs, communities taking different approaches to Canada Day – CBC News
  4. Hundreds stand with Indigenous community on Canada Day in Charlottetown – CBC News
  5. Chief Darlene Bernard honoured at Summerside’s civic ceremony on July 1 – SaltWire Network
  6. Summerside police investigating report of boy wearing orange shirt being hit in face – CBC News
  7. Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis seeking apology for residential schools – Global News
  8. 182 unmarked graves discovered near residential school in B.C.’s Interior, First Nation says – CBC News
  9. P.E.I. chief says collaboration on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People will be key – SaltWire Network
  10. Healing together: Lennox Island Mi’kmaq, supporters mark July 1 with Resiliency Day ceremonies in P.E.I. SaltWire Network
  11. ‘This Canada Day had to be different’: Anonymous women string up 585 orange balloons in downtown Summerside – SaltWire Network
  12. Maritime Noon with Bob Murphy: Chief Junior Gould of Abegweit First Nation on PEI speaks about Canada Day celebrations – CBC Listen

Politics & Law

  1. Police say church fires in Nova Scotia, Alberta are suspicious – APTN News
  2. 1st woman elected grand chief of Mohawk Council of Kahnawake – CBC News
  3. Final list identified for engagement during Tahltan negotiations – BC Gov News
  4. Mi’kmaw chiefs drop plans to sue province over tax-sharing agreements – CBC News
  5. Blueberry River First Nations win precedent-setting Treaty Rights case – The Narwhal
  6. Manitoba government, MLLC sued over on-reserve smoking ban directive – CBC News
  7. Citizenship oath sworn by new Canadians now recognizes Indigenous rights – CBC News
  8. Manitoba to transition court workers program to Indigenous organizations – Global News
  9. ‘Shame on Canada’: Thousands attend Cancel Canada Day rally on Parliament Hill – CTV News
  10. In their words: What Indigenous leaders and political figures are saying this Canada Day – CTV News
  11. Manitoba First Nations leaders hope to work with province after Queen statues toppled – CBC News
  12. Mi’kmaw elders, Halifax council suggest changes to place names with ‘Indian’ in them – Global News
  13. New Brunswick government and First Nations chiefs to negotiate new tax agreements – Global News
  14. Legal battle brewing in northern Ontario over the protection of Indigenous sacred areas, mining rights – CBC News
  15. Top spy agency tracked Caledonia land dispute as possible threat to national security: secret document – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Pot-shop lawsuit ‘a big smokescreen,’ says Long Plain First Nation chief – CBC News
  2. Membertou’s latest development to break ground this summer – SaltWire Network
  3. Indigenous tourism association negotiating a rebound piece by financial piece – Bradford Today
  4. Indigenous businesses in Manitoba see huge demand for orange shirts ahead of Canada Day – CBC News
  5. New study gives first impression on the impact of intellectual property (IP) on Indigenous businesses – Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Stephenville unveils new crosswalk celebrating Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News
  2. Why retrieving former residential school records has proved so difficult – CBC News
  3. Quebec teachers want Indigenous history taught differently in schools – Global News
  4. N.S. Indigenous health consultant working on Mi’kmaw translation service – CBC News
  5. ‘Living their truth’: Serpent River First Nation marks its 1st Pride celebration – CBC News
  6. Indigenous leaders express disappointment, sadness over toppling of statues – Winnipeg Sun
  7. Measuring Indigenous Well-Being: What Is Indigenous Services Missing? – Yellowhead Institute
  8. More Indigenous family separations now than during residential schools, advocate says – Global News
  9. Anishinabek Nation’s new interactive online resource teaches students about treaties, rights – CBC News
  10. Canadians want governments working harder on Indigenous reconciliation: USask researcher – Global News
  11. Citizenship study guide remains outdated in its ‘simplistic’ account of Indigenous history, critics say – CBC News
  12. Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw boy walks for awareness: ‘That could have been me in one of those graves’ – Global News
  13. National study highlights successful partnership between First Nations peoples across Canada and academia – News Medical
  14. Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 28 – Indigenous Services Canada
  15. Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services Announce Funding & Federal Response to support efforts to address racism in health systems – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Inside the Pacheedaht Nation’s stand on Fairy Creek logging blockades – The Narwhal
  2. ‘Abysmal attempt’: B.C. wildfire response criticized by Indigenous leader – CTV News
  3. Gitxsan house asserts rights over access to forestry road in northern B.C. – APTN News
  4. Native Women’s Association of Canada launches interactive MMIWG map – CBC News
  5. Development at centre of Indigenous land dispute scuttled – Woodstock Sentinel Review
  6. Tent Mountain open-pit coal mine designated for federal impact assessment – CBC News
  7. Another Alberta coal project added to federal environmental assessment list – Global News
  8. Birchbark canoe project connects generations of Mi’kmaq in Kejimkujik National Park – CBC News
  9. Indigenous TikTok creator spreads awareness for Canada’s First Nation water crisis – Global News
  10. Indigenous Peoples Experience among new offerings as Fort Edmonton Park reopens after $165M renovation – Global News
  11. Nunavut communities tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  12. BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee encouraged by Pacific salmon commercial closures, stresses Crown obligation to engage with First Nations – BCAFN
  13. Government of Canada invests in infrastructure for Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside – Parks Canada

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

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