Manitoba’s moose hunting regulations unconstitutional, First Nations leaders say – CBC

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Sep 21, 2022

Public Interest Law Centre says current regulations vulnerable to Supreme Court constitutional challenge

Some First Nations leaders in Manitoba say the provincial government is failing to prioritize Indigenous people’s constitutional right to harvest moose for consumption — leaving the province vulnerable to a constitutional challenge in Canada’s highest court.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, which advocates for First Nations in northern Manitoba, says the provincial government must stop issuing licences to non-Indigenous hunters without first ensuring that First Nations people have harvested enough moose for food and ceremonial purposes.

Citing concerns about declining moose populations, the province has limited hunting on the land where First Nations peoples have traditionally harvested moose.

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