L’nuey IndigeNews – Mar. 29 – Apr. 5, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is

“Wli Pentamuiku’s”

(well-ee ben-a-dim-ooh-we-goos)

Meaning: Happy April!


Mi’kmaw fishery study to be completed by mid-May: Battiste – CBC News

Search suspended for missing fisher off coast of Nova Scotia – Halifax Today

Sipekne’katik First Nation lobster harvesters sue feds, non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News

Lennox Island Ice Walk gives chance to ‘chart a new course together,’ chief says – CBC News

COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities down by 80% with high vaccine uptake – Global News

Mi’kmaw fishers say they were exercising treaty rights when arrested by fisheries officials – APTN News

Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald

Sipekne’katik community members stand guard as Canada threatens to remove Treaty Truckhouse – APTN News

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

Colonizers Being Colonizers: Lobster Fishing & The Continued Oppression Of L’nu’k In Mi’kma’ki – Yellowhead Institute

Coast guard ship to be renamed after two people who signed Friendship Treaty of 1752 between Mi’kmaq and N.S. – CTV News

Progress update on the Government of Canada’s commitment to clean water in First Nations communities – Indigenous Services Canada


Bill 79: To ensure that justice is served for our children and families – AFNQL

OPP spent more than $16M policing 1492 Land Back Lane: Records – APTN News

Launch of Alberta rural policing initiative met with criticism from First Nations – CBC News

Ottawa stopped in bid to block creation of detailed residential school statistics – CBC News

Gladue services transition to BC First Nations Justice Council – Government of British Columbia

‘WE’RE A GOVERNMENT’: MMF signs landmark agreement with feds on self-government – Winnipeg Sun

UNDRIP will be implemented in Canada no matter political party in power says economic analyst – APTN News

Poundmaker chief ‘will do whatever it takes’ for the First Nation to get its own police force – Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Bilingualism requirement for SCC justices creates ‘needless barrier’ for Indigenous candidates, critics say – CBC News

Mining sector will have to adapt as B.C. looks to implement UN declaration on Indigenous rights – The Globe and Mail

Ottawa blames retired senator, survivors for undermining trust in residential school compensation system – CBC News

Federal court judge rules in favour of Acho Dene Koe First Nation member’s complaint about election delay – CBC News

Qalipu band council dumbfounded by Ottawa’s decision to abandon former FNI members membership issues – The Telegram

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: The struggle to get racism under control at Indigenous Services and Crown-Indigenous Relations – APTN News


A warrior’s way to Indigenous inclusion – Northern Ontario Business

Mi’kmaq couple gets global attention from Nike partnership – The Telegram

Mi’kmaw tiny-home builders hoping to tackle Indigenous housing crisis – CTV News

New First Nations procurement policy stirring controversy in the Yukon – APTN News

Ottawa’s proposed Indigenous-rights bill threatens resource development: experts – iPolitics

Indigenous-owned businesses across Canada expanding with help of $25M fund – APTN News

Indigenous entrepreneurs have a major role to play in COVID-19 recovery – The Globe and Mail

Construction companies build new departments to better work with Indigenous communities – CBC News

Indigenous virtual reality company looking for knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists to promote culture – APTN News

Canada and US First Nations unite Against Hydro-Québec – Innu-Atikamekw- Anishnabek Coalition /Innu Nation/Penobscot Nation


First Nation language library launched – Yukon News

What to do with the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald? – CBC News

The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Sung in the Indigenous Mi’kmaq Language – Open Culture

Cowessess First Nation marks start of authority over child care- Yorkton This Week

Removing the colonial lens: The push to decolonize museums in Canada – APTN News

Membertou teen keeping the Mi’kmaq language alive in his community – The Guardian

Money to find information on ‘ghost babies’ makes it into Quebec budget – APTN News

First Nations Health Authority reports 16,000 Indigenous peoples vaccinated – The Peak

Mohawk, Mi’gmaq in Quebec join forces for ‘Inter-Nation Vaccination Clinic’ – APTN News

Unique Indigenous mental-health program in Ontario secures last-minute funding – CBC News

UBC’s Okanagan campus launches Canada’s 1st Indigenous language degree program – CBC News

Good Friday tradition that goes back almost a century continues in Eskasoni – The Chronicle Herald

Regina city council votes to remove John A. Macdonald statue from Victoria Park – Regina-Leader Post

Government of Canada launches a call for proposals to support work of Indigenous communities towards exercising jurisdiction in relation to child and family services – Indigenous Services Canada


A toxic overlap of COVID-19 and environmental racism – The Narwhal

Architect Douglas Cardinal on building in harmony with nature – CBC Radio

Outdoor classroom in the N.W.T. perfect for language, culture – APTN News

Farm Credit Canada sees opportunities for Indigenous agriculture – Yorkton This Week

Members of Kaska Nation raising alarm over proposed mine in the Yukon – APTN News

Lheidli T’enneh Nation in B.C. moves to push Enbridge pipeline off territory – APTN News

As Labrador Inuit try to keep pace with climate change, adaptation takes a toll – CBC News

Canada’s herring facing ‘biological decimation’, say First Nations and activists – The Guardian

Scientists, First Nations team up in fresh attempt to revive struggling B.C. herring stocks – CBC News

Kluane Adamek addresses ruling on carbon pricing, emphasizes Indigenous autonomy – Yukon News

First Nation granted almost $500K for school solar-power project to reduce reliance on diesel – CBC News


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations