Manitoba Metis Federation launches court fight over hunting rights

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By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) has filed a lawsuit that they say will fight for the rights of Métis hunters and harvesters to hunt moose in parts of western Manitoba.
On Thursday it was announced that MMF has filed a Statement of Claim in Manitoba’s Court of Queen’s Bench that asks that Manitoba Métis citizens be permitted to hunt moose in the Duck and Porcupine Mountain areas of western Manitoba.
According to MMF they are asking for a declaration that the Manitoba Métis have “collective rights in the Duck and Porcupine Mountains to hunt for food and for domestic use, including social and...continued.

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