“Saskatchewan First Act” Passes Final Reading

The Saskatchewan First Act is now on its way to the Lieutenant Governor for royal ascent.

The act is meant to assert provincial jurisdiction over various aspects of the economy, environment and law, that is usually under the juristiction of the federal government.

First Nations groups like the FSIN and the Metis Nation Saskatchewan are opposed.

They say the act was conceived, written and passed with no consultation or input from the first nations and Metis people.

FSIN leadership says the Saskatchewan First Act demonstrates complete disregard for First Nations’ Inherent and Treaty rights. The Act goes against First Nations Constitutional rights to the lands, resources and waters in the province of Saskatchewan and does not include consideration of Section 35 Rights.


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