Listuguj Mi'Gmaq

Making First Nation Law: The Listuguj Mi'gmaq Fishery

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This is a case study that explores Listuguj Mi'gmaq law, an assertion and manifestation of the nation's right to fish and to govern its people, lands, and waters in its own ways. It discusses the genesis, application, and effects of the law and how a First Nation not only reclaimed their inherent jurisdiction over their resource, but reclaimed governance as an inherent, Indigenous right, tradition and practice. 

Native Nations
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Cornell, Stephen, Miriam Jorgensen, Renee Goldtooth, Rachel Starks, Sheldon Tetreault, Michele Guerin, Beaver Paul, Anisa White. "Making First Nation Law: The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Fishery." National Centre for First Nations Governance and Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy, The University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. August 2010. Case Study.

Mi'gmaq Nation Listuguj

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National Centre for First Nations Governance
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The Listuguj Mi'gmaq Listuguj Nation started a movement to protect their salmon fisheries involving protests, arrests, and eventually organizing to establish fishery laws in eastern Quebec. They formalized documents and laws to assert their jurisdiction that began at a grass-roots level in the community and rose up to the government level. This activism resulted in award-winning fishing management plans. The implementation of those plans required trained personnel to handle disputes with outside non-Native agencies and entities. The nation succeeded in exercising their inherent right to conserve and manage their waters that was respected and acknowledged by non-Native communities.

Native Nations
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"Mi'gmaq Nation Listuguj." Bear Images Productions. National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. 2010. Film. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJNAbGXk9cU&feature=plcp, accessed September 18, 2012). 

Developing a First Nation Constitution

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National Centre for First Nations Governance
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Chiefs, Administrators and Advisors discuss the importance of constitutions and the work involved in developing their own nation's constitution. 

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"Developing a First Nation Constitution." Bear Image Productions. National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. 2011. Film. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c5yNli1Xkk&feature=plcp, accessed April 3, 2023).