Night Hunting, Nunavummiut Jobs and Standing Rock – InFocus

The missing perspectives in the disagreements over rights and benefits of Indigenous Peoples

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

In this edition we put three contentious issues InFocus.

Night hunting for moose and deer with a spot light on Crown land in the backwoods and fields of Manitoba by Indigenous people is being targeted by the province’s premier, Brian Pallister.  His comments in recent weeks have polarized the debate between Indigenous hunters who have a legal right to hunt at night and others who agree with Pallister who says it has created a “race war.”  We hear arguments on both sides of the debate.

We also put an ongoing complaint InFocus about how Inuit feel they are not fully enjoying the benefits of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, specifically Article 23.  Its objective is to increase Inuit participation in government employment in the Nunavut Settlement Area to a representative level.  Article 23 was also the subject of a recent report by APTN Investigates.  Our guests share how the lack of employment or underemployment is affecting Inuit in Nunavut.

We begin with the most recent updates on the Stand for Standing Rock against the North Dakota Access Pipeline and how this fight is still evolving.

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