In 2018, I taught a course at Cape Breton University on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples or UNDRIP. All of the students in my class were Mi’kmaq. Throughout the course, [...]
A Nova Scotia provincial court judge has reserved his decision in a court case that involves the treaty right to fish to earn a moderate livelihood. Leon Knockwood, 27, James Nevin, 38, and Logan Pierro-Howe, […]
A lawyer who is representing several Mi’kmaw fishermen in three separate fishery trials in Nova Scotia says the federal government is using the courts to limit where his clients can practice their treaty fishing rights. […]
A trial involving three Mi’kmaw fishermen who say they were exercising their treaty right to fish for a living when they were charged with fishery offences is currently underway in Digby, N.S. James Nevin, 38, […]
An Indigenous agency that provides child protection and family support services to First Nation communities in Nova Scotia is suing the province’s second largest Mi’kmaw First Nation after it was ordered to leave one of […]
A Mi’kmaw fisherman who is fighting fishery charges against him on constitutional grounds will return to court in October to set a trial date. Cory Francis, 53, appeared before Judge Paul Scovil in provincial court […]
A Mi’kmaw fisherman from Nova Scotia is seeking permission from a provincial court judge to challenge fishery offences against him on constitutional grounds. Cory Francis, 53, from the Acadia First Nation near Yarmouth, N.S. argues […]
Bernadette Marshall says it has always been her dream to have a centre just for Mi’kmaw women in Nova Scotia. Now, the president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association says that dream will become […]
A Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw fisherman says he has a constitutionally protected treaty right to catch and sell fish because he is a direct descendant of the Mi’kmaw Grand Chief who signed one of the Peace […]
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