IndigeNews: Sep. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: thank you!

In the News

  1. Islanders come together on Orange Shirt Day – The Guardian
  2. Ottawa opens door to First Nations fisheries authority – CBC News
  3. Islanders called to practise Mi’kmaq language on Treaty Day – CBC News
  4. Indigenous communities facing ‘alarming’ rise in COVID-19 cases – National Observer
  5. P.E.I. announces new rights education initiative for 2nd Treaty Day – CBC News
  6. ‘We are all treaty people’; Treaty Day recognized for second year in P.E.I. – Journal Pioneer
  7. Mi’kmaw senator says he has a ‘win-win’ solution to the N.S. fishing dispute – CBC News
  8. Lennox Island band member shares stories of her culture in new children’s book – Journal Pioneer
  9. Treatment of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital puts focus on systemic racism – Global News
  10. Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Government of Canada
  11. Mi’kmaq fishers won at the Supreme Court but they’re still fighting for their livelihoods – MacLeans
  12. INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: Conservation important but who gets to regulate is key legal issue – The Chronicle Herald
  13. Potlotek First Nation celebrates Treaty Day by launching its own rights-based lobster fishery – CBC News
  14. Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier McNeil Re: Sipekne’katik Treaty-Based Fishery – First Peoples Law 
  15. Canada’s unions push for implementation of National Action Plan on Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People –

Politics & Law

  1. More concerns raised over Bill 197 –
  2. Four First Nations sign historic agreement with Alberta – Cochrane Now
  3. Mi’kmaw First Nation ‘very positive’ about federal fishery talks – CBC News
  4. Feds strike working groups to tackle delayed MMIWG action plan – Hill Times
  5. B.C. Supreme Court hears petition for judicial review of Coastal GasLink certificate – CBC News
  6. Mi’kmaw parliamentarians call for new body to deal with conflict over lobster fishery – CBC News
  7. Ontario Provincial Police have warrant for arrest of 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson – CBC News
  8. N.B. refusal to share carbon taxes collected at First Nation truck stops triggers court fight – CBC News
  9. BERNADETTE JORDAN: Honouring treaties begins with relearning the history behind them – The Telegram
  10. Indigenous leaders call for investigation following death of First Nations boy in B.C. group home – APTN News
  11. ‘An impossible choice’: Beaver Lake Cree Nation looks to Supreme Court in advanced legal cost case – CBC News
  12. Death of Youth in Care Sparks Calls by First Nations Leadership and Advocates for Immediate Action – Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  13. Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – NewsWire
  14. CSIS withholds information on Wet’suwet’en demonstrations citing national security threat exemption – CBC News
  15. ‘Treat us the same way you would treat the others’ — First Nations police in the north seek fair funding – CBC News
  16. Federal Court weighed in on a jurisdictional dispute over First Nations’ childcare services – Temagami First Nation v. Presseault, 2020 FC 933

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. First Nation Business Education –
  2. Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs – Start Up Canada
  3. TC Energy inks deal for Indigenous ownership stake in Keystone XL pipeline – Midland Today
  4. Indigenous business owners call on major retailers to pledge more shelf space – APTN News
  5. Jennifer Podemski launches Shine Network to help empower Indigenous women – Global News
  6. Indigenous business panel says lack of capital is a barrier for major project investments – CBC News
  7. Indigenous designers in B.C. outraged over claims of authenticity by non-Indigenous competitor – CBC News
  8. Canada: Williams Lake First Nation: First to Enter into Cannabis Agreement with BC Government – Mondaq
  9. Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say – CBC News
  10. Black Diamond and Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq Communities, in Partnership, Receive Letter of Award for $720 Million Workforce Lodge – Global News

Education, Health & Culture

  1. Mi’kmaq artist Jodie B releases her first album – The Discourse
  2. How Indigenous history is being taught in P.E.I. schools – CBC News
  3. Indigenous Heritage Action Plan Implementation Progress Report – Library and Archives Canada
  4. Nova Scotian teen creates virtual Afro-Indigenous youth book club – Halifax Today
  5. Young Indigenous adults say Land Back Camp connects them to culture – CBC News
  6. New head of CBC North wants more Indigenous staff, to promote languages – CBC News
  7. 5 years into agreement, what does treaty education look like in Nova Scotia? – CBC News
  8. How the vandalism of statues challenges our understanding of Canadian history – CBC News
  9. Dalhousie faculty association raises concerns over president’s letter on Mi’kmaq fishery – National Observer
  10. Upgraded partnership unveiled for First Nation’s students and Saskatoon Public Schools –
  11. First Nations Health Authority chief medical officer concerned with rising COVID-19 cases –
  12. Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say – CBC News

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. B.C. salmon farm opponents demand answers from DFO
  2. Meet Nukumi, the great white ‘proper matriarch’ tagged off N.S. – CBC News
  3. Indigenous leaders call out provincial gov’t over moose hunt restrictions – Winnipeg Sun
  4. 61 Indigenous Communities in Canada Still Need to Boil Water for Safety – Global Citizen
  5. Yukon farm offers life skills, employment opportunities to First Nations youth – APTN News
  6. B.C. grizzlies facing starvation due to declining salmon stock, says First Nation – CTV News
  7. N.S. commercial fishermen stage peaceful protests over conservation concerns – CBC News
  8. ‘I’ve become cynical about DFO’ says Homalco chief over federal fish farm decision – APTN News
  9. Métis federation reopens some moose harvesting areas to Métis hunters after 9 years – CBC News
  10. Federal delay in defining fishing rights frustrates Mi’kmaq and commercial industry on P.E.I. – CBC News
  11. Two long-term water advisories lifted in Ontario First Nations as feds approach 2021 deadline – CBC News
  12. After interim licenses, First Nations group calls for long-term license to manage forest in traditional lands – CBC News

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

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