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Federal enforcement in N.S. fisheries dispute ‘political’: Mi’kmaw lawyer – Global News

September 20, 2021 The Mi’kmaw fishers who headed out to collect lobster traps on St. Marys Bay in Saulnierville, N.S., on Sept. 9 were met by a familiar sight: zodiacs speeding toward them from the horizon. The boats, owned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), were filled with armed conservation and protection officers. […]

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National, Regional and Mi’kmaw Chiefs Met Today to Discuss Livelihood Fisheries

September 8, 2021 Today the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) met with the Assembly of First Nations’ (AFN) National Chief RoseAnne Archibald and Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Regional Chief Paul Prosper in Millbrook First Nation on livelihood fisheries in Nova Scotia. “This meeting with our AFN leaders was an opportunity for us to […]

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

A Mi’kmaw chief harvesting lobster in northwestern Nova Scotia was met on the water by federal fisheries officers following a treaty fishery launch on Wednesday. But Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation remained defiant. She livestreamed her encounter as she explained treaty rights to the officers. The fishery is called Netukulimk, which means […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202136 Views

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Indigenous chiefs in N.B. say Fisheries Department officers ignoring fishing rights – St. Catharines Standard

Sept. 2, 2021 FREDERICTON – Indigenous chiefs in New Brunswick say the federal Fisheries Department is preventing members of the St. Mary’s First Nation from feeding their families, after officers last week seized a lobster fishing boat operating in the Bay of Fundy. Canada is ignoring Indigenous rights to fish for food, social and ceremonial […]

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Assembly Supports Pictou Landing Netukulimk Harvesters

September 1, 2021 This morning, Pictou Landing’s netukulimk harvesters loaded their vessels to begin their first day of harvesting of the season. They were immediately approached by Conservation and Protection Officers from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and were advised that any traps set would be seized. “Our community harvesters are fishing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 202134 Views

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First Nation in N.S. vows to keep fishing despite arrest for ‘unauthorized fishery’ – Halifax News

Chief Mike Sack said members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation will fish until the end of the year as planned SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — The chief of a First Nation in Nova Scotia says his band will continue fishing for lobster outside the federally regulated season, days after he was arrested by Fisheries Department officers. Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 202173 Views

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Officers seize 70 traps in N.S. after First Nation expands self-regulated fishery – CTV News

August 19, 2021 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — The federal Fisheries Department says its officers have seized 70 lobster traps in an area of southwestern Nova Scotia where fishers from the Sipekne’katik First Nation have been operating a self-regulated fishery. The news comes after Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack was arrested and questioned Monday by fisheries officers after […]

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Chief Mike Sack – A Plea to Canadians Following Arrest – NetNewsLedger

August 17, 2021 Today marks a new milestone in a long history of broken trust between Indigenous people and the Government of Canada. A government that pledged its commitment to truth and reconciliation has failed again to live up to its promise. On a day when we were to focus on our Treaty fishery my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202171 Views

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Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack arrested, traps seized as treaty fishery begins its season in N.S. – CBC

New Mi’kmaw fishery is not regulated by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans The chief of Sipekne’katik First Nation has been arrested by federal fisheries officers on the day the band’s treaty fishery launched its season in southwest Nova Scotia. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Coast Guard crews also removed the band’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 202158 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation to launch self-regulated ‘treaty’ fishery in St. Marys Bay – CTV News

August 16, 2021 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — Sipekne’katik First Nation is expanding its self-regulated lobster fishery in St. Marys Bay, despite concerns from the federal government. Chief Mike Sack made the announcement Monday at the Saulnierville Wharf in southwestern Nova Scotia. He said he expected Fisheries Department officers to pull some of his band’s traps out […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202172 Views

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