IndigeNews: Sep. 14 – 20, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: stormy weather (rain/snow); weather is getting worse

In the News

  1. Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by Indigenous people – Toronto Sun
  2. As families gather to bury their dead, James Smith Cree Nation struggles to heal – CBC News
  3. Prime minister, Governor General to be joined by Indigenous leaders at Queen’s funeral – CBC News
  4. New details of Jamie Sark’s death emerge as Lennox Island man pleads guilty to manslaughter – CBC News
  5. Fate of $20B compensation for First Nations children in hands of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal – CBC News
  6. Indigenous population hits 1.8M, growing at twice rate of non-Indigenous Canadians: 2021 census – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Quebec party hopefuls to sound off during Indigenous-specific debate – APTN News
  2. Fraudster racked up $84,000 in tools and lumber on Mi’kmaw band’s tab – SaltWire Network
  3. Atikamekw community doesn’t want to solve problems ‘on the ground’: Legault – APTN News
  4. Manitoba’s moose hunting regulations unconstitutional, First Nations leaders say – CBC News
  5. Federal minister discusses First Nation policing, healing programs after stabbings – Global News
  6. Growing calls to renegotiate Ottawa’s landmark $20B First Nations child welfare deal – CBC News
  7. First Nations in Manitoba lack adequate security measures, including police, chiefs say – CBC News
  8. Report calls for inclusion of First Nations representation in Thunder Bay police, board – APTN News
  9. First Nations leaders, critics underwhelmed by independent panel report on Thunder Bay police – CBC News
  10. Sipekne’katik and Millbrook residents question RCMP failure to issue warnings about N.S. mass shooter – CBC News
  11. Mi’kmaw lawyer says federal government wants to limit treaty rights in Marshall decision through the courts – Ku’ku’kwes News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Where you buy your orange shirt matters — here’s why – CBC News
  2. New reality show aims to ‘feed the spirit’ of Indigenous business – CBC News
  3. First made-in-Canada Indigenous orange shirts produced in Truro – SaltWire Network
  4. Northern Yukon First Nations oppose extension to oil and gas company’s exploration permits – CBC News
  5. Wolastoqey chiefs accuse N.B. Power of scuttling negotiations over Mactaquac dam refurbishment – CBC News
  6. Saulteaux woman has ‘a dream come true’ walking and jigging the runway at New York Fashion Week – CBC News
  7. The Canadian Institute launches forum on First Nations housing and infrastructure Atlantic in Halifax welcoming industry and community leaders – Newswire

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Ontario Northland rolls out Every Child Matters locomotive – Windspeaker
  2. McGill University unveils new space for Indigenous learning in medical school – CBC News
  3. Journalism program in Halifax sweetens the pot to recruit Mi’kmaw students | APTN News – YouTube
  4. Talking truths: Documentary about Indigenous leader’s journey debuts at FIN Atlantic Film Festival – SaltWire Network
  5. Putting in the work: Lanier Phillips Award winner Rowan White expresses Mi’kmaw culture through theatre and music – SaltWire Network
  6. Jingle dresses and mermaid tails: Cape Breton artist’s answer to internet challenge led to Indigenous inspired characters – SaltWire Network
  7. ‘She lived life from the heart’: We’koqma’q matriarch remembered as warrior for Mi’kmaq culture, people with disabilities – SaltWire Network

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Qalipu First Nation seeks volunteers to count N.L. bats and help with research – CBC News
  2. Wetland mapping to support Indigenous-led conservation in northern B.C. – Ducks Unlimited 
  3. Vancouver Island First Nations seek to double the size of coastal Guardians program – Global News
  4. Mi’kmaw community hopes net-zero building reduces carbon footprint and saves money – CBC News
  5. Indigenous leaders hope to restore culinary and cultural bounty of ancient sea gardens on Gulf Islands – CBC News

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

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