Months after the fisheries conflict in Nova Scotia, the Dept. of Fisheries and Ocean’s has imposed a decision on the “moderate livelihood fishery” and l’nu’k fishers continue to be charged and harassed by the RCMP. This Brief assesses the current state of affairs and asks where we go from here.
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.