Written and Directed by Cathy Martin & Amber Bernard
Produced by Rohan Fernando
The recent fishing conflict in Saulnierville, NS has once again raised awareness of the Mi’kmaw treaty rights to hunt, fish and gather. It has also raised questions about what the Peace and Friendship Treaty is – an agreement between the Mi’kmaw Nation and the Canadian Nation. This film will tell some of the stories of hardship and perseverance throughout 250 years of the denial of rights of the Mi’kmaw Nation. These are stories of suffering that the original people of this land, the Mi’kmaq / theL’nu, endured even though a treaty was supposed to protect their rights. In this time of Truth and Reconciliation, the history and stories of the first people of the land must be told.