IndigeNews: Summer News Summary – July 12 – Sep. 12, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

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


Meaning: “Mate calling time”, which refers to the mating of the moose, a traditional staple food of the Mi’kmaq.

In the News

  1. P.E.I. to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaq printing company struggling with orange shirt shortage – CBC News
  3. P.E.I. to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – SaltWire Network
  4. Final federal leaders debate comes and goes with promises and warnings – APTN News
  5. Ontario will not make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a provincial holiday – CBC News
  6. AFN National Chief calls on DFO to stop intimidating, harassing Mi’kmaw fishers – Ku’ku’kwes News

Summer News Summary

  1. Search for missing Lennox Island man continues – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaw remains nearly 500 years old return home to P.E.I. – CBC News
  3. Public basket-weaving events showcase Mi’kmaw cultural heritage – CBC News
  4. Public event brings Indigenous culture to downtown Charlottetown – CBC News
  5. Mary Simon officially becomes Canada’s first Inuk Governor General – CBC News
  6. Should Canadian flags remain at half mast for residential school deaths? – CBC News
  7. DFO officers greet launch of Pictou Landing treaty fishery in Nova Scotia – APTN News
  8. Mi’kmaw harvesting lobster in Nova Scotia under heavy police, DFO presence – APTN News
  9. Indigenous chiefs in N.B. say Fisheries Department officers ignoring fishing rights – CTV News
  10. ‘Timely and appropriate’ to include Mi’kmaq in P.E.I. land use decisions, says chief – CBC News
  11. Nova Scotia to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation starting this year – CBC News
  12. Duty to consult: What it means for properties like the former Prince Edward Home site in Charlottetown – CBC News
  13. Conserving the coast: First Nations, state governments working towards new national park reserve on P.E.I. – SaltWire Network

Politics & Law

  1. Two Mi’kmaw candidates face off for federal votes in N.S. – APTN News
  2. Manitoba’s premier supports land acknowledgments at legislature – CBC News
  3. Saugeen Ojibway Nation appealing title: treaty court decision – Turtle Island News
  4. Truth and Reconciliation calls to action on education continued – Welland Tribune
  5. Indigenous languages, the environment and water discussed at French debate – APTN News
  6. ‘Stop criminalizing treaty rights’: New AFN chief weighs in on Sipekne’katik fishery – CBC News
  7. 5 months after promising systemic racism commissioner, N.B. has yet to name one – CBC News
  8. Poll finds majority of Canadians believe reconciliation is an important voting consideration – APTN News
  9. A look into why there’s a record number of Indigenous candidates for the 2021 federal election – APTN News
  10. What are the major parties promising Indigenous people this election? Here’s a look at the platforms – APTN News
  11. Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says government discriminates against non-status, off-reserve Indians – Canadian Lawyer

Summer News Summary

  1. The standoff at 1492 Land Back Lane, one year later – APTN News
  2. Ottawa’s Muskrat Falls bailout triggers First Nations lawsuit – Financial Post
  3. 100-year-old Treaty 11 coming to N.W.T. for 1st time since signing – CBC News
  4. Assembly of First Nations unveils priorities ahead of federal election – APTN News
  5. Several Indigenous candidates vying for Saskatchewan’s seats in Parliament – APTN News
  6. Ottawa drops appeal in court fight over First Nations election postponement – APTN News
  7. P.E.I. committee questions ‘evergreen’ status of TRC recommendations – SaltWire Network
  8. Province asked to investigate residential school burial sites as crime scenes – Vancouver Sun
  9. Feds reach nearly $8B deal with First Nations over clean drinking water lawsuit – Global News
  10. Alberta won’t recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, angering advocates – APTN News
  11. AFN chief cites reconciliation, climate change and economic growth among election priorities – CBC News
  12. Sipekne’katik chief arrested, detained by DFO following launch of annual treaty lobster fishery – Ku’ku’kwes News
  13. New class action alleges birth alerts are ‘a product of the state’s colonialist and paternalistic attitude’ – Indiginews
  14. ‘It touches my heart’: Mi’kmaw lawyer called to the bar in historic ceremony, believed to be 1st for P.E.I. – CBC News

