APTN National News
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal involving Metis hunting and fishing rights in Alberta.
The Metis Nation of Alberta had filed arguments on behalf of hunter Garry Hirsekorn challenging a lower court ruling restricting Metis hunting rights to Metis settlements in the northern part of the province.
The arguments focused on a Supreme Court ruling 10 years ago that granted Ontario Metis hunting rights.
Hirsekorn was convicted in 2010 of hunting out of season after he shot a mule deer near the cypress hills in southeastern Alberta.