Court case deals with history and identity – Anishinabek News

Court case deals with history and identity – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202166 Views

June 29, 2021

A recent court case, held virtually in North Bay, created quite a controversy and raised questions about the legitimacy of the Robinson Treaty of 1850 and the rights of local Indigenous people to hunting and fishing in the region.

The case concerned 54 individuals who had been charged with violating provincial hunting and fishing laws, as well as commercial fishing laws of Nipissing First Nation. Eight of the men were commercial fishermen from Nipissing, and the others were from the Sturgeon Falls and Mattawa areas who had been charged a number of times over the previous 15 years with similar offenses. The defendants did not deny the charges but claimed that they were within their rights as members of the Amikwa First Nation. Further, they alleged that those who signed the treaty in 1850 had no right to do so, as they did not represent the Amikwa First Nation, whose traditional territory, they claimed, stretched from Sault Ste. Marie all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Read More: http://anishinabeknews.ca/2021/06/29/court-case-deals-with-history-and-identity/

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