IndigeNews: Nov. 9 – 15, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Mikwite’lmanej

Meaning: Let us remember


In the News

  1. Mohawk-Mi’kmaq Solidarity – The Eastern Door
  2. RCMP on P.E.I. can now swear oaths using eagle feathers – CBC News
  3. Lobster fishing must remain in season, says former fisheries chair – CBC News
  4. Sack publishes payments by Assembly of N.S. Mi’kmaq Chiefs – Journal Pioneer
  5. Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation launches with new permanent board – CBC News
  6. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Nunavut reports its 1st community cases – CBC News
  7. Abegweit cemetery to include memorial for those lost at war, residential schools – CBC News
  8. Clearwater sold for $1 billion, Mi’kmaq First Nations to control half of company – Journal Pioneer
  9. BCAFN regional chief candidate says she wants the national chief held accountable – Turtle Island News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  11. Federal minister raises concerns over one N.S. lobster fishery, Mi’kmaw chief calls them baseless – CBC News
  12. Canada’s Indigenous Veterans – A breakdown of some barriers Indigenous Veterans faced following the World Wars – The Journal
  13. Honouring First Nations’ wartime experiences: Accomplished Nova Scotian Mi’kmaq basket maker remembered – The Chronicle Herald

Politics & Law

  1. Sask. First Nation to vote on $150M compensation package – CTV News
  2. Treaty Implementation: The Crown’s Ongoing Failure – First Peoples Law
  3. Crown seeks $75K fine for illegal First Nation lobster sales at N.S. pound – CBC News
  4. N.W.T. First Nation asking why it can’t access federal housing loan guarantees – CBC News
  5. Canada’s actions around the Mi’kmaq fisheries rest on shaky legal ground – Policy Options
  6. Mi’kmaw First Nation planning ‘hundreds’ of legal suits amid opposition to fishery – CBC News
  7. Rexton shale gas protesters disappointed by aspects of report on 2013 RCMP conduct – CBC News
  8. RCMP only charging 3 non-Indigenous fishers for violence ‘speaks volumes’ says chief – APTN News
  9. RCMP surveillance, searches breached anti-fracking protesters’ rights, watchdog says – Global News
  10. Federal fisheries minister concerned about size of Mi’kmaq fishery in Cape Breton bay – Global News
  11. Tensions remain between MNO and MNC but self-government work moving forward – Turtle Island News
  12. Watchdog has ‘serious concerns’ about RCMP’s response to findings of Elsipogtog investigation – APTN News
  13. Alberta MLA’s private member’s bill on genocide excludes genocide against Indigenous people: NDP – Global News
  14. Regional chiefs call for independent investigation after video shows woman getting punched at RCMP detachment – CBC News
  15. Tragic Day for Children in Care – Province of Manitoba passes legislation denying children’s rights – Southern Chiefs’ Organization
  16. Chiefs call for independent investigation into video showing First Nations woman being knocked out at RCMP detachment – APTN News
  17. RCMP Commissioner Sued by Civil Liberties Group for Preventing Release of Watchdog Report into Police Spying – BC Civil Liberties Association
  18. Maskwacis lawyer says Indigenous training an ‘example’ to follow – All Alberta lawyers will undergo Indigenous Cultural Competency training – Pipestone Flyer

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Nunavik hydro project secures $92-million loan – Nunatsiaq News
  2. Indigenous Fashionology (NATIVE CLOTHING) with Riley Kucheran – Alie Ward
  3. Medical flight subsidies for Inuit get boost from federal government – CBC News
  4. 2020 Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto to feature online marketplace – Toronto.com
  5. ‘I like selling to the world’: Siksika First Nation business finds success online – CTV News
  6. First Nations partner with B.C. company in $1B purchase of Clearwater Seafoods – CBC News
  7. Canada pays Nunavut more to run federal Non-Insured Health Benefits program – Nunatsiaq News
  8. McKenzie Meadows phase 2 developer ‘undecided’ about future of remaining 83 acres – APTN News
  9. $61M coming to help Manitoba First Nations fight COVID-19: Indigenous services minister – CBC News
  10. Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation for Northern Ontario Indigenous Communities – NationTalk
  11. 10 B.C. Indigenous groups get federal funding to rebuild their governance structure – The Chilliwack Progress
  12. First Nation boycott of Slave Lake over homeless comments could cost businesses tens of thousands – Turtle Island News
  13. Government of Canada Extends Funding to Increase Indigenous Participation in Oil and Gas Infrastructure Development – Cisio
  14. The Government of Canada and Enoch Cree Nation reach agreement on Yekau Lake Practice Bombing Range – Government of Canada
  15. Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Ontario to advance self-determination and reconciliation – Government of Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Bev Jacobs on Indigenous Education & Advocacy – Warrior Life Podcast
  2. Indspire Celebrates National Indigenous Education Month – NationTalk
  3. The history of Indigenous representation in film & television – The Journal
  4. Mi’kmaw schools get smudge kits to help ease COVID-19 stress – CBC News
  5. Breaking barriers: Unreserved marks Indigenous Disability Awareness Month – CBC Radio
  6. Nova Scotia’s Sir. John A. Macdonald High School to change its name for inclusivity – Q107
  7. ’60s Scoop survivor recalls being ‘Today’s Child’ in newspaper on historic day – APTN News
  8. Manitoba First Nations lock down, seek help as COVID-19 threatens communities – CBC News
  9. Edmonton comic book illustrator recruited for Marvel’s Indigenous artist series – Global News
  10. ‘I want my kids to feel safe’: Mi’kmaw father speaks out about racism in Lunenburg – CBC News
  11. ‘Nova Scotia is the deep south of Canada’: A Look at racism from people who live it – APTN News
  12. 3 First Nations youth reflect on their military service and honour Indigenous veterans – CBC News
  13. 98-year-old First Nations warrior Philip Favel honoured by the Canadian War Museum – APTN News
  14. Canada’s Largest Indigenous Health Conference Highlights Youth this December – Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Gwich’in leaders ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Biden protecting Arctic refuge – CBC News
  2. Ottawa to probe contractors hired to fix longest-standing boil water advisory – CBC News
  3. Southern Chiefs testing project aims to improve First Nations water quality – Winnipeg Sun
  4. Indigenous led program helps improve water in Ontario First Nations communities – Turtle Island News
  5. Tsilhqot’in National Government and Shell team up to plant 840,000 trees – The Williams Lake Tribune
  6. Neskantaga evacuees to return home in December but still won’t have access to drinking water – APTN
  7. Laurentian University project addresses climate change in northern Ontario Indigenous communities – CBC News
  8. Eabametoong Chief concerned about hydrocarbon spill after vehicle capsizes in lake near the First Nation – CBC News
  9. This Ontario First Nation has been under a boil water advisory for 25 years. Now Ottawa is investigating – Global News

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

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