L’nuey IndigeNews – Oct. 25 – 31, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Wli Skitekmujuia’timk

(well-ee skid-deh-goom-ooj-oo-ee-aww-dimk)

“Happy Halloween!”


Mi’kmaw to be formally recognized as Nova Scotia’s first language – CBC News

Lennox Island First Nation acquires community’s gas station – SaltWire Network

Ottawa appeals court decision upholding cash for First Nations kids – APTN News

Commercial fishermen granted intervenor status in First Nation fishery dispute – CBC News

Sipekne’katik fisherman’s protest dumping of lobster ‘not acceptable,’ chief says – CBC News

Pope’s visit should include apology and action, says Cowessess First Nation chief  – CBC Radio

Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada, meet with Indigenous leaders – CBC News

Compensation for Indigenous children removed from homes not justice, says AFN chief – CBC News

Making the case to raise the Canadian flag — so it can be lowered on Remembrance Day – CBC News

News of possible visit by Pope Francis bringing range of emotions for residential school survivors – APTN News

B.C. Indigenous leaders ‘disgusted’ by Ottawa’s foster care compensation appeal, as feds vow talks – CBC News

Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation invites Pope to visit, deliver long-awaited apology during Canada trip – CBC News

Opinion: An inquiry is not enough for international crimes against Indigenous children at the Indian residential schools – APTN News


Arrest of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief ‘So Insulting’ – The Tyee

Trial begins between Indigenous agencies and province for CFS funds – CBC News

Justin Trudeau and his week of making false or misleading comments – APTN News

Supporters of 1492 Land Back Lane show up at Toronto court hearing – APTN News

Is Marc Miller’s vow to ‘give land back’ all sizzle, no steak? These analysts say yes – APTN News

Trudeau cabinet: Bennett shuffled out, Miller moved over, Hajdu new boss at ISC – APTN News

Gitxaała First Nation sues B.C. government over automatic granting of mineral rights – CBC News

Indigenous leaders want independent criminal probes into residential schools – The Globe and Mail

Trial between Manitoba and child welfare agencies pushes for child welfare payments – APTN News

Sask. First Nations land auction lawsuit against province proceeds to trial – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Trudeau must renew commitment to reconciliation with new cabinet: First Nation leaders – APTN News

Vuntut Gwitchin citizen takes challenge of residency requirement to Supreme Court of Canada – CBC News

Process leading to Land Back Lane injunctions was unfair to Indigenous protesters, court hears – CBC News

‘Your voice matters,’ sister of First Nations man shot by RCMP says, urging witnesses to come forward – CBC News

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says there are ‘a lot of amends to make’ as she sets priorities – CBC News

Former PM Chretien must apologize for Residential School comments, say Manitoba Indigenous leaders – Toronto Star

‘Telling our truths’: Indigenous leaders hold ceremony outside court ahead of civil suit against Manitoba – Winnipeg Sun

Manitoba advocates urge Ottawa to drop appeal after court upholds compensation for First Nations kids in care – CBC News

Rebuilding Canada’s flawed foundation: case comment on Canada v. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society – First Peoples Law


BC Indigenous Company Awarded Indigenous Business of the Year Award – Nation Talk

Oil and gas sector sheds light on strides made with Indigenous companies, people – CBC News

$31M Bamfield Road project breaks new ground for First Nation, Province of B.C. – Alberni Valley News

Cariboo-area First Nation works with mining company to ensure expansion of B.C. mine – Energetic City

Miigwetch for Waiting: Red Market Brand’s First Two Products Now Available in Ontario Cannabis Stores – Net Newsledger


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

Cape Breton couple brings Mi’kmaw language to film and TV screens – CBC Listen

Winnipeg hospital says it’s investigating treatment of Métis woman – APTN News

Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News

How a giant floor map is helping students confront Canada’s colonial history – CBC News

BC First Nations will soon certify and regulate teachers under jurisdiction – Energetic City

Membertou to host National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for 2nd time – CBC News

Ancestral remains of six individuals returned to Dokis First Nation by U.S. museum – CTV News

Quebec’s New Culture Class Would Set Back Reconciliation, First Nations Chiefs Say – MTL Blog

Canada’s largest and oldest Indigenous organization celebrates 50 years of service – APTN News

Group of northern B.C. First Nations declare state of emergency over opioid crisis – Global News

Reconciliation: Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland to be renamed Beothuk Lake – CTV News

Quebec bishops, First Nations express concern about new culture and citizenship course – Montreal Gazette

Meet some of the performers who put Indigenous culture on the map at the Frankfurt Book Fair – APTN News


Mining natural resources and the need for consent put InFocus – APTN News

Kahnawake’s 1st youth delegation heading to COP26 climate conference – CBC News

Highway 6 bypass in Caledonia blocked in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest – CBC News

First Nations delegates say COP26 discussions should prioritize Indigenous knowledge – CBC News

Flooding, heat waves and drought threaten P.E.I. in the future: Climate change report – CBC News

IBM Partners With Mi’kmaq Communities, NSCC To Prepare Indigenous Youth For STEM Jobs – Huddle

?Esdilagh First Nation says B.C government’s change to forestry plan allows for ‘valuable input’ – APTN News

Moose Cree First Nation hopes to finally work with Ontario government to save watershed – National Observer

Thank you, Mi’kmaq Grandmothers, for protecting land and water through Indigenous self-determination – Kairos


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations