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DFO, Two First Nations Communities Reach Agreement – 101.5 The Hawk

Oct 14, 2021 At least two First Nations in Nova Scotia will fish for a moderate livelihood during established seasons this fall. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announcing yesterday that they’ve reached an ‘interim understanding’ with the Annapolis Valley and Bear River First Nations, that will see band members fish for lobster in LFA’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202177 Views

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Kespukwitk Communities’ Livelihood Harvest Moves Forward

Since the launch of the Mi’kmaw Treaty Rights-based fishery in Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaw communities in the traditional Mi’kmaw district of Kespukwitk – Acadia, Annapolis Valley, Bear River and Glooscap First Nations – have been working together on a livelihood plan for their shared waters and resources. On October 14, 2021, understanding that not all communities […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202173 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation’s lobster study aims to assess impact of summer and fall fishing – CBC

Oct 06, 2021 Study in St. Marys Bay, N.S., the latest development in conflict over Mi’kmaw treaty right to fish In the darkness of an early morning, a lobster boat leaves the wharf and heads through Nova Scotia’s St. Marys Bay into the open ocean. It rises on large waves as the wind blows through […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202182 Views

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Should the next fisheries minister come from central Canada? Indigenous chief says it might help resolve lobster dispute – Toronto Star

Sept. 23, 2021 Things are a lot quieter in St. Mary’s Bay in southwestern Nova Scotia than they were this time last year. In 2020 around this time, when the Sipekne’katik First Nation fishing boats slipped out of the Saulnierville wharf, they faced a gauntlet of more than 80 non-native fishing boats, there to protest […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202192 Views

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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. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202194 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2021104 Views

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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, 2021109 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2021106 Views

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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, 2021104 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, 2021133 Views

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