L’nuey IndigeNews – June 22 – 27, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq words of the week are


Meaning: “it is a rough time”


Netukulimk: Our way forward – The Signal

Mi’kmaw harvester wants lobsters seized by DFO accounted for – APTN News

Two Nova Scotia First Nations propose first-ever moderate livelihood elver fishery – CBC News

New Brunswick communities cancel Canada Day celebrations to ‘step back and reflect’ – CBC News

Several P.E.I. communities consulting with First Nations about Canada Day celebrations – CBC News

Rallies, vigils scheduled in Quebec on Canada Day in solidarity with Indigenous communities – CBC News

Ottawa approves new truth and reconciliation legislation on National Indigenous Peoples Day – CBC News

How drumming, smudging and cooking bannock is connecting French students to Mi’kmaq culture – CBC News


Mi’kmaw woman makes provincial Liberal Party history – CBC News

Chiefs to vote on resolution to delay AFN election in July – APTN News

Chief Kenny Cayen is new Dehcho First Nations grand chief – CBC News

Former Mi’kmaq UN ambassador hopes Canada’s UNDRIP bill not an election ploy – CBC News

Class action alleging RCMP abuse of Indigenous people in Northern Canada certified – APTN News

Manitoba Chiefs join growing calls for Bennett’s resignation after Trudeau defends her – CBC News

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs calls on federal minister to resign over ‘racist’ text sent to MP – CBC News

How ‘colonialism by paper cuts’ has undermined Indigenous pandemic leadership – The Conversation

Province denies forcing First Nation to prove Aboriginal title after promise to change policy – Vancouver Sun

Ottawa will boost funding for residential school burial searches, says Indigenous Services minister – CBC News

Why criminal charges for deaths at residential schools would be unprecedented — and enormously complex – CBC News

Group denied status under Canada’s Indian Act claim ‘discriminatory’ registration provisions violate Charter – Business In Vancouver

Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations announce approach to locate and commemorate residential schools missing children – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Indigenous youth marketplace ditches bucks for the traditional barter – CBC News

Indigenous clothing store with ‘cheeky’ name opening in Winnipeg: INAC – APTN News

Abegweit First Nation and Parks Canada partner for P.E.I. weddings, events – CBC News

Indigenous tourism association negotiating a rebound piece by financial piece – Windspeaker

Artists upset by apparel ads using Every Child Matters logo to cash in on clothing – APTN News

Indigenous businesses faced barriers accessing COVID-19 relief programs, survey finds – CBC News

 Indigenous tourism group avoids closure, plans marketing campaign to help industry – Battleford News Optimist

Breaking ground: Membertou First Nation unveils plans for new retail destination similar to Dartmouth Crossing – CTV News

Cape Breton police crack down on unlicensed dispensaries as Eskasoni moves closer to opening NSLC cannabis outlet – SaltWire Network


Calls to ‘Cancel Canada Day’ draw mixed reaction – CBC News

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

Reconnecting with my culture and taking pride in being Mi’kmaw – CBC News

Meet the Mi’kmaw elder whose song has become an anthem for his people – CBC News

Yukon University’s new research chair in Indigenous Knowledge has big plans – CBC News

Mi’kmaw artist Ursula Johnson creates comfortable space to confront hard truths – CBC News

Remembering the lives lost: Vigil held for those buried on Cowessess First Nation – Global News

Why this treaty educator says every Nova Scotian should learn the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News

Survivor shares story of Marieval Indian Residential School’s intergenerational impact – APTN News

Residential school survivor walking to Ottawa to honour ‘lost little souls’ reaches Manitoba – CBC News

Indigenous artwork will be displayed on billboards to honour residential schoolchildren – The Globe and Mail

We’koqma’q woman remembers her grandmother teaching her to hide from Indian agents – SaltWire Network

Catholic group gives ‘formal commitment’ to disclose all records from B.C. and Sask. residential schools – CBC News

Six Nations prepares to move forward with grounds search of former Mohawk Institute Residential School – APTN News

Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 21 – Indigenous Services Canada


Nova Scotia school fosters learning and reconciliation with forest path – CBC News

Is ‘mouse’ a mistake? Reconsidering the origin of the name of Souris, P.E.I. – CBC News

First Nations receive federal funds to purchase marine rescue boats – Alberni Valley News

Eel Ground First Nation forester makes surprise appearance at pesticide hearings – CBC News

Mi’kmaw grandmothers oppose ‘man-camp’ that goes with massive LNG project – APTN News

Five Vancouver Island First Nations relieved Canada has ended 15-year fisheries battle – Chek News

New partnership to promote inclusion of Indigenous groups in Canadian agriculture – Globe Newswire

UNESCO says industry, poor governance ‘likely’ endanger Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park – CBC News

Scientists, Homalco First Nation team up to probe massive B.C. landslide — and its impact on salmon – CBC News

HIKING NOVA SCOTIA: Kejimkujik’s Mill Falls a great family-friendly spot to connect with Mi’kmaq history, enjoy nature – SaltWire Network

FNLC Congratulates Nuu-chah-nulth – Demands more from Canada on First Nations fisheries recognition – British Columbia Assembly of First Nations


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations