IndigeNews: Oct. 25 – 31, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Skitekmujuia’timk
(well-ee skid-deh-goom-ooj-oo-ee-aww-dimk)

Meaning: “Happy Halloween!”


In the News

  1. Mi’kmaw to be formally recognized as Nova Scotia’s first language – CBC News
  2. Lennox Island First Nation acquires community’s gas station – SaltWire Network
  3. Ottawa appeals court decision upholding cash for First Nations kids – APTN News
  4. Commercial fishermen granted intervenor status in First Nation fishery dispute – CBC News
  5. Sipekne’katik fisherman’s protest dumping of lobster ‘not acceptable,’ chief says – CBC News
  6. Pope’s visit should include apology and action, says Cowessess First Nation chief  – CBC Radio
  7. Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada, meet with Indigenous leaders – CBC News
  8. Compensation for Indigenous children removed from homes not justice, says AFN chief – CBC News
  9. Making the case to raise the Canadian flag — so it can be lowered on Remembrance Day – CBC News
  10. News of possible visit by Pope Francis bringing range of emotions for residential school survivors – APTN News
  11. B.C. Indigenous leaders ‘disgusted’ by Ottawa’s foster care compensation appeal, as feds vow talks – CBC News
  12. Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation invites Pope to visit, deliver long-awaited apology during Canada trip – CBC News
  13. Opinion: An inquiry is not enough for international crimes against Indigenous children at the Indian residential schools – APTN News

Politics & Law

  1. Arrest of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief ‘So Insulting’ – The Tyee
  2. Trial begins between Indigenous agencies and province for CFS funds – CBC News
  3. Justin Trudeau and his week of making false or misleading comments – APTN News
  4. Supporters of 1492 Land Back Lane show up at Toronto court hearing – APTN News
  5. Is Marc Miller’s vow to ‘give land back’ all sizzle, no steak? These analysts say yes – APTN News
  6. Trudeau cabinet: Bennett shuffled out, Miller moved over, Hajdu new boss at ISC – APTN News
  7. Gitxaała First Nation sues B.C. government over automatic granting of mineral rights – CBC News
  8. Indigenous leaders want independent criminal probes into residential schools – The Globe and Mail
  9. Trial between Manitoba and child welfare agencies pushes for child welfare payments – APTN News
  10. Sask. First Nations land auction lawsuit against province proceeds to trial – Prince Albert Daily Herald
  11. Trudeau must renew commitment to reconciliation with new cabinet: First Nation leaders – APTN News
  12. Vuntut Gwitchin citizen takes challenge of residency requirement to Supreme Court of Canada – CBC News
  13. Process leading to Land Back Lane injunctions was unfair to Indigenous protesters, court hears – CBC News
  14. ‘Your voice matters,’ sister of First Nations man shot by RCMP says, urging witnesses to come forward – CBC News
  15. Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says there are ‘a lot of amends to make’ as she sets priorities – CBC News
  16. Former PM Chretien must apologize for Residential School comments, say Manitoba Indigenous leaders – Toronto Star
  17. ‘Telling our truths’: Indigenous leaders hold ceremony outside court ahead of civil suit against Manitoba – Winnipeg Sun
  18. Manitoba advocates urge Ottawa to drop appeal after court upholds compensation for First Nations kids in care – CBC News
  19. Rebuilding Canada’s flawed foundation: case comment on Canada v. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society – First Peoples Law

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. BC Indigenous Company Awarded Indigenous Business of the Year Award – Nation Talk
  2. Oil and gas sector sheds light on strides made with Indigenous companies, people – CBC News
  3. $31M Bamfield Road project breaks new ground for First Nation, Province of B.C. – Alberni Valley News
  4. Cariboo-area First Nation works with mining company to ensure expansion of B.C. mine – Energetic City
  5. Miigwetch for Waiting: Red Market Brand’s First Two Products Now Available in Ontario Cannabis Stores – Net Newsledger

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Cape Breton couple brings Mi’kmaw language to film and TV screens – CBC Listen
  3. Winnipeg hospital says it’s investigating treatment of Métis woman – APTN News
  4. Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News
  5. How a giant floor map is helping students confront Canada’s colonial history – CBC News
  6. BC First Nations will soon certify and regulate teachers under jurisdiction – Energetic City
  7. Membertou to host National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for 2nd time – CBC News
  8. Ancestral remains of six individuals returned to Dokis First Nation by U.S. museum – CTV News
  9. Quebec’s New Culture Class Would Set Back Reconciliation, First Nations Chiefs Say – MTL Blog
  10. Canada’s largest and oldest Indigenous organization celebrates 50 years of service – APTN News
  11. Group of northern B.C. First Nations declare state of emergency over opioid crisis – Global News
  12. Reconciliation: Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland to be renamed Beothuk Lake – CTV News
  13. Quebec bishops, First Nations express concern about new culture and citizenship course – Montreal Gazette
  14. Meet some of the performers who put Indigenous culture on the map at the Frankfurt Book Fair – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Mining natural resources and the need for consent put InFocus – APTN News
  2. Kahnawake’s 1st youth delegation heading to COP26 climate conference – CBC News
  3. Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia blocked in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest – CBC News
  4. First Nations delegates say COP26 discussions should prioritize Indigenous knowledge – CBC News
  5. Flooding, heat waves and drought threaten P.E.I. in the future: Climate change report – CBC News
  6. IBM Partners With Mi’kmaq Communities, NSCC To Prepare Indigenous Youth For STEM Jobs – Huddle
  7. ?Esdilagh First Nation says B.C government’s change to forestry plan allows for ‘valuable input’ – APTN News
  8. Moose Cree First Nation hopes to finally work with Ontario government to save watershed – National Observer
  9. Thank you, Mi’kmaq Grandmothers, for protecting land and water through Indigenous self-determination – Kairos

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

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