In this video, we talk about the historical and legal context to the current Mi’kmaw State of Emergency declared by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs due to the racist and violent attacks by non-native fisherman against Mi’kmaw fishers. We also talk about the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr., whose court case resulted in a Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding our treaty right to fish and sell it.

Author(s)

Pam Palmater

Publisher

Pam Palmater: Pam Media

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