L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 24 – 30, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is



Meaning: elder; an older person


Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network provides path to healing – Global News

93 potential burial sites found near former B.C. residential school – CBC News

Mi’kmaq First Nations are developing their own health authorities – APTN News

New Mi’kmaw health authority receives nearly $9M in federal funding – CBC News

New federal, provincial funds to support Indigenous offenders on P.E.I. – CBC News

B.C. First Nation discovers 93 potential graves at former residential school – CTV News

Government establishes Indigenous Courtwork Services – Government of Prince Edward Island

Mi’kmaw language instructor at Cape Breton University carrying on mother’s legacy – SaltWire Network

Mi’kmaw community hopes to stop modern-day gold rush on their traditional hunting lands – APTN News

Proposed open-pit mine in Nova Scotia threatens traditional hunting grounds says Mi’kmaw chief – APTN News


How Canada can give Land Back – The Breach

Whose rule of law? Case comment on CN Rail v Doe – First Peoples Law

Land acknowledgement added to Halifax Regional Council agendas – The Signal

On the ground efforts begin “shifting” unjust justice systems in BC – Windspeaker.com

Mi’kmaw, justice partnership helps prevent reoffending through healing – Global News

Logging company granted injunction extension in Fairy Creek old-growth dispute – APTN News

Picard re-elected as chief of Assembly of First Nations Quebec Labrador for 11th term – Global News

Pine Creek First Nation sues Manitoba, logging company over Duck Mountain forest rights – Global News

Liberals urged to ‘go beyond your promises’ to Indigenous people when Parliament resumes – APTN News

Statement of Claim against former Métis National Council leadership alleges unlawful conduct – Windspeaker.com

First Nations leaders demand equal partnership in Ottawa’s ‘broken’ regional assessment for Ring of Fire – CBC News

Federal withdrawal of judicial review application respecting Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order – Assembly of First Nations

Statement – Canada withdraws judicial review of CHRT order on capital assets funding under First Nations child and family services and Jordan’s Principle – Indigenous Services Canada


First Nations staking claim over mining in B.C.- Business in Vancouver

Group seeks 100% Indigenous ownership of Trans Mountain pipeline – Financial Post

COVID-19 Targeted Analysis Survey Phase III – Canada Council for Aboriginal Business

Four Treaty 6 First Nations form alliance to build economic sovereignty – Edmonton Journal

British Columbia provides $3.7M to Indigenous tourism for pandemic recovery – APTN News

Indigenous non-profit group seeks ownership stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline – Global News

Canada’s Bishops Announce Indigenous Reconciliation Fund to Support Projects Across Canada

New reality show seeking Indigenous entrepreneurs to compete for prize money – Windspeaker.com

New non-profit formed in anticipation of negotiations with Canada over TMX purchase – Windspeaker.com

$10 million more per year from Ontario to build new Indigenous housing hailed by service groups – Windspeaker.com


Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote – CBC News

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

Elsipogtog youth group aims to develop future community leaders – CBC News

Study: First Nations children’s health impacted by poor housing conditions – APTN News

Mi’kmaw man makes videos to share day-to-day life with schizoaffective disorder – CBC News

National Indigenous youth-led reconciliation project comes to Cape Breton – SaltWire Network

Reaction to Yukon’s new substance use health emergency receiving mixed reviews – APTN News

Language revitalization efforts continue as UN Decade of Indigenous Languages begins – CBC News

How a Mi’kmaw man went from being ‘trapped’ to helping others with addiction struggles – Global News

‘It looks like me’: L’nu artist begins beaded portrait series with elders and traditional medicines – CBC News

Jurisdictional void makes housing on reserve sub-standard, raises risk of fatal fires say experts – APTN News

How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations – CBC News

Agreement reached for more affordable childcare in Nunavut; 238 new childcare spaces; higher wages for workers – NNSL Media


Indigenous non-profit looks to buy Trans Mountain Pipeline – CBC News

Cree and Innu leaders sign off on caribou hunt to protect herds – APTN News

How AI and immersive technology are being used to revitalize Indigenous languages – CBC News

Feds sign agreement with Mi’kmaq leaders to develop new national park in PEI – Western Prince Graphic

Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples’ health – CBC News

Quebec First Nation says innovative technology will alleviate provincial concerns over gas extraction – Windspeaker.com

‘Blazing a trail’: Indigenous-led organization to operate water utility in Mi’kmaw communities this spring – SaltWire Network

New Report Recommends First Nations In BC Take Immediate Control Of Mining In Their Territories – Union of BC Indian Chiefs


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations