IndigeNews: Sep. 13 – 19, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: freedom, liberty, independence

In the News

  1. Family of missing Lennox Island man offering $5K for any leads – CBC News
  2. Lennox Island man driving awareness about residential schools – CBC News
  3. After nearly 25 years, water advisory in Shoal Lake 40 has been lifted – APTN News
  4. Fourth wave of pandemic continues to impact Indigenous communities – APTN News
  5. Unmarked graves at Regina residential school getting permanent markers – CTV News
  6. Mi’kmaw harvesters vow to keep fishing despite harassment from DFO officials – APTN News
  7. Organizers raise $77,000 to help Snuneymuxw First Nation identify unmarked graves – CBC News
  8. Federal officials change tactics as lobster fishing fight heats up in Nova Scotia – The Globe and Mail
  9. Congress of Aboriginal Peoples file UN complaint against Canadian Government – National Indigenous Times
  10. ‘A truly significant moment’: First Nations, Metis flags take permanent residency outside Winnipeg city hall – CTV News

Politics & Law

  1. Indigenous Issues Are Sidelined in Canada’s Election – The New York Times
  2. Election 2021: A guide to the federal parties’ Indigenous platforms – APTN News
  3. Racism festering at federal First Nations agency, Calgary lawsuit claims – CBC News
  4. Blood Tribe members ratify $150M settlement over historic cattle claim – CBC News
  5. Court hears Innu call for injunction to block Muskrat Falls rate mitigation deal – CBC News
  6. The 24 ridings AFN says First Nations voters can decide the election outcome – The Hill Times
  7. Young Indigenous voters in Sask. share their priorities ahead of the federal election – CBC News
  8. First Nations vote a potential ‘kingmaker’ in federal election outcomes for northern Ontario – CBC News
  9. Snaw-Naw-As First Nation loses appeal regarding railway land, but can try again – Nanaimo News Bulletin
  10. First Nations women sue Ottawa alleging systemic racism against Indigenous public servants – APTN News
  11. The Robinson-Huron Treaty Anishinabek respectfully petition and call upon the Crown – Anishinabek News
  12. ‘Platitudes without a lot of commitments’: Cindy Blackstock on the leaders’ debate and reconciliation – TVO
  13. First Nations chiefs warn against attempt to deter challenge of Quebec’s future Language Act – Canadian Lawyer
  14. 5 Island First Nations sign deal with B.C. to work together, government to government – Vancouver Island Free Daily
  15. Jody Wilson-Raybould: When it comes to Indigenous reconciliation, the Liberals have not kept their promises – The Globe and Mail
  16. First Nations public security is gravely compromised: AFNQL Chiefs issue an urgent appeal to Minister Geneviève Guilbault – Newswire
  17. ‘I think they need to take us seriously,’ Innu grand chief says of provincial and federal governments, as injunction application hearing concludes in St. John’s – SaltWire Network

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Pandemic recovery for Indigenous tourism will be slow, says report – Castlegar News
  2. Suncor, Indigenous partners to buy TC Energy’s stake in Northern Courier Pipeline – Global News
  3. ‘Economic reconciliation’: $40-million pipeline stake boon for 8 communities in Alberta – APTN News
  4. Saskatchewan First Nation announces home building project with corrections program – Global News
  5. Investing in infrastructure: expanding Indigenous peoples’ role in Canada’s economic future – Lexpert
  6. Indigenous tourism won’t fully recover from pandemic until 2028 at the earliest, report says – CBC News
  7. ‘Empowering our people through land ownership’: Kwanlin Dün First Nation holds first land lottery – CBC News
  8. ‘Indigenous business is not a sideline for us,’ says Keith Martell, CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada – The Standard
  9. First Nations leaders say next government must consider on-reserve housing for ‘7 generations down the line’ – CBC News
  10. Nogojiwanong-Peterborough entrepreneur Ashley Lamothe’s new business spotlights Indigenous creativity – Kawartha Now
  11. Best Buy Canada launches a Mentorship and Accelerator Program (MAP) for Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs – NationTalk

Education, Health & Culture

  1. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  2. Report makes 13 calls to action to support Indigenous youth mental health – CBC News
  3. Indigenous youth in New Brunswick need more mental health support: report – CTV News
  4. Indigenous Writers’ Circle supports next wave of emerging Indigenous writers – Indiginews
  5. Ontario First Nations to host ceremony before searching residential school site – CBC News
  6. Shoal Lake First Nation lifts 24-year boil water advisory, but there’s more to do: experts – Global News
  7. How Bretten Hannam infused every moment of their film Wildhood with Two-Spirit energy – CBC Arts
  8. B.C. Lions unveil logo by Indigenous artist to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Global News
  9. Marten Falls First Nation declares state of emergency after shutdown of water treatment plant – CBC News
  10. Opinion: We owe it to all students to bring truth and drive reconciliation in classrooms – National Observer
  11. Books: Wilson-Raybould has no regrets in taking on Trudeau government — ‘dream big, act big’ – Vancouver Sun
  12. Father-daughter duo Todd and Melissa Labrador are passionate about preserving their Mi’kmaw traditions – CTV News
  13. London’s 1st Indigenous-led family centre with language and culture at its core gears up for official opening – CBC News
  14. Eskasoni couple helps make history with first Mi’kmaw full-length film debuting at Atlantic Film Festival – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. After nearly 25 years, water advisory in Shoal Lake 40 has been lifted – APTN News
  2. OneFeather offers application options for Indigenous status cards – New Market Today
  3. First Nations want federal party co-operation, commitment to clean water – CBC News
  4. U of T astronomy course gazes at the stars through an Indigenous lens – University of Toronto
  5. First Nation owned geothermal energy project moves closer to completion in B.C. – APTN News
  6. Horse Lake First Nation bio-refinery to begin producing heat, power from biomass – Canadian Biomass
  7. Future of resources in Blueberry River First Nation not clear after cumulative impacts case result – Energetic City
  8. Despite pledge to end drinking water advisories, these 2 Manitoba First Nations still live under them – CBC News
  9. ‘The explosion felt like an earthquake’: B.C. First Nation suing Enbridge asks for pipelines to be re-routed off reserve – CTV News

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

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