This is great news, and an important decision, imo. I’m trying to find the decision document and will come back to share a link if I do.
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.
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