IndigeNews: May 9 – 15, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: s/he is fishing

In the News

  1. Canadian bishops officially announce Pope’s trip to Canada – APTN News
  2. New ferry in Cape Breton named after former Mi’kmaw grand chief – CTV News
  3. Lennox Island, DFO reach ‘interim understanding’ on lobster treaty fishery – CBC News
  4. DFO ‘showed some leadership’ on P.E.I. Indigenous fishery solution, says chief – CBC News
  5. Renaming Confederation Bridge could play ‘role in reconciliation,’ says federal minister – CBC News
  6. UN committee calls for investigation of RCMP on Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en territories – APTN News
  7. UN committee issues 3rd rebuke to B.C. and Canada over policing of Indigenous land defenders – CBC News
  8.  Island First Nation has ‘interim agreement’ with regards to moderate livelihood fishery – Island Morning with Mitch Cormier

Politics & Law

  1. Minister Bloyce Thompson apologizes to Jason Sark – The Eastern Graphic
  2. Alberta Appeal Court says federal environmental impact law not OK – APTN News
  3. Bill 96 will never apply in our community, Kahnawake leaders say – Montreal Gazette
  4. Indigenous leaders meet with Quebec lawmakers over Bill 96 concerns – Global News
  5. UN committee condemns Canada over alleged human rights violations – National Observer
  6. Quebec’s language reform ‘disregards’ Indigenous communities, leaders say – Global News
  7. First Nations leaders say Quebec has ignored their pleas to be exempt from Bill 96 – CBC News
  8. Lennox Island second Mi’kmaw nation to launch self-regulated treaty lobster fishery – APTN News
  9. NDP MP calls on Trudeau government to appoint royal commission on racism in policing – APTN News
  10. ‘Shame on Canada’: Jeers heard in court as Burnaby pipeline protester sentenced – Prince George Citizen
  11. Indigenous women face higher rates of systemic discrimination, violence by RCMP, says report – CBC News
  12. First Nation justice council in B.C. hopes province adopts committee’s recommendations on police reform – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Manitoba Métis-controlled company boots Métis National Council from Ottawa headquarters – APTN News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Fans of hockey? Eskasoni ‘breathes and lives’ it – CBC News
  2. The Doctrine of Discovery: Its effects are still being felt, but only the Pope can rescind it – CBC News
  3. N.B. Maliseet artist creates animated show to correct misconceptions of Indigenous culture – CTV News
  4. Dalhousie and Cape Breton University to pilot undergraduate medical education partnership – Dal News
  5. Cape Breton University to confer four honourary degrees during spring convocations – SaltWire Network
  6. ‘I know that she’s proud of me’: Mi’kmaw fiddler wins 2 ECMAs, keeping promise to ailing mother – CTV News
  7. ‘Sometimes it’s not about being more resilient’: How mothers are managing during challenging times – CTV News
  8. ‘We’re ready’: Potlotek prepares to welcome thousands for upcoming Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games – SaltWire Network
  9. Community first: Dal researchers work with African Nova Soctian and Mi’kmaq communities to get it right from the start – Dal News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. An ‘unsuitable’ climate threatens Mi’kmaw community – CBC News
  2. This First Nation was swindled out of its land — and into a flood zone – CBC News
  3. Nunavut Impact Review Board rejects proposed Baffinland expansion – CBC News
  4. Stratford’s ‘real gem’ of a waterfront park one step closer to completion – CBC News
  5. Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission opens public hearings in Saint John – CBC News
  6. New Cape Breton Campground Honours Acadian And Mi’kmaq Ties – National Parks Traveler
  7. Nunavut hunters urge Baffinland mine to stop icebreaking, citing narwhal decline – CBC News
  8. No ring dike, but why? How Peguis First Nation still has no permanent flood protection – CBC News
  9. Inuit hunters fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline – APTN News
  10. Nunavut Impact Review Board advises federal cabinet turn down Nunavut mine expansion – APTN News
  11. Groundbreaking deal with northern telecommunications provider creates new economic opportunities for First Nations in Yukon – APTN News

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

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