Mi’kmaq First Nations sue New Brunswick over forestry strategy – CBC

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Mi’kmaq First Nations sue New Brunswick over forestry strategy – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2016175 Views

8 chiefs say 2014 changes infringe on Aboriginal and treaty rights of Mi’kmaq people

May 12, 2016

Seven Mi’kmaq First Nations have filed a lawsuit against the New Brunswick government over its forest policy and management agreements with industrial forestry companies.

The chiefs contend the province’s forest strategy, management agreements, management plans and the Crown Lands and Forests Act itself amount to an unjustified infringement of their Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

“We will continue to defend our territory and our treaties against unjustified infringements of our title and rights,” said Eel Ground First Nation Chief George Ginnish.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/mi-kmaq-forest-new-brunswick-lawsuit-1.3578667

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