IndigeNews: June 8 – 13, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: gathering, composition

In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw chief challenges those affected by Kamloops children to speak out – CBC News
  2. Calls for cancellation: Maritimers weigh in on a movement to drop Canada Day – CTV News
  3. ‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology – CTV News
  4. Emotional vigil held in Charlottetown for victims, survivors of residential schools – CBC News
  5. National Indigenous leaders plan Vatican visit to call for long-awaited papal apology – CBC News
  6. More Sask. First Nations announce efforts to find graves of residential school students – CBC News
  7. Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working towards identifying children at Brandon residential school – APTN News
  8. Lennox Island chief says no reconciliation until all residential schools searched, bodies identified and returned – SaltWire Network
  9.  P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq chiefs, residential school survivors honour the past and look to the future: ‘The time for real change is now’ – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. Cindy Blackstock: Stealing “Indian” human rights in 2021 – Policy Options
  2. Settlement reached with Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars – Anishinabek News
  3. First Nations communities speak about law enforcement on reserves – My Comox Valley Now
  4. New agreement between Potlotek and DFO off to rocky start for harvester – SaltWire Network
  5. Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases – CTV News
  6. Commons passes motion urging feds to drop court actions involving First Nations kids – CBC News
  7. A Group of Indigenous Fishermen Want to Take the Government of Canada to Court – Modern Farmer
  8. Dene Nation looks to a future of Indigenous self-governments as it rebuilds its constitution – CBC News
  9. Calls grow for Ottawa to review settlement decisions for residential school survivors – Kamloops This Week
  10. What to look for in Ottawa’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal appeals: frequently asked questions – APTN News
  11. Respect, consent will govern next steps as Quebec mulls searching residential school sites for remains – CBC News
  12. Mi’kmaw fishers hope to get courts to block Ottawa’s interference in moderate livelihood fishery – SaltWire Network
  13. 40 years after Listuguj salmon raids, Mi’kmaw community is asserting control over ancestral fishing rights – CBC News
  14. Settlement reached with Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  15. International Criminal Court will give ‘consideration’ to request to investigate Canada, Catholic church over residential schools – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. JP Gladu to lead transition at Indigenous Resource Network – Northern Ontario Business
  2. Better Business Bureau warns of scammers falsely claiming to support Indigenous causes – CBC News
  3. ‘Are you poor enough?’: First Nations face compounding financial hardship when defending rights in court – The Narwhal
  4. Saulteaux chemist launches consulting business to Indigenize science, technology, engineering and mathematics – APTN News
  5. Government of Canada launches call for applications for Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative – Indigenous Services Canada
  6. Historic step made to transfer housing, capital and infrastructure services on Saskatchewan reserves to First Nations control – Indigenous Services Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. The Indigenous connection to the Underground Railroad – CBC News
  2. Life is what you make it: How I’m relearning Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  4. Peace and Friendship Park officially replaces Cornwallis Park name – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving – CBC News
  6. City of Victoria scraps Canada Day event in wake of residential school discovery – APTN News
  7. National Indigenous History Month 2021: A journey through historical moments – APTN News
  8. Kingston artist pushes for Indigenous art next to Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park – Global News
  9. How an overhaul of the child welfare system could keep more Mi’kmaw youth close to home – CBC News
  10. NL, Corner Brook Permanently Displaying Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag at City Hall – VOCM Local News Now
  11. Shocked reaction to B.C. residential school discovery highlights lack of Indigenous education in Canada: experts – CTV News
  12. Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 9 – Indigenous Services Canada
  13. ‘I was living in fear’: Lennox Island woman shares her experience in the residential school system during recent ceremony – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. ‘Keystone XL is dead!’ – Indian Country Today
  2. Pituamkek – A Mi’kmaq Heritage Landscape – L’nuey PEI YouTube
  3. How a 1950s experiment brought foam igloos to Kinngait, Nunavut – CBC News
  4. Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory – CBC News
  5. Fish farms, jobs, and wild salmon stocks in the Discovery Islands in B.C. – APTN News
  6. Survey Launched for Proposed Prince Edward Island Park Reserve – National Parks Traveler
  7. 13 year old bee keeper from Hiawatha First Nation heading to Russia for apiary competition – APTN News
  8. Clearwater River Dene Nation Blocks ‘businessd as usual’ access to uranium fields – Prince Albert Daily Herald
  9. Opinion: Why the first river in Canada to become a legal person signals a boon for Indigenous Rights – The Narwhal
  10. B.C. premier says province will respect First Nations’ decision to put logging in old growth forest on hold – APTN News
  11. ‘This is our land’: Cumberland House Cree Nation asserts Indigenous rights to Saskatchewan River Delta – Prince Albert Daily Herald

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

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