L’nuey IndigeNews Feb. 28 – Mar. 7

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey

 

Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is

 

“Wli Siwkewiku’s”

(well-ee see-uke-ay-we-goos)

Meaning: your family

IN THE NEWS

BATC expands search for lost children in Saskatchewan – APTN News

Mi’kmaw Elder heading to Vatican, hopes for an apology from the Pope – APTN News

CBC and APTN announce agreement to support Indigenous programming – CBC News

Mysterious tales of ‘Little People’ intrigue new generations of Cree, Mi’kmaq – CBC News

Kapawe’no First Nation in Alberta announces 169 possible unmarked graves – APTN News

How Indigenous people are rebuilding child welfare to lift up the whole family – CBC Radio

‘Revitalizing and restoring’: Teaching the Mi’kmaw language to a new generation – CTV News

After a cancer diagnosis, this Eskasoni woman rediscovered her love of basket weaving – CBC News

‘I’ve found my purpose’: Mi’kmaw woman works to preserve the art of traditional basket weaving – CTV News

6 years after TRC report, Canada is failing to ‘rectify ongoing harms’ against Indigenous communities, new report charges – Toronto Star

First Nations families and Canada agree to put litigation on hold while working to end the legacy of “enfranchisement” under the Indian Act – Newswire

POLITICS & LAW

Attawapiskat wins the case, Juno keeps the permits – Northern Ontario Business

UN: Canada must amend law stripping rights of Indigenous descendants – TRT World

‘Staggering’ racism confirmed at Indigenous Services oil and gas agency – APTN News

AFN concerned Emergency Act could affect land and water defenders – Turtle Island News

First Nations in Manitoba suing province, company over logging on traditional lands – APTN News

Canada and the Alexander First Nation reach settlement agreement on Trust Account Claim – Newswire

RCMP investigates as review finds First Nation staff member sold land for a third of its value – CBC News

First Nations leaders seek accountability as Thunder Bay, Ont., police face external investigations – CBC News

Lawsuit of the week: First Nation sues over land deal allegedly tainted by conflict and collusion – Business In Vancouver

Human rights complaint filed after another Heiltsuk First Nation member denied bank account using status card – CBC News

Emergencies Act committee can’t ignore Indigenous concerns about precedent, police bias say parliamentarians – APTN News

Canada: Appeal Court Rules Indigenous Peoples Have A Constitutionally Protected Right Of Self-Government Over Child And Family Services – Mondaq

BUSINESS, FINANCE & ECONOMICS

First Nations woman selling scarves to raise money for Ukraine relief – APTN News

DFO announces $11.8 million investment to support First Nations commercial fisheries – Coast Reporter

Tourism and Hospitality fund created thanks to Indigenous organizations partnering up – CFNR Network

EDUCATION, HEALTH & CULTURE

Fort Folly First Nation starts ribbon skirt library – CBC News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News

B.C. city considering changing its name at local First Nations’ request – CTV News

Indigenous people showing support for Ukraine by wearing ‘kokum scarves’ – Global News

First Nations continue to see COVID-19 cases fall, 27 per cent uptake in boosters – National Post

Saskatchewan moves to support Indigenous inmates returning to their communities – Global News

More BIPOC nurses needed to ensure culturally safe health care, says First Nation nurse – CBC News

Anishinaabe performer’s concert in Quebec cancelled because songs didn’t contain enough French – APTN News

Federal government calls on proposals to help increase skills development for indigenous people – Canadian Manufacturing

‘We can’t be ignored’: Indigenous leader leaves Conestoga College over lack of representation in strategic plan – The Record

Geographical Names Board of Canada Appoints a New Indigenous Advisor and Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary – Natural Resources Canada

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

First Nation hails reconciliation in action with aquaculture – Sea West News

Huron water board ‘thrilled’ to supply Oneida First Nation – The London Free Press

Potlotek firefighters take to the water for first ice rescue training – SaltWire Network

‘We feel dirty’: Ivujivik water shortage creates health, hygiene concerns – Nunatsiaq News

B.C. company helping First Nations create 3D ‘digital twins’ of their territories – CTV News

Indigenous communities turning away from dirty forms of energy toward solar – Calgary Journal

Two Alberta First Nations sign conservation agreement with Ottawa to protect boreal caribou – CTV News

Amazon Canada launches new program to teach coding through music from Indigenous artists – IT World Canada

‘We’re going to continue to lose lives’ if recommendations not acted on says First Nations fire expert – APTN News

Government of Canada launches call for proposals for projects that enhance water and wastewater capacity building efforts in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada

 

Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations