L’nuey IndigeNews – Mar. 15 – 21, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitup – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Meaning: seal 🦭


Reserves on Prince Edward Island – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Opinion: Federal fisheries minister should resign following DFO decision – West Prince Graphic

Show us the science: Chiefs ask Ottawa to see the evidence for limiting their fisheries – The Star

Tahltan government says it wants gold, copper and silver mines out of the territory – APTN News

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

P.E.I. hip-hop artist opens up about mental health, Indigenous issues with new album – Journal Pioneer

JOHN JOE SARK: Mi’kmaq understood conservation thousands of years before Europeans – The Guardian

Honour of the Crown at stake as Yukon fails to consult on mining application, says Nation – Windspeaker

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

Dalhousie’s new Aboriginal and Indigenous law certificate equips Mi’kmaq students to bring change – The Charlatan


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

Justice advocates await Ottawa’s promised national Indigenous justice strategy – CBC News

First Nations lawsuits highlight planning and consultation tensions, experts say – Yukon News

National human rights group calls for changes to how Manitoba screens law students – CBC News

Feds ask for independent review of documents for St. Anne’s residential school claims – CBC News

Systemic racism still a contentious issue at Quebec-First Nations political roundtable – Global News

Judge rejects North Island First Nation’s herring fishery injunction request – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Tsilhqot’in Nation calls on B.C., Canada to recognize Indigenous jurisdiction amid COVID-19 – CBC News

‘Consultation utterly failed’: Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sues Yukon for approving mineral exploration – CBC News

‘Open and frank’ meeting takes place between Indigenous leaders and Quebec government – APTN News

Reconciling Interests, Upholding Indigenous Land Rights: Aboriginal Title Cases to Watch – First Peoples Law

‘Strategic alliance’ as FSIN, Sask. Human Right Commission sign agreement: Chief Bobby Cameron – CBC News

B.C. Supreme Court sets trial date set for Nuchatlaht First Nation’s historic land title case – Campbell River Mirror

Métis Nation in B.C. votes to declare self-government, with plans to forge new relationship with province – CBC News

Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the RCMP has enforced racist and discriminatory policies in the past – The Globe and Mail

RCMP racially discriminated against mother, mishandled witnesses, evidence in Colten Boushie case: watchdog – CBC News


Facebook phishing scams target Indigenous artists’ business pages – CBC News

Ottawa set to launch $1B initiative for Indigenous community projects – CBC News

Indigenous input missing from Canada’s ESG investment standards – Business in Vancouver

Infrastructure bank launches Indigenous initiative, advocates say money not enough – Orillia Matters

No more excuses: Money would fix Nunavut’s housing crisis but Ottawa doesn’t want to pay – APTN News

Alberta entrepreneurs make subscription box filled with Indigenous teachings, self-care goods – CBC News

After 230-year fight, Caldwell First Nation has reserve status; begins to build a new community – CBC News

Dhillon School of Business first business school in Canada to require Indigenous course as part of core degree – University of Lethbridge

Canada and Ontario invest in 37 clean water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure improvement projects for First Nation communities across the province – Infrastructure Canada

The Canada Infrastructure Bank launches its Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative to accelerate new investment and reduce the infrastructure gap – Canada Infrastructure Bank


Mi’kmaw couple bring their language to hit TV show Vikings – CBC News

U of M institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations – Winnipeg Sun

Yoga instructor Shayla Stonechild uses yoga for health and education – APTN News

Indigenous languages projects get boost in latest round of federal funding – CBC News

Mi’kmaq artist Morgan Toney tackles the Unknown in new song, Alasutamaqn – CBC News

Military to help vaccinate up to 23 northern Manitoba First Nations against COVID-19 – CBC News

Rebecca Thomas explores Mi’kmaw language in poetry collection I place you into the fire – CBC Radio

First Person: As a teacher, here are the ways I see the Indigenization of classrooms unfolding – CBC News

No link between colonialism and vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Peoples says professor – APTN News

‘I believe that there is racial profiling’: Provinces are slowly banning birth alerts – but not in Quebec – APTN News

A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in the Maritimes – Canadian Heritage


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

Sask. Indigenous, environmental groups call for halt to public land selloff – CBC News

After a decade of supporting the Baffinland mine, QIA reverses its position – APTN News

Fort Nelson First Nation gets $40.5M federal funding for clean energy project – CBC News

B.C. Agricultural Land Commission rejects First Nations’ proposal for addictions treatment facility – CBC News

Heiltsuk Nation, federal agencies sign agreement to establish Indigenous marine response team – The Narwhal

‘Unity and trust’: Annita McPhee on her role as the first Indigenous executive director of a CPAWS chapter – The Narwhal


Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations