Arguments conclude in Sinixt hunting case appeal – My Kootenay Now

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201758 Views

A judge has reserved decision in the Crown’s appeal of the Sinixt hunting rights case.

They’re trying to overturn a decision that granted Canadian hunting rights to Sinixt members living in the US.

Local author Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, who has written about the First Nation, says it’s an important case.

A BC Supreme Court judge heard three days of arguments in Nelson last week.

Pearkes says the Crown argued that under the constitution, aboriginal rights can only be extended to people in Canada.

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