'What we’re hearing from the Mi'kmaq communities themselves is that they're not willing to sell this right. They're not willing to take any sum of money and not practise their right anymore, they believe that they should just be able to implement their right,' says rookie Liberal MP Jaime Battiste, one of three Mi’kmaq Parliamentarians.
Independent Nova Scotia Senator Dan Christmas, Canada's first Mi’kmaq Senator, says violence targeting Indigenous fishers in the province has left everyone 'polarized.' Photograph courtesy of Dan Christmas' office
Acts of violence that have erupted in recent days in Nova Scotia as part of an ongoing lobster dispute have cast a “black eye” on the province, says Canada’s first Mi’kmaw Senator.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.