L’nuey IndigeNews – Apr. 12 – 18, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: s/he is praying


Volunteers continue search for missing Elsipogtog fisherman – CBC News

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

Sir John A. Macdonald statue removed from Regina’s Victoria Park – CBC News

Mi’kmaw fisherman has crab traps seized by DFO during food fishery – APTN News

Sacred smoke: P.E.I.’s Mi’kmaq elders and the smudging ceremony – Journal Pioneer

Moderate livelihood negotiations to include elvers, says fisheries minister – CBC News

Mi’kmaq fisher argues feds becoming more aggressive in seizures of Indigenous gear – CTV News

N.B. First Nation wins historic $145M land claim settlement after decades-long battle – CBC News

First Nations feel they’re being punished for success with cancellation of N.B. tax agreement – Global News

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

Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government – Fisheries and Oceans Canada


First Nations Collective fights for Treaty Rights – Sault Online

The pandemic puts Parliament’s stuffy men’s dress code to the test – Maclean’s

Ontario set to appeal ruling in Robinson Huron Treaty annuities case – Soo Today

Makivik to renew self-determination talks with Ottawa, Quebec – Nunatsiaq News

Treaty 8 Grand Chief pushing for First Nations police service – Fort McMurray Today

Historic land claim sees chief finish what ancestor started 160 years ago – APTN News

First Nations denounce New Brunswick government’s move to end tax agreements – CTV News

Indigenous leaders, experts urge Ottawa to quickly pass UNDRIP bill before election – CTV News

New Brunswick First Nations under no obligations to remit provincial taxes: expert – Global News

Manitoba First Nations hoping to appeal to Supreme Court on outlet channel decision – CTV News

No evidence Higgs will share forestry revenue after axing tax agreement, First Nations say – CBC News

Challenge against Lake St. Martin project being taken to the Supreme Court of Canada – Winnipeg Sun

Liberals’ bill on Indigenous rights getting pushback from Conservatives, First Nations critics – CBC News

Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Completes Addition to Reserve of over 1000 Hectares – Net News Ledger

Chiefs slam Ontario, call on Queen’s Park to stop appealing landmark treaty annuities case – APTN News

Footing the Bill: The Supreme Court Weighs in on the Costs of Indigenous Rights Litigation – First Peoples Law


A path to prosperity for Indigenous communities – Troy Media

Two First Nations split $37.2 million in B.C. grants – Western Investor

First Nations proposing new energy corridor in Western Canada – CBC News

New housing project in Winnipeg to benefit youth aging out of care – APTN News

Cheam First Nation ‘decisively’ against Bridal Veil ski resort proposal, has own plans for territory – CTV News

‘They need to make it happen’: Billions needed in budget to lessen social gap for Indigenous Peoples – APTN News

Chilliwack’s Shxwha:y First Nation approved for cannabis cultivation and processing facility – The Chilliwack Progress

Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects for First Nations in Nova Scotia – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

These Indigenous leaders had solutions for the N.W.T.’s housing crisis. Being denied federal funding stung – CBC News

Indigenous Growth Fund raises $150M in First Round to Support Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Canada – National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

Government of Canada investment supporting Indigenous economic development in Nunavut – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)


Ghislain Picard becomes McCord Museum board chair – CBC News

Kanesatake to help vaccinate urban Innu living in Montreal – CBC News

Sask. TikTok creator flipping the script on Indigenous stereotypes – CTV News

Large scale developments threaten ancient Indigenous sites in Quebec – APTN News

Saskatoon statue will honour Indigenous NHL trailblazer Fred Sasakamoose – CBC News

Program aims to preserve Indigenous history with archeological site training – CBC News

Mount Allison students win back Indigenous environment course with petition – CBC News

We’koqma’q First Nation rapper nominated for two East Coast Music Awards – Yahoo News

Membertou’s youth chief and council tradition continues through pandemic – The Chronicle Herald

UBC Okanagan launches Canada’s first bachelor’s degree in Indigenous language fluency – The Ubyssey

Once an inmate and now an elder, Mi’kmaw sweat lodge keeper brings healing to prisoners – CBC News

‘We don’t want any more tears’: First Nations urge Ottawa to boost mental health spending – CBC News

Nova Scotia’s first Mi’kmaw child welfare specialist leaves position to work for her people – Cape Breton Post

Indigenous-led organizations in Quebec inundated with requests for cultural sensitivity training – APTN News


Aquaculture Act proposed for Canada – Anishinabek News

Elders, trappers from First Nation ask Alberta to protect bison herd – CBC News

Tahltan Nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area – CTV News

Dene governments in N.W.T. launch ice road caribou harvest monitoring – APTN News

Inside the hidden fight over Indigenous fishing for baby eels in Nova Scotia – CBC News

Sask. trappers concerned over accessing online logging consultation – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Northern B.C. First Nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area – CBC News

Family of Jackie Vautour to continue fight for land expropriated for national park – Global News

Split in First Nation membership over anti-logging blockades at B.C. old-growth forest – CBC News

New language app makes Mi’kmaw language more accessible for children and parents – The Chronicle Herald

Indigenous TikToker uses platform to call out mass contamination of Yellowknife’s toxic Giant Mine – CTV News

Outdoor adventure enthusiast from We’koqma’q photographing the beauty of Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald

Profile: ‘It’s blown me away’: Sheryl Lightfoot becomes first Indigenous woman from Canada appointed to UN expert body – The Narwhal


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations