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Chiefs Support Potlotek’s Case Against DFO in Consultation

May 12, 2021 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs is furthering their support of Potlotek’s legal proceedings against the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Canada (DFO) through the development of a Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Collaborative Enforcement Protocol. This Protocol was provided to DFO yesterday under the Terms of Reference for a Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Consultation […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 202111 Views

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Supreme Court ruling could help Indigenous people on Maine border – CBC

Apr 29, 2021 The Peskotomuhkati traditional territory straddles New Brunswick-Maine border A Supreme Court of Canada ruling extending Aboriginal rights to some non-Canadian Indigenous people could have wide-ranging implications for the Peskotomuhkati living on both sides of the Maine-New Brunswick border. The decision says that U.S.-born Indigenous people with historical connections to territory now in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202120 Views

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Treaty rights at centre of trial of 4 Mi’kmaw fishermen set to begin next month – CBC

Apr 27, 2021 Fishermen argue they have right to fish outside commercial season The trial of four Mi’kmaw fishermen accused of illegal fishing in September 2019 will begin next month in Nova Scotia provincial court. Ashton Joseph Bernard, 31, Arden Joseph Bernard, 22, Rayen Gage Frances, 22, and Zachery Cuevas Nicholas, 34, don’t dispute they were fishing in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 202117 Views

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Sipekne’katik sues Canada’s attorney general, N.S. commercial fishermen over violence – The Chronicle Herald

The Sipekne’katik First Nation has filed a lawsuit against the attorney general of Canada, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and its president Colin Sproul, and 28 commercial fishermen in relation to the violence that unfolded around St. Mary’s Bay last fall. Named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are 43 Sipekne’katik fishermen who either […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202150 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation lobster harvesters sue feds, non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News

Mar 31, 2021 Mi’kmaw lobster harvesters in Nova Scotia have launched legal action against Canada’s attorney general, RCMP, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and 29 non-Indigenous fishers including the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association (BFIFA). The claim was filed in Halifax on March 26 by 43 Mi’kmaw harvesters who are all members […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202141 Views

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New Brunswick must compensate First Nations for carbon tax, court rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

March 31, 2021 Governments cannot use legislative amendments to get around fulfilling their contractual obligations, says a lawyer after a court in New Brunswick found that the province must share its carbon tax revenue with a group of First Nations communities. The March 19 Court of Queen’s Bench ruling in Kingsclear First Nation et al […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202135 Views

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First Nations Welcome Ruling On Carbon Tax Revenues – 91.9 The Bend

A New Brunswick court has sided with the Wolastoqey First Nations in their battle for a share of carbon tax revenues. A Court of Queen’s Bench justice ruled last week that the province must share carbon tax revenues collected and remitted by on-reserve retailers. “This is a clear win, and we hope this will now […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202122 Views

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Wolastoqey First Nations: Province thwarted by Court of Queen’s Bench

A Court of Queen’s Bench judgement released on Friday has rebuked the Blaine Higgs government after it sought to circumvent signed tax revenue sharing agreements with the six Wolastoqey First Nations. The ruling confirms the province’s clear obligation to share carbon tax revenues collected and remitted by on-reserve retailers with the First Nations. It flies […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202122 Views

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Mi’kmaw lobster harvester says he’ll fight Canada’s reconciliation ‘death certificate’ in court – APTN News

Craig Doucette hoped to make few a bucks to help build a house for his young daughter and himself when he dropped lobster traps in St. Peter’s Bay in September 2019. But, instead, the 36-year-old Mi’kmaw man wound up being investigated for over a year by federal fishery officers, charged with three offences and summonsed […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202142 Views

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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, 202156 Views

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