The FSIN is looking to be compensated.
The organization has requested an official apology and financial compensation for the provincial governments’ role in taking First Nations children and placing them in foster homes and adoption centres, better known as the 60’s Scoop.
It’s been reported the FSIN is looking for compensation similar to the $800 million pledged by the federal government in October.
Premier Brad Wall says if that’s the case, it’ll be tough to meet that demand.
“We’ve been working for a very long time to accommodate a more formal apology at the location, time and choosing of the Métis and the FSIN.
“That’s not where we started, and the short answer is going to be no.”
However, NDP MLA Nicole Sarauer says the province should honour the FSINs’ demand, saying “an apology without action is an apology without any meaning.”