Nic Meloney

Former Videojournalist, CBC Indigenous

Nic Meloney is a mixed heritage Wolastoqi videojournalist raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @nicmeloney.

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New 'social contracts' on Indigenous sovereignty required internationally, say UN panellists

Panellists said governments need to reconsider the "social contracts" they are a part of and their impact on Indigenous Peoples at an event marking the United Nations International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on Monday.

Shubenacadie residential school survivors await next steps after apology letter from Catholic nuns

Some former students of the Shubenacadie residential school say there's still a lot of work to do by the Sisters of Charity, after the Halifax-based organization of Catholic nuns posted a letter on its website this week apologizing for its role in the school.

Métis dancers gather for backyard jig as Manitoba pandemic restrictions ease

After a year of separation due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, a few Métis dancers from Portage la Prairie, Man., gathered with family recently to celebrate the easing of restrictions in the province with some jigging and jamming.

Onion Lake powwow returns to huge crowd after pandemic measures lifted

After provincial pandemic restrictions were lifted in Saskatchewan earlier this month, the 2021 powwow at Onion Lake Cree Nation returned in a big way last weekend.

Attawapiskat musician builds recording studio in shipping container

With no access to a recording studio over the course of the pandemic, Cree musician Adrian Sutherland transformed an old shipping container into SeaCan Studio.

Mi'kmaw Blackbird singer honours missing and murdered Indigenous people in new video

Students and staff from a Mi'kmaw high school in Nova Scotia are honouring the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Canada with a song and music video.

Here's how some communities celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and difficult reminders of Indigenous histories in Canada, Inuit, First Nations and Métis communities celebrated their distinct cultures — and each other — on the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21.

Mi'kmaw leaders considering MMIWG safety concerns tied to N.S. energy project

Mi'kmaw leaders in Nova Scotia say the safety of their communities is a "fundamental concern," but are not saying how they expect the developers of a proposed $13-billion natural gas project to ensure safety for Mi'kmaq beyond the boundaries of the work site.

'Man camp' threat to Mi'kmaw women unchanged since MMIWG inquiry, say advocates

Mi'kmaw advocates for Indigenous women and girls are concerned that resource extraction projects still pose the same threats as those outlined two years ago in the final report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Mi'kmaw artist picks iconic fracking protest photo for newest stone carving

Mi'kmaw stone carver Steve Lawton says he's wanted to create a stone representation of a photo taken during a 2013 New Brunswick anti-shale gas fracking protest since he first saw it.