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Enough Already, say First Nations - Alberni Valley Times

24.8.15

Enough Already, say First Nations - Alberni Valley Times: The Enough Already campaign was launched this summer by the Ahousaht, Ehattesaht/Chinekint, Hesquiaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations to pressure the federal government to develop a plan recognizing their rights to fish and sell fish in their traditional coastal territories. In 2009 the B.C. Supreme Court upheld those rights in a ruling and in 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada denied an appeal from the federal government.

The five First Nations, which belong to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, have organized two fisheries: Gooseneck Barnacles, and Chinook Salmon, under the trade name Ha'oom Nuu-chah-nulth Wild Seafood. Their website is haoom.ca. But plans to develop their fisheries have stalled as they wait for the government to move forward on an agreement, according to the NTC.


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