IndigeNews: Nov. 1 – 7, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Keptekewiku’s
(well-ee geb-deg-gay-wee-goos)

Meaning: “Happy November!”


In the News

  1. Living full circle: with Jenene Wooldridge – CTV News
  2. Scotchfort haunted house leads to 5 truckloads of food donations – CBC News
  3. If flags are to be raised, something more needs to be done, says AFN – CBC News
  4. ‘Children matter’: Organizations call for a national inquiry into the Sixties Scoop – CTV News
  5. Assembly of First Nations says raise Canada flag alongside Every Child Matters flag – Turtle Island News
  6. Flags on federal buildings now flying at full-mast, will be lowered again to honour veterans – CBC News
  7. Can 5 weeks of talks settle a 14-year battle over child welfare? Here’s what has to happen – APTN News
  8. Residential school compensation must be paid before any papal visit, say survivors, advocates – CBC News
  9. ‘Canada must own up’: Manitoba First Nations leaders call for national inquiry into Sixties Scoop – CBC News
  10. Eskasoni’s chief says new Nova Scotia legislation will protect Mi’kmaw language for generations – SaltWire Network
  11. For thousands of Indigenous soldiers who fought for Canada, war was an escape from the grim realities of life at home – Ottawa Citizen
  12. Wowkwis, mascot for 2023 Canada Winter Games in P.E.I., makes first appearance for Gulf Shore Consolidated students – SaltWire Network
  13. The Government of Canada opens annual call for proposals to support the Nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Canada – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Treaty 8 rejects provincial police service contemplated by Alberta – CTV News
  2. Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia reopens after barricades removed – CBC News
  3. Ontario set to release death records of 1,800 Indigenous children – Global News
  4. Kluane Adamek acclaimed for second term as AFN Yukon regional chief – CBC News
  5. More than half of charges related to Land Back Lane occupation withdrawn – CBC News
  6. PM discussing raising flags ahead of Remembrance Day with Indigenous people – CTV News
  7. Blackstock reports little progress after first day of negotiations on child compensation – CTV News
  8. Canadian flags on federal buildings to be raised next week: government source – Montreal Gazette
  9. As Hamilton considers expansion, First Nations experts watch how consultation unfolds – CBC News
  10. Miller ‘dumbfounded’ appeal dropped over Catholic Church’s residential school payments – CBC News
  11. Indigenous families disproportionately affected by ‘birth alerts’; B.C. lawsuit seeks damages – CTV News
  12. Assembly of First Nations calls on government to raise Canadian flags on government buildings – CBC News
  13. Manitoba Métis Federation taking province to court over ‘unconstitutional’ moose-hunting ban – CBC News
  14. Ontario NDP demands removal of Indigenous Affairs minister over residential school settlement – CBC News
  15. How the Blueberry ruling in B.C. is a gamechanger for the Site C dam, extractive industries and Indigenous Rights – The Narwhal
  16. A vote for Canada or Indigenous Nationhood? The complexities of First Nations, Métis and Inuit participation in Canadian politics – The Conversation

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous art market helps artists who struggled during pandemic – CBC News
  2. Workshops help Epekwitk Indigenous artisans prepare for upcoming markets – CBC News
  3. Ontario activists urge regional council to invest in local Indigenous community hub – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Eskasoni elders fight to save building planned for demolition – SaltWire Network
  3. Annual initiative to teach people about treaties in Ontario underway – APTN News
  4. ‘It’s part of our culture’: Educating Germans about the Inuit seal harvest – APTN News
  5. Exhibit representing residential school survivors to be digitized at CMHR – APTN News
  6. ‘Unacceptable’: Quebec First Nation frustrated by latest identity fraud allegation – CBC News
  7. Archeology crew hopes to inspire more Mi’kmaw youth to connect with their culture – CBC News
  8. Canadian Medical Association’s first Indigenous president preparing to make change – CBC News
  9. Coalition calling on province to hire hundreds more Indigenous teachers in Winnipeg – CTV News
  10. Free menstrual products coming to on reserve schools: Indigenous Services minister – Turtle Island News
  11. Health scientist Carrie Bourassa on immediate leave after scrutiny of her claim she’s Indigenous – CBC News
  12. Investigate faculty suspected of false Indigenous ancestry claims, group says following Bourassa revelations – CBC News
  13. Manitoba still apprehending First Nations newborns despite ending birth alerts last year: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs – Turtle Island News
  14. ‘They’re on land that is Indigenous and they probably don’t even know’: Company brings teen on board to mount education campaign – CTV News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Indigenous leaders weigh the benefits of attending COP26 – CBC News
  2. Mining natural resources and the need for consent put InFocus – APTN News
  3. New wind farm generates money and hope for Neqotkuk First Nation – CBC News
  4. Ontario’s most northern First Nation goes green with their first solar project – CBC News
  5. Pacheedaht First Nation on Vancouver Island crafts first dugout canoe in 50 years – CBC News
  6. BCAFN calls out the UN for ignoring Indigenous rights and knowledge – My Prince George Now
  7. Parks Canada, Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative working together on future archeology projects – CBC News
  8. Three Indigenous delegates talk COP26 and what’s missing in Canada’s climate efforts – The Narwhal
  9. 30 days is ‘ludicrous’ timeframe for First Nations to decide on old-growth logging deferral, chiefs say – CBC News
  10. B.C. First Nation chief renews call for ‘super tug’ emergency vessel as debris cleanup continues – Vancouver Island
  11. Wet’suwet’en members prepare for winter, plan to stay until Coastal GasLink work halted permanently – CBC News
  12. Inuit leaders bring unified voice to COP26 from the frontlines of climate change – CBC Listen: Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild

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

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