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May 24, 2024

In Saskatchewan, We Are All Treaty People

NationTalk: he Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 20 to 26 as Treaties Recognition Week. “When you are at a concert or an event or have your radio on and you hear a land acknowledgement, you are hearing that Saskatchewan is Treaty land,” First Nations, Métis, and Northern Affairs Minister Don McMorris said. “Building awareness...

December 11, 2023

Human Rights Day: Saskatchewan Named Co-Chair of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Human Rights Conference

2025 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting Will Take Place in Saskatchewan NationTalk: Saskatchewan will co-chair the Continuing Committee of Officials on Human Rights (CCOHR) and Senior Officials Committee Responsible for Human Rights (SOCHR) conference in 2025. “I was honoured that Saskatchewan was selected by a majority of fellow provincial-territorial colleagues to co-chair this important conference with the federal...

December 7, 2023

Revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework Effective January 1, 2024

NationTalk: Starting January 1, 2024, the Government of Saskatchewan’s revised First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF) will come into effect. “The changes made to the CPF were built on the key themes we heard during our engagement process in the fall and winter of 2022,”Government Relations Minister and Minister Responsible for First Nations,...

November 20, 2023

Second meeting between leaders of national Indigenous organizations and federal, provincial and territorial ministers of Indigenous Affairs concludes in Ottawa

First Peoples Law Report: OTTAWA, UNCEDED ALGONQUIN TERRITORY, ON – On November 15th and 16th, 2023, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Arlene Dunn, Minister of Indigenous Affairs for New Brunswick, together, in Ottawa, convened the second meeting between leaders of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Métis...

July 11, 2023

Premiers meeting in Winnipeg starts with discussion with Indigenous leaders

Heather Stefanson, Chair, Council of the Federation, and Premier of Manitoba talks with David Chartrand, Manitoba Metis Federation president, at the Canadian premiers and National Indigenous Organizations meeting in Winnipeg, Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods NationTalk: Canada’s premiers kicked off their annual three-day conference Monday by meeting with Indigenous leaders on issues...

June 19, 2023

Saskatchewan Participates in Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting on Human Rights

NationTalk: This week, Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre is joining with the provincial and territorial ministers of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon, and federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, at the meeting of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Human Rights in Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by...

May 17, 2023

Northern Development Ministers’ Forum Focuses on Economic Reconciliation through Action

NationTalk: CHURCHILL, MAN.—Ministers representing Canada’s northern jurisdictions gathered this week in Churchill, Man. for the 2023 Northern Development Ministers’ Forum (NDMF). Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt hosted this year’s forum, which focused on learning from successful examples of economic reconciliation through action across the country. “Manitoba was honoured to welcome our...

April 19, 2023

$92.4 Million for First Nation and Métis Communities through Gaming Payments

NationTalk: The 2023-24 provincial budget sees a continued investment in First Nation and Métis communities across Saskatchewan. This budget sets out targeted investments to support First Nation and Métis services and initiatives, including a record-setting $92.4 million in gaming payments, thanks to the estimated casino profits, as well as the estimated new online gaming profits,...

April 11, 2023

Taking the lead on new nation-building projects

NationTalk: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed an agreement to collaborate on joint economic corridor projects to boost trade and economic growth. The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will foster the development of new economic corridors across the three provinces. This groundbreaking partnership aims to bolster...

September 1, 2022

The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking feedback on the First Nation and Métis Consultation Policy Framework (CPF)

The CPF was released in 2010 and presents the Government of Saskatchewan’s policy on consultation with First Nation and Métis communities. It includes the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Saskatchewan, First Nation and Métis communities, proponents and other levels of government when there is a Duty to Consult. “The overarching goal of our...

July 12, 2022

Saskatchewan Provides Nearly $62 Million in Gaming Payments to Support Indigenous Initiatives

NationTalk: Gaming payments are back on track in this year’s budget with a $61.5 million investment to support Indigenous-led social and economic initiatives in Saskatchewan. Casino closures due to COVID-19 had previously impacted the payments and resulted in $80 million in emergency pandemic support over two years for First Nations and Métis organizations, in addition to...

April 20, 2022

Appointment of Senior Indigenous Advisor

Advanced Education, Education and Social Services have established a senior out-of-scope Indigenous Advisor role to lead internal and external engagement and to provide Ministry advice on strategies, policies, programs and partnerships that will lead to improving Indigenous outcomes. Other initiatives:...

January 7, 2019

Official Apology

APTN News – The Government of Saskatchewan officially apologizes to the survivors of the Sixties Scoop when approximately 20,000 First Nations children were seized from their homes and re-located to non-Indigenous homes. The practice stripped children of their language, culture and family ties....

December 15, 2015

Response to TRC Report

Some of the Government of Saskatchewan’s strategies that are already well underway include: Child Welfare Transformation Strategy Work differently with First Nations and Métis people Increase prevention and support for families; and Renew the child welfare system for launch in 2017 Saskatchewan Disability Strategy Ensure First Nation, Métis and Inuit people experiencing disability are well-supported...

June 5, 2015

Joint Task Force on Improving Education

We will create a multi-ministry team to carefully examine this report and the full report once released. We will look to build on successes, such as teaching Treaty and First Nations and Métis histories in the classroom and the Joint Task Force on improving education and employment outcomes for First Nations and Métis...

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