Source: Alaska Highway News
First Nations in the northeast have added their voice to the ongoing debate over hunting restrictions imposed by the province.
In a joint statement, the Doig River, Halfway River, Prophet River, and West Moberly say the move “undermines the new path forward that we were promised.”
The group also challenges the idealogy that changes were made in partnership with First Nations.
“The regulations create disproportionate impacts among Treaty 8 Nations and for local residents.”
“Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nations,” the statement went on to say, “all have grave concerns about these regulations.”
“The recent amendments to the hunting regulations do not represent what we had hoped to achieve when we entered into these discussions with the Province,” said Doig River chief Trevor Makadahay.
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