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Canada Ottawa affirms Mi'kmaq treaty rights in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

18:41  22 september  2020
18:41  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Nova Scotia Mi ' kmaq chiefs met with Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan and with Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett Monday morning, a day after a flotilla of non-Indigenous fishermen removed about 350 lobster traps off the coast of southwestern Nova Scotia .

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  Ottawa affirms Mi'kmaq treaty rights in Nova Scotia lobster dispute © Provided by The Canadian Press

SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — The federal government is affirming the Mi'kmaq First Nation's treaty rights in an ongoing dispute with non-Indigenous fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan and Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett released a statement Monday saying the Mi'kmaq have a constitutionally protected treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood.

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  Nova Scotia First Nation launches lobster fleet amid tension on the wharf SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — A First Nation in Nova Scotia launched its own lobster fishing fleet today, in defiance of federal regulations that say the fishery is closed for the season. About 200 people gathered at the wharf in Saulnierville, N.S., as a ceremony was held to bless the fleet before fishermen set out as part of the Sipekne'katik First Nation's self-regulated fishery. The band has issued five licences, each allowing for the setting of 50 lobster traps, and band officials say three boats are expected to go out today.

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia MP is demanding Ottawa step in to quell rising anger among lobster fishermen who are accusing Indigenous fishermen However, two Mi ' kmaq communities, then known as Burnt Church in New Brunswick and Indian Brook in Nova Scotia , defied federal authorities and

Contentious lobster fishing dispute in Nova Scotia . “As Canada’s Mi’kmaw senators, we stand in solidarity with the Mi’kmaw chiefs and the Mi ’ kmaq negotiations team that the federal government will undertake meaningful consultation on this process to avoid harvesters’ treaty rights from being

Non-Indigenous fishermen have been protesting the Indigenous fishers' attempts to set lobster traps in St. Marys Bay during the off-season, which runs until the end of November.

Some 350 traps set by Indigenous fishermen were pulled from the water by non-Indigenous fishermen over the weekend, continuing the long-standing conflict.

Jordan and Bennett denounced what they said were the threats, intimidation and vandalism they had witnesses in southwestern Nova Scotia.

The two ministers say they plan to work with Mi'kmaq leaders on the implementation of the First Nation's treaty right, which was confirmed in a 1999 Supreme Court decision.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2020.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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But the Sipekne'katik First Nation says its people have a treaty right to fish at any time. Indigenous fishermen set their traps Thursday, 21 Nova Scotia Mi ' kmaq chiefs call on Ottawa to denounce 'racism' in lobster dispute . The Canadian Press. Fishermen dump 'illegal' lobster traps outside DFO

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Chiefs said they met with Jordan and Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, on Monday morning. The assembly said in a statement they have called on the ministers "to publicly speak out against the racism and violence directed towards Mi ' kmaq

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