Brandon Maloney on Mi’kmaw Treaty Rights

In Episode 79, we talked to Brandon Maloney, a Mi’kmaw warrior, fisher, leader and family man from Sipekne’katik formerly known as Indian Brook First Nation in Mi’kma’ki.

He joined us to share what has been happening on the ground in Mi’kma’ki where non-native commercial fisherman are engaged in racist acts of violence, threats, property damage and attempts to stop Mi’kmaw peoples from fishing. He also talks about his community’s governance plan for the fishery and how it came from the people.

Here is a link to Sipekne’katik website so you can find out more about this Mi’kmaw community:

Sipekne’katik Governance Initiative 2020 video:

For those who wish to support the Mi’kmaw fishers, donations can be sent directly to Sipekne’katik via e-transfer or paypal via Monica Beckett, Director of Finance for Sipekne’katik at the following email:

Here is a link to my recent YouTube video giving a brief overview of the situation:

Please note: Nothing in this podcast advocates for violence on Indigenous territories.

Please also note: The information contained in this podcast is not legal, financial or medical advice, nor should it be relied on as such.

If you would like more information about these issues, you can check out my website at

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My new book: Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence by Fernwood Publishing is available

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(Picture of Brandon Maloney used with his permission)