October 16, 2021

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The Supreme Court of Canada states that Native American Richard Desautel has the right to hunt in Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada states that Native American Richard Desautel has the right to hunt in Canada

Desautel argued that it was exercising its right under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, which recognizes and affirms the rights granted to the “aboriginal peoples of Canada”. He said he had the right to hunt for ceremonial purposes in the traditional territory of his ancestors, the Sinixt.

“We have an intentional interpretation of s. 35 (1), the term “aboriginal peoples of Canada” refers to the modern successors of the aboriginal societies that occupied Canadian territory at the time of European contact, and this may include aboriginal groups that are now located outside Canada, “said the court.