L’nuey IndigeNews – Jan. 31 – Feb. 7, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq words of the week are


“Wli Apuknajit!”

Meaning: Happy February! (also: god/spirit of winter, see article below for explanation)


Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network provides path to healing – Global News

More local Indigenous perspectives coming to P.E.I.’s school curriculum – CBC News

Feb. 1 marks Apuknajit, which is ‘like the Mi’kmaw version of Groundhog Day’ – CBC News

P.E.I. offers supports for Indigenous offenders navigating justice system – SaltWire Network

Soft police approach to Ottawa anti-vax protest reveals ‘pure racism’ say critics – APTN News

Platinum Jubilee: First Nations leaders reflect on treaty relations with Queen – Chronicle Journal

Governments discriminate against First Nations providing policing services, CHRT rules – Windspeaker.com

Why some Indigenous people support the trucker convoy—and why others watch it with dismay – APTN News

Alberta’s response to Coutts blockade proof of discriminatory double standard, First Nations say – The Narwhal


Sipekne’katik First Nation to hold duty-to-consult law symposium – CBC News

Métis Nation of Alberta appealing court decision on consultation – APTN News

B.C. First Nations plan to appeal Nechako River ruling to restore natural flows – National Post

Gunpoint arrest of First Nations moose harvester dishonours the Crown: lawyer – APTN News

Indigenous coalition goes head-to-head against oil giants to build Alberta carbon capture complex – CBC News

‘We have to stop denying it’: CHRT says Canada is discriminating against Indigenous police forces – APTN News

Manitoba Chief calls on province to halt Crown land auctions, give First Nations first option – Turtle Island News

Canada withdraws judicial review of order affirming capital assets funding for First Nation children – Canadian Lawyer

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision – Canada has been discriminatory in its funding of Indigenous Policing Services – Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador


First Nation in Alberta acquires Edmonton-based Internet company – Toronto Star

Positive signs of recovery emerging, reports Indigenous business survey – Windspeaker.com

Attawapiskat Enterprises CEO appointed to national Indigenous economic board – Timmins Today

First Nation Condemns Ford Government’s iGaming Launch – Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation


Yukon to set up First Nations school board after historic vote – CBC News

Jody Wilson-Raybould to headline Diversity Thunder Bay talk – Thunder Bay News Watch

Cold Lake First Nation bringing children back from Alberta’s child welfare system – APTN News

Yukon parents’ approval of First Nations school board hailed as ‘monumental change’ – Global News

New Yukon First Nations school board will ‘amplify’ on-the-land teachings in Beaver Creek – CBC News

Sharing Sixties Scoop story important for other survivors, government, Canadians, says author – Windspeaker.com

Tk’emlups chief prepares to carry emotion of gravesite revelation into meeting with Pope Francis – Nanaimo News Now


Bison again roaming the plains on The Key First Nation – Regina Leader-Post

Mi’kmaq Hope To Protect Part Of Prince Edward Island – National Parks Traveler

Atlantic Gold Mining N.S. Inc. pleads guilty to environmental charges – CBC News

Indigenous stewardship of B.C. parks a step on path to reconciliation – Vancouver Sun

MUN wins big money to repurpose ocean harvesting scraps with Indigenous insight – CBC News

New report recommends that BC First Nations gain control of mining in Indigenous territory – Toronto Star

First Nation wants Ottawa to help clean up plastic waste left behind by 27-year boil water advisory – CBC News

It’s mining week in B.C. and First Nations are using the moment to call for more authority, consent – The Narwhal

Wildland park expansion will improve traditional life, make difference in climate change battle – Windspeaker.com

Mashkode-bizhiki | Plains bison herd successfully re-established to The Key First Nation in Saskatchewan – Parks Canada


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations