L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 25 – 31, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Eksitpu’k!

Pronounced: well-ee ek-sit-boog

Meaning: good morning!


New search and rescue boat for Lennox Island First Nation – CBC News

NS Mi’kmaw leaders call for tailored COVID-19 vaccine plan – CBC News

It’s time for a First Nations person to be governor general: Bellegarde – CTV News

Indigenous art bank, new grants for Indigenous artists coming for P.E.I. – CBC News

Mi’kmaw leaders, city at odds over changes for Charlottetown’s John A. Macdonald statue – CBC News

Urgent, tangible Indigenous language agenda set for legislation implementation in Canada – Toronto Star

Pam Palmater: ‘At every turn, Canada chooses the path of injustice toward Indigenous peoples’ – Maclean’s

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

FIRST NATIONS CHIEFS: Re-writing Sir John A Macdonald plaque not an acceptable solution – The Chronicle Herald

Permanent monument honouring residential school survivors to be built at Regina’s Government House – CBC 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

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

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

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


Edmonton takes first step in establishing urban reserve – CBC News

First Nations partnership with construction company paying dividends – CBC News

Millbrook First Nation nearly step closer to developing Shannon Park land – CBC News

Lethbridge good candidate for next urban reserve: First Nations officials – Global News

Indigenous ownership boosted benefits of renewable energy project, report finds – CBC News

‘100 per cent Indigenous’: New mask factory on Alberta reserve to employ band members – Kamloops This Week

Independent panel contends Yukoners, First Nations aren’t benefiting enough from mining royalties – The Narwhal


‘A timely decision’: Sask. to stop issuing birth alerts – CTV News

A step back — not forward — for Indigenous health care – Winnipeg Free Press

Mentoring Indigenous lawyers among Sen. Sinclair’s retirement plans – CTV News

Carved stone pillar found on B.C. beach identified as Indigenous artifact – CBC News

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

Sask. Métis government seeks to bridge the divide between western – Yorkton This Week

Sask. Minister says Indigenous advocacy led to end of birth alert system – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Decrying medical racism, Indigenous leaders demand health care ‘transformation’ – Welland Tribune

Federal, provincial officials discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care – CBC News

First Nations doctor wants more action following summit on anti-Indigenous racism in health care – CBC News

Symposium participants discuss the role and reach of the commissioner of Indigenous languages office – Toronto Star

Grant gives USask researchers opportunity to change emergency response for Indigenous communities – The Globe and Mail


Inuktitut added to language translator software – CBC News

Drones to deliver medical supplies to area First Nation- Prince George Citizen

First Nations members add voice to public opposition of Alberta’s coal plan – CTV News

Indigenous leaders point to issues with Timiskaming forest management plan – CBC News

Indigenous leaders accuse Pallister of misleading people regarding flood protection project – CTV News

Government of Canada Partnering with Lennox Island First Nation to Enhance Marine Safety in Prince Edward Island – Canadian Coast Guard

Government of Canada announces support for Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s solar-energy project – Environment and Climate Change Canada


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations