IndigeNews: May 25 – 30, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wenmajita’sit

Meaning: s/he is mourning


In the News

  1. 4 P.E.I. groups recognized for reconciliation work on the Island – CBC News
  2. P.E.I. First Nation to honour residential school victims from Kamloops, B.C. – CBC News
  3. Fisheries rights trial for 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to go ahead in September – CBC News
  4. Fisheries Department invites Mi’kmaq, scientists to discuss lobster conservation – Global News
  5. Flags on federal buildings lowered in memory of Kamloops residential school victims – CBC News
  6. Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says – CBC News
  7. Welcome to Atoqwa’sue’kaqn, Epekwitk: P.E.I. places marked with their Mi’kmaw names – CBC News
  8. Sipekne’katik First Nation scaling back fishery until community has ‘protection’ for members – APTN News
  9. A part to play: Four organizations honoured for work towards reconciliation with P.E.I. Mi’kmaq – SaltWire Network
  10. Work underway for forensic experts to identify, repatriate children’s remains from B.C. residential school – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Ontario releases Pathways to Safety plan in response to MMIWG inquiry – CBC News
  2. MPs pass bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation – Kamloops This Week
  3. Canada and Dokis First Nation celebrate settlement of specific claim – Anishinabek News
  4. No more kicking ‘the rock down the road,’ says P.E.I. MP on Indigenous fishery – CBC News
  5. UPDATED: Eskasoni re-elects Chief Leroy Denny, adds two women to council – SaltWire Network
  6. Who are the ‘Aboriginal Peoples of Canada’?: Case comment on R. v. Desautel – First Peoples Law
  7. Bill C-15, which aligns Canada’s laws with UN Indigenous declaration, passes 3rd reading – Global News
  8. ‘I screamed so loudly’: Summerside’s first Indigenous police officer ‘overjoyed’ to join force – CBC News
  9. First Nation laws on First Nation land codes to be enforced by provincial justice mechanism – Windspeaker
  10. Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Canada settle historical claims – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  11. Opinion: Canadian implementation of the UNDRIP would benefit all treaty people in Atlantic Canada – Ku’ku’kwes News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Moosomin First Nation promises ‘revitalization’ with new horse-racing track – CBC News
  2. New Indigenous modelling agency aims to support clients’ wellbeing, remove barriers – CBC News
  3. Indigenous-made hand sanitizer uses traditional plants, encourages First Nations vaccinations – City News
  4. Dokis First Nation tucking away most of $27M timber dues settlement from Ottawa ‘for future generations’ – CBC News
  5. 2021 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase to highlight Indigenous voices on economic reconciliation – Globe Newswire
  6. Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation to receive $700K for stewardship through agreement with B.C. and Coast Funds – IndigiNews

Education, Health & Culture

  1. A ‘historic milestone’: Quebec invests in Indigenous-led health services – CTV News
  2. ‘A dream for many’: Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre set to open in 2025 – CBC News
  3. New Mi’kmaw Chair in Healthy L’nu Communities Created – Government of Nova Scotia
  4. Two new L’nuk lawyers bring their passion back home to Cape Breton – SaltWire Network
  5. Joyce Echaquan’s death lays bare, once again, problems in Quebec’s health-care system – CBC News
  6. Feds failed to fulfill medical staffing needs in Indigenous communities amid COVID-19: AG – CTV News
  7. ‘Toxic environment’ at FNIHB in Halifax affecting Mi’kmaw communities say health officials – APTN News
  8. Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  9. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: 75% of First Nations and Inuit adults have had 1st vaccine dose – CBC News
  10. Indigenous Services needs to better manage its PPE stockpile and nursing shortage, says auditor general – CBC News
  11. Dysfunctional ‘crisis environment’ at Indigenous Services harming employees in Halifax says confidential report – APTN News
  12. Membertou First Nations woman recognized as one of 150 influential Indigenous women over the last 500 years – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Over 100 arrests so far at B.C. protests against old-growth logging: RCMP – Vancouver Sun
  2. Ongoing arrests of old growth defenders ignite questions about injunctions – The Discourse
  3. N.S. Mi’kmaq to start season with scaled-down plans for fishery in St. Marys Bay – Global News
  4. Indigenous leaders hold ceremony for Fraser River salmon as Trans Mountain prepares to drill – Nelson Star
  5. Critical Salmon Runs at Risk of Collapse: Tŝilhqot’in Nation Calls on BC and Canada to Escalate Action to Address the Crisis at Big Bar Slide – Tŝilhqot’in National Government

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

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