Indian Brook First Nation

Like Esgenoopetitj, Indian Brook First Nation (IBFN) has also sought to exercise its right to fish for lobster at its traditional fishing grounds in St. Mary's Bay, southwest Nova Scotia.

As a result, IBFN fishers were attacked by police and Canadian fisheries officials in the summer of 2000. Several fishers were beaten, many charges were laid and most of their equipment was seized. After sending fact-finding teams to Indian Brook in October 2000, and March and May 2001, IBFN fishers invited CPT to accompany their 2001 fishing season in the hopes of curtailing further violence. CPT responded by placing a team there in June and July of 2001. In the end, the community decided not to fish that season because of a shortage of equipment and the continuing threats and harassment from the DFO.