IndigeNews: Sep. 27 – Oct. 3, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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

Wli Wikewiku’s
(well-ee wih-geh-wee-goos)

Meaning: “Happy animal fattening moon!” – October


In the News

  1. ‘No reconciliation without truth’, P.E.I. MLAs hear – CBC News
  2. Art exhibit in Georgetown is a ‘call to action’ on Indigenous issues – CBC News
  3. Prince Edward Island celebrates Treaty Day – Government of Prince Edward Island
  4. Judge upholds human rights compensation order for First Nations kids – APTN News
  5. Cowessess First Nation says it has identified 300 of 751 unmarked graves – Global News
  6. Charlottetown Islanders announce plans to honour residential school survivors – SaltWire Network
  7. Islanders reflect on residential school legacy at Truth and Reconciliation Day ceremony – CBC News
  8. Thousands gather on Parliament Hill to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – APTN News
  9. Next steps What Mi’kmaq on Prince Edward ​Island want and need now to help them heal – CBC News
  10. Moment of silence, flags lowered in P.E.I. for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – SaltWire Network
  11. Treaty education agreement with P.E.I. government ‘essential’ says Lennox Island Chief – SaltWire Network
  12. City of Charlottetown raises Mi’kmaq flag in honour of first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – SaltWire Network
  13. Hidden history: Survivor stories from the Indian day school on Lennox Island, located just off P.E.I.’s north shore – CBC News
  14. Honour and respect: Treaty Day in P.E.I. renews bonds of peace and friendship between Mi’kmaq and British – SaltWire Network
  15. Days of reckoning: What’s happening now on P.E.I. with the Indian day school settlement and the push for an apology – CBC News

Politics & Law

  1. Made of Sterner Stuff —The Problem with Allies – First Peoples Law
  2. For the 1st time, Listuguj Mi’kmaq can legally sell fall lobster catch – CBC News
  3. Federal Court approves residential school day scholars settlement – CBC News
  4. Feds failed to consult Peguis on Hydro line project: court – Winnipeg Free Press
  5. Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw fishery symbolic of fight for Indigenous self-governance – CTV News
  6. First Nations group challenging MZO granted for massive Orbit proposal in Innisfil – Barrie Today
  7. Liberals need to get premiers around table on Indigenous issues, says AFN chief – SaltWire Network
  8. N.L. and federal governments, Innu Nation reach agreement, injunction will be dropped – CBC News
  9. Echaquan corner’s report calls on Quebec to ‘recognize and eliminate’ systemic racism – APTN News
  10. Treaty Day celebrates centuries old relationship between two nations in Mi’kma’ki – SaltWire Network
  11. B.C. minister and Blueberry River First Nation say progress being made after court ruling on treaty rights – CTV News
  12. Six Nations lawsuit ‘will result in a significant damage award’ against the Crown say government documents – APTN News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Digital skills and government support: How to empower Indigenous entrepreneurs – BNN Bloomberg
  2. Video: Seen ‘minimal investments’ in economic development, but need a national strategy: AFN National Chief – BNN Bloomberg
  3. Tim Hortons launching fundraising donut on Sept. 30 through Oct. 6 across Canada to support residential school survivors – Newswire
  4. Toronto’s first sovereign, Indigenous-owned cannabis shop aims to fight ‘economic genocide’ and is operating without provincial licensing – Toronto Star

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Truth and Reconciliation Day in Atlantic Canada – SaltWire Network
  2. Ontario announces new Indigenous curriculum for Grades 1-3 – CBC News
  3. Cape Breton University hires Mi’kmaw academic for advisory role – CBC News
  4. Day school survivor shares tradition of making Mi’kmaw baskets – APTN News
  5. First Nation, Métis leaders pushing past COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy – Global News
  6. Mi’kmaq hockey legacy helping re-claim pride, inspire reconciliation – Global News
  7. Indigenous archeology and finding the “children who never came home” – CBC News
  8. ‘A Woman of Many Firsts’: Bust of Mi’kmaw educator Elsie Basque unveiled – CBC News
  9. ‘An ongoing symbol of colonization’: How bad water affects First Nations’ health – Global News
  10. Cape Breton University names adviser in charge of academic decolonization – SaltWire Network
  11. New archive featuring interviews with Mi’kmaw elders launches online, aims to expand – CBC News
  12. Residential school survivor proposes Indigenous museum as part of reconciliation – Daily Commercial News
  13. Indigenous advocates skeptical of Catholic bishops’ $30M pledge to residential school survivors – CTV News
  14. Racism, prejudice contributed to Joyce Echaquan’s death in hospital, Quebec coroner’s inquiry concludes – CBC News
  15. ‘It’s like renewing our vow’: Murray Sinclair says it will take a while to figure out Sept. 30 but we shouldn’t give up – APTN News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Land-based education teaches White Bear First Nation kids survival skills – Global News
  2. Done waiting on B.C., Gitanyow declare new protected area: ‘this is all our land’ – The Narwhal
  3. Road blocks go up on Wet’suwet’en territory to stop Coastal GasLink from drilling – APTN News
  4. Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine – Lethbridge News Now
  5. What are Indigenous knowledge systems — and how can they help fight climate change? – TVO
  6. Conversation: A new Indigenous engineering firm is set to SOAR – Canadian Consulting Engineer
  7. First Nations challenge law after man charged for killing moose to honour dead uncle – Canada.com

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

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