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At Six Nations’ deer hunt, aboriginal rights become a target

Six Nations hunt hunter

Chester Gibson, of the Haudenosaunee Wildlife and Habitat Authority, and co-leader of the Six Nations of the Grand River hunt in Short Hills Provincial Park, speaks to visitors on Dec. 5. PHOTOS BY Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

by Dakshana Bascaramurty, Globe and Mail, Dec 11, 2017

For much of Chester Gibson’s adult life, deer hunting outside the boundaries of the Six Nations Reserve was carried out stealthily. He’d be in a car going 30 kilometres per hour and dive out of the passenger seat clutching his crossbow, roll in a ditch and then disappear into the woods. When Mr. Gibson, who is Mohawk, was ready to be picked up, he’d plant a stick at the side of the road to alert his driver. Then he’d lug the deer carcass into the back of the truck as quickly as possible, jump in and take off. If caught, he could be┬áprosecuted. Read the rest of this entry