Definition of “barter” or “trade”
Under the guidelines, “barter” and “trade” mean the same thing: an exchange of a good or service for caribou meat. For example, harvesters could trade fish for caribou meat or caribou meat in exchange for fixing a skidoo.
Sale of Meat
“Sale” is defined as the exchange of money for caribou meat. Under the guidelines, the money received for Porcupine Caribou meat must not exceed reasonable expenses incurred. This means no one should profit from the sale of Porcupine Caribou. For greater certainty, expenses are not to be considered the value of the caribou. The guidelines stipulate:
Hunters who plan to sell caribou to other Native Users for reasonable expenses must be pre-authorized by the local First Nation government, RRC or HTC.
Hunters who are paid to hunt as individuals should be paid “reasonable expenses” for the trip and not according to the number of caribou taken. These reasonable expenses should include gas/oil, ammunition, and some costs for wear and tear on the vehicle/equipment with a limit of $200 or as determined by the local First Nation, RRC or HTC.
Other expenses that may be considered (if necessary) are basic food provisions and safety equipment