Provincial Court Rules All First Nations People in Canada can Hunt in Sask. Without a License

As of a provincial court decision on Wednesday, all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a license.
Prior to that only indigenous people from Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 could hunt for food on Crown land in the province, while any First Nation member outside of these treaty areas needed a license.

The Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations calls it a landmark case. Bobby Cameron says the treaties which are their inheritable rights, are not bound by provincial borders.

The case is based on an October, 2018 incident, when two men from the Six Nations First Nation in Ontario were charged with unlawful hunting in Moose Mountain Provincial Park.

More from GX94 Radio