L’nuey IndigeNews – Apr. 26 – May 2, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq words of the week are

“Wli Etqoljewiku’s”

(well-ee ed-hole-jah-wee-goos)

Meaning: Happy May!


Project aims to conserve vital Mi’kmaw food sources – CBC News

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

UN peacekeepers won’t monitor Sipekne’katik fishery, says expert – CBC News

P.E.I. First Nations continuing talks, consultation on Mi’kmaw fishery – CBC News

Mi’kmaw research group learns more about salmon life cycle using tracking devices – CBC News

‘Great champion of Indigenous Peoples,’ B.C. judge, politician, Thomas Berger dies – Coast Reporter

Controversial bench statue of Sir John A. in Charlottetown hit by vandals again – SaltWire Network

Traps seized by DFO in first day of Potlotek’s moderate livelihood lobster fishery – SaltWire Network

Ottawa won’t end on-reserve water advisories until at least 2023, long term solutions coming later – APTN News

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


‘We lost our why.’ Chiefs debate future of Dene Nation – Cabin Radio

N.B. could set precedent in First Nations tax deals, says expert – CBC News

Supreme Court ruling could help Indigenous people on Maine border – CBC News

Northerners remember Thomas Berger, a champion of Indigenous rights – CBC News

Elected chief of Six Nations tries to unify sides ahead of land claim fight – APTN News

Unsafe, unnecessary, and unlawful: First Nation makes last stand against Site C – Ricochet

Treaty rights at centre of trial of 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to begin next month – CBC News

Indigenous law being steadily rebuilt in Canada, says UVic prof Val Napoleon – Saanich News

Minister thumbs her nose at judge, First Nations over aquaculture decision – Sea West News

Six Nations elected chief stresses unity, reiterates call for moratorium on development- CBC News

Hiawatha First Nation prepares to vote on law to take control over how its lands are used – CBC News

‘Archaic’ government rules restricting Indigenous communities’ control over elections: study – CBC News

Rights beyond borders: Big questions were triggered when an Indigenous American shot an elk in Canada – National Post


Federal budget fell short on infrastructure, Indigenous leaders say – CBC News

Anishnaabe youth crafts his own woodworking business to save for university – CBC News

Communities across the N.W.T. are taking the housing crisis into their own hands – CBC News

First Nations, coal companies asking Alberta for better consultation on mines – Coast Reporter

Federal government announces substantial funding for Northern housing – Mortgage Broker News

Feds looking to rebuild economy with female Indigenous entrepreneurs in Budget 2021 – City News

Federal budget lacked a plan to combat violence against Indigenous women, advocates say – CBC News

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on the $18B pledged for Indigenous communities in 2021 budget – CBC News

Minister Miller highlights Indigenous economic development investments in Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada

Bank of Canada becomes inaugural member of new, international Central Bank Network for Indigenous Inclusion – Bank of Canada

Minister Vandal and Minister Miller highlight Northern housing and infrastructure investments in Budget 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is close to insolvency and the industry is at risk of collapse – Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada


Nunavut, Ottawa still quarrelling over non-insured health benefits – Nunavut News

Anishinaabe language strategy in Ontario teaching language to everyone – APTN News

Cultural collaboration gives Ikea shoppers a glimpse inside a Mi’kmaw home – CBC News

Meet the people putting Indigenous culture at the heart of addictions treatment – CBC News

Dozens of Canada’s First Nations lack drinking water: ‘Unacceptable in a country so rich’ – The Guardian

Art, activism and residential schools part of new exhibits at Canadian Museum for Human Rights – APTN News

Dutch-born P.E.I. man on a mission to find photos of First Nations soldiers killed overseas in WWII – APTN News

Greater food sovereignty aim of new garden project in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation – CBC News


Red Indian Lake name change not a done deal after all – CBC News

New technology means no tailings for Nechalacho Rare Earths Mine in N.W.T. – APTN News

New fellowship advocates for First Nation youth in Yukon to fight climate crisis – APTN News

Mi’kmaq artist captures life — and the changing coastlines — on P.E.I. – The Weather Network

Waabnoong Bemjiwang uses technology for precise infrastructure strategy – Anishinabek News

B.C. First Nation joins calls for Ottawa to step in on review of Alberta coal project – Global News

CER grants trans mountain secrecy request and misses the mark on Indigenous rights – TWN Sacred Trust

Gitxsan Nation extends ban for non-Indigenous fishing permit holders across their territory – Terrace Standard

Sipekne’katik to request UN peacekeepers in anticipation of Nova Scotia lobster fishing conflicts – The Narwhal

B.C.’s Copper Mountain mine proposes major tailings pond expansion, sparking cross-border concern – The Narwhal

Online petition calls for province to deny permanent license to Manitoba Hydro for Churchill River diversion program – APTN News


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations