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FSIN vice chief vows to ‘go to war’ to reverse trespassing changes – The Star Phoenix
by ahnationtalk onMay 9, 2019233 Views
A vice chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) foresees a lawsuit after the provincial government passed long-heralded changes to trespassing law.
“We’ll go to war and we’ll win,” said Fourth Vice Chief Heather Bear. “Mark my words.”
She opposes amendments to the Trespass to Property Act, which passed third reading in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
Up to now, it was only an offence to trespass on land that the owner had marked with notices. The changes reverse the onus, meaning that anyone wishing to access cultivated or pasture land would have to ask permission, whether the land is posted or not.