IndigeNews: May 3 – 9, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend, the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Nkij Na’kwekm!

Meaning: Happy Mother’s Day!


In the News

  1. Students learn Mi’kmaw traditions through cooking class – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Potlotek lobster traps seized for a ‘variety of reasons,’ says DFO – CBC News
  4. Police in Nova Scotia investigating after 40 lobster traps cut off – Global News
  5. Mi’kmaw author hopes recognition will be a boost for Indigenous voices – Halifax Today
  6. Sir John A. Macdonald statue issue goes back to Charlottetown council Monday – CBC News
  7. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  8. Charlottetown council standing committee recommends changes to controversial John A. Macdonald statue – SaltWire Network
  9. Treaty fishery begins in Cape Breton for Mi’kmaw community during commercial season, yet traps still seized by feds – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. Our colonial history, the colonial agenda and Bill C-15 – CBC News
  2. Senate document dump breached privacy of 200 Indigenous applicants – APTN News
  3. Robinson Huron First Nation leadership calls on Canada to do better – Anishinabek News
  4. Grassy Narrows First Nation asserts sovereignty to pass Anishinaabe law on alcohol use – CBC News
  5. BC Hydro, province ordered to release secret Site C dam docs to West Moberly First Nations – The Narwhal
  6. Judge sides with province in appeal of decision on $67.5M payout to Manitoba Metis Federation – CBC News
  7. Senate investigating how personal documents were dumped ‘in the streets’ of downtown Ottawa – APTN News
  8. Indigenous leaders launch $2.1 billion class-action lawsuits against Canada over lack of drinking water – The Narwhal
  9. Opinion: Whether or not you support Bill C-15, Canada passing it would be an important time in our history – CBC News
  10. Canada, Ontario and Chiefs of Ontario launch process to collaborate on enforcement and prosecution of First Nations laws – Newswire
  11. Manitoba Conservative Government Indigenous Policy and Legislative Agenda Goes Contrary to the Spirit and Intent of Reconciliation – Newswire
  12. Ontario appeal of Stage 1 ruling of Robinson-Huron annuities case completed – First Nations urge the court to throw out Ontario’s appeal – Wawa News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Anishinabek Nation leadership supports shut down of Line 5 pipeline – Newswire
  2. Indigenous firms face additional barriers to economic recovery – Corporate Knights
  3. Budget investments will strengthen Indigenous communities – Indigenous Services Canada
  4. Indigenous sovereign cannabis dispensaries band together to create a ‘Red Market’ – APTN News
  5. Opinion: Housing and the Economy – The framework of sustainable First Nations – Anishinabek News
  6. As money comes into the N.W.T. for infrastructure, Acho Dene Koe residents get ready to build – APTN News
  7. Indigenous Innovation Initiative announces first-ever grant recipients for gender equality program – Newswire
  8. Marathon Gold and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Sign Socio-Economic Agreement – Junior Mining Network
  9. Government of Canada Approves the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. 2023 North Corridor System Expansion Project – Nation Talk

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Beyond Red Dress Day: Seven calls to action for allies – IndigiNews
  2. Mi’kmaw education authority to receive GG’s Innovation Award – CBC News
  3. Indigenous engineering students ready for launch in NASA rocket competition – CBC News
  4. Indigenous groups in Canada mark Red Dress Day, raising awareness of MMIWG – CTV News
  5. Stalled project reveals archeological conflict between First Nations and B.C. government – CBC News
  6. Federal Liberals take heat for extending timeline to fix drinking water problems on First Nations – APTN News
  7. Laurent Commission report: It is up to the First Nations to secure the future and wellness of their children – Newswire
  8. Trudeau’s promise to improve First Nations drinking water years behind schedule: federal government – Global News
  9. ‘It’s time to act’: Report into youth protection system says Quebec government knows the solution to problems – APTN News
  10. President of Native Women’s Association of Canada Marks Another Red Dress Day Without National Plan to Address Violence – Native Women’s Association of Canada
  11. One step closer to an agreement on education transformation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Indigenous Services Canada and the First Nations Education Council of Quebec – Newswire
  12. The Government of Canada met with Indigenous, provincial and territorial partners to discuss progress on the implementation of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families. – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation’s solar farm now generating electricity – CBC News
  2. Canada transfers ownership of 2 fishing wharfs to Nova Scotia First Nations – CBC News
  3. Tip of the iceberg: The true state of drinking water advisories in First Nations – The Conversation
  4. ANTHONY DAVIS: Why the Mi’kmaw shouldn’t feel trapped by DFO shell games – SaltWire Network
  5. Planning for Northern Link Road environmental assessment begins in the Ring of Fire area – CBC News
  6. Canadian Indigenous group slams Ottawa’s efforts to protect Line 5 pipeline – CBC Radio Canada International
  7. ‘We have no other choice’: N.S. Mi’kmaq chief to request UN peacekeepers ahead of lobster fishery – National Post
  8. ‘Go back to your teepees’: First Nations people protecting old growth forest on Vancouver Island say they were attacked by forestry workers – APTN News

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

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