. Inside Canada’s decades-long lobster feud « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC – This mayhem is the latest in an escalating feud between Mi’kmaq fishermen and non-indigenous commercial fishermen that began when the Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own fishery in September, during the off-season.

Non-indigenous commercial fishermen say the fishery should be shut down, while indigenous fishermen say it is their constitutional right.

The roots of this discord go back over 250 years to the Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1752, which promised Mi’kmaq the right to hunt and fish their lands and establish trade.

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