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, [...]
The chief of the Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia was arrested and questioned by federal fishery officers Monday just as community fishers began its annual treaty lobster fishery in Saulnierville, N.S. Chief Mike Sack […]
The leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party says the province can change fish-buying regulations to accommodate First Nations’ treaty right to buy and sell fish to earn a moderate livelihood. “When that court-mandated […]
A second Mi’kmaw person is running in the Nova Scotia election. Bryson Syliboy is the New Democratic Party candidate in the provincial riding of Richmond in Cape Breton. If elected, Syliboy would be the first […]
Nadine Bernard hopes to make history on August 17 by becoming the first Mi’kmaw person to be elected to the Nova Scotia legislature. The Mi’kmaw woman is the provincial Liberal Party candidate for the riding, […]
An organization in charge of education in Nova Scotia First Nation communities will be responsible for managing federal funds to revive and preserve the Mi’kmaw language in the province. Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey will be in charge […]
The Assembly of First Nations has voted to create a new vice-chief position to solely represent the two Mi’kmaw First Nation communities in Prince Edward Island. The newly created position would sit on the AFN’s […]
There was no parade along Main Street in the Village of Shubenacadie, N.S. this year to celebrate Canada Day. Instead, more than 200 people chose to gather along the banks of the Shubenacadie River on […]
Teddy bears, flowers and orange ribbons were tied to the guardrail near the site of a former residential school in Nova Scotia to mourn the discovery of children’s remains on the grounds of another former […]
A United Nations committee is seeking answers from Canada regarding the racism and violence Mi’kmaw lobster fishers experienced while they exercised their treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood in Nova Scotia last fall. […]
The Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia says it plans to continue on with its own treaty fishery in St. Mary’s Bay in June despite the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’s directive that all moderate […]
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