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Cree Nation bans Indigenous harvest of George River caribou – CBC

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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