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HUNTING, FISHING AND LOGGING RIGHTS - Purpose - For food - Aboriginal lands and waters - Offences and penalties - Constitutional issues - Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights

Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 7:51 AM  

Trial of the defendant, DeSautel, for non-resident big game hunting and hunting without a licence contrary to the Wildlife Act. The defendant was an American citizen, a Washington state resident, and a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT). The defendant crossed the border into Castlegar, British Columbia and shot a cow-elk for the purpose of obtaining ceremonial meat. The defendant reported the hunt to British Columbia conservation officers and was issued an appearance notice and charged. The defendant submitted he was...