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Sask. NDP, FSIN decry government’s rejection of Duty to Consult Bill – northeastNOW

Apr 21, 2023

Members of the Opposition and First Nations leaders are not happy a bill to make consulting Indigenous people’s law was rejected.

In a release, the Sask. NDP said they introduced Bill 610 back in November, which would have codified the government’s Duty to Consult obligations into law, meaning Indigenous communities potentially impacted by the sale or use of Crown Land would, by law, have a say in how consultation occurs and with whom it would occur with enforceable mechanisms.

The government voted against the bill at the second reading.

“We’ve known for ages that this government has no interest in true Reconciliation. With this vote, they are saying the quiet part out loud,” said Betty Nippi-Albright, Official Opposition Critic for First Nations and Métis Relations. “This is a massive blow to Reconciliation and a slap in the face to Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan.

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