L’nuey IndigeNews + Holiday News Summary – Dec. 13 , 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ aq wli eksitpu’k, nitap!

Hello and good morning, friend!


Welcome back to IndigeNews – a weekly Indigenous news update provided by L’nuey.

In case you missed some of the headlines over the holidays, we’ve included a holiday news summary as well!


The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

“Pusu’l Puna’ne!”

“Happy New Year”


The 15 year fight to treat Indigenous children as equals – CBC Listen

Canada’s New $40-Billion Child Welfare Agreements Explained – The Tyee

Canadian Rangers in Bearskin Lake First Nation to help with COVID-19 outbreak – CBC News

COVID-19 new case numbers explode in Indigenous communities across Canada – CTV News

Implementation will be key to First Nation child welfare agreement, says advocate – CBC News

Residential school day scholars can now apply for compensation under settlement – CBC News

Prosecutors add charges for 25 in N.S. lobster pound riot, say ‘resolutions’ possible – Toronto Star

‘We still have that bond’: Cape Breton Mi’kmaw elder remembers historic 1967 canoe trip to Montreal – SaltWire Network

AFN signs agreements-in-principle on compensation for First Nations children and overhaul of federal program – Assembly of First Nations


Agreement reached on First Nations child welfare compensation – CBC News

Reconciliation named SaltWire’s P.E.I. News Story of the Year – SaltWire Network

Lennox Island man takes part in TikTok Indigenous accelerator program – CBC News

Ottawa releases early details of landmark $40B First Nations child welfare agreement – CBC News

Fans, colleagues pay tribute to Mi’kmaq lawyer, comedian and activist Candy Palmater – APTN News

Two years after B.C. passed its landmark Indigenous Rights act, has anything changed? – The Narwhal

Pictou Landing First Nation members suing researchers for ‘secret’ experiment says claim – APTN News

JENENE WOOLDRIDGE: With reconciliation comes responsibility for the business community – SaltWire Network

Sydney-Victoria MP makes history by bringing Mi’kmaw language to the forefront in new role – SaltWire Network

Yann Martel, Murray Sinclair top list of those named to Order of Canada for extraordinary contributions – CBC News


Indigenous Rights Year in Review – First Peoples Law

CGL pipeline protesters vacate site to evade arrest: Release – APTN News

Robinson Huron Treaty Annuity case headed to Supreme Court – CBC News

First Nation leaders say BC implementation of UNDRIP is too slow – Welland Tribune

Calls to Action Accountability: A 2021 Status Update on Reconciliation – Yellowhead Institute

Opposition parties blast Trudeau for failing to send military to COVID-stricken Bearskin Lake – APTN News

Court rejects First Nations’ bid to change flow of river to alleviate damage caused by northern B.C. dam – CBC News

Justice delayed, justice denied, say families of murdered Indigenous women as Alberta announces completion of final MMIWG report – Toronto Star


Special report rips feds’ record on reconciliation – APTN News

Siksika Nation to receive $1.3B in land claim settlement – CTV News

Trudeau calls for talks, not court fight, on Wolastoqey claim – CBC News

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek heads to court to claim lands set out in Treaty of 1850 – Sudbury.com

Courts approve $8B settlement between First Nations, feds in clean water class action – APTN News

Court cancels permanent injunction in Caledonia, grants land back spokesman’s appeal – APTN News

Changes to Sask. trespassing laws come into effect Jan. 1, will require permission to access land – CBC News

Dehcho First Nations to draft its own land code after decades of talks with federal, territorial gov’ts – CBC News

‘An important step’: Feds pledge up to $40B to compensate First Nations kids, reform child welfare – APTN News

Prime minister tells cabinet ministers to concentrate on COVID-19, UNDRIP, clean water and justice – APTN News

Feds need a commission to review ‘miscarriages of justice’ for Indigenous and Black inmates: Judges – APTN News

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation asks Supreme Court of Canada to reject residency requirement challenge – CBC News

B.C. approves RCMP redeployment to Wet’suwet’en territory same day floods destroyed critical infrastructure – APTN News

Canada: Unlawful attacks on Indigenous land rights defenders in Wet’suwet’en Territory | Letter – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

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


Canada Post to pilot community hub in Membertou – SaltWire Network

Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund Emergency COVID-19 Application – NationTalk

Eskasoni Tim Hortons opening delayed due to rising COVID-19 numbers – SaltWire Network

First Nations prepare for labor shortages caused by COVID-19: ‘Impacts are devastating’ – Global News


Indigenous learners, job seekers get boost from Google Canada – APTN News

19-year-old Elsipogtog man starts cosmetics and skin care business – CBC News

Critics accuse Liberals of failing to address Indigenous housing crisis – APTN News

Philanthropist from Temagami named an Officer of the Order of Canada – CBC News

Meet 3 Indigenous women entrepreneurs promoting wellness and culture – CBC News

Cree Nation reaches sky-high with ‘landmark’ $100M Montreal skyscraper  – APTN News

Liberals extend COVID-19 benefits to help businesses, workers affected by Omicron – APTN News

Catholic bishops fail to release details of $30M fundraiser for residential school survivors on time – CBC News

‘I want to know the truth’: Frog Lake First Nation members concerned after $120M in net assets goes missing – APTN News

Wolastoqew man helps First Nation shoppers get treaty tax exemption in New Brunswick with new delivery company – CBC News


COVID crisis has Bearskin Lake at breaking point: Chief – APTN News

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

How Mi’kmaw artist Lorne Julien became the Warrior on the Hill – CBC News

Conne River sets a massive goal: Restoring the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News

Cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in Nunavut despite lockdown – APTN News

Yukon parents vote on proposal to create First Nations school board – Global News

Denesuline family challenges N.W.T. legislation to use traditional names – APTN News

‘Mandatory vaccination’ may be way out of pandemic: federal health minister – APTN News

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare – Squamish Chief


Northern Ont. First Nations taking back child welfare jurisdiction – CTV News

Indigenous women make up nearly 50% of prison population: Report  – APTN News

Mi’kmaw contributions pushed for recognition in Hockey Hall of Fame – Two Row Times

Meet 1 of 20 young Yukoners helping preserve their language — by learning it – CBC News

Cowessess First Nation to receive federal cash to help identify 751 unmarked graves  – APTN News

Indigenizing therapy: How Lyla Harman embraces culture in her counselling practice – APTN News

Poet asks for help from Mi’kmaq speakers to ease father’s move to long term care – SaltWire Network

Officials tighten COVID-19 restrictions across Canada in hopes of keeping Omicron infections at bay – APTN News

Mi’kmaw artist’s work honouring victims of residential schools displayed at Cape Breton arts centre – SaltWire Network


‘Birding on the Rez’: Kahnawake joins national bird count – APTN News

Siksika Nation invests in training to counter ‘digital divide’ – APTN News

Indigenous communities along Atlantic coast at risk from rising sea levels – CBC News

Pipeline work resumes after blockades in northern B.C., Coastal GasLink says – CBC News

BC First Nations Forestry Council reinforces call for consultation process reset – Canadian Forest Industries

‘A quest for wisdom’: How two-eyed seeing mixes Indigenous knowledge and Western science in N.S. – CBC News


AltaGas files plan to decommission the Alton Gas site – Halifax Examiner

Sask. First Nation welcomes back buffalo herd after 150-year absence – CTV News

B.C. hears from 161 First Nations on plans for old-growth logging deferrals – Global News

New archeology exhibit shows what Island life was like hundreds of years ago – CBC News

How more than a million acres of Wolastoqey land ended up with the forest industry – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations