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FSIN asking province to stop Crown Land sales – 620

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2020235 Views

Dec 7, 2020

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) are claiming that the sales of Crown Lands in the province violate their Treaty Rights.

They say the sales inhibit their ability to hunt, fish, trap, and gather, adding the government has proceeded with public sales of Crown Land without consulting First Nations.

FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear says the province is ignoring their obligations under the 1992 Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Agreement.

“There’s not proper consultation or engagement to ensure that First Nations have the opportunity to buy that land back that was essentially stolen,” said Bear. “There could’ve been a better path had the province listened to, and respected, not only First Nations but their own constitution.”

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