L’nuey IndigeNews – May 17 – 24, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: evidence of writing; signs


Fisheries rights trial for 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen delayed – CBC News

LETTER: Offended by John A. Macdonald statue – SaltWire Network

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

Sir John A’s beer rebrand a ‘great show of respect,’ says Mi’kmaw chief – CBC News

Indigenous art selected for art bank and grants – Government of Prince Edward Island

N.S. Mi’kmaq fisher says his movements are being watched and his traps seized by DFO – CTV News

As tensions rose during N.S. fisheries dispute, province balked at paying for extra RCMP – CBC News

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


RCMP begin enforcement of Fairy Creek injunction – CTV News

Indigenous woman named New Zealand’s next governor-general – CTV News

NWT First Nations to develop traditional knowledge legal systems – Cabin Radio

Skyler Williams, spokesperson for Land Back Lane, turns himself in to police – CBC News

Nova Scotia Supreme Court dismisses injunction sought by commercial elver industry – CBC News

Fisher River Cree Nation settles $15M land claim with federal government after nearly 30 years – CBC News

Yukon appeal court hears arguments over Vuntut Gwitchin residency requirement, Charter case – CBC News

Finding a way forward on the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood – Policy Options

Funding provided to help develop, understand and use Indigenous laws, build governance structures – Toronto Star

C-15: What you need to know about law that could redefine Indigenous-government relations in Canada – CTV News

Blackstock gears up for latest Federal Court fight to end ‘human rights tragedy’ against First Nations kids – APTN News

Millions announced for Indigenous law reform will ‘breath life back’ into nations says Samson Cree Nation lawyer – APTN News

Cree women file court challenges against Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 for election discrimination – Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms

Self-Government Framework Agreement signed by Canada, the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, and the Government of the Northwest Territories to guide negotiations – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada


Indigenous housing in Nova Scotia gets fresh boost – Mortgage Broker

Canada’s first Indigenous-only modelling agency launches in Vancouver – Daily Hive

‘Cash Back’: Report investigates what restitution for Indigenous land theft could look like – CTV News

Regional leader chosen to chair federal Indigenous economic advisory board – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous company disconnected from talks on bringing internet, cellphone service to remote communities: firm – CBC News


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

Canada’s Indigenous communities at greater risk post-surgery, study shows – Global News

What Canada’s Indigenous peoples will remember on Victoria Day weekend – Toronto Star

‘Call Me Indian’ travels through trauma, triumph of NHL’s 1st Indigenous player – CBC News

Jordan Abel’s book about intergenerational trauma will be there when you need it – CBC Radio

Canadian museums asked to return First Nation ancestral remains and burial items – CBC News

Indigenous filmmakers from Quebec come out on top at the Canadian Screen Awards – APTN News

From grassroots to experts, First Nations find new ways to hold their leaders accountable – APTN News

Canadian, Ontario governments sign education memorandum of understanding with Grand Council Treaty #3 – CBC News


These 12 B.C. mines pose risks to salmon, caribou, water: report – The Narwhal

After a year of waiting, court date to challenge B.C.’s aerial wolf cull set for July – APTN News

‘It keeps me up at night’: Inuit leader Natan Obed presses for climate change action – CBC News

Wildfires force more Manitoba First Nations to begin evacuations in Interlake region – CBC News

Families vow to continue land battle in New Brunswick’s Kouchibouguac National Park – CTV News

Vancouver Island First Nation partners with Coast Guard to launch Indigenous-led response vessel – CTV News

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


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations