Ottawa, natives reach compromise on fishing

The Globe and Mail
Monday, April 23, 2001

Truro, N.S. — The federal government and Atlantic native leaders have agreed on wording that should resolve a dispute over fishing deals.

Lawrence Paul, co-chairman of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs, said he expects at least 30 of the 35 bands in the Atlantic will sign agreements now that wording clearly indicates the three-year deal does not compromise centuries-old treaty rights to fish.