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Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful – CBC

More than 900 students at Riverview Rural High voted on new name Sep 24, 2020 A high school in Coxheath, N.S., has ended a tradition spanning nearly 50 years by rebranding its sports teams. Officials at Riverview Rural High announced last year they would drop the name Redmen and begin the search for a team name more culturally […]

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Federal fisheries minister, Sipe’knekatik First Nation to begin talks on moderate livelihood fishery – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan has agreed to begin negotiations next week on implementing Sipekne’katik First Nations’ moderate livelihood fishery, according to the band’s operations manager. “We plan on starting negotiations next week on implementing our moderate livelihood management plan,” said Rhonda Knockwood on Wednesday. The move to formal negotiations would be a major step […]

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Mi’kmaw community says rights-based fishery regulations rival those of DFO – CBC

Sipekne’katik fishery plan based on conservation, long-term assertion of treaty right to fish Sep 23, 2020 The First Nation community operating a new, self-regulated lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says its harvesting regulations rival and may even exceed the standards of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. “They’re pretty much the same regulations when it comes to […]

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Livelihood or profit? Why an old fight over Indigenous fishing rights is heating up again in Nova Scotia – CBC

Sipekne’katik First Nation launched a rights-based fishery last week, angering non-Indigenous fishers Sep 23, 2020 A Mi’kmaw community in Nova Scotia is addressing a decades-old conflict head-on. Last week, the Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own Mi’kmaq-regulated, rights-based lobster fishery in St. Marys Bay, about 250 kilometres west of Halifax — believed to be the first of its […]

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N.S. Mi’kmaq chiefs call on Ottawa to denounce ‘racism’ in lobster dispute; federal ministers respond – CTV News

HALIFAX — Indigenous chiefs in Nova Scotia are calling on the federal government to denounce what they described as racism and violence directed towards the Mi’kmaq people following a weekend of tension in St. Marys Bay. Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs met with Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan and with Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett Monday morning, […]

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Mi’kmaq lobster boats surrounded by Acadian commercial fishing vessels as traps are stolen, cut – APTN News

Sep 21, 2020 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs met with federal ministers Monday morning to talk about the conflict surrounding the Mi’kmaw fishery. The chiefs want Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett to speak out against racism and violent confrontations toward the Mi’kmaq. “Non-Indigenous fishers and citizens are […]

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St. John’s makes declaration of support for Indigenous peoples’ rights – TheChronicleHerald.ca

City has fastest-growing urban Indigenous population in Canada ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — During Monday’s St. John’s city council meeting, councillors unanimously supported a declaration in support of the rights of Indigenous peoples. “The intent behind this declaration in support of the rights of Indigenous peoples is to express a commitment to a closer working relationship […]

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Non-Indigenous fishermen say they are removing lobster traps belonging to N.S. First Nations – National Post

But the Sipekne’katik First Nation says its people have a treaty right to fish at any time Sep 20, 2020 A flotilla of non-Indigenous fishing boats moved into St. Marys Bay off western Nova Scotia on Sunday to remove lobster traps set by fishermen from the Sipekne’katik First Nation. Colin Sproul, of the Fundy Inshore […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202017 Views

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Non-natives removing lobster traps set by Indigenous fishermen in western N.S. – cp24

September 20, 2020 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. – A flotilla of non-Indigenous fishing boats moved into St. Marys Bay off western Nova Scotia on Sunday to remove lobster traps set by fishermen from the Sipekne’katik First Nation. Colin Sproul, of the Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, said about 100 boats were removing the traps, and fishermen were intending […]

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Proposals welcome: Vice-Presidents Council funds accepting applications – Memorial University

Applications are now being accepted for two separate funding opportunities. The deadline for the Vice-Presidents Council Cross-campus Initiatives Fund and Conference Fund is Oct. 15. Normally a call for proposals is issued three times per academic year for both funds (October, February and June). However, earlier this year Memorial cancelled the June competition for both […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202067 Views

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