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Commercial fishers seek intervener status in lawsuit over Indigenous fishing rights – Globalnews.ca

February 22, 2021 A group representing commercial fishers is seeking intervener status in a lawsuit filed by a First Nation challenging Nova Scotia’s rules around buying and selling seafood products. The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance said today in a news release its members have been directly affected by the legal action of the Sipekne’katik First […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 20219 Views

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Potlotek Files Notice of Intended Action on Livelihood Fisheries

February 16, 2021 Today, Chief Wilbert Marshall, on behalf of Potlotek First Nation, and Potlotek community harvester, Michael Basque, filed a Notice of Intended Action against the Province of Nova Scotia on their Fish Buyers Licensing and Enforcement Regulations. The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs have worked with the community of Potlotek in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202122 Views

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Three people to appear in court following N.S. fishing dispute – CTV News

February 15, 2021 HALIFAX — An Indigenous band councillor and two fishermen are due to appear Monday in a Nova Scotia courtroom. Brandon Maloney is facing charges of unsafe operation of a vessel in relation to a September 20th incident on the water, after a Mi’kmaq First Nation launched a self-regulated fishery in the southwest […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 202125 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation suing Nova Scotia for infringing on treaty rights – APTN News

Sipkne’katik First Nation has filed legal action against the government of Nova Scotia over its legislation that states that fish sold in the province must be registered under a federal commercial license. The claim says this ignores treaty rights, and therefore, is unconstitutional. “The promises made in these Treaties were promises of the Crown. The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202118 Views

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Sipekne’katik files court action against Nova Scotia to claim fishing treaty right – Globalnews.ca

February 3, 2021 The Sipekne’katik First Nation has filed a court action against the Attorney General of Nova Scotia to challenge a provincial regulation on purchasing fish products, saying it’s unconstitutional. This regulation orders that any fish products sold in Nova Scotia must be caught and registered under a commercial licence with the Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202125 Views

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NB Government: Launch of State of the Child Report

20 November 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – On World Children’s Day, National Child Day and as part of the Child Rights Education Week, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate released its annual State of the Child Report today. The launch occurred during a virtual workshop offered as part of the ninth edition of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 202061 Views

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Wolastoqey Nation: Statement to Members on the Title Claim

A Statement to Our Members For too long, our Aboriginal and Treaty rights have been infringed upon by the Crown and Industry. We can no longer stand idly by as our lands, waters and resources continue to be exploited. We now feel that we are in a position to launch an Aboriginal title claim (“Title […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202066 Views

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Mobs are attacking Indigenous fisheries in Nova Scotia. Here’s what’s going on – Global News

October 19, 2020 A dispute over Mi’kmaq fishing rights in southwestern Nova Scotia escalated this past week into violence, destruction and eventually an angry mob attack on Indigenous-used fishing pounds. Several hundred lobster traps have either been destroyed or seized by non-Indigenous commercial fishermen in the past month, and two Mi’kmaq fishing boats were alleged […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202099 Views

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Wolastoqey seek court declaration of Aboriginal title on their traditional lands

FREDERICTON (Oct. 5, 2020) – The six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick today announced they gave notice under the Proceedings Against the Crown Act to the Crown in right of New Brunswick and Canada that they will be filing a lawsuit seeking the Court’s recognition of the Wolastoqey Nation’s title to lands in New Brunswick. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2020139 Views

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Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs: The Right to a Moderate Livelihood – 21 Years & Counting

September 17, 2020 Today marks 21 years since the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the Mi’kmaq’s Constitutional right to hunt, fish and gather in the pursuit of a Moderate Livelihood in R v. Marshall. Despite our rights being affirmed by the highest courts in the country, exercising these rights continues to bring frustrations, conflict and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 2020206 Views

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