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Treaty First Nations stand in line to buy land – StarPhoenix

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2017510 Views

March 3, 2017

Thirty-three Saskatchewan First Nations still looking to buy more than 1.2 million acres of Treaty Entitlement Land (TLE) could easily buy up all of the 11,000 acres now for sale by the provincial government and still be looking for much more.

Dutch Lerat, vice chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), says the organization learned about the online auction of vacant Crown land through social media, however.

“It’s a little discouraging. I thought we had a process where we would discuss these issues coming up, both sides, including potential land sales,” Lerat said Thursday.

The executive director of the Agriculture Ministry’s Land Branch, Wally Hoehn, said a manager who met with the FSIN lands and resources commission three weeks ago didn’t mention it because it didn’t occur to her.

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