L’nuey IndigeNews – Mar. 22 – 28, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: rain!


Mi’kmaw fishermen to assert treaty right for lobster fishing in court case – CBC News

Mi’kmaw artists use Nike high-tops to bring beadwork to next generation – CBC News

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

Government of Canada adds over 405 acres of land to PEI National Park – Parks Canada

Supreme Court decision on carbon tax ‘helps mother earth’ says national chief – APTN News

Lennox Island to mark lives lost in ‘treacherous’ walk across ice before causeway built – CBC News

Court sides with First Nations in dispute with N.B. government over carbon-tax sharing – CBC News

Court rules in favour of New Brunswick First Nations in dispute on carbon tax revenue – Global News

UBC’s Sheryl Lightfoot appointed UN representative for the rights of Indigenous Peoples – CBC News

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

‘More of the same paternalism’: First Nations groups call N.B. systemic racism commissioner announcement ‘disappointing’ – Global News


Ottawa refutes CHRT ruling on Jordan’s Principle eligibility – Toronto Star

Indigenous fishers charged during closure to argue in court – Toronto Star

The next generation of Indigenous self-government in Yukon – Policy Options

Tŝilhqot’in Nation voices Indigenous law at B.C. appeal hearing – APTN News

Pikangikum First Nation expels provincial police from community – APTN News

Sipekne’katik Establishes Historic Negotiation Table with Canada – Indian Time

Indigenous leaders say N.B.’s plan to address systemic racism is a form of racism – CBC News

Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. licence because of UN declaration – CBC News

Tahltan Nation evicts Doubleview Gold from territory over refusal to respect Indigenous law – Toronto Star

Battleford-area mayors, First Nations chiefs issue anti-racist plea following Colten Boushie report – CBC News

Poundmaker Cree Nation implements custom banishment laws to address alcohol, drug trafficking – CTV News

The movement to address environmental racism is growing. This bill could provide the data it needs – CBC News

Federal Court to decide whether N.W.T. First Nation had right to postpone elections during COVID-19 – CBC News

Indigenous, marginalized groups hurt by Law Society of Manitoba ‘good character’ process: CCLA – Canadian Lawyer

Legal expert says Canada likely has not met constitutional obligations to First Nations on fishery – The Chronicle Herald

Trudeau’s language requirement at Supreme Court discriminates against Indigenous judges: Justice Harry LaForme – APTN News


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

New funding for First Nations water projects an ‘important step’ minister says – CBC News

$60M housing fund for N.W.T. to be spent, 2 years after it was first announced – CBC News

Thousands sign petition to have feds intervene in Alberta’s coal mining industry – APTN News

Indigenous tourism hopes to rebound in a big way through new investment – Vancouver Island

Alberta woman launching tourism app that reconnects Indigenous peoples to land – Global News

First Nations playing greater role in Canadian infrastructure development – Journal of Commerce

Federal housing program to deliver new affordable homes for Indigenous Torontonians – CBC News

$1B infrastructure initiative could ‘close the gap’: Assembly of First Nations’ Bellegarde – BNN Bloomberg

Budding Indigenous entrepreneurs in Cape Breton turning passions into businesses – The Chronicle Herald

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

Room to grow: Workshop to focus on business potential of mushroom growing in Cape Breton – The Chronicle Herald


How to Create an Indigenous Child Welfare System – The Tyee

STU student launches ‘Mi’kmaq Alphabet Book’ – The Aquinian

‘Stunning’ Qaumajuq Inuit art centre opens to public acclaim – CBC News

A look at a new record label created for Indigenous musicians – The Runner

Mi’kmaw co-op wins award for diversity and inclusion – The Chronicle Herald

Lakehead law school launching Indigenous law and justice institute – CBC News

Indigenous hypnotist empowers First Nation youth to follow their dreams – The Discourse

Nipissing First Nation Chief says Indigenous languages revitalization is critical – Parry Sound

Creation of Eagle Woman Tribunal, a historic milestone for Cowessess – Regina Leader-Post

New app a ‘safe space’ for Indigenous people to report racism in B.C. health care – Saanich News

Meet Stephanie Scott, new head of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – APTN News

Grassy Narrows looking for ‘mercury justice compensation for the ongoing crisis’ with online rally – CBC News

New Indigenous media lab at University of Winnipeg to help creators combine art and technology – CBC News

First Nations organizations calling on Manitoba government to fund addictions treatment centre – APTN News

A new anthology celebrates the pioneering Indigenous troubadour, filmmaker and activist Willie Dunn – The Globe and Mail

Trudeau’s language requirement at Supreme Court discriminates against Indigenous judges: Justice Harry LaForme – APTN News


The fight to end corporate control over the Nechako River – National Observer

Canada votes to collect data to document ‘environmental racism’ – National Post

‘I can feel your breath’: when COVID-19 and environmental racism collide – The Narwhal

The sea ice in northern Labrador is thinning — fast. Here’s why the Inuit are worried – CBC News

Nova Scotia to spend $19M to dredge lagoon near Pictou Landing First Nation – National Observer.

Daunting and disturbing study finds Indigenous people more likely to die in fires – Turtle Island News

Lawyer: Large-scale transfer of Crown land to First Nations will shock B.C.’s system – Vancouver Island Life

Anishinabek Nation stands up for First Nation rights in the fight against climate change – Anishinabek News

Whose Land Are You On? This App Will Show You Which Indigenous Territory You’re On – Native News Online

Canadian Inuit group calls on gov’t to take shrimp licenses from Clearwater’s new owners – Undercurrent News


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations