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When the Mi’maq first asserted their right to fish lobster 14 years ago, they faced racism from other non-indigenous fishermen and violent clashes with officers with the department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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When the Mi’kmaq first asserted their right to fish lobster 14 years ago, they faced racism from other non-Indigenous fishermen and violent clashes with officers with the department of Fisheries and Oceans.

A lot has changed since the Marshall decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Especially in one busy port near Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick.

APTN’s Trina Roache reports.

 

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.