IndigeNews: Nov. 15 – 20, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: November (frost month)

In the News

  1. Human rights tribunal rejects $40 billion child welfare deal – Turtle Island News
  2. Lennox Island First Nation to celebrate new fire hall with open house – CBC News
  3. Tom Jackson, Ovide Mercredi selected for Order of Canada honours – APTN News
  4. Emma Morrison is the first Indigenous woman to win Miss World Canada – CBC News
  5. Ottawa sets aside $3B for out-of-court settlements with Indigenous people – CBC News
  6. Nature Conservancy of Canada to purchase Oulton’s Island off western P.E.I. – SaltWire Network
  7. AFN hasn’t ruled out court challenge to tribunal’s child welfare decision, regional chief says – CBC News
  8. Sentencing hearing held for Lennox Island, P.E.I. man who pleaded guilty in Jamie Sark’s death – CBC News
  9. Atlantic First Nations Water Authority signs deal to take over water services in 17 First Nations – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Métis MPs take time to reflect on Louis Riel Day – APTN News
  2. Alberta First Nations leaders stand against premier’s sovereignty act – Global News
  3. Treaty chiefs oppose proposed sovereignty act, say it infringes on rights – CBC News
  4. Alberta Métis week capped off with celebration about new constitution – APTN News
  5. Alberta chief critical of Premier Danielle Smith’s claim of Indigenous roots – Global News
  6. Treaty chiefs in Alberta reject United Conservatives’ proposed sovereignty act – APTN News
  7. 25 years after the Delgamuukw case, the fight for land is more contentious than ever – CBC News
  8. AFN hasn’t ruled out court challenge to tribunal’s child welfare decision, regional chief says – CBC News
  9. ‘We’re put first again’: Why swearing in a new B.C. premier on Musqueam territory matters – CBC News
  10. ‘There’s a lot to talk about:’ Indigenous gathering to discuss Cannabis Act in Vernon, B.C. – Global News
  11. Constitution vote would allow Alberta Métis to self-govern; opponents feel under-consulted – Global News
  12. Legal advocacy group for First Nations people granted intervener status in Supreme Court case – CBC News
  13. Proposed updates to child welfare legislation would require preservation of Indigenous identity – CBC News
  14. Hajdu accepts conclusions of AG report on First Nations emergency management – Thunder Bay News Watch
  15. Lessons from Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin’s appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada – Canadian Lawyer
  16. Feds, Assembly of First Nations move forward on reforming process to resolve historical grievances – CBC News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous-led tourism initiatives get support – The Brantford Expositor
  2. Ottawa says No to expansion of Mary River mine in Nunavut – APTN News
  3. Northern Affairs minister says no to Baffinland mine expansion – CBC News
  4. Hydro One strikes powerline partnership with First Nation – Northern Ontario Business
  5. First Nation strikes benefits deal with Marathon mine builder – Northern Ontario Business
  6. Sharing success: Indigenous entrepreneurs open trading post in North Bay, Ont. – CBC News
  7. Matawa chiefs push back against U.S. military agenda in the Ring of Fire – Northern Ontario Business
  8. Memes, products spring up after ‘Indigenous Creatures’ comment by ABC news anchor – APTN News
  9. Mining company in Nunavut warns of ‘significant implications’ of not approving expansion – APTN News
  10. New certification to focus on large infrastructure projects in Indigenous communities – Anishinabek News
  11. Kahkewistahaw First Nation says Mosaic has shirked duty to consult while operating potash mines in Sask. – CBC News
  12. Saskatchewan First Nation accuses U.S. miner of extracting potash without providing ‘benefit’ to community – Financial Post
  13. Indigenous Relations’ mandate letter heavy on economic strategy, but minister says it’s all about reconciliation – Windspeaker

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Nuxalk carve totem poles to resist potential gold mines – APTN News
  2. How Indigenous institutes are reclaiming education – Maclean’s Education
  3. Inmate hunger strike highlights problems facing Indigenous people in prison – Global News
  4. Mi’kmaw artist raises nearly $10K to bring art program to Shubenacadie classrooms – CBC News
  5. Manitoba First Nations leaders call on government assistance for God’s Lake meth crisis – Global News
  6. Co-author of status card report says First Nations people experiencing ‘micro-aggressions’ – APTN News
  7. Racism and discrimination are almost universal when showing status card, new report says – APTN News
  8. Manitoba looks to change Vital Statistics Act to accept traditional Indigenous names with new law – CBC News
  9. Panel to hear stories about gender-based discrimination to determine if AFN has systemic issues – Windspeaker

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Bison to once again roam lands around Batoche, Sask., after deal inked – CBC News
  2. Six Nations not included in First Nations drinking water settlement – Two Row Times
  3. EverWind pens MOU with Potlotek Development for green projects – SaltWire Network
  4. Climate Changed: Limited transportation infrastructure facing threats in the North – APTN News
  5. Indigenous entrepreneurs are using drones and aerospace tech to decolonize the sky – CBC Radio
  6. To Fight Climate Change, Canada Turns to Indigenous People to Save Its Forests – New York Times
  7. Indigenous Services Canada failing First Nations in response to wildfires, floods: AG – Coast Reporter
  8. Indigenous people an ‘afterthought’ as world leaders gather to confront climate change -Vancouver Sun
  9. Indigenous guardian program brings hope, sovereignty to Manitoba’s last undammed river – The Narwhal
  10. First Nation in BC partners with university researchers to develop biodegradable packing foam – Windspeaker
  11. Canada spends more on responding to climate emergencies in First Nations than preventing them, auditor general says – National Observer

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

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