With the recent Yahey (Blueberry River First Nation) court decision on the cumulative impacts of resource development on Treaty rights, the Province is working with First Nations to determine how best to move forward. One response from the Province was to propose changes to moose and caribou hunting regulations in the Northeast.
Council is wholly supportive of ensuring that Treaty rights are upheld and that there are healthy moose and caribou populations as part of this. However, Council felt that the decision making process did not follow the principles of the Together for Wildlife Strategy. In a letter to Ministers Osborne and Conroy, Council provided advice for future such processes, and an offer to support the establishment of regional wildlife advisory committees.