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MHA’s response to homeless ‘choosing’ how they live seen through ‘white lens,’ says Inuk woman – CBC

Video of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., man thrown to the ground by officer prompts wider debate Oct 21, 2020 A video showing a municipal police officer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., throwing a handcuffed homeless Inuk man to the ground has spurred an independent investigation and deeper conversations about homelessness in the community, with some […]

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Over 200 Mi’kmaq Livelihood Harvesters’ Traps Seized

In recent days, authorized Mi’kmaw community harvesters, from both Potlotek and Eskasoni Mi’kmaw Communities, have had over 200 legal traps seized by the Department of Fisheries & Oceans Conservation & Protection Officers in St. Peter’s Bay. The seizure of these traps by local officers are without the authorization or authority of their Department or the […]

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Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia’s Indigenous lobster fishery – CTV

October 20, 2020 HALIFAX — Tensions remain high in the dispute over the Indigenous lobster fishery in Nova Scotia. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The dispute has a long history. In September 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the treaty rights of the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy bands in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202012 Views

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Mood at Mi’kmaw fishery camp ‘very positive’ due to shows of support, says volunteer – CBC

People from across Mi’kmaw territory helping fishers at federal wharf in Saulnierville, N.S. Oct 20, 2020 The Sipekne’katik First Nation’s Mi’kmaw-regulated lobster fishery has faced tense and sometimes violent opposition by commercial fishery workers, but support from hundreds of Mi’kmaq and non-Indigenous allies is reaching fishers at the wharf where many anchor their boats. At the federal wharf in Saulnierville, N.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202013 Views

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Voice of The People — Oct. 20, 2020 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The way forward I am not Mi’kmaq or a fisherman and certainly not an expert on the current dispute. But Shelley Denny’s Oct. 17 opinion piece, “Making room for Mi’kmaw livelihood fishery easier than you think,” seems like a well-thought-out, balanced suggestion on how to find a way forward and, hopefully, a peaceful resolution. I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202014 Views

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Police failing Indigenous in lobster dispute: Minister – BNN

HALIFAX — Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday that police in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing. Marc Miller made the comments about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after a turbulent weekend in the Atlantic province, where a lobster pound was burned to the […]

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Media Statement: False Information from Chief Mike Sack

Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack recently posted on Social Media for people to call our staff at Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO) to ask about the $88 Million offer that was discussed and to shelf our treaty rights for 10 years. DFO did put an offer on the table earlier this year and we refused all […]

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Assembly Provides Strong Messages to Ministers

Yesterday the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly) met with Minister Bernadette Jordan, DFO; Minister Carolyn Bennett, CIR and Minister Marc Miller, ISC to further discuss how the Mi’kmaq will be exercising their right to fish for a moderate livelihood. The Assembly pushed for Canada to accept the Community Netukulimk Livelihood Fishery Management Plans, […]

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Fishery Coalition leadership denounces violent actions

Calls on Government of Canada to appoint an independent mediator to begin talks between DFO, Indigenous Leaders and Fishing Organizations on the long-term management of the fishery SHEDIAC, NB, Oct. 16, 2020  – The leadership of the Coalition of Atlantic and Québec Fishing Organizations called on the Government of Canada to help de-escalate tension in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202014 Views

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Sipek’nekatik chief orders Indigenous fishers out of the water as tensions rise – Globalnews.ca

October 16, 2020 The chief of the Sipekne’katik First Nation has ordered all Indigenous fishers out of the water on Friday amid continued tension and violence with non-Indigenous commercial fishers. “The commercial fishermen are taking action into their own hands,” said Chief Michael Sack in a Facebook post on Friday. “A bunch of boats are […]

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