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Nova Scotia Pardons Mi'kmaq Chief 60 Years Later

Gabriel Sylliboy died feeling like he failed his Mi’kmaq people. The grand chief launched a fight for aboriginal rights after being charged with illegal hunting in the 1920s, but the courts of the era dismissed the notion that a 1752 treaty gave Sylliboy any rights. 105 more words

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Heritage Day 2017 celebrates Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq culture, heritage

What does it mean to be Mi’kmaq? That’s a question several Mi’kmaq Nova Scotians are hoping to explain, as they celebrate Heritage Day 2017.

As part of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s Heritage Day recognizes Mi’kmaq culture and people through activities and celebrations held across the province Monday and over the past weekend. 633 more words

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Mi'kmaq leader gets pardon, apology from NS: 'He was the first to stand up for us'

Gabriel Sylliboy died feeling like he failed his Mi’kmaq people.

READ MORE: NS to grant pardon to late Mi’kmaq chief convicted of illegal hunting

The grand chief launched a fight for aboriginal rights after being charged with illegal hunting in the 1920s, but the courts of the era dismissed the notion that a 1752 treaty gave Sylliboy any rights. 731 more words

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NS to grant pardon to late Mi'kmaq chief convicted of illegal hunting

Nova Scotia will grant a posthumous pardon Thursday to the first elected Mi’kmaq grand chief who became a passionate advocate for treaty rights after being convicted of illegal hunting. 91 more words

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Mi'kmaq band wins legal battle, Alton Gas appeal returning to minister

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has breathed new life into a First Nation’s fight to block the Alton natural gas project.

READ MORE: Nova Scotia Crown lawyer in Alton Gas appeal removed from the case: minister… 699 more words

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Mi'kmaq Council Member John Joe Sark: Land Sale in Violation

Ancestral sites and indigenous rights are being compromised in many places and under many pretenses. Keptin Dr. John Joe Sark challenges another instance in Mi’kmaki at Prince Edward Island. 134 more words

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'It's ... insulting': Mi'kmaq warrior chief says of Canada's 150th celebration

As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi’kmaq Warrior Chief, John Levi, says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he’s made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. 39 more words

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