Eskasoni man plans to assert Mi’kmaq treaty rights

ESKASONI, N.S. — An Eskasoni resident has been served a summons to appear in court on charges of fishing without a licence and fishing for lobster out of season.

However, Ashton Bernard says the Mi’kmaq people have treaty rights to do so.

“I don’t understand the four charges. The Supreme Court of Canada says we can fish for our livelihood,” said the 30-year-old Bernard. Full story here.

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