L’nuey IndigeNews – Feb. 15 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

 

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is

 

“Epekwitnewaq”

Meaning: Islanders

IN THE NEWS

Big crowd gathers for Montreal MMIW vigil – Toronto Star

Indigenous ski jumper captures Olympic bronze medal – Windspeaker.com

Lennox Island launches website to encourage hands-on tourism experiences – CBC News

‘We just get violence:’ Is there an inequality gap when it comes to protesting? – APTN News

B.C. nation to search for children who didn’t come home from Alert Bay school – APTN News

Partnership will digitize, preserve over 7,000 statements from residential school survivors – CBC News

Keeseekoose First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools – APTN News

What could Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act mean for the future of Indigenous direct action? – APTN News

MMIWG national inquiry lacked federal support from the beginning says former chief commissioner – APTN News

Orange jersey project for youth hockey players aims to keep educating people about residential schools – CBC News

JOINT Statement – The Government of Canada, National Indigenous leaders and the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages mark the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages – Canadian Heritage

POLITICS & LAW

Court debates child and family laws – Toronto Star

Long-time senator resigns citing issues at FSIN – APTN News

Wet’suwet’en Call on the UN to Support Land Battle – The Tyee

Onion Lake Cree Nation voices concerns about Sask. trespassing law – CBC News

Onion Lake Cree Nation calls on province to repeal new trespassing laws – MBC Radio

Blood Tribe to bring land dispute to Supreme Court of Canada – Lethbridge News Now

No suspects yet in ‘violent confrontation’ at B.C. gas pipeline site: RCMP – Global News

Indigenous groups condemn violent incident at Coastal GasLink work site – Vancouver Sun

Manitoba justice minister to raise illegal guns, First Nations policing at national meeting – Global News

Archibald, Cameron want more support from federal government on burial site locations, healing – Windspeaker.com

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

Cost of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion soars 70 per cent to $21.4 billion – APTN News

More major development open to Alberta Indigenous Opportunities backing – Windspeaker.com

Ottawa’s $5.2B Muskrat bailout includes more borrowing, restructuring as project nears completion – CBC News

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Canadian doctors decide whether Indigenous women are fit to be mothers – CTV News

New Wordle clone contributes to revitalization of Gitxsan Nation’s language – CBC News

University of Winnipeg set to launch guide to help find graves of tuberculosis patients – APTN News

An Indigenous village lies buried under Mississauga. What the city is doing to commemorate it – CBC News

Yukon First Nations school board officially established on 49th anniversary of ‘Together Today’ – CBC News

First Nations parents face challenges registering baby’s traditional name under Manitoba’s rules – CBC News

As Ontario lifts COVID-19 restrictions, northern First Nations are still grappling with Omicron surge – CBC News

Strict protocols to stay in effect in many First Nations even as Ontario eases them, NAN grand chief says – CBC News

‘There’s got to be ways’ Indigenous language names can be registered in Manitoba, says SCO grand chief – CBC News

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Remarkable Indigenous Scientists and Researchers – Canadian Encyclopedia

Tlicho community of Edzo, NWT, waiting weeks for frozen water lines to thaw – APTN News

Young people taking to the land to learn the finer points of trapping in Alberta – APTN News

B.C. First Nations partner with coast guard to launch 2 new marine response vessels – CTV News

Pacific Salmon Treaty failing to address harvest of struggling B.C. stocks: advocates – APTN News

Nunavut community declares emergency after learning their fuel can’t run their snow clearing machines – APTN News

Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Unilateral Decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to Close Herring Spawn on Kelp (SOK) Fishery – Heiltsuk Nation

 

Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations