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CBU to honour Donald Marshall Jr. with new research centre – CBC

Marshall Institute will focus on environmental justice, Indigenous approaches to climate change

Oct 28, 2020

A new research institute planned for Cape Breton University will honour the legacy of Donald Marshall Jr., who fought for the Indigenous right to fish for a moderate livelihood.

The Mi’kmaw man’s name has been invoked in recent weeks by Indigenous fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia who have launched self-regulated lobster fisheries.

“I think it’s very timely in terms of the need for knowledge sharing, for advocacy and for action,” said Janice Tulk, a senior researcher in the university’s development department.

The idea for the institute has been in the works for a couple of years, sparked by one of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which emphasized the need for education about Indigenous law and Indigenous rights.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cape-breton-university-marshall-institute-1.5779103

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