About 80 natives blocked a CP Rail line near Chase, B.C. to show support for the Burnt Church band of Mi’kmaq natives. Members of the Interior Alliance were protesting against the recent arrest of 14 Mi’kmaq natives for fishing in waters off New Brunswick. They say the Mi’kmaq have a legitimate treaty right to fish and feed their families. One Alliance member, Richard Manual, says he placed his own fishing boat across the train tracks to show his support. “When the federal government does utilize heavy handed tactics to suppress and try to deal with sensitive issues, the Interior Alliance will respond,” says Manual. CP Rail was notified about the blockade in advance. The blockade caused “significant disruption,” Ian LaCouvee of the CPR said.