Business, Finance & Economics

  1. Local entrepreneur sets sights on Pow Wow Pitch grand prize – CBC News
  2. Three area entrepreneurs semifinalists in Indigenous business investment competition – Sentinel Review
  3. Mining company ‘caught in the middle’ between Ginoogaming First Nation and Ontario – Northern Ontario Business
  4. Indigenous business leader disappointed National Day for Truth and Reconciliation not a provincial holiday – CBC News
  5. Government of Canada highlights funding for Indigenous communities to support critical infrastructure – Indigenous Services Canada

Summer News Summary

  1. Reconciliation-focused investments could be coming – Advisor’s Edge
  2. Mi’kmaw artists may soon have access to logo of authenticity – CBC News
  3. N.B. fashion group hopes to weave a future for designers of colour – CBC News
  4. Métis-Anishinaabe designer’s work to be represented at the federal debate – APTN News
  5. Bearspaw First Nation gains control of savings fund after dispute with Ottawa – CBC News
  6. Coastal GasLink update: Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked – CTV News
  7. Government of Canada supports Indigenous-owned businesses in the Atlantic Region affected by COVID-19 – Indigenous Services Canada

Education, Health & Culture

  1. How Indigenous institutes are reclaiming education – MacLean’s
  2. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News
  3. Federal parties missing the mark on Indigenous mental health, addictions, experts say – Global News
  4. Five-day walk in Alberta, Sask. aims to build relationships, deeper understanding of treaties – CBC News
  5. Land-sharing network building bridges between Saskatchewan farmers, Indigenous community – The Globe and Mail
  6. Meet the Mi’kmaw artist revamping Charlottetown intersection where a bronze John A. Macdonald once sat – CBC News

Summer News Summary

  1. Meet some of the most honoured members of First Nations communities – CBC News
  2. Mi’kmaw student honours residential school survivors at graduation ceremony – CBC News
  3. COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Active cases in First Nations continue to rise – CBC News
  4. Mi’kmaq group to launch mark of authenticity logo in 2022 for art, cultural products – CTV News
  5. Schools to close Sept. 30 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News
  6. B.C. appoints liaisons to support First Nations with former residential school sites – Global News
  7. New Brunswick decides not to formally enshrine new Truth and Reconciliation holiday – CBC News
  8. Ryerson University to change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schools – CBC News
  9. The long journey home: Mi’kmaq remains given proper burial in P.E.I. after 400 years – SaltWire Network
  10. Grassy Narrows First Nation hails $90M for care home as a step toward ‘full mercury justice’ – Toronto Star
  11. Young Mi’kmaw musician from Nova Scotia honours residential school survivors with surprise song in Cape Breton – SaltWire Network
  12. Government of Canada announces the construction and operation of a new emergency shelter in Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation – Indigenous Services Canada

Environment, Science & Technology

  1. Mi’kmaq History In Kejimkujik National Park – National Parks Traveler
  2. ‘Disrespectful’: B.C. First Nations blast NDP’s forest renewal effort – Castlegar News
  3. First Nations leaders say New Brunswick forestry practices putting land at risk – Global News
  4. Two First Nations challenge Ottawa’s rejection of Grassy Mountain coal mine – The Globe and Mail
  5. First Nations in Alberta challenge federal decision to kill Grassy Mountain coal project – APTN News
  6. Indigenous environmental group says activities responsible for cut in greenhouse gas emissions – APTN News
  7. First Nation in northwestern Ontario granted temporary injunction to prevent mineral exploration – CBC News
  8. 20 First Nations denounce engagement process on modernization of forest policy in BC – Canadian Forest Industries

Summer News Summary

  1. ‘A large step forward’: Arctic First Nation goes solar – APTN News
  2. Coastal First Nations in B.C. demand DFO respect their right to fish – APTN News
  3. First Nations firefighters return to Yukon after battling blazes in B.C. – APTN News
  4. Indigenous communities in N.B. say climate change is threatening their way of life – CBC News
  5. Planned dump site creates worry for chief of neighbouring First Nation community – CBC News
  6. B.C. First Nations demand full participation in development of province’s forest policy – BC Local News
  7. Report outlines ‘violent, fraught’ history of Wood Buffalo National Park and impact on First Nation – CBC News

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

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