News in Review Native Rights: Sharing Resources

News in Review Native Rights: Sharing Resources

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which interpreted a 1760 treaty signed by the British government as granting Mi’kmaq people on the East Coast the right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” even in the off-season, is the latest in a long series of complex events that have precipitated tension, administrative difficulties and conflict in our natural resources industries. The implications and ramifications of the ruling also underscore a historical conundrum that is distinctively Canadian but also universal in its importance: how to reconcile aboriginal rights and contemporary realities.

  • 1999
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999
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