IndigeNews: Nov 2 – 8, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Muualu’ki’k Sma’knisk Wejia’tu Matnttmkl

Meaning: Let us remember the soldiers who came from war

In the News

  1. Indigenous soldiers wore the uniform – Western Producer
  2. Banners commemorate veterans of Eskasoni First Nation – CTV News
  3. Cape Breton First Nation to pursue land claim for nearby village – CBC News
  4. Mi’kmaq solidarity group rallies in front of Clearwater Market – Global News
  5. 3rd Mi’kmaw community launches moderate livelihood fishery in N.S. – CBC News
  6. Mi’kmaw chief wants RCMP Commissioner gone, treaties honoured – APTN News
  7. Indigenous moderate livelihood lobster fishery expands in Nova Scotia – CBC News
  8. VIDEO: Pictou Landing First Nation to launch moderate livelihood fishery – Global News
  9. National coalition calls for exoneration of Manitoba Métis leader Louis Riel – Global News
  10. ‘We need action now,’ says advocate for an Indigenous health centre in Montreal – CBC News
  11. Island football coach wins national Indigenous award for work on and off the field – CBC News
  12. DFO’s ‘take it or leave it’ approach to fishing rights needs to change say Mi’kmaw leaders – APTN News
  13. Power at their fingertips: Indigenous people turn to social media to expose injustice – The Globe and Mail
  14. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities  – Government of Canada
  15. The Government of Canada opens fourth Call for Proposal to support the Nation Rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Canada – Government of Canada

Politics & Law

  1. Williams Lake RCMP named in lawsuit after 2016 arrest – APTN News
  2. NWT strikes committee to scrutinize land claims, UN declaration – Cabin Radio
  3. Montreal launches reconciliation strategy with First Nations – Montreal Gazette
  4. GNWT to introduce departmental Indigenous employment targets – Cabin Radio
  5. Hundreds of women notified of class-action suit against Samson Cree – CBC News
  6. The ‘Decolonization Bootcamp’ Uniting Cities and Indigenous Reserves – The Tyee
  7. Fort Liard First Nation member sues chief and council over election delays – CBC News
  8. ‘A real advantage for citizens’: 5 things to know about Kwanlin Dün’s new Lands Act – CBC News
  9. VIDEO: Mi’kmaw lawyer Naiomi Metallic on moderate livelihood fishery in Nova Scotia – APTN News
  10. RCMP commissioner Lucki says changes in recruitment will help ease problems in force – APTN News
  11. Statement from the CBA president on fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia – The Canadian Bar Association
  12. Indigenous policing recognized in Alberta, but need a steady budget to make a real difference – APTN News
  13. Indigenous Court to offer alternative sentencing options for northern Vancouver Island – Surrey Now-Leader
  14. SCO grand chief calls on province, feds to commit and fast-track First Nations COVID-19 response funding – CBC News
  15. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs challenges the province of Manitoba’s attempt to take away the rights of First Nations children – Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Quebec invests $15 million to improve care for Indigenous patients – National Observer
  2. TD grants $450,000 to Capilano University’s Indigenous Digital Accelerator – Capilano Courier
  3. Ryerson’s new fashion program for Indigenous entrepreneurs is up and running – The Eyeopener
  4. Economic recovery during pandemic slower for Indigenous people: Statistics Canada – CTV News
  5. Quebec invests $15 million to improve cultural security of Indigenous patients – Turtle Island News
  6. Why This Mi’kmaw Entrepreneur Is Promoting Cultural Diversity Through His Clothing Brand – Huddle
  7. Southwestern First Nations see new funding to address critical needs during pandemic – Anishinabek News
  8. Answering the Call: How RBC is Embarking on a New Learning Journey Of Indigenous History – Royal Bank of Canada
  9. First Nations leaders ask Manitoba Hydro to shut down Keeyask until COVID-19 outbreak is contained – Thompson Citizen
  10. Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada Successfully Delivers Industry-saving Funding to Indigenous Tourism Businesses – Cision
  11. Government of Canada provides funding for Anishinabek Nation Circle Process to Support Child and Youth Well-Being – Government of Canada
  12. Government of Canada announces agreement with the Government of the Northwest Territories to support essential air access to remote communities – Cision

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Mi’kmaw soccer players hope to inspire – Journal Pioneer
  2. NWT launches Indigenous languages curriculum – Cabin Radio
  3. What #JusticeforJoyce should mean for policy-makers – Policy Options
  4. NSCC grads hope to better teach Mi’kmaw children about identity – CBC News
  5. First Nations alliance forming against DFO herring fishery plans – Vancouver Sun
  6. First Nation Technical Institute receives delivery of 2 Cessna 172S Skyhawks – Skies Magazine
  7. Indigenous trailblazer in the music industry talks Juno award and virtual COVID-19 concerts – CTV News
  8. N.W.T dentists frustrated with gov’t as regulations prevent them from going to communities – CBC News
  9. Indigenous crisis teams to replace police on mental health checks in Scarborough pilot project – CBC News
  10. Leaked Alberta school curriculum in urgent need of guidance from Indigenous wisdom teachings – The Conversation
  11. Sask. man working on project for Disney wants to redefine how TV and movies portray Indigenous people – CBC News
  12. Amid Manitoba’s COVID-19 surge, First Nations response team leads fight in hard-hit Indigenous communities – CBC Radio
  13. Indigenous Peoples must have an active role in developing culturally safe health policies and programs that will remake an inherently racist system – Policy Options

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Trans Mountain report on Coldwater aquifer heading to regulatory hearing – CBC News
  2. Climate change in `triple overtime’ in the north, says regional chief – The Turtle Island News
  3. Caribou conservation deal between Alberta, federal government not enough First Nations say – APTN News
  4. B.C. Indigenous fishermen say racist reactions to Mi’kmaq lobster fishery echo similar racism in 1992 – CBC News
  5. Canada partnering with Indigenous coastal communities to enhance marine safety in British Columbia – Mirage News
  6. Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chiefs stand with Gold River-area First Nation in road use battle with logging company – Campbell River Mirror
  7. Indigenous participation is important to the Canadian wind energy industry, with over 35 communities already benefitting from wind projects – Todayville Red Deer
  8. Government of Canada Invests in Leading-Edge Technology to Improve On-Ice Transportation Safety and Data Collection of Sea Ice Conditions in Inuit Nunangat – Cision
  9. FNLC Fully Supports Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation’s Road Restrictions in Response to Decades of Exploitation by Western Forest Products – Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

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

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