L’nuey IndigeNews – Feb. 8 – 15, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are


Meaning: your family


Native Council of P.E.I. plans COVID-19 vaccine clinic – CBC News

Launch of art bank, arts grants on P.E.I. for Indigenous artists – The Guardian

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: what you need to know this week – CBC News

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

Manitoba First Nation seeking help from United Nations over their lack of clean water – APTN News

First Nations will step closer to self-determination with UN declaration: Bellegarde – National Observer

Advocates call for action ahead of annual vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women – CBC News

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

Annual Moose Hide Campaign goes virtual to help end violence against Indigenous women and children – CTV News

DFO, RCMP knew violence was coming but did nothing to protect Mi’kmaw lobster harvesters: Documents – APTN News

NWAC and Moose Hide agree to work together to end male violence against Indigenous women, girls, & gender-diverse people – Red Lake Nation News

Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in Atlantic Canada to advance self-determination and reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


New law will help achieve self-determination: AFN – Toronto.com

Canada’s shell game on C-92 funding | Pamela Palmater – The Lawyer’s Daily

Feds should be held accountable for violence against Mi’kmaw fishery: MP – APTN News

RCMP Commissioner urged to issue directive on use of knee to neck – The Globe and Mail

Five years after call to add Indigenous rights to citizenship guide, no changes made – CTV News

Commissioner calls for transparency on response to Indigenous women inquiry – North Shore News

Ontario First Nation fights for compensation for Winnipeg taking water from Shoal Lake – CBC News

Ottawa to define “prior consent” through dialogue with First Nations: Lametti- Kamloops This Week

Federal government agencies ‘complicit’ in violent attacks on Mi’kmaw harvesters: Chief – APTN News

First Nations agree to COVID-19 data-sharing agreement with B.C., but say deal flawed – Times Colonist

First Nations agree to COVID-19 data-sharing agreement with B.C., but say the deal is flawed – CBC News

Enforcement of laws in First Nations occupies leaders around multiple negotiation tables – Windspeaker.com

Indigenous groups wary but hopeful as consultations start on co-developing distinctions-based health legislation – Hill Times


Taste ‘global Indigenous’ chocolate and pastries from this Sudbury chef – CBC News

First Nation business group seeks to “close the gap” on mine supply – Northern Ontario Business

Halifax council approves development that will provide housing for Indigenous people CBC News

Sask. First Nation says Biden’s move to block Keystone XL pipeline means lost opportunity – CTV News

Indigenous-owned electric company prioritizes giving back to communities – Northern Ontario Business

Closing housing gap for urban Indigenous people could cost $1.4B a year: report – The Abbotsford News

Halifax council approves Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre’s affordable housing plan – Halifax Examiner

How the N.W.T.’s procurement policies could change to support northern, Indigenous businesses – CBC News

Government of Canada Supports Green Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities, tackling climate change and creating jobs – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


What Nova Scotia could learn from Nunatsiavut’s COVID-19 vaccination plan – The Signal

Virtual Indigenous Storytelling Month aims to keep oral culture, traditions alive – CTV News

‘Unsung musical hero’: New anthology highlights Indigenous musician Willie Dunn – City News

Temagami’s missing 300-pound pictograph found in the Sault after 25-year search – Soo Today

Important Contribution to Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi’kma’ki – Canadian Heritage

This Anishinaabe artist uses beaded lottery tickets to scratch at Indigenous history – CBC News

Outgoing Royal BC Museum Indigenous collection curator calls it a ‘wicked’ place – Global News

How one Indigenous doctor is tackling vaccine hesitancy, starting with her own mom – CBC Radio

Minecraft game lets students explore Manitoba First Nation community pre-colonization – City News

Advocates for urban Indigenous population push for prioritization in Quebec’s vaccination plan – CBC News

Western University’s Indigenized astronomy course uses science as a gateway to Indigenous culture – Western Gazette

Government of Canada provides $2 million to the Conseil des Atikamekw de Manawan and the Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw for the development of Joyce’s Principle – Indigenous Services Canada


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

New UBC Indigenous fisheries centre aims to uplift community rights – Nelson Star

Meet the Indigenous scientist charting the future of fisheries – Prince George Citizen

First Nation lauds plan to protect traditional land use in oilsands management plan – CBC News

Alberta, First Nation reach land preservation deal in heart of oil sands country – The Globe and Mail

TC Energy Partners with PLATO Testing to Grow Network of Indigenous Software Testers – Nation Talk

Fort McKay First Nation, Alberta reach agreement on Moose Lake access management plan – Toronto Star

Minister Jordan launches engagement on Canada’s new Blue Economy Strategy – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

UM helps launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Indigenous app; supports Indigenous communities as they respond to COVID-19 – University of Manitoba

Government of Canada and the A-Tlegay Member Nations Sign the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Fisheries Resources – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Government of Canada Supports Renewable Energy Alternatives in Indigenous and Northern Communities – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations