A lynx was killed near the Yellowknife Solid Waste Facility, according to Mike Westwick, an Environment and Natural Resource spokesperson.
In 2019, the Cree Nation Government asked Montreal for the hood to be repatriated because of its cultural significance.
The N.W.T.’s Chief Public Officer of Health, Dr. Kami Kandola, and territorial medical director Dr. AnneMarie Pegg will provide this week’s COVID-19 update.
The area where the hunt happened is in the far eastern region of Cree territory, in an area where the Innu say they also traditionally hunted. It is territory that is covered by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, signed in 1975, to which the Innu were not signatories.