IndigeNews: Mar. 14 – 20, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: melt; thaw; defrost

In the News

  1. Eskasoni elder bringing ‘two-eyed seeing’ into classrooms – CBC News
  2. This Eskasoni man might be making the world’s tiniest baskets – CBC News
  3. Cape Breton Eagles to wear Mi’kmaw-inspired jerseys on Friday – CBC News
  4. N.S. invests $2M in Mi’kmaw mental health and addictions strategy – CBC News
  5. B.C. researcher wants Mi’kmaq inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame – Global News
  6. Indigenous harvesters fighting to exercise their treaty rights is put InFocus – APTN News
  7. Panelists share details on role Indigenous tourism plays in reconciliation –
  8. Mi’kmaw grandmothers gather in Unama’ki to share cultural knowledge, teachings – CBC News
  9. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says she and the Queen discussed reconciliation, Canada’s ‘real history’ – CBC News
  10. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc chief seeks commitment from Pope to visit Kamloops residential school, issue apology – CBC News
  11. Government of Canada investing in S.T.E.A.M. PEI Ltd. to develop Creativity Centre and incorporating Indigenous knowledge programming – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Politics & Law

  1. Union backs Indigenous bureaucrats suing feds for systemic discrimination – APTN News
  2. Indigenous mother proposes class-action lawsuit on birth alerts in Manitoba – CBC News
  3. Supreme Court ruling huge win for Beaver Lake Cree Nation, says lawyer –
  4. Indigenous council one of three community councils to guide EPS in policing –
  5. Ottawa plans to restore First Nation status for families that lost it to obtain citizenship – CBC News
  6. Ottawa appeals certification of class action lawsuit alleging RCMP excessive use of force in North – CBC News
  7. Ottawa appeals Quebec court decision finding parts of Indigenous child welfare law unconstitutional – CBC News
  8. Multi-billion dollar safe drinking water settlement includes unique dispute resolution process –
  9. First Nation suing Alberta and Ottawa could qualify to have legal fees paid in advance, top court rules – CBC News
  10. Quebec has ‘harder case’ to make as challenge to child welfare law heads to Supreme Court: lawyer – APTN News
  11. Nuchatlaht take fight for heavily logged territory to B.C. Supreme Court. Here’s what you need to know – The Narwhal
  12. Thunder Bay police board chair apologizes to families, says board not currently focus of ongoing investigations – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nations plan to buy stake in Coastal GasLink pipeline – CBC News
  2. Clearwater Seafoods will keep its Arctic surf clam monopoly – CBC News
  3. A lot is riding on Indigenous tourism recovery in Canada –
  4. Indigenous gas station struggling after pandemic, high fuel prices – APTN News
  5. Northeastern Ontario drivers turn to on-reserve gas stations to save money – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Ashley Callingbull is Sports Illustrated’s first Indigenous swimsuit model – APTN News
  3. 35 years and counting: What Tungasuvvingat Inuit does for the community – APTN News
  4. Oblates to open Rome archives next month for residential school records search – CBC News
  5. N.L. looks to rename Colonial Building in St. John’s as part of reconciliation effort – APTN News
  6. ‘Rematriation project’ hopes to return vintage Indigenous wares to their home communities – CBC News
  7. New study adds to body of proof connecting mercury poisoning to health issues in Grassy Narrows – CBC News
  8. ‘It connected me to the land again’: Land Based Learning allows students to learn, reconnect with culture – CTV News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Atikamekw family forced out of maple syrup season by logging – APTN News
  2. Regulator fines engineers 8 years after Mount Polley disaster in B.C. – APTN News
  3. B.C. premier raises concerns to Trudeau about jobs if fish farms close – APTN News
  4. Lured by love of ice fishing, Inuk man learns Mi’kmaq techniques in N.B. – CBC News
  5. Historic land agreement ‘will bring our people home,’ says SC’IA⁄NEW Chief – The Discourse
  6. Inside the Atikamekw Nation’s fight against the deforestation of its ancestral lands – APTN News
  7. Indigenous knowledge takes its rightful place in atlas on climate change, mitigation –
  8. How some First Nations in Ontario’s northwest are overcoming the effects of climate change – CBC News
  9. Innovative atlas puts Indigenous knowledge on the map — literally — to help tackle climate crisis – CBC News
  10. The frontline of conservation: how Indigenous guardians are reinforcing sovereignty and science on their lands – The Narwhal

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

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