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Native America Calling

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Today, October 29- Canada’s Lobster War

Ongoing violence marks a dispute over treaty rights and commercial lobster fishing in Nova Scotia. Arson, property destruction, vandalism and physical confrontations erupted after the Sipekne’katik First Nation exerted their treaty rights and started harvesting lobster outside the federally-mandated season. The actions echo the Fish Wars in the U.S. in the 1970s. Canada’s Supreme Court affirmed Indigenous fishing rights off season in 1999 to make what the court said was “a moderate living”. Interpretations of those words are among the key points of contention.

To join the discussion call 1-800-996-2848


October 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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