For the past three weeks Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia have been pursuing a “moderate livelihood fishery” while facing harassment and intimidation. Hannah Martin looks at the roots of the conflict and argues that a better understanding of Mi’kmaw rights and the treaty relationship generally could help resolve the conflict.
@HannahMaltay Hannah Martin is a Mi’kmaw woman from the traditional, unceded territory of Taqamiju’jk, Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) and is a proud member of the We’kopekwitk (Millbrook) First Nation community. She is a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and self-determination, and is a traditional basketmaker and practitioner of Mi’kmaw Ecological Knowledge. In 2015, Hannah received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Indigenous Studies at McMaster University as a Joyce/Crawford Loran Scholar. Over the years, she has worked for Indigenous peoples at the local, national and international level, with a special focus on the injustices faced by Indigenous peoples in the resource extraction industry. Hannah is a former North American focal point of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus and a recipient of the Chief Noel Doucette Memorial Youth Achievement Award. She now works for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq as the coordinator of the Nuji Kelotoqa’tijik Earth Keeper Network.