IndigeNews: Nov. 8 – 14, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “Let Us Remember”

In the News

  1. The history and legacy of Indigenous Veterans Day – CTV News
  2. Lennox Island grieving after body discovered in wooded area – CBC News
  3. Ceremonies held across the country for Indigenous veterans – APTN News
  4. Mi’kmaw artist designs poppies to honour Mi’kmaw veterans – APTN News
  5. Abegweit First Nation marks National Indigenous Veterans Day – CBC News
  6. Mi’kmaq keptin preserving the memories of Lennox Island veterans – CBC News
  7. Mi’kmaw curator inspires cultural pride with new exhibit at Halifax museum – The Signal
  8. Cutting begins in Digby forest where Mi’kmaw chiefs asked for logging pause – CBC News
  9. New Mi’kmaq exhibit at Halifax museum to show ‘how unique we still are’ – SaltWire Network
  10. Murray Sinclair to chair negotiations on federal compensation for First Nations kids – APTN News
  11. Remembrance Day 2021: The story of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous soldier – Global News
  12. Stephen Toney: the Mi’kmaw sniper whose reputation during WW I made the papers back home – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Advance costs and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court – First Peoples Law
  2. Nunavut MP Lori Idlout to take oath in Inuktitut in virtual ceremony – CBC News
  3. First Nations leaders want consultation before Sask. sells Crown land – CTV News
  4. Action wanted from N.W.T. government on Indigenous procurement – CBC News
  5. Cowessess First Nation chief leads through reckoning to reach healing – Global News
  6. Canada’s ‘wilful and reckless’ treatment of Indigenous children continues – CBC News
  7. Indigenous leaders to have private meeting with Pope during Vatican visit – Global News
  8. Indigenous women leaders look for ways to support one another and others – CBC News
  9. Feds considering ‘realistic timeline’ to end boil water advisories, Hajdu says – Global News
  10. First Nations in Ontario could receive billions in back-rent after court ruling – The Guardian
  11. These Indigenous lawyers are vying to change the face of B.C.’s legal profession – CBC News
  12. Indigenous lawsuit seeks damages from B.C. for disproportionate birth alerts – Castlegar News
  13. Why Aren’t We Talking about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? – The Tyee
  14. First Nations say court testimony shows Manitoba didn’t fulfil obligation to consult – Winnipeg Sun
  15. First Nations in northern Ontario say new Robinson-Huron Treaty annuity payment long overdue – APTN News
  16. Entity’s Aboriginal character does not by itself overcome provincial jurisdiction presumption: court – Canadian Lawyer

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Eskasoni businesses ‘level up’ with high-speed fibre optic internet – CBC News
  2. Regina salon owner wins national Indigenous entrepreneurship award – Regina Leader-Post
  3. Indigenous businesses see surge in support from non-Indigenous customers – The Globe and Mail
  4. 8 young entrepreneurs named as winners of the annual B.C. Indigenous Business Awards – CBC News
  5. CCAB Releases Results of a Targeted Analysis of Phase II of COVID-19 Indigenous Business Survey – NationTalk
  6. Indigenous tourism experiences have an unexpected benefit – helping members of those communities reconnect to their cultures – The Globe and Mail

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Important reflections during Mi’kmaq history month – PEI RCMP
  2. Indigenous veterans say their service was marred by racism – CBC News
  3. Man behind Mi’kmaw dubbing hopes to build Eskasoni studio – CBC News
  4. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  5. Ottawa park renamed after late Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook – APTN News
  6. Indigenous Veterans Day: Remembering D-Day veteran Philip Favel – CTV News
  7. Canada Post to honour Buffy Sainte-Marie with new stamp –
  8. Lee Maracle, revolutionary Indigenous author and poet, dead at 71 – CBC News
  9. Beaded poppies are a source of pride, resilience for this Indigenous designer – CBC News
  10. Search for unmarked graves begins at former Mohawk Institute site in Ontario – APTN News
  11. COVID-19 case numbers drop precipitously in First Nations communities – Turtle Island News
  12. This is Charles Henry Byce: The most decorated Indigenous soldier from the Second World War – CTV News
  13. Nova Scotia historian documents Mi’kmaq and Maliseet veterans of the First World War – SaltWire Network
  14. Manitoba man remembered for leading a battalion of mostly Indigenous soldiers during First World – APTN News
  15. Star Blanket Cree Nation begins ground-penetrating radar searches at site of former residential school – CBC News
  16. ‘Everybody deserves a marker’: Organization looking to identify more unmarked Indigenous veterans’ graves – CTV News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Mi’kmaw grandmothers hold feast after defeating Alton Gas – APTN News
  2. Listuguj students harvest their first moose through outdoor program – CBC News
  3. Indigenous Guardians are patrolling the front lines of climate change – Global News
  4. B.C. study shows sustainable management of salmon fishery before colonization – APTN News
  5. North Island First Nation blasts DFO for ignoring its herring fishery advice – Vancouver Island Free Daily
  6. Ontario forest fires burned record area of land this summer as they displaced First Nations in northwest – CBC News

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

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