Sask. Opposition MLA, Indigenous leaders call for halt of Crown lands auction – CBC

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Sask. Opposition MLA, Indigenous leaders call for halt of Crown lands auction – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202312 Views

Jan 24, 2023

Onion Lake Cree Nation says Sask. government failed to fulfil duty to consult for auction on Jan. 31

Indigenous leaders and the Opposition NDP critic for First Nation and Métis relations assembled at the Saskatchewan Legislature Monday, once again calling on the provincial government to halt an upcoming auction for Crown lands.

Betty Nippi-Albright, NDP MLA for Saskatoon Centre, and First Nations chiefs accused the Saskatchewan Party government of failing to fulfil its duty to consult — and warned there could be legal action as a result.

“The government of Saskatchewan is knowingly eroding our treaty rights and we’re tired of it,” said Nippi-Albright during a news conference.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-crown-land-auction-indigenous-1.6723760

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