Nic Meloney


Nic Meloney is a Wolastoqi video journalist raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @nicmeloney.

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National Arts Centre to stream MMIWG 'story of vengeance' online for national day of action

A stage play tackling taboos and harsh realities faced by Indigenous women in Canada is being broadcast online by the National Arts Centre Feb. 14-21, to mark a national day of action for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 

Sipekne'katik First Nation sues Nova Scotia over restrictions on buying Mi'kmaw lobster

Sipekne'katik First Nation is suing the Nova Scotia government over regulations restricting the purchase of seafood harvested outside federal or provincial regulations, claiming the rules infringe on treaty rights.

Mi'kmaq stay ashore as commercial lobster season opens in largest N.S. fishing area

As the commercial inshore lobster fishing season begins in one of the largest and most lucrative fishing areas in Canada, Mi'kmaw fishers who'd typically be out on the water will remain ashore, looking for ways to make ends meet.

The history of the Mi'kmaw lobster fishery in the Atlantic region

To better understand what has changed - and what has not - since the 1999 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Mi'kmaw fisherman Donald Marshall Jr., CBC Indigenous reviewed two decades of coverage on Mi'kmaw fishing rights.

Mi'kmaw fishers looking for action, not words, from MPs on lobster dispute

Some Mi'kmaw lobster harvesters in Nova Scotia say they're paying more attention to the tides than to politicians in Ottawa debating their fishery.

Mood at Mi'kmaw fishery camp 'very positive' due to shows of support, says volunteer

Since the Sept. 17 launch of Sipekne'katik First Nation's Mi'kmaw-regulated lobster fishery in Nova Scotia, hundreds of Mi'kmaq have shown their support for the community through volunteering.

'The world's watching': Mi'kmaw fishers use live broadcasts to combat violence and racism

The sister of a Mi'kmaw fisherman trapped in a building and attacked by a violent mob on Oct. 14, says social media and live streaming are crucial tools to combat racism and protect supporters of Mi'kmaw fishers and their new rights-based fishery in Nova Scotia.

Mi'kmaq push for legal lobster sales for non-Indigenous buyers

The Mi'kmaw community in Nova Scotia that recently launched its first self-regulated lobster fishery is now pushing the province to change laws restricting non-Indigenous fish buyers from doing business with the First Nation.

Mi'kmaw community says rights-based fishery regulations rival those of DFO

The First Nation community operating a new, self-regulated lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says its harvesting regulations rival and may even exceed the standards of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Mi'kmaq tackle decades-old standstill on fishing rights with historic, self-regulated lobster fishery

After decades of differing opinions and debate on First Nations’ right to earn a “moderate livelihood” while fishing, affirmed by a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 1999, a Mi’kmaw community in Nova Scotia has launched its own Mi’kmaq-regulated, rights-based lobster fishery.