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Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) News Index

This section archives news reports, editorials, and reader commentaries. The goal is to make available to the general public a chronological record of the events that occurred in Esgenoôpetitj (Burnt Church) that are related to the Marshall Decision and New Brunswick lobster fisheries. The archive is constructed from news and commentary taken from on-line newspapers and news services and is updated regularly.

Esgenoôpetitj
(Burnt Church)

 July 22 – July 28,
2001


Wednesday, July
25, 2001
Here we go again on the bay with another
fishing season

Miramichi
Leader


 July 15 – July 21,
2001


Monday, July 16,
2001
Countdown to confrontation – With no agreement
in sight, Burnt Church natives again prepare to fish lobster

By CHRIS MORRIS
– Canadian Press
Telegraph Journal


 July 8 – July 14,
2001


Wednesday, July
11, 2001
60 nominated for 12 positions on
Burnt Church First Nation counci
l
By GERRIT BOSMA
Miramichi Leader


 July 1 – July 7,
2001


Friday,
July 6, 2001

Aboriginal fish plans deserve
notice

Miramichi Leader


 June 24 – June 30,
2001


Thursday, June
28, 2001

Burnt Church elections scheduled for
August

By GAIL SAVOY
Miramichi Leader

Quota
needed for lobsters

Miramichi
Leader


 June 17 – June 23,
2001


Tuesday, June
19, 2001
Dhaliwal happy with Big Cove prospects
Canadian Broadcasting System


 June 10 – June 16,
2001


Wednesday, June
13, 2001
 
Christian group vows to keep peace during
tribal fishery off Nova Scotia

Associated
Press


 June 03 – June 09,
2001


Thursday, June
7, 2001
Talks on aboriginal issues are a good
star
t

By LISA HRABLUK

Deal
called ‘breakthrough’

Telegraph-Journal

Ottawa
favours talks on native fishery

By JOSIPA
PETRUNIC
Globe and Mail

Wednesday,
June 6, 2001

N.B.
reserve signs fishery deal Canadian Press

Canadian
Press


 May 27 – June 02,
2001


Friday, June 1,
2001
Marshall Would Still Be Charged Despite
Landmark Ruling
Native fishery must still be regulated, DFO official says

By MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE
Halifax Herald

Natives
granted state-funded counse
l
By GAIL
SAVOY


 May 20 – May 26,
2001


Tuesday, May 22,
2001
 
Native
leader says conflict will continue until self-determination recognized

Canadian
Press


 May 13 – May 19,
2001


Wednesday, May
16, 2001
Judge
rules Ottawa to pay for Burnt Church defendants

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation



 May 6 – May 12,
2001


Saturday, May
12, 2001
Five native bands relent, may accept Ottawa
rules

By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star

Friday, May
11, 2001

Millbrook sets sail into future New
vessel launched as band negotiates fishing deal with Ottawa 

By BRIAN MEDEL
– Yarmouth Bureau
Halifax Herald

Thursday, May
10, 2001
Burnt Church band refuses to negotiate

Canadian Press

Wednesday,
May 9, 2001
Ottawa wins deal with one First Nation,
but Burnt Church refuses to talk
By SUE BAILEY
Montreal Gazette

Sunday, May
6, 2001
Native man gets fine for assault during
N.B. lobster fishing dispute

Canadian
Press

Saturday, May
5, 2001
N.B. man to be jailed for Burnt Church
shooting

By KEVIN COX
The Globe and Mail


 April 29 – May 5,
2001


Friday,
May 4, 2001

Ombudsman
may help solve Atlantic fishing disputes
 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Thursday, May
3, 2001
Lobster catches slow – Cold water, slow-moving
lobster blamed for small catches

Times
& Transcript 

Wednesday,
May 2, 2001
Season opens with little fanfare

By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Last
lobster boats expected to head out to sea today

Telegraph-Journal

Tuesday, May
1, 2001
Spring lobster season

Canadian Press 

Gulf
lobster stocks continue to hold with heavy fishing

By RON RYDER
The Guardian

Monday, April
30, 2001
N.B. fishermen head out for spring lobster
season

The Canadian
Press


 April 22 – April
28, 2001


Thursday, April
26, 2001
Native chief calls for aboriginal unity
on fishing deals

Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation

N.S.
native urges chiefs to consider his battle before signing fish deals 

By ALISON AULD
Canadian Press

Thursday, April
25, 2001
DFO expects relaxed start for lobsters

By NANCY WILLIS
The Guardian

Tuesday, April
24, 2001
Native leaders in Atlantic Canada
‘cautiously’ praise new fishing agreement

By ALISON
AULD
The Guardian

Chief
sees ‘giant leap’ in federal stance on native fisheries

Telegraph
Journal

Monday, April
23, 2001
‘Breakthrough’ in fish talks in doubt

By STEVE
PROCTOR
Halifax Herald

Ottawa,
native leaders agree on wording for fisheries deal

Telegraph Journal

Ottawa,
natives reach compromise on fishing

The Globe
and Mail


 April 15 – April
21, 2001


Friday, April
20, 2001
Stock protection must be priority

Telegraph
Journal


 April 8 – April
14, 2001


Monday, April
9, 2001
Ottawa’s native agreements seen attempt
to reduce rights

By JIM DAY
The Guardian

Fewer
fishing deals likely

The
Daily Gleaner

Sunday, April
8, 2001
 
Tribal fishery changing traditional way of life for generations of
fishermen

By
MICHAEL TUTTON, Associated Press
Boston
Globe


 April 1 – April
7, 2001


Friday, April
6, 2001
Controls debated as lobster season nears
Commercial fishermen seek major changes to the native food fishery

By CHRIS MORRIS
The Canadian Press

War
of words escalates over fishery LOBSTER: Non-natives want aboriginal
fishery part of regular spring season

By CHRIS
MORRIS
Telegraph Journal

Natives
must limit fishery to save stocks
Fishermen are universally unhappy with DFOs failure to control native
fishery

By 
CHARLES
PERRY
Times and Transcript

Thursday, April
5, 2001
Fishermen: Native fishery threatens industry

By CHRIS MORRIS
The Canadian Press

Fishermen,
natives talk

Moncton
Times and Transcript

Paul
sees some hope for deal on native fishery

By STEVE PROCTOR
The Chronicle Herald

Wednesday,
April 4, 2001
Lobster-dispute costs pegged at $13-million

The Globe
and Mail

Native
fisheries battle cost feds $13 million

The
Toronto Star

Monday, April
2, 2001
First Nations advised not to sign new
fishing agreements with Ottawa

Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation

Atlantic
natives say fishing agreements limit treaty rights, don’t sign new
deals

Canadian Press

Atlantic
chiefs united against DFO

By PAUL BARNSLEY
Windspeaker


 March 25 – March
31, 2001


Saturday, March
31, 2001
Natives hold out against temptation

BY KELLY TOUGHILL
The National Post


 March 18 – March
24, 2001


Thursday, March
22, 2001
 
DFO fleet beefed up
 

By CAMPBELL MORRISON
The Daily Gleaner

Chiefs
delay signing fisheries deals

The
Daily Gleaner

Wednesday,
March 21, 2001
Atlantic chiefs still willing to talk
with Ottawa

CBC News


 March 11 – March
17, 2001


March, 2001, Vol.18,
Issue 11

‘Get
on board,’ ministers warn

By Windspeaker Staff
Windspeaker

WednesdayMarch 14, 2001
Natives suspicious of fishing agreements

Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation

Tuesday, March
13, 2001
Burnt
Church band loses control over its finances – Not payback for fight
over lobster: Ottawa

By RICK MOFINA,
with files from The Canadian Press
National Post


 March 04 – March
10, 2001


Saturday, March
10, 2001
Native bands reject bid for new fisheries
deal: Resistance grows to loss of treaty rights 

The Canadian Press

Friday, March
9, 2001
Atlantic Indian tribes balk at signing
new fisheries deals with Ottawa

The Boston Globe

First
Nations work towards national fisheries strategy

First
Nations Messenger
March/April 2001
Volume 3, No. 2

Tuesday, March
6, 2001
Federal funding to repair wharf damaged
at N.B.’s Burnt Church

The Canadian
Press


 February 25 – March
03, 2001


Wednesday, February
28, 2001
You can’t ignore the past

By 
WILLIAM
JOHNSON
The Globe and Mail

Monday, February
26, 2001
Access to the Fisheries by Rights or
Agreements? Legal Beagles Issue Strong Warning to Atlantic Chiefs

By TEHALIWASKENHAS – BOB KENNEDY, Oneida Publisher
Turtle Island Native Network


 February 11 – February
17, 2001


Monday,
February 12, 2001
Training fishermen Dhaliwal’s preference

The Globe
and Mail

Nova Scotia fishermen ask Ottawa to
take back tribes’ lobster licenses

By ALISON
AULD
The Associated Press


 February 04 – February
10, 2001


Saturday, February
10, 2001
 
Ottawa sets fishery strategy Dhaliwhal
aims at long-term agreements with Natives

By STEPHEN THORNE, FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES
London Free Press

 

Ottawa
sets out deal for First Nations treaty rights:Two-track process
By
RICK MOFINA, 
Southam
News
The National Post

Friday, February
9, 2001

Ottawa plans sweeping treaty, fishery
negotiations

The Toronto Star 

Ottawa moves to end native fishing
fight

By VALERIE
LAWTON AND KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star

Ministers
Announce Negotiators, Process for Long-Term Response to Marshall 

The Canadian Press, CCN

Thursday, February 8, 2001
Burnt Church chief calls for high level
talks 

The Ottawa Citizen

Mi’kmaq can use lights for night
hunts, judge rules

The Ottawa
Citizen

Feds
provide $500M for native fishery, reserves

The Toronto
Star

  Tuesday, February 6, 2001
Native leaders set stage for disaster

By 
ALISON
BLACKDUCK
The Toronto Star

 


January 28 – February
03, 2001


Saturday, February
3, 2001
Anger flares over native fishing: Coon
Come blasts top court for `cowardly judicial retreat’

By 
KELLY
TOUGHILL

Thursday, February 1, 2001
Native leaders want Ottawa – to accommodate
– not regulate fishery

Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

Ottawa may spend $500M to expand native
fishery, reserves
By
ALISON AULD, Canadian Press

National Post

Tuesday, January 30, 2001
Federal
strategy for native fishery, reserves placed at $500 million – sourc
e
By 
ALISON
AULD, 
Canadian
Press
National Post

Feds to spend $500M on native fishery,
reserves

The Toronto
Star

Sunday, January
28, 2001
Canadian
natives try to find consensus in national fishing strategy
By
ALISON AULD, Canadian Press
National Post


January 21 – January
27, 2001


Thursday, January
25, 2001
N.B. premier suspicious of federal motives
in talks for modern native treaty

By 
CHRIS MORRIS,
Canadian Press
National Post


January 14 – January
20, 2001


Friday, January
19, 2001
Chief seeks resignation of Supreme Court
judge 

Calgary Herald

Maritime treaty talk premature, says N.B.
leader 

Canadian Press

Thursday, January
18, 2001
N.B. Premier says it’s too soon to discuss
new treaties with Maritime natives

By CHRIS MORRIS
National Post

Wednesday, January 17, 2001
More native conflicts feared: memo: Cabinet
briefing urges long-term plan on hunting, fishing to prevent clashes 

By RICK MOFINA
The Ottawa Citizen 

Cabinet memo urges long-term native
solution: ‘Failure to approve strategy would significantly increase
risk of conflicts’ 

By RICK MOFINA
The Ottawa Citizen

Indian
issues may spark new conflict, cabinet told
 
By RICK MOFINA
The Gazette (Montreal)


January 07 – January
13, 2001


Saturday,
January 13, 2001
Ottawa
proposing new treaties with natives

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Friday, January 12, 2001
Indian Affairs minister offering modern
treaty to NB chiefs

Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation

Thursday, January 11, 2001
Feuding fishers share wharf
The Gazette
(Montreal)

 

Wednesday,
January 10, 2001
By
ALISON AULD, 
Canadian
Press
The National Post


December 24 – December
30, 2000


Tuesday, December
26, 2000 

Native
lobster dispute far from over

By CHRIS MORRIS
The London Free Press


December 17 – December
23, 2000


Friday, December
22, 2000

DFO investigating Burnt Church incident

CBC News

Monday December 18, 2000
Burnt Church not optimistic fishing dispute
with Ottawa will be resolved 

Canadian Press

 


December 10 – December
16, 2000


Saturday, December
16, 2000

Fishers want compensation
The London
Free Press

Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Burnt Church reserve looking to curb poverty

CBC News

  


December 03 – December
09, 2000


Saturday, December
9, 2000

Mi’kmaq own entire Province, N.S. court
told

By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star

Friday, December 8, 2000
Band says stand creates great pain 
The Canadian Press

Thursday, December 7, 2000 
Native and non-native fishermen calling for new fisheries minister

CBC News


November 12 – November
18, 2000


Friday,
November 17, 2000

Handout System Fails Aboriginal Canadians
By
RORY LEISHMAN
The London Free Press


November 05 – November
11, 2000


Friday, November
10, 2000
Native rights expert says Canada at crossroads
in relations with aboriginals 

By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

WHY
I’M NOT CASTING A BALLOT NOV. 27

By ALISON BLACKDUCK
Toronto Star

Tuesday,
November 7, 2000

Fishing dispute campaign
issue for Alliance

CBC News Online


October 29 – November
04, 2000


Tuesday,
October 31, 2000

Opinion
By
NOAH AUGUSTINE
Toronto Star

 


October 22 – October
28, 2000


Saturday, October
28, 2000

Burnt
Church fishing dispute cost RCMP $2M

The Ottawa Citizen

 

Tuesday, October
24, 2000
The
Mi’kmaq free market lobster revolution

By LAWRENCE SOLOMON
National Post


Monday, October 15, 2000
Careful angling won’t hurt salmon
By PIERRE D’AMOURS
Telegraph Journal

Miramichi Association supports safe angling
By J.W. (BUD) BIRD
Telegraph Journal

Natives and anglers must co-operate
By BILL TAYLOR
Telegraph Journal

 


October 08 – October 14, 2000


Thursday, October 12, 2000
Salmon anglers share the blame
Telegraph-Journal

Hearing set for Big Cove man?

Telegraph-Journal

Burnt Church could draw on American court cases
N.B. law professor offers fishing dispute view
By JOHN CHILIBECK 
Daily Gleaner / Summit News Service

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 

Of native rights – and wrongs
Telegraph-Journal

Burnt Church fishermen might consider alternative to gillnet

By DERWIN GOWAN 
Telegraph-Journal

October 10, 2000
Burnt Church fishery would destroy stocks
By SHAWN NELSON
Telegraph-Journal

Dhaliwal responds to critical column

By HERB DHALIWAL, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Telegraph-Journal

Gill net crackdown pushed

CONSERVATION: Opponents call the practice ‘vicious’
By MARK REID
Telegraph-Journal

Dispute looms over salmon fishing in N.B.
By STEWART BELL
National Post, with files from The Canadian Press

Property rights for white fishermen too need
By LAWRENCE SOLOMON
National Post

Monday, October 09, 2000
DFO denies salmon seizure means new round in fishing dispute 
CBC News Online

Sunday, October 8, 2000
Burnt Church troubles only just beginning
By GRAHAM FRASER
The Toronto Star


October 01 – October 07, 2000


Saturday, October 07, 2000
N.B. native lobster season officially closes
CBC News Online

Friday, October 06, 2000
DFO says it will prosecute Burnt Church lobster buyers 
CBC News Online

Thursday, October 05, 2000

Burnt Church and Indian Brook
By OWEN WOODO
CBC News Online

Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Readers write – National Post

By G. Campbell McDonald
National Post

Dhaliwal: Lobster conservation ‘first priority

By HERB DHALIWAL
National Post

 


September 24 – September 30, 2000


Saturday, September 30, 2000
Euripedes of the Arctic
By MARIAN BOTSFORD FRASER
The Globe and Mail

Ottawa’s lobster war against the Mi’kmaq
By WILLIAM HIPWELL
National Post

Friday, September 29, 2000
Marshall leads fishing march
Man who sparked native rights fight breaks silence to urge Indians on
By ALISON AULDA
Canadian Press

Natives chase DFO boats
Canadian Press

Lobster departure cools dispute in Miramichi Bay
Fisheries officials say there are now no more than 300 native traps left in the water
By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

DFO maintains presence near native lobster traps
By STEPHEN THORNE
Canadian Press

Burnt Church natives hire lobbyist
Lawyer to contact federal officials in lobster dispute
By PAUL WALDIE and JAMES CUDMORE
National Post

Lobsters cool conflict by moving offshore
By KEVIN COX
The Globe and Mail

Thursday, September 28, 2000
Raids continue despite native pledge
Indian leaders join struggle as Ottawa moves to clear traps
By STEPHEN THORNE
Canadian Press

Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Burnt Church lobster fishery raids continue
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Fisheries officers chased by natives seize more traps
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post

Solution for Burnt Church
By HARVEY DORVAL
The Globe and Mail

Situation remains tense in Burnt Church

Canadian Press

Officials haul native traps from N.B. bay
No clashes as warrior boats, federal vessels play cat-and-mouse over lobster catch
By STEPHEN THORNE
Canadian Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Burnt Church may stop fishing within days
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Mercredi returns to Miramichi Bay
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Natives replace seized traps
Canadian Press

Trap raid aborted as gunfire heard
Fisheries officers say shots came from Burnt Church reserve
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post

Fishing fight flares up again
Armed warriors chase officers off Miramichi Bay
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Lobster trap
Phony conservation claims and sharp dealing by the federal fisheries minister foil justice for the natives of Burnt Church
By LAWRENCE SOLOMON
National Post

Monday, September 25, 2000
Fisheries officials execute bold daylight raids
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Oka, part two
By P.J. MITCHELL
National Post

Tensions mount in N.B. fishing dispute
Women shaken by fishermen’s anger as chief urges calm
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

More shooting as Fisheries moves in
Canadian Press

Sunday, September 24, 2000
Tensions cool, native support grows in fishing dispute 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Federal boats hook native lobster traps
Miramichi Bay raid ends peacefully as cooler heads prevail
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau


September 17 – September 23, 2000


Saturday, September 23, 2000
Gun signals first shot in fishing war
Commercial boat hit by bullet near Burnt Church
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Three arrested after shots fired on Miramichi Bay
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Native militancy blamed on courts in RCMP report
By STEWART BELL
National Post

For good faith
By FRANCES DEVERALL
National Post

Non-native says his boat shot by native fishermen
Aboriginals deny shooting, call it a ploy to force action by fisheries officers
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post

Shooting alleged in fish dispute
By KEVIN COX AND DEBORAH NOBES 
The Globe and Mail

Friday, September 22, 2000
Aboriginal anger over Burnt Church spreads

By DIRK MEISSNER
Canadian Press

Natives get lobster ultimatum
Dhaliwal orders all traps removed from Miramichi Bay today
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Natives behind dispute ‘go way back’
Leaders Coon Come, Mercredi cut from the same cloth
By STEWART BELL
National Post

Tension rises at Bunt Church as deadline nears
Warriors vow to take ‘counter-action’ if Ottawa removes traps
By GRAEME HAMILTON and JUSTINE HUNTER
National Post

Thursday, September 21, 2000
Mi’kmaq given 24 hours to pull traps
Canadian Press

Talks collapse in fishery dispute
Mediator goes home:Native leader calls for prayer as Burnt Church prepares for violence
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post

Ottawa sets Friday deadline
Canadian Press

Burnt Church deal falls apart over boat
By DEBORAH NOBES and MARK MACKINNON
Special to The Globe and Mail; with a report from Mark MacKinnon

Native fishery talks collapse as mediator leaves
By ALLISON DUNFIELD
Globe and Mail Update with Canadian Press

Lobster peace slipping away
Miramichi Bay talks stall as Rae leaves town and Ottawa talks tough
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Wednesday,September 20, 2000
Burnt Church natives agree to lobster deal

Mediator Bob Rae calls agreement `significant step’
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Deal brokered by Rae could end N.B. fishery dispute
Burnt Church natives agree to remove ‘substantial number’ of lobster traps
By GRAEME HAMILTON, with files from JUSTINE HUNTER
National Post

No retreat from Burnt Church
Memo to Mr. Dhaliwal: The time has come to pull out the traps
By TITCH DHARAMSI
National Post

Natives agree to Rae proposal
Band members to help fisheries officers count and remove untagged lobster traps
By DEBORAH NOBES
Special to The Globe and Mail with a report from Brian Laghi in Ottawa.

Deal reached in lobster dispute
Rae brokers last-minute agreement that may end standoff near Burnt Church
By DEBORAH NOBES
Special to The Globe and Mail with a report from Brian Laghi in Ottawa.

Crossing the aboriginal divide
By JEFFREY SIMPSON
The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Deadline today for N.B. fishing agreement
Nearing ‘end of the line’
By PAUL WALDIE
National Post, with files from The Canadian Press

No end in sight
Even if Bob Rae gets a ceasefire today in Miramichi, the struggle over fishing rights will continue, says veteran treaty negotiator
By TOM ISSAC
The Globe and Mail

Fisheries settlement a longshot, locals say

Today’s deadline increases tensions
By DEBORAH NOBLES
With reports from Kevin Cox in Halifax and Shawn McCarthy in Ottawa.

Rae sets deadline to end fish dispute
Hope for peaceful settlement fades as negotiations stall
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Monday, September 18, 2000
Rae sets deadline for fishery settlement

By DEBORAH NOBES
Special to The Globe and Mail

2 sides in fish dispute prepare for war
N.B. natives call Rae’s final proposal `insult’
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

 


September 10 – September 16, 2000


Friday, September 15, 2000
Rae strikes tentative deal in Miramichi Bay dispute
Ex-Ontario premier to present proposal to fishery officials
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Thursday, September 14, 2000
New Brunswick: Chief alleges endangerment
National Post

Wrong man, wrong job
National Post

Burnt Church: Learn from us
As Mi’kmaq fishermen defy federal fisheries officials and Bob Rae attempts to resolve the standoff, U.S. aboriginal activists say there are lessons to be learned from their experience
By DEBRA McNUTT, ANDREW GOKEE, AND ZOLTAN GROSSMAN
The Globe and the Mail

30 natives occupy fisheries office
Women, children protest Miramichi Bay raids, arrests
By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Clash on the water raises tension at Burnt Church
Boats seized, 16 arrested: Native mood sours just as Rae begins to mediate
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post, with files from The Canadian Press

14 arrested, boats seized in Miramichi Bay violence

Federal raids make Bob Rae’s mediating job `difficult’
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Rae to mediate at Burnt Church
Time running out: Dhaliwal drops demand that natives stop fishing
By GRAEME HAMILTON
National Post

 


September 03 – September 09, 2000


Monday, September 04, 2000
Faceoff at sea in lobster feud
Non-natives sail into area full of Mi`kmaq traps
The Toronto Star


August 27 – September 02, 2000


Wednesday, August 30, 2000
Ottawa flotilla sinks native boats
Fisheries officers remove 900 `illegal’ lobster traps during Miramichi boat duel
By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Ovide Mercredi jumps into fish war: `I’ve never seen a white man flee from Indians before’

More violence feared after minister bolts
By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

 


  August 20 – August 26, 2000


Friday, August 25, 2000
Real issues lost in lobster dispute 

The Toronto Star 

Thursday, August 24, 2000
Native-rights cases to cost `multiple billions’
Lawyer expects next claims will be for oil-gas royalties
By MICHAEL TUTTON
Canadian Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Of course, Canada must regulate Indian fishery 

By RICHARD GWYN
The Toronto Star

Violence shatters lobster truce
Fisheries officer may need plastic surgery after attack
By TONDA MacCHARLES
Toronto Star Ottawa Bureau

Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Not to forget Burnt Church good news
By NOAH AUGUSTINE
The Toronto Star

Monday, August 21, 2000
Violence feared as fishing row spreads east
Focus in lobster dispute shifts to N.S.; Band Chief ‘worries about a tragedy’
By SUSAN BOURETTE and MARK MACKINNON
The Globe and Mail

Sunday, August 20, 2000
Boyhood pals rock boat on Miramichi Bay
Friends show tough leadership in fishing war
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

 


August 13 – August 19, 2000


Saturday, August 19, 2000
Lobster war shifts to Nova Scotia
Traps seized, 4 arrested after backdown in N.B.
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Friday, August 18, 2000
Coon Come offers natives support before lobster lunch

By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Thursday, August 17, 2000
No truce on choppy waters
Fisheries staff spurn Mi’kmaq `cooling-off’ offer
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Miramichi’s war of words
Ottawa talks tough as N.B. natives vow to continue fishing
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Tuesday, August 15, 2000
The angry face of Miramichi Bay
Fishing dispute escalates as native warriors keep vigil at barricades on N.B. reserve
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Monday, August 14, 2000
Fish dispute in N.B. turns ugly
Natives block highway, say federal officers seized traps at gunpoint
The Toronto Star

 


August 06 – August 12, 2000


Saturday, August 12, 2000
Natives follow own course 

By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau 

Defiant natives resume lobster fishing

By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Friday, August 11, 2000
Natives gear up for lobster fight
Burnt Church issues 3,000 tags for traps officials vow to seize
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

Thursday, August 10, 2000
Burnt Church natives reject lobster deal

308-28 vote sets stage for new fight over fishery
By KELLY TOUGHILL
Toronto Star Atlantic Canada Bureau

 


June 04 – June 10, 2000


Wednesday, June 7, 2000 
Hopes for fishing deal fade as Dhaliwal and natives cancel meeting
 
Canadian Press

 


May 28 – June 03, 2000


Friday, June 2, 2000
Native lobster dispute simmers, traps seized

London Free Press

Thursday, June 1, 2000 
Disputed lobster fishery turning into cat and mouse game 
Canadian Press

 


May 14 – May 20, 2000


Saturday, May 20, 2000
Mi’kmaq fishermen in New Brunswick continue to set traps with their own tags
Canadian Press

Thursday, May 18, 2000
Groups back native fishery

The London Free Press

Thursday, May 18, 2000 
Let the natives run fishery, Ottawa told

The Toronto Star 

No deal in sight to settle dispute over native lobster fishery
Canadian Press

Wednesday, May 17, 2000 
Groups urge feds to allow native management of lobster fishery

Canadian Press

 


May 07 – May 13, 2000


Monday, May 8, 2000
Indians defy lobster rules 
By CHRIS MORRIS
The Gazette (Montreal) 

Female fishers place lobster traps
The London Free Press
Sunday, May 7, 2000 
Lobster tussle
The Calgary Sun

Fishery tensions rise as native traps seized
The London Free Press 

Defiant native fishermen test Ottawa’s resolve in lobster fishery
Canadian Press 


April 30 – May 06, 2000


Monday, May 6, 2000 
Tensions heating up in native fishery 

Canadian Press

Monday, May 1, 2000 
Burnt Church heats up, again 

The Edmonton Sun

Lobster fishery still festering: Although season has started calmly, aboriginal communities are divided 
By CHRIS MORRIS 
The Gazette (Montreal) 

Calm belies tension at lobster fishery
By CHRIS MORRIS
The London Free Press 

Sunday, April 30, 2000 
Tensions lurk beneath calm surface of lobster fishery 

By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Lobster season opens peacefully: Natives, non-natives return to last year’s Atlantic troublespot 
By CHRIS MORRIS
The Ottawa Citizen

Fishers hope for lobsters not trouble
The London Free Press 

 


April 23 – April 29, 2000


Saturday, April 29, 2000 
Peace reigns as fishing begins after last fall’s violent lobster wars, ‘Nobody wants trouble’
By KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star

Grumbling, complaining but no trouble as lobster season opens 
Canadian Press

Peaceful opening to lobster season pleases Fisheries officials 
Canadian Press 

Friday, April 28, 2000
Lobster season opening may test forces of law and order: Fishery challenges native and non-native fishermen to reach some sort of accommodation to share the resource 

By CHRIS MORRIS
The Vancouver Sun

Fishermen want lobsters, not trouble, as spring season opens 
Canadian Press

Thursday, April 27, 2000
Lobster season will test native, non-native relations 

Canadian Press

 


April 02- April 08, 2000


Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Burnt Church natives vow to regulate own lobster fishery 
Canadian Press

Monday, April 3, 2000 
Christians want to calm fishery waters 

STEVE MACLEOD, The Canadian Press 
The Calgary Herald

Religious group to monitor fishery
The London Free Press 

‘God’s referees’ enter fish dispute 
The Ottawa Citizen 

Sunday, April 2, 2000
Religious group sends ‘peacekeeping team’ to observe native fishery 

Canadian Press

 


March 26 – April 01, 2000


Monday, March 27, 2000 
New Brunswick 

The Toronto Star

Sunday, March 26, 2000 
Natives refuse to sign agreement, vow to fish after meeting minister

Canadian Press

 


March 12 – March 18, 2000


Wednesday, March 15, 2000
N.B. Natives quit talks, ‘Going to fish’

By CHRIS MORRIS, Canadian Press 
The London Free Press

Native fish talks break down in Atlantic Canada 
The Ottawa Citizen 

Tuesday, March 14, 2000 
Defiant native fishermen vow to ignore Ottawa and set own rules 

Canadian Press

 


March 05 – March 11, 2000


Sunday, March 5, 2000 
More violence feared

Catholic New Times

 


February 27 – March 04, 2000


Thursday, March 2, 2000
Native fishermen who lost thousands of lobster traps during a skirmish with non-natives last fall reacted with anger to news the vandals were fined a mere $400: Burnt Church reserve

Canadian Press

 


February 20 – February 26, 2000


Monday, February 21, 2000 
RCMP predicted treaty ruling would cause violence 

By RICK MOFINA
The Ottawa Citizen 


November 07 – November 13, 1999


Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Not guilty pleas in fish fight
 
Canadian Press 


October 31 – November 06, 1999


Monday, November 1, 1999
Natives respect end of lobster season to lobster season 

Canadian Press 

Traps removed
The Edmonton Sun

N.B. Indians end fishery 
The Gazette (Montreal)

Natives pulling out lobster traps
The London Free Press 

Sunday, October 31, 1999
Burnt Church and broken promises: how a community can heal 
By KERRY KELLY
Catholic New Times
  


October 17 – October 23, 1999


Saturday, October 23, 1999
Foundering on rocky logic the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Marshall Case defies reason

By BARRY COOPER AND DAVID BERCUSON
The London Free Press

Friday, October 22, 1999 
Natives to observe commercial season
 
Canadian Press

Monday, October 18, 1999 
Talks on, as Canadian fish war simmers 

United Press International

Beyond Burnt Church: the lobster war escalates into a national debate over native traditions and special rights 
By JOHN DEMONT WITH JOHN GEDDES
Maclean’s


October 10 – October 16, 1999


Friday, October 15, 1999
All sides happy with mediator in lobster war 

By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press

Thursday, October 14, 1999 
Animosity growing in native communities 

By CHRIS MORRIS AND ALISON AULD 
Canadian Press

Tuesday, October 12, 1999
Reserve’s women set traps as Indians defy lobster curbs 
By AMY CAMERON and MARK REID 
The Gazette (Montreal)

Bands flout new lobster rules
By KELLY TOUGHILL 
The Toronto Star 

Police charge 25, as fish war subsides 
United Press International 

Monday, October 11, 1999
Ottawa imposes strict fishing limit on reserves 

By ANDREW DUFFY
The Calgary Herald

Natives defy lobster limits
The London Free Press 

Solution to fish crisis satisfies neither side
By VALERIE LAWTON
The Toronto Star 

Dhaliwal puts new limits on native lobster fishery: But two native bands in the conflict vow to ignore the fisheries minister’s edict. 
By ANDREW DUFFY 
The Vancouver Sun

Sunday, October 10, 1999
Mother Nature keeps natives on shore 

By CHRIS MORRIS, CANADIAN PRESS
The Calgary Herald

Weather foils defiant natives
The London Free Press 

Weather forces break in fishing protest 
By VALERIE LAWTON
The Toronto Star 

Communities torn asunder in lobster war
By VALERIE LAWTON
The Toronto Star 

Natives promise to defy new fishing rules
By CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI AND BRIAN DALY
Canadian Press 

Ottawa to allow limited native fishery 
By LEANNE YOHEMAS-HAYES 
Canadian Press 

 


October 03- October 09, 1999


  Saturday, October 9, 1999
Uneasy calm prevails as Mi’kmaqs set traps: More talks urged as holdout band members defy moratorium on fishing 

By RICK MOFINA
Ottawa Citizen

Defiant natives foiled by bad weather
By CHRIS MORRIS
Canadian Press 

Burnt Church natives ignore plea to stop fishing 
By RICK MOFINA
Calgary Herald 

Friday, October 8, 1999 
Aboriginal fishermen reject chiefs’ plea: The call for a self-imposed moratorium on fishing has been rejected because ”to do anything else would be criminal,” Burnt Church First Nation controller says.
 
By RICK MOFINA
The Gazette (Montreal)
Natives say moratorium won’t swim
Canadan Press

Natives return to sea
Canadian Press 

Hope fades for peaceful end to Native-fishery dispute 
By KELLY TOUGHILL and VALERIE LAWTON
The Toronto Star
Native fishermen vow to return to lobster grounds: The moratorium is expected to end when new traps arrive to replace those destroyed by non- aboriginals. 
The Vancouver Sun

Thursday, October 7, 1999
Burnt Church natives promise revenge for sabotaged traps 
By COLIN GREY
The Ottawa Citizen

Indians resume lobster fishery as solution eludes Dhaliwal 
The Vancouver Sun 

Natives vow to fight voluntary moratorium on lobster fishing 
The Vancouver Sun 

New Brunswick natives vow to continue fishing
By CHRIS MORRIS and CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI
Canadian Press 

Wednesday, October 6, 1999
Trade rights: Lawmaking courts goofed in fishery regulations ruling 

Calgary Herald

Fish dispute creates mood of suspicion: Feelings harden amid burnings, vandalism 
By COLIN GREY 
The Ottawa Citizen

Residents living under ‘state of siege’: Vandalism, mistrust kill neighbourly relations 
By ALISON AULD
The Ottawa Citizen 

Both sides blame greed for fish war
By KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star 

Preferential rights lead to chaos 
The Vancouver Sun 

Moratorium proposal infuriates Burnt Church natives 
By ALISON AULD
Canadian Press 

Jittery non-native residents fear for safety
By ALISON AULD
Canadian Press 

Tuesday, October 5, 1999 
Native warriors take control of wharf: Fishermen poised to defy Ottawa’s attempt to close down fishery 

By RICK MOFINA
The Calgary Herald

Tensions simmer in East Coast fish feud: Minister threatens to shut fishery if violence continues 
By RICK MOFINA
The Gazette (Montreal) 

Native fishermen want RCMP protection: Two sides seek to ease tensions 
By RICK MOFINA
The Ottawa Citizen 

Tensions high in fish war
By KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star 

Monday, October 4, 1999 
Lobster pot boils over: Non-Indians pull unlicensed traps from N.B. waters 

By MIKE TENSZEN and ALISON AULD (CP) 
The Gazette (Montreal) 

Lobster war boils over, three injured in N.B. : Trucks burned, traps destroyed in dispute over fishing rights 
By KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star

Tensions high in Atlantic fish fight 
By ALISON AULD
Canadian Press 

Sunday, October 3, 1999
Ottawa slow to react to fishery ruling
The London Free Press

  


September 26 – October 02, 1999


 Friday, October 1, 1999
Fisheries and Oceans: Minister Dhaliwal Provides Update Statement on Marshall Case Ruling
Canadian Press
    Dhaliwal to propose fish accord: Minister caught in struggle over native fishing rights
The Ottawa Citizen

Thursday, September 30, 1999 
East Coast Indians to keep fishing 

By RICK MOFINA 
The Gazette (Montreal )

Keep fishing, chiefs tell Atlantic Indians: Critics say the Supreme Court of Canada has handed aboriginals unfettered access to fragile fishery resources. 
By CHRIS MORRIS
The Vancouver Sun

Wednesday, September 29, 1999
Marshall urges calm over fishing rights
The London Free Press

Fishing rights
The Toronto Star

Native urges talks to avoid fishing war
By KELLY TOUGHILL
The Toronto Star 

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 
Marshall urges fishermen to remain calm 

By ALISON AULD
Canadian Press

Monday, September 27, 1999 
Fisheries and Oceans: Dhaliwal Provides Update Following Marshall Case Ruling 

Canadian Press

Fishermen give N.S. one week to curb Indians’ lobster-trapping 
The Gazette (Montreal) 

Worth repeating, Marshall ruling now means negotiation
The Toronto Star 

  


September 19 – September 25, 1999


Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Micmac go fishing following top court’s ruling
Calgary Herald

Ruling revives Native fishery on east coast
By KEVIN CARMICHAEL
The London Free Press 

Micmacs start fishing after high court ruling
The Toronto Star 

Tuesday, September 21, 1999 
Donald Marshall ruling cited in N.B. logging case 

By CHRIS MORRIS 
The Gazette (Montreal)

A right so wrong
The Ottawa Citizen 

Monday, September 20, 1999 
Fisheries and Oceans: Dhaliwal Makes Statement on Marshall Case Ruling
Canadian Press

  


September 12 – September 18, 1999


Saturday, September 18, 1999
Treaty signed in 1760 still valid, says top court 
The Calgary Herald

N.S. Natives’ win on fishing a legal landmark

By ALISON AULD 
The London Free Press

It’s law victory No. 2 for battling Marshall 
By CHRIS COBB
Calgary Herald 

Landmark win for Micmacs: High-court ruling sets standard for treaty interpretation 
By RICK MOFINA 
The Gazette (Montreal)

High court upholds native treaty rights: Donald Marshall not guilty of trapping eels without a licence, judges rule 
By RICK MOFINA
The Ottawa Citizen

‘I don’t want to see the Supreme Court again’: Donald Marshall Jr. fought the law twice. Yesterday, he won again. 
By CHRIS COBB
The Ottawa Citizen 

Micmacs hail supreme court victory
KELLY TOUGHILL and VALERIE LAWTON
The Toronto Star

Top court upholds 1760 aboriginal treaty: The ruling in favour of native rights could establish a new approach to treaty disputes. 
By RICK MOFINA
The Vancouver Sun 
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