IndigeNews: Nov. 16 – 22, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “I understand!”

In the News

  1. 2020 Assembly of First Nations 41st Annual General Meeting – Nation Talk
  2. Video: The history of the Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in the Atlantic region – CBC News
  3. Mi’kmaw artist drawing on heritage for Indigenous Marvel superheroes – CBC News
  4. How did it get to this? A recent timeline of Indigenous lobster-fishing rights – The Coast
  5. Video: Mi’kmaw chiefs say DFO only looking out for non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News
  6. Mi’kmaq chief calls on DFO to ensure safe launch of moderate livelihood fishery – CBC News
  7. Canadian military team assessing COVID-19 outbreak in Opaskwayak Cree Nation – CTV News
  8. Ottawa has spent $3.2M fighting St. Anne’s residential school survivors in court since 2013 – CBC News
  9. RCMP could mend ties with Mi’kmaq by reopening bid for N.S. 911 centre, national chief says – CBC News
  10. Call for monuments to residential-school survivors to be built in capital cities across Canada – National Post
  11. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  12. Introducing Joyce’s Principle – Atikamekw present Joyce’s Principle to the governments of Québec and Canada – Nation Talk

Politics & Law

  1. Sinclair outlines path to reconciliation – Northern News
  2. Membertou elects youth chief and council – Cape Breton Post
  3. Decolonizing Justice: Case Comment on R. v. Turtle – First Peoples Law
  4. What could implementing UNDRIP look like in the NWT? – Cabin Radio
  5. U of O Indigenous law students mark new era of self-government – CBC News
  6. Fisheries minister says she hasn’t read Marshall decisions in full – The Guardian
  7. Feds need better data on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Miller – CTV News
  8. Enoch Cree Nation Settles $91-Million Claim Over Federal Bombing Range – Huff Post
  9. Indigenous communities in Canada have already mastered non-police intervention – Mic
  10. DFO’s Jordan defends government’s actions during violence over Mi’kmaw fishery – APTN News
  11. Indigenous services minister overrules senior bureaucrat on Neskantaga water probe – CBC News
  12. Proposed changes to Broadcasting Act have Indigenous producers cautiously optimistic – CBC News
  13. Civilian review of RCMP handling of Elsipogtog resistance ‘doesn’t go far enough’ says prof – APTN News
  14. New roundtable will host ‘nation-to-nation’ talks between Quebec and Assembly of First Nations – CTV News
  15. Manitoba staying true to ‘colonial context’ by denying Indigenous children legal recourse – Turtle Island News
  16. Court operations committee releases guidance addressing issues of Indigenous peoples amid COVID-19 – Canadian Lawyer
  17. Government of Canada supports restorative justice initiatives across the country, including those supporting Indigenous communities and youth – Government of Canada
  18. National Chief Bulletin – Update on federal engagement for a Bill to advance implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Assembly of First Nations

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Nunavik hydro project secures $92-million loan – Nunatsiaq News
  2. Program aims to give Indigenous people a shot at shipbuilding – Halifax Today
  3. Wolastoqey Demand Legislators Force Action from Higgs Government – Nation Talk
  4. Seafood buyers say DFO doesn’t let them buy moderate livelihood catch – CBC News
  5. Canadian indigenous group to invest up to C$1 billion in Keystone oil pipeline – Reuters
  6. Canada Post introduces Indigenous and Northern Reconciliation Strategy – Canada Post
  7. Winning design for $130M Art Gallery of Nova Scotia pays homage to Mi’kmaq – CBC News
  8. Video: Newly formed Skoden Entertainment lands Disney Channel in new deal – APTN News
  9. Millbrook still waiting to hear about RCMP communications centre review – The Chronicle Herald
  10. Video: Indigenous communities in Sask., Alberta to receive $120M for coronavirus fight – Global News
  11. Sipekne’katik First Nation secures sale for 45K kg of lobster caught by moderate livelihood fishers – Q107
  12. Video: New pilot project offers 360-degree video tours to boost Indigenous tourism in Ontario – CTV News
  13. Turtle Island Edmonton initiative aims to make businesses safer spaces for Indigenous youth – The Gateway
  14. Canada’s Indigenous Partnerships Are New Take On Funding Oil And Gas Infrastructure – Investable Universe
  15. ICYMI: Ontario’s first Indigenous-owned winery starts production, provincial COVID-19 measures intensify, and more – Eat North

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Eskasoni twins start podcast – Cape Breton Post
  2. Time for Ottawa to exonerate Riel – Winnipeg Free Press
  3. Sabrina Muise works with youth to preserve Mi’kmaq culture – The Telegram
  4. Up-and-coming Canadian Indigenous creatives you should know – The Varsity
  5. National group of sharing circles thriving online during pandemic – APTN News
  6. Marvel picks Edmonton comic book illustrator for Indigenous issue – CBC News
  7.  How Quebec’s Minowé clinic is improving Indigenous access to health care – CBC News
  8. Mi’kmaw writer says it’s about time Halifax get rid of ‘Micmac’ on street signs – CBC Radio
  9. Video: Help coming to pandemic-hit First Nations as the number of cases grows – APTN News
  10. U of M studying tooth decay health gap in Manitoba First Nation communities – Winnipeg Sun
  11. Changes made in Ontario Marriage Act to recognize Indigenous marriage ceremonies – APTN News
  12. Bennett’s striking Tepkik wins Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Masterworks Award – The Guardian
  13. Video: Mi’kmaw elder left speechless as KPMB chosen for new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia design – Global News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Mi’kmaw First Nation releases catch numbers from lobster fishery – CBC News
  2. Indigenous-owned solar farm opens in remote northern Alberta community – CBC News
  3. Indigenous communities bracing for climate change with help from Laurentian – SooToday
  4. Majority of Manitobans support establishing Indigenous Protected Areas: Probe poll – Winnipeg Sun
  5. ‘Mining at any cost’: Yukoners say territory needs major mineral development overhaul – The Narwhal
  6. [Op-Ed] BC First Nations in Forestry: What Does Commitment Mean? – BC First Nations Forestry Council
  7. How an Indigenous land-based learning approach to STEM could help students across Canada – The Star
  8. ‘We’re not animals’: Frustrations mount for Neskantaga First Nation as water crisis drags on – CTV News
  9. Video: Quebec initiates first round of negotiations with Algonquin Nation over moose hunting – APTN News
  10. Educator hopes incorporating traditional knowledge will draw more Indigenous students to STEM – CBC News
  11. Highway 101 shut down as Avon River causeway protesters urge action to allow free fish passage – SaltWire Network
  12. Canada gives $1.4 million to support Nunavik Inuit’s management of Arqvilliit Indigenous Protected Area – The Narwhal
  13. ‘Put away your power saws’: First Nations leaders, conservationists have a new plan to protect old-growth – The Narwhal
  14. Canada’s first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia – Government of Canada

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

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