IndigeNews: Mar. 22 – 28, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: rain!

In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw fishermen to assert treaty right for lobster fishing in court case – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaw artists use Nike high-tops to bring beadwork to next generation – CBC News
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week – CBC News
  4. Government of Canada adds over 405 acres of land to PEI National Park – Parks Canada
  5. Supreme Court decision on carbon tax ‘helps mother earth’ says national chief – APTN News
  6. Lennox Island to mark lives lost in ‘treacherous’ walk across ice before causeway built – CBC News
  7. Court sides with First Nations in dispute with N.B. government over carbon-tax sharing – CBC News
  8. Court rules in favour of New Brunswick First Nations in dispute on carbon tax revenue – Global News
  9. UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot appointed UN representative for the rights of Indigenous Peoples – CBC News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and Communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  11. ‘More of the same paternalism’: First Nations groups call N.B. systemic racism commissioner announcement ‘disappointing’ – Global News

Politics & Law

  1. Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan’s Principle eligibility – Toronto Star
  2. Indigenous fishers charged during closure to argue in court – Toronto Star
  3. The next generation of Indigenous self-government in Yukon – Policy Options
  4. Tŝilhqot’in Nation voices Indigenous law at B.C. appeal hearing – APTN News
  5. Pikangikum First Nation expels provincial police from community – APTN News
  6. Sipekne’katik Establishes Historic Negotiation Table with Canada – Indian Time
  7. Indigenous leaders say N.B.’s plan to address systemic racism is a form of racism – CBC News
  8. Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. licence because of UN declaration – CBC News
  9. Tahltan Nation evicts Doubleview Gold from territory over refusal to respect Indigenous law – Toronto Star
  10. Battleford-area mayors, First Nations chiefs issue anti-racist plea following Colten Boushie report – CBC News
  11. Poundmaker Cree Nation implements custom banishment laws to address alcohol, drug trafficking – CTV News
  12. The movement to address environmental racism is growing. This bill could provide the data it needs – CBC News
  13. Federal Court to decide whether N.W.T. First Nation had right to postpone elections during COVID-19 – CBC News
  14. Indigenous, marginalized groups hurt by Law Society of Manitoba ‘good character’ process: CCLA – Canadian Lawyer
  15. Legal expert says Canada likely has not met constitutional obligations to First Nations on fishery – The Chronicle Herald
  16. Trudeau’s language requirement at Supreme Court discriminates against Indigenous judges: Justice Harry LaForme – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. New First Nations procurement policy stirring controversy in the Yukon – APTN News
  2. New funding for First Nations water projects an ‘important step’ minister says – CBC News
  3. $60M housing fund for N.W.T. to be spent, 2 years after it was first announced – CBC News
  4. Thousands sign petition to have feds intervene in Alberta’s coal mining industry – APTN News
  5. Indigenous tourism hopes to rebound in a big way through new investment – Vancouver Island
  6. Alberta woman launching tourism app that reconnects Indigenous peoples to land – Global News
  7. First Nations playing greater role in Canadian infrastructure development – Journal of Commerce
  8. Federal housing program to deliver new affordable homes for Indigenous Torontonians – CBC News
  9. $1B infrastructure initiative could ‘close the gap’: Assembly of First Nations’ Bellegarde – BNN Bloomberg
  10. Budding Indigenous entrepreneurs in Cape Breton turning passions into businesses – The Chronicle Herald
  11. Mining sector will have to adapt as B.C. looks to implement UN declaration on Indigenous rights – The Globe and Mail
  12. Room to grow: Workshop to focus on business potential of mushroom growing in Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald

Education, Health & Culture

  1. How to Create an Indigenous Child Welfare System – The Tyee
  2. STU student launches ‘Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book’ – The Aquinian
  3. ‘Stunning’ Qaumajuq Inuit art centre opens to public acclaim – CBC News
  4. A look at a new record label created for Indigenous musicians – The Runner
  5. Mi’kmaw co-op wins award for diversity and inclusion – The Chronicle Herald
  6. Lakehead law school launching Indigenous law and justice institute – CBC News
  7. Indigenous hypnotist empowers First Nation youth to follow their dreams – The Discourse
  8. Nipissing First Nation Chief says Indigenous languages revitalization is critical – Parry Sound
  9. Creation of Eagle Woman Tribunal, a historic milestone for Cowessess – Regina Leader-Post
  10. New app a ‘safe space’ for Indigenous people to report racism in B.C. health care – Saanich News
  11. Meet Stephanie Scott, new head of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – APTN News
  12. Grassy Narrows looking for ‘mercury justice compensation for the ongoing crisis’ with online rally – CBC News
  13. New Indigenous media lab at University of Winnipeg to help creators combine art and technology – CBC News
  14. First Nations organizations calling on Manitoba government to fund addictions treatment centre – APTN News
  15. A new anthology celebrates the pioneering Indigenous troubadour, filmmaker and activist Willie Dunn – The Globe and Mail
  16. Trudeau’s language requirement at Supreme Court discriminates against Indigenous judges: Justice Harry LaForme – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. The fight to end corporate control over the Nechako River – National Observer
  2. Canada votes to collect data to document ‘environmental racism’ – National Post
  3. ‘I can feel your breath’: when COVID-19 and environmental racism collide – The Narwhal
  4. The sea ice in northern Labrador is thinning — fast. Here’s why the Inuit are worried – CBC News
  5. Nova Scotia to spend $19M to dredge lagoon near Pictou Landing First Nation – National Observer
  6. Daunting and disturbing study finds Indigenous people more likely to die in fires – Turtle Island News
  7. Lawyer: Large-scale transfer of Crown land to First Nations will shock B.C.’s system – Vancouver Island Life
  8. Anishinabek Nation stands up for First Nation rights in the fight against climate change – Anishinabek News
  9. Whose Land Are You On? This App Will Show You Which Indigenous Territory You’re On – Native News Online
  10. Canadian Inuit group calls on gov’t to take shrimp licenses from Clearwater’s new owners – Undercurrent News

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

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