Indigenous Coalition Buys Ownership in Canada’s Largest Seafood Company


After months of conflict and intimidation by non-Indigenous commercial fishermen, Indigenous fishing communities in Canada celebrated a huge win in November when the Mi’kmaq First Nations coalition bought a 50% ownership stake in Clearwater Seafoods, the largest seafood company in Atlantic Canada. This case reviews the groundbreaking acquisition and asks students to discuss the potential for Indigenous coalitions to form similar partnerships in other industries and countries.

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