YK Past Blast: Pioneering Elder from “Million Dollar Duck” court case

In the late 1960s, Michel shot a duck out of season and was taken to court. The result of this case was that he was fined $1, while the government had to pay a bill of over $1 million in court costs. He began the long battle for aboriginal hunting rights that continues today. He died in 2002 at the age of 102.


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