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

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is



“s/he is mourning”


N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 40 new cases, outbreaks grow in First Nations – CBC News

First Nations leaders call on B.C. to declare indefinite state of emergency – Global news

Source of pride: Construction of new Abegweit daycare nearing completion – CBC News

New exhibit Ta’n Me’j Tel-Keknuo’ltiek opens at Maritime Museum in Halifax – APTN News

How the legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples lives on, 25 years later – CBC News

Minister reaffirms DFO’s authority to regulate Mi’kmaw fishery during Atlantic Canada visit – CBC News

Dalhousie’s nursing school expands prioritized seats for Mi’kmaw, African Nova Scotian students – Global News

Land defenders arrested on Wet’suwet’en territory as RCMP enforces Coastal GasLink injunction – The Narwhal

Ford government slammed for withholding vital air pollution data from Aamjiwnaang First Nation – Global News

‘Like living in a bad dream:’ Kelly Sark remembers brother, Jamie, while investigation into death continues in P.E.I. – SaltWire Network

Acadia First Nation joining Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations in fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood – Fisheries and Oceans Canada


MMF sets up ‘new government’ for Red River Métis – APTN News

Canada Puts Off UN Request for Indigenous Rights Update – The Tyee

Nunavut Inuit organization plans to seek self-government – CBC News

BC introduces legislation to uphold Indigenous rights – BC Government News

Siksika Nation to vote on massive land claim reparations deal with feds – CTV News

Grassy Narrows takes Ontario to court for issuing mining exploration permits – CBC News

New BC bills welcomed, but UNDRIP implementation moving at a snail’s pace – Toronto Star

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation members re-elect Rosanne Casimir as chief – CBC News

Grassy Narrows suing Ontario for handing out ‘exploratory permits’ on treaty territory – APTN News

‘Unprecedented’: 5 Indigenous lawyers elected to B.C. Law Society leadership in major victory – CBC News

Descendants of dissolved Edmonton-area First Nations continue to struggle to regain treaty rights – CBC News

RCMP leaders say system undermines their efforts to improve policing in Indigenous communities – Vancouver Sun

First Nations woman in the Yukon taking residency requirement challenge to Supreme Court of Canada – APTN News

30 years after Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, too little done to protect Indigenous women and girls, critics say – CBC News

Indigenous group launches legal action over Ford government’s use of MZO to fast-track development – Toronto Star

As Saskatoon explores UNDRIP implementation, Indigenous voices want more from federal and provincial leaders – CBC News

Assembly of First Nations finalizing preparations for delegation to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021 – Assembly of First


Canada Post to pilot community hub in Membertou – SaltWire Network

$2M for services to help Indigenous job seekers in Saskatchewan – Global News

Youth mentoring program looking for Indigenous business mentors – SaltWire Network

Windsor shop meets demand of ‘amazing resurgence’ in Indigenous beading – CBC News

Indigenous-led Health Charity Celebrates Campaign Success on National Philanthropy Day – NationTalk

First Nations Leadership Council calls for more government support amid compounding crises – Global News

Funding available to preserve the diversity and richness of Indigenous heritage – Library and Archives Canada


Justice denied – CBC News

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

Indigenous led project to house homeless people torched in London – APTN News

Referendum process set to decide on Yukon First Nations school board – CBC News

Is the bus alive? Depends where you are: A brief primer on the Mi’kmaw language – CBC News

DANIEL N. PAUL: Media notorious for airing wild views on Indigenous issues – SaltWire Network

Researcher developing online tool to help find missing Indigenous tuberculosis patients – CBC News

Many Indigenous languages are endangered and it’s Ronald Ignace’s job to change that – APTN News

First Nations University of Canada looking to hold national dialogue on Indigenous identity – CTV News

Falsifying Indigenous identity a centuries-long issue, says First Nations University president – CBC News

Beaded Tie campaign brings awareness of missing and murdered indigenous men and boys – Portage Online

Indigenous teen speaks out after being forced to isolate ‘like a criminal’ at Batshaw youth centre – CBC News

This is the most serious it’s ever been’: First Nations chiefs in Yukon concerned over COVID-19 spike – APTN News

New advisor at Cape Breton University part of reconciliation and decolonization across Canada – SaltWire Network


Gidimt’en evict Coastal GasLink from Wet’suwet’en territory – APTN News

B.C. returns land parcel on Sunshine Coast to shíshálh First Nation – CTV News

Extreme flooding causes evacuation orders for First Nations in B.C. – APTN News

B.C. floods: Sumas First Nation remembers the injustice of its ‘lost lake’ – Global News

Indigenous people ’embarrassingly’ absent from N.W.T. COP26 delegation – CBC News

‘The land is speaking to us, and we need to listen,’ says UBCIC grand chief – APTN News

Training program offers Indigenous students a pathway to the tech sector – Times Colonist

Sumas First Nation chief reflects on ‘disaster’ B.C. flooding where lake used to be – Global News

B.C. indigenous group orders workers off site of disputed Coastal GasLink pipeline – Global News

Government unable to answer for secrecy around First Nation air pollution documents – Global News

Cancer-causing air pollution forecast at 44 times annual level in Ont. First Nation, docs show – Global News

First Nations group says concerns over Cooke salmon farm expansion ‘pushed aside and ignored’ – IntraFish


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations