R v. Marshall

Marshall, a First Nation man, was fishing for eels to sell to support his family. After he caught the eels, he was then charged with fishing without a license, selling eels without a license and fishing out of season.   When this case went to the Supreme Court, the judgement was that Donald Marshall had a treaty right to fish where and when he wished in order to earn a modest livelihood.  From this website you can also connect with the Supreme Court case file.

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Dated Added:
January 1, 2008
Published By:
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Available in French
Grades 10 - 12
Aboriginal Studies, Legal Studies
Aboriginal People - Claims and Treaties, Landmark Cases, Supreme Court of Canada