L’nuey IndigeNews + Holiday News Summary – Dec. 14, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq words of the week are

Wli Punamujuiku’s!

Pronounced: well-ee boo-na-moo-jooey-goos

Meaning: Happy January!


Indigenous Rights Year in Review – First Peoples Law

Four Indigenous finalists among nominees for new $5 bill – CTV News

Vaccine rollout picks up speed in First Nations across Canada – Global News

First Nations scholar says AFN stuck in old ways, needs to change – APTN News

Clearwater shareholders approve sale to Mi’kmaw bands, B.C. firm – CBC News

What’s in store for harvesting rights? InFocus looks forward to 2021 – APTN News

Broken promises, unceded land: The history behind the Land Back Lane protest – TVO

First Nations in Quebec implement stricter public health measures as COVID-19 cases climb – CBC News

‘It’s a game-changer’: Indigenous leaders encourage communities to line up for COVID-19 vaccine – CBC Radio

‘We’re not very happy’: First Nations say they weren’t consulted about northern Sask. Moderna vaccine rollout – CTV News



AFN heats up as national chief role opens up – Winnipeg Free Press

Nova Scotia Supreme Court approves sale of Clearwater Seafoods – CBC News

Opinion: Will 2021 be the year the AFN finally elects its first female National Chief? – The Globe and Mail

First Nations leaders call out Ottawa’s ‘nonsense’ litigation on Jordan’s Principle expansion – Global News

Suspended sentences for 16 found guilty of civil contempt during 2016 Muskrat Falls protest – CBC News

Wabaseemoong Independent Nations will have Anishinaabe law on child welfare start in new year – CBC News

Caledonia land dispute: Crown withdraws charges against Indigenous jounalist Karl Dockstader – The Hamilton Spectator


Lobster livelihood fishery talks hit bottom – The Coast

A Cold Rain Falls: Canada’s Proposed UNDRIP Legislation – First Peoples Law

Battle brewing over UNDRIP: A primer on government Bill C-15 – APTN News

A critical milestone on the road to reconciliation – The Canadian Bar Association

Łı́ı́dlı̨́ı̨́ Kų́ę́ First Nation goes to court to battle Fort Simpson land sale – CBC News

New Indigenous advisory council to tackle policing issues in Edmonton – CBC News

Feds should detail vaccination plan for Indigenous communities: NDP – CKPG Today

BC Privacy commissioner rejects First Nations’ COVID-19 data release complaint – BIV

First Nations say Quebec’s plan to tackle racism won’t have ‘lasting effect’ – APTN News

Treaty Six First Nations sign agreement with Alberta government – Red Deer News Now

Implementation of UNDRIP ‘long overdue’ says key figure who helped draft it – CBC News

RCMP commits to changes on how it collects, uses information about protesters – APTN News

Quebec police watchdog completes probe into RCMP-involved killing of Rodney Levi – North Shore News

Tsartlip First Nation territory doubles in size after traditional land returned by B.C. government – CBC News

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Lessons from B.C. – Yellowhead Institute

Growing pressure from northern Ontario First Nations forces feds to extend Ring of Fire consultations – CBC News

Working group’s success depends on N.B. mending relationship with Indigenous leaders: opposition – Global News

Fight against racism in Canada requires chiefs’ constant attention and response—Chief Ghislain Picard – Welland Tribune


Outlook: Canada’s emerging Indigenous economy is gaining momentum – BIV

Clearwater shareholders approve sale to Mi’kmaw bands, B.C. firm – CBC News

The Trans Mountain project faces a year of challenges and opportunity – CBC News

Proposed $22B railroad through part of Yukon raising environmental concerns – APTN News

Why These N.B. Business Leaders Support Indigenous Communities’ Call for Inquiry Into Systemic Racism – Huddle


Potlotek receives funding for cultural projects – Cape Breton Post

Indigenous Face Masks gets ‘incredible’ response – Timmins Today

Indigenous based online art sale gets international attention – APTN News

Dene Nation and Gwich’in Tribal Council get federal funding boost – CBC News

$5M program to help Indigenous people build financial wellness – Toronto Star

$451.2 million slated for infrastructure projects in 2021-2022: GNWT – NNSL Media

