Defending Moose on Unceded Lands
In this Arthur exclusive, Cheyenne Wood interviews an Indigenous Trent Student who was involved in organizing a moratorium on unceded Algonquin lands near La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve in Northern Quebec. Local Anishinaabeg community members have been calling for a five year moratorium on non-Indigenous moose hunting to to allow for repopulation. Recent years have seen a steep decline in moose, and a lack of response from the Quebec government. Cheyenne Wood uses this example to explore other examples of contemporary colonial violence in Canada, and the difficulties involved in defending unceded territory.