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First Nations, hunters in Quebec continue to disagree over moose hunting – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202023 Views

November 23, 2020

MONTREAL — The Algonquins of Barriere Lake and Kitigan Zibi say there’s a decline in the moose population that’s putting their communities at risk — so they set up check points in La Verendrye park during moose hunting season.

“You’re asking us to put on the table our livelihood, our way of life, our sustainability to our people vs. a privilege which is sports hunting,” said Charles Ratt, an Algonquins of Barriere Lake band council member.

The blockades were contentious and ignited tensions between hunters and Algonquins. They came down at the end of the hunting season in October, but now the pressure has moved to the negotiating table.

Read Mre: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/amid-dwindling-moose-population-first-nations-continue-to-defend-park-from-quebec-hunters-1.5200490

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