IndigeNews: Holiday News Summary – Dec. 14, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Punamujuiku’s!
(well-ee boo-na-moo-jooey-goos)

Meaning: Happy January!

In the News

  1. Indigenous Rights Year in Review – First Peoples Law
  2. Four Indigenous finalists among nominees for new $5 bill – CTV News
  3. Vaccine rollout picks up speed in First Nations across Canada – Global News
  4. First Nations scholar says AFN stuck in old ways, needs to change – APTN News
  5. Clearwater shareholders approve sale to Mi’kmaw bands, B.C. firm – CBC News
  6. What’s in store for harvesting rights? InFocus looks forward to 2021 – APTN News
  7. Broken promises, unceded land: The history behind the Land Back Lane protest – TVO
  8. First Nations in Quebec implement stricter public health measures as COVID-19 cases climb – CBC News
  9. ‘It’s a game-changer’: Indigenous leaders encourage communities to line up for COVID-19 vaccine – CBC Radio
  10. ‘We’re not very happy’: First Nations say they weren’t consulted about northern Sask. Moderna vaccine rollout – CTV News

Holiday News Summary

  1. 10 pivotal First Nations rights disputes to watch in 2021 – Macleans
  2. Lennox Island First Nation family missing traditional powwows – CBC News
  3. Lennox Island community building project completes first small home – CBC News
  4. 10-year-old Cote First Nation girl inspires ribbon skirt social media movement – CTV News
  5. Four First Nations people are among 59 people named to the Order of Canada – Turtle Island News
  6. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  7. Twenty Indigenous stories that shaped 2020 — a year of racism and fear, of fighting and hope – Toronto Star
  8. Survivors, commissioners come together to talk about reconciliation five years after final report – APTN News
  9. GUEST OPINION: The Mi’kmaq people never ceded any lands to any Crown or Province of P.E.I. – Journal Pioneer
  10. Despite promise of reconciliation, Trudeau spent nearly $100M fighting First Nations in court during first years in power – APTN News
  11. ‘For my people to fish in peace, I was willing to take a bullet’: Shots fired at Mi’kmaw fisherman, one person arrested – The Chronicle Herald

Politics & Law

  1. AFN heats up as national chief role opens up – Winnipeg Free Press
  2. Nova Scotia Supreme Court approves sale of Clearwater Seafoods – CBC News
  3. Opinion: Will 2021 be the year the AFN finally elects its first female National Chief? – The Globe and Mail
  4. First Nations leaders call out Ottawa’s ‘nonsense’ litigation on Jordan’s Principle expansion – Global News
  5. Suspended sentences for 16 found guilty of civil contempt during 2016 Muskrat Falls protest – CBC News
  6. Wabaseemoong Independent Nations will have Anishinaabe law on child welfare start in new year – CBC News
  7. Caledonia land dispute: Crown withdraws charges against Indigenous jounalist Karl Dockstader – The Hamilton Spectator

Holiday News Summary

  1. Lobster livelihood fishery talks hit bottom – The Coast
  2. A Cold Rain Falls: Canada’s Proposed UNDRIP Legislation – First Peoples Law
  3. Battle brewing over UNDRIP: A primer on government Bill C-15 – APTN News
  4. A critical milestone on the road to reconciliation – The Canadian Bar Association
  5. Łı́ı́dlı̨́ı̨́ Kų́ę́ First Nation goes to court to battle Fort Simpson land sale – CBC News
  6. New Indigenous advisory council to tackle policing issues in Edmonton – CBC News
  7. Feds should detail vaccination plan for Indigenous communities: NDP – CKPG Today
  8. BC Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint – BIV
  9. First Nations say Quebec’s plan to tackle racism won’t have ‘lasting effect’ – APTN News
  10. Treaty Six First Nations sign agreement with Alberta government – Red Deer News Now
  11. Implementation of UNDRIP ‘long overdue’ says key figure who helped draft it – CBC News
  12. RCMP commits to changes on how it collects, uses information about protesters – APTN News
  13. Quebec police watchdog completes probe into RCMP-involved killing of Rodney Levi – North Shore News
  14. Tsartlip First Nation territory doubles in size after traditional land returned by B.C. government – CBC News
  15. The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Lessons from B.C. – Yellowhead Institute
  16. Growing pressure from northern Ontario First Nations forces feds to extend Ring of Fire consultations – CBC News
  17. Working group’s success depends on N.B. mending relationship with Indigenous leaders: opposition – Global News
  18. Fight against racism in Canada requires chiefs’ constant attention and response—Chief Ghislain Picard – Welland Tribune

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Outlook: Canada’s emerging Indigenous economy is gaining momentum – BIV
  2. Clearwater shareholders approve sale to Mi’kmaw bands, B.C. firm – CBC News
  3. The Trans Mountain project faces a year of challenges and opportunity – CBC News
  4. Proposed $22B railroad through part of Yukon raising environmental concerns – APTN News
  5. Why These N.B. Business Leaders Support Indigenous Communities’ Call for Inquiry Into Systemic Racism – Huddle

