Alberta Lake Site Of Another Metis Fishing Protest

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 13:58



For the third time in less than a year, some Metis fishers from northern Saskatchewan is headed to Alberta — looking for the government there to lay charges so they can go to court in defence of their harvesting rights abroad.


The previous two trips have been futile, with the group leaving Garson Lake and Gregoire Lake without so much as a fine from conservation officers.


Buffalo Narrows Metis local president Philip Chartier says that the group is positive that nothing will happen with Metis harvesting rights in Alberta until the issue winds up in the courts — and he believes the Alberta government knows it can’t win in court.


The group set out for Gregoire Lake this morning.