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On October 22, 1993, Steve and Roddy Powley killed a bull moose just outside Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. They tagged their catch with a Métis card and a note that read “harvesting my meat for winter”. The Powleys were charged with hunting moose without a license and unlawful possession of moose. In 1998, the trial judge ruled that the Powleys have a Métis right to hunt that is protected by s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Some of the important court cases in reference to assertion of Aboriginal Treaty Rights

Treaties timeline from 1725

Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Learn more about Bill S3 and find out how to apply for Indian status as a Bill S-3

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