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N.B. First Nation says fishery rights extend to U.S. members – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201867 Views

Peskotomuhkati Band, which straddles Canada-U.S. border, negotiating food fishery with Ottawa

Mar 15, 2018

A southern New Brunswick First Nation says members of its band living in Maine share their treaty fishing rights — a position that could open Canadian waters to fishing by Indigenous people from the United States.

The Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) band straddles the Canada-United States border and members on the Canadian side are negotiating a food fishery with the federal government.

“The Peskotomuhkati say that all their people share their treaty rights,” the First Nation said in a statement to CBC News.

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