L’nuey IndigeNews – June 8 – 13, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: gathering, composition


Mi’kmaw chief challenges those affected by Kamloops children to speak out – CBC News

Calls for cancellation: Maritimers weigh in on a movement to drop Canada Day – CTV News

‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology – CTV News

Emotional vigil held in Charlottetown for victims, survivors of residential schools – CBC News

National Indigenous leaders plan Vatican visit to call for long-awaited papal apology – CBC News

More Sask. First Nations announce efforts to find graves of residential school students – CBC News

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working towards identifying children at Brandon residential school – APTN News

Lennox Island chief says no reconciliation until all residential schools searched, bodies identified and returned – SaltWire Network

 P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq chiefs, residential school survivors honour the past and look to the future: ‘The time for real change is now’ – SaltWire Network


Cindy Blackstock: Stealing “Indian” human rights in 2021 – Policy Options

Settlement reached with Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars – Anishinabek News

First Nations communities speak about law enforcement on reserves- My Comox Valley Now

New agreement between Potlotek and DFO off to rocky start for harvester – SaltWire Network

Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases – CTV News

Commons passes motion urging feds to drop court actions involving First Nations kids – CBC News

A Group of Indigenous Fishermen Want to Take the Government of Canada to Court – Modern Farmer

Dene Nation looks to a future of Indigenous self-governments as it rebuilds its constitution – CBC News

Calls grow for Ottawa to review settlement decisions for residential school survivors – Kamloops This Week

What to look for in Ottawa’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal appeals: frequently asked questions – APTN News

Respect, consent will govern next steps as Quebec mulls searching residential school sites for remains – CBC News

Mi’kmaw fishers hope to get courts to block Ottawa’s interference in moderate livelihood fishery – SaltWire Network

40 years after Listuguj salmon raids, Mi’kmaw community is asserting control over ancestral fishing rights – CBC News

Settlement reached with Indian Residential Schools Day Scholars – Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

International Criminal Court will give ‘consideration’ to request to investigate Canada, Catholic church over residential schools – APTN News


JP Gladu to lead transition at Indigenous Resource Network – Northern Ontario Business

Better Business Bureau warns of scammers falsely claiming to support Indigenous causes – CBC News

‘Are you poor enough?’: First Nations face compounding financial hardship when defending rights in court – The Narwhal

Saulteaux chemist launches consulting business to Indigenize science, technology, engineering and mathematics – APTN News

Government of Canada launches call for applications for Own-Source Revenue in Indigenous Communities Initiative – Indigenous Services Canada

Historic step made to transfer housing, capital and infrastructure services on Saskatchewan reserves to First Nations control – Indigenous Services Canada


The Indigenous connection to the Underground Railroad – CBC News

Life is what you make it: How I’m relearning Mi’kmaw culture – CBC News

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

Peace and Friendship Park officially replaces Cornwallis Park name – CBC News

Mi’kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving – CBC News

City of Victoria scraps Canada Day event in wake of residential school discovery – APTN News

National Indigenous History Month 2021: A journey through historical moments – APTN News

Kingston artist pushes for Indigenous art next to Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park – Global News

How an overhaul of the child welfare system could keep more Mi’kmaw youth close to home – CBC News

NL, Corner Brook Permanently Displaying Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag at City Hall – VOCM Local News Now

Shocked reaction to B.C. residential school discovery highlights lack of Indigenous education in Canada: experts – CTV News

Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities, week of June 9 – Indigenous Services Canada

‘I was living in fear’: Lennox Island woman shares her experience in the residential school system during recent ceremony – SaltWire Network


‘Keystone XL is dead!’ – Indian Country Today

Pituamkek – A Mi’kmaq Heritage Landscape – L’nuey PEI YouTube

How a 1950s experiment brought foam igloos to Kinngait, Nunavut – CBC News

Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory – CBC News

Fish farms, jobs, and wild salmon stocks in the Discovery Islands in B.C. – APTN News

Survey Launched for Proposed Prince Edward Island Park Reserve – National Parks Traveler

13 year old bee keeper from Hiawatha First Nation heading to Russia for apiary competition – APTN News

Clearwater River Dene Nation Blocks ‘businessd as usual’ access to uranium fields – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Opinion: Why the first river in Canada to become a legal person signals a boon for Indigenous Rights – The Narwhal

B.C. premier says province will respect First Nations’ decision to put logging in old growth forest on hold – APTN News

‘This is our land’: Cumberland House Cree Nation asserts Indigenous rights to Saskatchewan River Delta – Prince Albert Daily Herald


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations