AFN Resource Claim

Claims to ocean resource rights are generally done by geologic understandings of what the coast is and how they have been used for thousands of years.  Who occupies coastal areas has changed many times.  After ‘Europeans,’ the AFN is, again, making a ‘community’ based claim to more land and water resources.  Before the AFN ‘community’ existed in Canada Aboriginals used canoes to access coastal resources as nomadic and seasonal people.  The coast was always a reliable source of food.  Recent settlers have claimed the obvious that Aboriginals have known and used for tens of thousands of years.  The resources should be available to all Aboriginals, not just the AFN.


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