IndigeNews: Mar. 29 – Apr. 3, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: April – egg hatching time

In the News

  1. Niigaan Sinclair: Day of symbolic connection, not reconciliation – Winnipeg Free Press
  2. Canada responds to United Nations after Mi’kmaw treaty fishery complaint – CBC News
  3. Nova Scotia court certifies class action against province over hunting rights – APTN News
  4. Lennox Island chief happy with Pope’s apology, but hopes it doesn’t end there – CBC News
  5. Catholic Church must ‘address deniers’ following apology says Murray Sinclair – APTN News
  6. DFO redistributes quota in baby eel fishery to increase access for Mi’kmaw bands – CBC News
  7. ‘I am sorry’: Pope Francis apologizes for role Catholics played in residential school abuses – APTN News
  8. Mi’kmaw man says his drumming in Rome was meant to ‘uplift’ residential school survivors – CBC News
  9. Mi’kmaw negotiator advocates for reduction in commercial catches to bolster treaty fishery – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. CAQ breaks its promises once again and further harms First Nations – Newswire
  2. B.C. government unveils action plan to fulfil UNDRIP commitments – Global News
  3. B.C. reveals 89-point action plan to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples – CBC News
  4. Papal apology ‘an empty gesture’ without reparations and reform: Niigaan Sinclair – APTN News
  5. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to hold non-confidence vote on Arlen Dumas in May – APTN News
  6. FNNND argues Yukon breached its’ constitutional duty to implement Treaty promises – Yukon News
  7. Elections Canada report finds failures denied Ontario First Nations voters right to vote – Global News
  8. First Nations delegates say they believe Pope Francis will apologize for residential schools – CBC News
  9. ‘Trust is broken’: First Nations leaders call for Thunder Bay Police Service to be dismantled – APTN News
  10. West Moberly First Nations, BC Hydro enter “confidential discussions” on Treaty 8 violation claims over Site C – Energetic City
  11. Wet’suwet’en chief says policing is ‘industry driven’ as documents show raid was rubber stamped by government – APTN News
  12. Indigenous leaders jointly call upon Ontario Government to take immediate action on Thunder Bay Police Service – Anishinabek News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. New Indigenous owned travel agency launches in Manitoba – APTN News
  2. Saskatchewan budget sees more money for First Nation, Métis issues – APTN News
  3. National Housing Council calls for billions in spending for urban and rural Indigenous Peoples – APTN News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. So long MacDonald and Ryerson, hello Haida Gwaii and Kjipuktuk – APTN News
  2. B.C.’s funding system ‘broken’ for Indigenous children in provincial care: report – CBC News
  3. Canadian researcher challenges Vatican’s claim that its Indigenous artifacts were gifts – CBC News
  4. Cape Breton resource centre for Mi’kmaw women expands to meet growing needs – SaltWire Network
  5. Origin of the game: Halifax Thunderbirds, Indigenous lacrosse enthusiasts team up for youth skills camp – CTV News
  6. ‘We’re trying to fulfill his vision’: Marshall Institute moving ahead as CBU raises funds for new building – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Proposed hydro-electric facility in northern B.C. raises concerns – APTN News
  2. Indigenous practices are the future and past of wildfire prevention – APTN News
  3. Caribou herd back from brink of local extinction in northeastern B.C. – CBC News
  4. New Iqaluit water reservoir in the works as feds announce $214M in funding – CBC News
  5. Hajdu hopes long-term boil water advisories lifted by 2025, end of Liberal-NDP deal – CBC News
  6. N.W.T. border with B.C. opens up after being closed for 18 months due to pandemic – APTN News
  7. Deadline passes, but family of Jackie Vautour remains in Kouchibouguac National Park – CTV News

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

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