Indigenous tourism in Alberta sees opportunity in wellness, survivalist sectors – CBC News

Former Neskantaga contractor accused of cutting corners in other First Nations – Global News

N.S. to provide $750,000 for mental health support in Mi’kmaw communities – Cape Breton Post

Entrepreneurship can help Indigenous girls feel ‘beautiful and empowered’: RezGal Lashes owner – CBC News

Government of Canada supports Metepenagiag First Nation in the future development of a commercial site in Moncton – Government of Canada


Indigenous astronomies and ‘astro-colonialism’ – CBC Radio

Reframing Indigenous stories in joy: Jesse Wente – CBC Radio

For Indigenous Peoples it’s time to look within – Now Toronto

TikTok gives Cree jingle dress dancer a new outlook on life – APTN News

Cowessess First Nation eyes spring launch of child welfare system – Global News

Why a cross-country ski program is a ‘northern light’ for Sask. First Nation – CBC News

Former AFN national chief and Cree grand chief speaks out against vaccine – APTN News

Work with communities to address vaccine hesitancy, say Indigenous leaders – CBC News

Indigenous arts community mourns loss of emerging storyteller Taran Kootenhayoo – CBC News

Indigenous Language, Community, and Legends in Post-Secondary Education – The Arctic Institute


Burying Sir John A. Macdonald – Macleans

Indigenous Housing Solutions, Built on Empowerment – The Tyee

7-year-old teaches Mi’kmaw quillwork, a skill she learned from her mom – CBC News

‘It’s a book about hope’: Mi’kmaq author releases Between Two Worlds – Toronto Star

Health Canada greenlights ‘milestone’ Moderna vaccine for use in the North – APTN News

Trickster producers resign amid Michelle Latimer Indigenous identity questions – CBC News

VIDEO: Eskasoni kiju’s holiday dinner pick — traditional Mi’kmaq meat pie – Cape Breton Post

‘Shift in perspective:’ Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past – Kamloops This Week

Nova Scotia fund supports new projects celebrating and sharing Mi’kmaw culture – The Chronicle Herald

HEROES OF 2020: Residential school survivor helps Mi’kmaq reconnect with their culture – The Guardian

Mi’kmaw communities to provide more mental health and addictions support following new funding – Global News

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre among recipients of funding for mental health and addictions support – Halifax Today


Sipekne’katik lobster fishery closed for the season – CBC News

Teck, BC First Nation sign land conservation agreement – Mining.com

Indigenous flight school celebrates its first all-female crew – CTV News

2021 could mark a turning point for the logging of old growth trees in B.C. – CBC News

Want to save B.C. salmon? Bring back Indigenous fishing systems, study says – The Narwhal

Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge – CTV News

Clean water for First Nations critical during the COVID-19 pandemic: Activists – Welland Tribune


$50M forestry trust begins paying out funds – CBC News

Celebrating Indigenous Leadership in Clean Energy – Cision

Sipekne’katik lobster fishery closed for the season – CBC News

Dehcho First Nation and scientists launch climate change podcast – CBC News

Dene National Chief calls on gov’t to act on Alberta’s leaking tailings ponds – CBC News

Coastal B.C. First Nations seek bigger role in grizzly bear management – Vancouver Sun

Potlotek one of first Atlantic Indigenous communities to launch garden initiative – CBC News

Atlantic First Nations building geothermal greenhouses to address food insecurity – Toronto Star

Federal fisheries minister announces phaseout of Discovery Islands fish farms – National Observer

Area First Nations express opposition to proposed $5.6 billion petrochemical project – CKPG Today

What the Mikisew Cree First Nation chief wants to see happen in Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC News

Atlantic Canadian commercial fishing industry calls for clear regulatory oversight for all fisheries – Nation Talk

Canada and Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte announce funding to improve access to safe drinking water for the community – Government of Canada


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations