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Mi'kmaw Fishery Dispute Resources

The Atlantic-IMN has created a landing page with resources from news articles, donation options, and ways to support Mi'kmaw fishers and treaty rights during this time.  These resources have been taken from numerous documents created by those who stand with the Mi'kmaw fishers of Nova Scotia. Much of this information was gathered from "Ways to Support Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights and Livelihood Fisheries". 


We stand in solidarity with Mi'kmaq fishers from the region who are fishing under their treaty rights for a moderate livelihood. 


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Sipe’kne’katik Moderate Livelihood Fishery 

Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs 

Assembly of First Nations

These Instagram and Twitter handles are for those who may be actively discussing the Mi'kmaw fishing dispute. These were taken from "Ways to Support Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights and Livelihood Fisheries" on October 28th, 2020. Please note that the views expressed on these pages do not necessarily reflect the views of the Atlantic-IMN team. 

































Angry mob trap Mi'kmaw fishermen at a lobster pound 


"All eyes on Mi'kma'ki"


“We Are All Treaty People”


How to be a Treaty Person 

Mi'kmaw Treaty rights, reconciliation, and the 'rule of law' 


Pam Palmater, Mi'kmaw state of emergency


Warrior life, Cheryl Maloney on Mi'kmaw right to govern fishery


Commercial fishing under Aboriginal and Treaty Rights: Supreme Court of Canada decisions


Peace and Friendship Treaties


Section 35, Canadian constitution


The Marshall Decision


Sherry Pictou, Mi’kmaq and the recognition and implementation of rights framework 


Sherry Pictou: What is decolonization? Mi’kmaw ancestral relational understandings and anthropological perspectives on Treaty relations (Chapter 1)


Aboriginal land and rights


Film: Is the Crown at war with us? 


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


“Food fish, commercial fish, and fish to support a moderate livelihood: Characterizing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights to Canadian fisheries” by Douglas Harris & Peter Millerd

Peace, friendship and fishing in Mi'kma'ki by Hannah Martin


Note: These are available news articles published as of October 28th, 2020. Some of these articles may be older and not reflect the most up to date information. 

Settler forgetting in Saulnerville: The Sipekne'katik Mi'kmaw fisher as reminder by Niche Canada


Moderate livelihood is not an illegal fishery by Amber Bernard


Mi'kmaw journalist assess media coverage of Mi'kmaw fishery dispute by CBC News


After 21 years of government inaction Mi'kmaw assert their right to fish by Nova Scotia Advocate


Lobster fishery at a crossroads (3 part series) by Halifax Examiner

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Terrorizing our people: N.S Mi'kmaw fishers have their property vandalized, lobsters destroyed by Global News

N.S. Mi'kmaq want more than words from Ottawa in ongoing lobster conflict by CTV Atlantic News

Northern Indigenous artists raise money to support Mi'kmaw fishers in Nova Scotia by CBC News


Vehicle torched, lobster pounds storing Mi'kmaw catches trashed during night of unrest in NS by CBC News

N.S. Mi'kmaq want more than words from Ottawa in ongoing lobster conflict by Halifax Today


Tempers ignite in lobster fishery dispute by Chronicle Herald

Scale of Sipekne'katik fishery won't harm lobster stocks, says prof by CBC News

‘Lack of awareness’ about treaties at heart of lobster protests, Mi’kmaw MP says by APTN News

Nova Scotia lobster dispute: Mi’kmaw fishery isn’t a threat to conservation, say scientists by The Conversation

The facts behind Mi'kmaw fishing rights by APTN News

Mi'kmaw fisherman intends to fight federal charges of illegal fishing by CBC News 






















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