At the beginning of the week, I went to the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve, where Aboriginal communities have set up checkpoints in preparation for a five-year moratorium on non-aboriginal moose hunting.

Despite the fact that data from the Ministry of Wildlife shows a significant decrease in the moose population on the reserve, the provincial government continues to issue sport hunting permits on Aboriginal lands without the consent of the communities.

In this video, I speak with the Band Councillor of Mitchikanibikok (Barriere Lake) and Shannon Chief, a community member.

The Green Party of Quebec fully supports the Anishinabe communities in their struggle to protect the moose population, their traditional way of life and their sovereignty.

In solidarity,
Alex Tyrrell
Leader of the Green Party of Quebec

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