L’nuey IndigeNews – Feb. 8 – 14, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is



Meaning: rejection, disregard


Missing son of well-known Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw artist found safe – CTV News

Wet’suwet’en want UN spotlight on Coastal GasLink crisis – National Observer

Calls for action after fatal fires on First Nations: ‘Lives are at stake’ – Global News

Mi’kmaw chief says restorative justice a ‘cop-out’ after lobster pound ransacked – CBC News

Indigenous leaders condemn misappropriation of Orange Shirt Day by protest convoy – CBC News

Military spies say convoy blockade poses ‘no security threat’ to Defence Department – APTN News

Tseshaht First Nation will search for potential burial sites at Island residential school site – CBC News

How this Mi’kmaw rapper uses hip-hop to heal from racism and intergenerational trauma – CBC News

Mi’kmaw actor, producer returns home to Unama’ki to document stories of personal crises – SaltWire Network

Grassy Narrows First Nation will lead research into unmarked graves at McIntosh Residential School – Thunder Bay News Watch


Wet’suwet’en Call on the UN to Support Land Battle – The Tyee

National chief says Canada’s true past being exposed – Windspeaker.com

Cree hunter in Saskatchewan says new trespass law infringes on her treaty rights – APTN News

First Nations in B.C. say they’ll appeal Nechako River ruling to restore natural flows – APTN News

First Nation criticizes Ontario government over upcoming launch of online gaming market – Law Times

‘We need to work together’: CBRM council meets new municipal Indigenous adviser – SaltWire Network

Appeal to move forward in protest camp case despite Sask. government’s attempt to stop it – CBC News

‘A pretty clear win for the federal government’: Quebec court rules on federal child welfare law – APTN News

Ottawa backs Indigenous child welfare law after Quebec court declares parts of it unconstitutional – CBC News

Black, Indigenous inmates more likely to experience ‘use of force’ behind bars: Prison ombudsman – APTN News

Chartrand says MNC legal action is “weaponizing court” to fight growing MMF citizenship numbers – Windspeaker.com


Indigenous tourism ready to shine again across the country in 2022 – APTN News

Manitoba Federation fur company promises to get Métis trappers back on lines – Windspeaker.com

Ottawa’s $5.2B Muskrat bailout includes more borrowing, restructuring as project nears completion – CBC News

First Nation investment group, Enbridge signs letter of intent to invest in carbon storage project – Edmonton Journal

Shawanaga First Nation assert inherent rights to support the creation of an independent Indigenous Gaming Authority – Shawanaga First Nation


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

Indigenous duo aims to create good vibes only with online dating event – CBC News

Indigenous nations on Prairies keep pandemic restrictions despite provincial plans – APTN News

New partnership to benefit First Nations students wanting to attend post-secondary – APTN News

Improperly stored COVID-19 vaccine given to some residents in God’s Lake First Nation – Global News

New Manitoba programs aim to increase number of Indigenous language speakers, translators – CBC News

National Gallery of Canada launches an Indigenous ways and decolonisation department – The Art Newspaper

Meet the Indigenous artists blending traditional art forms with pop culture, modern medical images – CBC News

Indigenous communities to be hit with ‘ecological grief, loss of land and traditional knowledge’ because of climate crisis – APTN News


Declines in moose population a concern for Quebec Cree – CBC News

Parks Canada relocating 40 plains bison to Key First Nation Treaty 4 – Global News

First Nations leaders warn MLAs about growing impact of climate change – CBC News

Indigenous youth activist advocating for clean water for all Canadians – Daily Hive News

Work again halted on overbudget, much-delayed N.S. Power hydro dam project – CBC News

Opinion: Jeff Ward on driving change for Indigenous Peoples through technology – The Globe and Mail

Indigenous communities look to become big players in Alberta’s carbon sequestration – Windspeaker.com

Proposal for gold and copper mine on First Nation’s territory rejected for 3rd time by B.C. government – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations