L’nuey IndigeNews – Feb. 16 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Pronounced: geh-sa-lool

Meaning: I love you


Meet the people behind the Mi’gmaq fishery in eastern Quebec – CBC News

Potlotek First Nation sues Nova Scotia over moderate livelihood fishery – CBC News

New docuseries opens a window into the lives of eastern Mi’kmaw fishers – CBC News

AFN facing conflict of interest concerns, call for independent financial review – APTN News

Nine Algonquin nations reject Ottawa land project labeled as ‘reconciliation’ effort – CTV News

Liberals propose federal criminal reforms aimed at systemic racism in justice system – CTV News

Cape Breton First Nations chief challenges the province’s fishing regulations – The Chronicle Herald

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue downward trend – CBC News

Government of Canada COVID-19 Update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada


Dismantling the colonial history of law – Canadian Bar Association

Three people to appear in court following N.S. fishing dispute – CTV News

Lawyer for Nunavut blockade calls Baffinland injunction ‘hasty’ – CBC News

This Mohawk woman has been fighting the feds to get her status for 20 years – CTV News

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples national chief vows to put forgotten organization ‘back on track’ – APTN News

Bill to relax criminal drug penalties will ‘make change in First Nations peoples lives,’ says Sask. chief – CBC News

Innu caribou hunt sparks debate over territorial and hunting rights among First Nations in Quebec – APTN News

Court orders new hearing over Williams Lake First Nation’s century-old land dispute – The Williams Lake Tribune

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations – APTN News

AFN chiefs launch full investigation of harassment allegations against Ontario regional chief – The Globe and Mail

Yukon First Nations, Métis Nation of Ontario ask for intervenor status in Vuntut Gwitchin charter case – CBC News

Target of AFN harassment probe says she’s facing reprisal for demanding more fiscal accountability – The Globe and Mail

Government of Canada announces measures to keep communities safe, fight systemic racism and make our criminal justice system more effective for all – Department of Justice Canada


Baffinland blockade cost estimated to be $14 million – Nunatsiaq News

First Nation business group seeks to ‘close the gap’ on mine supply – Soo Today

Urban reserves ‘key to Indigenous prosperity’: Kapyong project exec – Winnipeg Sun

Plans to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups take another step forward – CBC News

How the $250M Clearwater Seafoods purchase by 7 Mi’kmaw First Nations came to be – CBC News

NB Government: Discussions ongoing with First Nation communities on carbon tax revenues – Nation Talk

Cape Breton First Nation addresses housing shortage with help from federal funding – The Chronicle Herald

Involve Indigenous communities early in mining cycle: Anishnawbe Business Professional Association – CBC News

Pikangikum First Nation celebrates the opening of Canada’s first transitional home on a reserve – Indigenous Services Canada

‘It’s quite a thing’: Kettle and Stony Point First Nation get first in series of modular homes for freezing members – APTN News

Cape Breton entrepreneur plans to expand Slow Cooked Dreams across Canada, targets Indigenous communities – The Guardian


Buffy Sainte-Marie Is an Indigenous Icon, Singer, and Activist – Teen Vogue

Linguist says more COVID-19 education needed in Mi’kmaw language – CBC News

‘It’s who I am’: Indigenous chefs bring their traditions back to the table – CTV News

Ottawa public school board looks to create Indigenous trustee position – CTV News

Indigenous Screen Office establishes Solidarity Fund for BIPOC creators – CBC News

Vaccination rate is 6 times higher in Indigenous communities than in general population – CBC News

Indigenous education expands at Dal with launch of new Schulich School of Law certificate – Dal News

Toronto top doctor, Indigenous services minister sound alarm over COVID-19 variants- Turtle Island News

Many Indigenous communities seeing success during vaccine rollout despite unique challenges – National Post

30K masks being delivered to First Nations children in Manitoba communities and children’s hospital – CTV News

Thunder Bay Art Gallery continues to support and highlight Indigenous artists and curators – Thunder Bay News Watch

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation moves forward with plan to take control of community’s child and family services – CBC News

‘We’ve been dictated to here by government’: How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water – APTN News


First Nations getting ‘left behind’ on broadband – The Sudbury Star

Why Indigenous Knowledge Matters to the Future of Fisheries – Eco Watch

FSC Canada endorses BC First Nations Forest Strategy – Canadian Forest Industries

How colonial systems have left some First Nations without drinking water – Global News

Consultations with First Nations lacking on mines proposed in northwestern Ontario – Wind Speaker

Saskatchewan First Nation erects blockade after company enters territory without consent – CBC News

First Nations ‘alarmed’ at lack of consultation on Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project – Prince Albert Now

Alberta’s agreements With Northern First Nations sets parameters for development in sensitive areas – Cochrane Today

Indigenous Advisory Committee embarks on bold new path with the Canada Energy Regulator – Canada Energy Regulator


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations