L’nuey IndigeNews – July 5 – 11, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the word of the week is


Meaning: July, or “birds shedding feathers”


P.E.I. to have its own regional chief within Assembly of First Nations – CBC News

Assembly of First Nations votes to give P.E.I. a seat at the table – SaltWire Network

AFN votes to create new vice-chief position for PEI First Nations – Ku’ku’kwes News

Manitoba Metis Federation signs self-government agreement with feds – CBC News

First Nation on P.E.I. pitches its case for seat around AFN executive table – APTN News

Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada’s 1st Indigenous governor general – CBC News

RoseAnne Archibald elected AFN national chief, first woman to hold role – APTN News

Court rules B.C. violated First Nation’s treaty rights in precedent-setting case – Global News

Kahnawà:ke Mohawks erect protest camp on development site near Montreal – APTN News

Cowessess First Nation reclaims jurisdiction over child welfare with visit from PM Trudeau – News Optimist


New national chief calls for reparations for Indigenous people – CBC News

Assembly of First Nations’ new chief won’t ‘pull any punches’ – National Post

MMF seeks to advance Indigenous rights in new agreement signed with feds – APTN News

Residential school ‘day scholars’ get notice of proposed settlement agreement – CBC News

‘We’re all treaty people’: Dehcho Dene reflect on legacy and future of Treaty 11 – CBC News

Wilson-Raybould not seeking re-election, blasts ‘toxic and ineffective’ Parliament – APTN News

Human rights complaints filed on behalf of First Nations adults living with disabilities – CBC News

First Nation urges B.C. not to appeal landmark ruling on development, treaty rights – Global News

‘Old wounds’: Descendants of families who lost Indian status launch Charter challenge – CBC News

Archibald lays out 100-day plan, speaks on harassment allegations following election win – APTN News

Time is of the essence: Treaty rights and cumulative impacts in Yahey v. British Columbia – First Peoples Law

First Peoples Law and Donovan & Co. merge, creating one of Canada’s top Indigenous rights law firms – Canadian Lawyer

BC Supreme Court Rules Cumulative Effects of Industrial Development Infringe Treaty Rights of BC First Nation – McCarthy Tetrault

Canada, Federation of Newfoundland Indians and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation to work toward a new agreement to reconsider veterans and active service members – Indigenous Services Canada


Pot-shop lawsuit ‘a big smokescreen,’ says Long Plain First Nation chief – CBC News

Atlantic universities join forces to attract Indigenous, Black students to business – CBC News

‘Listen to our voices’: N.S. Indigenous organization seeks funding for new centre – Global News

Mi’kmaw-owned pizza shop turning away $10 bills featuring Sir John A. Macdonald – CBC News

Chief brings renewed calls for scrutiny of AFN financial policies to annual general assembly – APTN News

Catholic Church dedicated nearly $300M for buildings since promising residential school survivors $25M in 2005 – CBC News

Government of Canada and Government of Northwest Territories announce new housing working group and $25 million from Budget 2021 – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


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

Mi’kmaw youth’s walk raises $36K for residential school awareness – APTN News

New roadside sign to welcome motorists to Cape Breton in Mi’kmaw – SaltWire Network

Cowessess First Nation signs $39M deal to implement child welfare system – APTN News

Mi’kmaw Elder Noel Milliea helps his people see their culture as a source of healing – CBC News

Education as reconciliation: U of A Indigenous history course sees spike in enrolment – CBC News

Mi’kmaw Blackbird singer honours missing and murdered Indigenous people in new video – CBC News

Indigenous artists reimagine new statue at Manitoba Legislature in place of Queen Victoria – CBC News

Huu-ay-aht First Nations begin process of reclaiming cultural artifacts from Royal B.C. Museum – CBC News

Residential school building in Muskowekwan First Nation in Sask. given national historic site status – CBC News

How Cowessess First Nation’s historic child welfare agreement with Canada and Saskatchewan works – CBC News

Getting to know Laurianne Sylvester, new dean of Unama’ki College at Cape Breton University – SaltWire Network

‘One day there will be no children in care,’ says Cowessess Chief after historic child welfare deal inked – CBC News

Etched in stone: Cape Breton woman creates permanent display to symbolize graves at residential schools – CTV News

Eskasoni Pride group helping to bring Pride festivals to First Nations communities across Nova Scotia – SaltWire Network


B.C. natural gas well cleanup shifts to Indigenous land sites – Saanich News

Land Back Camp at Laurel Creek Conservation Area vandalized – CTV News

How this young Mi’kmaw archeology crew is connecting to their culture – CBC News

Federal government doles out another $1.16 million to Kejimkujik – Welland Tribune

First Nations leader pledges action after rail service resumes in Lytton area – CBC News

Meet the Indigenous fire teams fighting to end the blazes in B.C. and beyond – CTV News

Chief worried that harassment by ‘fish cops’ of First Nations could lead to violence – CTV News

Conservation project protects Eskasoni’s water supply, homes in flood zone – SaltWire Network

Feds to begin talks on high frequency rail with Indigenous groups, private sector – The Battlefords News Optimist

After landmark court victory, Treaty 8 Nations lay out vision for energy development in northeastern B.C. – CBC News

Government of Canada progress update on improving access to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations