L’nuey IndigeNews – Oct. 4 – 11, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

the Mi’kmaq word of the week is


“In thanksgiving; in respect”


Rodney Levi’s death a homicide, jury decides – CBC News

Cowesses identifies 300 of 751 unmarked graves – APTN News

Sipekne’katik fishers concerned about DFO punching holes in FSC lobsters – CBC News

200 students died at 46 day schools in Canada, federal documents reveal – APTN News

Federal officials rethink wording of markers at gravesites of past prime ministers – CTV News

Uncovering the colonial tactics Canada uses to delay Indigenous justice and sovereignty – APTN News

Americans grapple with legacy of Columbus and newly proclaimed Indigenous Peoples’ Day – CBC News

‘They were still strong Indigenous women’: Day to honour MMIWG2S includes ceremony, vigil – CBC News

In wake of opposition to Mi’kmaw fishery, Sipekne’katik First Nation is studying impact of its lobster season – CBC News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: National Association of Friendship Centres launches vaccine campaign – CBC News

‘Not interested in apologies,’ First Nation demands ‘institutional and widespread change’ from Justin Trudeau – Toronto Star


Judge signs off on residential school day scholars settlement – APTN News

Qalipu First Nation membership top issue in race for chief, say candidates – CBC News

B.C. reaches $65M funding deal with First Nation after Supreme Court ruling – CBC News

‘Use his constable’: Indian agents relied on police to get kids into day schools – APTN News

DFO arrests, releases 3 people in connection with St. Marys Bay lobster seizure – CBC News

Attawapiskat First Nation seeks court injunction against Ring of Fire exploration – CBC News

Trudeau says he regrets travelling to Tofino, B.C., on 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News

Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted on freeing Catholic Church from residential school compensation deal: source – CBC News

Residential school survivors frustrated Wilson-Raybould not consulted on scrapping of 2015 compensation appeal – CBC News

‘Lofty rhetoric and little action’: Jody Wilson-Raybould on the pitfalls of power, politics and how Ottawa needs to change – APTN News

Federal court dashes Canada’s appeals to two rulings on financial compensation for residential and day school students – The Manitoulin Expositor


Indigenous business excellence celebrated in Northern Ontario – Northern Ontario Business

Wolastoqey chiefs ‘ready to negotiate’ new tax deal after province delays cancellation – CBC News

Mining giant Rio Tinto’s control of Nechako River waterflow in B.C. challenged by local First Nations – Vancouver Sun

Gaining an equal seat at the corporate table is key to successful Indigenous, industry partnerships – Northern Ontario Business


Yo-Yo Ma brings haunting Mi’kmaw anthem to new audience – CBC News

Cartography in Canada: Indigenous Mapmaking – The Canadian Encyclopedia

Mi’kmaw quillwork podcast delves into issues of Indigenous identity – CBC News

Landscape art installation at Dal shines a light on Mi’kmaq lunar cycle – Dal News

Mi’kmaw nurse wants more Indigenous students entering profession – CBC News

Tuberculosis outbreaks declared in northern First Nations communities – CBC News

Lack of staff, federal bureaucracy hurt day schools, students: Documents – APTN News

Chippewa artist Jay Soule uses buffalo skulls to make his point at Toronto exhibit – APTN News

Would Joyce Echaquan still be alive if she were white? Quebec coroner says ‘I think so’ – APTN News

Remote Indigenous communities working with feds on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine exemptions – Global News

Fighting self-determination: Quebec refuses to transfer youth protection to Indigenous communities – Ricochet Media

Sports logos, street names under microscope as Ontario human rights watchdog mulls ‘derogatory display’ policy – The Record


Fort Nelson First Nation ready to lead in geothermal energy – Windspeaker.com

Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion – CBC News

Environmental assessments start for Ring of Fire roads – Thunder Bay News Watch

Indigenous population in Canada could climb to nearly 3.2 million by 2041: StatCan – CTV News

A study evaluated the cultural safety of indigenous wildland firefighters in Canada – Wildfire Today

Health, livelihoods at risk because of wildfires, say chiefs of two Indigenous communities – CBC News

Sipekne’katik First Nation’s lobster study aims to assess impact of summer and fall fishing – CBC News

These Indigenous fishers hold DFO accountable for B.C.’s shocking salmon decline – National Observer

Blockades, demonstrations at Fairy Creek continue after injunction expires, police still arresting people  – APTN News

Indigenous knowledge the cornerstone of new tsunami modelling for Vancouver Island’s northwest coast – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations