Sipekne’katik attends AFN AGA

July 11, 2016

Sipekne’katik attends Assembly of First Nations Conference to seek support on Critical Habitat request to Federal Minister

(INDIAN BROOK FIRST NATION, NS) – On July 12 to 14th, 2016 Sipekne’katik representatives will be attending the Assembly of First Nations 37th Annual General Assembly in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Sipekne’katik will be seeking National support for its petition released June 28, 2016 to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to take immediate steps to protect the inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon (iBoF Salmon) in Nova Scotia by designating the Stewiacke and Shubenacadie Rivers, including the tidal portion of the Shubenacadie Estuary to the confluence with the Stewiacke River, including the Minas Passage and into the Chignecto Bay.

The petition seeks to legally protect the migration corridor of the iBoF Salmon by a Critical Habitat Order under the Species at Risk Act.

Protection and preservation of the resources found within the Shubenacadie River System are of utmost importance to ensure these natural resources are available for the future generations.


Sipekne’katik is a Mi’kmaq Band in Nova Scotia with over 2,600 members throughout Mi’kma’ki and beyond. Sipekne’katik represents itself in all consultation and negotiation matters that concern Sipekne’katik.

For more information, contact:

Chief Rufus Copage
Phone: 902.758.2049 ext. 222
Cell: 902.805.0141