On Tuesday morning, the campers protesting on the lawns of the Saskatchewan Legislature announced they’ve come to an agreement on a meeting date and place with the provincial government.
Camp spokeswoman Robyn Pitawanakwat said the two parties will be meeting at the Treaty Four Signing grounds in Fort Qu’Appelle on July 2nd.
“We had realized (this meeting location) it was available to us and it was Chief Edmund Bellegarde that did all the arrangements for that,” she said. “He has been incredibly accommodating and supportive.”
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Several government officials will be attending, including Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Gord Wyant, Minister of Government Relations Warren Kaeding, Minister of Social Services Paul Merriman and Provincial Justice Minister Don Morgan. It has yet to be confirmed, according to Pitawanakwat, whether or not Minister of Central Services Ken Cheveldayoff will be attending.
Pitawanakwat noted they intend to discuss several matters with them, matters central to what their protest is about.
“Child and family services issues, youth incarceration, investigations that seem to go cold or never seem to be investigated properly in the first case.”