Sask. NDP MLA calls for province to halt sale of Crown lands – CBC

Sask. NDP MLA calls for province to halt sale of Crown lands – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2021132 Views

Oct 22, 2021

Lands essential for First Nations, Métis hunters, trappers exercising treaty rights: Betty Nippi-Albright

An Opposition MLA says Saskatchewan’s provincial government should stop selling Crown land, which she says is essential for First Nations and Métis hunters, trappers and traditional land users exercising their treaty rights.

“What good are the rights to hunt, fish and gather if there’s no Crown land left to do it on?” Betty Nippi-Albright, the NDP MLA for Saskatoon Centre and the critic for First Nations and Métis relations, said at a Thursday news conference.

The province recently posted a total of more than 8,000 acres (nearly 3,400 hectares) of Crown land to be sold through an online auction site, the NDP said.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations has previously said that the sale of the Crown land has a negative impact on treaty rights, and threatened legal action in 2017 over the sale of lands.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-crown-land-1.6220441

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