so only commercial fishermans familys ,with a 200 year history get to stake claim? the Mi'mak and acadians fought the british for 75 years in the early 1700s ,and held them off . the 2 groups formally complained to the French commander at fort louisborg only to have france stake claim to the entire east coast . the 2 groups NEVER conceded ANY land ever nor were they included in the initial treatys .since all of these raw deals way back when they have signed 'peace and friendship' treatys one of which allows the harvesting of cod, capelin, lobster ,crab ,shrimp ,shellfish. Being half Haida myself and knowing how long they have inhabitated Haida Gwai (14,000) years that they know of...the length of time spent in the area is exactly how it works . when this lobster fiasco goes back to court which it will . all the clouded memories will be cleared up. something like this would never happen on the west coast since the commercial sector ,fisheries, the processing and the enhancement , the majority would be Native input. the east coast fisheries has always been a greedy MESS!