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Tsilhqot’in move to ban non-native moose hunting

mooseby Monica Lamb-Yorski, Williams Lake Tribune, July 12, 2018

The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be attempting to ban Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) licenses for moose hunting in its territory this fall.

TNG tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse said during an emergency meeting held Tuesday at Tl’esqox (Riske Creek), he received full endorsement from leadership to pursue a legal challenge against the LEH allocations for 2018. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. First Nation declares local ban on moose hunt

moose‘We are alarmed that the province has failed to take action,” says ?Esdilagh First Nation

CBC News, October 16, 2017

The small First Nation community of ?Esdilagh in Quesnel, B.C., has declared a ban on harvesting moose within its traditional territory, in a move, it says, addresses gaps in the provincial government’s response. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP roll into Pine Creek First Nation with multiple cars, K9 unit in moose harvest case


Graphic: APTN National News

by Mark Blackburn, APTN National News, January 8, 2016

On December 15, 2015, multiple RCMP cars rolled up to the home of chief Charlie Boucher of the Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba armed with warrants and the K-9 unit.

The police were after Boucher and his cousin, George Lamirande.

Ten days earlier, on Dec. 5, the two were hunting in Saskatchewan. They shot a moose and brought it back home to their First Nation in Manitoba. Read the rest of this entry

Saskatchewan conservation officers confiscate moose meat harvested by First Nation hunters

APTN National News, January 6, 2016
Indigenous hunters say they are being harassed and bullied by Saskatchewan authorities who don’t understand their treaty right to provide food for their families.
The chief of Pine Creek First Nation said Wednesday that conservation officers raided two homes last month and confiscated moose meat harvested from Pine Creek’s traditional territory, which crosses the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary. Read the rest of this entry