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All critical minerals and rare earth elements belong to First Nations: FSIN – battlefordsNOW

Mar 27, 2023

A statement by the FSIN says that all rare earth elements and critical minerals in the province belong to First Nations.

The statement is a response to what the organization says is a failure by the province to consult with First Nations about an increase in the mineral exploration tax credit, which went from 10 per cent to 30 per cent.

“Our Inherent and Treaty rights guaranteed a century ago, and enshrined in international law, provide us with rights to these minerals,” said FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.

Saskatchewan has 23 of the 31 critical minerals on the Canadian Critical Minerals List, says the province. The 2023 Budget claims to build on Saskatchewan’s position as a global leader in the exploration and mining of critical minerals.

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