Court rules on First Nations hunting


Last updated 8/20/2019 at 3:24pm

James DeMers

Two recent rulings are good news for Indigenous hunters.

REGINA, Sask.-Indigenous leaders are celebrating a court ruling that says First Nations hunters from outside Saskatchewan have a constitutional right to hunt in the province without a license.

The ruling was made after a group of hunters from the Six Nations reserve in Ontario was charged with unlawful hunting offenses in October 2018. Some of the group's members were hunting for food in Moose Mountain Provincial Park, located about two hours from Regina near the Manitoba border.

Regina Judge Doug Kovatch says the issue was whether the group was exercising its rights under the Saskatchewan Nat...

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