IndigeNews: Nov. 23 – 29, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli eksitpu’k!
(well-ee ek-sit-book)

Meaning: “Good morning!”


In the News

  1. P.E.I. MLAs stand up for Mi’kmaq fishing rights – CBC News
  2. More North Sask. First Nations enter lockdowns – Welland Tribune
  3. Moderate livelihood motion gets unanimous support in P.E.I. – Journal Pioneer
  4. Atikamekw Nation ‘shaken’ by Quebec’s rejection of ‘Joyce’s Principle’ – APTN News
  5. Some First Nations seeing uptick in COVID-19 cases despite careful beginning – CBC News
  6. Northern First Nation sees new housing strategy as a way to ‘take back sovereignty’ – CBC Radio
  7. Vancouver Island First Nation calls on B.C. to honour UNDRIP in historic title case – Saanich News
  8. Sipekne’katik First Nation receives fishery MOU from federal government – The Chronicle Herald
  9. What “netukulimk” means and how it applies to the moderate livelihood fishery – Halifax Examiner
  10. PM announces $542M to help Indigenous communities take over child welfare services – APTN News
  11. Trouble brewing ahead of start to Nova Scotia fall lobster season: Indigenous leader – Turtle Island News
  12. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  13. First Nations leaders in human rights, education and economic development join Order of Canada – CBC News
  14. A win for First Nations children as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal expands funding criteria for Jordan’s Principle – The Star

Politics & Law

  1. Beyond the barricades – CBC News
  2. Murray Sinclair to retire from Senate – CBC News
  3. Indigenous land occupants in Caledonia appeal injunction – Global News
  4. When we fight for one treaty, we fight for them all – Briarpatch Magazine
  5. Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta reaches $91M settlement with Canada over land – APTN News
  6. Quebec rejects ‘Joyce’s Principle’ because it calls for recognition of systemic racism – APTN News
  7. 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson says he’s appealed injunction telling them to leave – APTN News
  8. ‘A band without land’ no more: After 230-year fight, Caldwell First Nation secures reserve – APTN News
  9. First Nations Bill 197 lawsuit advances as Ontario makes empty offers to consult, lawyer says – CBC News
  10. Human rights complaint filed after Indigenous man, girl handcuffed outside Vancouver bank – Global News
  11. RCMP commissioner to review watchdog report on Colten Boushie case on weekend of Dec. 4 – CBC News
  12. B.C. argues Nuchatlaht Nation ‘abandoned’ its territory. Lawyer reminds court ‘land was stolen’ – The Narwhal
  13. First Nation asks Indigenous Services minister to launch investigation into top bureaucrat’s behaviour – CBC News
  14. Businesses and homeowners impacted by Caledonia blockades launch class action against OPP, Crown – APTN News
  15. Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point and Aamjiwnaang First Nations accept land claim offer this fall – Anishinabek News
  16. Burgeo veteran wants answers on status of ‘disenfranchised’ former Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations members – Journal Pioneer
  17. FNLC Marks the One Year Anniversary of the Passage of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and Calls for Substantive Action – UBCIC

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Clock ticking for First Nation geothermal project – Business in Vancouver
  2. Cree designer signs deal with American streetwear chain Zumiez – CBC News
  3. Canada sends $19M to Nunavut for emergency pandemic response – CBC News
  4. N.B. Group Launches Online Marketplace for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs – Huddle
  5. Northern First Nation sees new housing strategy as a way to ‘take back sovereignty’ – CBC Radio
  6. RBC embraces reconciliation initiative making course mandatory for employees – Anishinabek News
  7. Reclaiming our style – Indigenous designers celebrate sustainable and decolonized fashion – APTN News
  8. Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative celebrates its first two projects moving toward construction – Government of Canada
  9. New $2.4-million program aims to connect Indigenous and rural youth to opportunities in Canada’s ocean industries – Journal Pioneer

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Listuguj students march into N.B. to protest barrier to school – CBC News
  2. Indigenous Land-Based STEM Education – The Classroom of the Future – Cision
  3. Manitoba Metis Federation distributing money for education to students – APTN News
  4. James Smith Cree Nation opens unique medical imaging clinic in Saskatoon – APTN News
  5. Indigenous playwright from Calgary wins national theatre award worth $100,000 – CBC News
  6. Eagle Lake FN moves to establish child welfare agency as hunger strike continues – CBC News
  7. Sasakamoose remembered as pioneer who paved the way for Indigenous hockey players – CBC News
  8. Indigenous cultural educators say the invitation to ‘walk in our moccasins’ is open to anyone – CBC News
  9. Residential school healing fund set to end as First Nations leaders say demand for services growing – CBC News
  10. Two-eyed learning clears perspectives between Indigenous and Western knowledge – McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
  11. A toolkit ‘Knowing your rights’ works to combat forced sterilization of Indigenous women and systemic racism in healthcare – The Star
  12. Rideau Hall Foundation partners with Indspire’s Teach for Tomorrow: Indigenous Educator Apprenticeship Program – Anishinabek News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nations fights to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Digital Journal
  2. ‘A lost run’: logging and climate change decimate steelhead in B.C. river – The Narwhal
  3. The fight by First Nations to save an Arctic refuge from drilling is running out of time – CBC Radio
  4. Sipekne’katik First Nation suspends lobster fishery after endangered whales spotted – Global News
  5. Why is the world so beautiful? An Indigenous botanist on the spirit of life in everything – CBC Radio
  6. Bison study using Saskatoon synchrotron aims to encourage more Indigenous scientists – Global News
  7. Indigenous construction students complete energy efficient shed at Westbank First Nation – iNFO News
  8. Amid dwindling moose population, First Nations continue to defend park from Quebec hunters – CTV News
  9. Water crisis in First Nations communities runs deeper than long-term drinking water advisories – The Conversation

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

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