L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 17 – 23, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is



(pronounced Bee-doo-um-gek)

Meaning: “at the long sand dune” (Hog Island Sandhills)


Land transfer a ‘step in the right direction,’ chief says – CBC News

Feds, Mi’kmaw leaders sign agreement to develop park on Hog Island – CBC News

Province transfers land to Abegweit First Nation – Government of Prince Edward Island

‘Quill sisters’ who create traditional Mi’kmaw art launch Matues Revisited exhibit – APTN News

Dakota Tipi First Nation to investigate unmarked graves at five former residential schools in Manitoba – CTV News

Federal government, Epekwitk Mi’kmaq establish national park reserve along P.E.I.’s north shore – SaltWire Network

Mi’kmaw photographer in P.E.I. using work to connect with community, share stories of strength – SaltWire Network

Canada continues support for First Nations health transformation for Mi’kmaw health and wellness – Indigenous Services Canada

The Government of Canada and the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq sign agreement toward establishing a new national park reserve in P.E.I. – Parks Canada

Indigenous Services Canada flowing $125M in COVID-19 public health funding directly to First Nations Communities – Indigenous Services Canada

Canada shares Residential School documents with National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous-led Transitional Committee formed to establish a National Council for Reconciliation – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Indigenous Services working to streamline pandemic aid process, says minister – CBC News

Race for Quebec-Labrador Assembly of First Nations regional chief begins – Turtle Island News

Human Rights Watch report criticizes Canada on Indigenous, climate issues – Turtle Island News

Indigenous inmates testing positive for COVID-19 at higher rates in federal prisons – Global News

Mississauga First Nation intervenes in Cameco application for license renewal – Anishinabek News

What comes next for the child welfare compensation deal? Here are some of the answers – APTN News

B.C. court says First Nations may be entitled to ‘substantial compensation’ for lost fishing rights – APTN News

‘Why has it taken 134 years?’: First Nations in Manitoba, Ontario move closer to flood compensation – CBC News

Late Chief Delgamuukw helped transform Canada’s legal system and recognition of Indigenous rights – CBC News

Six Nations man in Brantford, Ont., golf course occupation faces charges related to land-claim protest – CBC News

Unity, collaboration only ways to make a difference for Treaty 6 confederacy nations, say chiefs – Windspeaker.com

Court finds Métis Nation of Alberta not the lone voice for off-settlement Métis, sides with province – Windspeaker.com


B.C. provides 3.7m to Indigenous Tourism BC – Business in Vancouver

New program promotes Indigenous cannabis products – BC Government News

Indigenous sole proprietors now qualify for tourism funding relief – Timmins Today

From Managing Poverty to Prosperity: Indigenous Peoples are Ready – AFOA Canada

Indigenous Business Competition TV Series Coming to APTN Now Open for Contestants – NationTalk

Wolinak of Abenaki First Nation and Questerre sign agreement for energy development – GlobeNewswire

Economic reconciliation important as part of clean tech innovation, say feds, private sector – Windspeaker.com

Indigenous Leaders: Entrepreneurship will lead Indigenous communities out of the ‘social trap’ – Timmins Today

Eskasoni Mi’kmaw activist opposes NSLC store slated to open in her community in the spring – SaltWire Network

Community cornerstone: First Nation-owned sawmill marks a new start for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek – Canadian Forest Industries


First Nations and their allies tackle Quebec’s Omicron wave – CBC News

All of Nunavik put on ‘red alert’ due to Omicron spread – Nunatsiaq News

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

New graphic novel looks to connect kids to Mi’kmaq language – Welland Tribune

Indigenous educational institute earns accreditation – Northern Ontario Business

Omicron cases may be dropping in Canada’s First Nations: top doctor – Global News

First Nations in B.C. work towards ending racism in the education system – APTN News

Fancy shawl dancer to showcase talent with Toronto Raptors basketball team – CBC News

How a part-time historian is dismantling misconceptions about Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News

Map of New Brunswick with Indigenous place names highlights continued presence – CBC News

First Nation in the Yukon holds gathering to remember people who died from addictions – APTN News

Windsor Law names Beverly Jacobs as senior advisor on Indigenous relations and outreach – Law Times

World premiere of VR experience from First Nations filmmaker at prestigious Sundance festival – Windspeaker.com

Evidence of racism against Indigenous patients is growing: Is a reckoning in Canadian health care overdue? – Global News


B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ over Alaskan salmon interceptions – Business in Vancouver

N.B. Power seeks environmental OK to upgrade century-old dam near Bathurst – CBC News

B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency after barge crashes into water line – Castlegar News

Klahoose Wilderness Resort decreases carbon footprint with the power of water – Windspeaker.com

Ottawa and First Nations in P.E.I. sign agreement to establish national park reserve – North Shore News

Deal reached between B.C. First Nations and forestry company to defer old-growth logging – CBC News

Ucluelet First Nation could be without potable water for over a week after barge damages line – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations