October 15 2020 12:40pm

Miller says ‘space needs to be given for negotiations’ among Indigenous communities after violent, tense Nova Scotia fishery incidents

After a work van was set on fire and a catch of lobster was destroyed when a crowd of commercial fishermen allegedly vandalized two fishing compounds in southwestern Nova Scotia on Tuesday, one of the latest incidents between Mi’kmaw fisherman and non-Indigenous fishermen, media asked Canadian Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller Thursday about the RCMP’s response. Miller called the incident “alarming” and that “space needs to be given for negotiations to be had under very difficult circumstances” with Chief Michael Sack of Sipekne’katik First Nation and “his people.”

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