November 12, 2017
The members of IATSE Local 461 recognize treaty rights and the Constitutional right to hunting and fishing by First Nations peoples.
We condemn anti-hunting protest actions at Short Hills. While we recognize the complexity of the issues surrounding the annual deer harvest, every attempt to block, barricade, or disrupt the hunt is an act of racism against First Nations peoples and cannot be tolerated.
With respect for the sovereignty of First Nations peoples and in service of Reconciliation, IATSE Local 461 fully supports the Haudenosaunee deer harvest at Short Hills.