Archive for May 2021

Inherent Indigenous rights are not a gift from government | Troy Media

By Hugh Akagi | Troy Media Supreme Court: “persons who are not Canadian citizens and who do not reside in Canada can exercise an Aboriginal right” The Supreme Court of Canada has begun to repair the hundreds of years of friction between Indigenous people and European settlers. The court recently ruled that “persons who are…

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Court affirms Native rights across border | The Quoddy Tides

By Derwin Gowan | The Quoddy Tides   See more articles about the Peskotomuhkati Nation on The Quoddy Tides: Recent fisheries statement may impact Peskotomuhkati Nation by Derwin Gowan Aboriginal rights across border to be considered by court by Derwin Gowan    

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Peskotomuhkati Lead negotiator, Paul Williams Intervened in the Supreme Court in the case of R.V. Desautel

By Paul Williams, Peskotomuhkati Lead Negotiator This case clarified the rights of Indigenous people living in what is now the US to exercise an Aboriginal right in Canada under constitutional protection.   Wa’tkwanonhweráton sewakwé:kon. Kayanesenh ne wakhsennò:ten. Sewatahonhsí:yohst.   I am pleased to acknowledge my co-counsel, my daughter Karenna. She has urged the old man…

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Rights are recognized at last | Pictou Advocate

By Hugh Akagi, Pictou Advocate May 5, 2021 Canadian Supreme Court decision will have effects on many Indigenous people now living in America It’s not often that a Supreme Court of Canada ruling affects you, your neighbours, and your family. But that’s the case last week. The court has ruled that a man living in…

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Media coverage of Chief Akagi’s position on inherent Indigenous rights

FREDERICTON — A recent Supreme Court decision about Indigenous hunting rights on the west coast may have implications for First Nations groups who straddle the Maine – New Brunswick border on the opposite side of the country. The April 23 decision stated an American Indigenous man has a constitutionally protected right to hunt in British…

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Ministers Island works on livelier, tastier offerings and a longer season | CBC

By Isabelle Leger | CBC News Chef at new restaurant will serve guests under the island’s marquee tent, with a capacity of 50 After years of restoration work, Ministers Island is ready to celebrate with restaurant-style dining, entertainment and history brought to life. The Saint Andrews island, notable for its access road that stretches along…

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Job Position: Fisheries Technician

We are looking for: Fisheries Technician Location: St. Stephen and throughout Charlotte County N.B. Description: The Fisheries Technician will be working with the Peskotomuhkati First Nation on our coastal restoration project to complete monitoring and track movement of sea-run fish passage in the Quoddy Region. This position will be conducted primarily in the field with…

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