IndigeNews: Mar. 8 – 14, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: river

In the News

  1. EDITORIAL: Sir John A must go until solution is found – The Guardian
  2. More than $3B paid to 28,000 victims of residential school abuse: report – CBC News
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know this week – CBC News
  4. 3 Islanders make list of top-25 powerful business women in Atlantic Canada – CBC News
  5. Listuguj fishers featured in TV documentary about their commercial fishery – APTN News
  6. ‘If you cannot forgive, you cannot grow’: Event honours P.E.I. Mi’kmaq history – CTV News
  7. City still considering John A. Macdonald statue options, Charlottetown mayor says – CBC News
  8. Feds submit arguments to overturn ‘unreasonable’ and ‘egregious’ CHRT rulings – APTN News
  9. Fisheries officers will enforce the rules if Mi’kmaq fish out of season, says minister – CBC Radio
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  11. Cape Breton First Nation’s plan for early fishing forced DFO’s hand on new regulations: spokesperson – The Chronicle Herald
  12. Ottawa won’t set new deadline for lifting all remaining drinking water advisories in First Nations communities – The Globe and Mail

Politics & Law

  1. Federal committee hears mixed messages about proposed UNDRIP bill – APTN News
  2. Bringing more women into politics an ‘incredible force’, says Yukon AFN chief – CBC News
  3. Mi’kmaw MP says new DFO policy could employ hundreds of harvesters this year – APTN News
  4. Judge dismisses Ontario motion to be removed from Shoal Lake water taking lawsuit – CBC News
  5. Manitoba should remove deadline for pursuing Indigenous land claims in new bill: AMC – CBC News
  6. Manitoba’s proposed smoking ban ‘intrusion’ on jurisdiction of First Nations say chiefs – APTN News
  7. First Nation suing Yukon government for approving land subdivision near caribou habitat – Yukon News
  8. Indigenous Services tries to shift Canadians’ focus to progress made, not promises broken – APTN News
  9. Joyce Echaquan’s death prompts Manawan Atikamekw Council to turn to United Nations – Global News
  10. Show us the science: Chiefs ask Ottawa to see the evidence for limiting their fisheries – Welland Tribune
  11. Mi’kmaq fishery decision an ‘opportunity’ and ‘interim measure,’ says Liberal MP Battiste – The Hill Times
  12. Mi’kmaw lobster harvester says he’ll fight Canada’s reconciliation ‘death certificate’ in court – APTN News
  13. Tataskweyak suing federal government with class-action lawsuit over failure to provide clean water – Thompson Citizen

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous women entrepreneurs on the rise – APTN News
  2. Mi’kmaw tiny-home builders hope to solve big housing shortage – CBC News
  3. COVID collapsed ground gained for Indigenous women in business – Toronto Star
  4. Inuit organizations get $8 million from Ottawa to address food insecurity – Nunavut News
  5. New MOU aims to develop, promote Indigenous tourism sector in Edmonton – CBC News
  6. Ottawa funds development of First Nations-owned B.C. geothermal project – Toronto Star
  7. Montreal drop-in centre receives ‘historic’ funding from Quebec and Canada – APTN News
  8. New totem pole in Calgary ‘bringing people together’ to support Indigenous employment – Global News
  9. University of Toronto Mississauga launches Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program – University of Toronto
  10. Government of Canada Grants $3.6 Million to Resilience Montreal to Support Downtown Indigenous Population – Indigenous Services Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Waltes connects First Nations people to their culture – SaltWire Network
  2. COVID-era school design takes lessons from Indigenous educators – CBC News
  3. B.C. ‘open’ to apologizing for birth alerts, says First Nations Summit – IndigiNews
  4. Women Indigenous Leaders Speak Out about Gender-Based Discrimination – The Tyee
  5. Fort Qu’Appelle students get a new space to practice Indigenous ceremonies – CTV News
  6. UNB Student Breana Andrews Releases Indigenous Learning Resource – The Brunswickian
  7. ‘Nobody likes having a toothache’: Still no dental in some N.W.T. communities – CBC News
  8. Atikamekw community of Manawan appeals to UN for help to push Joyce’s Principle – APTN News
  9. Canada signs Regional Education Agreement with Elsipogtog First Nation Education Authority – Mirage News
  10. It’s lit: Qaumajuq’s Winnipeg opening aims to illuminate through world’s largest Inuit art collection – CBC News
  11. Mi’kmaq runner hopes land acknowledgement will welcome more Indigenous people to the sport in Nova Scotia – The Chronicle Herald
  12. Progress update on the Government of Canada’s commitment to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Cardboard-to-pellet project receives $95,000 grant – Biomass Magazine
  2. Lobster landings data released by DFO show complex picture – CBC News
  3. Logging company clears Cree Nation ancestral trail without recourse – The Conversation
  4. Ottawa to launch new website to track progress on long-term drinking water advisories – CBC News
  5. SPOTLIGHT: Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall on environmentalism as a way of life – Cape Breton Post
  6. New mineral development strategy in the Yukon to replace colonialist mining legislation – APTN News
  7. First Nations say Alberta review of coal project inadequate, seek federal involvement – Kamloops This Week
  8. Learning to negotiate: online simulation exposes youth to the complex world of treaty negotiations – CBC News
  9. Indigenous-owned geothermal project expected to ‘revolutionize the North’ gets $40M from feds – APTN News
  10. The bison are back in town: For this Cree nation, cultural renewal comes thundering home – The Globe and Mail
  11. Ottawa launches website to detail progress on drinking-water advisories in First Nations communities – Humboldt Journal

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

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