There’s a rally happening at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday supporting the Mi’kmaq people’s right to fish for lobster on their traditional territory.
The All Eyes On Mi’kma’ki event is part of Idle No More’s week of solidarity with the Indigenous fishers, and it kicks off at 1 pm on Saturday in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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The rally is in response to escalating tensions between commercial fishers and Mi’kmaq fishers in Atlantic Canada. The Indigenous fishers, who are harvesting lobster off-season as is their treaty right, have had their lobster pounds vandalized and a truck set on fire.
Many are criticizing RCMP for what they say is a lack of action to stop the acts of aggression.
More than 300 people have indicated they’re attending the Vancouver event on Facebook.