Treaty 8 Grand Chief calls for federal intervention to end Mi’kmaq fishery dispute – CTV News

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Treaty 8 Grand Chief calls for federal intervention to end Mi’kmaq fishery dispute – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202027 Views

October 28, 2020

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — The Grand Chief of Treaty 8 says the ongoing fishing dispute in Nova Scotia could be a turning point for Canada’s relationship with Indigenous communities as he called on the federal government to end the conflict.

In a press conference on Oct. 22, Grand Chief Arthur Noskey called on Ottawa to address threats, attacks and discrimination faced by Mi’kmaw fishers that began escalating last month. He also called on Governor General Julie Payette and the provinces’ Lietuenant Governors to meet with treaty partners to make sure obligations are being met.

“Why is it always the case the First nations can’t count on the Treaty partner to uphold their end of the Treaty relationship?” said Noskey. “The `Honour of the Crown’ has to mean something.”

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