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Repairing a relationship – Prince George Citizen

Group to reject federal cuts

MARCH 10, 2014

Saskatchewan First Nations have formed an alliance to fight federal funding cuts to their education, health and job training programs.

Some members of the Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Alliance met in Saskatoon last week after a third Saskatchewan First Nation rejected what leaders say is an unacceptable cut to their social programs.

“I can see this picking up steam. I’m sure others are going to refuse to sign (the federal funding agreement),” said Thunderchild First Nation Chief Delbert Wapass.

“We work hard to keep our kids in school, to get jobs for our people. We want to help this province succeed, but what the government is doing – it’s a very sad situation.”

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