L’nuey IndigeNews – May 25 – 30, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: s/he is mourning


4 P.E.I. groups recognized for reconciliation work on the Island – CBC News

P.E.I. First Nation to honour residential school victims from Kamloops, B.C. – CBC News

Fisheries rights trial for 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to go ahead in September – CBC News

Fisheries Department invites Mi’kmaq, scientists to discuss lobster conservation – Global News

Flags on federal buildings lowered in memory of Kamloops residential school victims – CBC News

Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says – CBC News

Welcome to Atoqwa’sue’kaqn, Epekwitk: P.E.I. places marked with their Mi’kmaw names – CBC News

Sipekne’katik First Nation scaling back fishery until community has ‘protection’ for members – APTN News

A part to play: Four organizations honoured for work towards reconciliation with P.E.I. Mi’kmaq – SaltWire Network

Work underway for forensic experts to identify, repatriate children’s remains from B.C. residential school – CBC News


Ontario releases Pathways to Safety plan in response to MMIWG inquiry – CBC News

MPs pass bill creating national day for truth and reconciliation – Kamloops This Week

Canada and Dokis First Nation celebrate settlement of specific claim – Anishinabek News

No more kicking ‘the rock down the road,’ says P.E.I. MP on Indigenous fishery – CBC News

UPDATED: Eskasoni re-elects Chief Leroy Denny, adds two women to council – SaltWire Network

Who are the ‘Aboriginal Peoples of Canada’?: Case comment on R. v. Desautel – First Peoples Law

Bill C-15, which aligns Canada’s laws with UN Indigenous declaration, passes 3rd reading – Global News

‘I screamed so loudly’: Summerside’s first Indigenous police officer ‘overjoyed’ to join force – CBC News

First Nation laws on First Nation land codes to be enforced by provincial justice mechanism – Windspeaker

Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Canada settle historical claims – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Opinion: Canadian implementation of the UNDRIP would benefit all treaty people in Atlantic Canada – Ku’ku’kwes News


Moosomin First Nation promises ‘revitalization’ with new horse-racing track – CBC News

New Indigenous modelling agency aims to support clients’ wellbeing, remove barriers – CBC News

Indigenous-made hand sanitizer uses traditional plants, encourages First Nations vaccinations – City News

Dokis First Nation tucking away most of $27M timber dues settlement from Ottawa ‘for future generations’ – CBC News

2021 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase to highlight Indigenous voices on economic reconciliation – Globe Newswire

Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation to receive $700K for stewardship through agreement with B.C. and Coast Funds – IndigiNews


A ‘historic milestone’: Quebec invests in Indigenous-led health services – CTV News

‘A dream for many’: Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre set to open in 2025 – CBC News

New Mi’kmaw Chair in Healthy L’nu Communities Created – Government of Nova Scotia

Two new L’nuk lawyers bring their passion back home to Cape Breton – SaltWire Network

Joyce Echaquan’s death lays bare, once again, problems in Quebec’s health-care system – CBC News

Feds failed to fulfill medical staffing needs in Indigenous communities amid COVID-19: AG – CTV News

‘Toxic environment’ at FNIHB in Halifax affecting Mi’kmaw communities say health officials – APTN News

Government of Canada COVID-19 update for Indigenous Peoples and communities – Indigenous Services Canada

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: 75% of First Nations and Inuit adults have had 1st vaccine dose – CBC News

Indigenous Services needs to better manage its PPE stockpile and nursing shortage, says auditor general – CBC News

Dysfunctional ‘crisis environment’ at Indigenous Services harming employees in Halifax says confidential report – APTN News

Membertou First Nations woman recognized as one of 150 influential Indigenous women over the last 500 years – SaltWire Network


Over 100 arrests so far at B.C. protests against old-growth logging: RCMP – Vancouver Sun

Ongoing arrests of old growth defenders ignite questions about injunctions – The Discourse

N.S. Mi’kmaq to start season with scaled-down plans for fishery in St. Marys Bay – Global News

Indigenous leaders hold ceremony for Fraser River salmon as Trans Mountain prepares to drill – Nelson Star

Critical Salmon Runs at Risk of Collapse: Tŝilhqot’in Nation Calls on BC and Canada to Escalate Action to Address the Crisis at Big Bar Slide – Tŝilhqot’in National Government


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations