IndigeNews: Oct. 4 – 11, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “In thanksgiving; in respect”

In the News

  1. Rodney Levi’s death a homicide, jury decides – CBC News
  2. Cowesses identifies 300 of 751 unmarked graves – APTN News
  3. Sipekne’katik fishers concerned about DFO punching holes in FSC lobsters – CBC News
  4. 200 students died at 46 day schools in Canada, federal documents reveal – APTN News
  5. Federal officials rethink wording of markers at gravesites of past prime ministers – CTV News
  6. Uncovering the colonial tactics Canada uses to delay Indigenous justice and sovereignty – APTN News
  7. Americans grapple with legacy of Columbus and newly proclaimed Indigenous Peoples’ Day – CBC News
  8. ‘They were still strong Indigenous women’: Day to honour MMIWG2S includes ceremony, vigil – CBC News
  9. In wake of opposition to Mi’kmaw fishery, Sipekne’katik First Nation is studying impact of its lobster season – CBC News
  10. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: National Association of Friendship Centres launches vaccine campaign – CBC News
  11. ‘Not interested in apologies,’ First Nation demands ‘institutional and widespread change’ from Justin Trudeau – Toronto Star

Politics & Law

  1. Judge signs off on residential school day scholars settlement – APTN News
  2. Qalipu First Nation membership top issue in race for chief, say candidates – CBC News
  3. B.C. reaches $65M funding deal with First Nation after Supreme Court ruling – CBC News
  4. ‘Use his constable’: Indian agents relied on police to get kids into day schools – APTN News
  5. DFO arrests, releases 3 people in connection with St. Marys Bay lobster seizure – CBC News
  6. Attawapiskat First Nation seeks court injunction against Ring of Fire exploration – CBC News
  7. Trudeau says he regrets travelling to Tofino, B.C., on 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News
  8. Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted on freeing Catholic Church from residential school compensation deal: source – CBC News
  9. Residential school survivors frustrated Wilson-Raybould not consulted on scrapping of 2015 compensation appeal – CBC News
  10. ‘Lofty rhetoric and little action’: Jody Wilson-Raybould on the pitfalls of power, politics and how Ottawa needs to change – APTN News
  11. Federal court dashes Canada’s appeals to two rulings on financial compensation for residential and day school students – The Manitoulin Expositor

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Indigenous business excellence celebrated in Northern Ontario – Northern Ontario Business
  2. Wolastoqey chiefs ‘ready to negotiate’ new tax deal after province delays cancellation – CBC News
  3. Mining giant Rio Tinto’s control of Nechako River waterflow in B.C. challenged by local First Nations – Vancouver Sun
  4. Gaining an equal seat at the corporate table is key to successful Indigenous, industry partnerships – Northern Ontario Business

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Yo-Yo Ma brings haunting Mi’kmaw anthem to new audience – CBC News
  2. Cartography in Canada: Indigenous Mapmaking – The Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. Mi’kmaw quillwork podcast delves into issues of Indigenous identity – CBC News
  4. Landscape art installation at Dal shines a light on Mi’kmaq lunar cycle – Dal News
  5. Mi’kmaw nurse wants more Indigenous students entering profession – CBC News
  6. Tuberculosis outbreaks declared in northern First Nations communities – CBC News
  7. Lack of staff, federal bureaucracy hurt day schools, students: Documents – APTN News
  8. Chippewa artist Jay Soule uses buffalo skulls to make his point at Toronto exhibit – APTN News
  9. Would Joyce Echaquan still be alive if she were white? Quebec coroner says ‘I think so’ – APTN News
  10. Remote Indigenous communities working with feds on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine exemptions – Global News
  11. Fighting self-determination: Quebec refuses to transfer youth protection to Indigenous communities – Ricochet Media
  12. Sports logos, street names under microscope as Ontario human rights watchdog mulls ‘derogatory display’ policy – The Record

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Fort Nelson First Nation ready to lead in geothermal energy –
  2. Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion – CBC News
  3. Environmental assessments start for Ring of Fire roads – Thunder Bay News Watch
  4. Indigenous population in Canada could climb to nearly 3.2 million by 2041: StatCan – CTV News
  5. A study evaluated the cultural safety of indigenous wildland firefighters in Canada – Wildfire Today
  6. Health, livelihoods at risk because of wildfires, say chiefs of two Indigenous communities – CBC News
  7. Sipekne’katik First Nation’s lobster study aims to assess impact of summer and fall fishing – CBC News
  8. These Indigenous fishers hold DFO accountable for B.C.’s shocking salmon decline – National Observer
  9. Blockades, demonstrations at Fairy Creek continue after injunction expires, police still arresting people – APTN News
  10. Indigenous knowledge the cornerstone of new tsunami modelling for Vancouver Island’s northwest coast – CBC News

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

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