IndigeNews: May 10 – 16, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: s/he leads them, leader

In the News

  1. Students learn Mi’kmaw traditions through cooking class – CBC News
  2. Sir John A. statue in Charlottetown will stay, but he’ll have some company – CBC News
  3. JAIME BATTISTE: Moderate livelihood a question of law and fairness – SaltWire Network
  4. P.E.I. students relive ‘grand tragedy’ of Indigenous history through blanket exercise – CBC News
  5. Abegweit First Nation gets land, money for corridor to connect to Hillsborough River – CBC News
  6. Potlotek First Nation launches legal action to get federal government ‘off our backs’ – APTN News
  7. Sir John A. Macdonald statue resolution an opportunity for education, Mi’kmaw leader says – CBC News
  8. Epekwitk Assembly say they weren’t adequately consulted on P.E.I. environmental rights bill – SaltWire Network
  9. United Nations committee seeks answers from Canada over racism, violence against Mi’kmaw fishers – Ku’ku’kwes News
  10. U.N. committee demands Canada respond to allegations it failed to protect Mi’kmaw fishers from racism, violence – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. MPs issue conflicting reports on contentious First Nations fishery – CBC News
  2. First Nations sue Ontario over changes to environmental laws – Northern News
  3. Next phase of Restoule Treaty annuity appeal beginning in early June – Law Times
  4. Potlotek First Nation seeks injunction against DFO over self-regulated fishery – CBC News
  5. Canada: SCC Affirms Non-Canadian Indigenous People Have Right To Hunt In Canada – Mondaq
  6. For First Nations under the thumb of the Indian Act, where does justice come from? – APTN News
  7. Who is an expert in Indigenous history up for debate in Nipissing hunting and fishing trial – CBC News
  8. Constitutional challenge falls apart as North Bay court hears no evidence of Amikwa nation – CBC News
  9. After more than a century, Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man gets something back for stolen land – APTN News
  10. ‘Even the ancestors are celebrating’: Sask. First Nation moving forward after 26-year legal battle over land – CTV News
  11. Proposed federal justice reforms could reduce number of Indigenous, Black people in system, say advocates – CBC News
  12. Ontario First Nations court challenge against Ford Government’s gutting of Environmental Assessment Laws begins – Anishinabek News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Nunavut MP calls federal housing funding ‘laughable’ – Nunatsiaq News
  2. Indigenous children, families and the 2021 federal budget – Toronto Star
  3. Saskatchewan Indigenous companies to explore SMR investments – Global News
  4. Ottawa invests ‘crucial’ $2.7 million to help Sipekne’katik housing crisis – SaltWire Network
  5. Federal government funding construction of 19 homes in 2 Island First Nations – CTV News
  6. Is ‘Grande Alliance’ deal in Quebec worth it? Some Cree hunters aren’t so sure – APTN News
  7. Marathon Gold and Miawpukek First Nation Sign Memorandum of Understanding – Financial Post
  8. Abegweit First Nation to benefit from active transportation and social infrastructure investments – Infrastructure Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. The Mi’kmaq artisan who had a hand in building Lunenburg’s famous Bluenose – Maclean’s
  3. Mi’kmaq filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on pushing boundaries, pursuing his vision – Times Colonist
  4. Saskatchewan First Nations respond to Ottawa delay for water advisory deadline – Global News
  5. Cross-Canada walk to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women – CTV News
  6. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  7. A plan to ensure greater funding for First Nations children, families and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  8. Mi’kma’ki storyteller hopes workshop encourages “beautiful increase” in Indigenous narrative artists – SaltWire Network
  9. Mi’kmaw hockey player hopes recommendations of task force are implemented to improve the game he loves – CTV News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nations oppose permanent Hydro river flow permit – Turtle Island News
  2. New Mi’kmaw-led land trust aims to protect culturally significant lands – CBC News
  3. Manitoba First Nations want concerns over Churchill River Diversion addressed – CTV News
  4. Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s long-term boil water advisory lifted – Burns Lake Lakes District News
  5. Unama’ki community-led alert system “wildly successful” in first nine months – SaltWire Network
  6. Mi’kmaw student creates lab at Acadia to share traditional knowledge with future scientists – CBC News
  7. B.C. First Nation sets up checkpoints following confrontations between protesters and forestry workers – CBC News
  8. ‘They never said a word’: DFO told B.C. salmon farmers, but not First Nations, about mouth rot infestation – The Narwhal

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

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