MWF has had great discussions with IPAM, our organizations agree that priority lies in the proper management of the resource. In a recent press release, IPAM President Ernie Blais agrees that the Manitoba Metis Federation’s (MMF) unilateral move to declare a Metis Moose hunt was done without proper consolations, and he calls on the Province of Manitoba to open a table for all to participate in this discussion. IPAM Natural Resource portfolio holder, Darrel Deslauries also indicated that, “Metis and Non-Status Indians have the Inherent section 35 rights to harvest in Manitoba and no one needs to pay $100 to the MMF to exercise their Indigenous rights on their traditional territory, but we will work with all Metis and Non-Indigenous to come to an understanding, especially with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation”.
MWF looks forward to working with IPAM on the newly announced Shared Management committee.
To read the full press release click here: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ALLIANCE OF MANITOBA
IPAM Website: https://ipamcanada.ca/