Cree Nation bans Indigenous harvest of George River caribou – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2018100 Views

It also says ‘unauthorized’ harvesting of healthier Leaf River herd must end

Dec 06, 2018

The Cree Nation Government has voted in favour of a ban on Cree hunters harvesting caribou from the George River herd, whose numbers have seen a decline of 99 per cent since 2001.

A resolution to limit the Cree hunt of the herd, which is down to just 5,500 caribou, passed unanimously last week at a regular council board meeting of the Grand Council of the Crees/Cree Nation Government in Matagami, Que., including community chiefs.

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