Lieutenant Governor Tom Molloy sat down with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Thursday morning at Government House.
This is the first time Molloy has met with Bellegarde since Molloy was bestowed the honor of Lieutenant Governor, though the two have worked together before.
Bellegarde says First Nations people`s relationship with the crown needs to continue to be strong.
“I think it’s very important as First Nations people to maintain a relationship with the crown, and as treaty people, we’re all treaty people, we always talk about peaceful coexistence, and mutual respect, and sharing and mutually benefiting from sharing the land and resource wealth of not only Saskatchewan and all of Canada.”
Molloy says while the two have been able to work on projects together before, he hopes Thursday’s meeting strengthens that relationship.
“The purpose of the meeting is to continue the relationship,” Molloy says. “I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Perry for many years, and we have been involved in some common projects so this is just a continuation and strengthening of our relationship.”
On Wednesday, Molloy said reconciliation is a major topic he will be working on in his role as Lieutenant Governor.
The two also exchanged gifts in honor of the meeting.