L’nuey IndigeNews – Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Wli Kesikewiku’s!

(well-ee ges-sig-gay-we-goos)

“Happy December!”


Residential school survivors want concrete plan to result from Vatican visit – CBC News

Expectations of apology high as Indigenous leaders prepare to visit Vatican – CTV News

New Brunswick premier says Wolastoqey Nation’s title claim lacks ‘clarity’ – APTN News

Gidimt’en Access Point vows to continue resistance after latest RCMP raid – APTN News

Jaime Battiste named parliamentary secretary for Crown-Indigenous relations – APTN News

New Brunswick premier says First Nations title claim is serious and far-reaching – CTV News

Long Plain First Nation and Canada settle 100-year-old land sales dispute for $32M – CBC News

Nearly $700 million predicted shortfall investment for First Nations’ water over 5 years – APTN News

Mi’kmaw quill artist working to renew art form to share with future generations in P.E.I. – SaltWire Network

Campaign launched to educate N.S. businesses about sales-tax exemption for First Nations people – CBC News

Federal government falling short on funding to help First Nations operate water systems, PBO says – CBC News


OPP commissioner receives rare Indigenous honour – CTV News

Bills to uphold Indigenous rights given royal assent in BC – Toronto Star

As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, is it time for an overhaul? – CBC News

Joanna Bernard becomes Assembly of First Nations regional chief – CBC News

B.C. greenlit more Mounties on Wet’suwet’en territory before 3rd raid – APTN News

‘Extraordinary’ motion at chiefs gathering removes Poitras as regional chief – CTV News

‘This is long overdue’: Land acknowledgement recited in Manitoba legislature – CTV News

Lawyer questions coverage of First Nations water settlement as deal to be ratified – Richmond News

Industrial Corporations Named in New Wolastoqey Title Claim – Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick

Neskantaga First Nation taking Ontario to court over ‘inadequate’ consultation on Ring of Fire – CBC News

Plaintiff in Sixties Scoop class action wants to give Métis and non-status Indian survivors a ‘voice of pride’ – CBC News

First Nations Leadership Council Says BC Needs to Take More Action on Declaration Act Two Years In – CFNR Network

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey now parliamentary secretary to minister of Indigenous services – Welland Tribune

Indigenous Services Canada receives the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report on clean water for First Nations – Indigenous Services Canada


Bank of Canada promises Indigenous economic reconciliation – iPolitics

Recovery of Indigenous tourism in Ontario a couple of years away – Toronto Star

Sask. First Nation ‘kicking up the dust’ with flare gas-to-power facility – CTV News

Tribe Network And Emera Launch $375,000 Fellowship for BIPOC Entrepreneurs- Huddle

Christmas comes early with funding for new homes in Wagmatcook First Nation – SaltWire Network

There’s a story in every number as Indigenous people contribute to Alberta’s economy – Toronto Star

Quebec First Nations want to be full partners in sustainable economic development – Turtle Island News


Indigenous creators get a boost from TikTok accelerator program – CBC News

First Nations leaders in Saskatchewan grappling with opioid crisis – APTN News

Forgotten First Nations art found in basement of Yukon Friendship Centre – CBC News

Monument marking Inuit RCMP contribution in Nunavut unveiled in Iqaluit  – APTN News

NB Indigenous social work students hope to deliver culturally-sensitive services – CBC News

The Yukon’s first ever creative and cultural industries strategy released – Government of Yukon

COIVID 19 cases drop again in First Nations communities from coast to coast – Turtle Island News

Quebec to include Indigenous perspectives in education review, add Indigenous content – Global News

Universities across Canada addressing Indigenous identity fraud in wake of Carrie Bourassa investigation – CBC News

1 year after review of anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health care, author says little progress has been made – CBC News


First Nations gather to reframe land use as land relationships – Yukon News

First Nations Want Overhaul of Emergency Planning and Response – The Tyee

Six safety and survival tips from Mi’kmaw survival expert Sakej Ward – APTN News

Canada’s First Nations Score Two Environmental Victories – Environmental News Service

First Nations firefighters in the Yukon head to B.C. to help with flood recovery – APTN News

Muskrat Falls: Poor communication led to missed deadline to limit contamination – APTN News

‘Our Mother Earth is crying’: First Nations urge new approach to B.C.’s old growth forests – CTV News

Coastal First Nation declares protected area to preserve salmon and grizzly bear populations – CBC News

Assembly of Mi’kmaw Chiefs Assess Future of Owls Head Provincial Park – Save Owl’s Head Provincial Park

Vancouver Island First Nation approves 96 per cent of proposed old-growth deferrals on its land – CTV News

Conservation group warns an area 4 times the size of Vancouver may be logged, despite planned deferrals – CTV News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations