L’nuey IndigeNews + Summer News Summary – July 12 – Sep. 12, 2021

A Canadian Indigenous News Update from L’nuey


Kwe’ nitap – Hello friend,

Welcome back to IndigeNews – a weekly Indigenous news update provided by L’nuey.

I hope you had a great summer! In case you missed some of the headlines, we’ve included a summer news summary compiling some of the highlights.


The Mi’kmaq word of the week is



Meaning: “Mate calling time”, which refers to the mating of the moose, a traditional staple food of the Mi’kmaq.


P.E.I. to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News

Mi’kmaq printing company struggling with orange shirt shortage – CBC News

P.E.I. to recognize National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – SaltWire Network

Final federal leaders debate comes and goes with promises and warnings – APTN News

Ontario will not make National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a provincial holiday – CBC News

AFN National Chief calls on DFO to stop intimidating, harassing Mi’kmaw fishers – Ku’ku’kwes News


Search for missing Lennox Island man continues – CBC News

Mi’kmaw remains nearly 500 years old return home to P.E.I. – CBC News

Public basket-weaving events showcase Mi’kmaw cultural heritage – CBC News

Public event brings Indigenous culture to downtown Charlottetown – CBC News

Mary Simon officially becomes Canada’s first Inuk Governor General – CBC News

Should Canadian flags remain at half mast for residential school deaths? – CBC News

DFO officers greet launch of Pictou Landing treaty fishery in Nova Scotia – APTN News

Mi’kmaw harvesting lobster in Nova Scotia under heavy police, DFO presence – APTN News

Indigenous chiefs in N.B. say Fisheries Department officers ignoring fishing rights – CTV News

‘Timely and appropriate’ to include Mi’kmaq in P.E.I. land use decisions, says chief – CBC News

Nova Scotia to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation starting this year – CBC News

Duty to consult: What it means for properties like the former Prince Edward Home site in Charlottetown – CBC News

Conserving the coast: First Nations, state governments working towards new national park reserve on P.E.I. – SaltWire Network


Two Mi’kmaw candidates face off for federal votes in N.S. – APTN News

Manitoba’s premier supports land acknowledgments at legislature – CBC News

Saugeen Ojibway Nation appealing title: treaty court decision – Turtle Island News

Truth and Reconciliation calls to action on education continued – Welland Tribune

Indigenous languages, the environment and water discussed at French debate – APTN News

‘Stop criminalizing treaty rights’: New AFN chief weighs in on Sipekne’katik fishery – CBC News

5 months after promising systemic racism commissioner, N.B. has yet to name one – CBC News

Poll finds majority of Canadians believe reconciliation is an important voting consideration – APTN News

A look into why there’s a record number of Indigenous candidates for the 2021 federal election – APTN News

What are the major parties promising Indigenous people this election? Here’s a look at the platforms – APTN News

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says government discriminates against non-status, off-reserve Indians – Canadian Lawyer


The standoff at 1492 Land Back Lane, one year later – APTN News

Ottawa’s Muskrat Falls bailout triggers First Nations lawsuit – Financial Post

100-year-old Treaty 11 coming to N.W.T. for 1st time since signing – CBC News

Assembly of First Nations unveils priorities ahead of federal election – APTN News

Several Indigenous candidates vying for Saskatchewan’s seats in Parliament – APTN News

Ottawa drops appeal in court fight over First Nations election postponement – APTN News

P.E.I. committee questions ‘evergreen’ status of TRC recommendations – SaltWire Network

Province asked to investigate residential school burial sites as crime scenes – Vancouver Sun

Feds reach nearly $8B deal with First Nations over clean drinking water lawsuit – Global News

Alberta won’t recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, angering advocates – APTN News

AFN chief cites reconciliation, climate change and economic growth among election priorities – CBC News

Sipekne’katik chief arrested, detained by DFO following launch of annual treaty lobster fishery – Ku’ku’kwes News

New class action alleges birth alerts are ‘a product of the state’s colonialist and paternalistic attitude’- Indiginews

‘It touches my heart’: Mi’kmaw lawyer called to the bar in historic ceremony, believed to be 1st for P.E.I. – CBC News


Local entrepreneur sets sights on Pow Wow Pitch grand prize – CBC News

Three area entrepreneurs semifinalists in Indigenous business investment competition – Sentinel Review

Mining company ‘caught in the middle’ between Ginoogaming First Nation and Ontario – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous business leader disappointed National Day for Truth and Reconciliation not a provincial holiday – CBC News

Government of Canada highlights funding for Indigenous communities to support critical infrastructure – Indigenous Services Canada


Reconciliation-focused investments could be coming – Advisor’s Edge

Mi’kmaw artists may soon have access to logo of authenticity – CBC News

N.B. fashion group hopes to weave a future for designers of colour – CBC News

Métis-Anishinaabe designer’s work to be represented at the federal debate – APTN News

Bearspaw First Nation gains control of savings fund after dispute with Ottawa – CBC News

Coastal GasLink update: Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked – CTV News

Government of Canada supports Indigenous-owned businesses in the Atlantic Region affected by COVID-19 – Indigenous Services Canada


How Indigenous institutes are reclaiming education – MacLean’s

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

Federal parties missing the mark on Indigenous mental health, addictions, experts say – Global News

Five-day walk in Alberta, Sask. aims to build relationships, deeper understanding of treaties – CBC News

Land-sharing network building bridges between Saskatchewan farmers, Indigenous community – The Globe and Mail

Meet the Mi’kmaw artist revamping Charlottetown intersection where a bronze John A. Macdonald once sat – CBC News


Meet some of the most honoured members of First Nations communities – CBC News

Mi’kmaw student honours residential school survivors at graduation ceremony – CBC News

COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: Active cases in First Nations continue to rise – CBC News

Mi’kmaq group to launch mark of authenticity logo in 2022 for art, cultural products – CTV News

Schools to close Sept. 30 in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – CBC News

B.C. appoints liaisons to support First Nations with former residential school sites – Global News

New Brunswick decides not to formally enshrine new Truth and Reconciliation holiday – CBC News

Ryerson University to change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schools – CBC News

The long journey home: Mi’kmaq remains given proper burial in P.E.I. after 400 years – SaltWire Network

Grassy Narrows First Nation hails $90M for care home as a step toward ‘full mercury justice’ – Toronto Star

Young Mi’kmaw musician from Nova Scotia honours residential school survivors with surprise song in Cape Breton – SaltWire Network

Government of Canada announces the construction and operation of a new emergency shelter in Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation – Indigenous Services Canada


Mi’kmaq History In Kejimkujik National Park – National Parks Traveler

‘Disrespectful’: B.C. First Nations blast NDP’s forest renewal effort – Castlegar News

First Nations leaders say New Brunswick forestry practices putting land at risk – Global News

Two First Nations challenge Ottawa’s rejection of Grassy Mountain coal mine – The Globe and Mail

First Nations in Alberta challenge federal decision to kill Grassy Mountain coal project – APTN News

Indigenous environmental group says activities responsible for cut in greenhouse gas emissions – APTN News

First Nation in northwestern Ontario granted temporary injunction to prevent mineral exploration – CBC News

20 First Nations denounce engagement process on modernization of forest policy in BC – Canadian Forest Industries


‘A large step forward’: Arctic First Nation goes solar – APTN News

Coastal First Nations in B.C. demand DFO respect their right to fish – APTN News

First Nations firefighters return to Yukon after battling blazes in B.C. – APTN News

Indigenous communities in N.B. say climate change is threatening their way of life – CBC News

Planned dump site creates worry for chief of neighbouring First Nation community – CBC News

B.C. First Nations demand full participation in development of province’s forest policy – BC Local News

Report outlines ‘violent, fraught’ history of Wood Buffalo National Park and impact on First Nation – CBC News


Wela’lioq, Msit No’kmaq

Thank you, All My Relations