L’nuey IndigeNews – Dec. 6 – 12, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is





Show of solidarity for farmers in crisis – The Eastern Graphic

First-ever Indigenous-led bid to pursue 2030 Olympics in Vancouver – Daily Hive

AFN announces postponement of Vatican trip at special chiefs assembly – APTN News

Federal government to release more residential school documents: Miller – APTN News

Indigenous historians say more than an apology is needed from the Catholic Church – CTV News

Vancouver fan pushes to have Mi’kmaw contribution to hockey included in the hall of fame – APTN News

Cowessess First Nation working with Church to complete identification of 751 unmarked graves – CTV News

Abegweit First Nation buying nearly 2,500 kg of potatoes to support local industry amid trade ban – CBC News

Prime Minister, ministers, federal party leaders make promises to chiefs at AFN special assembly – Windspeaker.com

Archibald, chiefs push for arms-length, independent UN investigation of Canada’s residential schools – Windspeaker.com

Emergency motion to de-escalate RCMP tactics against land defenders gives way to Wet’suwet’en ‘internal dispute’ – Windspeaker.com

Canadian Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Provide an Update on Delegation to Rome – Assembly of First Nations


Gerald Antoine elected Dene National chief – CBC News

Dehcho First Nations to establish custom land code – Cabin Radio

Feds remain committed to ending boil water advisories, Trudeau tells AFN – Global News

‘Truth must prevail’: Cowessess chief reflects on a year of grief and prosperity – CTV News

BC NDP Elect First Ever Indigenous Party President in Aaron Sumexheltza – CFNR Network

Autumn Peltier on youth activism, challenging Trudeau, and a future in politics – Maclean’s

Indigenous justice system takes holistic approach, panel speakers explain – The Lawyer’s Daily

AFN could be effective but needs to change say former candidates for national chief – APTN News

AFN special chiefs assembly winds up with resolutions, promises from prime minister – APTN News

New regional chief in New Brunswick calls premier a ‘ding dong’ after reaction to lawsuit – APTN News

Assembly of First Nations adopts resolution to add two-spirit council to governance structure – CBC News

Feds examined spending billions on mental health supports for residential school survivors – Vancouver Sun

Regional chiefs accused of ‘self-serving’ as they lead defeat of Archibald’s strategic plan for AFN – Windspeaker.com

Government of Canada advances implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act –  Department of Justice Canada

Minister Miller promises new measures for federal government document disclosure related to residential schools – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Feds invest in Quebec Indigenous community initiatives – The Hamilton Spectator

First Nations say coal company misrepresenting relationships to review group – Global News

Mi’kmaw Entrepreneur Has Her Chance to Finally Pitch Canada’s Dragons’ Den – EIN Presswire

Indigenous housing groups get Catholic school board fees waived from building permits – CBC News

$13 million donation set to fund new Institute for Indigenous Research and Knowledge – The McGill Tribune

BC floods cause at least 450 million in damage, First Nations still struggle, some still cut off – Turtle Island News

Stability critical to investors, says leader, as concern greets high level departures from Indigenous Opportunities Corp. – Windspeaker.com

Transport Canada announces up to $300K in new funding to support local and Indigenous community-based rail safety engagement – Transport Canada

Indigena Capital to Launch $250 Million Indigenous Equity Partnership Fund to Bridge Private Investment with Indigenous Communities in Canada and the United States – NationTalk


COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC News

Three Alberta First Nations planning to take over child welfare – Edmonton Journal

Parole system fails Indigenous prisoners in Nova Scotia, support workers say – The Signal

Hockey’s Denny honoured by induction into Mi’kmaq Sports Hall of Fame – Windspeaker.com

Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton launch vaccination clinics for children – SaltWire Network

Halifax committee considers using park display cases to commemorate Mi’kmaq history – The Signal

Opioid overdoses in Indigenous communities increased sharply during pandemic: reports – CBC News

Ontario First Nation confirms 12 cases of blastomycosis, more than 100 under investigation – Global News

4,500-km Indigenous snowmobile expedition will carry message of reconciliation, healing and hope – CBC News

Manitoba elder Dave Courchene Jr., founder of Indigenous education centre, dies at 71 – Lethbridge News Now

From healing to disappointment, here’s what a papal apology could mean for residential school survivors – Global News


First Nations gather to reframe land use as land relationships – Yukon News

Environmental assessment of Northern Pulp’s mill restart plan begins – CBC News

After 60 days, Iqaluit lifts its do not consume order for drinking water – APTN News

B.C. wildfires: Indigenous report calls for change to response, recovery – CTV News

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation water operator wins national leadership award – CBC News

Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon – CBC News

First Nations call for better alert system, more funding after slow flood response – Lethbridge News Now

Indigenous leaders push for creation of mandatory elders wisdom panels on resource projects – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations