IndigeNews: May 17 – 24, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: evidence of writing; signs

In the News

  1. Fisheries rights trial for 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen delayed – CBC News
  2. LETTER: Offended by John A. Macdonald statue – SaltWire Network
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  4. Sir John A’s beer rebrand a ‘great show of respect,’ says Mi’kmaw chief – CBC News
  5. Indigenous art selected for art bank and grants – Government of Prince Edward Island
  6. N.S. Mi’kmaq fisher says his movements are being watched and his traps seized by DFO – CTV News
  7. As tensions rose during N.S. fisheries dispute, province balked at paying for extra RCMP – CBC News
  8. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Politics & Law

  1. RCMP begin enforcement of Fairy Creek injunction – CTV News
  2. Indigenous woman named New Zealand’s next governor-general – CTV News
  3. NWT First Nations to develop traditional knowledge legal systems – Cabin Radio
  4. Skyler Williams, spokesperson for Land Back Lane, turns himself in to police – CBC News
  5. Nova Scotia Supreme Court dismisses injunction sought by commercial elver industry – CBC News
  6. Fisher River Cree Nation settles $15M land claim with federal government after nearly 30 years – CBC News
  7. Yukon appeal court hears arguments over Vuntut Gwitchin residency requirement, Charter case – CBC News
  8. Finding a way forward on the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood – Policy Options
  9. Funding provided to help develop, understand and use Indigenous laws, build governance structures – Toronto Star
  10. C-15: What you need to know about law that could redefine Indigenous-government relations in Canada – CTV News
  11. Blackstock gears up for latest Federal Court fight to end ‘human rights tragedy’ against First Nations kids – APTN News
  12. Millions announced for Indigenous law reform will ‘breath life back’ into nations says Samson Cree Nation lawyer – APTN News
  13. Cree women file court challenges against Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 for election discrimination – Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
  14. Self-Government Framework Agreement signed by Canada, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, and the Government of the Northwest Territories to guide negotiations – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous housing in Nova Scotia gets fresh boost – Mortgage Broker
  2. Canada’s first Indigenous-only modelling agency launches in Vancouver – Daily Hive
  3. ‘Cash Back’: Report investigates what restitution for Indigenous land theft could look like – CTV News
  4. Regional leader chosen to chair federal Indigenous economic advisory board – Northern Ontario Business
  5. Indigenous company disconnected from talks on bringing internet, cellphone service to remote communities: firm – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. New Mi’kmaw Chair in Healthy L’nu Communities Created – Government of Nova Scotia
  2. Canada’s Indigenous communities at greater risk post-surgery, study shows – Global News
  3. What Canada’s Indigenous peoples will remember on Victoria Day weekend – Toronto Star
  4. ‘Call Me Indian’ travels through trauma, triumph of NHL’s 1st Indigenous player – CBC News
  5. Jordan Abel’s book about intergenerational trauma will be there when you need it – CBC Radio
  6. Canadian museums asked to return First Nation ancestral remains and burial items – CBC News
  7. Indigenous filmmakers from Quebec come out on top at the Canadian Screen Awards – APTN News
  8. From grassroots to experts, First Nations find new ways to hold their leaders accountable – APTN News
  9. Canadian, Ontario governments sign education memorandum of understanding with Grand Council Treaty #3 – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. These 12 B.C. mines pose risks to salmon, caribou, water: report – The Narwhal
  2. After a year of waiting, court date to challenge B.C.’s aerial wolf cull set for July – APTN News
  3. ‘It keeps me up at night’: Inuit leader Natan Obed presses for climate change action – CBC News
  4. Wildfires force more Manitoba First Nations to begin evacuations in Interlake region – CBC News
  5. Families vow to continue land battle in New Brunswick’s Kouchibouguac National Park – CTV News
  6. Vancouver Island First Nation partners with Coast Guard to launch Indigenous-led response vessel – CTV News
  7. Government of Canada progress update on improving access to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

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

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