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[NEWS] Eighteen #cdnpoli and #exln43 links

  • MacLean’s looks at how Justin Trudeau and the Liberals survived #elxn43, here.
  • Ajay Parasram at The Conversation looks at the new complications faced by Justin Trudeau.
  • Daily Xtra looks at the record of the Liberals on LGBTQ2 issues, here.
  • Daily Xtra looks at the four out LGBTQ2 MPs elected to Parliament, here.
  • Philippe Fournier at MacLean’s argues that 338Canada stands vindicated in its predictions, with some 90% of the people it predicted would be elected being elected.
  • What will become of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer? The National Post considers.
  • Strategic voting and Doug Ford, Mark Gollom notes, kept the Conservatives from making a breakthrough in Ontario.
  • Robyn Urback at CBC notes that the narrow conservatism of Scheer kept the Conservatives from victory in a wary Canada.
  • Stephen Maher at MacLean’s questions if the Bloc Québécois victory has much to do with separatism, per se.
  • Voters in Québec seem to be fine with election results, with a strong Bloc presence to keep the Liberals on notice. CBC has it.
  • Talk of separatism has taken off in Alberta following the #elxn43 results. Global News has it.
  • The premier of Saskatchewan has also talked of his province’s alienation after #elxn43, here in the National Post.
  • CBC’s As It Happens carries an interview with former Conservative MP Jay Hill, now an advocate for western Canadian separatism.
  • Atlantic Canada may provide new members for the cabinet of Justin Trudeau. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Jaime Battiste, Liberal, has been elected as the first Mi’kmaq MP from Nova Scotia. Global News has it.
  • The Green Party did not make its hoped-for breakthrough on Vancouver Island, but it will struggle on. Global News has it.
  • Did, as Politico suggested, Canada sleepwalk into the future with #elxn43?
  • We should be glad, Scott Gilmore argues in MacLean’s, that given the global challenges to democracy #elxn43 in Canada was relatively boring.

[ISL] Five #PEI links: National Park, Lennox Island, traffic, Charlottetown mass transit, Cornwall

  • The Prince Edward Island National Park, unsurprisingly, was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Global News reports.
  • The Mi’kmaq community of Lennox Island lost large amounts of frozen lobster after Hurricane Dorian. CBC PEI reports.
  • Peter Rukavina has mapped the busiest and sleepiest roads on PEI, here.
  • Growth in ridership on Trius Transit in Charlottetown continues to outpace expectations, CBC PEI reports.
  • The work that the Charlottetown suburb of Cornwall is doing, diverting the Trans-Canada Highway to build a Main Street, is authentically exciting urbanism. CBC PEI reports.

[NEWS] Five #indigenous links: Nunavut, Haisla, Ken Hill, McGill Redmen, New Richmond

  • This MacLean’s feature examines how, twenty years after the formation of Nunavut, some Inuit are considering new ways to make governance work in their interests.
  • This National Observer article looks at how one Haisla band government sees hope in the construction of a pipeline, one that would provide the community with needed revenue.
  • This Toronto Life feature by Michael Lista looks at the struggle by Six Nations-based businessman Ken Hill to avoid paying child support, using Indigenous sovereignty as a barrier.
  • This National Observer article looks at the successful campaign, led by student Tomas Jirousek, to get McGill University to drop the name McGill Redmen for their sports team.
  • CBC Montreal looks at the efforts to improve Indigenous representation on school curricula in the Gaspésie community of New Richmond.

[NEWS] Five Indigenous links: Cree NHL, Mi’kmaq, US-Mexico border, Australia, reconciliation

  • APTN is broadcasting NHL hockey games with Cree-language commentary, a first. Global News reports.
  • New funding and authority has been given to Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq educational authority. Global News reports.
  • The National Observer notes the significant damage that the Trump border wall could cause indigenous peoples bisected by the US-Mexico frontier.
  • A school in Melbourne, Australia, is doing interesting work trying to help Aborigine children bridge the cultural divide in their lives. The Toronto Star reports.

  • Natan Obed writes in MacLean’s about how the press following Trudeau in Iqaluit failing to deal with his apology to the Inuit reflects a failed implementation of reconciliation.

[ISL] Five #PEI links: Pogey Beach, Sea View home, Anne with an E, Neil Harpham, immigration

  • CBC’s Q recently interviewed Jeremy Larter about his new film, Pogey Beach.</li.
  • The Journal-Pioneer reported on the rescue renovation of an old farm house in the PEI community of Sea View.
  • CBC Prince Edward Island notes that the show Anne with an E is hosting auditions for a Mi’kmaq character.
  • CBC Prince Edward Island pays tribute to the life of Neil Harpham, a taxi pioneer who recently benefitted from assisted dying.
  • CTV’s W5 recently examined the controversies surrounding the controversial PEI immigration program intended to attract investor-immigrants.

[NEWS] Five Indigenous links: Bantford quinoa, Listuguj, Dwawada’enuxw, DeMontigny, healing lodges

  • CBC reports on the discovery of a substantial store of quinoa seeds in an Indigenous archeological site in Brantford, showing the existence of vast trade networks connecting the Andes to Canada.
  • Oil exploration in the Gaspé peninsula, La Presse reports, upsets the Mi’gmag of the Listuguj there.
  • National Observer reports on how the Dzawada’enuxw of British Columbia have filed suit against Canada over fish farm development.
  • Angela DeMontigny is the first Indigenous fashion designer in residence at Ryerson University, CBC reports.
  • Global News reports on how Sharon McIvor, founder of the first healing lodge in the Canadian correction system, says government interference has undermined its nearly completely.

[NEWS] Five First Nations links: John A MacDonald in Scotland, Onondaga, Québec Innu, stat holiday

  • The legacy of John A. MacDonald is also coming into question in his native Scotland, as Scots reckon with their country’s role in the business of the British empire. CBC reports.
  • The Vintage News reports on the rent, in money and apparently in salt, that the Onondaga of New York receive for their lost lands.
  • CBC talks about the quiet revolution brewing among the Innu of the Lower North Shore of Québec.
  • This account, by Hélène Clément in Le Devoir, of a train trip through Innu country tells of a fascinating experience.
  • A Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq leader thinks that the federal government’s move to create a new statutory holiday commemorating the residential school system a good idea, a much-needed public recovery of memory. Global News reports.

[NEWS] Five First Nations links: Mi’kmaq, Ojibway, Robert Lepage, Maya blue, Indigi-Con

  • This canoe-building exercise using traditional Mi’kmaq techniques in Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik Park sounds fascinating. CBC reports.
  • This beadwork drawing from the Ojibway tradition recently on display at a Montréal exhibit is beautiful. CBC reports.
  • Rick Salutin at Rabble engages with the controversy surrounding two Robert Lepage theatrical shows recently cancelled due to cultural appropriation controversies, here.
  • The pre-conquest Maya developed a particular shade of blue all their own, unrecognized until now by outsiders. BBC reports.
  • Indigi-Con, a First Nations-themed comic con held by the Oneidas of the Thames River, was a success, with preliminary hopes to hold another one next year. Global News reports.

[ISL] Five Island links: Mi’kmaq UPEI, old-style boats, economic split, global warming, LGBTQ

  • CBC reports how the Mi’kmaq flag now flies high, and permanently, above the campus of UPEI. Well done!
  • An eastern PEI shipbuilder is creating an old-style wooden boat using traditional methods. CBC reports.
  • The division of PEI into two zones for employment insurance purposes, between greater Charlottetown and the rest of the Island, can be unfair to people in Charlottetown. It also reflects real economic divisions in the province. CBC reports.
  • When Atlantic Canada’s summers become as hot as Ontario’s thanks to global warming, I wonder what Ontario’s will be like? Global News reports.
  • A recent conference in Charlottetown featured long-standing Island activists Jim Culbert and Nola Etkin, explaining their queer lives in the province. The Guardian reports.

[ISL] “P.E.I. Mi’kmaq chiefs object sale of Mill River to Blue Jays founder”

The Guardian of Charlottetown reports on the potential for a land claim lawsuit on Prince Edward Island, involving the sale of resort property in the west of the province on land traditionally significant to the Mi’kmaq.

The Mi’kmaq chiefs in P.E.I. are considering legal action to prevent the sale of the Mill River golf course and provincial park to one of the founders of the Toronto Blue Jays, which was announced earlier today.

The chiefs of the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations issued a joint news release Thursday, saying they are “shocked and thoroughly disappointed” to learn of the sale of the Crown land to Don McDougall.

They have repeatedly told the province, both verbally and through formal correspondence, of their objection to the deal that will see over 400 acres of provincial Crown land sold to McDougall.

On several occasions the Mi’kmaq governments have told the province this sale would impact negatively on the constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq people, the chiefs state in their release.

They say they are now considering legal action to stop the deal from going through.

“We will have to take all steps necessary to protect the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq people and will be forced to examine litigation, including injunctive relief to prevent the sale,” said Abegweit Chief Brian Francis.

Written by Randy McDonald

January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm