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2022-05-11T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-05-11T07:00:00.0000000Z

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Lennox Island moderate livelihood fishery: • In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the Mi’kmaq have a treaty right to fish for a moderate livelihood in their traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki (the Maritimes). • The federal government has never defined moderate livelihood. • After years of stalled negotiations, Lennox Island announced in April it would launch a moderate livelihood fishery without DFO authorization. • Junior Gould, chief of Abegweit First Nation, the Island’s other First Nations band, says it is waiting for community consensus before launching its own treaty fishery.

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