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October 31, 2022
ST. PETER’S BAY, N.S. — Catching and selling lobster during the fall season is how some Mi’kmaw fishermen of Potlotek First Nation make a living.
“We’re just trying to catch some lobster to sell and feed our kids and give our family a roof over their head,” said Mi’kmaw fisherman Craig Doucette.
Doucette and a few others from Potlotek have been fishing in the St. Peter’s Bay area of Nova Scotia since the beginning of October. Doucette says he is fishing under his inherent Treaty Right to fish, hunt and gather in pursuit of a moderate livelihood, with those rights upheld by a Supreme Court ruling.
“Where we are standing right now, its unceded Mi’kmaw Territory,” added Doucette.
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