Holiday News Summary

  1. Potlotek receives funding for cultural projects – Cape Breton Post
  2. Indigenous Face Masks gets ‘incredible’ response – Timmins Today
  3. Indigenous based online art sale gets international attention – APTN News
  4. Dene Nation and Gwich’in Tribal Council get federal funding boost – CBC News
  5. $5M program to help Indigenous people build financial wellness – Toronto Star
  6. $451.2 million slated for infrastructure projects in 2021-2022: GNWT – NNSL Media
  7. Indigenous tourism in Alberta sees opportunity in wellness, survivalist sectors – CBC News
  8. Former Neskantaga contractor accused of cutting corners in other First Nations – Global News
  9. N.S. to provide $750,000 for mental health support in Mi’kmaw communities – Cape Breton Post
  10. Entrepreneurship can help Indigenous girls feel ‘beautiful and empowered’: RezGal Lashes owner – CBC News
  11. Government of Canada supports Metepenagiag First Nation in the future development of a commercial site in Moncton – Government of Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Indigenous astronomies and ‘astro-colonialism’ – CBC Radio
  2. Reframing Indigenous stories in joy: Jesse Wente – CBC Radio
  3. For Indigenous Peoples it’s time to look within – Now Toronto
  4. TikTok gives Cree jingle dress dancer a new outlook on life – APTN News
  5. Cowessess First Nation eyes spring launch of child welfare system – Global News
  6. Why a cross-country ski program is a ‘northern light’ for Sask. First Nation – CBC News
  7. Former AFN national chief and Cree grand chief speaks out against vaccine – APTN News
  8. Work with communities to address vaccine hesitancy, say Indigenous leaders – CBC News
  9. Indigenous arts community mourns loss of emerging storyteller Taran Kootenhayoo – CBC News
  10. Indigenous Language, Community, and Legends in Post-Secondary Education – The Arctic Institute

Holiday News Summary

  1. Burying Sir John A. Macdonald – Macleans
  2. Indigenous Housing Solutions, Built on Empowerment – The Tyee
  3. 7-year-old teaches Mi’kmaw quillwork, a skill she learned from her mom – CBC News
  4. ‘It’s a book about hope’: Mi’kmaq author releases Between Two Worlds – Toronto Star
  5. Health Canada greenlights ‘milestone’ Moderna vaccine for use in the North – APTN News
  6. Trickster producers resign amid Michelle Latimer Indigenous identity questions – CBC News
  7. VIDEO: Eskasoni kiju’s holiday dinner pick — traditional Mi’kmaq meat pie – Cape Breton Post
  8. ‘Shift in perspective:’ Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past – Kamloops This Week
  9. Nova Scotia fund supports new projects celebrating and sharing Mi’kmaw culture – The Chronicle Herald
  10. HEROES OF 2020: Residential school survivor helps Mi’kmaq reconnect with their culture – The Guardian
  11. Mi’kmaw communities to provide more mental health and addictions support following new funding – Global News
  12. Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre among recipients of funding for mental health and addictions support – Halifax Today

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Sipekne’katik lobster fishery closed for the season – CBC News
  2. Teck, BC First Nation sign land conservation agreement –
  3. Indigenous flight school celebrates its first all-female crew – CTV News
  4. 2021 could mark a turning point for the logging of old growth trees in B.C. – CBC News
  5. Want to save B.C. salmon? Bring back Indigenous fishing systems, study says – The Narwhal
  6. Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge – CTV News
  7. Clean water for First Nations critical during the COVID-19 pandemic: Activists – Welland Tribune

Holiday News Summary

  1. $50M forestry trust begins paying out funds – CBC News
  2. Celebrating Indigenous Leadership in Clean Energy – Cision
  3. Sipekne’katik lobster fishery closed for the season – CBC News
  4. Dehcho First Nation and scientists launch climate change podcast – CBC News
  5. Dene National Chief calls on gov’t to act on Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds – CBC News
  6. Coastal B.C. First Nations seek bigger role in grizzly bear management – Vancouver Sun
  7. Potlotek one of first Atlantic Indigenous communities to launch garden initiative – CBC News
  8. Atlantic First Nations building geothermal greenhouses to address food insecurity – Toronto Star
  9. Federal fisheries minister announces phaseout of Discovery Islands fish farms – National Observer
  10. Area First Nations express opposition to proposed $5.6 billion petrochemical project – CKPG Today
  11. What the Mikisew Cree First Nation chief wants to see happen in Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC News
  12. Atlantic Canadian commercial fishing industry calls for clear regulatory oversight for all fisheries – Nation Talk
  13. Canada and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte announce funding to improve access to safe drinking water for the community – Government of Canada

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

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