L’nuey IndigeNews – June 14 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq words of the week were

“Wli Nujj Na’kwekm!”

Meaning: Happy Father’s Day!


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

Mi’kmaw woman from Summerside writes poem about residential schools – CBC News

Mik’maq hope to protect heritage with proposed P.E.I. national park reserve – CBC News

‘A huge task’: Search will take time at former Shubenacadie residential school site – CBC News

Mount Stewart Consolidated students celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – CBC News

Ottawa using “racist” Indian Act to narrow Jordan’s Principle eligibility, AFN argues – Kamloops This Week

Indigenous studies class at P.E.I. high school unveils project celebrating Mi’kmaq culture – Saltwire Network

The hardest lesson: P.E.I. residential school survivors, family talk about trauma, children disappearing – SaltWire Network

Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 14 – Indigenous Services Canada

Inspiring young minds: Indigenous studies class at P.E.I. high school unveils project celebrating Mi’kmaq culture – SaltWire Network

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Get to know more about the challenges and successes of First Nation communities in P.E.I., N.S. – SaltWire Network


Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society appoints first Indigenous president – CBC News

Residential Schools and Reconciliation: A Canada Day Proposal – First Peoples Law

MNA takes Alberta to court over stalled Métis consultation policy negotiation – Toronto Star

How Canada’s UNDRIP bill was strengthened to reject ‘racist’ doctrine of discovery – CTV News

Why Canada is back in court trying to quash two rulings related to First Nations kids – APTN News

Bill to align Canadian law with UN Indigenous rights declaration passes to become law – CTV News

AFN slams Ottawa for ‘heartless’ legal challenge of First Nations child compensation – Saanich News

First Nations group wants to intervene in human rights case against Vancouver police – Toronto Star

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says departure from Parliament not the end of her story – CBC News

Mi’kmaq representatives in Ottawa call Bill C-15 an important step in reconciliation – SaltWire Network

Elder says Justice Department wants ‘to destroy the Aboriginal people’ as child welfare court fight concludes – APTN News

FNLC Outraged with Crown’s Decision that No Criminal Charges be Laid Against Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Chantel Moore – UBCIC


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

Artist who brings stories to life with Mi’kmaq hieroglyphics launches clothing line – CBC News

Winnipeg Cree influencer featured in Sephora’s first Indigenous history month ad campaign – CBC News

‘No help out there’: Alberta advocate fighting for First Nations financial accountability since 2016 – CBC News

TABATHA BULL & ERWIN JOOSTEN: Atlantic Indigenous entrepreneurs fuel economic growth – SaltWire Network

Government of Canada renews the Indigenous Community Business Fund through Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada

First Nations must be included in Canada’s recovery plans as country emerges from pandemic, say candidates – Turtle Island News

Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in 11 community infrastructure projects in Western PEI (including Lennox Island wharf expansion)- Government of PEI


Want to learn Mi’kmaw? There are dozens of apps for that – CBC News

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

‘Lip service’: The need for Indigenous-led language revitalization – The Charlatan

Council of Elders helping incorporate Wabanaki content into school curriculum – CBC News

How my grandfather changed my life by teaching me the ways of our ancestors – CBC News

Indigenous language commissioner, director posts created by federal government – Toronto Star

The First Commissioner and Directors of Indigenous Languages are Appointed – Canadian Heritage

‘Man camp’ threat to Mi’kmaw women unchanged since MMIWG inquiry, say advocates – CBC News

Mi’kmaq use traditional roots and cultural teachings to rebuild Indigenous food sovereignty – Global News

6 years after TRC call to action, Indigenous Peoples to use traditional names on government ID – APTN News

Mi’kmaw student ‘not shocked’ with content of residential school curriculum in grade 10 course – APTN News

Indigenous languages: Newly named commissioner from B.C.’s Interior says he’ll fight for resources – Global News

Eskasoni high school music project honours missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – SaltWire Network

Nova Scotia’s Education Department apologizes for offensive, inappropriate residential schools curriculum – The Globe and Mail


Online map highlights B.C.’s diverse Indigenous communities – Global News

Indigenous Leaders Say BC Is Failing on Forestry and Reconciliation – The Tyee

New slaughterhouse will make First Nation farm a cut above the rest – APTN News

Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest – APTN News

How a Hudson teacher is using Minecraft to teach kids about Indigenous history – CTV News

Mi’kmaw leaders considering MMIWG safety concerns tied to N.S. energy project – CBC News

Conflict re-ignited on Quebec’s North Shore after local fisherman challenges Innu river rights – CBC News

Millbrook First Nation partners with Cooke Aquaculture subsidiary for salmon hatchery – Saltwire Network

Parliamentary committee gives Liberals until March 2022 to come up with drinking water plan – APTN News

VIDEO: Indigenous-led project purchases land to protect popular Cape Breton hiking spot – SaltWire Network

‘Our ancestors were scientists’: How an Anishnaabe chemist injects elder knowledge into STEM classes – CTV News

Yukon and Northern BC First Nations tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations