The Canada #Infrastructure Bank has already got $2 billion in equity investment loans out to Indigenous communities and is looking for more opportunities to grow that number.
Loans for up to 90 per cent equity can be arranged for projects in #green infrastructure, clean power, public transit, #trade and #transportation, and #broadband infrastructure ranging from $5 million to $100 million.
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS, BLOGPOST:
There were always (or almost always) women travelling in the York Factory Express, whether outgoing or incoming. It is difficult, however, to identify them. But here is my attempt at doing exactly this! #HistoricJourney #CanadaHistory #Metis #Indigenous http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/women-in-the-boats/
More developments in the Ontario government's ongoing attempt to destabilize #indigenous rights and title. The #metis identity is confusing to many settler people and the misunderstandings are many. https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/first-nations-in-ontario-turn-to-the-courts-to-shut-down-metis-hunting-cabin/
For generations, #IndigenousPeoples #stewarded the #GreatLakes #ecosystem, living in kindred relation w/the waters for generations. #Environmental & #WaterQuality issues challenge this relationship, prompting #IndigenousCommunities to advocate for #conservation & #SustainablePractices that honor both their #ancestral ties & #ecologicalHealth of the Great Lakes. #Tribal, #FirstNations & #Métis govts & orgs are critical to #protecting the lakes & #waters..
Seven years later, the #documentary Lii Michif Niiyanaan: We Are Metis was born.
The Indigenous economy is continuing to make progress, with corporations and governments working to partner with Indigenous Nations to include them in business and industry successes.
Reconciliation may be driving the inclusion, said a panel at the Indigenomics Bay Street conference in Toronto, but it’s up to everyone to ensure that progress is built on what is best for future generations.
“'It fills me with a great sense of humility to be able to announce today that our government’s first piece of legislation will honour Louis Riel for what he has always been, the first premier of Manitoba,' said Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew at the Manitoba Legislature to a crowd full of Métis.”
The federal government has rolled out $10 million in non-repayable contributions for the Micro and Small Business Stream of the Indigenous #Tourism Fund.
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada will distribute the funds through an application process. Each business can receive funds of up to $25,000.
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“As a kid I honestly thought we were getting invaded by aliens. And I was starting to freak out.”
Following an unexplained explosion over the farm where a widowed father and his two children live, a strange nest is found growing on a tree.
Catastrophic ends come to those who encounter the beings that emerge from it.
THE BEEHIVE comes from the mind of Métis filmmaker Alexander Lasheras.
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL 1849:
"Embarked in the boats at peep of day and put ashore at the lower end of the Cascade portage where we discharged the boat and breakfasted. After breakfast the pieces were carried carried over to the Upper end; one of the boats was also taken up to the same point, where we passed the night. Weather unpleasant. Water unusually low. Snow, knee deep on the portage.
"Friday. Had the other boat taken up the Rapids. Gummed the boats... #WAHistory #PeepOfDay #Metis
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1849
We are now working on John Charles's journal. He is #Metis, and he won't make it home, as he dies on this journey.
"I, John Charles, in company with Mr. Thomas Lowe, in charge of the Express as far as Fort Colvile, started from Fort #Vancouver with two boats laden with the Fort Nez Perces #WallaWalla Outfit and provisions, &c per party, amounting in all to about 45 pieces and manned by five #Iroquois, 9 Indians, one Kanaka, and 1 Canadian. #HistoricJourney
THE HBC BRIGADES BLOGPOST:
Michel Fallardeau crossed the Rocky Mountains into New Caledonia with the incoming York Factory Express, and remained for many years in the territory west of the Rockies. He worked under my great-grandfather at Fort Alexandria, and accompanied him on one of his cross country expeditions, before suffering a mysterious and tragic death. Here is his story. #Métis #BCHistory #Kamloops #History #Blogpost http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/michel-fallardeau/
“This is how we feed our families and pay our mortgages.”
Windspeaker is sharing an article from Living Here, a journalism project that tells stories about people finding solutions that build healthy, safe, and strong communities.
In this story a Métis business owner is worried the Alberta government’s temporary ban on renewable energy projects could harm his #solar company, stopping it dead in its tracks.
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS, BLOGPOST:
The story of the first outgoing York Factory Express, in which my g.g.grandfather James Birnie travelled out and in. I keep finding my ancestors in my stories. #HBC #History #YorkFactoryExpress #AmWritingHistory #Métis #Blogpost http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/birnie-three/
Identity issues have caused “enormous difficulties in other jurisdictions” and when such issues are flagged “we're called to deal with them.”
THE HBC BRIGADES, BLOGPOST:
Montrose McGillivray, #Métis, was one of my favorite characters in #BritishColumbia #History. Born in 1822, he was baptized at Red River . When he was old enough he joined the HBC and was assigned to the Columbia District. It was McGillivray who carried a message north to Alexander Caulfield Anderson, to explore for a new route through the mountains between #Kamloops and #FortLangley#Blogpost http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/montrose-mcgillivray/
Orbit: A Journal of American Fiction now seeks contributions for a special issue on #Indigenous authors and their works, with a particular emphasis on US (#NativeAmerican, including but not limited to #AlaskaNative and #PacificIslandNative) and Canadian (#FirstNations, #Métis, and #Inuit) authors and works.
Métis actor opens festival with play about gathering wisdom from the stars
There are so many satellites in the night sky that the wisdom we get from the stars is being obscured.
That’s the premise of a new play that will open the Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival in Toronto. It’s the 36th year for the Native Earth Performing Arts’ annual W Festival.
What we learn from this story:
• Clauses in Bill C-38 will not allow victims of Cda’s #assimilation policies to seek reparations
• “Two-parent rule continues Canada’s program of forced assimilation.” —Lori Idlout, MP
• Cda discrimination “underscores the sense of colonial entitlement.” –Jenny Kwan, MP
• Bill allows individuals, specifically #Métis, to remove names from Indian register and band list.
"Now we know that the MMF has run around and accused other organizations of allowing non-Metis into their organization, w'hell, when you look at this INAC report that was done by BDO, it's like, whoa.... really?"
“(Canada’s) whole approach has been recognize first and verify later.”
“Salay Prayzaan, which is Michif for “a gift from the sun,” is a 4.86-megawatt community generation #solar plant consisting of 12,840 panels being built near the #Métis cultural site south of #SmokyLake. The project has been constructed by the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA), which, following the recent election for the first-ever Otipemisiwak Métis Government in Alberta, will soon be re-branded.”
Via @jvipondmd https://bird.makeup/users/jvipondmd/statuses/1720183269218783585
“These are irreplaceable cedar.”
“The Cedar Culprit” kicks off new season of Farm Crime
When a poacher made off with cedar trees from Wei Wai Kum territory, the thief took more than just timber. He took the opportunity for cultural ceremony too.
The third season of Farm Crime on the CBC Gem streaming service is set to air Nov. 3 and the first episode deals with what was stolen from West Coast Wei Wai Kum community.
Bill C-38 is being debated in the House of Commons. It’s the latest amendment to the Indian Act that attempts to remove discrimination baked into that legislation.
Bill C-38 deals with Indian status; who had it, who lost it, and who gets to have it back, and how that status will be transmitted to descendants.
Some members of Parliament say this new remedy again falls short.
“When I'm going through emotional turbulence, I turn to #poetry just very easily.”
'She was always including community, and that's Indigenous' says Métis elder of Buffy Sainte-Marie
What we learn from this story:
• Bill C-53 lays the path for treaty making.
• Treaties negotiated will not come back to Parliament for approval
• MN-Saskatchewan VP hopes Ontario #FirstNations chiefs will attend Métis National Council expert panel on the MNOntario’s six historic communities and raise their concerns about the ancestry of those citizens
#Métis presidents urge standing committee to pass Bill C-53 without amendments
“Governments come and go and we need that legislation to protect what we’ve built.”
Leaders of the Métis Nations of Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan were before the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to speak to Bill C-53, legislation that recognizes certain Métis governments in those provinces.
They spoke in favour of the Bill, calling on it to be swiftly passed into law.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered a position from the #Métis National Council (MNC) on whether six historic Métis communities claimed by the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) “fall within or don’t fall within” the Métis Nation homeland boundaries.
Despite an expert panel having been appointed by the MNC in 2021 to examine the MNO claims, it only met for the first time in 2023 and doesn’t have an answer yet.
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Indigenous players are again showing their talents in the National Hockey League
A handful of Indigenous players were on the opening-night rosters of NHL teams when the 2023-24 regular season kicked off Oct. 10.
And more are expected to join in, once they’re off the injury list.
Windspeaker takes a look at who’s playing and who’s waiting.
Alice est née au #Congo d’un père belge et d’une mère congolaise. Comme de nombreux #Métis, elle a été abandonnée par son père. Elle a dû attendre d’être centenaire pour retrouver sa lointaine famille belge.
La journaliste Valérie Hirsch nous raconte l’incroyable vie de cette femme, la fille cachée de son grand-père : https://medor.coop/magazines/medor-n32-automne-2023/alice-ma-tante-cachee-colonisation-congo-adoption/
'It will cost people their jobs': Thunder Bay top cop says #racism won't be tolerated.
"Thunder Bay police chief Darcy Fleury knows 1st hand what it's like to experience racism — & that has helped guide his 1st few months on the job as he looks 2 overhaul the embattled police force & repair relations with the #Indigenous community.
Honouring the grandmothers through (re)membering, (re)learning, and (re)vitalizing Métis traditional foods and protocols
#OpenScholarship from Canadian Food Studies (CFS).
From the 1950s into the 1990s the #CanadianGovernment & the #CatholicChurch were responsible for taking, or “scooping” more than 20,000 #FirstNations, #Métis, and #Inuit children from their families and communities; known as The Sixties Scoop. They were placed in foster homes or adopted (accounts of children even being sold) into non-#Indigenous families across #Canada, the #United States, & beyond.
No one needs or wants #TruthAndReconciliation theatre.
A national holiday, and forcing Canadian students to sit through yet another presentation or video, will do *nothing* to meet the urgent needs of First Nations and Métis people today.
Fix the water supplies. Fund the schools. Provide housing. Provide jobs. Universal basic income. Health care.
That's what people need.
A two-year ground penetrating radar search of a cemetery used by the Beauval Indian residential school in Saskatchewan has revealed anomalies of the potential unmarked graves of 79 children and 14 infants.
It’s expected to impact 16 communities in the northwest, both First Nations and Métis. The announcement of the search findings was made on Aug. 29.
Mstdn.ca is a Glitch Mastodon server for Canadians (Anglophones and Francophones), First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of the great white north:
I'm heading on Wednesday to #SVIAlberta, looking to build some connections with the energetic community that is the #Alberta #SocialVenture scene powered by #BeLocal and #Momentum. It'll be at #MétisCrossing, the first major #Métis cultural interpretive centre in #Alberta, located north of #Edmonton near #SmokeyLake. I will learn the proper land acknowledgements this weekend, but it is Michif Piyii Métis and perhaps #Cree and #Stoney.
Pretty purple #beaded earrings that my #Cree & #Metis friend, Sara Santana, made as a gift for me. She makes beautiful #NativeJewelry & other wearables. Based in #VictoriaBC - you can shop online or visit her shop in the Hudson Building on Douglas St at Fisgard.
#IndigenousOwned #NativeOwned #DecolonizeYourCloset #BuyDirectFromNativeArtists #BCNativeBusiness #ShopLocal #YYJshopping #VictoriaBC #PNW #NativeMastodon #IndigenousMastodon #SupportBIPOCbusinesses #earrings
First Nations do not get to decide who is and who isn't Métis under Canadian law. Or interfere with Parliamentary process for their own politics. MNO lawyer calls Wabun Tribal Council's claims "doomed." Federal Court Judge opens proceedings by calling local First Nations tactics "a problem." Wouldn't it be nice if we could all honour each others' histories and work together?
#ONPoli #CanPoli #FirstNations #Métis #Ontario #Law #Indigenous #MNO
Special university collection provides insight into Louis Riel’s tight family circle
In Spring 2022, the University of Calgary purchased a single archival box containing materials that range in timeframe from 1844 to 1885.
In the box were letters and other writings of Métis leader Louis Riel.
Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home is an exhibit that displays some of those materials
“As Métis people, the bison have been absolutely foundational to our growth as an Indigenous nation.”
Visions, Hopes and Dreams at Métis Crossing Wildlife Park comprises 25 white and regular-coloured elk (23 cows and two bulls), 23 Percheron mares, 15 plains bison (13 cows and two bulls), a rare herd of 15 white bison (13 cows and two bulls), 20 wood bison, and is celebrating the births of seven wood bison calves.
Really interesting decision from the Superior Court of #Québec re: status claims by the Communauté #Métis #Autochtone de Maniwaki. Of particular interest is the court's reliance on #histodons of various stripes (esp. Rousseau, Inksetter, and Goudreau) to find for a cultural vs a genealogical definition of "Métis". #Indigenous scholars and activists have been arguing along these lines for years, while the courts have generally relied on a race-based definition. @histodons
The court “must guard against the possibility that individuals with flimsy or even frivolous claims may interfere with (First Nations) rights.”
Judge rules a Métis community doesn’t exist, orders defendants to pay costs for experts
The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that not only is there no historic Métis community in Lac-Sainte-Marie in the Maniwaki region, but there is no contemporary Métis community either.
Available across Canada starting June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day.
New stamps from Canada Post honour Indigenous leaders
Thelma Chalifoux, George Manuel and Nellie Cournoyea left their marks on their Indigenous communities and Canada.
Now, Canada Post is celebrating their contributions with stamps as part of the second annual Indigenous Leaders series.
Found yet another bike-related hashtag to add to the post http://bikestylespokane.com/2023/04/09/hashtag-bikes/: #NativeKidsRideBikes. That one popped up in an article about a sculpture of the same name; had to add a comment with a link to https://ictnews.org/archive/native-kids-ride-bikes-mtis-artist-inspires-at-international-art-competition to my post on #Indigenous #cycling progrmas http://bikestylespokane.com/2022/11/27/we-are-still-here-indigenous-focused-bicycle-programs/. #NDN #KidsOnBikes #tribal #BicyclesChangeLives #art #sculpture #BikeArt #metis
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Telescopes like the ESO's #ELT, which is currently being built, can only be used scientifically with instrumentation (cameras, spectrographs). MPIA is involved in the construction of two of the first generation instruments. Many components of #MICADO and #METIS were developed by MPIA engineers and are now manufactured in our workshops. The precision mechanics workshop is equipped with the latest milling machines that produce elements from a wide range of metals
Today in 1885, the Battle of Batoche ends after four days with a Canadian militia victory over Metis forces. This causes the collapse of the Provisional Government, ended the North West Resistance.
Metis leader Louis Riel will be executed for treason on Nov. 16, 1885.
Métis Settlement General Council President Dave Lamouche is on his way to East Prairie Métis Settlement to “see the devastation,” he told Windspeaker.com.
The community was caught between two fires and evacuated late Friday. About 600 people made their way to High Prairie.
Three Métis settlements and 12 First Nations are impacted by the 98 active fires (as of today) in central and northern Alberta.
"When speaking with the King today, I mentioned something from one of my elders, who said that relationships are built over 100 cups of tea," Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron said.
"Today, we had our first cup of tea, to build that relationship, to identify our common and shared priorities moving forward, to find ways of working together that will create real, tangible change in our communities."
#tea #thé #coronation #couronnement #Métis #Canada
Making plans to go to the 2024 #AcadianCongress in #NewBrunswick to meet a bunch of cousins for the first time. Truly looking forward to this. Just learned that my family used to live in Prince Edward Island, before they were forcibly removed by the British during the great expulsion. This is my beloved grandmother who raised me, and her extensive Acadian and Métis family lineage. #Genealogy #Acadian #FamilyHistory #Metis #Ancestry #genchat #geneadon
Pretty good moons.
#ESAJuice will also observe several smaller inner moons — #Metis, #Adrastea, #Amalthea and #Thebeto — to understand how they emit dust that replenishes Jupiter’s rings.
Read more about all these moons 👉 https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Juice/The_moons_of_Jupiter_What_will_Juice_discover and follow the launch on 13 April.
The six-month #mentorship & #workshop #program launched in June & provide# 24 #Indigenous writers with the #opportunity to #work & #learn alongside eight #professional industry #mentors , including #StonyPlain ’s own #BrandiMorin .
Good morning, everyone. I am Nancy Marguerite Anderson, and am just setting up my new account on mstdn.ca
I am #Métis and my other Mastodon account is @MargueriteHBC -- On that account I am posting the Journals of the York Factory Express, but on this account I will be posting the journals and stories of the HBC Brigades. The #Book will be published in the springtime, sometime.
It may take me a while to get started here....
(I was @marguerite_HBC on Twitter).
As the first week of Black History Month comes to an end, I wanted to share with my Mastodon friends this story about Joseph Lewis, Alberta’s first recorded Black fur trader, who arrived in 1799, and became a father to the Métis Nation. So much fun to research. https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/paula-simons-strong-and-free-the-adventures-of-joseph-lewis-edmontons-first-black-voyageur #BlackHistoryMonth #Edmonton #Alberta #FortEdmonton #furtrade #Metis #RedRiver #BlackHistory #yeg
#Introduction Looks like we have a few more people here now, so re-posting my intro:
Chippewa/RR Métis, award-winning SFFH writer & poet (latest book is Marvel Untold: Sisters of Sorcery), mother of 5, married. Montanan broiling to death in AZ. Witches & psychopaths are my jam, LOL. Blood quantum & gate-keeping are bullshit. Hi!
In this place I plan to focus on:
Here is my #introduction. I’m a #Metis #biblical #scholar in the #UK. I’ve published books on #taste and on #gender and articles on #apocalypse, #SlutShaming, and #antisemitism. I’m always happy to do guest lectures if I can, or send paywalled PDFs of my work. I’m a very newbie #beadwork person so you might see a bit of that too.