IndigeNews: May 2 – 9, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Nkij Na’kwekm!
(well-ee ed-hole-jah-wee-goos)

Meaning: Happy Mother’s Day!


In the News

  1. Red dress day events take place across the country – APTN News
  2. Moderate livelihood fishery opens in Lennox Island, P.E.I. – SaltWire Network
  3. P.E.I. First Nation to launch fishery without government approval – CTV News
  4. Mi’kmaq academic, legal rights advocate receive Order of Canada – APTN News
  5. Pictou Landing moderate livelihood lobster fishery to operate with DFO approval – CBC News
  6. ‘It isn’t the sugar-coated history’: Mi’kmaw educators teach P.E.I. students about MMIWG – CBC News
  7. IN PHOTOS: Missing and murdered Indigenous women remembered in Charlottetown – SaltWire Network
  8. Lennox Island First Nation not looking for conflict with new treaty-protected fishery – West Prince Graphic
  9. Why Lennox Island First Nation launching a treaty fishery without federal approval is significant – CBC News
  10. RCMP working alongside First Nations in P.E.I. during moderate livelihood fishery opening, negotiations: minister – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. B.C. government announces new law to fight systemic racism – APTN News
  2. Liberals ask for patience as Red Dress marches take place across the country – APTN News
  3. Indigenous leaders see potential B.C. police reform as step in the right direction – CKPG Today
  4. Witnesses tell senate human rights committee about forced sterilization at hearing – APTN News
  5. Studying links between resource extraction and violence against Indigenous women – APTN News
  6. Island First Nations say police reform report ‘a starting point,’ immediate action needed – CTV News
  7. Here’s how data collected in B.C. will be used to combat systemic racism in the province – CTV News
  8. AFN wants meeting with Trudeau to formalize invitation for UN special rapporteur – Windspeaker.com
  9. ‘The culture has not changed’: Shining a light on racism in the Department of National Defence – APTN News
  10. Feds call UNDRIP an ‘interpretive aid only’ in legal battle over Alberta First Nation’s election delay – APTN News
  11. Wet’suwet’en report round-the-clock surveillance and harassment by RCMP and pipeline security – Ricochet Media

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Ontario’s iGaming market will hurt First Nations and others – Policy Options
  2. Fort Nelson First Nation seamstress sharing her work one stitch at a time – APTN News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Indigenous languages podcast network launches in Sask. – Regina Leader-Post
  2. Sask. podcast project seeks to keep endangered Indigenous languages alive – CBC News
  3. Indigenous midwives vital to revitalizing Indigenous birthing practices, says advocate – CBC News
  4. ‘Every day is Red Dress Day’: Indigenous women in Saskatchewan reflect on loss, inaction – CBC News
  5. Glooscap cartoon series recorded in Wolastoqey language an attempt to revive the language – APTN News
  6. ‘System doesn’t work for us’: Innu Nation readies itself for public inquiry into Innu children in care – APTN News
  7. New APTN series coming to Crave features Indigenous cast, crew and training for the next generation – APTN News
  8. From the rink to the Smithsonian: Newfoundland Mi’Kmaq painter Nelson White answers 20 Questions – Saltwire Network
  9. ‘I am ashamed, I am horrified’: Archbishop of Canterbury expresses remorse over church’s role residential schools – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Cree name for Edmonton’s solar farm unveiled – Windspeaker.com
  2. Safe drinking water settlement blasted for its limitations – Windspeaker.com
  3. Halifax Citadel Ready To Open New Signature Exhibit – National Parks Traveler
  4. Manitoba flooding: Peguis First Nation under mandatory evacuation order – APTN News
  5. Why a Southern Alberta First Nation turned off the tap to hundreds of area farmers – Global News
  6. Hydro-Quebec sets out plan to hook up Algonquin community of Kitcisakik with electricity – APTN News
  7. Canadian Indigenous Community to Start Fishing Lobster Without Authorization From Government – Modern Farmer

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

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