L’nuey IndigeNews – Feb. 1 – 7, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Apuknajit!

Pronounced: well-ee ah-boo-ga-nah-jit

Meaning: Happy February!


Cindy Blackstock Is Still Fighting for Indigenous Kids – The Tyee

Feds announce new made in Canada COVID-19 vaccine – APTN News

Country mourns the loss of First Nations warrior Philip Favel – APTN News

New search and rescue boat stationed at Lennox Island First Nation – Journal Pioneer

Mi’kmaw writer, actor is new co-ordinator of UPEI’s Indigenous Student Centre – CBC News

He Almost Quit the Law. Instead, He Reset Canada’s Indigenous Dialogue. – The New York Times

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: active cases in First Nations continue to decline – CBC News

Sipekne’katik First Nation sues Nova Scotia over restrictions on buying Mi’kmaw lobster – CBC News

Canada accused of continued short-changing of First Nations kids, despite order to stop – Global News

Sipekne’katik sues Nova Scotia, says fish buying regulations infringe on treaty rights – Ku’ku’kwes News

Charges laid against Pictou County man in moderate livelihood shooting incident – The Chronicle Herald

Indigenous poet and residential school survivor named Canada’s next parliamentary poet laureate – CTV News


Ottawa lays groundwork for new Indigenous health legislation – CBC News

Curve Lake First Nation takes water crisis to court – The Peterborough Examiner

Lynn Beyak, the senator who defended residential schools, is resigning – CBC News

‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition – Lethbridge News

B.C. Appeal Court ‘sorely lacking’ in people of colour, says top judge – Vancouver Sun

Participants at Nunavut mine hearing question whether process is serving Inuit – CBC News

Provincial consultation deadline pushed back for two proposed roads in Ring of Fire – CBC News

First Nations groups, Charlottetown council differ on Sir John A. Macdonald statue – Global News

Appeal court rejects Jackie Vautour’s latest challenge of Kouchibouguac park creation – CBC News

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug opposes federal government’s proposal to implement UNDRIP – CBC News

Aboriginal and Indigenous law certificate to advance Schulich Law’s decolonization efforts – Canadian Lawyer

Curing the ‘colonial hangover’: how Yukon First Nations became trailblazers of Indigenous governance – The Narwhal

‘Nothing should be kept secret’: B.C. First Nation asks court to order release of Site C dam safety documents – The Narwhal


What’s next for Clearwater Seafoods now that it’s been sold? – CBC News

New mask factory on Alberta reserve ‘100 per cent Indigenous’ – National Observer

Carry the Kettle First Nation seeks to develop urban reserve in Regina – Regina Leader-Post

Infrastructure Bank directed to invest $1 billion in Indigenous projects – The Globe and Mail

First Nation to break ground on $3bn Vancouver development this year – Global Construction Review

Indigenous Tourism BC to Distribute $5 Million through BC Indigenous Tourism Recovery Fund – Nation Talk

LNG Canada and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business support Indigenous women entrepreneurs – Nation Talk

Feds reach agreement with Manitoba gov’t to support essential air access to remote northern communities – Welland Tribune

The Government of Canada supports First Nations asset management infrastructure planning in British Columbia – Indigenous Services Canada


Desire to reclaim Michif language grows – Toronto Star

STU student creates guide to showcase Indigenous history – The Aquinian

First Nations in Quebec ‘ready and waiting’ for COVID-19 vaccines – CBC News

New radio station to share 5 Indigenous languages with Edmontonians – CTV News

Feds defend ‘interim’ First Nations education funding after chiefs’ concerns grow – Toronto Star

Indigenous Food Tourism in Canada Ahead of Post-Pandemic Trends: Charlie Greg Sark – Forbes

First Nations are exerting more control over their borders. Health care could be next – CBC News

Canada backs Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project as opposition mounts in Minnesota – National Observer

Controversies Around Endangered Indigenous Languages in the Canadian Arctic (Part I) – The Arctic Institute

More evidence of failures in health system for B.C.’s Indigenous peoples: report – Government of British Colombia

Doctors call on Canadian government to address critical nursing shortage in northern Indigenous communities – CBC News


Raising awareness of Indigenous water rights in B.C. – The Discourse

Dehcho First Nations launch 30-day on-the-land healing program – CBC News

Students learn how to snare and clean a rabbit, the Mi’kmaw way – APTN News

Pond Inlet protesters say mine expansion ignores Nunavut Agreement – CBC News

West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars – Times Colonist

Nunavut mine blockade to continue until concerns are addressed, say Inuit hunters – CBC News

Boil water advisory lifted on Black Lake Denesuline First Nation after more than 7 years – CTV News

Yellowknives Dene, federal gov’t agree to further talks about Giant Mine apology, compensation – CBC News

Indigenous reporting system to track fires on reserves, increase prevention across Canada – The Abottsford News


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations