Mi'kmaq fishermen being denied traps, gas: Chief Mike Sack 1

Mi’kmaq fishermen being denied traps, gas: Chief Mike Sack

 

Chief Mike Sack says the fishing industry is blocking Mi'kmaq fishermen from selling their lobster and accessing fishing equipment.

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44 comments

  1. To the Early Squad Reading This: sending Virtual hugs to everyone who needs it. Always stay safe

  2. “All men should stand equally under the law”. It’s only in a Trudeau gov’t that we have separate rules, and privileged groups.

    1. @Fact Check: not to fact check you but this has been law for 20+ years, has nothing to do with Trudeau even though he is trash

    2. @whushaw True but I’m not just talking about this. I’m talking about Trudeau’s privliged lifestyle…. Constantly dipping his greasy fingers into taxpayer funds. He treats our citizens as his ATM

  3. Tough that one group with special status is having difficulty getting help poaching lobster from the industry. Hard to believe that anyone wants to protect their fishery from inequality and try to conserve the species during breeding season. Businesses have the right to refuse service the same way the FNs have the right to poach.

  4. As a First Nations member and NCNS member I would ask the non-indigenous to forfeit their fishing licenses in concern for the environment and lobster stock levels. They are the ones breaking Treaty and Federal laws. I wouldn’t even be open for discussion on this matter.

    1. You are not “open for discussion on this matter” because you know you are wrong but you already know that don’t you?

    1. @Donnie Thomas from a 3 trillion dollar resources fund run by the imf on behalf of inac in canada and the indian agencies in the usa…mines, big oil, resouces harvested bring payments, not your taxes

    2. @stable genius no, they just want to not pay taxes, not follow the rules and still get protection from canadian citizens WHO DO PAY TAXES AND FOLLOW RULES.

    3. @kiloechocharlie Which comes from Treaty monies that are held in trust and perpetually invested. In fact, It works opposite to the way you think. Indian trust monies are used for Canadian projects when the National Trust Fund is short. For example Indian Trust Fund money was used to build Osgoode Hall and used to bail McGill University out of bankruptcy. Both Trust Funds are collectively held as the Consolidated Revenue Fund. Delta Yankee Uniform November?

    1. Why? Historically they fish hunt and pick everything until there was nothing else and moved on to another area – fn were never about maintaining the land and water.

  5. He said they can’t sell lobster. That’s a treaty violation. It’s worded to be for band self sustainment not commercial lobster fishing during breeding season.

    1. exactly, they are turning band fishing for sustenance into a large business with thousands to hundreds of thousands of fish of various types. They can commercial fish, just like everyone else, just do it IN SEASON like everyone else. THAT is what equality is.

    1. You have that the other way around. THEY do not consider themselves Canadian Citizens. They are tribespeople not Canadians and they’ll tell you that.

  6. If u want the rights then back like a patriotic Canadian and apply for a valid lisence instead of assuming your above everyone else

  7. But it’s OFF season, the lobster need time to spawn. Nobody is stopping you from personally fishing for your family’s dinner, they just want you to commercial fish IN season.

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