Celebration of Third Annual National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights


Last updated 6/12/2020 at 4:31pm

Assembly of First Nations

The National Day for First Nation Fishing Rights honors the inherent right to fish and grow sustainable environments.

OTTAWA, Ont.-Fishing is part of First Nations culture and identity. It sustains First Nations peoples and economies and is a constitutionally protected inherent and Treaty right. In the spirit of reconciliation and raising awareness of our shared history and future, the Assembly of First Nations National Fisheries Committee, by direction from Chiefs-in-Assembly, declared the Monday preceding May 25 a National Day of First Nations Fishing Rights.

This year, National Day of First Nation Fishing Rights fell on May 18, 2020. This was the third year that a day existed to honor the inherent right...

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