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Saskatchewan does have a constitution; it’s called Treaty – IRPP

January 26, 2023

The provincial government plan to auction Crown lands covered by treaties with Indigenous Peoples shows that it does not understand the Constitution.

Saskatchewan’s provincial government has much to learn about the political history of the lands to which it lays claim.

On Jan. 20, the Onion Lake Cree Nation called for Indigenous people to unite in opposition to a scheduled auction of Crown land leases and is encouraging the provincial government to honour nation-to-nation treaty relationships. In so doing, Onion Lake is acting on a matter to which First Nations groups have been calling attention for decades – the dispossession of our lands, minerals and natural resources in areas covered by treaties.

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