IndigeNews: Mar. 29 – Apr. 5, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Pentamuiku’s
(well-ee ben-a-dim-ooh-we-goos)

Meaning: Happy April!

In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw fishery study to be completed by mid-May: Battiste – CBC News
  2. Search suspended for missing fisher off coast of Nova Scotia – Halifax Today
  3. Sipekne’katik First Nation lobster harvesters sue feds, non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News
  4. Lennox Island Ice Walk gives chance to ‘chart a new course together,’ chief says – CBC News
  5. COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities down by 80% with high vaccine uptake – Global News
  6. Mi’kmaw fishers say they were exercising treaty rights when arrested by fisheries officials – APTN News
  7. Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald
  8. Sipekne’katik community members stand guard as Canada threatens to remove Treaty Truckhouse – APTN News
  9. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and Communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  10. Colonizers Being Colonizers: Lobster Fishing & The Continued Oppression Of L’nu’k In Mi’kma’ki – Yellowhead Institute
  11. Coast guard ship to be renamed after two people who signed Friendship Treaty of 1752 between Mi’kmaq and N.S. – CTV News
  12. Progress update on the Government of Canada’s commitment to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Bill 79: To ensure that justice is served for our children and families – AFNQL
  2. OPP spent more than $16M policing 1492 Land Back Lane: Records – APTN News
  3. Launch of Alberta rural policing initiative met with criticism from First Nations – CBC News
  4. Ottawa stopped in bid to block creation of detailed residential school statistics – CBC News
  5. Gladue services transition to BC First Nations Justice Council – Government of British Columbia
  6. ‘WE’RE A GOVERNMENT’: MMF signs landmark agreement with feds on self-government – Winnipeg Sun
  7. UNDRIP will be implemented in Canada no matter political party in power says economic analyst – APTN News
  8. Poundmaker chief ‘will do whatever it takes’ for the First Nation to get its own police force – Saskatoon Star Phoenix
  9. Bilingualism requirement for SCC justices creates ‘needless barrier’ for Indigenous candidates, critics say – CBC News
  10. Mining sector will have to adapt as B.C. looks to implement UN declaration on Indigenous rights – The Globe and Mail
  11. Ottawa blames retired senator, survivors for undermining trust in residential school compensation system – CBC News
  12. Federal court judge rules in favour of Acho Dene Koe First Nation member’s complaint about election delay – CBC News
  13. Qalipu band council dumbfounded by Ottawa’s decision to abandon former FNI members membership issues – The Telegram
  14. ‘Death by a thousand cuts’: The struggle to get racism under control at Indigenous Services and Crown -Indigenous Relations – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. A warrior’s way to Indigenous inclusion – Northern Ontario Business
  2. Mi’kmaq couple gets global attention from Nike partnership – The Telegram
  3. Mi’kmaw tiny-home builders hoping to tackle Indigenous housing crisis – CTV News
  4. New First Nations procurement policy stirring controversy in the Yukon – APTN News
  5. Ottawa’s proposed Indigenous-rights bill threatens resource development: experts – iPolitics
  6. Indigenous-owned businesses across Canada expanding with help of $25M fund – APTN News
  7. Indigenous entrepreneurs have a major role to play in COVID-19 recovery – The Globe and Mail
  8. Construction companies build new departments to better work with Indigenous communities – CBC News
  9. Indigenous virtual reality company looking for knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists to promote culture – APTN News
  10. Canada and US First Nations unite Against Hydro-Québec – Innu-Atikamekw- Anishnabek Coalition /Innu Nation/Penobscot Nation

Education, Health & Culture

  1. First Nation language library launched – Yukon News
  2. What to do with the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald? – CBC News
  3. The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Sung in the Indigenous Mi’kmaq Language – Open Culture
  4. Cowessess First Nation marks start of authority over child care – Yorkton This Week
  5. Removing the colonial lens: The push to decolonize museums in Canada – APTN News
  6. Membertou teen keeping the Mi’kmaq language alive in his community – The Guardian
  7. Money to find information on ‘ghost babies’ makes it into Quebec budget – APTN News
  8. First Nations Health Authority reports 16,000 Indigenous peoples vaccinated – The Peak
  9. Mohawk, Mi’gmaq in Quebec join forces for ‘Inter-Nation Vaccination Clinic’ – APTN News
  10. Unique Indigenous mental-health program in Ontario secures last-minute funding – CBC News
  11. UBC’s Okanagan campus launches Canada’s 1st Indigenous language degree program – CBC News
  12. Good Friday tradition that goes back almost a century continues in Eskasoni – The Chronicle Herald
  13. Regina city council votes to remove John A. Macdonald statue from Victoria Park – Regina-Leader Post
  14. Government of Canada launches a call for proposals to support work of Indigenous communities towards exercising jurisdiction in relation to child and family services – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. A toxic overlap of COVID-19 and environmental racism – The Narwhal
  2. Architect Douglas Cardinal on building in harmony with nature – CBC Radio
  3. Outdoor classroom in the N.W.T. perfect for language, culture – APTN News
  4. Farm Credit Canada sees opportunities for Indigenous agriculture – Yorkton This Week
  5. Members of Kaska Nation raising alarm over proposed mine in the Yukon – APTN News
  6. Lheidli T’enneh Nation in B.C. moves to push Enbridge pipeline off territory – APTN News
  7. As Labrador Inuit try to keep pace with climate change, adaptation takes a toll – CBC News
  8. Canada’s herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists – The Guardian
  9. Scientists, First Nations team up in fresh attempt to revive struggling B.C. herring stocks – CBC News
  10. Kluane Adamek addresses ruling on carbon pricing, emphasizes Indigenous autonomy – Yukon News
  11. First Nation granted almost $500K for school solar-power project to reduce reliance on diesel – CBC News

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

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