IndigeNews: Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Kesikewiku’s!
(well-ee ges-sig-gay-we-goos)

Meaning: “Happy December!”


In the News

  1. Residential school survivors want concrete plan to result from Vatican visit – CBC News
  2. Expectations of apology high as Indigenous leaders prepare to visit Vatican – CTV News
  3. New Brunswick premier says Wolastoqey Nation’s title claim lacks ‘clarity’ – APTN News
  4. Gidimt’en Access Point vows to continue resistance after latest RCMP raid – APTN News
  5. Jaime Battiste named parliamentary secretary for Crown-Indigenous relations – APTN News
  6. New Brunswick premier says First Nations title claim is serious and far-reaching – CTV News
  7. Long Plain First Nation and Canada settle 100-year-old land sales dispute for $32M – CBC News
  8. Nearly $700 million predicted shortfall investment for First Nations’ water over 5 years – APTN News
  9. Mi’kmaw quill artist working to renew art form to share with future generations in P.E.I. – SaltWire Network
  10. Campaign launched to educate N.S. businesses about sales-tax exemption for First Nations people – CBC News
  11. Federal government falling short on funding to help First Nations operate water systems, PBO says – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. OPP commissioner receives rare Indigenous honour – CTV News
  2. Bills to uphold Indigenous rights given royal assent in BC – Toronto Star
  3. As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, is it time for an overhaul? – CBC News
  4. Joanna Bernard becomes Assembly of First Nations regional chief – CBC News
  5. B.C. greenlit more Mounties on Wet’suwet’en territory before 3rd raid – APTN News
  6. ‘Extraordinary’ motion at chiefs gathering removes Poitras as regional chief – CTV News
  7. ‘This is long overdue’: Land acknowledgement recited in Manitoba legislature – CTV News
  8. Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified – Richmond News
  9. Industrial Corporations Named in New Wolastoqey Title Claim – Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick
  10. Neskantaga First Nation taking Ontario to court over ‘inadequate’ consultation on Ring of Fire – CBC News
  11. Plaintiff in Sixties Scoop class action wants to give Métis and non-status Indian survivors a ‘voice of pride’ – CBC News
  12. First Nations Leadership Council Says BC Needs to Take More Action on Declaration Act Two Years In – CFNR Network
  13. Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey now parliamentary secretary to minister of Indigenous services – Welland Tribune
  14. Indigenous Services Canada receives the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report on clean water for First Nations – Indigenous Services Canada

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Bank of Canada promises Indigenous economic reconciliation – iPolitics
  2. Recovery of Indigenous tourism in Ontario a couple of years away – Toronto Star
  3. Sask. First Nation ‘kicking up the dust’ with flare gas-to-power facility – CTV News
  4. Tribe Network And Emera Launch $375,000 Fellowship for BIPOC Entrepreneurs – Huddle
  5. Christmas comes early with funding for new homes in Wagmatcook First Nation – SaltWire Network
  6. There’s a story in every number as Indigenous people contribute to Alberta’s economy – Toronto Star
  7. Quebec First Nations want to be full partners in sustainable economic development – Turtle Island News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Indigenous creators get a boost from TikTok accelerator program – CBC News
  2. First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan grappling with opioid crisis – APTN News
  3. Forgotten First Nations art found in basement of Yukon Friendship Centre – CBC News
  4. Monument marking Inuit RCMP contribution in Nunavut unveiled in Iqaluit – APTN News
  5. NB Indigenous social work students hope to deliver culturally-sensitive services – CBC News
  6. The Yukon’s first ever creative and cultural industries strategy released – Government of Yukon
  7. COIVID 19 cases drop again in First Nations communities from coast to coast – Turtle Island News
  8. Quebec to include Indigenous perspectives in education review, add Indigenous content – Global News
  9. Universities across Canada addressing Indigenous identity fraud in wake of Carrie Bourassa investigation – CBC News
  10. 1 year after review of anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health care, author says little progress has been made – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. First Nations gather to reframe land use as land relationships – Yukon News
  2. First Nations Want Overhaul of Emergency Planning and Response – The Tyee
  3. Six safety and survival tips from Mi’kmaw survival expert Sakej Ward – APTN News
  4. Canada’s First Nations Score Two Environmental Victories – Environmental News Service
  5. First Nations firefighters in the Yukon head to B.C. to help with flood recovery – APTN News
  6. Muskrat Falls: Poor communication led to missed deadline to limit contamination – APTN News
  7. ‘Our Mother Earth is crying’: First Nations urge new approach to B.C.’s old growth forests – CTV News
  8. Coastal First Nation declares protected area to preserve salmon and grizzly bear populations – CBC News
  9. Assembly of Mi’kmaw Chiefs Assess Future of Owls Head Provincial Park – Save Owl’s Head Provincial Park
  10. Vancouver Island First Nation approves 96 per cent of proposed old-growth deferrals on its land – CTV News
  11. Conservation group warns an area 4 times the size of Vancouver may be logged, despite planned deferrals – CTV News

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

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