Politics – Headway made on First Nations relations – Yorkton This Week
February 6, 2020
The perception by others in this country that Saskatchewan is a racist province has become tiring.
Yes, we have our problems. One could argue they likely aren’t that much different than the problems anywhere in this country — especially, in provinces with larger urban centres where close quarters in the inner cities tends to be breed tensions of all sorts.
But, for the moment, let us acknowledge that Saskatchewan people — both urban and rural — have seen their race relations problems. Whether urban or rural, it’s actually one thing all people of this province truly share.
The problem, however, is our race relation problem with First Nations can be a bit of an easy target.
We are a province with a relatively small population and a living history with our indigenous population. Unlike some Eastern provinces where the indigenous population is dwarfed or even driven out centuries ago, Saskatchewan’s relationship with First Nations has been closer and enduring.
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