IndigeNews: Oct. 12 – 17, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: Our family

In the News

  1. P.E.I. First Nation to receive 11 hectares of Crown land – CBC News
  2. Canada’s colonial playbook put InFocus in latest episode – APTN News
  3. Construction for daycare building at Abegweit First Nation underway – CBC News
  4. Kensington raises Mi’kmaq flag permanently outside town hall – SaltWire Network
  5. Indigenous women’s rights put forward at the World March of Women – CTV News
  6. For years people in Iqaluit have feared their water, now it’s undrinkable – APTN News
  7. 4 Mi’kmaw bands launch moderate livelihood fisheries with DFO approval – CBC News
  8. Knife found under Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move – CTV News
  9. ‘Today is our remembrance,’ Six Nations veterans hold annual Remembrance Day ceremony – CTV News
  10. Gov. Gen. Mary Simon departs for first international trip, including honour at world’s largest trade book fair – CTV News

Politics & Law

  1. Nunavut Inuit sue territorial government over right to education in Inuktut – CBC News
  2. Labrador group says Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami can’t ‘unilaterally’ decide who is Inuit – CTV News
  3. Innu Nation repeatedly blindsided by Muskrat Falls announcements, letters show – CBC News
  4. 2 more N.S. Mi’kmaq communities strike deals with Ottawa to set lobster traps – Global News
  5. After skipping earlier invitations, Trudeau meeting with B.C. First Nation on Monday – CBC News
  6. Chiefs in the N.W.T. await consultation on federal vaccine mandate for air passengers – CBC News
  7. Authorities investigating after adolescent grave found near former Mohawk Institute – APTN News
  8. Métis representation at the federal level unclear as MMF breaks off from national council – CBC News
  9. Wolastoqey Nation ‘disappointed’ that New Brunswick employees told to stop land acknowledgements – APTN News
  10. DFO interim agreement with Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia shows Ottawa’s plan working: minister – APTN News
  11. RCMP says it implemented 22 watchdog recommendations – but status of dozens of complaints still unknown – CBC News
  12. N.B. employees told to stop making Indigenous title acknowledgments, but won’t face repercussions if they do – CBC News
  13. They saw prayers, the court saw contempt: As Indigenous protesters cite their duty to protect the land, will Canada’s judges listen? – Toronto Star

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous-owned enterprises get business boost – Timmins Today
  2. Must-have beauty products from Indigenous-owned brands – CTV News
  3. BIPOC small business owners more optimistic than most about post-pandemic recovery – CTV News
  4. 28 Indigenous-owned businesses receive new Hydro One Business Grant in partnership with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – NationTalk
  5. CIBC Mellon Establishes Indigenous Asset Servicing Unit to Support Rising Demands from Canadian Indigenous Institutions, Asset Owners and Asset Managers – NationTalk

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. IBM opens school program for Mi’kmaw students in Cape Breton – CBC News
  3. Unlocking the Indigenous toolkit for breaking free from colonialism – APTN News
  4. Indigenous communities across the country taking measures against Delta variant – APTN News
  5. Thanksgiving’s roots in Canada can be found in Indigenous cultures and food, chef says – CBC News
  6. First Nation in northern B.C. launches pilot project to deliver medical supplies by drone – CBC News
  7. Montreal Canadiens fans hear Indigenous territorial acknowledgement before home opener – CTV News
  8. Iqaluit hospital limits surgeries as city water tests show ‘exceedingly high concentrations’ of fuel – CBC News
  9. Rez culture isn’t our culture, says Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie (y̓ilmixʷm ki law na) – APTN News
  10. Youth advocates call on governments to meet ‘equitable standards’ for kids transitioning out of care – APTN News
  11. Search for truth underway at Canada’s two oldest residential schools, what could the probes reveal? – APTN News
  12. How one Sask. university is working with elders to further scientific research on traditional medicinal plants – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. DFO in Nova Scotia punching holes in lobster tails to track them – APTN News
  2. Horse Lake First Nations soon to embark on bio-refinery construction – Windspeaker
  3. Métis-led initiative aims to protect traditional trapping area in northern Sask. – CBC News
  4. Partnership opens doors in science and technology for Indigenous students in Cape Breton – CTV News
  5. Move to stop Coastal Gaslink pipeline continues in B.C. despite injunction, police presence – APTN News
  6. Member of group occupying Brantford, Ont., golf course says he’ll stay ‘as long as the grass grows’ – CBC News
  7. ‘These forests should live long and prosper’: Star Trek captain chides B.C. premier on old-growth forests – CTV News
  8. Heiltsuk leader says community still waiting for environmental justice 5 years after ‘traumatizing’ oil spill – CBC News
  9. McLeod Lake Indian Band reduces cow-calf moose hunt, calls on BC premier for complete halt – Prince George Citizen

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

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