Indigenous hunters in Manitoba say treaty rights violated by Saskatchewan
Indigenous hunters in Manitoba 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.
Charlie Boucher said no charges have been laid, but his people are being denied their inherent right to feed their families. Indigenous people were hunting on the land long before Canada or its provinces existed, he said.