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A Mi’kmaw fisherman is fighting the same fishery charges his father faced 20 years ago – Kukukwes.com

A young Mi’kmaw man from Nova Scotia is vowing to fight fishery charges against him like his father did 20 years ago.

Leon Knockwood, who is from Sipekne’katik First Nation, N.S. has been charged with two counts of failing to comply with a commercial fishing licence, fish for lobster without authorization and unlawful possession of fish. According to court documents, the alleged offences happened near Weymouth, N.S. on Nov. 26, 2018.

Knockwood, 24, says he plans to use his treaty right to fish to earn a moderate livelihood to defend himself in court.

“I know my rights as a Mi’kmaw,” Knockwood said. “I know I’m allowed to do this,” he added.

Read More: http://kukukwes.com/2019/09/24/a-mikmaw-fisherman-is-fighting-the-same-fishery-charges-his-father-faced-20-years-ago/

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