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Balancing conservation and fairness in paths toward a ‘moderate livelihood’ for Indigenous fishermen – The Star

May 14, 2021 This week the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans tabled its report on the implementation of the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood, the culmination of six months work and the testimony of 45 witnesses, academics and experts. At the heart of this study is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 20217 Views

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Collaboration and Innovation: Master of Adult Education – Women’s Leadership and Community Development

A new online program at StFX designed for students who wish to pursue adult education research in areas of women’s leadership and community development, is now in its second year, and already has provided exciting results, organizers say. The Master of Adult Education – Women’s Leadership and Community Development is offered in collaboration between the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 20218 Views

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Canso Harbour Authority unsatisfied with DFO divestiture decision – Yahoo News

May 12, 2021 CANSO – Fishers in Canso have been tying up and casting off from the Tickle Wharf for decades. They wanted it to stay that way, but a decision by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to divest that property has taken that option off the table. Robert Anderson, chair of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 20218 Views

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Labrador seal hunt largely sidelined as sea ice hits 50-year low – CBC

May 12, 2021 Hunters worry about fate of seal pups as ice thins beneath them Mina Campbell of North West River has been hunting seals each spring for 40 years, one of many who take to Labrador’s ice by late April in an activity rooted in Indigenous culture for centuries. But Campbell hasn’t made it out once […]

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 20218 Views

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Charlottetown council votes to make changes to Sir John A. Macdonald statue – CTV News

May 11, 2021 FREDERICTON, N.B. — The City of Charlottetown will add a representation of an Indigenous elder or child next to a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald to create a reminder of the darker side of the former prime minister’s legacy. The change is one of several recommendations from Indigenous groups on Prince […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202130 Views

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United Nations committee seeks answers from Canada over racism, violence against Mi’kmaw fishers – Ku’ku’kwes News

May 11, 2021 A United Nations committee is seeking answers from Canada regarding the racism and violence Mi’kmaw lobster fishers experienced while they exercised their treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood in Nova Scotia last fall. In a letter dated April 30, the chair for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202111 Views

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Canada’s lobster dispute goes international – RCI

May 11, 2021 A dispute over lobster fishing in Canada’s east coast maritime provinces has been simmering for years. Pitting Indigenous groups against regulated commercial fishers, it boiled over into violence last year in Nova Scotia. Indigenous fishers say they have treaty and Supreme Court rights to fish where and when they want, and beyond […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202113 Views

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Abegweit First Nation gets land, money for corridor to connect to Hillsborough River – CBC

May 10, 2021 Hillsborough River is a traditional transportation route and food source The federal government, province of P.E.I. and Abegweit First Nation are partnering to reconnect the Scotchfort community to the Hillsborough River. The river was an essential transportation route and food source for previous generations of the Abegweit First Nation, but the Scotchfort […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202112 Views

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P.E.I. students relive ‘grand tragedy’ of Indigenous history through blanket exercise – CBC

Grade 7 students from Summerside were joined by P.E.I.’s first Mi’kmaw poet laureate May 10, 2021 A group of students at Summerside Intermediate brought Canada’s Indigenous history to life recently by participating in a symbolic blanket exercise, with help from P.E.I.’s first Mi’kmaw poet laureate. Throughout the one-hour program, the students stood on blankets that […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202111 Views

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UN committee to consider racism complaint of N.S. Mi’kmaq fishers against Ottawa – CTV News

May 9, 2021 HALIFAX — A United Nations committee on racial discrimination is asking the federal government to respond to allegations it committed racist actions in its treatment of Mi’kmaq lobster fishers in Nova Scotia. The April 30 letter of notice from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asks Leslie Norton, Canada’s permanent […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 202134 Views

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