22. The right to harvest shall not be exercised in lands situated within non-Native settlements.
The annexation of land by a municipality or by a public body does not in itself exclude such areas from the areas where the Native people may exercise that right, as long as such land remains vacant.
The right to harvest shall not be exercised where wildlife sanctuaries exist or are created but this restriction applies only to the species for the protection of which such sanctuaries exist or are created and for such period of time or season as such protection is required and in such parts of the sanctuary as are directly involved.
“Wildlife sanctuary” means an area of land with a particular kind of ecological environment set aside by law or by regulation for the temporary or permanent protection of certain species of animals.
In areas specified, in a lease or licence existing on 11 November 1975 and still in force on 14 February 1979, as being reserved for the exclusive use of an outfitter and in areas which, on the same dates and subject to the same conditions, were the object of a fish and game lease, the right to harvest, except for the right to trap, shall not be exercised during the operating season of such outfitter, lessee or licence holder except if such outfitter, lessee or licence holder agrees otherwise with the interested Inuit landholding corporation, the interested Cree village or the interested Naskapi Landholding Corporation.
1978, c. 92, s. 22; 1979, c. 25, s. 63; 1996, c. 2, s. 654.