This week’s edition includes economic reconciliation, land protection, policing, land back and more.
IN THE NEWS
Celebration and ceremony topped Nunavut headlines
'We didn't want it to feel like a political event': Nunavut's devolution ceremony was a celebration | CBC News
BC news included the labour market, consultation on the Land Act and land back
B.C. First Nations upset after closure of Fraser Lake sawmill | Vancouver is Awesome
BC Government Consulting on New Law to Give Indigenous Groups Control over Crown Land Decisions | McMillan
Snuneymuxw land agreement will see 80 hectares returned as reserve land | Chek News
Harm reduction policy was top of the news in Saskatchewan
FSIN concerned about Government’s reduction changes | 620 CKRM
Manitoba news featured a call for equity and accountability
Indigenous leaders demand better accommodations for those travelling to Winnipeg for medical care | CTV News Winnipeg
Clean drinking water, community health, mining and access to information were in the Ontario spotlight
Attawapiskat member files UN human rights complaint over decades-long struggle for clean drinking water | IndigiNews
First Nations enhancing their response to illegal drug and alcohol crisis | The Daily Press
Ontario First Nations want a year-long pause on mining claims. Will the Ford government listen? | The Narwhal
Ontario permanently waiving fees for Indigenous people to access certain records | Durham Region
Quebec and East Coast news included legal action, nuclear waste, economic reconciliation and regional development
Kahnawà:ke files lawsuit over Northvolt battery plant | CityNews Montreal
Kebaowek First Nation calls on federal government to intervene in nuclear waste project | CBC News
Failure to Respect the Rights of First Nations: The AFNQL Denounces the CNSC's Decision and Calls for the Cancellation of the Chalk River Nuclear Waste Management Project | Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
First Nations Finance Authority surpasses $2 billion milestone | Windspeaker.com
Flipping Indigenous regional development in Newfoundland upside-down: lessons from Australia | The Conversation
Land protection, access to adequate health care and policing topped national news
Removing Roadblocks for Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas | The Tyee
First Nations leaders hold emergency meeting in Ottawa on mental-health crisis | The Canadian Press
RCMP collecting race-based data is a ‘double-edged sword,’ says Indigenous leader | Windspeaker.com
Manitoba First Nation chief questions why RCMP didn't consult her on race-based data project | CBC News
In case you missed it, check out Kate Gunn and Cody O’Neil’s blog post on the Montour decision and the possibility of a new judicial framework for recognizing Aboriginal rights.
Reframing Aboriginal Rights: R. c. Montour | First Peoples Law LLP
FROM THE COURTS
The BC Supreme Court weighed in on a BC Human Rights Tribunal decision
Vancouver Aboriginal child and Family Services Society v. R.R., 2024 BCSC 97 (CanLII)
Judge overturns landmark $150K human rights award for mother who claimed discrimination | CBC News
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
We cannot forget ever, but we cannot be stuck.
- Councillor William Yoachim, Snuneymuxw
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
Divide and conquer, in our world, must become define and empower.
- Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1983)
*Denotes that article is paywalled and may require a subscription to access.