IndigeNews: Nov. 22 – 28, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

E’tasiw Mijua’ji’j Mekite’tasit

Meaning: “Every Child Matters”

In the News

  1. Wolastoqey chiefs will not participate in systemic-racism inquiry – CBC News
  2. Governor General centres ‘lifelong journey’ of reconciliation in throne speech – CTV News
  3. Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw chiefs call on retailers to honour tax exemptions – SaltWire Network
  4. AFN announces the names of the delegates that will meet with Pope Francis – Toronto Star
  5. Tribal councils lobbying Ottawa to change Indian Day School rules for survivors – APTN News
  6. P.E.I. hockey team dons new ‘Every Child Matters’ jersey during Lennox Island visit – CBC News
  7. Mi’kmaw photographer Patricia Bourque featured at Indigenous Artisan Christmas Market – CBC News
  8. Maritime Junior Hockey League launches new jerseys to honour Indigenous communities – Global News
  9. ‘This land belongs to the Mi’kmaq people’: Historic land transfer on Nova Scotia’s south shore – CTV News
  10. Maritime hockey league to wear special jerseys to raise awareness of Indigenous reconciliation – CBC News
  11. CN’s New Indigenous Advisory Council Holds Inaugural Meeting and Announces Members – Globe Newswire
  12. Moderate livelihood to be conducted during established seasons, says federal fisheries minister – SaltWire Network
  13. RCMP arrest journalists, matriarchs and land defenders following Gidimt’en eviction of Coastal GasLink – The Narwhal
  14. Papal apology to residential school survivors not on agenda for next month’s trip to Vatican delegate says – APTN News

Politics & Law 

  1. Leaders say time is now for government to act on Indigenous priorities – APTN News
  2. Indigenous leaders denounce Quebec premier as ‘paternalistic,’ ‘arrogant’ – CBC News
  3. Treaty Six First Nations organization sues AFN regional chief Marlene Poitras – CBC News
  4. Liberals repledge familiar promises on reconciliation in 2021 throne speech – APTN News
  5. Neskantaga Taking Ontario to Court over Ring of Fire Consultation Process – Net Newsledger
  6. First Nations raise concerns about new policy on addressing historical grievances – CBC News
  7. Changes to Indigenous children adoptions coming, as N.L. legislature passes Bill 39 – CBC News
  8. Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada to pursue greater Indigenous collaboration: Mahuta – Voxy
  9. Preserving Indigenous languages, promoting French priorities for new languages minister – CBC News
  10. Investigations into police-involved shootings not transparent enough, Murray Sinclair says – CBC News
  11. Q&A: How the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy came to be – CBC News
  12. Change called for in Aboriginal Justice Inquiry ‘not going to occur in my lifetime’: Murray Sinclair – CBC News
  13. The Honourable Harry S. LaForme: The over-representation of Indigenous people in prison – First Peoples Law
  14. Crown-Indigenous relations minister ‘very concerned’ B.C. pipeline protest will spread across Canada – Toronto Star
  15. There’s deep frustration between rhetoric and reality of reconciliation, says Indigenous lawyer Bruce McIvor – CBC Radio
  16. BC RCMP Says It Deployed Snipers and Assault Teams Against Unarmed Indigenous Land Defenders Because It Was ‘More Practicable’ – Press Progress

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Canada Post to pilot community hub in Membertou – SaltWire Network
  2. Smudge The Blades: Hockey gear with a First Nations twist – APTN News
  3. Sportswear line bring Indigenous humour, culture to the hockey rink – CTV News
  4. ‘For the greater good:’ Indigenous financial advisor works to empower others – CBC News
  5. Why, after 6 years, the N.W.T. gov’t still hasn’t sold its tungsten mining project – CBC News
  6. ‘Far from bankrupt’: Catholic order that ran 48 residential schools faces criticism – CBC News
  7. 98 per cent of child and youth receiving care in N.W.T. are Indigenous, report says – CBC News
  8. ‘A true revolution’: Grand Circle to bring Indigenous Nations into Quebec economy – CTV News
  9. Cape Breton First Nation community to vote on sale of cannabis in community – SaltWire Network
  10. Indigenous leaders can upgrade business skills through new HEC Montréal school – Montreal Gazette
  11. Indigenous artists working with companies like Instagram, Purolator say representation is important – CBC News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Conne River sets a massive goal: Restoring the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News
  2. These Indigenous artists are working to keep traditional tattooing alive – CBC News
  3. COVID-19 vaccinations dominate discussion on first day of Parliament – APTN News
  4. N.S. arts award to support legacy of late Mi’kmaw activist Nora Bernard – CBC News
  5. University of Victoria’s Indigenous governance program resumes with new faculty – CBC News
  6. Inuvialuit child service law to replace ‘sterile colonialist’ system with cultural continuity – CBC News
  7. Stephenville Crossing woman devotes each fall to turning moosehides into hand drums – CBC News
  8. Universities should publicly apologize for perpetuating Indigenous identity fraud: chief – APTN News
  9. Alberta man explains what’s behind Indigenous-inspired Team Canada curling uniforms – Global News
  10. Ahousaht First Nation begins research project on two former Indian Residential Schools – Westerly News
  11. Record number of children died while receiving child services in Alberta according to new report – APTN News
  12. Potlotek First Nation to host Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games after two cancellations – SaltWire Network
  13. Mi’kmaq filmmaker Catherine Martin wins Portia White Prize, as artists honoured with Creative Nova Scotia Awards – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Six safety and survival tips from Mi’kmaw survival expert Sakej Ward – APTN News
  2. Nuclear industry pitching small modular nuclear reactors for the north – APTN News
  3. N.B. trail makes National Geographic list of world’s best adventure destinations – CBC News
  4. First Nations in B.C. hit by flooding preparing for the next round of bad weather – APTN News
  5. Nova Scotians defeat billionaire developers who tried to swoop in on park – National Observer
  6. B.C. officials should have issued warning about weather, says First Nations leader – Global News
  7. 33 Indigenous-led experiences to add to your Canadian bucket list – Canadian Geographic Travel
  8. Iqaluit city council says it will take $180 million to fix the city’s water problems long term – APTN News
  9. Indigenous communities hit hard by B.C. floods say they received no warning, are getting little help – CBC News
  10. ‘I stand with the Wet’suwet’en’: Kanehsatake activist Ellen Gabriel has a message for land and water protectors – APTN News

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

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