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Despite increased federal funding, it will take a long time before drastic improvement seen in Sask. First Nations: Cameron – StarPhoenix

First Nations across the country received millions of dollars in new money in the federal budget released Wednesday. Bobby Cameron, Chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, talked to reporters Thursday about what that budget — and the tight provincial budget also released on Wednesday — mean for Saskatchewan First Nations. $3.4 billion more […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 20173 Views

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FSIN: Federal Budget could Have A Positive Impact if Funding Doesn’t Get Held Up in the Bureaucracy

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive are optimistic about the the 2017 federal budget’s investments in First Nations education, health, justice and infrastructure. These investments could help to narrow the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada if the funding flows efficiently and effectively out to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20176 Views

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Premier Brad Wall says he’s happy with long term view in tough budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he knows that some people won’t be happy with the new provincial budget. The budget tabled Wednesday raises the provincial sales tax to six per cent, increases taxes for tobacco and alcohol, cuts funding for several programs and will see the shut down […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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Budget Stays the Course on First Nations and Métis Program Funding

March 22, 2017 The 2017-18 Provincial Budget maintains the Saskatchewan government’s major investments in programs and partnership initiatives that help create opportunities for First Nations and Métis people. The Budget provides $210 million in program funding targeted primarily for First Nations and Métis organizations and individuals.  That’s a decrease of 0.9 per cent from the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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Funding cuts, tax increases in Saskatchewan budget shock and disappoint people – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  REGINA _ University of Regina president Vianne Timmons says post-secondary institutions expected a budget cut, but the amount is a shock and will be felt deeply across campus. The Saskatchewan government said in the new provincial budget on Wednesday that funding for post-secondary schools is being cut by five per […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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2017-18 Budget: Meeting the Challenge

March 22, 2017 The province’s 2017-18 Budget released today controls spending, modernizes and expands the tax base, and invests in priority government programs, services and infrastructure projects for the benefit of all Saskatchewan people.  It also outlines a plan to return to balanced budgets in three years. “Our challenge is clear,” Finance Minister Kevin Doherty […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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Saskatchewan budget coming with tax increases; taxpayers group critical of move – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017  REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is about to unveil a deficit budget with tax increases. The province is facing about a $1.3 billion deficit and Premier Brad Wall has said some of the shortfall will be made up with tax increases. Wall said there will be a shift away from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20174 Views

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Rural municipalities open to paying more for policing: SARM – StarPhoenix

March 21, 2017 People living in rural Saskatchewan pay about 20 per cent as much for policing as people living in the province’s largest cities, but that could start to change as concerns about “out of control” crime in remote areas intensify. Saskatchewan’s 296 rural municipalities would likely be open to paying more for policing, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 20176 Views

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Wall posts video to tell Saskatchewan residents about tax ‘shift’ in budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 20, 2017  REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has posted a video message on Facebook in which he says there will be tax increases in the upcoming provincial budget. Wall says the government didn’t expect revenue from natural resources _ such as potash and oil and gas _ to fall more than […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201714 Views

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Should non-Indigenous Canadians learn Indigenous languages? – CBC Radio

March 19, 2017 “If I’m not Indigenous, is it ok for me to use Indigenous languages?” That’s the question The 180’s Kathryn Marlow asked herself, a few seconds after she thought “hey, it would be cool to learn some new words,” and “what if I, and all Canadians, worked some Indigenous words into our language?” […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20179 Views

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