First Nations Rights (1)

Please choose the most appropriate answer for each sentence.
  • 1

    In August of 1993, the authorities arrested Donald Marshall on three ..... under the Fisheries Act: the selling of eels without a license, fishing without a license and fishing during the closed season with illegal nets.

  • 2

    The issue at trial, his defense, was the affirmation of a treaty right to catch and sell fish as found in the treaties of 1760-61 that he believed exempted him from ..... with the fishery regulations.

  • 3

    The trial judge ..... him guilty.

  • 4

    However, in September, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada allowed his ..... and acquitted him on all charges.

  • 5

    The court decided that Donald Marshall had a treaty right to ..... a 'moderate livelihood' by hunting, fishing and gathering natural resources.

  • 6

    By affirming the treaty right of First Nation peoples to make a moderate livelihood from fishing, hunting and gathering, the people of Burnt Church attempted to ..... their legally-affirmed treaty right by fishing for lobster in September and October, 1999.

  • 7

    This initiative was ..... with an unprovoked attack by non-native fishermen who cut lobster trap lines and destroyed $210,000 (Canadian) worth of traps belonging to the people of Burnt Church.

  • 8

    The Canadian government authorities, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), were .....; no action was taken to prevent or stop the destruction of property or escalating levels of violence.

  • 9

    An atmosphere of fear and anger emerged as violent threats, ....., and assaults increased between native and nonnative people.

  • 10

    One Mi'kmaq man was seriously injured during an ......

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