A fisherman’s fight for Aboriginal rights

Co-produced with Joel Barde.


Steven Stark spent his childhood summers walking up and down the shoreline of Point Roberts, a stick in one hand and a bucket in the other.

He’d look for bubbles, jam the stick four or five inches into the ground and bring up a crab. The bigger the bubbles, says Stark, the larger the crab.

That, he says, was a different era, when Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) people regularly traveled to the southern end of the point, freely crossing the international border that bisects it.

In October 2011, Steven Stark and his deckhand were arrested by U.S. border agents while collecting crab traps in Boundary Bay, the body of water just east of the point. They were approximately 700 metres south of the border.

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