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Removing DFO from Indigenous fishery negotiations an ‘integral’ step forward, says chief – CBC

Senate committee recommends appointing Crown-Indigenous Relations to handle negotiations

Jul 14, 2022

A new Senate committee report that recommends removing the federal Fisheries Department from all negotiations involving the Indigenous fishery could be “a pathway forward for the recognition and implementation” of treaty rights, says a Mi’kmaw chief in Nova Scotia.

Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik First Nation said the report, titled Peace on the Water, validates what he and his band have been saying about their right to fish since they launched a moderate livelihood fishery two years ago.

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