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FSIN says 2023-24 Sask. budget doesn’t do enough for First Nations – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202339 Views

Mar 28, 2023

More than 1/3 of $249.1 million in First Nation funding comes from gaming payments

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), which represents Saskatchewan’s First Nations, says it is disappointed with the province’s 2023-24 provincial budget.

Approximately $249.1 million is budgeted for First Nation and Métis people and organizations in the upcoming fiscal year. The province says this is the most ever in a Saskatchewan budget.

FSIN vice-chief Heather Bear says First Nations deserve more funding because Saskatchewan’s economy is largely driven by natural resources taken from ancestral and treaty territory.

“It simply just isn’t enough,” Bear said.

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