The Canadian Press

2000-08-17 | Native-Fishing

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The head of the Assembly of First Nations backed New Brunswick natives in their fishing dispute with the federal government. Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come travelled to the Burnt Church reserve in August to endorse what the federal government said was an illegal fishery. Burnt Church natives insisted they had a treaty right to catch lobster when and where they want.

Date: 2000-08-17
Placeline: Burnt Church, NB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << when they point out to Canadians and fairness and equity are essential if there is ultimately to be social peace and justice in this country I will be there to stand with them Mister minister I ask you to call off your troops have always been opposed to the use of force for political ends particularly when it's used by governments against Indians >>

Clip ID: 20000817CPCN001