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FSIN pushes meeting with premiers to discuss seized moose meat

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Bobby Cameron is calling for a meeting with premiers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan over the right to hunt moose. Cameron said there is a need to discuss treaty territories and rights. On Dec. 15, Saskatchewan officers seized moose meat from two homes on Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba. The moose was hunted on Pine Creek’s traditional territory, which crosses the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. Pine Creek First Nation is covered by Treaty 4, which gives Indigenous people the right to hunt, trap and fish in their traditional territory. Treaty 4 territory covers parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta, within which 35 First Nations are situated. The treaty also states that the right is subject to regulations made by the government. Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has also made a request for a meeting with premiers Brad Wall and Greg Selinger.