Sipekne’katik First Nation To Sue Non-Indigenous Fishers In Lobster Dispute – HuffPost Canada

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Sipekne’katik First Nation To Sue Non-Indigenous Fishers In Lobster Dispute – HuffPost Canada

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202040 Views

The band also intends to file a constitutional challenge against a provincial law that has prevented the band from selling its lobster catch.

INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — A Mi’kmaq First Nation that encountered violence after it opened a self-regulated lobster fishery says it will launch a series of lawsuits against non-Indigenous fishers for alleged damages incurred by its members.

The band also intends to file a constitutional challenge against a provincial law that has prevented the band from selling its lobster catch, Ron Pink, the lawyer for Sipekne’katik First Nation, said Thursday.

“We’re pursuing injuries to individuals and disruption to their fishing by certain individuals,” Pink told a news conference at the band office. “We’ll have lawsuits against all those who interfere with our fishery.”

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