Sipekne’katik First Nation says construction harming fish in N.S. river

A Mi’kmaq community wants the Nova Scotia government to stop a highway project.

Sipekne’katik First Nation says an environmental assessment does not fulfill the legal duty to consult with First Nations on treaty rights and title as laid out by the recent Alton Gas court case in the province.

The community opposes the project to widen the Windsor Causeway on the Avon River as part of highway twinning.

They say construction is killing fish and risking the food source within the Bay of Fundy.

Video Journalist / Halifax

Angel Moore is a proud Cree from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Angel grew up in Winnipeg and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She also has a degree from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies and Environmental Sustainability. Angel joined APTN News in June 2018 as the correspondent in the Halifax bureau and covers Atlantic Canada.

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