Manitoba Métis Government Enacts Night Hunting Laws
Winnipeg, MB – Effective April 10, 2019 the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) institutes new night hunting laws for Manitoba Métis Citizens. These laws include a prohibition on dangerous night spotlighting throughout the province, a ban on night hunting in “agro Manitoba” and permission to night hunt in “non-agro Manitoba.”
“The Métis People have relied on this land for generations,” stated MMF President David Chartrand. “The governance traditions of the Métis Nation emphasize sustainable, safe harvesting. Our People spoke and the Manitoba Métis Government listened with these new night hunting laws. As founders of the Province of Manitoba, we take our role as partners in Confederation seriously. I am proud to enact legislation that protects the safety of all Manitobans.”
The decision to implement the new night hunting laws come after Métis Citizens expressed their concerns with dangerous night hunting practices. The MMF hosted a series of engagement sessions with Métis Citizens throughout Manitoba. These new laws are a direct result of the consensus from those sessions and a concern for the safety of all Manitobans.
The new night-hunting laws amend the Metis Laws of the Harvest 3rd Edition. The MMF established the Laws of the Harvest in 2012. They are an important expression of the MMF as the self-government of the Manitoba Métis Community. The new night-hunting laws, Metis Laws of the Harvest, relevant maps, and definitions are available at www.mmf.mb.ca/harvester_application.php.
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The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.
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