IndigeNews: Mar. 1 – 7, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Siwkewiku’s
(well-ee see-uke-ay we-goos)

Meaning: Happy March!


In the News

  1. How the feds’ moderate livelihood fishing policy fell apart – APTN News
  2. P.E.I. Mi’kmaw chiefs denounce DFO’s ‘moderate livelihood’ fishery plan – CBC News
  3. ‘Moderate livelihood’ fishermen must operate during commercial season, DFO says – CBC News
  4. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Over 20,000 vaccine doses administered this week – CBC News
  5. P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs, senator, denounce new DFO regulations on moderate livelihood fishery – The Guardian
  6. Lennox Island First Nation holding ice walk to recognize history and work toward reconciliation – The Guardian
  7. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  8. ‘We’re going to establish our own fishery’: Sipekne’katik First Nation rejects DFO moderate livelihood plan – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. Indigenous law expert Aimée Craft honoured by CBA – Canadian Lawyer
  2. Nunavut judge says no to protesters, yes to Baffinland – Nunatsiaq News
  3. Inuvik adopts United Nations declaration for Indigenous rights – CBC News
  4. A Monument to Racism: BC Doubles Down on Site C Dam – First Peoples Law
  5. Federal plan for Mi’kmaq fishery headed in ‘wrong direction’ says senator – APTN News
  6. Sipekne’katik chief says he won’t play by Ottawa’s rules for Mi’kmaw fishery – CBC Radio
  7. National Chief Bellegarde urges Ottawa to rethink Mi’kmaq fisheries decision – CBC News
  8. Quebec vows to improve judicial services to First Nations, Inuit communities – Montreal Gazette
  9. Manitoba may face court challenge in attempt to stamp out smoking on First Nations – CBC News
  10. Pam Palmater: Canada still failing to fix water crisis in First Nations communities, says AG – Rabble
  11. Police Services Act must be improved to protect First Nations people, says AMC chief – Winnipeg Sun
  12. ‘If this land is gone, then it’s gone’: band member calls for vote on $127M land settlement – CBC News
  13. Scales of Nova Scotia’s justice system do not balance for Black, Indigenous people – The Chronicle Herald
  14. Quebec announces measures aimed at improving justice for Indigenous people in the province – CTV News
  15. Vancouver councillor proposes city implement U.N. declaration on rights of Indigenous Peoples – CBC News
  16. First Nations should consider statutory immunity as they take over child welfare jurisdiction, says lawyer – Turtle Island News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Edmonton company receives boost from Indigenous investment fund – Edmonton Journal
  2. Birch Narrows Dene Nation tells Toronto company to leave its territory – Turtle Island News
  3. Indigenous Community Business Fund supports Alberta First Nations – Indigenous Services Canada
  4. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively donate $250K to Canadian Indigenous mentorship program – CTV News
  5. Ring of Fire’s largest claim holder inks First Nation cooperation agreement – Northern Ontario Business
  6. Webequie First Nation signs MOU with Ring of Fire mineral exploration firm – Thunder Bay News Watch
  7. Indigenous tourism: Vancouver Island First Nation plans marine tours that honour its culture – Vancouver Sun
  8. Indigenous architect designing Saskatoon’s new library named one of Maclean’s top 50 powerful people – CTV News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. First Mi’kmaw COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens in Nova Scotia – CBC News
  2. Peguis First Nation aims at taking back child welfare duties – APTN News
  3. Joyce’s Principle unanimously adopted by the Chiefs of the AFNQL – AFNQL
  4. ‘They had no pity’: New documentary chronicles traumatizing life at residential schools – CTV News
  5. Quebec physicians, academics blast government for failure to recognize Joyce’s Principle – APTN News
  6. Little progress in N.W.T. on bill to devolve child and family services to Indigenous governments – CBC News
  7. Internationally renowned leader George Manuel’s legacy should be taught in school says family – APTN News
  8. 6 months after Joyce Echaquan’s death, federal response to racism in health-care system remains tepid – CBC News
  9. New hires at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design will support Indigenous artists and crafters – The Chronicle Herald
  10. Call for proposals to help shape future of Indigenous early learning and child care – Employment and Social Development Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous consent comes first and last for B.C. industrial projects – Victoria News
  2. Species at Risk Committee to reflect Indigenous, community knowledge – Cabin Radio
  3. Shíshálh Nation demands action after burial site reportedly desecrated by logging – CBC News
  4. Backcountry rodeo: scientists and Indigenous guardians net caribou from the sky – The Narwhal
  5. Giant Mine contamination apology discussions underway, says Yellowknives Dene First Nation – CBC News
  6. The Mi’kmaq Confederacy’s Dream For A New National Park In Prince Edward Island – National Parks Traveler
  7. ‘Like going back in time’: W̱SÁNEĆ people to regain rightful ownership of abundant remote island – Indiginews
  8. Yukon First Nations say approving mineral exploration without a land use plan violates their rights – The Narwhal

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

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