IndigeNews: Nov. 15 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wenmajita’sit

Meaning: “s/he is mourning”


In the News

  1. N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 40 new cases, outbreaks grow in First Nations – CBC News
  2. First Nations leaders call on B.C. to declare indefinite state of emergency – Global news
  3. Source of pride: Construction of new Abegweit daycare nearing completion – CBC News
  4. New exhibit Ta’n Me’j Tel-Keknuo’ltiek opens at Maritime Museum in Halifax – APTN News
  5. How the legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples lives on, 25 years later – CBC News
  6. Minister reaffirms DFO’s authority to regulate Mi’kmaw fishery during Atlantic Canada visit – CBC News
  7. Dalhousie’s nursing school expands prioritized seats for Mi’kmaw, African Nova Scotian students – Global News
  8. Land defenders arrested on Wet’suwet’en territory as RCMP enforces Coastal GasLink injunction – The Narwhal
  9. Ford government slammed for withholding vital air pollution data from Aamjiwnaang First Nation – Global News
  10. ‘Like living in a bad dream:’ Kelly Sark remembers brother, Jamie, while investigation into death continues in P.E.I. – SaltWire Network
  11. Acadia First Nation joining Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations in fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Politics & Law

  1. MMF sets up ‘new government’ for Red River Métis – APTN News
  2. Canada Puts Off UN Request for Indigenous Rights Update – The Tyee
  3. Nunavut Inuit organization plans to seek self-government – CBC News
  4. BC introduces legislation to uphold Indigenous rights – BC Government News
  5. Siksika Nation to vote on massive land claim reparations deal with feds – CTV News
  6. Grassy Narrows takes Ontario to court for issuing mining exploration permits – CBC News
  7. New BC bills welcomed, but UNDRIP implementation moving at a snail’s pace – Toronto Star
  8. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation members re-elect Rosanne Casimir as chief – CBC News
  9. Grassy Narrows suing Ontario for handing out ‘exploratory permits’ on treaty territory – APTN News
  10. ‘Unprecedented’: 5 Indigenous lawyers elected to B.C. Law Society leadership in major victory – CBC News
  11. Descendants of dissolved Edmonton-area First Nations continue to struggle to regain treaty rights – CBC News
  12. RCMP leaders say system undermines their efforts to improve policing in Indigenous communities – Vancouver Sun
  13. First Nations woman in the Yukon taking residency requirement challenge to Supreme Court of Canada – APTN News
  14. 30 years after Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, too little done to protect Indigenous women and girls, critics say – CBC News
  15. Indigenous group launches legal action over Ford government’s use of MZO to fast-track development – Toronto Star
  16. As Saskatoon explores UNDRIP implementation, Indigenous voices want more from federal and provincial leaders – CBC News
  17. Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021 – Assembly of First

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Canada Post to pilot community hub in Membertou – SaltWire Network
  2. $2M for services to help Indigenous job seekers in Saskatchewan – Global News
  3. Youth mentoring program looking for Indigenous business mentors – SaltWire Network
  4. Windsor shop meets demand of ‘amazing resurgence’ in Indigenous beading – CBC News
  5. Indigenous-led Health Charity Celebrates Campaign Success on National Philanthropy Day – NationTalk
  6. First Nations Leadership Council calls for more government support amid compounding crises – Global News
  7. Funding available to preserve the diversity and richness of Indigenous heritage – Library and Archives Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Justice denied – CBC News
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Indigenous led project to house homeless people torched in London – APTN News
  4. Referendum process set to decide on Yukon First Nations school board – CBC News
  5. Is the bus alive? Depends where you are: A brief primer on the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  6. DANIEL N. PAUL: Media notorious for airing wild views on Indigenous issues – SaltWire Network
  7. Researcher developing online tool to help find missing Indigenous tuberculosis patients – CBC News
  8. Many Indigenous languages are endangered and it’s Ronald Ignace’s job to change that – APTN News
  9. First Nations University of Canada looking to hold national dialogue on Indigenous identity – CTV News
  10. Falsifying Indigenous identity a centuries-long issue, says First Nations University president – CBC News
  11. Beaded Tie campaign brings awareness of missing and murdered indigenous men and boys – Portage Online
  12. Indigenous teen speaks out after being forced to isolate ‘like a criminal’ at Batshaw youth centre – CBC News
  13. This is the most serious it’s ever been’: First Nations chiefs in Yukon concerned over COVID-19 spike – APTN News
  14. New advisor at Cape Breton University part of reconciliation and decolonization across Canada – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Gidimt’en evict Coastal GasLink from Wet’suwet’en territory – APTN News
  2. B.C. returns land parcel on Sunshine Coast to shíshálh First Nation – CTV News
  3. Extreme flooding causes evacuation orders for First Nations in B.C. – APTN News
  4. B.C. floods: Sumas First Nation remembers the injustice of its ‘lost lake’ – Global News
  5. Indigenous people ’embarrassingly’ absent from N.W.T. COP26 delegation – CBC News
  6. ‘The land is speaking to us, and we need to listen,’ says UBCIC grand chief – APTN News
  7. Training program offers Indigenous students a pathway to the tech sector – Times Colonist
  8. Sumas First Nation chief reflects on ‘disaster’ B.C. flooding where lake used to be – Global News
  9. B.C. indigenous group orders workers off site of disputed Coastal GasLink pipeline – Global News
  10. Government unable to answer for secrecy around First Nation air pollution documents – Global News
  11. Cancer-causing air pollution forecast at 44 times annual level in Ont. First Nation, docs show – Global News
  12. First Nations group says concerns over Cooke salmon farm expansion ‘pushed aside and ignored’ – IntraFish

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

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