IndigeNews: Mar. 15 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: seal 🦭

In the News

  1. Reserves on Prince Edward Island – The Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. Opinion: Federal fisheries minister should resign following DFO decision – West Prince Graphic
  3. Show us the science: Chiefs ask Ottawa to see the evidence for limiting their fisheries – The Star
  4. Tahltan government says it wants gold, copper and silver mines out of the territory – APTN News
  5. Lennox Island to mark lives lost in ‘treacherous’ walk across ice before causeway built – CBC News
  6. P.E.I. hip-hop artist opens up about mental health, Indigenous issues with new album – Journal Pioneer
  7. JOHN JOE SARK: Mi’kmaq understood conservation thousands of years before Europeans – The Guardian
  8. Honour of the Crown at stake as Yukon fails to consult on mining application, says Nation – Windspeaker
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. Dalhousie’s new Aboriginal and Indigenous law certificate equips Mi’kmaq students to bring change – The Charlatan

Politics & Law

  1. Tŝilhqot’in Nation voices Indigenous law at B.C. appeal hearing – APTN News
  2. Justice advocates await Ottawa’s promised national Indigenous justice strategy – CBC News
  3. First Nations lawsuits highlight planning and consultation tensions, experts say – Yukon News
  4. National human rights group calls for changes to how Manitoba screens law students – CBC News
  5. Feds ask for independent review of documents for St. Anne’s residential school claims – CBC News
  6. Systemic racism still a contentious issue at Quebec-First Nations political roundtable – Global News
  7. Judge rejects North Island First Nation’s herring fishery injunction request – Nanaimo News Bulletin
  8. Tsilhqot’in Nation calls on B.C., Canada to recognize Indigenous jurisdiction amid COVID-19 – CBC News
  9. ‘Consultation utterly failed’: Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sues Yukon for approving mineral exploration – CBC News
  10. ‘Open and frank’ meeting takes place between Indigenous leaders and Quebec government – APTN News
  11. Reconciling Interests, Upholding Indigenous Land Rights: Aboriginal Title Cases to Watch – First Peoples Law
  12. ‘Strategic alliance’ as FSIN, Sask. Human Right Commission sign agreement: Chief Bobby Cameron – CBC News
  13. B.C. Supreme Court sets trial date set for Nuchatlaht First Nation’s historic land title case – Campbell River Mirror
  14. Métis Nation in B.C. votes to declare self-government, with plans to forge new relationship with province – CBC News
  15. Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the RCMP has enforced racist and discriminatory policies in the past – The Globe and Mail
  16. RCMP racially discriminated against mother, mishandled witnesses, evidence in Colten Boushie case: watchdog – CBC News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Facebook phishing scams target Indigenous artists’ business pages – CBC News
  2. Ottawa set to launch $1B initiative for Indigenous community projects – CBC News
  3. Indigenous input missing from Canada’s ESG investment standards – Business in Vancouver
  4. Infrastructure bank launches Indigenous initiative, advocates say money not enough – Orillia Matters
  5. No more excuses: Money would fix Nunavut’s housing crisis but Ottawa doesn’t want to pay – APTN News
  6. Alberta entrepreneurs make subscription box filled with Indigenous teachings, self-care goods – CBC News
  7. After 230-year fight, Caldwell First Nation has reserve status; begins to build a new community – CBC News
  8. Dhillon School of Business first business school in Canada to require Indigenous course as part of core degree – University of Lethbridge
  9. Canada and Ontario invest in 37 clean water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure improvement projects for First Nation communities across the province – Infrastructure Canada
  10. The Canada Infrastructure Bank launches its Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative to accelerate new investment and reduce the infrastructure gap – Canada Infrastructure Bank

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Mi’kmaw couple bring their language to hit TV show Vikings – CBC News
  2. U of M institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations – Winnipeg Sun
  3. Yoga instructor Shayla Stonechild uses yoga for health and education – APTN News
  4. Indigenous languages projects get boost in latest round of federal funding – CBC News
  5. Mi’kmaq artist Morgan Toney tackles the Unknown in new song, Alasutamaqn – CBC News
  6. Military to help vaccinate up to 23 northern Manitoba First Nations against COVID-19 – CBC News
  7. Rebecca Thomas explores Mi’kmaw language in poetry collection I place you into the fire – CBC Radio
  8. First Person: As a teacher, here are the ways I see the Indigenization of classrooms unfolding – CBC News
  9. No link between colonialism and vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Peoples says professor – APTN News
  10. ‘I believe that there is racial profiling’: Provinces are slowly banning birth alerts – but not in Quebec – APTN News
  11. A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in the Maritimes – Canadian Heritage

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. The fight to end corporate control over the Nechako River – National Observer
  2. Sask. Indigenous, environmental groups call for halt to public land selloff – CBC News
  3. After a decade of supporting the Baffinland mine, QIA reverses its position – APTN News
  4. Fort Nelson First Nation gets $40.5M federal funding for clean energy project – CBC News
  5. B.C. Agricultural Land Commission rejects First Nations’ proposal for addictions treatment facility – CBC News
  6. Heiltsuk Nation, federal agencies sign agreement to establish Indigenous marine response team – The Narwhal
  7. ‘Unity and trust’: Annita McPhee on her role as the first Indigenous executive director of a CPAWS chapter – The Narwhal

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

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