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Wampanoag tribal members harassed for pursuing aboriginal fishing rights


Tribal member Marcus Hendricks says he has been getting harassed often lately while fishing for herring. People will yell at him or call the police and say he is trespassing or fishing illegally.

One woman approached him last week without a mask on and began to holler at him to stop fishing, he said.

Hendricks, who is part of the Mashpee and Nipmuck Wampanoag tribes as well as the Pequot, fishes every day at different herring runs on the Cape. He, along with many other tribal members, has been getting harassed by people who are unaware of aboriginal rights to fish and harvest.


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