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Sask. premier’s white paper ignores Indigenous resource rights, say First Nations leader, academic – CBC

Premier Scott Moe released paper this week claiming resource jurisdiction but made no mention of First Nations

Oct 14, 2022

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe’s omission of First Nations’ rights in a white paper and accompanying speech about resource jurisdiction this week was legally and morally wrong, critics say.

“We just celebrated, on Sept. 30, Every Child Matters, Orange Shirt Day. [But] what’s reconciliation when they keep excluding First Nations people?” Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron said in an interview.

Earlier this week, Moe released a paper entitled Drawing the Line: Defending Saskatchewan’s Economic Autonomy during an event for a North Battleford business crowd, saying it was “a reassertion of our autonomy, constitutional rights and the powers over natural resources granted to us under the Constitution is in order.”

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