On November 30th, 2023, Albert Marshall Jr., Chief Del Riley, and elder Albert Marshall Sr. addressed a gathering in Eel River Bar First Nation to speak about Micmac rights and to express support for Mi’kmaw fisherman, Cody Caplin. Caplin is currently facing 10 charges for fishing lobsters to feed himself and his family. For more information about Cody’s case or to join the Micmac Rights Association, see www.micmacrights.com/join.
A number of other Mi’kmaq elders and rights holders spoke at the meeting. Full videos of everyone’s speeches are included below.