AFN Chief Perry Bellegarde Supports First Nations in Their Stand Against BC Salmon Farms

Ottawa– Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde supports First Nations in British Columbia who are peacefully occupying salmon fish farms and asserting inherent rights and title in their lands and waters. “I stand with First Nations in BC in their long struggle with federal and provincial governments to fully recognize and address the threat of salmon fish farms to wild salmon,” said AFN National Chief Bellegarde. “The AFN fully supports First Nations in their assertion and exercise of inherent rights and title. First Nations have long identified the threat of the fish farm industry to wild salmon that have sustained our Peoples for generations. Wild salmon is an integral part of the ecosystem and a central part of First Nations cultures on the west coast. This situation…

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