Help Mi'kmaq Fisherman

Over the last few days, Mi'kmaq fisherman have had their lobster traps stolen by some Acadian and non-Acadian fisherman.  On behalf of all Acadians, this is unacceptable.  Our two peoples share many of the same descendants.  Acadians who have participated in these activities do not know their own history as many of them are Mi'kmaq descendants.  Their actions have caused monetary damages  to the Mi'kmaq fisherman who were exercising their indigenous rights under Canadian law.  This is a great embarrassment to the Acadian community which is estimated to be 1 million people in Canada and 1 million people in the United States.  As Acadians and Mi'kmaq descendants, we owe it to the Mi'kmaq fisherman to replace their gear.  Rhonda Knockwood, Operations Director of the Sipekne'katik First Nation estimates the damage to be approximately $52,500 to replace lost lobster traps and cut lines.  I am asking everyone to help raise money to replace these traps.  I am asking all Acadians to reach out to their relatives who may be involved and hold them accountable for their actions.
CBC News Article 
Mikmaq Fishing Rights Legal History 
Canadian Police Make Arrests
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