L’nuey IndigeNews – Apr. 19 – 25, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: they are happy!


Mi’kmaw elder continues valiant search for missing friend – CBC News

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

Young Mi’kmaw activist raised $7,000 for Indigenous lobster fishers – Broadview

P.E.I. school forging a path toward reconciliation with help from Lennox Island – CBC News

Sipekne’katik may seek UN peacekeepers for contentious N.S. fishery relaunch – CBC News

Mi’kmaw community says it will launch treaty fishery without federal licenses – APTN News

Sipekne’katik to resume lobster fishing under moderate livelihood June 1 – Kukukwes News

‘Starting point:’ Quebec First Nation signs five-year fisheries agreement with Ottawa – National Post

Native Council of P.E.I. head says province’s lack of consultation ‘hurting my community’ – CBC News

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


Senate approves pre-study on UNDRIP bill – Senate GRO

B.C. court overturns limits on Indigenous commercial fishery – APTN News

Pabineau chief in talks with Higgs on possible new tax-sharing deal – CBC News

Sinixt Indigenous nation not ‘extinct’ in Canada, Supreme Court rules – CBC News

The Nuu-chah-nulth Just Won a Huge Ruling for First Nations Fisheries – The Tyee

Feds pressed to define ‘free, prior and informed consent’ in UNDRIP bill -Toronto Star

First Nations could have been better consulted on scrapped tax deals, says minister – CBC News

Grand chief in Alberta says AFN shouldn’t be consulting on UNDRIP bill with Canada – APTN News

Indigenous Peoples living in U.S. can claim Aboriginal rights in Canada: Supreme Court – APTN News

Haudenosaunee chiefs declare development moratorium across entire Haldimand Tract – APTN News

Ottawa’s proposed review of St. Anne’s residential school claims is inadequate, judge rules – CBC News

B.C. Supreme Court judge rejects bid to send Coastal GasLink pipeline back for assessment – CBC News

Canadian Cancer Society won’t back Manitoba’s extended smoking ban because First Nations sidelined – CBC News

Canada to appeal striking of regulations allowing First Nations to postpone elections, extend terms – Canadian Lawyer

Indigenous law in action: Gitanyow launches its groundbreaking Wilp Sustainability Assessment Process – West Coast Environmental Law


Mi’kmaq lead billion-dollar sea change – Corporate Knights

Tupa’s Joint goes mobile as B.C. tries to shut down Indigenous pot shop – APTN News

Federal budget pledges $18B in new money for Indigenous communities – APTN News

Liberals pledge $18B for Indigenous communities in 2021 federal budget – Global News

National Chief welcomes federal investments in Budget 2021 – Assembly of First Nations

‘Our own grey areas:’ First Nations navigate hazy cannabis retail jurisdictions – Regina Leader-Post

Indigenous subscription box bringing more culturally authentic products to ecommerce – CTV News

Pair of First Nations barbers looking forward to good hair days ahead in their own shops – CBC News

Indigenous women entrepreneurs more likely to be motivated by filling a need, rather than greed – APTN News

Lack of Support for Indigenous Tourism in Federal Budget Exacerbates Systemic Barriers Facing Sector – Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada


Natoaganeg spirit lodge in NB offers mental health support rooted in culture – CBC News

New life means new name for former Kapyong Barracks site: Naawi-Oodena – CBC News

N.L.’s languages may be in a dormant phase, say teachers, but they can blossom again – CBC News

How ‘rez ball skills’ and family love took Olympic athlete Brigette Lacquette to the top – APTN News

Manitoba author’s children’s book about Indigenous traditions of motherhood a bestseller – CTV News

As Sask. faces growing COVID-19 cases, Indigenous communities have charted a different path – CBC News

Nuxalk Nation and Stz’uminus First Nation members gather to hang red dresses and remember loved ones – APTN News


Red Indian Lake to be given Mi’kmaw name meaning ‘peaceful lake’ – CBC News

On Earth Day 2021 Green party says Canada is no climate change champion – APTN News

Surging Indigenous renewable projects lead shift to clean energy future – Corporate Knights

Northern trappers to block roads if not consulted by forestry industry – Prince Albert Herald

Treaty 5 chiefs say Manitoba is failing to live up to its duty to consult on resource projects – CBC News

Northern B.C. First Nations aim to build Canada’s first Indigenous energy projects- Prince George Citizen

Little Red River Cree Nation trappers in Alberta worry that Wood Bison herd may disappear – APTN News


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations