IndigeNews: May 31 – June 5, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Nipiku’s!
(well-ee nib-nee-goos)

Meaning: Happy June (leaves are budding time)!


In the News

  1. Large collection of Mi’kmaw artifacts coming home – Mainstreet NS with Jeff Douglas
  2. 3 years after MMIWG report, everyone agrees there’s more work to do – APTN News
  3. Prime Minister signs historic land claim settlement with Siksika First Nation – CTV News
  4. Residential school survivors meet with archbishops to discuss the Pope’s visit – APTN News
  5. ‘I do see the tide turning’: Siksika First Nation signs $1.3B land claim with feds – APTN News
  6. ‘A national shame,’ say advocates about lack of progress on MMIWG action plan – CBC News
  7. First Nations leaders launch advocacy organization for children in remote communities – APTN News
  8. ‘Get the job done’: Manitoba First Nations call on government to fulfil 25-year-old land agreement – CTV News
  9. Quebec’s “meanness and narrow-mindedness” over language law will lead to “questionable future”— Picard – Windspeaker.com

Politics & Law

  1. Canada officially recognizes northern Ont. First Nation – CTV News
  2. Crown to charge 15 Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters with criminal contempt – CBC News
  3. OPP try and alter figures to manipulate $21M cost of policing occupation in Caledonia – APTN News
  4. Corrections Canada in the process of hiring Indigenous commish as rates surge and services falter – APTN News
  5. Court decision significant for Métis in Sask., says lawyer for men charged with illegal hunting, fishing – CBC News
  6. ‘After 25 years, they’re only halfway done,’ chief says on anniversary of Manitoba land entitlement deal – CBC News
  7. Report on racism in Thunder Bay Police Service to be considered a ‘thought’ piece not fact in hearing of TBPS officers – Windspeaker.com

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Kaska-Dena designer from Yukon headed to New York Fashion Week – APTN News
  2. Nations demand funding that meets unique needs of northern, remote communities – Windspeaker.com

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Lessons from the knowledge keepers – The Signal
  2. A conversation with Eskasoni’s Albert Marshall – CBC News
  3. Autumn Peltier hopes to meet the prime minister face to face again – APTN News
  4. NDP, Green Party call for end to for-profit in Ont. child welfare system – APTN News
  5. Mi’kmaq artists lead a cultural reawakening on Unama’ki (Cape Breton Island) – CBC News
  6. N.S. Mi’kmaw elder reflects on year since discovery of Kamloops unmarked graves – CBC News
  7. NFB streams films for free in celebration of National Indigenous History Month – Windspeaker.com
  8. B.C. First Nation calls on province to allocate part of $789M museum upgrade funds to repatriating artifacts – CBC News
  9. Desperate northern Manitoba Nations declare state of emergency on health services, leveling charges of racism – Windspeaker.com

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Mi’kmaki Water Walk underway around the Bay of Fundy – CBC News
  2. Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere shoot past key milestone – APTN News
  3. How ancient forest gardens could impact Nuchatlaht First Nation’s land claim – CBC News
  4. Surgical facility on Enoch Cree Nation could be first of its kind in Canada – Windspeaker.com
  5. Hereditary chiefs on Vancouver Island rally against potential fish farm renewals – APTN News
  6. First Nations chiefs pressure feds to not renew B.C. salmon farm licences – North Shore News
  7. B.C. First Nations to possess same authority as park rangers for first time ever – Coast Reporter
  8. Glyphosate spraying in N.B. akin to ‘eco-genocide,’ Indigenous communities say – National Observer
  9. ‘Our conservation backup plan’: new Indigenous seed collection program begins in Maritimes – CBC News

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

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