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B.C. court rules American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada

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Sinixt hunter Richard Desautel outside the Nelson courthouse in March, 2017. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Canadian Press, Dec 29, 2017

Judge rules man’s tribe lived on both sides of the border

An American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada has been upheld by a judge because his ancestors traditionally hunted in this country.

Richard Desautel was charged with violations under British Columbia’s Wildlife Act after he shot and killed a cow elk near Castlegar, B.C. in 2010. Read the rest of this entry