L’nuey IndigeNews – Sep. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

Kwe’ nitap,

Hello friend,

The Mi’kmaq word of the week is


Pronounced: we-la-lee-ohk

Meaning: thank you!


Islanders come together on Orange Shirt Day

Ottawa opens door to First Nations fisheries authority

Islanders called to practise Mi’kmaq language on Treaty Day

Indigenous communities facing ‘alarming’ rise in COVID-19 cases

P.E.I. announces new rights education initiative for 2nd Treaty Day

‘We are all treaty people’; Treaty Day recognized for second year in P.E.I.

Mi’kmaw senator says he has a ‘win-win’ solution to the N.S. fishing dispute

Lennox Island band member shares stories of her culture in new children’s book

Treatment of Indigenous woman in Quebec hospital puts focus on systemic racism

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

Mi’kmaq fishers won at the Supreme Court but they’re still fighting for their livelihoods

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: Conservation important but who gets to regulate is key legal issue

Potlotek First Nation celebrates Treaty Day by launching its own rights-based lobster fishery

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier McNeil Re: Sipekne’katik Treaty-Based Fishery

Canada’s unions push for implementation of National Action Plan on Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People


More concerns raised over Bill 197

Four First Nations sign historic agreement with Alberta

Mi’kmaw First Nation ‘very positive’ about federal fishery talks

Feds strike working groups to tackle delayed MMIWG action plan

B.C. Supreme Court hears petition for judicial review of Coastal GasLink certificate

Mi’kmaw parliamentarians call for new body to deal with conflict over lobster fishery

Ontario Provincial Police have warrant for arrest of 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson

N.B. refusal to share carbon taxes collected at First Nation truck stops triggers court fight

BERNADETTE JORDAN: Honouring treaties begins with relearning the history behind them

Indigenous leaders call for investigation following death of First Nations boy in B.C. group home

‘An impossible choice’: Beaver Lake Cree Nation looks to Supreme Court in advanced legal cost case

Death of Youth in Care Sparks Calls by First Nations Leadership and Advocates for Immediate Action

Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

CSIS withholds information on Wet’suwet’en demonstrations citing national security threat exemption

‘Treat us the same way you would treat the others’ — First Nations police in the north seek fair funding

Federal Court weighed in on a jurisdictional dispute over First Nations’ childcare services – Temagami First Nation v. Presseault, 2020 FC 933


First Nation Business Education

Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

TC Energy inks deal for Indigenous ownership stake in Keystone XL pipeline

Indigenous business owners call on major retailers to pledge more shelf space

Jennifer Podemski launches Shine Network to help empower Indigenous women

Indigenous business panel says lack of capital is a barrier for major project investments

Indigenous designers in B.C. outraged over claims of authenticity by non-Indigenous competitor

Canada: Williams Lake First Nation: First to Enter into Cannabis Agreement with BC Government

Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say

Black Diamond and Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq Communities, in Partnership, Receive Letter of Award for $720 Million Workforce Lodge


Mi’kmaq artist Jodie B releases her first album

How Indigenous history is being taught in P.E.I. schools

Indigenous Heritage Action Plan Implementation Progress Report

Nova Scotian teen creates virtual Afro-Indigenous youth book club

Young Indigenous adults say Land Back Camp connects them to culture

New head of CBC North wants more Indigenous staff, to promote languages

5 years into agreement, what does treaty education look like in Nova Scotia?

How the vandalism of statues challenges our understanding of Canadian history

Dalhousie faculty association raises concerns over president’s letter on Mi’kmaq fishery

Upgraded partnership unveiled for First Nation’s students and Saskatoon Public Schools

First Nations Health Authority chief medical officer concerned with rising COVID-19 cases

Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say


B.C. salmon farm opponents demand answers from DFO

Meet Nukumi, the great white ‘proper matriarch’ tagged off N.S.

Indigenous leaders call out provincial gov’t over moose hunt restrictions

61 Indigenous Communities in Canada Still Need to Boil Water for Safety

Yukon farm offers life skills, employment opportunities to First Nations youth

B.C. grizzlies facing starvation due to declining salmon stock, says First Nation

N.S. commercial fishermen stage peaceful protests over conservation concerns

‘I’ve become cynical about DFO’ says Homalco chief over federal fish farm decision

Métis federation reopens some moose harvesting areas to Métis hunters after 9 years

Federal delay in defining fishing rights frustrates Mi’kmaq and commercial industry on P.E.I.

Two long-term water advisories lifted in Ontario First Nations as feds approach 2021 deadline

After interim licenses, First Nations group calls for long-term license to manage forest in traditional lands

Wela’lioq, m’sit no’kmaq

Thank you, all my relations