Aboriginal Harvesting Rights

If You've Been Charged with a Harvesting Offence

This fact sheet is for Aboriginal people who have been charged with a harvesting offence such as hunting or fishing illegally. The fact sheet:

  • explains what Aboriginal harvesting rights are;
  • what you can do if you've been charged with a harvesting offence;
  • has information on how to get legal help, including how to apply for legal aid; and
  • has information on what other legal options may be available to you (restorative justice, First Nations Court).

See also: A Guide to Aboriginal Harvesting Rights. This booklet provides detailed, easy-to-understand information on Aboriginal harvesting rights, including what to expect at a harvesting rights trial.

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