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RESOLUTION NO. 1996-08-13


WHEREAS the federal government's Bill C-68 firearms legislation has imposed restrictions on the purchase and use of firearms;

WHEREAS these requirements were imposed without adequate consultation on the requirements of northern First Nations traditions and lifestyles;

WHEREAS members of Mushkegowuk First Nations have the traditional knowledge and skill to administer the use of firearms for the benefit of their communities;

WHEREAS the Mushkegowuk First Nations have the right to self-government;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mushkegowuk Council First Nations exercise their rights of self-government to develop their own firearms policies or laws to manage firearms for the benefit of their communities and traditional pursuits.

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