L’nuey IndigeNews – Nov. 23 – 29,2020

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq word of the week is

Wli eksitpu’k!

Pronounced: well-ee ek-sit-book

Meaning: Good morning!


P.E.I. MLAs stand up for Mi’kmaq fishing rights – CBC News

More North Sask. First Nations enter lockdowns – Welland Tribune

Moderate livelihood motion gets unanimous support in P.E.I. – Journal Pioneer

Atikamekw Nation ‘shaken’ by Quebec’s rejection of ‘Joyce’s Principle’ – APTN News

Some First Nations seeing uptick in COVID-19 cases despite careful beginning – CBC News

Northern First Nation sees new housing strategy as a way to ‘take back sovereignty’ – CBC Radio

Vancouver Island First Nation calls on B.C. to honour UNDRIP in historic title case – Saanich News

Sipekne’katik First Nation receives fishery MOU from federal government – The Chronicle Herald

What “netukulimk” means and how it applies to the moderate livelihood fishery – Halifax Examiner

PM announces $542M to help Indigenous communities take over child welfare services – APTN News

Trouble brewing ahead of start to Nova Scotia fall lobster season: Indigenous leader – Turtle Island News

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

First Nations leaders in human rights, education and economic development join Order of Canada – CBC News

A win for First Nations children as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal expands funding criteria for Jordan’s Principle – The Star


Beyond the barricades – CBC News

Murray Sinclair to retire from Senate – CBC News

Indigenous land occupants in Caledonia appeal injunction – Global News

When we fight for one treaty, we fight for them all – Briarpatch Magazine

Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta reaches $91M settlement with Canada over land – APTN News

Quebec rejects ‘Joyce’s Principle’ because it calls for recognition of systemic racism – APTN News

1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson says he’s appealed injunction telling them to leave – APTN News

‘A band without land’ no more: After 230-year fight, Caldwell First Nation secures reserve – APTN News

First Nations Bill 197 lawsuit advances as Ontario makes empty offers to consult, lawyer says – CBC News

Human rights complaint filed after Indigenous man, girl handcuffed outside Vancouver bank – Global News

RCMP commissioner to review watchdog report on Colten Boushie case on weekend of Dec. 4 – CBC News

B.C. argues Nuchatlaht Nation ‘abandoned’ its territory. Lawyer reminds court ‘land was stolen’ – The Narwhal

First Nation asks Indigenous Services minister to launch investigation into top bureaucrat’s behaviour – CBC News

Businesses and homeowners impacted by Caledonia blockades launch class action against OPP, Crown – APTN News

Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point and Aamjiwnaang First Nations accept land claim offer this fall – Anishinabek News

Burgeo veteran wants answers on status of ‘disenfranchised’ former Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations members – Journal Pioneer

FNLC Marks the One Year Anniversary of the Passage of Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and Calls for Substantive Action – UBCIC


Clock ticking for First Nation geothermal project – Business in Vancouver

Cree designer signs deal with American streetwear chain Zumiez – CBC News

Canada sends $19M to Nunavut for emergency pandemic response – CBC News

N.B. Group Launches Online Marketplace for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs – Huddle

Northern First Nation sees new housing strategy as a way to ‘take back sovereignty’ – CBC Radio

RBC embraces reconciliation initiative making course mandatory for employees – Anishinabek News

Reclaiming our style – Indigenous designers celebrate sustainable and decolonized fashion – APTN News

Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative celebrates its first two projects moving toward construction – Government of Canada

New $2.4-million program aims to connect Indigenous and rural youth to opportunities in Canada’s ocean industries – Journal Pioneer


Listuguj students march into N.B. to protest barrier to school – CBC News

Indigenous Land-Based STEM Education – The Classroom of the Future – Cision

Manitoba Metis Federation distributing money for education to students – APTN News

James Smith Cree Nation opens unique medical imaging clinic in Saskatoon – APTN News

Indigenous playwright from Calgary wins national theatre award worth $100,000 – CBC News

Eagle Lake FN moves to establish child welfare agency as hunger strike continues – CBC News

Sasakamoose remembered as pioneer who paved the way for Indigenous hockey players – CBC News

Indigenous cultural educators say the invitation to ‘walk in our moccasins’ is open to anyone – CBC News

Residential school healing fund set to end as First Nations leaders say demand for services growing – CBC News

Two-eyed learning clears perspectives between Indigenous and Western knowledge – McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences

A toolkit ‘Knowing your rights’ works to combat forced sterilization of Indigenous women and systemic racism in healthcare – The Star

Rideau Hall Foundation partners with Indspire’s Teach for Tomorrow: Indigenous Educator Apprenticeship Program – Anishinabek News


First Nations fights to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – Digital Journal

‘A lost run’: logging and climate change decimate steelhead in B.C. river – The Narwhal

The fight by First Nations to save an Arctic refuge from drilling is running out of time – CBC Radio

Sipekne’katik First Nation suspends lobster fishery after endangered whales spotted – Global News

Why is the world so beautiful? An Indigenous botanist on the spirit of life in everything – CBC Radio

Bison study using Saskatoon synchrotron aims to encourage more Indigenous scientists – Global News

Indigenous construction students complete energy efficient shed at Westbank First Nation – iNFO News

Amid dwindling moose population, First Nations continue to defend park from Quebec hunters – CTV News

Water crisis in First Nations communities runs deeper than long-term drinking water advisories – The Conversation

Wela’lioq, M’sit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations