"Incident at Restigouche" by National Film Board of Canada

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On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigoushe Reserve, Quebec. At issue were the salmon-fishing rights of the Micmac people. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Micmacs, the Quebec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger among the Indians. This film provides a historical perspective and documents with news clips, photographs, and interviews the two police raids. An interview with former Quebec Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard explaining the motives of his decision complements the Micmacs' account of the event. This investigation into the history-, making raids is a powerful film that puts justice on trial.

1984

45 mins 57 s