Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak demands Manitoba gov’t give “top priority” to First Nations moose hunters
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak demands Manitoba gov’t give “top priority” to First Nations moose hunters

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The fall moose hunting season in northern Manitoba kicked off with controversy this week, as Indigenous leaders continue to demand “top priority” for First Nations hunters to hunt moose for food, but say their demands have so far fallen on deaf ears from the provincial government. According to Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) an organization that represents more than two dozen northern Manitoba First Nations communities, the season for licensed moose hunting in much of the MKO region opened on Monday. Over the weekend, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee said in a media release that he is now issuing his third demand in the last nine months to Premier Heather Stefanson and to other responsible ministers that the province “recognize the constitutionally-protected right

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